As someone who’s recently decided they’re not about the pale life and become a complete tanning addict, hearing about the Bondi Sands Self Tan Eraser was absolute music to my ears. I’ve used fake tan on and off for years – to be completely honest, the majority of the time my tanning experiences have been somewhat disastrous, which is probably why I’ve put up with being pale for so long. I’ve recently become a weekly tanner, having decided that I want to have that summery glow all the time. I’ve gotten into a routine and finally my tan seems to look okay (most of the time), but one problem I have had is getting the tan off me – which is where the self tan eraser comes in. I recently bought it from Boots and have been trying it out….
So it comes in this white bottle – pretty much the same packaging as Bondi’s tanning mousses (I’ve been using the Bondi Sands Tanning Mousse in Ultra Dark lately and I am LOVING it) which is nice as it falls in line with the rest of the range. The bottles promises the eraser to “Effectively remove self tan without harmful ingredients and excessive exfoliation in just 5 minutes. This unique cleansing formula also moisturises and leaves the skin silky smooth.” Sounds good? I thought so. For £14.99, I was a bit dubious – what if it doesn’t work? I went through a stage of my skin being super stubborn – nothing would get the fake tan off of it, so I thought even the best cleansers wouldn’t remove the tan properly. However, I decided to take the plunge and see if the self tan eraser lived up to the hype.
(Very slightly red from scrubbing a bit too hard!)
The product comes out in a mousse-like form – you can just rub it over your skin. The skin soaks the mousse up very quickly, so even if you apply a lot, it should still soak it up. It’s definitely not comfy to wear – it’s sticky and smells quite chemically – but it’s not on your skin for long so it’s fine. One thing I found quite funny is whilst I had it on my skin (you’re meant to leave it on for 5 minutes, I left it for 10) I could actually smell my fake tan coming off! Sounds kind of grim, but I knew at that point it’d be good. Sure enough, stepping into the shower a few minutes later, equipped with a face cloth I discovered that the eraser was working its magic – my tan was rubbing off insanely easily. There were a couple of tough areas – around my knees, ankles and armpits, but that’s normal for me – I normally spend the best part of my time violently trying to scrub the tan away, taking half my skin and soul with it. Within a few minutes I was back to my normal pale skin tone – looking as ghostly as ever. I rinsed off and my skin was left feeling soft and smooth.
So in conclusion, this stuff is an absolute game changer – if you’re a self tan junkie like me, you need some of it in your life. It’s made my life SO much easier and really had made self tanning simpler. It’s available now at Boots and Superdrug for £14.99 Have a great week everyone!