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HOLY GRAIL MATERIAL – Le Tan Wash Off Instant Tan

Le Tan Wash Off Instant Tan

Just go buy yourself a can right now.

I could just end right there and it would be suffice, but where’s the fun in that? You wanna hear my tale of discovery, right? Of how I came to – in the space of ONE DAY I might add – FALL head over heels for this miraculous gem.

Honestly, I thought I could read into this product before I even purchased it, and that it would be just like every other instant tan that has been before it. Here’s a glimpse into my head, bright and early this morning, pre-purchase:

“Says instant and natural, though I bet it’s hard to work with and streaks and looks bleh.”

“Claims it won’t wash off but I bet it just fades away within 30 mins and transfer onto EVERYTHING.”

Well brain, today, you got SERVED.

Le Tan Wash Off Instant Tan in Bronze

My standard go-to when not tanning is always some form of instant bronzing lotion, just to give a nice faint hint of colour that I can wash off at my next shower with no commitment. Sadly, they never make it that long and usually fade or transfer off within a couple of hours.  But this stuff is just INGENIOUS. It is unlike any instant tan I have ever used before it. Read on and be prepared to have your socks blown off.

Le Tan Wash Off Instant Tan is exactly that – an instant tan with no commitment.

It WILL NOT budge without water AND soap. It is supremely transfer-resistant – I used a facecloth and rubbed hard against a small tanned patch of my arm and only a very faint sign of colour appeared on the cloth. So there would be absolutely NO problems that this baby would come off on your clothes once dried. You CAN apply this puppy with bare hands, but I imagine you would have to work very quickly and keep washing your hands before moving onto other body parts – it dries in 60 seconds so you wouldn’t have to move like a TOTAL mad woman but it would be frustrating nonetheless.

No-one nowadays should be without a trusty tan mitt anyhows – they can be bought at most pharmacies and supermarkets so if you’re getting milk and bread, get it in ya head! MITT MITT MITT.

This heavenly bottle of fun also comes in three colours – Bronze (the one I purchased), Dark Bronze and Deep Bronze. For a natural look on fair to medium skin, go Bronze. If you are a medium to dark skinned beauty, hit up the Dark or Deep Bronze.

To be honest, I’m the palest of the pale and still get away with wearing any of the three shades – they all look incredible!

Le Tan Wash Off Instant Tan in Bronze

Here’s a before-o of my arms and legs in all their shockingly white glory:

Le Tan Wash Off Instant Tan in Bronze

Eww bruise.

Surely inflicted during a recent random toddler tantrum incident.

Lucky he’s so cute.

Le Tan Wash Off Instant Tan in Bronze

Now application – it is as simple as can be and even if you have found yourself making a red hot mess in your past tanning ventures, you have absolutely nothing to fear. All you do is simply spray it onto your body from 15cms away and don’t try to make it pretty and perfect, remember it’s not a REAL tan so even if you make big blobby bronze dots, S’ALL GOOD! You’re gonna be rubbing it in with your mitt anyhoo.

The way I worked with it is that I sprayed one shin first, rubbed in circular motions with the mitt, then I sprayed a lil’ on my foot, and buffed that in also. Repeat this on your other leg and thats it! (Do your thighs the same way if you are showing mass leggiage.)

You can go over again and again with the same routine to build up the colour deeper if you wish!

Le Tan Wash Off Instant Tan in Bronze

Right leg done. INCREDIBLE. My jaw was hanging on the bathroom floor.

Le Tan Wash Off Instant Tan in Bronze

Both legs done.

This stuff almost instantaneously became my new favourite tanning product. It may be too early to say ever, but oh well – EVER EVER EVER EVEREVEREVER. EVER.

Those nights when I am craving sleep so bad and just cannot bare the thought of staying up another 30 minutes to apply fake tan, I will take a bottle of this to bed and snuggle it with the most content smile on my face.

Look, tan tan (as I call long lasting tanners) will always have a place in my heart, those summers and vacations when you just want a forever tan, then they will be right by my side. But this guy will be too, topping up that fading colour and still being a total champion.

Le Tan Wash Off Instant Tan in Bronze

Left arm only. I always love the way my arms look when tanned but my legs are forever poo and the skin looks uneven and blerg. Legs aren’t fair to 95% of women – the fairness 5% only applies Victoria’s Secret models. BISHES.

Le Tan Wash Off Instant Tan in Bronze

Le Tan Wash Off Instant Tan in Bronze

Before I go, I thought I’d show you a nifty and wonderous little somethin’ somethin’.

I decided to put Le Tan Wash Off Instant Tan through the ultimate test.

The back of the bottle states: “Cleverly designed to stay on the skin, your flawless tan won’t budge without soap and a good scrub, so you won’t get stuck in the rain!”

Let’s simulate some rain then, shall we?

Le Tan Wash Off Instant Tan in Bronze

It’s not moving….hang on….the water is running CLEAR?


NOTHING came off on the towel either…

Le Tan Wash Off Instant Tan in Bronze

It REALLY WORKS! This is seriously a truly innovative tanning product. I was astounded.

Only after water PLUS soap…

Le Tan Wash Off Instant Tan in Bronze

does it want to come off. See the line I washed up to?


Le Tan Wash Off Instant Tan in Bronze/Dark/Bronze/Deep Bronze is available for $15.49 AUD from Priceline, all good chemists/pharmacies and supermarkets.

 For those babes who live abroad, you can purchase yours directly from the Le Tan website – they ship internationally!



  1. October 8, 2013 / 8:44 am

    I love their new gel gradual tan, it’s amazballs x

    • October 8, 2013 / 10:33 am

      The coconutty one? I love it too – but on me, the colour payoff is pretty dark for a gradual tanner! I tend to use it as a proper full-on tan! I am SUPER pale though! x

    • Lauren
      February 11, 2014 / 2:02 am

      I’ve just put that on now. Can’t wait to see in a few hours!

  2. November 9, 2013 / 8:28 pm

    I have a small can of this that came in my Lust Have It box but I’ve been too scared to use it. You’ve inspired me to give it a try but I’ll definitely get a mit first. Thanks!

    • November 10, 2013 / 5:11 am

      Glad I gave you the confidence boost to give this a try! 😀

      It’s one of my favourite beauty items in my cupboard right now and I just can’t get enough of it – hopefully it becomes a fave of yours too! x

  3. Carly
    December 21, 2013 / 8:57 am

    Excellent review! This stuff is so great! I’m just curious, did you apply one or two coats? I have used it once and only applied one as I’ve been worried two may over-do it! But an amazing product nonetheless!

    • January 7, 2014 / 8:47 am

      It is amazing stuff, I’m glad you love it just as I do!

      Usually one coat is plenty for me but it is super easy to build up the colour if you need extra va-voom!

  4. February 23, 2014 / 1:45 am

    In complete and total hell yes with you!! This stuff is amazing. As a fellow pastie (redhead…hey girlfriend!), this stuff is a godsend. The best, the absolute best!! I’m in a relationship with it, yes, a can of tan! Great blog doll, found you through looking for reviews of Bondi Sands….I’ll see if I love that stuff as much as you do 🙂 xx

    • February 23, 2014 / 1:50 am

      Hahaha thanks Em!

      It’s truly freaking amazing stuff – nothing like the instant tans that have come before it. Totally kills that market for sure!
      Fingers crossed you love Bondi Sands too, let me know how it works out for yew! 😀 x

  5. August 26, 2014 / 1:21 am

    you look so much more beautiful naturally without all that tanning make up SO SO MUCH

  6. August 26, 2014 / 1:31 am


  7. August 26, 2014 / 1:49 am

    it’s true take my advice any guy who would really want ‘you at all would say the same thing plus it’s true

  8. August 26, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    you could not wear any make up nail polish not really the same thing being I would think ‘nails’ being what nails are and look like anyway and send a picture of it to me I’d probably still make the same point don’t see why I wouldn’t other than make-up vs. tanning make-up I guess

  9. August 26, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    I guess the tan make-up hides your freckles I don’t see why that’s good anyway freckles like that are actually a good looking thing to me plus it’s natural

  10. August 26, 2014 / 1:38 pm

    they look good on you I know that much

  11. August 26, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    shape, tone, texture; your a model in my eyes

  12. August 26, 2014 / 3:51 pm

    I’m growing out a Viking/fu man chu beard in other words just a plain beard growing down to my belt & my beards red so that’s even better just got a hair cut so for right now my hairs even with what I do have grown so far I would grow my hair out completely with it but I got what they call a white man afro when I grow so I guess not, oh well no biggie

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