Beauty,  Make-up,  Skincare,  Spas

Beauty Crush: VITA LIBERATA DRY OIL TAN + DRY OIL SERUM SPF

Most of us long to be tanned but we also want to make sure we don’t burn and to keep our skin healthy and conditioned.  Enter Vita Liberata.

Vita Liberata’s Passionflower & Argan Dry Oil Face Serum SPF 30 is a targeted anti-ageing treatment with broad spectrum sunscreen to protects against the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays. Lightweight, non-greasy and readily absorbed, this nourishing formula is brimming with skin-conditioning ingredients to enhance skin’s strength and elasticity, while deflecting the sun’s skin-ageing rays. Passionflower oil fortifies skin and retains much-needed moisture to leave your complexion feeling ‘plump’ and dewy with a youthful glow, while free radical-fighting argan oil wards against the ravages wrought by environmental aggressors, to deliver consistent defence against the elements. Sweet almond oil then calms inflammation and helps to promote skin’s resilience, making this a gorgeous daily moisturiser that doubles as a sun filter. Our skin felt hydrated without a greasy finish, as this oil absorbs instantly without sitting on the skin, fights signs of ageing and is, surprisingly, perfect for combination/oily skin types!

Vita Liberata Marula Passionflower & Argan Dry Oil Face Serum SPF 30, £28.50 for 30 ml

The Marula Dry Oil Self Tan is the world’s only self-tan with SPF 50 sun protection, and is a refreshing, non-greasy self-tan oil with incredible added skincare benefits to give you a beautiful, natural tan, whatever the season!

We made sure to exfoliate the skin first, as should always be done before self-tanning. The instructions read not to moisturise and avoid moisturising shower creams before use to guarantee a smooth application, and as the oil is nourishing enough. Apply the oil to the skin in long, circular movements and use sparingly on hands, feet, knees and elbows. It dried in speedily and we let it sink into the skin for 8 hours, though it can be rinsed off after just 1! The result = a golden, natural looking tan we thought was made of dreams!

If using as sun protection, apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapply at least every 2 hours for that beach babe golden glow, without any harmful rays,

Marula Dry Oil Self Tan harnesses the skincare power of East African Marula Oil for superior anti-age and hydrating benefits. This new wonder ingredient is four times more hydrating than Argan Oil and contains four times the Vitamin C of oranges. Tahitian Monoi Oil lends its healing, skin repair and moisture locking benefits, as well as its beautiful scent. Certified organic extracts including Cucumber, Neroli, Coconut and Lemongrass contribute to a unique formula that nourishes hydrates and repairs skin. With the addition of broad spectrum SPF 50, Marula Dry Oil Self Tan gives the ultimate combination of treating, tanning and protecting skin in an incredible 3-in-1 treatment.

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Marula Dry Oil Self Tan also includes Vita Liberata’s revolutionary pHenO2® technology to give the longest lasting tan result – up to four times longer than regular sunless tans with just one application. Normally, a tan can only last on the skin until the skin cells shed naturally (around 4-7 days) however, pHenO2 technology encourages the active tanning agent DHA to release onto the skin in stages when required. This time release feature means that the DHA is released slowly over a longer period of time, guaranteeing a longer lasting tan result!

Vita Liberata Marula Dry Oil Self Tan SPF 50 – £39.00 for 100ml

All Vita Liberata products are vegan-friendly with the exception of Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask which includes beeswax as an ingredient.

None of their products are tested on animals and most use natural and organic ingredients.

Available from Boots, Marks & Spencer and www.vitaliberata.com