Oasis Beauty’s Super Tan is the first gradual tanning lotion that I’ve come across that has no smell, as promised. The product does have a slight metallic scent when squeezed out of the tube, but once applied, this disappears and the instant bronzer that is added to the product allows me to easily see where I’ve applied the tanning lotion.
The splurb on Oasis Beauty’s website about this product reads as follows: “You can apply daily to build up to the perfect shade of tan and a light instant bronzer also gives your skin an immediate glow. It dries quickly, is non-greasy and doesn’t have that overpowering smell that so often comes with self-tanners. Super Tan is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. It is packed full of awesome active tanning ingredients naturally derived from sugar beets, sugar cane and red raspberries. These work together to develop a long-lasting, gorgeous tan. Whilst skin-conditioning jojoba, calendula and antioxidant-rich, vitamin E oils leave skin hydrated, silky smooth and protected from free radical damage.”
Well, the “no overpowering smell” was only true for the first week of using the Super Tan. During the second week and the weeks after, the metallic scent seemed to intensify (obviously due to the product now being exposed to air each time it’s used) and the metallic scent clings to the skin for hours after application. If I don’t use Super Tan for a week and then go back to it, the metallic scent is quite overpowering, even to the point where hubby commented one night, “It smells like you’ve been bathing in the blood of your victims in here,” when he went into the bathroom shortly after I’d finished applying my tan.
The colour of the product is quite dark (a bronze-brown thick paste), but the bronzer gives me instantly tanned looking legs, which is great, especially if I’ve forgotten to apply the lotion the day before I want to have a nice looking tan. Best of all, there’s no streakiness or patchiness, and no orange colour. My tan only lasts about 3 days before it rapidly begins to fade and desperately needs a top-up. I’ve never managed 5 days like they promise, and I definitely wouldn’t say that it doesn’t have a smell, that metallic scent can be quite overpowering at times. Honestly, I don’t see myself buying another tube of this, I think I’ll be going back to Palmer’s Natural Bronze Gradual Tanning Moisturiser.
If you want to give Oasis Beauty Super Tan a try for yourself, Oasis Beauty products are available on their website.