This product is designed for women after a 'golden and glamorous' tan, and despite the Towie-endorsed title, who doesn't want to look a little sunkissed?
Exfoliation is important so I gave myself a good scrub in the shower, before applying Johnson's Baby Oil all over, and extra body butter to dry skin on my knees, ankles, elbows, hands and feet. Finally I applied a lightweight moisturiser all over ready to begin.
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Michelle advises using gloves to apply the Marbella Gold tan, but I've always preferred to use a tanning mitt instead. I squirted a little onto the mitt and then applied it in circular motions from my ankles up. It was a breeze to apply and I found that I only needed the tiniest amount because the lotion was so dark and pigmented. It left me with a gorgeous, even bronzed colour all over — no streaks! — but in a couple of hours it developed into a much darker shade. The product wouldn't suit fairer ladies as it's very dark I can't say I particularly noticed my body feeling tighter or more sculpted, but I certainly felt more confident heading out with streak-free, sunkissed limbs! It lasted three to four days before it started fading.
Best for: Women who tan well naturally and want a deep, dark colour - but are prepared to wait for it to develop.
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Ultimo UTan is available in Boots, Selfridges, Debenhams, John Lewis, House of Fraser and the Ultimo website.