Super Glow is a good name. Because it doesn’t tan, not really, not on my skin tone at any rate. What this serum does do is impart a little glow, a touch of radiance. Takes the edge off. The face in the morning mirror looks well rested. Quite the result.
The Tan-Luxe Super Glow Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum definitely does have, as the name suggests, self-tan in it. You need to be careful to wash your hands after application, have been caught out by orange between the finger tide lines. If you are fair and use it everyday I’m sure you’d see a difference. But for all other skin tones, not so much. That said, have been using it three or four times a week for the past month and am a huge fan nonetheless.
Essentially, it’s a really lovely hyaluronic acid serum, one that does a properly decent job of hydrating the skin. Hyaluronic acid serums are a bit weird in that they don’t hydrate immediately, like a night cream or facial oil would, and almost feel dry to apply. The effects are also delayed, it’s not until a few days in that you start to notice your skin looks good.
I haven’t used the original drops, the Tan-Luxe The Face Illuminating Self-Tan Drops, the ones that you mix into your moisturiser or whatever, but they are more of a dedicated self-tan product by all accounts. The Super Glow Serum is not that. In a way, you sort of need to banish the tanning aspect from your mind and think of it instead as a serum with mystery glow-giving properties.
Fortunately, considering it’s inefficiencies on the tanning front, it doesn’t have any of the unfortunate self-tan side effects, no unpleasant smell, no stained pillows. Though it is fragranced with a lovely, fruity scent. The winter months are where I think it will really come into its own, when the freckles are gone and the central heating has zapped all life from your visage. The winter glow giver. A party season staple.
Tan-Luxe Super Glow Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum, £35 for 30ml, here.
Til next time,