Thursday, December 12, 2013

Have Instant Healthy Color--Vita Liberata's Warm Untinted Tan Lotion (Review)

Disclaimer:  This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own  opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.

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Vita Liberata's Warm Untinted Tan Lotion

My light skin is especially pale at this time of year and could benefit from an influx of healthy color.  Since I already tried Vita Liberta's Self Tan Tinted Mousse in Sheer and liked how this award-winning product evened out my slight tan, I looked forward to experimenting with their Warm Untinted Tan Lotion (Light) when approached to sample it. 

Until my first experience with Vita Liberta, I was not particularly fond of self-tanners with all the chemicals needed to make that color change a reality.  However, this company gave me more peace of mind since they use 80% organic extracts, have no parabens, perfumes, and alcohol in a formula that keeps the skin soft and moisturized as it works.

Before I began using this product, I showered and exfoliated with my new sugar scrub to pave the way.  The smoother the surface, the better any self-tanning product adheres to the skin.  After I dried completely, I used my mitt and began applying using circular motions starting from the bottom of my legs to the thighs with this clear lotion.  When I was through, I repeated and blended more lotion to do the back.  What was left on my mitt was enough to finish off my feet.  This stuff does not have any bad smell to it either so you can work without getting a headache in the process. 

Next, I branched out to do the top of the arms to the wrist until everything from the front to the back was covered.  I skipped doing my chest and decollet√© in an attempt to blend up to the bottom and across the shoulders and back since I did not have the recommended Deep for Face (untinted) or Rich for Face (tinted) to tan my face.  I was afraid if I went that high without the recommended product that I might look too obvious.

It is important to use a damp cloth to wipe the knuckles, knees, elbows, ankles and the sides of your feet before this product has a chance to sink in.  This prevents concentrated darkening in those areas so the tan looks more even.  Also, I found using a tanning mitt keeps the tan more even than fingers, which can leave you streaked.

I didn't see much of a change after one time, but I repeated the same routine.  After my second attempt, I was gaining a healthy color.  By the third time, my skin sported a beautiful natural glow that did look natural not like it came out of any tube.

If you are afraid of self-tanners because of horror stories you heard about turning orange, you don't have to worry.  You are in good hands with Vita Liberata all year round.  The Warm Untinted Self Tan Lotion (Light) is what I do recommend for perking up pale skin in just the right degree of tan.  The product retails for $33 for 6.76 fl. oz.