Golden Girl


Bring on the faux sun, because the real stuff is freaking me out. I’m still out there getting sunnied but find I can’t really enjoy those Summer Shandys if I’m not properly suited up with my SPF armor. Mother’s Day was a glorious 80 degrees and within minutes of being outside, I knew something was about to go down. I borrowed my niece’s hat, a heavy layer of sunscreen and watched as my arms turned a lovely shade of brown within a half hour. All I could think was I’m so glad that isn’t happening on my face…and for good measure applied more sunscreen. Neurotic? Absolutely. In need of some color on my face? Oh, you know it.



Getting self-tanner right on the face is easier than the body – less ground to cover – but usually has the same pain points. I went to a Clarins event back in the polar vortex days and heard about their new Golden Glow Booster. It’s a totally new concept in self-tanning. Mix three drops into your moisturizer – day or night (or both you wild child!) – and a natural tan develops within 12 hours. Repeat for a few days and the results get even better. Within a few weeks of daily use, it maintains that natural hue versus getting all Jersey Shore. This one is a keeper!

note: sample received

6 thoughts on “Golden Girl

  1. Katie

    I have been wanting to try this. I’m pretty religious about slathering SPF on my face, so it is always pale as can be. But this sounds soooooo good! And not scary at all.
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  2. Rebecca

    This looks great!!! Thanks for the tips. I’ll need to look into it. I’ve never liked facial tanners because I always want to use my own moisturizer. I feel like the tanners just don’t do what my usual moisturizer does. This solves that!! Yay!
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  3. Kylie

    It’s not really a new concept, Dr Hauschka has had one for years & years… It’s called the translucent bronze concentrate & it’s awesome. I add a drop to my sunscreen in the summer to create my own tinted SS, or it can be used as is…. You should give it a go!

    1. Laurie, 312 Beauty Post author

      I definitely need to try that! Thanks for the tip. Clarins has DHA (the self-tanning developer) so isn’t tinted. I do like instant gratification sometimes! 🙂

      1. Kylie

        Oohhhhh… My bad! This is what happens when I catch up on my favorite blogs before my morning coffee, thank you for the correction.

        At any rate, try the Dr Hauschka – it’s really a marvelous product.


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