Body moisturisers should always ALWAYS be indulgent. In my humble opinion, if you’re going to spend time slathering yourself in goo then said goo should be thick and creamy (yet slide onto skin and sink in easily), smell better than freshly baked bread and leave skin silky smooth just minutes later. Basically, it needs to be worth the effort.
SPC White Chocolate Body Cream is just the ticket. It is incredibly rich yet has something of a whipped texture which means that when it’s smoother over the skin it feels light and not too sticky. Skin feels wonderfully soft after use.
It smells divine – sweet, white chocolate but light and fairly subtle on the body. I’ve picked one up for a friend who shares my love of chocolate. A great gift for chocoholics who like smelling good enough to eat.
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.