〰 Evolve Sunless Glow Body Lotion | 250ml | £16 〰
It is officially summer and we're all longing for that sun-kissed skin. There are a wide range of tanning products out there, but finding one that doesn’t make you an unholy shade of orange can be a long process. In an attempt to find a more natural counterpart I tried out Evolve’s Sunless Glow Body Lotion, designed to give you a gradual tan over several applications.
Aqua (Water), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Glyceryl Stearate, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter*, Cetearyl Alcohol, 1,3-Dihydroxy-2-proponone, D-erythrulose, Parfum (Fragrance), Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Coco-Glucoside, Sucrose Stearate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Coconut Alcohol, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Linalol, d-Limonene. *Ingredients from Organic Farming
The lotion is packaged in a pump dispenser adorned with Evolve’s distinguishable minimalistic labels. The pump makes application easy, as you apply it like you would a normal body lotion by massaging it into the body. The formula is a concoction of beneficial ingredients: organic papaya to remove dead skill cells, aloe vera to calm skin and shea butter to nourish dry patches. So how does the lotion work? Erythrulose, a ketone sugar derived from red berries, reacts with the keratin in the skin to subtly darken over time. The fruity scent is also much more pleasant than the typical biscuit aroma of tanning products.
You can apply the lotion as often as you want, but I typically apply it every 2-3 days to achieve a natural glow. The creamy consistency is unexpected for a tanning product, but it absorbs into the skin very quickly and acts as a nourishing moisturiser too – win-win! I haven’t found that it goes streaky or uneven, just a lovely glow all over.
I would recommend Evolve’s Sunless Glow if you’re on the lookout for a product that gives you a sun-kissed glow. A natural gradual tanner that smells amazing and doubles as a body moisturiser - What’s not to love!
Before applying a tanning product, make sure you exfoliate and moisturise any dry patches of skin (particularly elbows and knees) to help create an even and streak-free glow. See some of my favourite products below.
What are your favourite tanning products? Do you prefer a natural glow or a deeper instant tan?