8 hours after applying to face 

Vita Liberata 10 Minute Tan 

Listen, I as much as anybody in this world get the appeal of a golden glow. I'm pretty sure I used to refer to myself as tanorexic. Here's the thing, I as much as anybody else also understand how much it sucks to have cancer. Not to mention aging. Sagging skin, discoloration, dryness, lines,  So, with these thoughts in mind I remain a steadfast devotee of self-tanning.

There really is something for anyone. Formulations now range all the way from creams to foam to wipes to oil to powder and every texture in between. The other major developments include getting rid of that yucky smell, adding moisturizers and anti-aging ingredients, formulas that work to  prevent streaking, eliminating that orange cast (come on Trumpdemort - you're a billionaire, what's your excuse???) and, my personal favorite, making the time you need to marinate in that gunk shorter and shorter.

Last year I was all about the one hour tan, which was actually a three-hour tan since I liked the deepest shade. It was nice to put it on, sit around in the gross guide color for a little bit, then shower it all off before I had to go to bed. I love me some guide color for ease of application, but the guide color is what usually ends up staining bed linens and clothes.

Now, innovation of all innovations, there's a tan that can be washed off after ten minutes. And it's a gorgeous one - imparting a dark, cinnamon tan. It even goes on streak free on the tops of feet, a legendary occasion worthy of a parade. I tried it both ways - applying it, waiting 10-15 minutes and showering, and applying it, waiting 20 minutes, then going to the pool. Both times my color was smooth, deep and totally natural. I used it on my face (applied with a beauty blender - hot tip right there) and was left with a perfect, natural looking color and zero dryness or irritation.

Not shockingly it's a Violet Grey editor's pick. Oh, and did I mention it's organic. I'm just going to leave this here.

The organic formula features anti-aging peptides and hydrating botanicals for a collagen boost and lasting smoothness.
  • The advanced Matrixyl 3000 Peptide Complex plumps and conditions skin, reducing fine lines and stimulating collagen production.
  • Vitamin C from neroli, and omega oils from rosehip further lock in moisture for deep hydration and smoother, more radiant skin.
  • Patented Odour Remove technology eliminates the self-tan smell.
  • Formulated without parabens, fragrance, alcohol, petrochemicals, sulphates, gluten, or silicones. Vegan, and not tested on animals.
Editor's Note: This product was purchased and testing began before I began my saving money training.