The sun’s out. Scream! But before you dust off your summer dresses and give your denim shorts an outing make sure you top up your (fake) tan with Vita Liberata’s PHenomenal tanning mousse. Oh and the best bit? It lasts between 10-21 days depending on how you apply so it will give you a golden glow for totes longer than this heat wave will last that’s for sure.
The question is how does it work? Well, this is the science bit! The new pHenomenal Tanning Mousse range is bursting with brand new technology (pHeno2) that works alongside the traditional active tanning ingredient DHA to ensure the formula takes to the skin in a way regular self tans can’t. Enhanced with a unique moisture-lock complex it enhances the skin’s ability to maintain a perfect moisture balance, which keeps yours tan in place and ensures an even fade after the 2-3 week period.
The brand’s founder and CEO, Alyson Hogg has these all important tips to a top tan -
1 Exfoliate thoroughly the day before you apply the tan and moisturise any dry body parts like knees and elbows.
2 Shower with water only before applying your first coat (this will remove any film left on the skin from shower gels etc from the day before.
3 When completely dry, apply the first coat of pHenomenal – it dries INSTANTLY so you can carry on about your day immediately.
4 Leave around 24 hours (for the absorption reasons we talked about on the phone) and then shower, again with water only. When dry, reapply pHenomenal.
5 Repeat step 4
So basically if you apply the first coat tonight at 9pm, you’d be applying your second coat on Thursday at 9pm and the third on Friday at 9pm with showers before each application.
But remember ladies fluctuating hormones can affect the results of your tan, so it will depend on the time of the month/pregnancy/menopause as to how long a tan will last on your skin. Also different skin types can also affect the duration of the tan, eg normal skin may have longer lasting results compared to oily skin and all tanning brands are aware of this. So if a fake tanning product normally lasts on your skin for 5 days, the Vita Liberata pHenomenal tanning mousse will last up to 3 weeks on you (it will last 4 times longer than any other tan on the market).
At £37.50 you’ll look like you’ve just stepped off the plane from a week in the med. Available at boots