Summer is peak season for fake tan lovers and we’re fully on board with the safer route to a beautiful bronzed body. However, fake tanning can be quite the challenge for those who suffer with skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema.
Most formulas can cause irritation on these skin types, which can be unpleasant to say the least. But one particular fake tan brand is now being hailed as an exception to this rule.
Australian brand ModelCo has been praised for their game-changing fake tan formula which can be applied seamlessly on skin affected by eczema with zero irritation, according to the plethora of reviews it has received.
The brand’s Natural Tan Lotion uses components that aim to calm the skin including sweet almond oil, coconut oil, macadamia oil, cocoa butter, goji berries and aloe vera along with sugar-derived DHA to deliver a fast-acting, streak-free colour that won’t dry out the skin.
A representative for ModelCo tells you.co.uk: ‘Natural Tan is a great alternative for anyone who has sensitive or eczema prone skin as it has no PEGS, parabens, sulphates and synthetic colours or fragrances [which often aggravate sensitive skin]. The clear formulation develops into a natural golden bronze in just four to five hours.’
A reviewer on the ModelCo website echoed: ‘It left my skin looking naturally tan and glowing while being moisturizing! It was not streaky at all and it lasted very nicely. The tan did not flare up my eczema which was a nice surprise.’
ModelCo’s Tan Water is also great for sensitive skin as this too is fragrance free and is made with hydrating ingredients such as Green Tea Extract, Rose Bulgaria and Coconut Water.
The brand’s Instant Tan is another popular choice as it is a nourishing tan lotion which develops into a deep bronze, also over four to five hours. This lotion is enriched with ingredients such as argan oil and coconut oil to deeply nourish the skin, without leaving your skin feeling sticky, according to the brand.
Every skin type is different, so you may want to do a patch test before committing to tanning a whole area – but if you suffer with eczema but really want a glow this summer, ModelCo could be the tube that’s worth a go.