This week is National Sun Awareness week in Britain, so we are going to be bringing you a whole bunch of sun-related reviews from sun block and fake tan to beach proof makeup.
In light of this, I would like to introduce you Transform from Xen Tan. Transform is a gradual tanner unlike any other I’ve tried. The main reason for this is the smell. There isn’t even a hint of that nasty cat-wee scent that is associated with fake tan and for some reason seems to be amplified in gradual tanners. Instead, the fragrance is a very sugary citrus scent. Admittedly, it isn’t the kind of aroma you fall in love with, but knowing you don’t smell like a litter box is a wonderful thing.
Once saturated in the moisturiser the skin takes a while to fully dry but it doesn’t feel sticky and I put some dark, loose clothes on after 15 minutes of application and it didn’t cause any streaking or smudging.
The next morning I awoke to an incredibly tanned skin-tone. It was darker than I had expected from a gradual tanner but there was no sign of the dreaded satsuma orange undertone. Instead I had a gorgeous holiday glow. My partner even commented, several times, that he couldn’t believe how natural it looked. I think he was a little jealous of my new found tan!
All in all this is a great gradual tanner which worked a treat on my pale complexion. It would be great as a top-up to an existing tan and, of course, infinitely safer than tanning naturally or on a sun bed.