As summer draws to a close, it may be time to pack up the beach chairs and blankets and pull out the woolens and boots. But don’t fret; you can keep the sexy bronzed-glow year-round.
Safer than direct sun exposure and tanning beds, a self-tanner can be a gal’s best friend… boasting a beautiful beach look within 3-5 days.
NIVEA Sun-Kissed Radiance is a sweetly scented moisturizer with effective color tint capabilities priced about the same as a bottle of sunscreen. The product is a perfect choice for fair-skinned divas like me with sensitive skin that usually burns or the novice seeking sun-worshipping alternatives.
NIVEA’s gradual tanner lotion is meant to be applied every day for optimal results. Allow 15 minutes drying time before dressing; or, better yet…let it dry and settle in overnight while you are sleeping.
To achieve a truly streak-free and even application, it is critical to exfoliate first.
The art of achieving flawless coverage can often be somewhat challenging. My first try was a fiasco; I forgot the top of my feet and totally missed a section of my back legs. But no serious damage; NIVEA Sun-Kissed Radiance is designed to gradually tan over the course of several days – not immediately – so a quick fix was easy via my next application.
Remember, a little goes a long way; apply evenly and avoid slathering too much lotion in one specific area.
One bottle should easily last you up to 2-3 weeks depending on frequency of application.
- Hydra IQ Technology infused All Day Moisturizer with Ginkgo Extract and Grapeseed Oil
- Long-lasting Fresh Scent (a hint of vanilla)
- Blends Seamlessly/ Natural Looking Tan
- Two Formulas: Fair to Medium/ Medium to Dark
The self-tanner secret ingredient: DHA – or Dihydroxyacetone
Generally derived from plant sources like sugar beets and sugar cane.
Curious as to how it works?
DHA when applied to the skin causes a chemical reaction with the skin’s surface cell amino acids producing a darkening effect. The change only affects the outer layer of skin – the outermost cells of the epidermis. Note: DHA Concentrations vary in self-tanners (Average: 3-5%). So, be sure to check the bottle; a higher concentration equals a darker result.
Suggested Retail: $7.99 (8.4 ounces)
For more information, visit NIVEA USA online.