Review: Vani-T Brazilian Bronze Self Tan Mousse

Vani-T Brazilian Bronze Self Tan Mousse ★★★★½
Price: $39.95
Size: 125ml
About: velvety self-tan foam mousse offering a flawless, streak free tan in as little as 1 hour. Comes packaged in a small plastic pump bottle.
Review: I am normally cautious spending too much time outside in the sun, but this summer, being pregnant, I have spent even less time outside, as the heat has simply made me feel uncomfortable. To make sure I didn’t look completely pasty, I have been relying on self-tanners for a bit of a summer tan. Vani-T Brazilian Bronze Self Tan Mousse comes in a small white pump bottle with a bright pink label, making it look pretty and girly. The actual self-tanner is a liquid, but the pump nozzle on the bottle turns the liquid into a lightweight foam mousse, similar to the new breed of hand soaps currently on the market. Brazilian Bronze Self Tan Mousse is made from natural ingredients. It is infused with Aloe Vera and Cehami, Quandong, Australian Kakadu Plum Extract (which is high in Vitamin C), as well as Vitamins A & E to provide the skin with hydrating, anti-ageing and firming properties. 

As with all self-tanners you get the best result if the skin is well exfoliated first, and dry areas such as knees and elbows are moisturised beforehand to avoid these areas absorbing too much of the self-tanner, and developing a darker tan than the rest of the body. Vani-T does recommend using the special Vani-T's Bronzing Mitt, when applying the self-tanner for a more even result – but not having one of the mitts at hand, I have simply been using my hands, as I usually do when applying self-tanner. The foam is easy to spread and blend into the skin, yet it absorbs extremely quickly, so you need to work very fast to ensure an even result without steaks. Vani-T, recommends waiting just 60 seconds before getting dressed and this way the tan can develop and set. Then according to Vani-T, you can ‘customise’ the depth of the tan depending on how long you leave it on before washing it off. Showering after 1 hour will give you a medium tan colour, 2 hours a darker tan,
and 3-4 hours will give you the darkest tan possible. I am a little pale right now so consequently decided to wash it off after just an hour. The result: I was left with a natural looking tan, which lasted for about 4 days before it starting fading evenly, and continuing to maintain that natural look. I also tried to follow up with adding another ‘coat’ of Brazilian Bronze Self Tan Mousse a few days after the first application – again each time only letting it stay on for an hour before rinsing it off, which helped to extend the life of the tan before it faded away.

As with other self-tanners that I have used, the Vani-T Brazilian Bronze does develop a bit of a smell although the smell is not as strong as other self-tanners I have used. I can’t say that I have ever really liked that smell – but as you wash off the tan's excess, it does make this smell a little more tolerable and it does not linger on and stay overbearing. At $39.95 for 125ml, Vani-T Brazilian Bronze Self Tan Mousse is more expensive than other self-tanners on the market, however the ingredients are naturally derived which I believe is worth paying a little extra for. The formula is very concentrated, so you will still get quite a few applications from this tiny bottle and it is certainly a lot cheaper (and not to mention more convenient) than going to a salon! All in all Brazilian Bronze Self Tan Mousse is a great self-tanner, and I like that it develops so fast that I can wash it off after an hour or so, and thereby avoid the ‘self-tan smell’ all day so I give it bonus points! I will enjoy using the rest of the bottle and will look into purchasing it in the future.
Purchased: No.