No need to lay out for a gorgeous tan this summer. That’so is the new generation of self-tanning products that are easy to apply, do not stain and do not leave unpleasant odours. The brand’s self-tanning sprays are made with sugar cane, which gives the skin a beautiful golden hue without any chemicals—including erythrulose, a controversial ingredient found in most self-tanning products on the market. We chatted with That’so trainer for North America, the gorgeous Nadia Blouin, for her top self-tanning tips and tricks. —Noa Nichol
Hi Nadia! Let’s talk about That’so! What is it, and what niche does it aim to fill in the self-tan space?
That’so is an Italian brand specialized in the production of high-quality cosmetic products designed, created and manufactured exclusively in Italy; in Canada the brand is based in Montreal, Quebec. Thanks to the experience gained in the field of professional cosmetics and beauty products, That’so has achieved an increasingly important role and position in the global cosmetic market. Created in a vision of the “beauty routine” concept, That’so has a range that includes: self-tanners, makeup, skincare, hair care and sun care.
What products are currently offered in the That’so self-tan range, who are they for and what makes them unique?
That’so proposes diverse self-tanning mousses or gels for the body and multiple sprays for the face and neckline. Sprays and mousses have different intensities from ultra-light to extra dark depending on the needs of each customer. All products are designed according to the concept of “fast beauty”—innovative formulations that combine quality with ease of application. The brand’s wide variety of self-tanner intensities means that anyone can find the product that best suits their desires. That’so distinguishes itself because of its ability to answer to any needs, regardless of age.
How do we know which shades of self tanner to go for?
If you have a pale or fair skin and/or just want a subtle glow, then choose our dark shade (Glam body dark, On the go dark, On the go clear, Golden age, Golden Beauty). If you have a medium skin tone or if your skin is naturally tan and/or you want a very dark bronzed colour, chose our darker shades (Glam body extra dark, On the go extra dark).
What are your top tips for perfect application and best results?
Follow a tanning routine:
- Exfoliate with the Tan extender scrub (the day before or 8 hours before)
- Right after exfoliating, moisturize with a fragrance-free moisturizer
- Next day or 8 hours later, apply your favourite That’so bronzer with the mitt
- Moisturize daily when you get out of the shower using the Gradual tanning moisturizer to maintain and give a boost to your tan due to the 2 per cent DHA in this moisturizer
- Start the routine again every 5-6 days
Any big, top three dos and don’ts for self-tanning product use?
After your tan application make sure your skin DOES NOT go in contact with water or moisture for the following four hours. I highly suggest not doing any form of activity that could make you sweat! DO NOT apply your tan too frequently; excessive layers of tan could create a buildup. Follow the tanning routine! DO NOT apply too much tan on the areas where your skin is drier or on the joints, e.g., knees, elbows, ankle, hands and feet. DO Apply your tan 48 hours before an event! It will be at its best!
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