Earlier this week, we picked the winner of our free Tea Tan Glow Body Bronzer giveaway. (Congrats again, Denise!) Today, we’re excited to share our review.
Product Specifics: Beautisol Tea Tan Glow Body Bronzer comes in a 4-ounce pump style bottle. It retails for $25 or on auto-ship for $22.50. Included in that price is an application mitt. A tanner is a no-commitment option for a safe bit of color. It washes off at the end of the day. No DHA, so it doesn’t stink like self-tanner.
How to Use It: Simply shake the bottle and pump out a single pump of foam bronzer to the mitt. Rub onto your skin in circular motions. After application, you can build upon the look with multiple applications if you would like. Here’s a how-to from Beautisol’s founder.
My Personal Thoughts: I rarely use self-tanners. I like my neon, glow in the dark skin, but I loved the idea of a not-so-scary way to get color. (And sure, TANNING is the #1 scary way of getting color, but I actually meant self-tanners! They are terrifying to most! Streaks, splotches, stinky skin….forget it!)
I loved the results I got from Tea Tan Glow. Loved the color, loved the ease, and loved the ability to wash it off at the end of the day. Here is a good look at the color I got.
The product doesn’t smell, it doesn’t leave you sticky, and it dries really fast. It’s fool-proof, actually. I think it is the combination of the foam with the mitt, and it leaves me semi-interested in trying Beautisol’s real sunless tanner simply because I’ve never seen an easier way to apply and not get streaks.
The con, of course, is that you can’t wear it if you’re going to be sweating or at all going near water because it will drip right off, so that’s a bit problematic in the summer when you really would typically use this product. I’ve been brainstorming when I would be likely to use it without fear of meltdown, and personally, I think I would use it most on date nights with my hubby or girl’s night out where a hot, sweaty bar dance floor is not in the plans.
All in all, I love Tea Tan Glow Body Bronzer. Great color, easy application, affordable price.
What do you think of body bronzers? Would you be more likely to try them over self-tanners, or have you mastered the application process of self-tanning lotions? Or, are you like me and just accepting of your true natural color sans tan? Comment below!
Beautisol: Tea Tan Glow Body Bronzer Review
Beautisol is a skincare company that heavily focuses on self-tanning and safe color. They have a great range of sunless tanners and bronzers and have recently added anti-aging eye creams to their range of products.
Beautisol’s products are Paraben-Free, Propylene Glycol-Free, Cruelty Free, and PETA certified, and they have found a way to cancel out that yucky self-tanning odor we all hate.
Today we’re reviewing the newest product from Beautisol, Tea Tan Glow Wash Off Body Bronzer. It currently retails for $25 for a 4 ounces container, or you can go on auto-ship, which reduces the price to $22.50.
It’s a bronzing foam that is applied with a tanning mitt, included with the product.
To apply, you simply shake the bottle and squeeze out a pump of foam onto the mitt and rub it into your skin. It takes about a minute or two to fully dry, and you can build applications to get the color you desire.
Our Experience With Tea Tan Glow
We immediately tried Beautisol’s Tea Tan Glow on our arms and found it so easy to apply that we could hardly wait to try it all over. The pump easily provides the perfect amount of product without excess. One pump was all we needed for our arm. (If you click the “more images” where you see the image of the Tea Tan Glow, you’ll see our arms after two applications.)
What We Loved
- Application Process: The application mitt makes the application a breeze. The bronzer stays in the spongy hand glove and ensures an even application. We didn’t get streaks or blotches even on our elbows or knees, or ankles due to the aid of the mitt.
- Scent: There was no yucky self-tanner smell lingering after we applied the bronzer. Note that this is not a self-tanner, so the color is only going to last until it gets washed off, but the DHA scent was not missed. (Why do fake tanners smell?)
- Buildable Color: We loved (loved!) that we could build the color simply by adding a second layer of bronzer. It was super easy to customize the color to our liking.
- Price: The price of $25 is perfect for the natural-looking color and professional product you get. You don’t have to worry about looking orange so that in and of itself is worth the cost.
What We Didn’t Love
We won’t lie; this part was hard for us to come up with an answer. While no product is perfect, this one is pretty darn close. This is not a con against the product but something to note – if you are looking for a color that will last for more than a day, this is not it. If you think you’re going to be in the hot sun and will be sweating, this is not the product for you as it will drip off. If you are going to be in the pool or water, your color will wash away. Fully noted in the product description but worth extra noting in case you think you’re going to be able to apply, put on your bathing suit, and have day-long color.
We adore this product. It has wonderful color, it’s easy to apply, and it’s priced right. You just have to be sure you’re applying it at a time where you won’t be sweating. We tested it with a few drops of water, and color slid off right with the water.
Water (Aqua) Ethoxydiglycol, Caramel, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract (Rooibos Tea extract) Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea extract) Sodium PCA, Betaine, Sorbitol, Glycine, Alanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Arginine, Lysine, Glutamic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Fragrance (Parfum) Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Yellow 6 (CI 15985) Red 40 (CI 16035) Green 5 (CI 61570)
Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer. For more information, please see our Ethics Policy.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.