Turns out it was relatively easy and painless. Ok totally painless. Although my experience wasn't completely without flaws, it was easily the "best" self-tanning one I have had.
TanOrganic is the world’s first Eco-certified organic self-tanning brand, made with natural ingredients. Unlike most other fake tans, our tan contains no parabens, synthetic or drying agents that are harsh on your skin and leave it flaky and streaky at best. TanOrganic has just won an Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible Award and will be the first self-tan that they have ever featured in this prestigious publication.
They also boast the "perfect fade".
What I say:
TanOrganic is really easy to apply with the spongey little mitt they give and the exfoliating mitt does a good and proper job in prepping the skin. The first time I used the tester, I applied a thin layer to the skin and wasn't blown away by the colour. There was a slight change but nothing major. The second time (about a month later), I was a little heavy handed and loved the colour but the application was shoddy. I think this is a problem with all self tanners. Even though I am no pro at applying self tan, this product is in no way streak free. You still need to be super careful with how you apply it and watch the problem areas like feet, hands and knees.
The super good thing? No smell. Well, none of the usual self-tan smells. One client even commented on my tan and when I mentioned it to her, she was surprised that she couldn't still smell it (I had used it the day before.)
The OilArganic multi use dry oil is lovely for moisturising the skin but unfortunately it did nothing to stop the patchy fade I had. As far as I am concerned, this is the only downer but it's something I've experienced with all self-tans so perhaps I'm just a shitty candidate.
Would I use it again:
You betcha. But I'd prefer to try out their TanOrganic Self-tanning oil, which is a bit more gradual and hopefully offers a more even and natural tan. Also, this oil cannot stain clothes or sheets which is something I had to deal with after the self-tanner. It washed out, thank goodness.
As a self-tan rookie, this brand didn't convert me but if I was going to use a self-tan this would be it. I love the fact that it's organic and the colour is really great. Seriously, one model even asked why I was still tanned from Thailand. I just need to work on the application, I guess ;)
If you are a regular self-tanner, I would recommend using this. It's gentle on the skin and gives a lovely colour.
[Disclaimer: I do not "sell" reviews on my blog and I don't copy and paste from press releases. If I'm interested in a product, I test it and give an honest review. I don't hold a review back if it's bad to help the company save face. My reviews are based on my opinions and experiences.]