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Another basic during the summer is tinted moisturizer. If you are pale like me and rather turn red than tanned, the Caudalie Divine Legs Tinted Body Lotion is just the right product for you. And if you like the “Goddess” look all year round, feel free to use it anytime you want!

Next I want to go with you through the steps which will allow us to achieve the golden, glowy, healthy summer look we all love. Since the tanning product is a tinted moisturizer the following steps are not mandatory, but they will give you a SPA-like experience which is always welcomed.

Step 1: Exfoliate

By using a scrub you will clean your skin of any impurities and it will help you get rid of any dead skin. If you skip this step is more likely to get some “wonderful”( not! ) patches because the self tanning lotion will not be able to spread and absorb evenly.

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My option is the Caudalie Divine Scrub, formulated with Brown Sugar crystals and 4 vegetal oils: Argan, Hibiscus, Sesame and Grape oils from the vineyards of Bordeaux, Champagne and Burgundy. The Caudalie Divine Scrub is composed 97% natural ingredients. Scented with gentle floral notes, this lightweight formula will leave your skin soft and with a healthy glow – the perfect prep for a beach holiday.

To use on wet skin, twice a week.

 Step 2: Moisturize

It is important to keep your skin hydrated and nourished at any time, but especially before you want to apply a self tanner. Make sure you insist with your body lotion, cream or oil on the areas where your skin is drier: elbows, knees etc. … The Caudalie Divine Legs is a moisturizer itself but I still prefer using another one before that.

During the summer months, to keep my skin healthy looking, I find myself reaching the most for dry oils. They are easy to apply, they absorb faster and they do an amazing job at moisurizing your skin.


I went for the Caudalie Divine Oil, from the same product line as the Divine Scrub. The Caudalie Divine Oil is a multipurpose dry oil which has a lot of hype around. And for good reason! It is an amazing antioxidant, moisturizing body oil that provides silky skin and lasting comfort. Concentrated with moisturizing active ingredients plus antioxidant grape polyphenols and draining ginkgo biloba, this lotion leaves the skin soft, firm, and radiant. It has the same pleasant floral scent of all the products from the Caudalie Divine skin care range.

You can use it on your body, as a face oil or as a hair treatment to repair split ends, and to add some shine to your hair!

Step 3: Apply Tinted Moisturizer

And the star of this post is: the Caudalie Divine Legs. It is a lightweight tinted body lotion, great to give your legs a touch of sun without the use of a self-tanner. It also gives an instant sun-kissed glow and adds radiance to already tanned legs.


It is suitable for all skin tones as it blends like a dream into the skin and dries in an instant, creating a beautiful, bronzed finish.


In the picture below you can see it swatched next to another amazing bronzing product the By Terry Tea to Tan in #01 Bronze Bay, reviewed previously here.


The only downside of this product, since it is a tinted lotion, is that it has not much staying power and it transfers a bit on your clothes. I also would not advise you to wear it during those unexpected summer showers!…

What tanning products do you use? Any suggestions?

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie



– the Caudalie products are made 97% of natural ingredients

– free from parabens, mineral oils and phthalates

– NOT tested on animals