Is your skin feeling as ‘meh’ as the weather has been this summer? 

We could all do with a little boost heading into the Autumn – and seeing as jetting off for some last minute sun isn’t quite as straight-forward as it once was, we can make sure we are getting a glow up from our beauty products.

And utan, who changed the glow game with their revolutionary tanning gummies, have one of the must-try products of 2021 – CBD Tanning Water

However, devotees of this first-of-its-kind spray – which was co-created alongside beauty blogger Jamie Genevieve – have discovered its benefits far surpass simply being a great self tanner. In fact, hordes of fans have found that it has helped give them the best skin of their lives. 

From reducing redness to battling breakouts, these women insist that CBD is a THE beauty ingredient of the moment – and is available online or in Superdrug. Here, they share the stories – and reveal how easy it’s been for them to feel better in the skin they’re in… 

‘It’s given me much needed confidence and improved my skin loads.’

My Skin Story: Kerrie

Kerrie Dodd has seen a great improvement in her skin since using utan’s CBD Tanning Water as part of her daily routine

‘My problem skin made me so self-conscious that I was always covered my skin with make-up to try and hide it.

‘I wouldn’t leave the house without it on. I would do anything to make my skin look less red.  

‘The breakouts were quite painful, very tender to the touch, and I had to sleep on my back.

‘I decided to try out UTAN’s Tanning Water. I thought one of the main ingredients, CBD, might help with my emotions and that the tan might give me a bronzed glow – however, what I didn’t expect was that it would help clear up my skin! 

‘I used it that evening because I read you should do it after your skincare regime, although you can also use it as a setting spray.

‘I was off work at the time isolating as I’d been “pinged,” so I thought I’d go bare-faced. I was a bit scared about what it would look like.

‘My breakouts started to die down after about four days, and by the time a week had passed, I didn’t have as many around my cheeks and chin. 

Kerrie before utan

Kerrie after utan

Kerrie reveals she feels so much more confident and her self-esteem has received a massive boots since her skin became clearer

‘It soon got to the point where my skin was really glowing – so I knew it was time to go foundation-free, Now I’ve stopped wearing make-up to work altogether!

‘It’s been amazing for my self-esteem. I used to spend so long getting ready, and I still looked awful. Now, when I go out, I look so much more natural.

‘I look at myself very differently and more positively, too. I don’t think people are staring at me anymore! I’ve had a lot of compliments, they can clearly see the difference in me.

‘I can only speak for myself, but I’ve been recommending this fake tan to everyone!’

‘This is a product that has helped me feel so much more confident in the skin I’m in’

My Skin Story: Caitlin

Caitlin has dealt with problem skin and painful breakouts for years - and felt like she'd tried every product on the market before trying utan's CBD tanning water

Caitlin has dealt with problem skin and painful breakouts for years – and felt like she’d tried every product on the market before trying utan’s CBD tanning water

What is CBD? 

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the cannabis plant 

It’s a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like oils to boost a feeling of relaxation and calm.

It is added to beauty products as it is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to maintain skin health.

‘Since the age of 13/14 I’ve really struggled with problem skin and I can’t remember when I last didn’t have breakouts. 

‘Most of the time it would be just red raw, and there’d be blister-like sores and blemishes all over my face. 

‘I’ve tried everything under the sun and nothing seemed to really help. 

‘Anyone who has problem skin will know the huge knock it can put on anyone’s confidence. 

‘When my skin was at its worst, I wouldn’t leave the house without make-up, which of course didn’t help my skin. 

‘I would put on as many layers as needed to try and hide the evidence that my skin was anything but perfect. 

‘At school, you worry so much about what other people think, and the fact you have bad skin can leave you so open to many nasty and negative comments.

‘Most women would agree with me when I say that periods and changes in hormones has a huge impact on my skin. 

Caitlin suffered from regular breakouts

Caitlin suffered from regular breakouts

Caitlin felt constantly of her skin and admits it massively affected her confidence

‘Also, with being in nursing, our work environment is usually quite hot and sweaty, which tends to leave my skin really oily.

‘And , course, with the current pandemic, having to wear masks all the time while I’m at work, I’m now prone to the dreaded “mascne”! 

‘I started using utan because I love a tan, but putting fake tan on my face, regardless of how often I did my skin care, was causing more harm than good. 

‘It was clogging my pores, contributing to me having even more oily skin and causing more breakouts. 

‘When I discovered that utan had the tanning mist I was skeptical as to how it would work. 

‘But after research I found that it was supposed to help people with breakouts and I was willing to try anything.’

'Putting fake tan on my face was clogging my pores and causing more breakouts… I was sceptical with utan, but I was willing to try anything’ : After using utan for several months, Caitlin reveals her skin is glowing and breakouts have been significantly reduced

‘Putting fake tan on my face was clogging my pores and causing more breakouts… I was sceptical with utan, but I was willing to try anything’ : After using utan for several months, Caitlin reveals her skin is glowing and breakouts have been significantly reduced 

‘I see a huge difference in my face. I constantly have a glow, and one that looks natural. 

‘There’s no orange tinge that you can tell it’s a fake tan and just looks like you’ve been in the sun for a few hours. 

‘The mist is so lightweight it feels like there’s nothing even on my face. It’s helped reduce the amount of spots I get massively. After one night of using it I noticed the glow – and after about a week I noticed how it was helping with my skin. 

‘Personally, I think this is an affordable product which is going to encourage people to be more confident within themselves and appreciate the skin that they have.’ 

‘I can’t live without this product now – it’s amazing!’ 

My Skin Story: Chanel

Chanel started suffering from severe breakouts in her twenties and trialed every product she could through her job as a beauty therapist

Chanel started suffering from severe breakouts in her twenties and trialed every product she could through her job as a beauty therapist 

‘I’ve suffered with acne from the age of 25 and tried so many products – it’s part of my job. 

‘But even after trialing everything, I’m still prone to random breakouts. 

‘I used to hate leaving the house if my breakouts were really bad.

‘I’m a person who lives for fake tan and make-up, so when I couldn’t wear any as my skin was too sore, I needed something else to help with my confidence.

Chanel felt insecure and her skin was sometimes so painful she struggled to use make-up to cover her break-outs

Chanel felt insecure and her skin was sometimes so painful she struggled to use make-up to cover her break-outs 

‘I love fake tan and have never found one for my face that wasn’t to heavy or wouldn’t cause blackheads or further breakouts or go blotchy. I saw utan online and went to buy it the next day. 

‘Now, I’d never use another tan for my face!’

Chanel after using utan

Chanel after using utan

‘I’d never use another tan for my face!’ The 29-year-old now feels confident to go with and without make-up after using utan and seeing her breakouts calm down and her glow increase

‘The tan was amazing and after a couple of days, I noticed a difference in my skin. It helped reduce inflammation and calm down the redness of spots. 

‘This is a product I can’t live without now. It’s just amazing. I wear this everyday. I apply at night and small amount with my makeup as the glow is unreal. Anyone who suffers with breakouts or acne or loves fake tan needs this in their life.’

‘What really interested me was that people were saying it helped cleared their skin. I thought I’d give it a go and I’ve been addicted every since!’  

My Skin Story: Hettie 

Hettie's confidence was at rock bottom when her skin was at its worst earlier this year

Hettie’s confidence was at rock bottom when her skin was at its worst earlier this year

‘I’ve suffered from spots and redness on my face for as long as I can remember. I feel like I’ve tried every product imaginable. 

‘It has massively hit my confidence – I feel like I cannot go out without make-up and even when I’m wearing it, I’m conscious that you can see the spots underneath. It makes me want to hide my skin. 

‘I notice I suffer from breakouts when I’m stressed, hormonal or when I eat junk food. 

‘I first heard about utan while reading reviews of it on social media. Everyone was saying that it gave you a gradual tan but the bit that really interested me was that people were saying it helped cleared their skin. I thought I’d give it a go and I’ve been addicted every since!’

‘I’ve recommended it to everyone!': Within a month of using the CBD tanning water, the healthcare worker found that her skin was remarkably different

‘I’ve recommended it to everyone!’: Within a month of using the CBD tanning water, the healthcare worker found that her skin was remarkably different 

‘I think I saw a difference within the first 2 weeks but my complexion looked dramatically different within a month. I’ve recommended it to everyone!’ 

‘My skin glows with this product, it smells lovely and I don’t need make-up!’ 

My Skin Story: Lisa

Make-up artists Lisa swears by UTAN's CBD Tanning Water (above, before/after application) as it helps build an even tan while tackling problem areas of her skin

Make-up artists Lisa swears by UTAN’s CBD Tanning Water (above, before/after application) as it helps build an even tan while tackling problem areas of her skin

‘The most annoying thing about fake tanning is how long it used to take me to apply it – and that awful biscuit smell!

‘Before UTAN, the different lotions and potions I’d use were very potent and the smell would linger, even after washing it off the next day. Some tanning products are very messy and it would make me feel that it was a chore to tan.

‘I like to be sun-kissed, however, in the summer months or for a night out, I’d apply a bit more product in preparation beforehand to maintain a slightly deeper bronzed look. But, I always still strive to keep my tan as natural looking as possible. With UTAN, I can achieve this.

‘Since I was in my teens, I sometimes have skin flare ups, whenever I am stressed, and I used CBD oil to combat these flare ups.

‘The difference between CBD Tanning Water and other brands of self-tan, is that it’s so quick and easy to use. The scent is beautiful, especially with the lavender. I keep my CBD Tanning Water in the fridge when it’s sunny and warm in Scotland…. it’s so refreshing to use and because it’s a spray, you are guaranteed a lovely even tan.

‘Also, because it doesn’t smell like other fake tan products, you can wear it day or night, without make-up or I even use it after applying my make-up as it’s also a great setting spray for me.

‘Other tanning products can irritate my face and neck, I’ve used so many different big brands in the past and I’ve ended up with red blotches on my neck and face, but I find this scent very calming and I spray my face and neck area most nights and find that I get to sleep very easily, which is a bonus!

‘My skin glows when I use it. If I use this spray during the day, the scent is with me for the rest of the day, it’s lovely. This product also never irritates my skin, even when I have skin flare ups. And one of the best things is that I don’t need to wear as much make-up as usual.

‘My clients who have bought this product after seeing my social media posts and talking to me, have also mentioned that they are also sleeping better when using this at night.

‘One of my friends is obsessed with the CBD Tanning water – she’s recently had a major operation and she said that this product helps calm her, get a good night’s sleep and also loves the natural tan it’s given her!’ 

The utan x Jamie CBD Tanning Water is a gradual facial tanning mist that comes in two shades. For a light to medium glow or ‘50% darker shade’ suitable for deeper skin tones or fairer skin tones to match body self tan

The utan x Jamie CBD Tanning Water is a gradual facial tanning mist that comes in two shades. For a light to medium glow or ‘50% darker shade’ suitable for deeper skin tones or fairer skin tones to match body self tan 

Tan fans rejoice! How UTAN’s CBD Tanning Water works… 

Get ready to change the way you fake tan forever!

In a world’s first, UTAN‘s patent pending CBD Tanning water contains organic DHA and CBD oil extracted from organically grown cannabis plants in Colorado. In a fine water mist it builds an even tan in just four hours and takes just FIVE SECONDS to apply.

Unlike most facial tanners, this CBD Tanning Water contains no perfume but is scented naturally with soothing anti-bacterial Scottish Lavender oil, designed to calm redness and battle breakouts; a tanning must for even the most sensitive skin types.

Perfect for night-time the lavender essential oil scent is similar to a pillow mist, combined with the CBD, users are raving that it relaxes them come bed time. If the reviews are anything to go by it leaves users with hydrated tanned skin without the worry of stained hands. It’s proven hugely popular with men looking for a natural-looking tan, as the fine mist has the capability of developing through stubble and beard hair.

And the best bit? You can even spritz it on over your SPF, meaning your face can be kept out the sun whilst you get your glow on. 

Team the CBD Tanning Water with another one of UTAN’s world firsts – their famous vegan Tanning Gummies.

Tan Gummies contain 5 mixed caretonoids with some customers seeing a glow even without the sun in 3-4 weeks with customers comparing it to a ‘foundation effect’.

Super-strength Vaycay Gummies contain a super-dose of l-tyrosine dubbed the ‘building blocks of melanin’, PABA and skin vitamins, designed to be used with an SPF in conjunction with holiday exposure. The UTAN Gummies have seriously accelerated customer’s natural tanning process. You can visit www.utan.co.uk to view their real customers results.

Get the CBD Tanning Water for £18 and shop deals on the UTAN gummies at www.utan.co.uk and in-store at Superdrug for a limited time. 

UTAN have wowed fans with their revolutionary Tanning Gummies

Combine your Tanning Water with Vaycay Gummies to get that deep bronzed holiday glow

‘They are honestly unreal, I’ve never been so brown in my life! This is my tan after last week’s heatwave! Can we take a moment please’ Demi Sims, UTAN customer 

What the reviews say… 

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