A Natural Spray Tan with Pure Glow
Pure Glow Organic Sunless Tanning opened at 176 Newbury Street last year bringing safe, healthy and organic sunless tanning to Boston. I love how transparent the company is — they post all of their spray tan ingredients directly on their site.
When Pure Glow reached out to me to try their sunless tanning, I jumped at the chance. I am getting married later this year, and wanted to see if it would be a good fit for my big day! I love that in addition to their brick and mortar location, they have mobile services, traveling to homes and offices within 15 miles of Newbury Street.
Last weekend I was heading to Miami for a wedding. It was the perfect time to give my skin a perk for this warm weather getaway, after a cold winter. Elisa of Pure Glow arrived at my condo and quickly set up the backdrop while I changed into a strapless bra and bikini briefs. She set out some literature to read about the tanning options and post-spray care, as well as several products to enhance and maintain the tan for 5-7 days. I chose the lowest color level, called Vibrant, which would give me a sun-kissed and natural look, good for very pale skin (i.e. me!).
Having had spray tans in the past, I was pleasantly surprised and very happy with my Pure Glow experience. First, the spray dried nearly instantly and I was able to put on dark, loose clothes (as suggested) basically right after Elisa finished applying. No more standing around half naked in a towel trying not to touch anything! Secondly, the smell was very light and nice and didn’t linger as the night went on, or even the next day, as other spray tans have a tendency to do. Thirdly, and this is the main difference with Pure Glow’s organic formula, the tan doesn’t develop over time, but the color appears right away as the spray tan is being applied. You have the option of choosing the intensity of your tan (not a specific color), so even a darker tan is very natural looking.
As Pure Glow suggests waiting 5-7 hours before contact with any water, I waited to shower the following day. Sure enough, my tan left a nice glow for the weekend.
Overall, this is the best spray tan I’ve had! It looked the most natural on me and I will definitely be using Pure Glow for pre-wedding festivities (my bachelorette and wedding shower) and in advance of my wedding day!
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Photo credit: 1/ Pure Glow, 2/ Jaime Ganson.
Disclosure: I was provided a complementary mobile spray tan for review. All opinions are my own.