ST Tropez Bronzing Mousse vs NKD SKN

Vita Liberata is a luxurious tanning brand – I have previously reviewed their products – and was very eager to try their new and less expensive range NKD SKN by Vita Liberata.

I was sent the ‘Dark Tan Mousse’ from the NKD SKN collection to try – and have been extremely impressed with the results. The NKD SKN tanning products are made with organic and natural ingredients – and give instant colour and no tell tale odour.

There are five products in the NKD SKIN by Vita Liberata Collection:

Dark Tan Mousse 100ml £14.95

Dark Tan Liquid 75ml £12.95

Medium Tan Mousse 100ml £14.50

Wash Off Dark Tan 100ml £8.50

Wash Off Medium Tan 100ml £8.50

The whole collection at Superdrug – SKN by Vita Liberata

I used the NKD SKN Dark Tan Mousse on one leg and on the other I used St Tropez’s Bronzing Mousse to compare colour, ease of application, and results. St Tropez Bronzing Mousse is a tried and tested favourite product of mine.

NKS SKN Dark Tanning Mousse vs St Tropez Tanning Mousse

NKD SKN Dark Tan VS St Tropez Bronzing Mousse

Ease of Application –

I used a tanning mitt from Famous Dave to apply both products. The St Tropez Mousse undoubtably blended in more easily. The NKD SKN mousse is more concentrated, and a little thicker – and for that reason it takes a little bit more effort to blend it into the skin.

Smell –

The NKD SKN mousse is scent free. St Tropez has a distinctive scent that doesn’t offend me – but to some people any fragrance at all in a tan is a turn off.

Streaking or patching –

Neither of the tans caused streaking on my legs or patching as they wore off. I have a dry patch on one of my ankles, and my knees take colour better than the rest of my legs so it is always important to lightly moisturise those areas before applying tans – I would recommend moisturising the feet too before applying self tan.

Colour –

The guide colour of NKD SKN Dark Mousse is darker than St Tropez Tanning Mousse. The guide colour however is just the guide colour – the real result is developing underneath. NKD SKN developed into a darker shade than the St Tropez did. I was of course using ‘Dark Mousse’ from NKD SKN, and the St Tropez Mousse was their standard shade. Intensity of colour could be a good or bad thing depending on skin colour and personal preference.

Wear off –

Luckily for me both tanning products looked similar enough on the leg, and both would have needed reapplication after about 5 days.

Price –

In terms of standard pricing you find the best value when buying the larger size of St. Tropez – as it works out at £12.76 per 100ml, however for a smaller size – suitable for travel or a cosmetics bag – I would highly recommend NKD SKN, and I’m looking forward to trying more products from the range. St Tropez Mousse is currently reduced – think they may be changing packaging, so if you need any I would buy it at the moment.

NKD SKN by Vita Liberata Dark Tanning Mousse 100ml – £14.95 BUY (online currently £9.86)

St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse 120ml – £13.82 BUY

St Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse 240ml – £20.74 BUY

Verdict –

Not many products can keep up with my old friend St Tropez Bronzing Mousse, and I will definitely be purchasing more from the NKD SKN by Vita Liberata range.

*St Tropez also have a dark tanning mousse in their collection – although I am yet to try it.*


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