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Still on the subject of faux tanning, I was more than intrigued to try Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster ($30, 0.5 fl oz). I mean, summer is almost here so it’s my perfect ‘lil excuse to add color sans sunbathing. But not to tanorexic level, mind you.
The idea behind Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster is to mix it with your current face moisturizer. 3 drops for tan and 2 drops to maintain the glow, for the next few days. So if impatience is your topnotch trait, this is not the product to instantly gratify your trivial want. Of course, I’m speaking solely from my experience. Some important points to remember: never use this alone and wash your hands thoroughly immediately after.
Let’s cut to the chase. It took me almost a week of religious use to notice a barely-there tan. I started with two drops the first night and woke up with nada. Second to third night, still nothing. Impatiently irritated, I increased it to four drops the following night, still no glow. On the fifth night, I mixed four drops with a thick serum, applied it all over my face and neck, and sealed it with a moisturizer. Bam! I noticed some darkening the following day. And yeah, between the annoyance and eagerness to see results, I forgot to wash my hands thoroughly that it stained my palms!
Now that I have cracked my own “application morse code”, I will continue to use it all through summer but not enough to warrant a repurchase. Impatient is my middle name.
Have you tried this? What’s your go-to face self-tanner?