When I raved about Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster a couple of years ago on here, I also wrote this:
I’m not sure if there’s a similar product in the pipeline for the body. I read about a reviewer who uses 21 drops added to body lotion as an all over tan, that seems very expensive to me.
But here it is! Actually, it was launched last year, but I’ve only just got around to buying it. However, I’m pleased to say it’s just as amazing as the ‘face’ version.
Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster is a self-tanner that provides a gradual, radiant, natural-looking tan which can be mixed with any body care product.
Simply add 4-6 drops into your regular body lotion and apply as usual for a made-to-measure tan. Combines the benefits of your usual products and a year round healthy glow.
HOW TO USE
- Turn the bottle upside down
- Press to dispense 4 to 6 drops
- Mix in the palm of your hand with your usual skin care cream
- Apply evenly over each area you would like to tan (leg, arm, stomach…)
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap immediately afterwards
- Do not use straight from the bottle
I’ve been using the body glow for the last three months and love it. I only use it on my arms and legs and it gives me a light tan. I use 4 drops for my legs and 3 for the arms. It has lasted me all through the summer so I think it is good value.
If you’re just using on legs absolutely no smell detected. It doesn’t come off on the sheets and it looks smooth and natural. No stripy legs!
This product works, but you have to use way more than they say to have any effect.
AMOUNT OF DROPS
This is a question of trial and error, start with 4 drops and gauge how the colour turns out and adjust the amount for a deeper colour.
I would say that the drops dispense without much pressure on the bottom pad at all, mine seemed to drip by themselves. Just be careful to count them out.
FAKE TAN SMELL?
No, unless you layer it. I noticed that when you reapply it over itself i.e. if the first application wasn’t strong enough, then there is definitely a faint hint of ‘biscuity’ fake tan.
It does disappear fairly quickly though – or does it seem like that because we’re all using fake tan now and our noses have adjusted to the scent? Hmm…
Exfoliation is the key to a long-lasting fake (and real) tan. Slough away dead skin cells to create a smooth surface for an even application.
You should use a ‘slippy’ body lotion/moisturiser with this product.
Never add fake tan to scented body lotion because it will streak.
I apply in the evening and let it ‘settle in’ before I go to bed. That way if I have overdone it, I can scrub it off in the morning in the shower.
Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, Body £27.00