To keep my skin looking bronzed this past winter, I have been using a great product from Clarins. the Instant Smooth Self Tanning. I may be wrong but I think that this is a fairly new offering from Clarins. I’d heard loads about it and really wanted to try it as I love the original Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch that I reviewed last year, so I picked one up on the plane on my way home from Tenerife in December.
My first comment about this product would be that it is nothing like the original Instant Smooth which is much more of a line filling, skin perfecting primer extraordinaire. What struck me initially was how different it feels compared to the original- it is a much greasier texture yet some how, it doesn’t react badly with my already oily skin. I apply this on a morning, after my usual skincare routine and find that it adds an immediate tint to my skin that develops over the day and with regular use, it does leave my skin with a natural looking tan. It is very luminizing and gives a great sun kissed glow to the skin. I find that it provides a good base for make up although I tend to just fill in my eyebrows and pop some mascara on this when I’m off to work. The only thing I don’t really like about it is that it still has a faint fake tan scent that I can smell as it develops on my skin.