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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops | Review

As Summer approaches us, there is nothing that gives you confidence like a glowing tan. I have tried every method of tanning such as self tan products like; lotions, gradual tanners, mousses and sprays. I've also had regular sprays tans and used sun beds however no-matter-what the tan never seems to work or stay in place on my face. 
After struggling for years to find the perfect facial tanning product I discovered the Isle of Paradise drops. These have been raved about on social media, so I decided to purchase the product and try it myself. I bought mine in store from Boots for £19.95, and on first impressions I like the overall appearance of the bottle and the price isn't too extortionate. The product is dispensed with a pipette and you simply add 1-12 drops (depending on the darkness you wish for) into your normal moisturiser and apply to the face. 

Isle of Paradise are a vegan, organic and cruelty free brand which I know appeals to a lot of people. The tans are formulated using ingredients such as chia seeds, avocado and coconut oils which makes them kind to the skin unlike other tans which can personally sink into my pores and break me out. They use colour correcting technology which is something I’ve never seen before in a tanning product. I use the Purple bottle for a dark tan however you can also get Peach for a light tan and Green for a medium colour. There's a flowery scent to this, which makes a pleasant difference to the usual biscuit smell.

Before my first application I made sure to exfoliate my face to buff away any dead skin and allow for a smooth application. I decided that I wanted to apply the product in the morning so that I could watch the process and see how quickly it develops. Although, the bottle does suggest to apply it before bed and allow it to develop overnight. I applied 8 drops into my Liz Earle moisturiser and mixed it together in my hands before applying directly onto my face. I know people like colour guides, which is something this product doesnt have but once you get used to it, it’s easy. This particular moisturiser needs a bit of help absorbing and rubbing into the skin so I made sure to be careful as i didn't want to risk getting streaks, especially on the neck. Lastly, I thoroughly washed my hands to avoid orange fingers

Throughout the day I continuously asked my boyfriend for his opinion on my facial tan and I gladly got his approval. After about 9 hours I washed my face and found myself not overly satisfied with the colour. So, when applying my night cream I decided to add a couple more drops (which took me up to 10 drops). In the morning I woke up to find the most dark and glowing tan of my life, so I just washed my face, applied some mascara and headed off to work. I will happily admit that I have never gotten so many compliments on my tan, almost every customer asked me if I had been on holiday. I take that as a compliment! Approximately 5 days later I found the tan to have faded completely which I believe to be a great amount of time considering the skincare products that I am constantly applying to my face.Before my next application I will follow the same steps by exfoliating beforehand just to ensure every trace of the tan is removed.

Overall, I am extremely happy with this purchase and recommend any fellow-facial-tanning-product-addicts give this one a go! 

Have you tried the Isle of Paradise drops? Let me know in the comments and share your opinion. Thanks for reading! 

With love,