SunFX - Summer’s Secret
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SunFX Summer’s Secret is an ultra-hydrating moisturiser that builds a natural glowing tan over a few days. It is also an ideal tan extender, beautifully complimenting your SunFX Spray Tan.
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Rating: Oct 17, 2014 8:09pm
Great everyday gradual tanner
I absolutely love this product!
The lotion comes in a big squeeze tube which makes it easy to dispense and use.
The product itself is a thick white cream that smooths easily onto the skin. I find the product does not streak (even if you rub it in in a rush!) on the skin and builds up really nicely to a gradual, bronze tan in just a couple of days whilst keeping skin hydrated. Does not have any hint of orange and looks very natural.
I love this product for maintaining a nice natural tan day to day, or prolonging my spray/fake tan.
The only thing i could possibly take a star off for on this product is the very strong fake tan smell this product has.. does not smell nice unlike the tan extender :(
But still a fantastic product!
Rating: Mar 15, 2012 5:41pm
Easy, Quick and lasts!
I found this easy to apply, quick drying and the tan that builds up lasts. I usually have problems with only being able to use a gradual tanner for a couple of days before I go orange.
However I got up to 4 days in a row, got a nice colour and then stopped using it for a week. The colour started to fade about 5 days into that week, but it never went orange!!!!
Anyone who wants to fake that golden glow!!
Rating: Oct 14, 2011 12:46pm
Fake tanners don't like me!
A nice moisturising product that is easy to use and smells like coconut at first but it does get that slightly sour smell later on so best not to apply before going on a hot date, sadly that wasn't an issue for me.
Great for tanning novices like me who have never had very good results in the past. Gradual tanners are definitely the safest option =D
SunFX Summer Secret is a gradual tanner that can be used by itself or as a way of topping up a professional SunFX spray tan or I guess any other pro spray tan. This product comes in a brightly coloured flip-top tube so it's easy to find in my crowded bathroom and even easier to use plus for around $30 you get 200ml which will go a very long way.
I tend to be quite sensitive of smells so I always have to do the sniff test before using anything and this product initially smells like coconut which is quite refreshing but it does get that slightly sour, chemical smell after an hour or so but it's not as strong as other tanners I've tried and doesn't seem to linger as long but for this reason I only use it in the evening.
Summer Secret needs to be applied to clean dry skin and it's a good idea to moisture areas like knees, elbow and ankles so that the product doesn't grip too much to this thicker, dry skin and leave patches, it's also best to exfoliate well before use for the same reason. I did find that even though I gave my hands a good scrub after use they got the tiniest bit orange but my hands were quite dry and calloused at the time. You're not meant to get wet or overly sweaty for five hours after application which is another reason I applied at night as it's been quite humid in QLD so I knew sweating would be an issue and I didn't want strange streaks all over me.
I've used gradual tanners in the past without much, if any, success and while I'm not in love with this product it seems to be the best I've used so far. For some reason tanners just don't like my skin and it takes quite a lot of applications to build up any colour even though others have seem to have almost immediate results. Maybe I'm just strange. My other issue with tanners is that I get a little bit of acne on my back, upper arms and chest and this did seem to get worse while using this product so I started just using it on my legs where I don't have the same issues. This seems to happen with every tanner I've tried so it's not product specific, just strange me again.
I haven't seen a huge difference in colour using SunFX Summer Secret but I think it's getting there and with a few more uses it might be more obvious. I play tennis so I have quite tanned legs anyway with super white ankles and thighs which is where I used this product the most and after seeing little difference I think this last application finally has some colour showing which I assume will darken with more use, it'd be nice to get my legs close to an even colour so I will persist.
Overall SunFX Summer Secret has been an OK gradual tanner and I do think that if I had a little more time to trial I'd be happier with the results but as I've already said gradual tanners and I never get on that well so if you're thinking about giving it a try then go for it as I think I'm the exception rather than the rule =D
Rating: Oct 13, 2011 11:10am
Great for a quick buildable tan
The packing is lovely, funky and bright was excited when I got the pack and opened it up.... My toddler absolutely loved playing with the empty box, took it off her and she was so sad. The smell was nice to me, I know others might not agree but it smelt coconutish and I like that smell, nice summer smell.
Product felt very nice, more like a moisturiser felt like it hydrated my skin well at the same time and there is no colour to it, it comes out of the bottle white, but I find that a little does go a long way and it is best to work it around your body well and evenly, which I might not be the best at as I did see little patches here and there. I also found I was starting to get lots of little pimples on my legs and chest after application, so the second time I applied I decided to only apply it to my legs and havent seen any new ones so migh keep persevering.
Easy to use just apply like a moisturiser keeping in mind to apply evenly.
It made my skin feel soft and smooth even in the morning after I applied it at night.
Easy to use just apply like a moisturiser keeping in mind to apply evenly.
Skin that isnt so sensitive.
Rating: Oct 12, 2011 10:01am
perfect dark gradual tan
i have to say i was doubting this from the begin as im not a fan of sunfx spray tans, it so orange based that i had many oompa loompa experiences! but this tan is not too bad, for a gradual tan it is very dark which i love, you really only need one application 5hours before your event and your are good to go which is great because continually applying is annoying! for the purpose of this trial i continued to apply for 3 days, i did get a bit darker but nothing too noticable, you do need to make sure you wear gloves my boyfriend had very dark hands from doing my back (oops haha). i still found i needed to apply my regular lotion because even though this in meant to be hydrating it was not enough for me and i started to get that dry scaly tan look (eww). i love the smell just what a tan sure be coconut!!! makes me feel like im on a lovely island beach, it is also a good consistency for a lotion.The squeeze bottle is perfect for applying and the bottle has fancy swirls on it. I would not purchase again as it hasnt bet my favourite tan but i will continue to finish the bottle as im quite satisfied with the results
Rating: Oct 10, 2011 4:38pm
Summer without the sun
Firstly can i just say i adore the Sun fx spray tans, so when i was given this product to try i jumped at the chance keen to see if it produces the same golden glow that the spray tans do. I was happy with the results and thought it gave me a convincing and natural looking summer glow, it smelt pleasant (which is a definite bonus as i dont like the smell of many fake tans). The colour also lasted the whole weekend - i would most certainly use this again if i dont have time for a spray tan
use on top of a spray tan to prolong your colour
Rating: Oct 17, 2008 1:12pm
5/5 for the right person
I give this product a 1 out of 5 for me but I think if I didn't have an allergy to fake tanning products I'd give it a 5 out of 5. The smell of this product did not give that "dead giveaway fake tanning product smell" that most other tanning products have. It's consistency is just like putting on a moisturiser like cocoa butter. It blended well and left no streaking, no brown staining on my clothes and left my skin a really natural colour after 2 days of applying it. It's a great price for such a lovely product. And a generous sized product too. The only negative for me personally is that I have an allergy to something in all tanning products that I've ever tried, including this one. I was hoping I wouldn't because I would definately use it regularly otherwise.
Rating: Oct 2, 2008 9:18pm
Sun FX Summer's Secret Builds,Extends,Hydrates
A great gradual tanning lotion. It doesnt have the usual self tanning smell,so you can apply in the morning before dressing spray your perfume and dress while getting a tan!!
Applied over 3 days it built a gradual tan and I felt I had left winter behind and was on my way to summer.No streaking or orange skin.It was a great product to use, reasonable price and good size tube. I also used the spray tan and prefer this as its much easier to use,less fussy.
Rating: Oct 2, 2008 10:59am
I am using this cream inconjunction with the spray on tan. It has a great scent, makes you feel like you are at the beach. After using the spray on, I applied this every day, and it keeps the natural tan look on my legs. It is a nice smooth consistancy and easy to apply. Both products are really worth a try, together they cost less than some stand alone tanning products. This product is good to get you started into summer without baking in the sun.
Rating: Sep 23, 2008 4:30pm
This REALLY works!
I have been wearing this on top of my SunFX Spray-on Tan for a whole week now and my tan has not only stayed on, but still looks perfect! On application, the product feels creamy and smells beautiful. It absorbs into the skin really well, leaving it feeling and looking hydrated and not oily. I only need to apply each night before bed and the product lasts a good 24 hours, hydrating my skin as the day goes.
My skin is glowing and i keep on getting asked if I have been to the beach! I like everything about it, there is nothing to fault except that I wish the products were more natural.
The cream is very generous and so it is going to last a long time making it an economical choice. The packaging is great as it comes with a flip lid and the box is cute too. I rate it FIVE stars.