Today I wanted to share my thoughts with you on a couple of products from the Skinny Tan range…

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I have always loved to fake tan, being the safer way too tan its become very popular over the years. There are always new products coming out on the market, but the new Skinny Tan 7 Day Tan is something that really caught my eye and I couldn’t wait to put to the test.

Here is some information …


The Aussie Tanning Sensation finally hits the UK!

Skinny Tan is the first self- tanner that combines a natural tanning active with naturally derived skin smoothing actives to visibly tan, contour and reduce the visible appearance of cellulite!


Now as you can see it has some pretty big claims, a tan that doesn’t just look good and smell good but also helps with that dreaded cellulite – as I’ve only used this product twice now I can’t comment on the cellulite claims, but after I have used it a few more times I will of course let you know how my legs/butt are looking. I can however tell you about the other aspects of the tan and my findings.

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Here is some information on the Skinny Tan Pre-Tan Primer…

Body dermabrasion smooths skin for perfect tanner application and reduces the appearance of blemishes.


Now I’ve used a lot of body exfoliators before in my time and have to say this is probably one of the best I have used. Its one of those products where you really don’t need a lot of it and it distributes really well.

Skinny Tan Pre-Tan Primer

Skinny Tan Pre-Tan Primer

More like a cream than a soap, it has small particles in it that are gentle enough to remove the dead skin and prep your skin read for fake tanning. It was gentle enough that I also used it on my face! What I was really impressed with where the Pre-Tan Primer was concerned was how my skin felt after. Many can make your skin feel dry, tight and even itchy where they have removed the oils from your skin so its ready for tanning, however with this one my skin actually felt moisturised. Which then in turn worried me as I felt the tan wouldn’t go on correctly, would be patchy or not work at all. I hold my hand up now and must state, that was not the case at all! This product really did make my tan go on so much better afterwards and my skin looked and felt great too.

The Skinny Tan Pre-Tan Primer is £14.99 direct from Skinny Tan.

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Here is some information about the Skinny Tan 7-Day Tanner…

Introducing the world’s first natural tanner that visibly contours your body and reduces the appearance of cellulite! Skinny Tan is a salon-quality self-tanner that bronzes your skin, then develops into a gorgeously deep golden brown tan that lasts for up to 7 days! Unlike other tanners, Skinny Tan uses only the highest quality naturally derived actives to create a natural tan that will never dry or irritate your skin. And then there’s the smell … no awful fishy smell that you get with other tanners … just a tropically fresh coconut island aroma. But best of all, this easy-to-apply, long lasting tanner also helps firm your skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite, so not only do you look naturally tanned -you look skinnier too!


Now when it comes to fake tanning or self tanning, whatever you want to call it as essentially its the same thing really, I do feel I’ve tried a lot. I’ve been self tanning now since I was 15 (So that’s *coughs* 23 years) and have tried a lot in my time. My other half and me both contribute to my fake tanning, he does my back and I do everywhere else. It means I then get an even application all over and don’t have any ‘unnecessary’ white bits I don’t want. We both agreed that the formula of the 7 Day Tanner was probably the easiest we had both applied, easier than anything we had ever used (From lotions, to mousses and gels).

Skinny Tan 7 Day Tan

Skinny Tan 7 Day Tan

Being tined like many self tanner the Skinny Tan 7 Day Tanner is great as you can see exactly where you have applied and where you still need to put some more. It states that you don’t need very much product to cover an area (A 10p sized amount really does do a whole arm) and the product blends in to nothing but an amazing looking tan. I could have easily warn this out (Although I would have looked like I just got back from Barbados) without anyone realising what I had on. I cannot express how well this product actually blends and just like the ‘blurb’ says, it does have a coconut/tropical fragrance which is really good. I didn’t notice that nasty ‘biscuit’ smell either once it was rinsed off. As with all tans though I’m sure you want to see the results.

Skinny Tan 7 Day Tan results - (L-R) Before, during application, after results

Skinny Tan 7 Day Tan results – (L-R) Before, during application, after results

I popped this on at 7pm all over my body including my face and washed it off the following morning. My skin was left with a gorgeous golden bronze tan. There was no nasty smell and my skin felt moisturised too. It looked good. My legs looked good, which really surprised me as often they can be a bit dry after tanning, but there was no dry patches and my tan throughout my whole body was even. No lines or tell tale marks so no one would know I’d fake tanned.

The Skinny Tan 7-Day Tanner says its a 7 day tan, I generally exfoliate twice a week (I have always done this) and even exfoliating 3 days after application still had my tan on day 7. In fact I left it a few more days to see if I got that ‘orange peel’ look you can get when a tan fades and there was none of that either. It literally faded with grace back to my own naturally colouring.

Over all, I could have not been more impressed with this tan. As I stated early on in my review, I cannot comment whether this will help with your cellulite, but can say as a fake tanning product goes it does really work well and lasts well too. It is definitely in my top 3 tanning products and that really does say a lot. I would repurchase without a doubt!

The Skinny Tan 7-Day Tanner costs £26.99 and is available from Skinny Tan.

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Can I also add that when I tried these products I was also sent the Tanning Mitt and Face Tanning Mitt. Both products were really good to work with, I loved the Tanning Mitt as it has the softest surface I’ve ever used which felt quite thick. I would liken it to a ‘velour’ feeling. This definitely helped with the application and I would also recommend these 2 products.

For more information on Skinny Tan and their product range, why not check out their Website, Facebook or Twitter?

Lots of Love,

Mel xxxx

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