Hey guys! Spring has sprung here in Australia and I’m back to posting on the blog. The temperatures are up, the sun is shining, the birds are singing (from 6AM onwards) and I’m getting more excited for summer by the minute. The only trouble in paradise is that I’m spending a lot of time indoors, going to lectures, working and studying and so my tan is definitely worthy of improvement. Luckily, I found the Aussie brand SunEscape AND I am obsessed. Their products give your skin a beautiful bronzed glow in a matter of minutes and they make you smell like a tropical piña colada. It’s honestly amazing.
On my quest to changing my skin tone I’ve tried my fair share of self-tanning products and no matter how prestigious or expensive the brand, I never found one that I love. SunEscape, however, gives great results and holds serious addiction potential. All their products are free from alcohol, parabens and petrochemicals and they are vegan & cruelty-free, which means the company does not test on animals (yay!). I’ve tried their illuminating body tint, the instant self-tan mousse as well as an exfoliating body polish. Here’s what I thought of them:
1. INSTANT SELF-TAN MOUSSE
The instant self-tan mousse is the newest SunEscape addition and is remarkable in that it is a proper self-tanner that dries within minutes and does not rub off on the clothing. I have no idea how they do it, but it works! You just put it on, let it dry for a few minutes and then, once dressed, it develops into the final tan in around three hours. The mousse comes in two shades: Week in Fiji (light-medium) and Month in Maui (medium-dark). Something that I found extremely surprising is that this self-tan mousse does not cause the typical “self-tanning smell”. It comes from the DHA in self-tanners and depending on the product it can also transfer to clothes and bed sheets. Personally, I don’t mind it too much but I can see why some people hate it. At any rate, SunEscape does not have this smell at all! They use certified natural DHA and a hint of coconut scent in their products, which is really nice.
2. Illuminating Body Tint
Definitely my favorite SunEscape product! This body tint could literally not be any better: It causes no streaking, patchiness or dry skin, and just gives you an even, bronzy glow. I’m still surprised by how fast the product is absorbed into the skin: It doesn’t feel sticky at all and after around ten minutes you can get dressed as usual.
The result of this product is a natural-looking, sun-kissed skin glow that lasts for up a to a week. Please note: It is not a strong self-tanner, but a body tint. That means you won’t look like you’ve just spent 3 weeks of laying on the beach in the Caribbean. Think more of a weekend trip to Italy. I think it’s perfect if you want to look extra glowing and shimmery for a special occasion. ♡
3. EXFOLIATING BODY POLISH
The exfoliating body polish helps prepare your skin and makes sure the tan comes out even and flawless. It scrubs away dead skin cells, dirt and excessive oil. As any other body scrub, it leaves your skin soft and smooth. It contains lots of good oils and has a lovely tropical coconut scent.