August 27, 2011

Self tanning without the mess thanks to Dr. Dennis Gross, Marcelle and TanTowel!

Even though we are at the tail-end of summer, I have not obtained anything even vaguely resembling a tan which means every time I have to wear a skirt I am scrambling to do something about my day-glo white legs! Self tanners are great, self tanning cloths requiring a minimum of mess or effort - amazing! 
Here's what's been on me lately:

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad Anti-Aging Exfoliating Self-Tanner with Active Vitamin D - 20 towelettes - $37 - Microencapsulated DHA and soy proteins deliver odorless, streak free color deep into skin to prevent fading through surface exfoliation. Alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids penetrate the skin to exfoliate, tighten pores, eliminate blackheads, and help fade existing sunspots for an even, streak-free glow. Vitamin D is known for enhancing the benefits of other vitamins and antioxidants found in the formula. Gentle enough for all skin types, vegan, and cruelty-free. 

This one is a no-brainer - we know how important it is to exfoliate before self-tanning so a product that does both for you at once is genius! I like to use them before bed and wake up with smooth skin and a nice healthy glow - and I have yet to have a problem with stained sheets! My only complaint would be the smell, they are supposed to be unscented but I detect a chemical like scent - not overly strong but obvious to me. 

Available at Sephora and

Marcelle I-Bronze Self-Tanning Cloths - 15 cloths - $17.95 - hypo-allergenic and perfume free these biodegradable and soft cloths come in two types: Fair to Medium or Medium to Darker Skin Tones and offer a golden, natural-looking tan in one swift, easy application!

I appreciate that there is a shade option for these - as fellow fair-complexioned ladies know, some self-tanners are just not make for us and can end up making us  look unnaturally dark! This gives me a quick easy colour pick-me-up which I especially love for my legs!

If you aren't near a drugstore or live in the States and don't have access to Marcelle products you will be pleased to know that they are now available online at
TanTowel Classic Self-Tan Towelette -20 pack - $28.45 (special price) - are infused with a self-tanning formulation that will give you a natural looking tan.

What makes them special is the smell, unlike most self tanners, these have a clean, citrus fragrance and are individually packaged for your convenience.

Available from The Shopping Channel -

Does anyone know of other options in self tanner cloths because I would love to hear about them!

- Lisamarie -

1 comment:

  1. i think i stared at the marcelle wipes for a good 5 minutes, trying to decide whether or not i should grab a pack...

    i think i shall, my legs have not tanned as much as my arms have.


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