Why did I consider getting the La Roche-Posay Autohelios Moisturizing Self Tanner
La Roche-Posay Autohelios Moisturizing Self Tanner is a new product for La Roche-Posay Skin Care. I got their promo email on February with the news of this new product being released. At first, I was hesitant to buy it for various reasons. First of all, I’ve never tried a self tanner before, so I didn’t know if it would irritate my skin. I also didn’t how would I look after applying it.
Well, 3 weeks ago I had to re-order one of my favorite La Roche-Posay products and because I was getting Free Shipping, I added this Self Tanner to my cart as well. After all, I do LOVE La Roche-Posay products, so how bad could this one be?
Where can you get it?
I got the La Roche-Posay Autohelios Moisturizing Self Tanner online at La Roche-Posay.com
What did I find in the package?
It comes in a regular box that lists all the ingredients and also explains how to apply the product on your skin. The tanner itself comes in a tube with 100 ml.
Time to try it. What did it do for me?
The first thing that caught my attention about this self tanner is the fact that the lotion per se is white. I thought it would have have a bronze tint to it but I was mistaken. The texture of this self-tanner is soft and it was immediately absorbed by my skin! I love the fact that it doesn’t sit on my skin but rather it disappears into it quickly.
I also love how moisturizing it feels in my face. I can use it by itself or I can combine it with another moisturizer if I think my skin needs a little extra moisture. I have also used serums before applying it and face primers after applying it. So basically, I have mixed it with several other products and it still works great. I have also used it at night and it worked great for me.
The way I apply it is just like I apply my moisturizer, no magical tricks needed. I cover all my face and neck, and what do I get? An awesome all over tanned look!! It really does work perfectly for me. I don’t know if it has to do with my natural skin color or what not, but it does work. I don’t end up looking orange but rather like I’ve been in the sun for a while.
It started working the very first day I applied it. I applied it in the morning one day and that night my husband asked me if I had been out in the sun… success!!! I haven’t used it for more than 3 days in a row because I’m afraid it would look too strong of a tan for early Spring. Since I had such great results with my face I also tried it in my legs. You can imagine I have been hibernating for months now and my legs are rather pale. So I went for the legs as well and omg it worked wonders!! My legs look soooo tanned and with a beautiful color. This self tanner is amazing.
It can be used on different parts of the body. For me, it’s truly streak and stain-free. They only negative (for me personally) is the scent. It’s not bad or unpleasant, I just wish it was unscented.
Here are some pictures of the La Roche-Posay Autohelios Moisturizing Self Tanner:
What is my Verdict?
To me, this is a miracle product. The gradual and natural tan I get is amazing! Of course, no product is perfect. I’m not crazy that it doesn’t have sunblock. Also, it washes away rather quickly when I use my Clarisonic or an exfoliator. However, these are not deal breakers. Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a natural looking tan without being exposed to the sun.