Self tan

The difference between Classic, Lotion & Mousse

Our self tanning series, A Hint of Summer, now consists of the trio The Classic, The Lotion, and The Mousse. Three different self tanners packed with lovely summer vibes.

Here you’ll get to learn the individual self tanners – and discover your personal favorite.

How to use

Drops, lotion or mousse?

Step 1
Face

Mix 1-3 pumps with your day or night cream and apply it to your face – be extra careful around your jawline, eyebrows and hairline.

Step 2
Body

Mix 4-6 pumps with the amount of body lotion or body oil you usually would use for the body part you are applying. Carefully distribute and remember to be extra cautious around elbows, knees, and ankles. If these areas are extra dry, moister with extra body lotion before using A Hint of Summer.

Thoroughly wash your hands after use. Within 2-4 hours, you’ll see the light and bronze radiance develop. Repeat the routine for 2-3 days, should you like a more intense glow – experiment slowly and remember to allow the product to develop.

Tip

I’m the quintessential anxious self tanner type. I’m worried that the color ends up streaky or too intense – that’s why I love A Hint of Summer – The Classic. It’s so easy to blend with your cream, that nothing can go wrong.

Camilla Schjelderup, skincare expert at Rudolph Care

How to use

How to use The Lotion

Step 1

Apply The Lotion all over your body or to that specific area you want glowy. We advise using the same amount of lotion as you would applying your daily body lotion – preferably a smaller application if you have a fair complexion.

Continuously wash your hands, after legs/buttocks, after stomach/back and following shoulders and arms. That way, your hands will not darken before you finish the application.

Step 2

The glow develops within 2-6 hours, but you’ll instantly feel how The Lotion nourishes your skin with active and natural ingredients. With a high level of antioxidants, buckthorn and açai both strengthen and nourish, whereas oils from seeds of organic pear, aloe vera and cucumber moisture the skin.

Tip

Lotion is ideal for everyone uneasy about how many drops of A Hint of Summer to mix to their body lotion. This is made easy for you. And couldn’t be more convenient.

Camilla Schjelderup, skincare expert at Rudolph Care

How to use

How to use The Mousse

Step 1

Apply The Mousse all over your body or to that specific area you want glowy. Use 2-4 pumps per body part, depending on the desired level of radiance. The Mousse is our most intense self tanner product, so give yourself good time carefully distributing the product.

Continuously wash your hands, after legs/buttocks, after stomach/back and following shoulders and arms. That way, your hands will not darken before you finish the application. Let the product absorb entirely before getting dressed. If you like a more intense glow, repeat the routine for 2-3 days – go slowly and remember to allow the product to develop.

Step 2

The glow develops within 2-6 hours, but you’ll instantly feel how The Mousse nourishes your skin with active and natural ingredients. Açai actively revitalizes with its unique concentration of antioxidants, vitamin C and E, omega 6 & 9 and minerals, whereas aloe vera nourishes and hyaluronic acid increases the smoothness and elasticity of the skin.

Tip

Choose your A Hint of Summer-favorit based on the kind of self tanner type you are. The Mousse requires a bit more careful application, but it’s fantastic if you want an instant glow. It’s the one with the most intense color.

Camilla Schjelderup, skincare expert at Rudolph Care

10 tips & tricks for A Hint of Summer

1. Prepare your skin by exfoliating before using A Hint of Summer – The Classic, The Lotion or The Mousse. Exfoliating both face and body boosts cell renewal and removes dead skin cells, leaving your skin with a smooth, even surface that can more easily absorb the effect of the DHA molecule, which gives the skin its glow. The better you clean the skin, the better the result. Exfoliate your face with a gentle facial scrub and the rest of your body with a body scrub.

2. It is important to moisturize your skin well before applying self-tanner. Dry areas take on color more easily, so pay special attention to knees, elbows and ankles before you start. On the face, it is often the skin around the bridge of the nose that requires extra moisture. When you use A Hint of Summer – The Mousse, we recommend that you apply body lotion to your entire body before using. This gives the best result as the mousse does not moisturize the skin in quite the same way as the other self-tanners in the series.

3. If you have recently used a peeling product with fruit acid, such as retinol or AHA, on your face, the self-tan color will not adhere to the skin as well. Therefore, consider whether retinol and AHA can wait until another day when you are not using self-tanner.

4. Start from the bottom and work your way up. This gives you a better overview. Start at the feet, moving up the legs and towards the stomach, chest and arms. Finish with the hands, neck and face. If you use A Hint of Summer – The Mousse or The Lotion, switch to A Hint of Summer – The Classic on feet, hands, neck and face for a lighter, more natural result.

5. Some believe that it is best to apply self-tanner in circular motions, while others prefer to rub it in. Do what you find most natural.

6. If necessary, wash your hands with Exfoliating Soap between applications to each part of the body. This will prevent the color from settling in the skin between your fingers and on the surface of your palms. If the color has settled in a particular area, use a wet, warm washcloth or half a lemon and rub the affected area until any stains have disappeared.

7. If the result is not quite what you wanted or if the color has settled more intensely in certain areas, shower and exfoliate your skin.

8. Exercise care when applying self tanner around light eyebrows.

9. Let the product dry completely before putting on clothes. Self tanners can stain fabrics if not completely absorbed into the skin beforehand. If time is of the essence, use a blow dryer on the skin to dry it faster. You can find good advice on dealing with stains and streaks in our FAQ here.

10. Start well in advance and build up your glow over several days. For example, if you are going to a party on a Saturday, start the treatment on Thursday at the latest – preferably a week before. Use your favorite A Hint of Summer product three days in a row until you have achieved the desired color intensity. Take a break and, if necessary, refresh the glow on the evening before your event.