Clarins is known in the beauty world as making some of the best sunscreen and self-tanning formulas. Clarins has added to their sunless tanning lineup with the introduction of Instant Smooth Self-Tanning, a skin-perfecting self-tanner for smooth skin and a natural looking tan.
I’m always hesitant to use a self-tanning product on my face; I’ve had my share of disasters. As someone with fair to medium skin, it’s hard to find a product that gives you a golden bronze color without being too dark. Clarins Instant Smooth Self-Tanning feels and applies like a makeup product. It contains Acacia Micro-Pearls that trap moisture and help to fill in lines and wrinkles. Self-tanners that settle into lines and wrinkles lead to uneven color deposits–not pretty.
I’ve been using Clarins Instant Smooth Self-Tanning daily, applying it to my face and décolleté after moisturizing. I love the feel of this product and the fact that you only need a tiny bit. Instant Smooth Self-Tanning has a silky, light texture and it’s tinted, so you can see where you’re applying it. Best of all, it’s scented with peach and almond notes, so you don’t get the DHA smell. I also like that it’s a gradual tan. Once you’ve achieved your desired color, reapply every 2-3 days.