July 25, 2010

xen-tan reviews

The other day I finally got round to buying myself some Xen-Tan. They had an offer on where you got a free full sized Body Scrub and a 30ml sample of the Deep Bronze Luxe lotion, so I was obviously very pleased.

I am sure most of you have heard about it and seen tons of blog posts raving about how good it is, so I thought I would give it a try and review it for you all. I have been using fake tan for a few years now, I have tried spray tan at the salon, mousse tans, gradual tans, wash off tans, the lot! I have mainly been using St Moriz and St Tropez mousse for the past few months, both left my skin slightly patchy and streaky. It also has the most natural tan colour that I have ever tried, and generally just looks like you have spent two weeks in the Caribbean, without a hint of being tangoed.

Body Scrub Exfoliating Wash

I was worried at first when I saw that this smelt of mint that I would end up smelling like a packet of extra chewing gum. However, I can happily report that there is no whiff of that sickly chewing gum and it smells more of a minty spa smell, if you know what I mean. It has just the right amount of beads in to buff off dead skin cells and the end of a fake tan without being too rough on the skin. I kid you not, my skin felt as soft as a baby's bum when I stepped out out the shower.

Dark Lotion Weekly Self-Tan

I applied the Xen-Tan Dark Lotion a few hours ago, and already I have the most gorgeous, streak free, almond smelling tan. So many people have said how amazing this fake tan is, and I always thought to myself, well how amazing can a fake tan be for god sakes? Well, now I know! I buff the tan into my skin using my fingers, in circular motions. It sinks straight into the skin and you can instantly feel that your skin is so much softer. It is unlike any other fake tan that I have used, simply because it is so fool proof. The self tan, as I said before, smells so yummy, like a mixture of almonds and vanilla. But don't worry, it in no way smells sickly and only gives your skin a light fragrance.

Face Tanner Luxe

This works in similar ways as the Dark Lotion body tan, but is more ideal for using on the face if you have sensitive skin. I used to use the same self-tan on my face as on my body, but soon came to realise that it was clogging my pores and didn't give a very natural look. However, using the Xen-Tan Face Tanner Luxe gives a gorgeous natural glow to my face and nourishes my skin at the same time.

Prices -

Body Scrub Exfoliating Wash - £12.95
Dark Lotion Weekly Self-Tan (Dark) - £25.95
Face Tanner Luxe - £18.95
Deep Bronze Luxe Sample (for a medium tan) - Free with all first orders

Left - Body Scrub
Right - Deep Bronze Luxe

Left - Face Tanner Luxe
Right - Dark Lotion

Before -

After -

 The next week -

My tan still looks perfect, streak free, and has faded in a very dignified and patch free way. Throughout the whole process I couldn't smell a trace of that horrible famous 'fake tan smell', and the vanilla/almond smell faded after application. I will definitely be repurchasing this fake tan, and can't think of any reasons to stop using it, it is most definitely the best fake tan that I have ever tried! I will also be re-purchasing the body scrub when mine runs out. I would even go as far as to say this is now my new 'holy grail' fake tan!

For a dark tan, I would recommend re-applying every 4-5 days, or if you just like a glow to your skin then apply a thin layer every week.

Overall rating for all the products - 8/10

You can purchase Xen-Tan quickly and easily over the internet, or read more about the products on the Xen-Tan website here.


  1. Thanks for the review hun!They look really great products!!I want to try them!Hugs

  2. I have this at home, haven't tried it yet though. So many great reviews about it, so I think I'll give it a go! What are your methods of applying it? I don't want to end up with streaky palms/knees/elbows! x

  3. wow. great review - this stuff looks amazing. you look so naturally tanned in the after shot!

    just found your blog today and LOVE it. keep up the great work :)

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  5. I have been using xen tan dark lotion for over 3yr , their mitt is great for applying but I use a make up sponge for hands and feet with moisturiser mixed with tan! The pump is good for remembering how much u used on legs ,arms (two pumps for each calf , two pumps each thigh)When I use squeesy tubes I forget how much I used and end up with one leg and arm darker lol