Spotlight: What’s On My Skin?

When I open a tester product, I will do two things.

First I will turn the bottle around to look at the list of ingredients.

Second (if I can) I put some of the product the back of my hand. I instinctively massage the product on my skin to feel the texture, then I bring my hand up to my nose to take a sniff. Every single time!

As an esthetician, I focus on 2 main things when deciding to try or purchase a product.


What are the ingredients in the product? The product will only do what is says it will do if it has the correct ingredients (and enough of them) to accomplish that goal.


Is the product easy to use and does it feel good on my skin? Do I like the scent and would I enjoy using it?

The product I put on my skin today is a Fake Bake Flawless self-tan liquid. This has been a favourite of mine for quite a few years. I have tried many self tanning products and this one checks my boxes for ingredients and performance.

fake bake

The benefits I find this product has include:

  • simple ingredients
  • no preservatives or parabens
  • dries very quickly
  • non-greasy
  • streak free
  • comes with a mitt for application
  • a pleasant scent
  • goes on tinted for instant colour
  • the active tanning ingredient (dihydroxyacetone) is high on the list so it works well
  • no animal testing


You can buy this product as a salon/spa and also online stores.

Fake bake is also a spray tan treatment you can book at a spa or salon and this product can be used at home for touch ups.

I welcome any thoughts or comments. Thank you for stopping by and have a beautiful day!



One thought on “Spotlight: What’s On My Skin?

  1. Pingback: How to save your skin this Spring | the esthetician's nest

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