Sunday, 19 October 2014

Skinny Tan Gradual Tanner

I love to have a tan, I personally think I look better with one and even in the Winter I like to keep it up. I usually use a tanning mousse but sometimes after a hectic day  I just want to crash out and sit still for a bit. The last thing I need is an all over scrub when rub down with a tanning mitt followed by yells of "don't touch me I've got fresh tan on!" 

When I just don't have the time/can't be bothered a gradual tan is the perfect answer. Just using it instead of my usual moisturiser gives me a lovely glow to keep me going till my next big tanning session. It's great for this time of year too as gradual tans generally offer a more subtle glow. I was sent out the Skinny Tan Gradual Tanner to try.


Skinny Tan is a lesser known brand from Australia and they feature cellulite reducing ingredients in their products.They contain guarana which is a derivative of caffeine and has properties which improves the appearance of the skin and visibly tones. 

The thing I noticed first was how moisturising it felt, it's really thick and creamy. It's thicker than any tan or moisturiser I've used, which was a bit daunting at first, I thought it would be tough to rub in but it sinks into the skin nicely.


As it's so thick you only need to use a little bit at a time, a little really does go a long way. It soaks in pretty instantly and has a soft coconut scent.

Always remember to wash your hands after applying as it will start to gradually tan the palms too and nobody wants that. Using one of their incredibly soft tanning mitts is a great option too if you want to be very careful.

After 6 hours or so I had a natural subtle glow that I built up over a few days by applying it straight after my shower in the morning. It would be enough with just one application but I personally prefer a deeper tan.

 My skin was incredibly soft too, I would actually use this even if it wasn't a tanner, it made my skin feel so nourished and it's such a pleasure to rub it in and feel like it's giving my skin so much goodness. 



  1. Wow that sounds really good. I normally don't use tanning products. But sometimes I use a gradual tanner, I prefer them because I'm very pale and I feel I have better control with them. To me they are more fool proof hehe. But I do find that a lot of gradual tanners Arent really all that hydrating. So this sounds like something I would go for. Great review.

    1. they definitely are much easier to manage, this one is so hydrating so I really recommend it

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  3. oohh nice! i love fake taners so its nice to hear f one I've never heard of before!

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    1. I always like to try out different brands that I haven't heard of and I'm really glad I found this one!

  4. Thanks for sharing! Now that winter is approaching I need a little color to my paling skin :)

  5. This sounds really good! I'm all for tans that require little effort. Have you tried the gradual one by LDN Skins? Its amazing. May try this one next though, does it smell biscuity?

    Molly x
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    1. it smells really nice. It has a bit of a coconut scent to it. I need to have a look at LDN Skins!