Happy April Fools–is the weather playing a joke on us in the Northeast? As the weather (eventually) gets warmer, some of us might be thinking of getting our tan on. With the high risk of cancer, sometimes it’s better to just fake it. So today I will be reviewing Cocoa Brown Tanning products, which will soon be launching in the US.
How To Use: According to the Cocoa Brown bottle, the length you leave the mousse on will affect how dark you get. Leave it on for a minimum of 1 hour for a light glow or up to 3 hours for a deeper tan. After waiting that time, you simply rinse the product off.
My Experience Getting a Light Glow: Being the naturally pale creature that I am, I didn’t want to overdo it on the first go. If you’re not happy with how dark it is, you can always reapply it. If it’s too dark, you’re out of luck. Plus, I thought of this Jenna Marbles video. Hence, I decided to only leave it on for an hour for a light tan. One thing I really like about this mousse is how fast it dries. I mean, I would not dress in my best whites after applying, but I felt comfortable enough to sit on my bed and managed not to stain the sheets.
Results: So of course the sun wasn’t cooperating enough for me to get a decent before picture, so I’ll use this picture from the winter to compare. (Pretty sure I’ve only gotten paler since then anyway). As you can see, Cocoa Brown gave me a nice, light natural glow. This is the kind of tan you get when you’re out for the first nice day of spring. I’m just super happy it’s not orange!
Cruelty Free: Yes
Bottom Line: I would recommend this product. I will definitely be using it again when I feel I could use a little sun. Who knows. Maybe I’ll leave it on the full 3 hours to see how dark I can get.
So what do you think? Will you try this out? What are your fake tanning secrets? Let me know in the comments below.