6.08.2013

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-
Victoria's-Secret-supermodel-glow
, I have begun the process of
self-tanning with the assistance of Banana Boat Sunless Summer
Color
{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.
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12 comments

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome review, darling!
Must try this product!

xoxox,
CC

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!

xo
Kara
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Tallia said...

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

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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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