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Caribbean Solutions Beach Colours Review

I am a native Floridian with very fair skin and I have never tanned easily. I was always teased about having such pale skin despite living in the Sunshine state and I have tried numerous self tanners and bronzers to get that sun-kissed look. When I was diagnosed with skin cancer on my neck at age 36, it elevated sun protection to new health levels for me instead of it simply being an issue of beauty.

I still enjoy having a touch of color so I was thrilled to discover Caribbean Solutions Beach Colours which is a natural self tanner. This creamy formula uses a “natural vegetable substrate” to activate the body’s production of melatonin giving it the appearance of a tan. The organic aloe and organic Shea butter was very moisturizing particularly for my skin which is normally quite dry. I really like the addition of aloe and Shea butter because it left my skin tanned for at least two days longer than I have experienced with other tanning products in the past and I attribute that to the fact that my skin was kept moist. In fact this product has only seven pure ingredients with no parabens, synthetics or petroleum derivatives so I don’t have to worry about applying chemicals on my skin either!

I followed the recommendations of Beach Colours by applying for two days and then taking a break for two days in between before applying again. I used a small amount at a time because I find that it makes the color look much more evenly applied and natural. I do suggest (per the directions) to use less of the product around the knees, toes, fingers, elbows etc. because it seems to get darker faster than the other areas of the body.

I have used self tanning products in the past that had a horrible smell which I did not notice at all with Beach Colours. In fact, it has a very pleasant light tropical scent that is not overpowering at all. After a few hours, the color started to develop and the next morning I had natural bronze look.

I really like the natural tan that this product gives me and there is no dreaded orange “glow” when I use it. I can still apply my regular sun block daily and use this product in order to have a tanned appearance without exposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.

Are you ready for a beautiful bronze look to kick off the summer but worry about protecting your skin from too much sun exposure? If so, I recommend Caribbean Solutions Beach Colours ($12 for a 6 ounce jar) which is available for purchase at select retailers or at their website. You are invited to visit Caribbean Solutions to browse the entire selection of natural skin care products and purchase your favorites.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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