Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Sun Day Volume XXV: Vita Liberata Tanning Travel Essentials | Review and Swatches

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Vita Liberata Tanning Travel Essentials is a four piece self-tanning set with everything that you need for a safe, flawless, natural-looking tan year round!

According to Vita Liberata,

The ultimate in luxury tanning, this travel set contains everything you need for soft, smooth, hydrated, and beautifully bronzed skin in a flash. With an extra moisturizing exfoliator to perfectly prep skin, a fast-acting tan mousse for an extra color boost, a tanning lotion for an ultra-conditioned, long-lasting bronze glow, and a travel-size super soft tanning mitt for a flawless tan application, your skin will have a flawless, streak-free, golden hue for whatever the occasion. 

Created by a chemist, these luxurious self tanners go beyond ordinary formulas to treat all skin types. Packed with organic botanicals and a unique Moisture Lock™system that draws water to the skin’s surface, Vita Liberata’s quick-drying, odor-free lotions and mousses provide up to 72 hours of hydration. The result: soft and supple skin, instant bronzing, and natural-looking color that lasts for days.
This set contains:
  • 2.54 oz Super Fine Skin Polish Moisturizing Exfoliator
  • 0.84 oz Rapid Tan Mousse (4-7 Day Tan Mousse in Choose Your Shade)
  • 2.54 oz pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Lotion (in Medium)
  • Tanning mitt
Vita Liberata products include organic extracts which are accredited by the Soil Association and natural ingredients. They do not contain any triclosan or GMOs. NO Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates.
Top to Bottom: Super Fine Skin Polish Moisturizing Exfoliator, pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Lotion (in Medium), Rapid Tan Mousse (in Choose Your Shade) and Tanning Mitt.

Super Fine Skin Polish Moisturizing Exfoliator is a wonderful body scrub that removes dead skin cells effectively so that you have a smooth surface upon which to apply your self tanner. I like this body scrub so much that it will be gone in no time.

pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Lotion, "leaves skin beautifully tanned, amazingly nourished, and healthy-looking for up to two to three weeks. The fast-absorbing lotion formula gives instant natural bronzing and develops to a deep, natural-looking tan. pHenO2 technology encourages a tan that lasts up to four times longer than regular tans with a patch-free, perfect fade while certified organic botanicals and moisture locking technology give 72-hour hydration. Odour Remove™ technology ensures no smell whatsoever while the included tan mitt ensure a fast, easy, streak-free application and natural-looking result. Regardless of your natural skintone, choose Fair for a subtle glow, Medium for a golden bronze, and Dark for a deep tan." It is very easy to apply, is long lasting, and has no unpleasant odor. It offers a deep dark tan that is natural in appearance.

Rapid Tan Mousse utilizes, "rapid development technology speeds up the tanning process for a light sunkissed glow after one hour, a medium bronze result after two hours, and a deep tan after three or more hours. Certified organic botanicals and moisture locking technology nourish the skin and give 72-hour hydration while Odour Remove™ technology ensures no smell whatsoever. The included tan mitt ensures a fast and easy, streak-free application and natural-looking result that fades flawlessly after four to seven days." This is a very easy to use formula that applies effortlessly without pesky streaks. It feels good on the skin and offers hydration, and a natural finish. It takes minimal effort to achieve a deep and natural looking tan.
 With minimal blending
  • Ensure skin is clean and exfoliated.
  • Use a tanning mitt and apply with circular movements.
  • Use sparingly on hands, feet, knees, and elbows.
  • Do not moisturize or use moisturizing shower lotions prior to application.
  • For longest lasting tan, apply pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan three times, leaving each application to develop for three to 24 hours.
  • Shower between applications.
  • When using Rapid Fast Acting Tan Mousse, leave one to three hours before showering for a light-dark tan result.
Precautions: Avoid contact with eyes. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. This product does not contain a sunscreen and does not protect against sunburn. Repeated exposure of unprotected skin while tanning may increase the risk of skin aging, skin cancer, and other harmful effects to the skin even if you do not burn.

Rapid Tan Mousse Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Water, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Glycerin, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Dihydroxyacetone, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Troxerutin, Saccharide Isomerate, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Fucus Vesicolosus (Bladderwrack) Extract, Litchi Chinensis (Lychee) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Extract, Hydrolysed Silk (Soie), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Citric Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, CI 17200 (Red 33), CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 19140 (Yellow 5).

Grape Seed Extract: Improves the health and appearance of skin.
-Hyaluronic Acid: Antiage active.
-Saccharide Isomerate: Draws water to the skin surface.
-Aloe Vera: Softens and moisturizes the skin.

pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Lotion Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Leaf) Water, Dihydroxyacetone, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Saccharide Isomerate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Hammamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Fucus Vesicolosus (Bladderwrack) Extract, Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Punica (Pomegranate) Granatum Extract, Rubus Ideaus (Raspberry) Extract, Litchi Chinensis Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Extract, Gingko Biloba Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Betain, Potassium Sorbate, CI 17200 (Red 33), CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 60730 (Ext. Violet 2), CI 14700 (Red 4).

-Cucumber Extract: Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C and K for smooth, refreshed skin.
-Hyaluronic Acid: Antiage active.
-Saccharide Isomerate: Draws water to the skin surface.
-Melon Extract: Antioxidant.

Super Fine Skin Polish Moisturizing Exfoliator Ingredients: Aqua (Water, Eau), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Beurre), Cetearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthum Gum, Cera Alba, Saccharide Isomerate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Powder, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Powder, Tocopheryl Acetate, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed (Butter), Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Punica (Pomegranate) Granatum Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) Extract, Litchi Chinensis (Lychee) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Silk ((Soie)), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid.

Overall Assessment: Perfect size for travel, but the products are great enough to use at home.

$35.00 from Sephora, Beauty Bar, Amazon and Vita Liberata (Affiliate Links).
Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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  1. What shade is your sample? Thanks for the review!

    1. Hi Sunnykm, You are so welcome. The pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan is in Medium and the Mousse is "Choose Your Shade" presumably because it is very buildable. :-)


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