I’ve been a little tan obsessive lately. Not one to lie on a beach and bake nor under the illusion my fair skin will ever be olive. In fact I’ve been rather addicted to a little fakery.
If you caught my tanning post, you will be aware that 2018 was the
year summer, which I upped my game and tried for the best part of it to have tanned legs (albeit from a bottle) and sport a little extra glow. If you haven’t caught up on my tanning essentials here’s the place to go to discover my most favourite tanning products ever.
Safe to say discovering all these goodies made me a little slap happy. I’d pile layers of products to mainly my pins; tanning products, gradual tans and moisturisers. After a while let’s just say my legs were 50 shades of tanned, but not in a Goddess kind of way. They looked patchy with streaks in an assortment of orange and brown tones – zebra like! I wore Levis for a week until the colour faded.
One of the tanning products to recently join my collection and a current favourite is Isle of Paradise’s Happy Tan (a gradual glow in a bottle). It’s great, easy to use and something I will add to my basket time and time again.
I knew Isle of Paradise also sold a tan remover, so when I happened to be in Boots one day (whilst wearing my Levis in sweltering heat), it didn’t take much convincing to buy a bottle of Over It (their magic self tan eraser). I literally couldn’t wait to get home, rip those jeans off and start erasing and correcting those orange mistakes.
What does Over It Magic Self-Tan Eraser claim to do?
‘A fake tan remover to deeply exfoliate and remove fake tan in one easy step’. ‘Skin feels fresh, toned and ready to tan again’.
Naturally derived glycolic with micellar water. Oxy Glow Complex. Avocado, Chia Seed and Coconut Oils. Free from parabens, sulphates, mineral oils and phthalates
Use at least 3 days after tanning.
Spritz all over body (best to do standing in the bath), until skin in saturated.
Lather and leave on for 5 minutes.
Wash off in shower. Buff with a mitt until the colour is totally removed.
Does it work?
Sadly for me, no.
And while I’m not one to focus on the negatives on my site, I feel it’s important as a beauty blogger that I tell my story.
Number 1; I have sensitive skin. This stung my skin, so much so that after using, a few hour later my skin was still tingly, to the point where it felt uncomfortable and irritated.
Number 2; Over It leads you to believe a quick douse in this along with gentle exfoliation and you will see all of those mistakes washed down the plughole. It didn’t happen. I followed the directions for use to the t and after I had scrubbed, exfoliated and rubbed my skin in the shower the colour had not faded or budged one bit. In fact it was around 5-7 days later of jean wearing until the colour had faded significantly on my skin.
Number 3; If this product does aid with the removal of tan. It certainly isn’t instant. I honestly thought using this would mean a blank canvas and then I could apply a fresh layer of tan.
Number 4; The scent was synthetic and although the product contains no chemical nasties, it smelt more like a cleaning product than something to have in your beauty stash.
Number 5; It just didn’t work.
I was expecting Over It to remove (or certainly fade) unslightly and orange blotches and mistakes. It really didn’t. I’ll be honest and say I have never dabbled with any other fake tan removers in the past so have nothing to compare Over It to.
However, I am going to be perfectly honest and say I’m sorry IOP, but I am too, Over It. To me it’s a trendy packaged product promising everything which did nothing other than irritate my skin.
I would love to bring great news to you today and say ‘OMG you have to try this’. I would also love to tell you ‘Over It has revolutionised fake tan removal and is something you have to have in your kit’.
The reality. It cost nearly £20, irritated my skin and left me with as many fake tan mistakes as I had before I started scrubbing.
I would really be interested to know if anyone else has used this. Please do drop a comment below. Are you in love with Over It or like me, and you just couldn’t get it to work?