Tuesday, January 26, 2010

REVIEW - Moist Hemp Bronzing Moisturizer

I'm going to start off by letting you all know a little about my skin. I'm very pale. If i don't wear bronzer or anything im very white. During the summer, i do get a little color but i usually burn before i can actually get a nice tan. My face and chest are the hardest for me to tan. I used to go to the tanning salon for about two years and i always tanned un-evenly (my face and chest tan very hard). I just used bronzer on my face and chest and that's why i didn't stop going. (I went through a lot of bronzers lol). I stopped going to the salon for about a year now and of course my skin got super pale and white. I'm a friendly casper! lol I decided to take matters in my own hands. I've never used self-tanners before. I'm still trying to figure out which ones are good and worth buying because i don't want to end up orange!
(Big No-No)
I went to Sally's Beauty Salon about a week or so ago and this product caught my eye. It's the Moist Hemp Bronzing Moisturizer. First i wasn't so sure about it but i took a chance because i was too pale for my liking. The price is $8.49. It's an 18 oz. bottle with a pump. I can honestly tell you im very happy with it. It's a gradual tanner, which is supposed to give you a full tan color after 7 days. Aside from giving you that hint of tan, it also moisturizes! You're supposed to use it daily to keep up the tan or deepen it. The content, hempseed oil and CoQ comples condition, firm, and hydrate skin for a soft feel and gorgeous glow.
Here's how i use it:
I apply it all over starting with my legs and working my way up. Last thing i work on are my arms. I don't use a fan to dry it because it dries fast on its own and doesn't smudge on my clothes. I don't apply it on my face anymore because it broke me out (i have sensitive oily skin). I work it all the way up to my jawline then stop. Blending but not over-blending is important. I rub it enough to not see the lotion anymore. I make sure to wash my hands. I skipped that part the first three times and i had a lovely muddy tan smear between my fingers lol
The smell bugged me a bit in the very beginning but i got used to it. It's a mix between a tanning lotion with a hint of coconut. I've been using it everyday for a whole week and now the past two or three days i've skipped a day. It doesn't come off if you take a shower unless you exfoliate everytime. All in all im really in love with this product. I love the fact that it's a gradual tanner which for me is perfect because i don't want that extreme dark tan which will be very obvious. This gives me a nice hint of color and i absolutely love that!
Just to give you an idea of what color i am now foundation wise, i am a Mac Studi Fix Fluid in NC35. The Revlon Colorstay in Golden Beige i recently got doesn't really match me anymore lol So i went to Mac to test out foundations and they gave me a sample of the NC35 and it's a perfect match! I believe before i was probably an NC25 without all the pounds of bronzers i put on lol
Project get a new foundation is coming up soon lol
Have you heard of this tanner? Do you use any?


  1. Hey doll! Just found your blog and am loving it! Xen-tan is a really good self-tanner but its a lil pricey. I haven't found it in stores here in Ohio but you can buy it online. They also have the Mistic Spray Tan in the tanning salons which is effortless because its a spray both and the result is the best I have tried to date. The smell does not come back after you shower once either like most! Its too costly ($33 a spray). You can buy 3 of them for $45 or 5 for $75 too. They will also have specials like on Mondays here you can pay 10$ for a spray. Normally go once a week and you are good to go :] Good luck! ♥

  2. I have this!!!! LOL, I actually have two bottles of the stuff because I used to work at Sally. I haven't used them yet, I don't have the discipline to apply it daily. I'm sooo lazy. I can't stand the smell. I mean, I can, but I'd rather it smell like, I don't know, better!

  3. Sara - thanks for the tips! I have tried spray tanners and it was such a disaster that's why im looking for a mousse or cream formulation...so far this works for me =)

    Louzee - i get lazy too lol i've been skipping days now but the color lasts so i like it. The smell is ok for me. it takes some time to get used to

  4. Hemp can be use in so many things, I specially love food made out of hemp, I was looking for some recipes and after watching like a bunch of Cialis Online ads, I finally get some good recipes.