Sun goddess describe this product as "The Best Sunless Tanning Lotion on Earth! By using only the finest and most luxurious ingredients in the world, this incredible sunless tanning lotion will instantly give you the Most Natural Looking, Darkest, Longest Lasting and Best Sunless Tan you have ever experienced! This wonderful blend of natural ingredients also moisturizes and protects your skin, helping you look eternally Beautiful" pretty bold claims right? they also claim it tans instantly, has shimmer in it,is fast drying, lasts for up to 10 days and smells amazing.
I know we are all different but what I look for in a self tan is for it to smell nice upon application, and once it develops doesn't smell too strong, easy to apply, moisturizing,fast drying and long lasting. So did this tick all the boxes?
Application- I started off by making sure my skin was perfectly ready for tanning. (I have a video on my channel about how to prep your skin for tan) they suggest you apply it with the gloves provided which I did, but I much prefer applying it with a tanning mitt, I find it gives the most natural finish. (Please note I didn't apply it on my face as I use another product for that) The product is tinted which is always good as you can see where you are applying it, and your less likely to miss spots. It has a runny, thin texture that spreads easily on your skin, but the shimmer in it is pretty pointless in my opinion as it's only shimmery upon application, once you shower it off it's gone. I always tan over night and would never apply tan and then go out, but I guess if you wanted to the shimmer would be nice, it's just pointless for me.
Scent- The scent is has upon application is a pretty strong, chemical scent, that's not the most pleasant but After it develops on skin the fake tan smell most tan usually have isn't too strong, which is good.
Drying time- Due to the texture of this I was sure it would dry pretty fast and they claim it should be dry within a few minutes, but it did take a while to dry, so I would suggest doing it when you have time to stand around and let it dry for a good 20 mins or so.
Lasting time- This is a very long lasting tan which is fab, I would say it lasted a good week on me but it was a little drying.
It's suggested you wait 3 hours before you shower, and once I did the color I was left with was very strong. It does give a dark tan but it has more of an orange undertone to it rather than an olive one. It was very even on most of my body, but it did go patchy on my hands (hands are always hard to tan) and on the upper part of my arms. A few key points to note about this product are it's cruelty free, didn't stain my sheets and didn't transfer on my clothes, so those are all pluses in my book. I think if you like a strong looking tan than this will be great for you, but the tone of this just was not the best on my skin, I need a more natural, olive based looking tan.
The sungoddess sunless tanning lotion is only available to order online from the US here and I also have a 10% off code for you which is thesparkleicious so if you add that at the checkout it will save you some money which is good because a 236ml bottle will cost you $38.95, which is around £25, plus sales tax and shipping,so it's not the cheapest option out there, but it's a product I can see many women really loving, it's just not the one for me.