Since starting out my natural skin care journey, I have tried around 10 self-tanners. I can say with 100% certainty that the Cacao Firming Mousse from Eco Tan is my favorite. There really isn’t anything bad that I can say about it, which is very rare! This product is from Organic Skin USA, which carries all of ECO Tan’s products including their other self-tanners, amazing body lotions, and scrubs. You can use the code COURTNEY10 to receive 10% off your order!
Let’s talk about the application process. You need to make sure that you exfoliate the day BEFORE you apply the mousse and exfoliate good. This actually makes a big difference with how your tan turns out. I use this mitt from Amazon and it’s so much better than applying with your hands. I start out by applying a tiny bit of lotion to my feet, knees, and elbows since those tend to be my trouble spots. I then apply a large pump of the mousse onto the mitt and then massage it in circular motions on the bottom half of my leg, then blend it to my feet.. then apply another pump on my thigh area making sure to blend my knees and back of my knees. When I have applied it everywhere but my hands, I use the mini mitt to blend a small amount on the top of my hands and in-between my fingers making sure to blend the wrists.
I wait a couple of minutes before putting clothes on just to make sure it’s dry. One major bonus of this product is that it does NOT transfer onto clothes or sheets, so you don’t have to worry about that. 🙂 Also, it has a very light smell, not harsh at all! You can leave this on anywhere from 1 hour for a light color or 4-6 for a deep bronze. I leave it on for around 6.
Other bonuses of this self-tanner is that it improves my skin so much, and not just the color of it. Because of the amazing ingredients, it makes my skin SO smooth and it looks so healthy! I will insert pictures of my results below. This was the first time I used this and only left it on for four hours, not the usual 6, so it is normally even darker. Beware: I was not planning on putting these on my blog as you can tell by the dirty bathroom!
I believe that every person who enjoys having a nice golden color will love this mousse. If you want to order it from Organic Skin USA, don’t forget to us the code COURTNEY10 for 10% off! I hope you enjoyed reading this review. Have a wonderful day!