My mission for this Summer was for my skin to look better without makeup on. One of the biggest reasons why I wear foundation is because of how much paler my face is in comparison to my body, which is made even more apparent when I get a tan in the summer months. I’ve been on the lookout for a face tanner that essentially just causes my skin to go to shit, because that defeats the purpose of my mission.
Then I found Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Self Tan Face Oil. I was hesitant to invest in an oil as oily skin is problem for me in the warmer months. I wasn’t too convinced initially but this has been such a nice addition to my night time routine as I wake up with super soft skin after using this every second night or so. I do like that the Argan Oil it contains is meant to help with puffiness and inflammation, the coconut adds hydration and the aloe vera soothes skin and stimulates cell growth, so it makes this product a lot more than just a face tanner but a pretty overachieving skincare product.
In terms of the actual quality of the tan… it’s quite subtle which is good as it would be a little bit of a disaster to have a botched face tan. When my face tans naturally it seems to dull my skin tone rather than add a glow so this is also a perfect addition to my skin after I’ve gotten some sun to add hydration as well as pump up the glow. After about 5 uses of 6 drops I did see a noticeable colour and tone difference. Skin pigmentation, marks and inflammation are definitely blurred and it just generally makes me more confident to go either bare faced or to just add a bit of blush and bronzer which is a big deal for me.
It is on the expensive side at $61 for the 30ml but a little goes a long way and it’s not something you need to use daily so I feel like this bottle will last quite a while. I do think if I finish it that I will repurchase it again next summer or may try and maintain my Summer tan for Winter.