Review - Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster ♥

Sunday, 21 May 2017

♥ Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster - £20 - available here

As you all know, I'm a real fake tan kinda girl. When March rolls in and I've spent the winter months looking rather pasty and pale, there is nothing I love more than slapping on a bit of fake tan, to make myself look and feel so much better and healthier. In my opinion everyone looks better with a tan, as long as you don't look like you've rolled around in some Wotsits and resemble any of these sorts of fake tan disasters you're good.

 Over the years, I've loved applying fake tan but one thing up until recently, that I've always struggled with is getting my face tanned, to the level that my body is, without breaking out, looking greasy or orange. There are plenty of products on the market that suggest they will tan your face, whether it be your usual tanning products, or products specifically created for tanning the face. But I'm gonna be honest and say none of them have ever worked for me, up until now. I've tried many facial tanners, from well known brands and they've either broke me out, been far too heavy for facial application, or just looked super unnatural. So for years I've just been wearing a darker shade foundation after I've applied my fake tan. Not the prettiest or most flattering of sights if I'm wearing any make up. My body has always looked a lovely shade of tan brown, and my face looked like Casper the ghost. Not a look I'd recommend at all.

After seeing a poll on Twitter about what everybody else does when it comes to tanning their face after applying fake tan to their body, I realised I wasn't alone in this whole tricky face tanning situation. I did a bit of research online and found that lots of people seemed to be raving about the Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster. I'd never even heard of it before but decided to look into the product in more detail. It claimed to provide all the benefits of a self tanner, without the drawbacks. However it wasn't an actual tanner per say, rather it was a liquid you could adjust the dosage to create your own made to measure results. To gain a lovely tanned complexion, you had to  add 1 to 3 drops of this stuff into your regular day or night moisturiser and you're basically a tanned goddess. It had rave reviews across the interwebs and before and after pics seemed really fab!

Ok so I needed this in my life, asap. It sounded so interesting! The only drawback was that it was £20 for a tiny 15ml bottle. However, yolo and all that?

Ok, now time to hear my thoughts on this unique and interesting stuff. Not to spoil the review, but it is honestly amazing, and thanks to this stuff, you can now have the most beautiful, glowing, golden and healthy face with no fuss. You're welcome. 

♥ Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster - £20 - available here

The formula is a self concentrated which means you simply cater the effect of this stuff yourself by adding between 1 to 3 drops of it into your regular moisturiser depending on how tanned you'd prefer to be. Clarins claim you should use one of their moisturisers to see the benefits of this stuff, but I use my regular Body Shop Vitamin E moisturiser and still get amazing results!

I tend to apply this before bed, as it does take a while to develop. I've never tested applying it in the morning and wearing it throughout the day, as it develops, so I can't tell you the exact time it takes to develop, nor does it state how long it takes on the packaging. However it does take a good few hours, at least. So it's not an instant tanning product. However it does come with a useful note of instructions that tell you exactly how to apply this stuff, which is perfect if you haven't used it before and I would really recommend following those instructions as it makes application fuss free and simple.

The formula is lightweight, and grease free, it doesn't dry your skin out nor does the tanned results make you look orange. The liquid you squeeze out of the small bottle, is literally just a liquid that you mix in with your normal moisturiser. You don't have to compromise having hydrated skin with this beauty, and it doesn't break you out. I've had no spots since using this, which is a massive deal for me, as I've always found it tricky when tanning my face with other tanning products as they always seem far too heavy for my skin and tend to break me out.

♥ Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster - £20 - available here

There is no fragrance to this gorgeous stuff, so you won't smell biscuity, and again no fragrance makes it really good to use for even sensitive skin, that is irritated by fragranced products, or if you're prone to break outs you don't have to worry about fragrances causing havoc on your skin. I can't even detect a whiff of this stuff as it's developing either so it's safe to say it's completely fragrance free.

I would say this would suit all skin types, and obviously the results of the tan will change depending on your skin colour and how much of the product you want to use.

I've also found this to be the perfect product to use when I want an even, glowing, streak free and orange-less tan on both my hands and feet. It's absolutely perfect, because I can squeeze three drops of this gorgeous stuff into my regular body moisturiser (I often reach for this beauty) and I'm good to go, with no fake tan mishaps in sight, or any orange ankles.

Best of all - the results. Where do I even begin? If you look on my Instagram page here - you will see I've been looking pretty tanned in my selfies recently thanks to this gorgeous stuff. If you look at selfies from April onwards, I had been applying this into my regular moisturiser, and not to blow my own trumpet but I do think I can notice a difference in my skin, it looks a lot more tanned, healthy and glowing. I'm really happy with the results, as unlike most tanning products I've used on my face, it's really natural. I don't end up looking orange, nor does the product cling to drier areas or clump together around the hairline. Best of all it doesn't break me out!! I'm so impressed and can't imagine, not having this beauty in my skincare routine now. The results are fairly long lasting, it doesn't come off looking patchy, the tan simply fades naturally every 3 days or so before I need to apply another 3 drops of the formula into my moisturiser.

At £20, for just a 15ml bottle, you guys probably think I'm crazy, but I've only used around half of this bottle since purchasing at the beginning of April. Which is almost 2 months usage. To keep my tan maintained, I only need to use 3 drops of this stuff, twice a week mixed in with my regular moisturiser so I think that is pretty good. I honestly think, it's worth every single, penny because I don't get any reactions, break outs and the results are really lovely, and long lasting. Give it a try yourself and see what you think! I promise you won't regret it.

The Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster is honestly one of the best tanning products I've ever used, using this alongside my new holy grail Bondi Sands tan in Dark, which you can read the review of here, makes me look like a naturally tanned, bronzed goddess and the results of the combination of using these two products together are INSANE. I can finally have a lovely tanned face, without worrying about breaking out! Woo!! *inserts all the happy dancing GIFS here.*

Have you ever tried the Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster? Will you be trying it any time soon? 

Have a lovely day!

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