Who’s ready to escape the cold? If you are… take me with you. Although it only started to feel like winter a few short weeks ago, I’m already craving warm, sunny days. My skin is also starting to lose its healthy summer glow, which leaves me reaching for my self-tanners. I quickly fell in love with Vita Liberata Luxury Tan last winter (see a full background about the technology, the science behind the brand and how to apply a self-tanner here), and this season this cult-favourite brand has released the perfect travel companion. Vita Liberata Luxury Tan Tanning Travel Essentials Kit features everything you need for that perfectly soft, smooth, hydrated, beautifully bronzed complexion, just in time for your winter getaway. This kit comes with the Super Fine Skin Polish, pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Lotion, Rapid Fast Acting Tan Mousse and a mini travel size tanning mitt and retails for only $42.
Before your travels and before you start self-tanning, you’re going to want to ensure the skin is completely clean and exfoliated. Use the Super Fine Skin Polish to help prep the skin and add extra moisture back into dry skin. This not only helps keep skin hydrated, but it ensures the self-tanner doesn’t adhere to any dry patches, making it look uneven and patchy. This gentle body scrub instantly sloths off all dead skin cells for an incredibly soft, smooth and silky surface. It also helps to lock in hydration for up to 72 hours without feeling greasy or oily.
pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Lotion has an incredibly long lasting, super-fast drying formula that’s designed to last up to 4 times longer than your regular self tanner. It’s easy to use, but does require you to apply 3 separate applications over the course of 36 hours. It has a thick and creamy texture that applies evenly and without that awful tanning smell. Simply apply a small amount to the travel mitt included, rub together and apply in circular motion all over the skin. It takes a few minutes to dry, and may even feel a bit tacky and sticky, but once completely dry, your skin is left feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. It provides an instant bronzy glow with the added bonus of conditioning agents.
Looking to take your tan one step further than the Rapid Fast Acting Tan Mousse is where it’s at. This fast-acting tanning mousse provides an extra boost of colour and only takes an hour to develop. You can apply it all over your body before hopping into the shower, or leave it on for upwards of 3+ hours for an even richer, deeper tan. It’s designed for hot and humid conditions, making it the perfect travel companion for your tropical getaway. You’ll be able to have a flawless, streak-free, golden hue without the damaging and harmful effects of the sun. The perfect part, it fades evenly so no one will ever know you’re faking it.