Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cocoa Brown One Hour Tan Review - Believe The Hype

Cocoa Brown One Hour Tan Review

Self tanning brands come and go and only the truly great have lasted the test of time - St.Tropez, Fake Bake, HeShi and I truly think Cocoa Brown will join that line up, if it hasn't already for some.
For years and I mean years I religiously slathered myself in St.Tropez Self Tanning Mousse and will contest it is still a firm favourite but at close to £23 a bottle it was a pricey habit. Only recently did I cave and try Cocoa Brown One Hour Tan after reading several glowing reviews and seeing before and after photos on Instagram. At £7.99 a can I thought what did I have to loose and the answer is nothing.

Cocoa Brown One Hour Tan is a light tinted mousse that is a dream to apply, it has a great creamy consistency so it spreads really easily over the skin and doesn't seep through the tanning mitt - if you have ever stained your palms self tanning you'll understand the importance of this! The mousse is tinted so you can see where you have applied which should help you create an even tan. Some mousse self tannings can be a little drying on the skin but despite being quick to dry my skin doesn't feel any less or more dry in texture than usual. As the name suggests Cocoa Brown One Hour Tan - this is a quick to develop self tanner, you should have a light golden glow after an hour. I tend to leave it on overnight for a deeper colour. I will be honest in saying that despite Cocoa Brown's no typical self tanning scent claims this does indeed leave behind a warm, almost biscuit like fragrance.
Once washed off that quickly disappears.

Obviously the end colour will not just depend on how long you leave the mousse to develop but also your natural skin tone but it will deepen your skin by at least two shades. It doesn't ring orange but rather a lovely natural bronze that if taken proper care or (daily exfoliation and moistursing) it should last you a good five days with ease. At well under £10 a can I can see how this has quickly become a staple tanning product for so many.

At the moment Cocoa Brown One Hour Tan is on offer for £5.32 via Superdrug - link.

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  1. Great post! Really helpful xx
    Hope you're having a great summer ;)

  2. I was tempted to buy this last week & i hesitated because i love my st tropez far too much but after reading this i am going straight to superdrug to try it. If i can save money & have a flawless tan im all there.
    Great review.

    Aimee xo

  3. I loved this tan for the first couple of days, but then I found it went really patchy x

  4. I swear by this tan, so easy to apply and i also love the new dark tan for days where I want to look even more bronzed. I will admit I leave mine on overnight for an uber tan but looks fab!
    Liza | Glambeautys Beauty & Fashion Blog | YouTube | Glambambini Family & Lifestyle Blog

  5. I've never tried self-tanning but this certainly does sound like a good one to try!
    Philippa // Time For Teal

  6. I love this tan, it's amazing. I'm naturally very pale so I have a fear of turning orange but this one is lovely. I'm just about to buy my second bottle!
    xxx Claire

  7. I really want to try this but I'm not sure I can justify it with three bottles of Palmers gradual tan to finish!
    Megan x

  8. They are selling this in my local Primark at the minute. Was reluctant to pick it up but may have to give it a try after reading this.
    Laura x

  9. Hmm - interesting! I am keen to keep my summer tan up for a few more weeks, may look into this.


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