So, I'll be honest. When a bottle of Tuscan Tan’s Self Tan Foam was delivered to my door, I thought, “Oh, yeah. Another fake tan.”
I imagine this is how a sommelier feels when he gets delivered another bottle of red wine.
But a few days later, I stood half naked in my bathroom, utterly blown away.
Don’t believe me? Here's my work Slack conversation with our fake tan buyer (yes, that’s a job!).
So, what exactly is this sorcery? Here's everything you need to know about our newest fake tan brand, and my honest Tuscan Tan review.
What’s So Good About Tuscan Tan Self Tan Foam? Here's My Review...
I judge a good fake tan on three areas:
Tuscan Tan Self Tan Foam is a 5/5 on all fronts.
Let’s start with the streak factor. EVERY fake tan says it’s streak-free…. but in my experience, streak-free doesn’t always mean 100 per cent streak-free.
But this one is truly streak-less, and it fades pretty evenly, too. Even the wrists, where I find tan tends to streak more than other areas, are immune to streaking with this formula.
I'll say it again. Sorcery. Now, let’s get onto the colour.
This tan uses MultiBase® Colour Technology (yes, it even has a fancy “R” symbol!), which means all the usual tan colour bases of violet, green, red and blue are combined in one formulation to counterbalance all undertones of the skin. So basically, the tan adapts to your skin tone for your own personalised fake tan colour.
There’s also only one colour depth, and you leave it on depending on how deep you want your tan. One hour for a light tan, two hours for medium and three hours for dark. Of course, I leave it on for four.
Here’s what the tan left on for three hours looks like, on two separate occasions to prove it wasn't a one-off fluke. (Also, how typical is it that the first piece of clothing I bought post-lockdown was a gold sparkly bodysuit?)
Finally... we need to talk about the scent.
Fake tans can have an overpowering smell caused by the ingredient DHA, which is short for Dihydroxyacetone. This chemical reacts with the skin to give you the tanned colour, but it also has a yeasty smell when the tan is developing.
In my experience, good quality tans have come a long way in the scent department. This one has a subtle scent and isn't overpowering at all, so you won’t have that fake tan stink following you around all day.