Cocoa Brown Tough Stuff review

Cocoa Brown Tough stuff is a recent enough edition to the ever growing Cocoa Brown tan range, which was started by Marissa Carter, an absolute power house of a business woman. I am a massive fan of Marissa, not only is she a brilliant business woman, but how she treats customers and bloggers has to be seen to be believed. She is some woman.  Marissa is a massive inspiration and a great role model for women in business.  It is hard enough to start a business in the middle of a recession, but to make the success of it that Marissa has, has to be admired and lauded She is literally taking over the tanning world and was only last month, tanning the bodies of many of the Hollywood elite at the Oscars. I am not going to lie, I am seriously jealous of that trip to the Oscars.

I love fake tan. I always feel more confident when I am tanned. It is around this time every year that the weekly tanning routine on a Thursday begins. I picked up a tube of the Cocoa Brown Tough stuff  for the first time at the Irish Beauty show at the start of March in the RDS. I don’t know about you, but I find the no matter what tan I use, I always have patches that just won’t budge when it is wearing off. Touch Stuff is said to not only exfoliate the skin in preparation for tanning, but also get rid of stubborn old tan.

The first time I used Touch Stuff was in the shower, in preparation for tanning. First thing I noticed was the colour. It was pink!!!  It is creamy in texture, but you need to work fast with it as it is slightly runny too and will slide down the drain if you don’t work it into the skin quickly. While I have used body scrubs before, I found that the scrubbing particles in this were really scrubbing my skin, without being harsh or overly abrasive. Did I mention the smell? Oh Ladies it is gorgeous. You will find yourself sniffing your arms after you have used this stuff. The next products in the Cocoa Brown range needs to be a shower gel with this smell. I would buy that again and again.

Tough scrub is great for getting the dead skin off around the heels, elbows and knees. You can use it all over you body to make sure you tan will sit better. However, it is advised that you don’t use it on your face.  I used it all over my legs and arms and it really left my skin glowing.

I applied Cocoa Brown 1 hour tan in the darker shade, once I was all dried off (which I will review in a later post) and the tan applied like a dream. I am not gonna lie. I love Cocoa Brown tan and how how quickly it develops. When I applied the 1 hour tan in the darker shade, I left it on for 2 hours before washing it off and the amount of compliments I got were unreal.

I did find because I had scrubbed the living daylights out of my body, that my tan lasted longer and wasn’t as patchy coming off. A week after applying Cocoa Brown 1 hour tan in the darker shade, I got the Tough Stuff out again in preparation  for another weeks tanning. I was sceptical enough that it could get the few remaining tan patches off, but I was pleasantly surprised. There wasn’t sight nor sound of the old tan, and my skin was ready for a new week of glowing bronzed skin.

Even if you don’t tan, this scrub is brilliant for getting rid of dead skin and leaving you legs and body looking gorgeous. With the sunny weather looming, this is 1 product that should absolutely be in your shower. You can buy it from most chemists, or in Pennys nationwide. It costs €7.99 for a 200ml tube, but that would last for ages.

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    Makeup Monster
    April 2, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I love this scrub!

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    Deirdre Cribbin
    April 2, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Tough Stuff is brilliant…best stuff for removing tan! X

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      Sinéad K
      April 2, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      I actually couldn’t believe how good it was.

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