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Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter is one of the UK & Ireland’s most popular tanning and skincare brands. Cocoa Brown has had unprecedented success in its first two years and it has become a cult beauty buy for women across the world. Beauty bloggers have really taken the brand to heart and it has created an online frenzy since it launched, with over 1,000 amazing beauty blogger reviews.
With the brand selling three bottles of their standard 1 HOUR TAN every minute across Ireland and the UK, Marissa created a formulation that produced an even darker tan, for the ultimate tan obsessive.
Guaranteed to provide perfect bronzed results for the busy woman on the go, this revolutionary product shows results instantly and can be washed off within just 1 HOUR, no need to sleep in it overnight!
Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter 1 HOUR TAN MOUSSE DARK is renowned for its innovative ingredients, delicious Tahitian Gardenia floral scent and streak free results. The key to the 1 HOUR TAN MOUSSE DARK is the range of ingredients that accelerate the tanning process revealing a deeply bronzed glow that lasts for between 5 to 7 days!
Included in the pack are the following:
I love that this product dries fast and I love the colour of the tan. It was easy to apply especially after having used the 'Tough Stuff' body scrub beforehand. Definitely would recommend and will continue to use Cocoa Brown.
Love this product. The Tough Stuff scrub made my skin feel great and the Tanning Mousse was easy to apply with the Tanning Mitt and gave great coverage. I would totally recommend these products to my friends and family and I would also purchase this product again
Very good natural sun tanned colour. I am very pale so I washed off after an hour and it was the perfect colour. It doesn't look orange at all. Easy to use and fast results. Love it!
Delivery: Arrived safely, surprisingly enough, within in a small padded envelop.
No damage to any of the supplied products though I'm sure if I wanted it shipped further a field I'd like to know it's travelling within a well padded carton. After years working within the logistics field and seeing the way a large number of companies handle goods the more effort put in from the suppliers end packing the better the outcome of non-damaged goods arriving for the customer. That being said the larger the packaging the larger the cost of freight.
Packaging of products: Cutely bundled together in a clear cello-type wrap topped off with a vibrant pink ribbon tied in a bow. A great looking gift to pass onto friends, family or even to treat yourself :) Although it may look basically packaged having worked for a similar retail company I know just how many 'man' hours and fiddling about that goes into having these bundles pre made- the effort is appreciated. A personal opinion from me would be that it would look slightly more professional if it was packaged within a transparent/clear PVC box. Once again that would probably be an company cost that would in the end be passed onto customers.
1x CB 1 Hour Tan Mousse
1x CB Tough Stuff body scrub
1x CB Self Tan applicator Mitt
1x CB Tanning Tips
1x CB Happy Tanning postcard
About the products:
Right from the start of opening the outer packaging you are made aware of the distinctly tropical floral scent. To me it held more notes of frangipani (plumeria) than gardenia but think interpretation of scent is an very individual thing. No typical smell of chemical or burnt sugar scent to be found with this product.
Following the advice given on the tips sheet I used Tough stuff for a minimum of 3 days prior to applying the mousse. The colour of the scrub was pink- I seriously have friends who tanning or no will buy this product just for the cute factor of its colouring, great call from the designers of this product. It done exactly what it says it will do on it's packaging with the added bonus of a strong floral scent. This is definitely one for all the girly-girls out there. For pre tanning and post tan removal there are no faults to date with this product.
The mitt provided is much the same as you would expect from one even if you have not used one before with self tanning, it does what it is meant to do and for and adds another 'pop' of pink to the decor of it's users.
Now onto the business end of this review :) the CB 1 hour tan mousse. Having used other tanning mousse products I was quite please with how firm this mousse came out, making it easier to place on the mitt as well as glide over your skin. The fact that there is a nice colouring already within the mousse makes that act of seeing where you have place it on your skin much easier, so no risk of missing spots with this product. The one thing with all the products in this range is the scent if you are not a fan of tropical floral walk away now as unfortunately these items are not for you. But for the rest of us it's a refreshing change to other tanning items out there in the market. I will say that the product didn't come through as dark as some other's I have used but they do have the option of a darker mousse now so that will be no problem to solve. It lasted nicely enough for a few days but once it started to show a little 'wear n tear' the tough stuff to care of removing the layers to even out the skin tone again. Overall I think this product will be a favourite of any long time fake tanners out there as well as be a great entry level for new comers of fake tanning. Happy to use again as well as recommend to family and friends.
I loved the body scrub and the tan mousse was fairly easy to apply with only a little mess. But it was a little dark for my liking but it did wear well although I didn't wear it with light colour clothing to see if it marks clothing.
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