We may have had a few days with glorious sunshine but it’s hardly the kind where you’d go rushing down to the beach to top up a tan. We are in the middle of November, after all, and it’s highly unlikely that I’ll be jetting off abroad any time soon. So when I was asked to try out the Boost Color Building Tan Extender from Norvell Tanning, I jumped at the chance. I’ve used their products before and have been extremely happy with the results.
I know this is technically the time of year when I’m hidden under a zillion layers of clothing but with the party season coming up I still wanted bronzed skin when wearing my sparkly dresses. The Boost Color Building Tan Extender seemed the perfect option as it not only tans but it has the wonderful skincare benefits of a CC cream to help dry, dull winter skin. If you’ve had a spray tan, this multi-tasking lotion also helps to make the colour last longer. The Boost Color Building Tan Extender is infused with natural oils and vitamins which help to brighten, moisturize and firm your skin.
I loved the sound of an anti aging, skin softening CC Cream that gradually bronzed your body as well. So here’s how I got on.
Firstly, I have to mention the smell. It’s said to be a vanilla fragrance, but it actually reminded me of a sweet chocolate scented candle. It wasn’t unpleasant or over powering and faded after a while.
On the first night I carefully squeezed a small amount onto a tanning mitt just as I would with any tanning product. I then dotted the lotion along a section of my body at a time, massaging it in using circular motions with the mitt. I find this is the best way to get my tan looking even and avoiding my palms getting brown.
It takes around 2 to 3 hours for it to develop so I applied it during the evening and waited to see the results. After around 3 hours my skin had a hint of colour, which is what I’d expect from a gradual tanner. On the second evening I left it to develop over night while I slept. The next day my skin looked slightly more golden and I wasn’t left with any streaks. I’ve been repeating the same process every evening before bed and I’m extremely happy with the beautiful, bronzed tan I now have. It didn’t dry out my skin like other tanning products have done. I’ve also noticed that the stretch marks at the top of my thighs are less visible thanks to the skincare benefits of the vitamins and natural oils. Over all, this a fabulous gradual tanning lotion which I can’t recommend enough.
The Boost Colour Building Tan Extender is a moisturizing tanning lotion and is designed for every day use. I find it easier to apply just before bed and luckily it didn’t transfer all over the sheets. It costs £29.99 for a 250ml bottle, so you’ll have plenty to keep you looking bronzed throughout the winter months.
*This item has kindly been gifted in return for a review.