I got the Xen Tan Mousse Intense about a week ago – a product I’ve been really excited about trying! I’ve read so many positive reviews about Xen Tan’s products and I was especially curious about their mousse as I’ve only tried cream and spray self-tanners before.
It is very easy to apply and the light non-sticky foam texture glides on very easily. While tanning lotions take a while to dry this mousse dries almost instantly, love it! At first the I was a bit alarmed by the green color tone of this mousse but as soon as applied the color went to a light brown color which was a also very good guide color to ensure an even application. I used the tanning mitt and managed to cover my whole body pretty fast, starting with my ankles and working my way up. The product dried within a minute or two which really impressed me as I hate to wait for a tan to dry. I love that there is hardly any smell to this product, there is no chemical smell at all, just a lovely vanilla scent.
At first I was a bit afraid that the Medium/Dark color of this product would be a bit too dark for me but I’d say this product is more in the medium category, leaving a beautiful and natural tan. If you want a darker finish you can just re apply which in my opinion is much easier and give you more control than having a product that can look too dark.
I’m also very happy to say the product didn’t leave any streaks (see picture of my arm above) which can be a huge issue when it comes to self-tanners. The tanning mitt was very easy to use and kept my hands clean. I also decided to try to this product on my face (as the product is for both face and body) and I was very pleased with the result. I used my hands to apply on my face, after about 5 minutes I applied my regular moisturizer all over my face to make sure it would melt in even better and leave a more even result. It didn’t break me out or irritate my skin at all and left a beautiful color. I’m very impressed!
The “after” photo is taken in the afternoon and therefor with flash while the “before” photo was taken in daytime with natural light. Because of this the two photos are not great to compare, however I think you get an idea of what type of tan the mousse gives. The photo is also taken before I took my shower, after I took my shower some of the color went off, however my skin still had a beautiful, natural and even tan.
Overall I’m really impressed with this product and can’t wait to use it again. I loved the color it gave me and that it was streak free. I actually think I prefer mousse formulas for self tanning now, as it dries a lot quicker and the tint in the product seem to be less noticeable as well! :)
Do you have any experiences with Xen-Tan and mousse formulas?