Thursday, 9 August 2012

BeauBronz: Abi O Bronzed Goddess Dark Tanning Mousse Review*

I was recently sent a self tanner to try by Abi O, which is a new range from the House of BeauBronz. I chose to try the Bronzed Goddess Dark Tanning Mousse. Even though I am quite pale I went for the dark one because I want to achieve a deep colour. 

When I was offered the chance to try a product from the new Abi O range, I jumped at the chance as all of the products contain natural and certified organic ingredients, they are paraben free, and best of all cruelty free! This particular product from their range is fragrance free too. 

What BeauBronz say about this product:

"This couture tanning product contains 100% natural active ingredients and is completely fragrance and alcohol free.
-EcoCert approved DHA provides a more natural & eco-friendly self-tan.
-Natural amino acid derivatives boost the foam without need for harsh foaming agents.
-Bioactive Aloe Vera
-Organic Cucumber Extract to sooth and moisturise.
-Organic Quinoa protein rich in amino acids to help develop a deeper and more natural tan.
-Fragrance free
-Paraben free"


Above is my leg before using the tanner. You can probably tell I'd badly applied a self tanner previously, which was a bit streaky, and this is how it looks after desperately scrubbing in the shower. Not very glamorous, and still quite pasty. Well... nothing much left to say about my leg!


As you can see this self tanning mousse has a colour guide, which I love, and the mousse has quite a nice consistency. This applies really nicely and evenly, and has a very subtle, almost non-existent scent - so no worrying about stinking of fake tan! (Though I don't mind the smell of fake tan, I don't want it to be too obvious that I've used any.)

I took this photo immediately after applications, and I'm very impressed with the after results of this self tanner! The streaks you can see are from my failed attempts with a previous tanner (I am hopeless), but I experienced no streaks with this one. (If it looks more streaked, it's literally because the 'after' photo shows more of my leg. I feel a bit embarrassed letting you see just how bad my last attempt was!)

It dries very quickly, and once dry the scent doesn't develop (as some do) but stays very subtle/almost non-existent. The finish is a lovely bronzed finish, as the name promised, and there is no orange-ness at all. Usually, after using some fake tans, my tanning mitt is left looking a bit green, but I'm happy to report there is no hint of green at all with this tanner!

Quick Comparison
Before | After

As well as the Dark Tanning Mousse, the Abi O range also sells a Gradual Tanner, Shimmer Tan Boost, a Medium Tanner for fair skin, a Body Wash and a Creamy Exfoliating Scrub.

aqua, dihydroxyacetone, glycerin, sodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium cocoyl rice amino acids, sodium cocoyl hydrolyzed amaranth protein, polysorbate 20, phenoxyethanol, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, cucumis sativus fruit extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, benzoic acid, chenopodium quinoa seed, alcohol, citric acid, Cl 16035, Cl 19140, Cl 42090
Scent: 5/5
This has almost no scent. I can only really smell this product if I put my nose right up against my skin, and even then its very faint!
Effectiveness: 5/5 
The colour guide is very helpful for me, and this appllies really well. I was a little worried that this dark tanner might come out a bit weird on my pasty skin, but it's made me look quite tanned, and not at all orange or patchy. It dries very quickly too, which is great as I usually get so bored waiting for tanners dry!
Added bonuses: 
Cruelty-free, Eco friendly, Uses natural and certified organic ingredients, fragrance-free, and paraben-free.
Overall Rating: 5/5

Overall I am seriously impressed with this tanner!
The Bronzed Goddess Dark Tanning Mousse retails at £26 for 200ml, and can be purchased here.

P.S. There is a 25% off code on Pampered Prince's blog (which I'd seriously suggest you check out if you haven't seen it already!), and he's kindly let me share it with you all! You can find the code here.

*These products were sent to me for review purposes, but all views are honest and my own.


  1. This looks good, I am not a self tanner person but I do appreciate the fact that this is natural, nice to see :)

  2. I've only recently started to use them. My boyfriend and friends have all been on holiday so many times this year (I haven't been away once), and I'm so pale in comparison. Plus the OOTDs I've been doing have made me realise just how pasty I really am! Haha. Trying to play catch up xx

  3. I absolutley adore this tanning mousse, great review hun!
    I actually have a discount code on my blog in case any of your readers are interested in this too x

  4. Aw thank you. Feel a bit bad that you've seen my awful past attempts in these photos, especially after reading your tanning tips! Haha.
    Thats really kind of you. I'll add a link to your post at the end of this one :) xx

  5. Wow, what a lovely colour! I'm going to check this out x

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