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Cocoa Brown Tough Stuff

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For the sake of this blog review, I let my tan go as ratchet as possible. Well more ratchet than usual that is. I'm terrible. I was determined to give Cocoa Brown Tough Stuff a good before and after / demonstration on this blog just to show how good it actually is.
I swear by it when it comes to removing my tan, and I'm constantly recommending it to my friends. They know how bad I am at applying fake tan to begin with, so seeing something that erases the mess I've made can only speak for itself really. But I'm going to sing it's praises cause I lurve it, and I want you guys to lurve it too cause Marissa Carter has truly out done herself with this 'stuff'.
I've been using Cocoa Brown Tough Stuff religiously since it launched. I use it pre-tanning to prep my skin to make sure I've removed all dead skin, and I use it again to yano remove the tan.
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I'm low maintenance with fake tan. I want something that applies easily, and I want it to come off just as easily. I'm lazy, and I know you reading this review are lazy too. There is nothing more tedious than having to scrub your entire body clear of fake tan. When you think you have it all removed and you're back to being squeaky clean pale again, you see a tiny little patch on your elbow, and another patch above that and before you know it, you're a cheetah with orange spots.
Tough stuff however, takes off fake tan with minimal effort. And that's any tan, it doesn't just work it's wonders on Cocoa Browns own tans, now that would be cheating, although the two do make an almighty pair sitting there all pink on your bathroom cabinet. Girly vibez.
tough stuff before and after blog
Cocoa Brown Tough Stuff is brilliant in that unlike other exfoliators I've used, it's colored. Removing your tan becomes so much easier because you don't have to remember where exactly you've applied the product, it bursts out in this gorgeous shade of pink which leaves an easy trail of remembrance across your skin. It smells like absolute bliss too and I adore it.
My technique with Tough stuff is to apply it to dry skin (I find this way I'm not losing the majority of the product than the drain and it gives a tougher scrub) and to start scrubbing in an upward motion to remove the tan. Where other scrubs take ages to actually remove the tan, Tough Stuff removes it a lot quicker. It's like it's melting the tan away. I like that I don't have to scrub too hard either because I hate pulling unnecessarily at my skin. When you begin to rub the product into your skin it turns into a white lather and the beads begin to work their magic. Like I mentioned above it leaves a nice little trail behind so you can remember where you've already scrubbed, or rather forgot to scrub.
I always find my elbows and knees to be quite stubborn when it comes to tan hanging on for dear life so I pay a little extra attention to those areas. I find the tan is more likely to cling to these areas if I haven't been great with premoisturising so that's also something to keep in mind when you're tanning.
When I've finished scrubbing Tough Stuff all over, I hop into the shower and rinse it all away, again with minimal effort. It pretty much dissolves upon contact with water (another reason I prefer to apply dry skin) which makes the removal process that little bit less tedious.
I pop out of the shower, moisturise, and I'm back to my usual aul Irish self - porcelain. I think the pictures speak for themselves really.
For me Tough Stuff takes out the whole 'ughhhhh I've to scrub off my tan #prayforJess' moment of drama. I simply just love using the product. Even when I'm not removing tan, I use it as a normal body exfoliator. It works like a charm, and I love that it's pink. Other bonuses are because Cocoa Brown use great ingredients in their products, it doesn't irritate my skin and cause break outs / reactions with psoriasis. I've repurchased it numerous times, usually in Cara Pharmacy because they have the best deals, and I sing it's praises to all my friends. If you still have some Cocoa Brown Chocolate Whip lying around, it's the perfect post Tough Stuff moisturiser because it intensifies and builds on the scent. If you don't want to shell out on a full size tube, you can buy handy little sachets which is great because if you're heading on a girls weekend or something you want to keep that space for shoes and stuff.
Have any of you tried this?? What are your thoughts? Comment below.


Unknown said...

Big fan of tough stuff xx

Fatima said...

Great post! That is one amazing product

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