Before I start I want to make sure you understand that this is not a review, and that I haven't yet tested this product properly apart from when I applied it to my skin earlier. This is because alas, we are in England and the sun rarely shines here. If you have my on twitter, you might have seen my little break down over skin care products for when I go on holiday. I was looking for something that would protect my skin and also help me get a tan because I am literally the palest girl in Pale Town. After quite a lot of chatting to various bloggers I decided that I wanted just a tan accelerator. These are expensive and I was looking at brands like Elemis which was retailing at over £30 for a bottle. So I had to do a little more searching.
In the end I found EcoTan! And only at £10. I read positive review after positive review and decided to give it a go. So "add to basket" and three days later it's here!
What is a tan accelerator?
A tan accelerator is a gel/liquid which you apply to your skin 1 or 2 weeks BEFORE you go on holiday or are due for some serious sun. It has a special formula which helps to start the natural tanning processes in your skin when around natural sun or sun-beds. It helps your body to produce more melanin which not only helps you tan quicker and more intensely but also helps prepare your skin for any burning or over-tanning.
So I have 14 days until I go to Majorca, but the weather woman on tv this morning has predicted that it's going to be insanely sunny here in England over the next few days, we are talking 30+ degrees (ahhh I'm so excited), which is why I am starting to apply this gel now.
The gel itself is basically just like a normal moisturising gel. It's not sticky or horrible and it absorbs into the skin really quickly. I have had a few problems with tanning oils in the past where my skin has instantly reacted badly to the product, but I can see none of this so far so it's looking quite promising. It feels like a moisturiser and makes the skin feel lovely after use. There is a slight smell but nothing too over-baring.
The packaging is really nice. It looks like a professional tanning product. The bottle is plain white with the logo and all the major information about the product on it. It also has a nice push pump to dispense the product evenly.
Firs impressions of this product are so far so good! I will obviously write a full review after my holidays and tell you all whether it actually works or not. But fingers crossed! I'm really excited about this product and I cannot wait to hopefully have a nice tan!
What do you think? Have you ever used a tan accelerator before? Did it work?