September 23, 2023


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Madara Organic Skincare Fake It Natural Look Self Tan Milk

Madara Organic Skincare Fake It Natural Look Self Tan Milk Review

Madara Organic Skincare Fake It Natural Look Self Tan MilkLet’s start on a cheerful note: I’m a lazy person when it comes to body care. I mean, I LOVE my showers, but anything beyond that (exfoliation, body creams) is just a burden rather than a blessing. The same applies to self-tan. I enjoy a nice self-tan, I do. I have a couple of self-tanning lotions, but both are for my face because, again, what must come before a typical self-tan application is too. Much. Work. All the preparations that must take place are a lot for one girl to undertake.

However, when I received this Madara Fake It Natural Look Self-Tan Milk as a gift from my dear friend, who also shares a love for organic beauty, I was genuinely excited. After all, the product promised such an uncomplicated application! I forgot to ask for any directions (she used it, so she’d naturally have some tips), and I paid for this mistake dearly. More on that in a minute.

Along with the main ingredient, dihydroxyacetone (used for all self-tan products, there are no natural alternatives as far as I know), this self-tan milk contains a couple of oils (jojoba oil and shea butter) and some mica. Because of mica, it has some sparkle, which lasts a couple of days after application. I haven’t yet decided if it looks cute or tacky. What I love is its scent – fresh and citrusy!

The words “streak-free” on a self-tan lotion is a straight-up lie. Because of this claim, I applied the milk as evenly as possible to dry skin (as stated on the bottle) and started my new life as a zebra a couple of hours later. After this, I went online to the Madara website and saw a whole routine that needs to be done beforehand (exfoliation, body creams) to achieve a streak-free look. I mean, what? Then every self-tan lotion is streak-free. So don’t get fooled by this like I was. The tan is subtle and natural (except for my knees and elbows that now look dirty), with no orange hues whatsoever – which I adore.

Madara Fake It Self Tan SwatchesI am pleased that I had the chance to try this Self-Tan Milk (blogger’s curiosity and all), but I know a couple of other self-tan products with less fussy applications than this one, and with far better outcome. However, if you’re a pro at self-tan application, considering how good it looks once applied correctly, this might be a product that works for you.

See the ingredients:

Aqua, Dihydroxyacetone, Glycerin**, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium PCA, Erythrulose, Mica (CI 77019)****, Aroma, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)****, Alchemilla Vulgaris (Lady’s Mantle) Extract*, Trifolium Pratense (Red Clover) Flower Extract*, Lactic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit Butter*, Cellulose, Palmitic acid, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Stearic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Sorbate, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Sodium phytate, Tocopherol, Tin Oxide****, Limonene***, Citral***, Citronellol***, Linalool***, Geraniol***.

Madara Natural Look Self-Tan Milk can be found at Madara’s official website or at any other stockist nearby.

Have you tried this self-tan milk? Do you have any recommendations for self-tan body milk/lotion?

Inga | Organic Beauty Blogger