KISS Tried: Brand New Way To Beauty Tan

We put it to the test, so you don't have to.


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With so many brands and products out there, it can sometimes get a little confusing. Especially when it comes to skincare, it can be hard to get your head around what your skin actually needs. So we’re putting products to the test, so you don’t have to. This time, we’re trying out Way To Beauty mousse and lotion tan, to let you know if it’s worth adding to your online basket.

What it is:

The Way To Beauty range is one of the latest tanning brands to land in Ireland, and we’re loving it already. The range has basically everything you need, from mists and lotions to exfoliating polishes and mousses. I tried out the dark lotion and the medium mousse, and they’ve both earned their place on my tanning shelf!

The Self-Tanning Lotion Dark is a rich luxurious cream that gives your skin a deep, long-lasting tan that is also hydrating for the skin. Similar to the lotion in light and medium, the dark lotion is also infused with Vitamins C and E to nourish your skin while giving you that gorgeous glow: exactly what we love to hear!

The mousse has a fast-drying formula that gives a streak-free result lasting for up to a week. The natural moisturising agent Aloe Vera ensures a natural fade and not only that but fragranced with hints of citrus, musk and vanilla and soft floral notes, there is none of that typical fake tan smell!

Before and after of the medium mousse

How to use it:

Just like with any other tan, it’s best to start when your skin is exfoliated and free of any other tan. So make sure to exfoliate your skin in the shower, then moisturise any rough parts of skin, like your elbows and knees, because the tan will just cling to these parts otherwise. Then apply the tan using a mitt in circular motions, then use any leftover tan on the mitt for your hands and feet. Lastly, leave it on for 6-8 hours and rinse off to reveal your gorge tan.

What we thought: 

First up, it’s SO easy to apply. Both the mousse and the lotion feels super silky being applied, and sinks into the skin beautifully: so there’s no sticky post-tan feeling. Plus, it smells absolutely amazing.

Both times, when I tried out the mousse and the lotion, I left them on overnight and was so impressed by it the next morning. The shade is a gorgeous natural golden colour, with no orange tint in sight. I moisturised daily as I usually would, and the tan stayed perfectly for about five days, before fading off almost perfectly. There was no patches or areas that were hard to remove, ideal. It’s literally perfect for an everyday tan, because the colour is perfect and it feels like it’s doing something good for your skin with the jam-packed fab ingredients. Check it out right here.

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