Bondi Sands Gradual Tanning Foam Review

By SugarPlumPosts - 23:09


I wouldn't call myself a regular tanner, and I'm afraid to say I don't honour Tanning Thursday or see it as a day of celebration. However, from time to time, I do enjoy marinating in DHA, and waking up the next day with a golden glow.

The one tanning brand I have always used, and keep going back to is Bondi Sands. Australian made and not too expensive, it has always drawn me as a brand with a variety of products to choose from. I have been using the Self Tanning Foam in Light/Medium (read my full review HERE) for a couple of years now, and have also tried the new Liquid Gold product (a tanning oil, where no 'wash off is required' – branded for convenience. I will do a review on this product soon!).

Recently, I have been using the Bondi Sands Gradual Tanning Milk to maintain and enhance my tan, whilst moisturising my body. While this works a treat, I was pulled in by the sound of the Gradual Tanning Foam. The Gradual Tanning Foam has the exact same benefits as the milk, except that it is in a foam formula. It even has the same scent, Cocoa Butter.

I definitely prefer the Gradual Tanning Milk over the Gradual Tanning Foam. I find that the Foam leaves my skin extremely sticky and does not sink in properly, unlike the milk which you don't notice is there after a while. I also found that it took a lot longer to sink into my skin. In terms of the colour, I found that it maintains the tan fine but does not make you any darker. Which is fine by me. It made my tan from the Self-tanning foam last for more than its usual 7 days.

The main problem I have with this product, is that it made me break out in an itchy, bobbly rash... I don't usually have sensitive skin, and I've not had a problem with any of the other tanning products I have used before from Bondi Sands. I wouldn't recommend using the product everyday, perhaps every other day if you have sensitive skin. I feel like I have to use it now as tanning products aren't the cheapest on the shelves!

The price for this product is £12.99 which is ever so slightly more pricey than the milk. At the moment it is on offer at Superdrug, literally a day after I paid full price for it which is a bit annoying! I would recommend the Gradual Tanning Milk over the Gradual Tanning foam, which is also on offer at the moment, so go grab a bottle! 

Have any of you tried this product before? What other brands would you recommend?

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