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60 Second Instant Miracle Tan review, plus Sugar Scrubs and more
There’s no denying it now, Fall is just around the corner. And although there are tons of things I’m going to miss about summer (sandals and not having to get stuck behind a school bus, to name two) the thing I will miss the most is sun-kissed skin (safely achieved, of course). Luckily with Diana B.’s 60 Second Miracle Tan ($60) I don’t have to say good bye!
Maybe I’m skeptical, or perhaps I’ve just been turned orange too many times, but I proceeded with caution while testing for the first time. Even from a brand like Diana B., who I know and love. Because tan skin; not only without a hint of orange or the lingering smell of most self tanners, but in 60 seconds? I found it hard to believe.
But, that’s exactly what happened. 60 Second Miracle Tan uses DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid) along with the some top secret technology that mixes to produces a water-activated sugar protein based foam that smells amazing. And when I say amazing, I don’t mean “amazing for a self tanner”. I mean a truly delicious smelling chocolate almond foam.
Here’s where it gets good though…you put on gloves and get in the shower. After applying 10 pumps to 4 different parts of your body (40 pumps total), you count to 60 as you rub the foam into your skin.
Don’t be scared, it does look dark. After about 10 seconds I was considering rinsing it off (but didn’t). When I did rinse (both me and my shower walls, be careful-it will stain curtains!) and stepped out of the shower I was greeted with a lovely sight; a light and natural looking tan. I did notice my feet were a bit splotchy (as they were standing in the tanner as it washed off), but after a quick scrub with a pumice stone-good as new!
You can use it daily to build on your color, but I liked using it once a week to keep a consistent sunny, yet sun-free look. Hands down, this is the best self tanner I have ever used. I only wish it were a bit less expensive ($40 would be a no brainer purchase for me, $60 causes me to pause.)
Tanning not your thing? Diana B. offers a whole range of products to keep your skin looking fab, in 4 signature scents (with powerhouse ingredients) that can be mixed and layered to develop your own signature scent:
Maple Sugar Lychee Nut – healing minerals found in Maple syrup work wonders on sun damage, hyper pigmentation and acne scarring.
Green Tea Desert Grapefruit – green tea is a powerful antioxidant that helps to aging. Grapefruit helps to heal surface impurities with its high concentration of Vitamin C.
Black Fig – the skin of the fig is high in both Vitamin C and natural fruit enzymes, to help restore elasticity, circulation and vitality to tired skin.
Peach Frangipani Flower – peach is soothing and gentle to sensitive skin. Frangipani Flower extracts lift and tone skin. Together, of course, they smell delicious.
Please check the comments to see the wht review team’s thoughts on their light and creamy Body Lotion ($20), delicately scented Candle ($25) and the product that was my introduction to the line oh-so many years ago; Sugar Scrub ($45), which uses cane sugar syrup from England and is both oil and chemical free.
In the meantime, I’ll be gazing at my chocolate scented, non orange tan, and thanking Diana B. for yet another winning product!
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