Living by the phrase, 'thou shall fake it and absolutely not bake it,' I have tried my fair share of self tanners.
When it comes to tanning I can safely say that, like skincare, different products give different results depending on your skin health, tone and texture. This, up until now, has applied for face tanners too.
While yes, we do know that you definitely shouldn't use body tan on your face (if you didn't until now just smile and nod), it still seems to be incredibly hard to get the perfect tone to match the rest of your body. It either all washes off and your face is left looking deathly pale compared to the rest of your body, or it feels sticky and thick and can eventually turn into a tone of orange that no face should ever endure.
Enter: ORRO & Co Amalfi Glow Drops.
Let me start by saying, anything with the word Amalfi in its title has my attention. Add the super cute packaging and it became a must try in my book.
The product, which comes with an extremely cute face applicator mit, is a unique hybrid tanning serum that is lightweight in texture and colour and features those incredible age defying and nourishing ingredients that you get in your skincare such as Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Jojoba and Rosehip Oil.
What's great about it is that the non greasy formula provides all the benefits of a skin-care serum, and is designed to work in conjunction with your daily moisturiser without the harsh chemicals or synthetic dyes.
Testing out the product for the very first time before bed, I cleansed & exfoliated my skin. The packaging directs you to add -6 drops into your moisturiser, oil or serum and smooth evenly over your face, neck and décolletage. Check. (The great thing here is that you can absolutely continue with the product on your body by mixing drops per body part into your daily moisturiser or body lotion).
My first reaction was that it looked like I had just put my normal serum on with little-to-no colour change, but with a few tans up my sleeve, I didn't need any convincing. Off to bed it was.
Waking up in the morning, my pillow was still as white as it was when I went to sleep. Success! Now to the mirror.
What I initially noticed was how beautifully light and fresh it looked: no orange, no stickiness and no smell. The brand does mention that the drop formula allows you to customise your colour and intensity of your tan, so you can control your shade with ease (ie. simply just increase the dosage for a deeper, darker tan), so for my darker summer days I would either add some more product or repeat the process. All in all, the product was incredible. One ticket to the Amalfi Coast, please!
The Amalfi Glow Drops are available online now for RRP $59.00, 30mL orroandco.com.