Friday, 5 June 2015

TanOrganic Self Tanning Oil and OilArganic Dry Body Oil | Rave Review!

When it comes to beauty products, I rarely use the term 'Life Changing'. It is a phrase dripping with drama and emotion, and is only to be reserved for those very special products you know in your beauty lovers gut that you need to share with your best mates, your neighbours, your neighbours' Aunty, the postman, the check-out chick at your local supermarket....I digress.

I have never quite managed to master the art of a really good fake tan. In fact, I am pretty awful at it. When these TanOrganic products landed on my beauty desk in April this year, I was immediately intrigued.

TanOrganic was created by Irish Beauty Therapist and Lecturer Noelle O'Connor. It is a natural and organic self tanning range of products, manufactured in Ireland, and it is the first Eco-Certified self-tan brand worldwide. TanOrganic boast no synthetic ingredients, no drying agents, and no parabens. This self-tanning range is said to allow you to achieve a gorgeous, glowing tan, whilst maintaining beautifully soft skin. And that it most certainly does!

I have two of the products to chat about today, the TanOrganic Self Tanning Oil, and the OilArganic Multi-use Dry Oil

Do you find yourself repeatedly on struggle street in self-tan-land like me? 

Then do read on!

OilArganic Multi-Use Dry Oil and TanOrganic Self Tanning Oil

Housed beautifully in 100ml glass bottles, with recycled timber bottle tops.

The TanOrganic Self Tanning Oil is without a doubt the EASIEST self tanning product I have ever used, and in terms of self tan application, it certainly is life changing! Perhaps the most intriguing thing for me was that you do not need a mitt to apply it. Yes. You read correctly, no mitt needed, just apply it to your body as you would a regular body oil. Nifty yeah? 

It also smells lovely. It's Aloe Vera, Borage Seed oil, Argan oil, and Sweet Orange oil base is extremely lightweight, smells beautiful, and moisturises your skin as you tan. The top of the bottle houses a small, controlled dropper, which makes it easy to either dispense into your hand, or place straight onto your body without worrying about oil dripping everywhere. The self tanning oil does not contain a colour guide, so you do have to make sure that you blend it in really well. Personally, I have not encountered any problems with patchiness or areas of uneven tan.

It is designed to develop over 6-8 hours, so the perfect time for me is to apply it after my shower in the evenings. In terms of preparation, the same rules apply, ensure that your skin is well exfoliated for best results, and apply a small amount of body oil or moisturiser to hands, feet, elbows and knees.

It really is as easy as applying a regular body oil. It does dry/absorb really quickly, likely due to some alcohol present in the formula. Any drying effects from the alcohol would soon be counteracted by all the lovely oils, so this is not a concern for me. The colour that develops on my reasonably fair skin after just one layer is a lovely, natural, golden tan. Not orange, not olive, just very natural looking. You can certainly apply a second layer if your skin is naturally darker, or if you would just prefer a deeper tan.

Another thing that really impresses me is how nicely this self tan fades. TanOrganic describe it as the "perfect fade". I would have to agree wholeheartedly. It is recommended to continue to use the OilArganic after every shower to assist this, however I have found it to works equally as well with other body oils or rich moisturisers. I can still see a really nice, even colour on my skin around 4 days after application, and by day 6-7 it has pretty much faded away. No scaly bits. No patches. Love.

To be completely honest, when I wake up the morning after application, I do notice a faint 'arrowroot biscuit' self tan smell, but it is only slight. I have not noticed any staining of either my pyjamas or bed sheets. After a quick shower, I then douse myself in the OilArganic, and ima glowin' like J-Lo...

OilArganic is a gorgeous multi-use oil that I have become extremely fond of. You can see from the photograph above I have made quite a dent in it, and a little goes a long way. Olive Fruit, Orange Peel, Argan, Jojoba, Avocado, Rosehip, Evening Primrose, Macadamia, Sweet Almond and Borage Seed oils make up this lovely cocktail of skin loving ingredients. This dry oil smells predominantly citrus to me, feels beautiful, and absorbs quickly. I have not yet used it on my face, but I have enjoyed applying it through the ends of my hair, and it works beautifully as a hand/cuticle oil.

You can find out all about, and shop for TanOrganic here.
Both of these products retail for $42.50 AUD each, and I would not hesitate to recommend them. They are both beautiful quality, natural alternatives to mainstream self-tanning products, and I just find the ease of use so very impressive! 

For us Aussies, TanOrganic is now available at select Myer stores, and online at Nourished Life, an Australian natural beauty website that I have used in the past and would warmly recommend. 

Have you heard of, or tried TanOrganic? Do you have a favourite self tanning product?
Do leave a comment below if you would like to! I always love hearing from you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Lou xo

Disclaimer: Both of the TanOrganic products were generously gifted as PR samples, and I loved them so much I had to share them with you. All opinions expressed are my own, and are based on my personal experience. xo

P.S. If you like the look of my cushions in the photos above, I got them from Target...just sayin'  xo

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