July 05, 2016

NEW BEAUTY. ESPA GRADUAL TAN FACE SERUM REVIEW.


Although the summer sunny days are far and few at the moment, it does feel like so many people are jet setting off around the world and gracing us with their amazing tans! If you are like me and don't have any time for sunbathing, holidays or even getting a chance to sit in the garden in the daylight, I have found a little summer cheat just for you!

New to Espa, a brand known for their dreamy calming spa products, usually body focused, this summer they have launched an innovative Gradual Tan Face Serum c/o (£24.00). Bit of a mouthful to say, this tanner is a product I have been yarning for as a pale lass. I have seen over the years so many gradual tanner products in the form of in shower tanners, body lotions or sprays that just don't really live up to the tan you really want. Moreover these products never seem suited for your face! I mean who wants a tanned body and a pale face! The difference with Espa's new gradual tanner is the fact it has been formulated specifically for your face and the most exciting part of it for me, is that it works with your skin to create a bronzed glow just right for your own skin tone.


Named a serum for its use of concentrated ingredients, Espa have developed a clever blend of natural DHA with Plant Melanin, the pigment that gives your skin colour and allows your skin to formulate a sun kissed glow. If you have a lighter complexion, it just means that your skin naturally has less Melanin than people who have darker skin. By using these active ingredients along with infusing them with sweet orange, neroli and rose essential oils, it gives the product a silky concentrated texture that you can apply all over your face with no fuss. Even though at first glance once I pumped the product onto my hand I was petrified it would turn my whole face brown but as you do apply it, it disappears almost instantly into your skin and you wait for your natural colour to develop.

Espa suggest using one or two pumps of the serum mixed with your everyday moisturiser and allowing 2-3 hours for the healthy looking tan to develop. I only need one pump and I have used this almost weekly now, only once or twice at the most. It really does exactly what it says on the tin, a natural glowy looking tan that doesn't leave you feeling like your wearing a fake one! Most surprising to me is there is no trace of that awful fake tan burnt biscuit aroma! Hurrah!

I don't say this lightly but this product has really made me feel so confident in my own skin and just having that little glow makes me look more alive especially when I am sure you can see from my instagram I am working everyday at the mo! Each time I use this serum, I always get compliments on how well I look and for someone who has extremely pale skin, this product is now my huge little secret and is a product that I am so happy to have discovered just in time for summer!

Have you tried any gradual face tanners before? 

Hugs & Kisses
Becki xox


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