Thermalabs The Golden Standard! Natural Self-Tanner Review


For almost the past two months, I have been testing this self-tanner from Thermalabs that I received at a discount for an honest and unbiased review. Here are the claims of the company.

This tanner contains certified organic ingredients such as olive and avocado oils, shea butter, cocoa seed butter and aloe leaf juice. It is supposed to provide an even and natural looking tan without the damaging rays of the sun. It is a moisturizing, natural, organic superior lotion that builds a natural tan without streaks. It creates the perfect and smoothest sun free tan. It does come with a 100% guarantee if you ship it back, you get the refund.

I was actually excited to try this. I have been home tanning with sunless tanners for about 15 years, so I knew how to use these types of products. It comes with an E-book explaining the dangers of the sun and tanning beds and offers tips on getting the best tan possible using their product. I followed all of the directions, including making sure my skin was properly exfoliated beforehand.  Get ready for some pictures of my ugly legs, but I wanted to test this product on an area first that I could cover up if need be.Smart thinking on my part. I do not have any pictures of my first attempts, but that is of no matter.

Here is my leg prepped and ready to go.

before tanning

According to the directions, you apply the tanner with your hands in all directions and it is supposed to absorb within five minutes. I kept my pant leg rolled up for at least 30 minutes just to make sure, because it did take longer. It is a pleasant, almost citrus smelling formula and is a white cream. Shown on leg here:

tanner on leg

You are supposed to wait overnight for the tan to fully develop and it also should continue developing over the next few days, or you can re-apply to maintain the look. This next picture shows what results I achieved with using only my hands.

streaky leg

Pretty streaky right? and patchy as well. Wanna see my foot? Please excuse the pedi.

awful toes

This is just awful. The thing about this tanner is that at least on my skin, it lasts two weeks. The first time I applied it, I tried to fix the streakiness by reapplying to those spots and the ones it completely missed, but the results were even worse.

At the time of the promotion, they were offering a free coupon code for their Ultimitt, I asked about it and they were out of stock, but would get one to me asap. That took forever. I did use that however, and will in a future blog using a different tanner review that product. Here is what the mitt looks like:

mitt out of box

I thought for sure with this product I would get ultimate results, and I would not have the problem of streaking any longer. Well, that was not the case. In fact, only one side of my leg tanned and the other remained mostly its original shade. The product still streaked on me!

thermamitt leg

This is the side of my left leg that tanned. Here is the other side:

one side did not tan

Nothing going on here! I don’t know if my body just will not work with this formula or it is a bad product. I was afraid of trying it anywhere else that could not be hidden by clothing and that I could show acceptable photos of. Something else I should mention, the first time I applied it, and every time after, it did not transfer to my clothing, but it did transfer to my left leg which I had applied no tanner whatsoever to.Ugh!

I am done with this product, and will likely pass what is left over in the bottle to a friend and see if they get better results, if they are brave enough to try. Now I have to wait until this fades, so that I may review the mitt on its own with a tanner I currently own.

The product retails on Amazon for 22.98 and has free Amazon prime shipping. Here is the link:*Version*=1&*entries*=0

I received this product at a discount for testing purposes and an honest and unbiased review. All opinions are strictly my own.


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