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EllieMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 09-May-19 16:28:01

This is the feedback thread for the Mumsnet users who tested out Sunkissed’s Self-Tan Mousse Dark variant and their new innovative Hydrating Jelly Tan.

Here’s what Sunkissed have to say: “Healthy looking skin is the perfect tonic for making you feel better about yourself; but as busy mums we understand your time is precious. Our new Sunkissed tan collection, containing over 95% natural ingredients and 0% nasties, such as alcohol, parabens, sulphates or silicones; combines luxury, high performance formulations that won’t break the bank. The best bit, they’re quick and easy to apply, smell delicious and deliver great results.”

Testers please answer the following questions on the product you tested:
- Which product did you test?
- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan?
- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan?
- How long did your tan last?
- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)?
- Would you purchase this product again?
- Is there anything you would change about this product?

Selected testers will be required to leave their feedback on a thread on Mumsnet and all who do so will be entered into a prize draw where 3 MNers will win a £100 voucher each of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck
MNHQ

Standard Insight T&Cs Apply

azulmariposa Thu 09-May-19 16:44:23

Which product did you test?
Dark mousse

- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan?
Easy to apply

- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan?
Smelt good! Not overpowering. Doesn't smell as bad afterwards like other fake tans.

- How long did your tan last?
3/4 days then started going a little patchy

- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)?
5
- Would you purchase this product again?
Yes

- Is there anything you would change about this product?
Although the guide colour is dark, the colour isn't that dark when washing off. And I left it for the maximum time.

desperatehousewife21 Thu 09-May-19 16:45:10

Which product did you test?
The self tan mousse dark.

- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan?
It was so easy to apply and went on in really easy streak- free glides.

- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan?
The smell was nice for a fake tan, not overbearing sickly sweet like some but also not really chemical smelling either.

- How long did your tan last?
About 4 days.

- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)?
4- cruelty free is a massive plus point. I’m not massively fussed on how natural the products are but definitely the more natural the better but it wouldn’t be the biggest selling point for me.

- Would you purchase this product again?
Yes!

- Is there anything you would change about this product?
No it was amazing I really loved it.

Mollypolly2610 Thu 09-May-19 16:47:08

Alas, I was sent the mousse tan remover to test so can’t answer most of the questions.

However I did try this as had old tan round my ankles and found it worked very well, easy to use and smelt lovely! Was a really good moisturizer.

Cruelty free and natural products are a 4 to me.

If I needed more of this I would buy it again.

Thanks for the opportunity to try this.

MilkyMamma Thu 09-May-19 16:47:28

- Which product did you test?
Hydrating Jelly Tan

- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan?
The result of the application, I've had so many comments and compliments about my healthy glow. It took 3 applications over a few weeks to perfect the application process, first one I missed a few bits (it soaks in quite quick so you have to be very careful at remembering where you've done!) I also had patchy knees and elbows, and was a bit streaky, 2nd was better and 3rd application was perfection! I've got the knack now.

- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan?
The smell during and right after application was really lovely and pleasant. After developing (over night in bed!) I thought the smell was that very tell tale biscuit smell you get with fake tan, although not unpleasant at all and perhaps not as strong. Although not much to compare to as I haven't used tanning products for quite a few years!

- How long did your tan last? A week until I reapplied, although didn't fully fade. I went swimming in this time twice.

- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)?
5

- Would you purchase this product again?
Absolutely would, and will.

- Is there anything you would change about this product?
I would have the seam on the mitt on the inside, I found I scraped/caught myself with it. Other than that very impressed. Thank you for letting me try it.

anothermansmother Thu 09-May-19 16:49:12

- Which product did you test? Dark mousse
- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan? The fact it moisturised and dried quickly and it smelt nice (sorry I know it was meant to be one! )
- What did you think about the smell, when you applied It's smells Devine, so much so that a couple of people asked what moisturiser I used as it smelt lovely.
- How long did your tan last? I'm on day 5 now and it's still looking good.
- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)? 5 very.
- Would you purchase this product again? Yes definitely and would recommend
- Is there anything you would change about this product? I'd make the dark shade darker, I applied 2 coats as I had a mid tan after the first application, and wanted a deeper/ darker tan especially on my legs.
I will look out for this in stores and have already recommended it to everyone who asked had I been away for the weekend!

beargryllshasabigrope Thu 09-May-19 16:49:17

- Which product did you test?
The sun kissed jelly

- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan?
It was really easy to apply. The mitt is lovely and soft and it dried quickly.

- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan?
It has a lovely smell! It did smell a bit biscuity after a while but not as strongly as other fake tan products that I've used.
- How long did your tan last?
5 days

- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)?
3.

- Would you purchase this product again?
Yes I probably would.

- Is there anything you would change about this product?
It was a bit patchy. I think that's application error but because it dried so quickly it was hard to pinpoint where I'd missed. It doesn't have a guide colour so it's all guess work.

Ames123 Thu 09-May-19 16:51:47

- Which product did you test?
Dark
- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan?
The fact that it was a fake tan with natural ingredients, that’s actually helped my skin feel quite nourished instead of drying and scaly
- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan?
The smell was the best coconut/holiday/summer smell!
- How long did your tan last?
Three days
- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)?
4
- Would you purchase this product again?
Definitely
- Is there anything you would change about this product?
I would maybe just try it in the medium version next time but I literally loved the application with how easy it was and also there were zero streaks

BigBugs Thu 09-May-19 16:53:43

Which product did you test?

I tested the Dark Mousse.

- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan?

It looks very natural, I was initially worried as the moussse looked really dark on the application glove, but looks amazing on my already olive skin. My skin seemed to look smoother after every application.

- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan?

It was a nice subtle smell. Not too strong.

- How long did your tan last?

I have used it 3 times since it arrived to build up a natural look and it still looks good now.

- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)?

I would say a definite 5

- Would you purchase this product again?
Yes I would definitely buy this again. It’s so easy to apply, with no streaks or dark patches left on the skin. It up there with the best self tanning products that I have used.

- Is there anything you would change about this product?

Nothing at all. It’s a great product!

MiaowMix Thu 09-May-19 16:54:12

Hello! thank you again for this product.

- Which product did you test?

The Hydrating Jelly Tan

- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan?

Lovely smell, easy to apply, natural looking tan. Love the texture too.

- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan?

Loved it, coconutty, holiday-ish

- How long did your tan last?

Around 3 days

- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)?

5

- Would you purchase this product again?

Yes, probably

- Is there anything you would change about this product?

Initially I thought it wasn't very effective on an existing light tan, but it developed well over a 3 day period. The only, only negative for me is that it's not especially moisturising, and I have dry-ish skin so still looking for the holy grail of moisturising tanning product. But it was a really good tanning product alone.

Shoom72 Thu 09-May-19 16:59:48

I tried the dark mousse and I loved how easy it was to apply and the tan had no fake tan smell and had a holiday like fragrance and the tan was so natural looking. The tan has lasted nearly a week in this cold weather and would be more long lasting if we had some sun.
Scale of 5 for natural products and cruelty free importance.
I will be a regular user and have other family and friends that are keen to purchase and try. I really would not change a thing about this fake tan.

Thewildthingsliveatmyhouse Thu 09-May-19 16:59:48

- Which product did you test?
Hydrating Jelly tan

- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan?
It was so natural, and golden. Having red hair, freckles and pale skin, it's hard to look good with a tan, but this was amazing!

- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan?
Smelled like holidays when it went on, however when I awoke in the morning it did smell a little "biscuit-like", but not as bad as many other tans I've used.

- How long did your tan last?
4 days, but went patchy after 3.

- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)?
5

- Would you purchase this product again?
Yes, I definitely would. As it dries so quickly, it is hard to remember where you've applied it. So I ended up with some very dodgy tan lines on the insides of my arms!! Next time I will slow down (did my whole body in 5 minutes first time).

- Is there anything you would change about this product?
Maybe a slight hint of guide colour, to see where you've applied it.

Thank you for sending me this, I genuinely love it!smile

Ahardmanisgoodtofind Thu 09-May-19 16:59:54

Which product did you test?
Self tan mousse dark
- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan?
Amazingly natural, even, colour
- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan?
Lovely smell, reminiscent of holidays, or that coconut oil my mum used to use .any years ago!
- How long did your tan last?
6days!!
- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)?
5
- Would you purchase this product again?
Yes, actually already have!
- Is there anything you would change about this product?
No, I've never successfully fake tanned before but this was so easy and enjoyable to use I'll be doing it regularly.

hertslass Thu 09-May-19 17:00:22

I tested the Sunkissed Dark self tan mousse. The velvet mitt that was included made the application really easy and it went on very smoothly.
It smelled lovely, not like the fake tans of old!
After washing it off the next morning it revealed a nice even colour that was not too dark, but still dark enough to be noticed. The tan lasted well and did not become patchy.
I would definitely use this sunkissed self tan again, I was really pleased that I had the opportunity to be one of the first to try it out.
Thumbs up from me.

torthecatlady Thu 09-May-19 17:03:30

- Which product did you test?
Dark mousse

- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan?
I like that it made an effort to be ethical and still actually did what it was supposed to!

- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan?
Really enjoyed the scent. Quite delicate and not like normal tanning smells.

- How long did your tan last?
I did 1 application, then did another application the next day to get all the patches I missed. It lasted 4 days before it started to fade.

- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)?
5

- Would you purchase this product again?
I would definitely consider buying it!

- Is there anything you would change about this product?
Even more natural ingredients?

TightPants Thu 09-May-19 17:07:08

Which product did you test?
The dark mousse

- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan?
Easy to apply with the mitt supplied, no smell, lasted well.

- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan?
I didn’t notice a smell! Some fake tans are awful - not this one!

- How long did your tan last?
I added another ‘coat’ after 3 days, but it was fading evenly.

- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)?
5 - very important

- Would you purchase this product again?
Probably

- Is there anything you would change about this product?
It was a little too golden for my skin tone. I actually thought it was quite pale for a dark tan mousse.

macncheese87 Thu 09-May-19 17:08:06

Which product did you test? Hydrating jelly tan

- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan?
The colour was good, not too dark or too light. The smell is definitely better than other fake tans, and it absorbed really easily into the skin, so it wasn't sticky at all.

- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan?
Initially the smell is lovely. Smells like sun cream which is great. The morning after, or as the hours pass, it does get a bit whiffy but it's manageable as that's when it's due to be rinsed off anyway.

- How long did your tan last?
3 days approx

- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)?
4- I would prefer cruelty free but I don't actively seek it out.

- Would you purchase this product again?
Yes, I definitely will. And I will try other sunkissed products.

- Is there anything you would change about this product?
*I would prefer a guide colour, even if it was slight. It was too easy to forget where I applied as it dried so quickly. Also didn't really moisturise me very well, but I can forgive that for the lovely colour.

Thank you sunkissed!*

lottieleo Thu 09-May-19 17:09:16

Which product did you test? Dark tanning mouse
- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan? Easy application and texture, it didn't cling to dry patches and areas. Lovely guide colour and streak free on development (applied with make up powder brush)
- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan? Initial lovely smell of coconut then over an hour or so the normal aroma of tan came through.
- How long did your tan last? Faded over 4 days on arms and 2 days on chest/face
- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)? 3
- Would you purchase this product again? Yes for easy streak free tanning, no if I was wanted a dark tan I can get darker from other products
- Is there anything you would change about this product? I didn't find it as dark as other products. Overall nice tanning product if not advertised as dark.

Picture with flash
Before
Base colour
After shower

EllieMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 09-May-19 17:13:30

Hi @Mollypolly2610 apologies about this, please could you email me with some more information and I'll see if we can get you the tan sent out, as this was a mistake.

OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow Thu 09-May-19 17:16:48

Which product did you test? The gel
What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan? It applied really easily and gave a lovely golden colour.
- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan? To be honest-I hated it. I loathe coconut in every form especially smell. However, it fades very quickly and once it was dry I couldn't (or anyone else) smell it.
- How long did your tan last? Two or three days. Faded evenly.
- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)? 5
- Would you purchase this product again? Probably.
- Is there anything you would change about this product? Coconut smell.

PizzaAndChips Thu 09-May-19 17:18:26

- Which product did you test?
Hydrating Jelly

- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan?
Natural glow, non-transfer, instant formula.

- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan?
The smell was lovely whilst it was being applied, but I noticed that distinctive fake-tan-biscuit smell after a few hours. This lasted all that day and the next.

- How long did your tan last?
1 week on it’s still going strong!

- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)?
4

- Would you purchase this product again?
Probably, as it was really quick to apply and I wore a white t-shirt on the day of application and it didn’t transfer at all! I liked the glow that it gave me and I found it subtle enough to not look fake.

- Is there anything you would change about this product?
It was a little difficult to see where I had applied, but if it was made visible in application then I suppose that would remove the non-transfer bonus. Other than that, I was very happy.

Moomin7979 Thu 09-May-19 17:25:25

Which product did you test?
Dark mousse self tan

- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan?
Sweet smell.

- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan?
Loved it! Doesn't linger or smell like hot biscuits

- How long did your tan last?
4 days then started going a patchy and pale

- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)?
4

- Would you purchase this product again?
Yes

- Is there anything you would change about this product?
Only that it's a wee bit orange on my skin tone compared to my regular mousse.

BlackHillsofDakota Thu 09-May-19 17:33:53

- Which product did you test?

Hydrating jelly tan

- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan?

How quickly it dried and that it wasn't sticky

- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan?

Loved it! It did smell a bit biscuity as it developed though

- How long did your tan last?

I reapplied every other day for a week and it's still there now a week later.

- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)?

About a 4

- Would you purchase this product again?

I would unless it was super expensive.

- Is there anything you would change about this product?

No, I think it's probably the best tan I've used in a long time.

K4YL33 Thu 09-May-19 17:48:16

Which product did you test?
I tested the hydrating jelly
- What did you like most about your Sunkissed tan?
It was natural looking and not sticky. Very east to apply and dries quickly. Mitt was great at smoothing it over body
- What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan?
Smelt like holiday smile was lovely but did find after a while it did start to smell like fake tan but not as strong as other brands
- How long did your tan last?
About 3 days
- How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)?
5
- Would you purchase this product again?
Yes i would
- Is there anything you would change about this product?
Colour guide would be fab as dries quickly so can get a bit patchy and also found didnt moisturise my skin as much

PointlessUsername Thu 09-May-19 17:50:27

Which product did you test?

The Jelly Tan

-What did you like most about your
Sunkissed tan?

That it dries super quick.

-What did you think about the smell, when you applied the tan?

It smells like holiday

-How long did your tan last?

I topped up every few days so it hasnt faded yet.

-How important are cruelty free and natural products to you on a scale of 1-5 (1 not at all - 5 very)?

3
-Would you purchase this product again?

Yes, 100%

-Is there anything you would change about this product?

No, Nothing at all smile

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