before you self-tan...polish {amala detoxifying body polish review}

My natural skintone is, literally, a mere shade darker than
that of a pasty vampires - an issue I encounter every. single. summer.
when I begin pulling out my bikinis, crop tops, and cutoff
denim shorts
{my warm weather style staples}.

This year, in an effort to achieve that Brazilian-bombshell-
, I have begun the process of
self-tanning with the assistance of Banana Boat Sunless Summer
{P.S. It really works - I highly recommend}; but, as
I've only just recently learned, before you self-tan, you need to
shoo-away dead skin cells to create an even tan {who knew?}.

Just as I discovered this, Amala's Detoxifying Body Polish
arrived in the mail {amazing timing, yes?}.
I have incredibly sensitive skin, and a ridiculous amount of
allergies, so I'm always wary about using new products {my go-to is
Neutrogena everything}; but I felt more confident in trying
it out due to the fact that Amala products
are completely natural / organic, and the Amala philosophy
{created by Founder Ute Leube} is "When it comes to skincare,
you shouldn’t have to sacrifice results for responsibility.”

For the past week now I have been using the Detoxifying Body Polish.
I apply it from head-to-toe in the shower every other day;
then, after two or three scrubs, I apply my self-tanner.

The difference of using the self-tanner without the body polish
and with
is itchiness. As I said, I have sensitive skin,
so when I applied the self-tanner without first using the
Detoxifying Body Polish I found that my skin felt subtly
itchy {almost as if there were a few wayward ants
crawling on me}.

In contrast, when I applied the self-tanner
after a week of using the Detoxifying Body Polish, I didn't
experience that feeling - the polish soothed my skin, and made application
a far more comfortable experience.

Long story short? This is definitely a new
summer skin must for me.

Also pertinent... the rustic packaging of the product is
so incredibly charming - and perfectly plays up the
natural / organic vibe of the line.


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FTC Disclosure: Amala's Detoxifying Body Polish was provided to me for review. All opinions expressed herein are my own.


Couture Carrie said...

Awesome review, darling!
Must try this product!


ellie said...

So loved your review. I'm glad to here about this product.

ivy said...

Sounds amazing. I must look into this product. Great review!

mazzymay said...

I don't know that much about self-tanning but now you make it sound like its I could do. Great info!

Library Drama said...

This detox polish sounds wonderful. Love your review.

Sherin said...

Sounds like a definite summer must have!

Caitlin and Megan said...

Oh, what a wonderful review. I must invest in this. Great review.

Bostonista said...

Hey we're the same shade of pale! I never even bother with self tanner because every one I tried in high school turned me orange or smelly. Of course, it was ten years ago so I'm sure the formulas have changed.

And bathing suits just look better with a tan don't they?

I'll remember to exfoliate first!


Tallia said...

This is super helpful! I am also like you-very pale so I might need to do this!


Imogen said...

I am exactly the same every single summer!

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

Oh amazing! Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

MrJeffery said...

oooh. looks nice.

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