Sunless Tan Body Tanning Towelettes
These towelettes are pre-moistened with a solution that contains the self-tanning ingredient dihydroxyacetone. This is the same ingredient used in almost all self-tanners, so for the money these towelettes end up being an expensive way to get a sunless tan. Using towelettes to apply self-tanner may seem convenient, but it still gets on your hands and the spreadability doesn’t differ that much from other forms of self-tanners like lotions, gels, mousses, or sprays. When it comes to self-tanners, it is all about personal preference because the ingredient that “tans” your skin is the same.
Suitable for all skin types except sensitive, the fragranced formula contains a couple of antioxidants and tea tree oil, the latter likely included to mask the “off” scent dihydroxyacetone can have on some people’s skin. How any self-tanner smells when applied to your skin depends on the concentration of the dihydroxyacetone and your own unique body chemistry.
- Works to produce a sunless tan, similar to most other self-tanners.
- Towelettes can be convenient, especially while traveling.
- On the pricey side considering you get only four towelettes (and you’ll need more than one to cover your entire body evenly).
- Some may not like the medicinal tea tree oil scent.
Convenient, single-use packets deliver a streak-free application of self-tanner. Perfect for on-the-go application these towelettes will add a natural-looking radiance to the face, chest, neck, dcollet, legs and arms.
Sonia Kashuk At-A-Glance
Strengths: Affordable and widely available (though exclusive to Target stores); good makeup remover; the makeup is still the star attraction, with impressive options for foundation, powder, blush, lip color, eyeliner and especially makeup brushes.
Weaknesses: The concealers, eye pencil, and brow shapers are a letdown; the makeup palettes may seem convenient, but several of the included products perform poorly.
Perhaps best known for her years of work with supermodel Cindy Crawford, makeup artist Sonia Kashuk's well-chosen selection of makeup has been available exclusively at Target stores since the mid-1990s.
Kashuk's brushes have been a strong point, and now that they've been redone they're better than ever, and still affordable. This is definitely a makeup collection worth visiting, and you'll find some premium options among Kashuk's powder foundation, regular powders, and blush. Several other products, from foundation to lipsticks, are also worthy of attention, though this is not a line that caters to darker skin tones. Ironically, it's the latest cosmetic products that met with the most critical reviews, largely due to poor execution or their gimmicky nature.
Note: Sonia Kashuk products are also available at select Bloomingdales locations in New York and California. The company also maintains freestanding stores in New York and New Jersey.
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