Sukin Sunless Bronzing Gel

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
sukin australian skincare sunless bronzing gel self tanner
I haven't had much luck when it comes to natural or fake tanning as my skin is so ghostly pale, which I love but sometimes it would be great to have golden, sun kissed skin. The self tanners I've tried in the past have either been so subtle that they are virtually unnoticeable or they have been dark and orange on my very fair skin. I have been looking for a face and body gradual self tanner for my pale skin for a while and I think I may have found a great one!

I have the *Sukin Sunless Bronzing Gel (£16.28. 200ml) which is suitable for all sin types, paraben free, sulphate free, 100% carbon neutral and it is 100% vegan. The bronzing gel contains some natural ingredients such as aloe vera, vitamin E, lime oil and more. The product claims to 'add instant colour and hydration and due to the active bronzing ingredient it adds a gradual radiant glow'. 

The first time I used this product I was surprised at how dark it looks however with a thin layer the gel does apply smoothly, quickly and it blends well. The gel does add an instant subtle bronzy caramel colour to the skin but it doesn't look orange or unnatural on my pale skin. The product doesn't have a strong fake tan scent, it smells subtle and on the skin it isn't very noticeable at all. 

I applied a more generous amount the second day to boost the colour and it left my skin with a definite bronzy, caramel colour which is  something I am not used to at all! I only applied it to one leg so I could see the differences and the differences while noticeable were not over the top, orange or too dark however I think the colour could easily be built up. There is no shimmer in this product which is fantastic as most tanning products I've tried have turned me into a orange glitter ball; although it does add a subtle glow and hydration. The bronzing gel is quick drying however I did have a mini disaster around my ankle the next morning as I didn't let the gel dry for long enough, oops! 

The bronzing gel lasts fairly well on my skin personally but everyone is different and it is removed relatively easily with a sugar scrub (I'm currently using one from Lush which I love). The product is suitable for the face however I haven't tried it yet due to a small eczema flareup but I will update this post when I have tried it as a facial self tanner. 

Overall, I am impressed with the results of this product as it left my usually pale, dull skin with a golden caramel bronzy colour and glow. The product was easy to use with hands or a mitt, as long as you wait for it to sink in and it doesn't have a noticeable scent on the skin. I would probably only use this product as a one/two day tanner rather than a longer gradual tan. Also the bronzing gel didn't irritate my skin even when used almost immediately after shaving; I also love the use of natural ingredients and cruelty/chemical free ethos of the brand. I would definitely be interested in trying more from this brand!

Have you tried any products from Skin? What are your favourite gradual tanners? Do you have any tanning tips?


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14 comments

  1. I love using fake tans. When I am feeling like a splurge, St. Tropez is hands down my go to. I love their build up moose. I have however been using St.Moritz as a cheaper alternative which worlds pretty well. This sounds quite similar to the style I think, where you can build it up over a few uses. And not shimmer!! Perfect :)

    Sarah xxx || www.whatsasssays.com

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    1. I haven't tried either of those brands! x

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  2. I am right there with you...super pale and a real tan isnt an option. I am all about fake tans. I really like the loreal sublime bronze spray tan. I have never had streaks and it never looks orange!

    Taylor
    http://tspoonfulofsugar.com

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    1. A natural tan is never an option for me! I will have to try that x

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  3. This sounds like a lovely product for us paler ones to try out! It sounds like it leaves a lovely, natural colour and the fact it doesn't have the typical scent is a big plus!

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    1. It is especially as I'm so pale and it isn't too dark x

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  4. I have never tried this, but I do love a gradual tanner. Especially as natural one!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. It's fantastic, especially compared to others I've used x

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  5. I loved Sukin products awhile back, this sounds like a wonderful product! Just that in Asia we just don't have that self-tanning habits here.

    celly | Asian beauty and food blog

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    1. It's interesting to find out about cultural differences when it comes to beauty - tanning is a massive thing in england/europe x

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  6. I have never tried a tan gel before, but this sounds lovely, I could do with using something like this so I can keep my holiday glow for longer

    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

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    1. It is great, I think it would be fantastic for topping up a light tan x

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  7. I never get a tan when I go on holiday so this looks like a great summer purchase, can't wait to try it out!! x

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