Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Xen-Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe - Review

With my summer tan all but a distant memory I do have to come clean and say
that I have been a relying on self tanner to keep my skin dark and bronzed.
Recently my favourite self tanning product has been Xen-Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe.

Xen-Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe is a thick cream like product which has been tinted to
allow you to see where you have applied, this is great if you are prone to missing areas on the body
and waking the next day to a streaky tan...never fun.
For best results I do recommend a self tanning mitt as it offers great easy coverage
and stops your palms from being stained in the process too.

So what makes Xen-Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe stand out from other self tanners?
Well Xen-Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe is super moisturising due to the shea butter ingredient,
it is paraben free, has a lovely vanilla scent complete with time release technology which again helps
prevent streaking of the colour and the base of this tanner is olive based so you never appear orange.
Doesn't that sound great?

Well it is, it simply glides on to the body and can also be used on the face.
It absorbs really quickly into the skin so you don't have to stand around forever and a day
waiting on your tanner to dry and freezing off your bits!
The tint to the product is a godsend and does really help see where you have applied the tanner 
and where you have missed, the vanilla scent is light and not typical of a self tanning product
which is a very welcome addition in my opinion.

Like most self tanners this does take around 6 hours to properly develop so if like myself you 
are a little impatient I suggest applying before you go to bed so when you awake you have a lovely
golden olive tan without the stress of waiting on it to develop.
On myself this product deepens my skin by up to three shades which is impressive from one application
you can of course apply daily to build up the depth of the shade but with product I doubt many
would need to do that.
In my experience this wore for four full days before fading.

Xen-Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe* £39.99/236ml via Xen-Tan - link

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  1. Do you prefer this one to the Dark lotion ?

    1. This the dark lotion went a particular shade on me haha!

  2. Nice!:)

  3. looks amazing but seriously pricey!

    1. It is quite pricey isn't it but I've noticed that with a good few brands...perhaps I'm just getting old haha!

  4. I love the sound of this, but ouchh that price!!St Moriz it is :P

    Sophierosehearts x

    1. Haha if it ain't broke don't fix it eh ;)

  5. the packaging of this is so much more luxurious than the normal xen tan (deep bronze deluxe). this is expensive but totally worth the price. might treat myself to this one once i've finished my deep bronze deluxe one. in my experience ( i know cos i waited a year for it) the best discount you can get is 30%. so i shall wait for that special time again. woo.
    big fan of xen tan here xx
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

  6. I've wanted to try this for the longest time! It is quite pricey but if it works then I don't mind buying it. Would you say it's good in terms of how long it lasts in the bottle? Thanks :)



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