I’m sure you don’t need to hear from me how unsafe tanning in the sun or in a tanning bed is. Unfortunately, it took me way too long to figure this out and at age 26 I was already fighting sun spots! At that time, a family friend showed me her new scar from her surgery to remove Melanoma from her back. It scared the crap out of me and I immediately swore off the tanning beds and decided I had better quit laying out in the sun, and start finding products to give me that beautiful sun-kissed glow the healthy and safe way!
I’ve always been using sunless tanners ever since I can remember, since the times of horrible formulas that left you orange and streaky. I kind of quit them for awhile I got so sick of the results. In the last few years, I’ve been back on them and in hunt of the perfect self-tanner! Something that would give me an amazing glow, no streaks, no orange, and a dark tan on the first try! A lot of brands I have tried have done pretty good to not leave me orange or streaky, but a lot of them don’t give me the dark tan I really desire, at least not until I’ve used it 3 or 4 times in a week! Well I’m happy to tell you, if you are like me and have run into these same problems, I’ve found an amazing self-tanner that will darken you up on the first use, and will NOT leave streaks, orange hands or a stinky odor behind!
This amazing self tanning brand is He-Shi, an award winning Irish Brand that was born in 2004 by a mom and daughter team determined to come up with the perfect line of self-tanners that give desired results right away without the mess other sunless tanners leave behind!
I got the He-Shi Dark Foaming mousse and Luminous Shimmer, as well as the tanning mitt for application, a few weeks ago and have been nothing but impressed! I was super happy to see right away that these amazing products are both paraben and alcohol free!
When I first opened up my Dark Foaming Mousse and began to apply it with my tanning mitt, I was impressed with how easy it was to use! The foam is super easy to apply and it only took a few minutes to cover my whole body. It glides on so smoothly and you can see exactly where it goes, so you don’t leave streaks. It comes out a beautiful shade of brown. The Mitt feels nice on the skin and makes application so easy! No orange hands! I also really loved that there was no odor! This tanning solution is completely odor less and I was so happy to see that I wasn’t going to be stinky for the next few hours. I did splash some mousse on my bathroom rug and freaked out for a minute thinking I had just ruined it! But a quick dab with some water and a paper towel and the mousse stain lifted immediately!
I have really dry skin so I was also worried my skin would be really dry since I used the mousse right out of the shower and didn’t moisturize afterwards, but I was happy to find the mousse was actually very moisturizing, thanks to the fact that it contains the super moisturizing ingredient- glycerine!
After use, I hung out for a few minutes before dressing just to make sure, but as soon as I applied the mouse it had already dried! After 5 minutes I dressed and no stains were left on my clothing!
A few hours later when I looked in the mirror I couldn’t believe my eyes. I had a super dark tan already! I loved how luminous it looked, and my skin felt super moisturized and soft as well! No orange, and no streaks could be found anywhere! I was so impressed with how dark of a tan the mousse gave me on the first use, that I didn’t even need to apply it for the rest of the week. My tan stayed for several days, thanks to the castor oil He-Shi Dark Foaming Mousse contains, to keep help boost absorption and penetrate the skin at a deeper level!
I tried to take pictures to show the awesome tan both of these amazing products gave me on the first use, but it was hard to get a good picture, but trust me when I tell you this is one of the best tanning products I’ve ever used! Its so easy to use, is actually good for your skin, is odorless, doesn’t leave streaks or orange hands behind, and gives you a beautiful dark, but natural looking tan instantly! I absolutely love the rich color the Dark Foaming Mousse and Luminous Shimmer both gave me. The color developed so quickly and it dried super fast and wasn’t sticky at all. Best of all, the gorgeous tan lasted for days!
If you are in the market for the perfect sunless tanner or shimmering bronzer, PLEASE check out He-Shi! I promise you will NOT be disappointed!
* I was given this product for the purpose of review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers, I feel will be beneficial or informative in some way.