Easy tan – May favorites by Eco By Sonya

Eco by sonya face tan water
Organic self tanners
 best selftan for light skin
face tan water on fair skin
For me, Summer isn’t the high season for cosmetic products. What I mean is – I use way less products.

I easily forget to wear any makeup. I barely use any moisturizer (on my face, that is). I skip all the extra products and treat my skin with the bare minimum. Summer is so beautiful and so short here, that I try and catch every moment I can.

Even if it means drinking more mojitos and sparkling wine. No, actually, especially when it means that.

That said, there are some products that are in a frequent use – that I don’t really touch otherwise during the year. And those are of course self-tanners. I’ve gotten lots of compliments from my friends, telling me I look beautifully tan. Now a good way to tell if your self tanner is working is if people say to you “You are so tanned!” Instead of a “What self-tanner are you using?” (Unless the one asking is a good friend of yours and knows you’re pale as a wall normally.)

The brand I use and have been using for the past year is Eco By Sonya. It’s the best I’ve tried and I always recommend the products to my friends (who love it too). I used to hate self-tanners, I got lines whenever I applied them and I hated the scent.

With these, I have zero complaints.

I got the products as pr-samples.

the best Self tanner


This is honestly the best self-tanner for face. This toner is formulated to suit oily skin and even acne so it actually suits all skin types. It’s easy to apply with a cotton pad and it doesn’t leave a greasy feeling on the skin. It actually kinda feels like nothing, but somehow you wake up having a tan which is magic. You get a deeper colour depending on how much product you take to your cotton pad. I usually wet the cotton pad before applying the toner in it, so that I don’t waste any product.


I was so excited to see this product at the organic cosmetics exhibition, because it promises to make you tan in just one hour! You can build up the color by leaving it on for 1-4 hours. I usually do 2-3 hours. The only boring thing about self-tanners is that you usually have to sleep through the night to get results – but with this I can be done in just a few hours! And the color that I get by chilling with my bathrobe on in the morning while doing some work on the computer is just beautiful. This is a mousse, which dries pretty quickly without leaving you greasy. It’s still easy to apply and blend – I haven’t got any streaks with this. You should still be quick with your application and focus on one area at a time.

You can read more about the brand on their website, but I’ll tell you a few facts: it’s Australian, eco-certified & great quality.

Eco By Sonya Firming Cacao Mousse and Face Tan Water Review

Eco by sonya firming cacao mousse before after

It’s super hard to take the exact same picture in the same lighting to show you the difference, but here it is. The tan isn’t that red in real life, I had to edit the colors a bit. Here I used the Firming Cacao Mousse once and left it on for 2,5 hours.

You can read more about the brand on their website, but I’ll tell you a few things: it’s Australian, ecocertified and of great quality.

Eco By Sonya also has a gradual tanning moisturiser, that is great for a really pale skin and/or to maintain the tan. It’s also buildable and you can get a nice tan with that also –  here is my review about that with a before/after photo.

Do you use self-tanners? What products do you only use during the Summer?


14 Replies to “Easy tan – May favorites by Eco By Sonya”

  1. Great post, they give you such a lovely, natural-looking tan! Thank you for sharing x

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    1. Charlotta Takkula says: Reply

      I thought so! Thanks. :>

  2. Love the tan, looks natural and it isn’t orange (as it can easily happen with some products). I don’t use much during the summer. I always use a moisturiser and maybe lip balm and mascara, maybe a bright liner in my lower lash line and that’s when I’ve got too much on. When I’m at the sea, I don’t want anything on my face. Saying that, for evenings out, I make my eyes up but I use nothing on the skin because I naturally tan loads, even if I use spf 50. Seeing as I tan so easily, I don’t need to fake tan, unless I’m stuck in the UK for the whole of the summer, which only happened once really 🙂

    1. Charlotta Takkula says: Reply

      Exactly! With these the color is really natural, but still warm. 🙂 Yeah I love to do my eyes and leave the skin untouched too when it’s warm.

  3. Such a nice natural looking tan! I’m really bad with fake tan so am embracing my paleness but agree entirely it’s so not worth it risking skin cancer etc. I also wear far less makeup during the Summer, I hate the feeling of it in hot weather!

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    1. Charlotta Takkula says: Reply

      Thank you! I also love pale skin, which can sound weird after this post.. 😀 No but really, all skin colors are beautiful.

  4. In summer I use less and less products, I usually go with tinted moisturizer or spf (it’s a must) and I always use a water spray during the day to refresh my skin. Do you believe that I haven’t used a self tan product before? I get tanned easily and with a sunny weather 7-8 months during the year, by the end of August I change 2-3 shades so I don’t need one 🙂

    Yiota x

    1. Charlotta Takkula says: Reply

      Yeah I always use SPF too! Haha, I can believe that you don’t need self tanners. Sunny weather 7-8 months during the year sounds amazing. 🙂

  5. Mä oonki ettinyt kasvoille hyvää itseruskettavaa, tämä pitää muistaa! 🙂

    1. Charlotta Takkula says: Reply

      Ehdottomasti! 🙂 Jos päädyt testailemaan niin kerro sit, mitä tykkäsit!

  6. Hei onkohan vähän tyhmä kysymys, mutta mitä tarkoittaa tuo “vaikutusaika”? Huuhdellaanko iho sen päätteeksi?

    1. Charlotta Takkula says: Reply

      Hei! Ei oo tyhmä kysymys todellakaan – lukaisin postauksen uudestaan läpi ja tajusin, että saattoi jäädä tosiaan epäselväksi :’D mutta siis tuo mousse siis tosiaan huuhdellaan pois iholta. Eli vaikutusaika 1-4 h ja sit suihkuun! Hyvä, kun tulit kysyneeksi.

      1. Oho! No on sit aika vahvaa ainetta, kun eikös nuo yleensä jätetä iholle? (pitäis varmaan joskus oikeasti kokeilla, mut pelkään niitä raitoja 😀 )

        1. Charlotta Takkula says: Reply

          Noh, siis, tehokasta ainakin. Ruskettava ainehan on sokeri, joka reagoi hapen kanssa. 🙂 Yleensä kai itseruskettavat jätetään yöksi eli 6-10 tuntia on vaikutusaika. Mutta nekin sit huuhdellaan iholta lopulta, ettei iholle jää itseruskettavan tuoksua, joka siis tulee sen muhiessa iholla. Jos et oo ikinä kokeillut, niin suosittelen aloittamaan Eco By Sonyan Winter Skinistä, se on sävyttävä vartalovoide, eli antaa tosi kevyesti väriä yhdellä levityskerralla (toki sävyä voi syventää käyttämällä sitä useamman illan peräkkäin). Tai sitten tää mousse ja vaikutusajaksi tunti tai 1,5 h. 🙂

          tässä postaus winter skinistä: http://localhost/fi/2016/04/21/eco-by-sonya-review/

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