My skin tone is available in 2 extremes: when I’m pale, I am PALE but when I’m tan, I get more questions than usual about whether or not I am Greek. FYI, I’m only 1.9% Balkan, 0.2% Ashkenazi Jew. I don’t mind either skin tone but I definitely prefer the tan one, if we’re being honest here, which we always are. Enter Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops.
I get spray tans but because I exfoliate and use fancy skincare potions, my tan fades on my face and legs first after about a week. I like having something to keep the party rollin’ so I still flirt with self tanning products now and then.
I became curious about Isle of Paradise after following them on Instagram and seeing Katie Jane Hughes use their products.
Isle of Paradise makes self tanning products in a variety of forms: drops, water and mousse. I like being able to customize a tan and amp up the existing skincare I love so I chose the Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops. I purchased them from Sephora, which carries the full line online and in store.
How I use Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops
I add 1-3 drops to my moisturizer at night to wake up with a nice, subtle glow. I have used this with Murad Essential-C Night Moisture, because that’s just what I’m using right now but I think it would work well with most day or night creams.
I’ve also used 6-8 drops per leg in my body moisturizer to give my legs less of a frightening appearance. I used the Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Buttercream and it mixed perfectly.
What I love about Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops
I experienced no streaking with this, only subtle, believable color. It’s not messy or sticky. I washed my hands after using it and I didn’t get any stains. The color never looked orange or off to me. I liked that this was customizable and buildable so you can ease into it.Anything I don’t like?
I will say, the different color formulations confuse me, despite all the reading I’ve done. I use the Light, the peach one, since I have light skin to begin with. It says for a deeper tan, to add more drops. I am confused as to when I’d bump up to Medium though? What if I want the color correction power of Dark but I’m light? As the Isle of Paradise site says, green tones cancel redness, lilac targets yellow/sallow tones and peach universally brightens.
I would probably advise against using the drops in any product with too much silicone (dimethicone high in the ingredient list) as I just don’t know how well that would combine.
I feel like you should probably choose the formula based on your current skin tone vs. the color correction factor.
Do I recommend Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops?
Absolutely. These are easy to use and give excellent results. I feel like they are fool-proof. If you need a self tanner, you need this one. It’s awesome and I want more.