I’m fairly new to self-tanners but since I don’t spend as much time at the beach and by pools as I did when I was younger, I really wanted to experiment with them so that my legs aren’t always pasty. Before the Coola Dry Oil Mist, the closest thing to self-tanner that I had used regularly is Jergen’s Natural Glow Moisturizer. The main things I wanted were something that was easy to use and buildable. I heard a few people talk about the Coola Dry Oil Mist on social media and it sounded great because instead of it being a thick mousse it’s just a fine mist, dries quickly, and is supposedly buildable.
So I bought the dry oil mist during one of the Sephora sales and a mitt from Ulta during a different sale and have been using this for the past few weeks. Here’s how the product is described:
“A healthy and youthful-looking tan is yours without exposure to harmful UV rays. The 70 percent organic Sunless Tan Dry Body Oil Mist offers a buildable, natural-looking radiance that lasts up to three days. Indulge your skin with this fast-drying, streak-free, and transfer-free, antioxidant-rich golden blend of argan oil, vitamin C, hibiscus, and chamomile extract. It’s infused with a natural pina-coco scent to cover the telltale self-tan aroma.”
Does it work? Yes and no. Let me explain. It is super subtle and either takes a lot of product for it to tan your body or my skin just doesn’t absorb self tanner as easily as other people, which could be true. Actually maybe it’s just my legs that need a lot of product. I’ve used this a handful of times now all over my body. My arms and back get a nice subtle glow but my legs only have the faintest bit of color! I’ve tried spritzing more each time but still haven’t gotten much color on my legs. I only add like two spritzes more each time because I’m scared to over-do it and end up with super dark legs! I’ve tried spritzing directly on to my legs and also on to the mitt first, but it hasn’t seemed to make a difference.
I do know it works though because my arms and back are fine – although truth be told arms are always the easiest to tan so that could also be from the actual sun – but the reason I know it works is because when I first used the product some of the mist got on my bathroom floor and I stepped in it. I felt wetness under my feet but there was nothing visible on the floor. Anyway, I didn’t think anything of it – I thought it was from when I had showered. But lo and behold the soles of my feet were so dark later that day! They must have gotten so dark because I was directly stepping in the product. So I think I just need to keep playing around with the mist until I figure out the amount of spritzes I need per leg. It’s going to be a lot of trial and error. But I know it will work since it did on my feet!
Have you tried the Coola Dry Oil Mist? If you have, do you have any tips for me?