The newest self tanner and bronzing brand to hit ULTA this season is Irish brand, Karora. The line contains good for your skin ingredients like: green tea, argan oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, acai berry and more. The product I have tried is the Express Bronzing Mousse. Here’s what Karora has to say:
KARORA EXPRESS BRONZING MOUSSE (150ML $40.00)
SUPREME BRONZETTE: Exotic colour in just 1 hour with moisture boosting botanicals
Get bronzed brilliance in a flash with this effortless velvety mousse which dries in seconds and develops in just 1 hour. A rapid release of rich exotic colour is infused with skin caring botanicals to deliver a faux tan with true staying power that fades incredibly evenly. This is a new breed of mousse that makes the art of self-tanning quicker than ever before while you decide your shade of bronze. The easy apply, 1 hour express turnaround time will see you red-carpet ready with a golden hue post-rinse. Take the 3 hour option for a natural looking and glamorous dark bronze, easily credited to a week of pool side lounging.
Here’s what I thought: First off, I love the application mitt. It’s not made of the typical self tan mitt spongy material. It’s soft and plush, like velour. The self tanner doesn’t seep through after a few uses of the mitt. The mousse does not stink of self tanner at any point. It’s a mousse, but with less air than normal mousse I’ve used. It has a guide color, but it’s very slight. I have to be careful and pay attention closely. I didn’t realize I relied so heavily on the guide color in my self tanning until I had a few streaks my first time with Karora. I can attest that you will not end up looking like an oompah loompah if you leave the tanner on for more than 3 hours. I’ll either tan over night, or even during the day. The Express Bronzing mousse dries quickly and doesn’t transfer to clothes. I get a slightly patchy fade of my self tan after 3 days.
I haven’t tried the deluxe mini set just yet, so I can’t give you a review on those. Karora products are available in store and online at ULTA Beauty. If you purchase from Karora’s website, you can receive the deluxe minis for free! You can find Karora on Facebook and Twitter. Have you tried this new brand? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Thanks for reading! xo Amber