After my recent spray tan experiment I decided that I looked good tanned, I thought that most self tanners were just asking for me to muck them up so I would start with something simple like Karora Gradual Bronzing Moisturiser. I have trouble pronouncing the brands name and constantly call it Kia-Ora (you will be singing the song from the add before the end of the post - GUARANTEED). I dont like a really "fake" fake tan look and I hate the smell of fake tan - so lets see how Karoa meets the challenge.
Kia- Ora's Gradual Bronzing Moisturiser is a daily moisturiser that gradually builds a glow. The product has an organic tanner along with natural botanics. What I am really impressed by is the moisturiser has an SPF of 15 which is very clever addition to the product. As well as giving the skin a natural looking glow it also contains sweet orange extract, jojoba, vitamin E and argan oil leaving the skin beautifully moisturised.
I was after a natural looking tan and am delighted with Karora - Kia- Ora don't let my mispronunciation fool you, the tan your left with is a beautiful natural glow. The tan is not mega dark - if you want to be tangoed go somewhere else. The cream comes out white and has a gentle citrus fragrance. Because the tan is gradual your not going to have messy knees or hands (or the curse of the fake tanners as I like to call it). I wouldn't use it every day - I find that if I use it for more than 3 days running the citrus fragrance is replaced by one of false tan which I cant stand, also the gradual tan can get a bit patchy. I tend to use the cream every other day and I find that this works best with the product.
I love the moisturiser has a SPF - its perfect for us pale skinned ladies who can protect the skin while giving it a natural golden glow. Karora is not only an Irish brand but they are also cruelty free (it is cruel for us Irish ladies to look milk bottle white) and the product contents no parabens or chemicals.
I cant talk about Karora without mentioning the packaging - I love the purple and gold packaging - it looks regal is so pretty, I do have a bit of an issue with the pump which dispenses the product, as you can see from above when I pump a tiny little swoosh of product comes out (each little dollop above represents a pump of product) you have to pump the product a few times to get enough to cover your leg or arm - which is really my only fault with the product.
You can buy Karora from most chemists (keep an eye out for special offers) and from Karora (here) or one of our favourite online shops Cloud 10 (here) where you can get a very substantial 200mls for €19.99.