Aside from all the amazing reviews our customers post on the product pages of our online store, MultiBase Self Tan Foam has also been receiving quite a lot of online attention from our beauty peers elsewhere. Here's an excerpt of a brilliant product review written by beauty editor Hannah Furst of Adore Beauty that we'd like to share with you...
Written By Hannah Furst - 8th Dec 2020
Winter is not my vibe. I know this because:
A) I’m on a mission to move to Thailand once international travel is back on the cards.
B) I don’t use aircon when travelling to humid destinations. I LOVE waking up all hot and bothered!
C) I don’t ski or go to the snow. I’ve never been on a winter holiday. Ever.
Oh, and I am never not tanned. Well, fake tanned. I’m like a fake tan connoisseur.
Imagine me, pouring fake tan into a wine glass, swirling it around, taking a sniff and commenting, “Red notes. Full bodied. Intense. Long-lasting. Hints of coconut.”
So, I'll be honest. When a bottle of Tuscan Tan’s Self Tan Foam was delivered to my door, I thought, “Oh, yeah. Another fake tan.”
I imagine this is how a sommelier feels when he gets delivered another bottle of red wine.
But a few days later, I stood half naked in my bathroom, utterly blown away.
Don’t believe me? Here's my work Slack conversation with our fake tan buyer (yes, that’s a job!).
So, what exactly is this sorcery? Here's everything you need to know about our newest fake tan brand, and my honest Tuscan Tan review.
I judge a good fake tan on three areas:
* Streak factor
Let’s start with the streak factor. EVERY fake tan says it’s streak-free…. but in my experience, streak-free doesn’t always mean 100 per cent streak-free.
But this one is truly streak-less, and it fades pretty evenly, too. Even the wrists, where I find tan tends to streak more than other areas, are immune to streaking with this formula.
I'll say it again. Sorcery. Now, let’s get onto the colour.
This tan uses MultiBase® Colour Technology (yes, it even has a fancy “R” symbol!), which means all the usual tan colour bases of violet, green, red and blue are combined in one formulation to counterbalance all undertones of the skin. So basically, the tan adapts to your skin tone for your own personalised fake tan colour.
There’s also only one colour depth, and you leave it on depending on how deep you want your tan. One hour for a light tan, two hours for medium and three hours for dark. Of course, I leave it on for four.
Here’s what the tan left on for three hours looks like, on two separate occasions to prove it wasn't a one-off fluke. (Also, how typical is it that the first piece of clothing I bought post-lockdown was a gold sparkly bodysuit?)
Finally... we need to talk about the scent.
Fake tans can have an overpowering smell caused by the ingredient DHA, which is short for Dihydroxyacetone. This chemical reacts with the skin to give you the tanned colour, but it also has a yeasty smell when the tan is developing.
In my experience, good quality tans have come a long way in the scent department. This one has a subtle scent and isn't overpowering at all, so you won’t have that fake tan stink following you around all day.
Click the link below to read the entire review on the Adore Beauty website:
MultiBase colour technology is changing the professional spray tanning industry.
Complementing all skin tones, MultiBase® colour technology combines all spray tan colour bases of violet, green, red and blue in one multi tasking solution. This exclusive colour blend by works by counterbalancing all undertones of the skin to achieve true-to-you tanning like never before.
Skin and hair are part of the same family. They should be treated equally. It's no secret that spray tans and self applied tans can lose their quality if not maintained correctly. They can change colour, fade unevenly, and appear 'cracked' and patchy. This is from low quality tans or the wrong maintenance at home.
To maintain the quality of your spray tan or self applied tan for the whole time you're wearing it, there are two main rules you need to follow; 'quality of the tanning product' and 'balanced maintenance'.
Tanning Drops are our favourite product in the new Tuscan Tan collection.
They're different to anything you will have ever used. These drops will change the way you tan.
They will transform your favourite face or body moisturiser, serum or oil into a bespoke self tanner.
These concentrated self tan drops are something to be excited about. They can be blended into your skincare routine and allow you to add self tanning seamlessly, without taking your away from the quality of the skin care regime you follow to treat your skin care needs.