Bondi Sands Self-Tanners for a Safe Tan!

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strong>Bondi Sands, named after the famous beach, is Australia’s number one best selling self-tanner. Bondi Sands has a huge selection of self-tanners in every form: foam, lotions, mists, dry oils and accessories.

Since May is Melanoma Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to talk about sunless tanning. If you are a regular reader of Prime Beauty, you know I grew up in the sunshine of Southern California back in the day when sunscreen wasn’t a priority. Plus, in my youth when trying to get a tan, I received some very bad sunburns. I’m paying for the sins of my youth in the form of brown spots, wrinkles and even worse, basal cell carcinomas. I have had several pre-cancerous spots that have had to be scraped and burned and have left scars. So, not only am I a proponent of sunless tanning, but I urge everyone to go to the dermatologist and get a skin checkup at least once a year–I go every 6 months or when I notice a change.

The kind people at Bondi Sands sent me a few of their fabulous products to try including the NEW One Hour Express Tanning Foam ($29). Now you can experience a sun-kissed Australian tan in just 1 hour with Bondi Sands Express Self Tanning Foam. I am SO impressed with this aerosol foam! Infused with a scent of coconut, it has NO yucky chemical tanner smell and it’s so ultra lightweight it absorbs instantly and is never sticky. I timed it and no lie in as little as one hour I had a deep, natural looking tan legs. Ooops, make that leg–I did one leg and left the other one natural so you can see the difference.

I used the Bondi Sands Self Tanning Mitt ($6) to apply the foam and it is equally as impressive. Other mitts I’ve tried are made of a spongy material that still leave streaks and ‘eats’ the tanner wasting a lot of product. The Bondi Mitt is made of super soft fabric and provides a perfect streakless application without wasting a drop. I love it so much! Other accessories include a Back Self Tan Applicator ($12) for hard to reach places and an exfoliation mitt ($9).

I also tried the Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam in Light/Medium ($24). The difference between this and the One Hour Express Tanning Foam is that it is not an aerosol and that it takes 6 hrs. to get a deep tan though you can see benefits in less time. It still has the lovely tropical, coconut scent and is easy-peasy to use, especially with the tanning mitt. This foam is also less expensive than the One Hour Express Foam, I imagine the aerosol packaging is a bit more pricey. This is a great option for first-time tanners. It is available in dark and ultra dark too.

To prolong your tan and to keep skin hydrated and nourished, try the Bondi Sands Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk ($19). It is enriched with Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and a delicious Cocoa Butter scent making this tanning milk perfect for everyday use. This is a lotion vs. a foam and when used consistently, can help your tan last up to two weeks. I like to use this in between use of the foam–I use the foam once a week and the milk every other day. It smells great so I have no problem using it often.

Finally, if you’re ready to ditch your old faded tan and get a new one, Bondi Sands has you covered. The Self Tan Eraser ($24) effectively removes self-tan without harmful ingredients and exfoliation in just 5 minutes. This unique cleansing formula also moisturizes and leaves the skin silky smooth. For best results, apply Bondi Sands Self Tan Eraser to dry skin after at least 3 days of applying self-tan. Leave the Self Tan Eraser on the skin for at least 5 minutes.

A few tips to self-tanning:

  1. Choose a self-tanner for your skin tone NOT your desired tan color.
  2. Make sure to exfoliate well and apply to clean, dry skin free from any moisturizers.
  3. Pump the foam directly onto the mitt, not your skin.
  4. Use long sweeping motions to smooth over legs, arms and body.
  5. Blend at wrist and ankles.
  6. Go easy on your face. After tanning the entire body, apply the remainder on the mitt to your face.

Sorry I didn’t do a good job of blending into my ankle, I wanted you to see the difference.

I’m loving the Austrailian Bondi beach glow I get from Bondi Sands Self-Tanning Products. They do what they promise, look natural, have no chemical odor and are easy to use!

Bondi Sands is currently running a Mother’s Day Promotion until 5/13/18. With every $50 order, you will receive a FREE Everyday Gradual Tanning Foam!

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