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Glow Boost: Vegan Shimmering Body Oils and Sunless Tans

Glow Boost: Vegan Shimmering Body Oils and Sunless Tans

Glowing skin starts with the what you consume and ends with your skincare products. The magical thing about summer sunshine is the extra glow. Selfies look FLAWLESS. Seriously it is a miracle. Plus, people seem happier and the air lighter.

But what about the cloudy summer days? Or the inspiration from women traveling on vacation and returning home with glowing, golden skin?

When I wake up with glowing skin, I feel more confident and more of a goddess.

You and I are glow getters! So why not add extra glow to your skincare routine every once in a while?

Think about boosting your glow with shimmering body oils, sunless tan sprays, and tanning oils that smell like chocolate, watermelon, or pineapple.

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Isle of Paradise

  • Vegan

  • Cruelty-free

  • Organic

  • Uses avocado, chia seed, & coconut oils

  • Read more about their ingredients here

Isle of Paradise sells sunless tan products for a light tan (peach), medium (green), and dark (violet).

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Their products also allow you to apply your tan in whatever way works best for you!

They sell a mousse (pump and rub in), water (spray and rub in), or drops (to add to your favorite moisturizer for a natural glow). Or you can opt for their premixed moisturizer, Happy Glow.

Their Disco Tan is made for a last minute tan you can wash it away the same day.

If you get tired of your tan or don’t like it, you can remove your tan and exfoliate all in one with their product Over It.

How long will your tan last?

It depends on how quickly you shed skin cells. Your tan will last 4-10 days depending on how deep the color is and your skin type.

Tricks to make your tan last longer:

  • Use Prep It (their PH balancing spray to make your tan last up to 3 days longer)

  • Allowing a longer development time (they recommend 4 - 6 hours)

  • Avoid hot showers, chlorinated water, & body oils (the last one makes me super sad because OILS ARE EVERYTHING. Oils are life, but it’s only 4 - 10 days)

Bali Body

  • Vegan-friendly

  • Made in their hometown of Melbourne, Australia

  • Strictly tested on Bali Body babes

Bali Body sells intoxicating tanning oils for the perfect suntan. Ingredients include grape seed oil, coconut, olive oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E, cocoa, and the natural fragrances from coconut, watermelon, or pineapple.

Tanning Oils

For sunless tanning, Bali Body sells a bronzing lotion and shimmering body oil.

You can find your glow based on your needs by clicking ‘Find My Glow’ on their menu bar.

They also sell BB creams, moisturizer, sunscreen, and lip balm.

You can read the reviews here.

Just Nutritive

  • Vegan

  • Cruelty-free

  • Made in the USA

  • Recyclable packaging

  • Uses plant oils, butters, & botanical extracts

  • Read more about their ingredients here

Sunless Tanning Daily Facial Creme

Ingredients include apricot, avocado, borage, chia seed, and vitamin E.

There is sunless tanning for light to medium tones. Ingredients include avocado, black currant, borage, oat kernel, argan, and camellia. Plus, sunless tanning for dark tones. Ingredients include sweet almond, grape seed, cherry, apricot, macadamia, and sunflower.

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The Shady Sun

  • Vegan

  • Cruelty-free

  • Zero parabens

They sell polishes which are scrubs for exfoliation before applying your sunless tan. The polishes come in Sweetened Coffee, Charcoal Coconut, and Ocean Citrus.

Shady Tan Can or Foam

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Ingredients include DHA (from organic sugar), aloe vera leaf juice, walnut shell extract, & chamomile extract.

Apply with their tanning mitt.

Shady Mist

The mist comes in opal, rose gold, and bronze.

Ingredients include safflower oil and coconut oil.

How long will your tan last?

Your tan will last 5-7 days depending on how quickly you shed skin cells.

Tricks to make your tan last longer:

  • Allowing a longer development time (they recommend 4 - 6 hours, 24 hours is even better!)

  • Avoid exfoliates, loofahs, harsh soap, swimming, & shaving or waxing

What products/routine do you use to keep your skin glowing? Do you tan in the sun or sunless?

Post a comment or question below and don’t hesitate to share this post and help create a cycle of sun-kissed skin 😘

& remember to allow your authentic self to empower the women around you

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