As you all know, I have become a big fan of Tropic Skincare recently, so I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to review their latest ‘must have’ product for summer; the Summer Skin Natural Melanin Enhancer.
The Summer Skin Natural Enhancer is the latest in Tropic’s summer products. It is a natural tanning lotion, which costs £24.00 for a 250ml bottle and lasts 12 months once opened. The lotion is a new generation of patented technology and Allo-Melanin helps to mimic the colour of your very own melanin, resulting in a natural glowing tan.
Infused with creamy coconut oil and a hint of lemon, it leaves a wonderful smell, instead of the old biscuit smell of some other lotions. Who would rather have a tanning lotion that smells of an old digestive biscuit, when you can have a nice, fruity scent instead!
How to apply it:
The tanning lotion is very easy to apply. All you need to do, is apply the lotion onto clean, un-moisturised skin, in long and even strokes, allowing the tan to look natural and streak-free. The lotion needs to be applied everyday until you get the colour you want. After that, the lotion only needs to be reapplied every 2-3 days to keep the colour glowing.
So far, I have found this to be the perfect gradual tanning lotion for me. I normally give up using some lotions due to them leaving my skin greasy and smelling not that great, also they take such a long time to dry, which can be a real hassle when I’m in a rush. I found that the Summer Skin Melanin Enhancer had non of these issues, When first applying the lotion, the smell did remind me of sun cream a bit and it actually ended up leaving a pleasant tropical scent, it left my skin feeling soft and not greasy and it was extremely quick when it came to drying.
I am currently starting to use a tanning mitt to allow a more of a natural streak-free tan, but if you do use your hands to apply the lotion, then make sure to wash them properly after use.
Lime Essential Oil: Allows a sharp but crisp scent to enhance the senses.
Mango Butter: Contains anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties to allow deep hydration of the skin, whilst helping any dry skin.
Organic Coconut Butter: Contains anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties and is rich in moisturising fatty acids to help replenish the skin.
Plant Melanin: Copied from patented technology plant; Allo-Melanin. This is a rare anti-oxidant in skincare and allows the lotion to mimic the colour of your very own melanin, while protecting the sin from oxidative stress. The plant melanin also allows the tan to look natural and streak-free.
Easy to apply – pump dispenser minimises waste
Non greasy – quick drying, doesn’t leave traces on your clothes
None of the usual fake tan smell – Lovely tropical fragrance once dried
It is more expensive then many other tanning lotions
Tropic skincare believe in natural, cruelty free products:
Vegan Society approved, they do not use any animal derivatives.
100% pure plant extracts are used to make their products.
No testing of their products is done on any animals.
I have only been using this for a few days and I am loving it already. This product is a definite must for the summer. Do not be put off by the price, this product is long lasting and a hundred times more pleasant then other self tanning products. If you are thinking of buying a tanning lotion, then I definitely recommend this for you.