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.
This post contains a press sample.