I’ve been trying sunless tanner samples this week: Neutrogena’s Micromist Airbrush Sunless Tan and, my current fave, Whish Body SPF 15 Self Tanner. I love the way this stuff feels going on my skin. It’s very rich and buttery and a small quarter size amount covers much more skin than I would’ve expected. I think the best thing about is the scent: the usual sunless tanner odor is masked by a great fragrance, which is a big plus for me.
Whish gives good skin color but it’s not really dark enough for my taste. Yeah, you can always apply more but at this price ($34 for 6 ounces!!) I would think they could afford a higher level of the fake bake ingredient (DHA.) Maybe the price is so high because it also contains SPF 15 which is unusual for a sunless tanner. According to Lefty, it’s kind of a waste to add such a low level of SPF because you have to reapply the stuff to get good sun protection and nobody’s going to keep putting on Self Tanner all day. But if you’re looking for a nice smelling, rich feeling self tanning lotion this may be for you (if you’ve got the bucks.)
Whish Sunless Tanner Ingredients
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate, Oxybenzone
Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dihydroxyacetone (Bronzer), Glycerin (Plant Derived), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Plant Derived), Polysorbate-60 (Plant Derived), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate (Plant Derived), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Punica Granatum (ORGANIC Pomegranate) Extract, Phospholipids, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (ORGANIC Licorice) Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed, Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria (ORGANIC Chamomile) Leaf Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (ORGANIC Shea Butter), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Palmitate), Allantoin (Comfrey Root Derived), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (Plant Derived Preservative), Benzyl Alcohol (Plant Derived Preservative), Xanthan Gum (Natural Thickener), Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Pulmonaria Officinalis Extract, Quillaja Saponaria (Soap Bark) Extract, Kigelia Africana Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Cocos Nucifera (ORGANIC Coconut) Oil, Citric Acid (Naturally Derived), Benzyl alcohol, Citral , Geraniol , Limonene, Linalool.
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