Did anyone else get spoilt with beauty and cosmetic products for Christmas?! Because I did! Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing with you all a few of my favourite presents and an over view of what I thought of them, starting today with Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster. If you’ve followed this blog for a while now, you’ll know about my love for Clarins! Not so long ago I visited the Clarins counter in Sunderland to receive a facial and it was amazing, you can read about it here and that’s where my love began. I’m all for false tan, especially in the winter when I literally resemble a ghost 90% of the time, so when I read up about the Glow Booster I was intrigued. I have used a St Tropez booster before which I loved but found a little oily on my skin so I wanted to see the difference between the products, both big skincare brands on the market.
So, what is a Glow Booster I hear you ask? Well it’s basically a self-tan serum specifically formulated for your face which adds a healthy glow to your complexion. Clarins describe the product as ‘the new generation self-tanner’ and advise that you should only add a few drops into your daily skincare products for example a moisturizer . The booster has been dermatologically tested, it’s non-comedogenic and suitable for all skin types. I haven’t had much time to apply false tan this week with being so busy back to work and back at the gym so I decided to give the Booster a go as a quick fix, to see whether it does work and if it would make my face orange and neck white…don’t worry it didn’t!
Let’s start with how I used the Glow Booster, I used approximately 3 drops to my night moisturizer and massaged it all around my face just before bed. I then left it on all night, the next morning I woke up and had a shower, using face wash I gently massaged my face. I then applied my day moisturizer and began to inspect my face. I’ll be honest, it’s a very subtle tan. By subtle, I mean natural! Which is good, very good as sometimes when I use an actual all over self-tan I can look a bit orange in the face and neck but this is the complete opposite and may I add, hydrating. If you use false tan often you’ll understand when I say that false tan can make your skin very dry meaning the tan itself then cracks into the skin or leaves scarm marks which isn’t attractive. The colour between my neck and face was the same also which was a result! The actual shade of tan matched tremendously with my foundation meaning my face looked less dark and tired, and more glowing and awake. The serum itself is oily but please do not be put off by this because as soon as it’s applies to the skin, it creates a matte and dry finish.
Overall, I completely agree with Clarins claims that one suits all because the shading of the tan seems to adapt to all skin types (my Mam has one too, whom has a darker skin tone to me). I loved the product and it’s became one of my must have daily skincare products, plus it’s became a huge part of my routine now. I’d defiantly recommend this product and don’t think it’s badly priced at only £19.00.
Do you use a face false tan?