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Friday, 24th Sep 2010

XEN-TAN Deep Bronze Luxe Review

XEN-TAN Deep Bronze Luxe
Right. You may or may not know that I am a fake tan addict. I haven’t really seen my natural skin colour for a number of years now. And if I ever accidentally do see it, I am always shocked at how pale, or shall we say blue, I really am!
I have tried lots of different tans and had many experiences of love and hate and, well, ‘that will do’. But until now, I had never tried any XEN-TAN products.
My first impression was that I loved the smell as I applied it. It’s kind of vanilla chocolate  and yummy and very different to some of the unpleasant fake tan odours I have experienced.
I used the XEN-TAN application mitt to apply it and the colour shows up instantly which is a great help in achieving an even coverage. This guide colour does fade so I work fast. It also feels very moisturising which is so important to me. If I don’t moisturise as soon as I come out of the shower, my skin becomes very uncomfortable, but this tanner dealt well with all the feelings of dryness. Bonus!
In terms of application particulars, it will be hard work if you are used to a mousse. But then life is hard work if you’re used to a mousse! You should use the mitt and apply in small circular motions. It dries within a few minutes and doesn’t leave any stickiness. 
I have to say the extra work was definitely worth it. The colour developed fast, within one to two hours, and there is not a hint of orange, just lovely subtle olive tones. It looks so natural.
The colour deepens after a few more hours, but it’s still natural and suits even my pale skin. I have used it for a few weeks now and have experienced no yucky build up in those problems zones like knees, elbows, ankles…you know the drill!
I much prefer this to the St Tropez mousse and spray tans. I will definitely buy this again. 
XEN-TAN Deep Bronze Luxe retails at £25.95 and is available here.
Have you tried any XEN-TAN products?
Can’t wait to hear from you
Ree
XXX

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7 Responses to XEN-TAN Deep Bronze Luxe Review

  1. Anonymous September 24, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    Oh wow i am so excited after reading this post and have clicked already to purchase this! Sounds and looks fab……Thanks so much for the info. xx

  2. Katie Chutzpah September 24, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    I have just realised that I am allergic to most fake tans which makes me most sad. Even the brilliant St Tropez brought my legs out in a slight rash and I know how good it is. This means white legs or extreme itchy sufferance.

  3. Joseph Rhys Bentley September 25, 2010 at 11:45 pm #

    I swear by Xen-Tan!
    I use the whole range, and I very much doubt a better fake tan product is going to be developed!
    So happy you finally tried Xen Ree :-))
    xx

  4. Impossible Princess September 27, 2010 at 1:09 am #

    Talk about mind reading!! I’ve been on the sunbeds and I’m scared of over doing it, so wanted to try fake tan (for the 1st time), but heard about so many that smelt wierd, but this sounds great!!
    I’ll deffo be buying Xen- Tan this week, thanks!!

  5. mollymarie March 2, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    I love xen tan! I normally try this cream version but i’ve just ordered the mousse to try for a change. I would never buy from another brand again and I have tried many expensive tans! I’m also really pale and most tans make me look orange. However with xen tan it’s so natural and an olive colour. It also smells divine and this cream is so moisturing which is great as alot of tanners dry your skin out. The only thing is not alot of places stock it so I always order online. Best tanning product out there today by far I reckon! I am now a sexy senorita instead of a pasty pig ;)

  6. tanorexic godess March 2, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    I love xen tan! I normally try this cream version but i’ve just ordered the mousse to try for a change. I would never buy from another brand again and I have tried many expensive tans! I’m also really pale and most tans make me look orange. However with xen tan it’s so natural and an olive colour. It also smells divine and this cream is so moisturing which is great as alot of tanners dry your skin out. The only thing is not alot of places stock it so I always order online. Best tanning product out there today by far I reckon! I am now a sexy senorita instead of a pasty pig ;)

  7. ReallyRee March 3, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    Love it!!!

    Ree
    XXX

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