In desperate need of a quick sun-kissed look before attending an event just one week away, I was eager to test Yves Rocher’s Bronze Nature 3-in-1 Shimmering Sunless Tanning Care lotion, along with the brand’s Lift Effect Sunless Tanning Care product, used for the face. There are so many self-tanning lotions out there (and believe me, my pale skin has tried them all), but the Yves Rocher line is quickly becoming one of the staples in my ever-expanding collection of beauty products. One of the main reasons? Lack of that not-so-lovely smell that seems to linger hours after application with most lotions. The Yves Rocher version had a pleasant scent, dried quickly, and offered a bit of color while applying so I knew had areas have already been tinted.
The only negative I noticed, however, (or rather a friend was kind enough to point out), was that the self-tanning treatment was a tad streaky–it definitely warranted a hasty reapplication to my arms before I could venture out wearing a tank top (though I’m not entirely sure if it was the lotion’s fault or if it was my blasé application process to blame.) A few additional applications on my legs were also necessary to get them as dark as the rest of me.
But over the next day or two, I was a nice shade of tan. An added bonus? The Yves Rocher self-tanner offers a subtle hint of glitter, perfect if you’re going out in the evening (or that event to attend).
Which self-tanning lotion do you recommend?
About the author: Kate Phillips
Spafinder Wellness 365 Editor and self-proclaimed Starbucks fanatic, Kate is an avid enthusiast of writing, all-things-travel, and fashion magazines. Before SFW365 she was a freelance contributor to Time Out New York and the online editor for Chemical Week magazine, where she penned articles on chemicals found in beauty products. She spends her downtime testing out spa and beauty products on her mom and sisters, including her identical twin.