When I first heard about this product, I was very excited. If it worked, it would be an absolute game-changer for me as someone who has to spend a full week exfoliating/scrubbing/ burning the skin off of my body to remove the remains of a scaly, dirty looking tan. I managed to pick it up in Boots on offer for £10!! (usually £15). Since then, I’ve used it three times to make sure I could provide the most honest and accurate review of this product possible; I know I’m a little late to the party and you may have read 100 of these reviews by now but I wanted to give it a good go beforehand!
The Bondi Sands Self Tan eraser claims to remove self-tan without any harmful ingredients or exfoliation, in just 5 minutes!!
SO, DID IT ACTUALLY REMOVE ANY TAN?
I used this product on its own with only an exfoliating sponge. You rub it all over tanned areas and leave it for at least 5 mins before jumping in the shower. Each time I used the tan eraser, my tan had easily been on for a week with possible top-ups on occasion; so some of it was old and some of it new. The instructions do recommend using it on a tan that has been on the skin a good few days.
I used this product on my St Tropez Classic Mousse tan each time, not a Bondi Sands tan itself. I imagine it is formulated to work best with the Bondi Sands self tanners but I wanted to see if it would work for my favourite self-tan that I usually wear.
Don’t get me wrong you still have to scrub a little to get the tan off once in the shower. I would actually call it more of a ‘buff’ off. Although it definitely works best on a tan that has been on longer! I’ve included some before and after pictures from the most recent time I used the tan eraser, although not every single spec of tan is removed, there is a CLEAR difference. Areas where my tan had built up, such as my ankles, were a lot more difficult to remove even when armed with this tan eraser. Although the eraser helped tone down the strong orange colour that was building, I think more built up areas would benefit from repeated use or even more product. This product has definitely made a big difference to me and my skin; sometimes I would scrub and scrub until my skin was red raw with the tan still nowhere near budging. The Bondi Sands self-tan eraser has definitely made my life A LOT easier.
The only other thing I would say is that after applying the eraser foam, sometimes my skin would tingle which felt really uncomfortable, but the benefits of this product definitely outweigh the 5 mins of uncomfortable tingling! Also, the smell isn’t great; although it is said to have no harmful ingredients, the smell is quite pungent and ‘chemically’.
Overall from me, it gets a big thumbs up!