Before Using the Tanologist Gradual Oil Self Tan Overnight Treatment
To put it to the test, I completed my nighttime skincare routine like normal — just skipping any exfoliation like retinol — and used the tanning oil as the final step in my routine. My face is lighter than my neck because I wear a facial sunscreen religiously every day, so I was curious to see if it would help even me out.
The directions recommend using anywhere from six to 10 drops — the more drops you use, the deeper your tan. I opted for seven just to be safe and used the dropper to apply the oil straight to my face before rubbing it in with my hands. The oil is lightweight and goes on clear so you can't see the color right away. The only indication is a slight tanner smell, but that quickly dissipates and it just feels like a regular facial oil. You want to make sure you wash your hands thoroughly after use to ensure they don't end up discolored. Then you go to sleep and let the formula work its magic.