Vani-T Bronzing Custard: Self Tanner Review & Photos

Even celebrities like Katherine Zeta Jones can look ridiculous! Check out the photo below that was on the Vani-T Facebook Page:

Catherine Zeta Jones

A surprise box arrived on my doorstep to see if I wanted to give my opinion of the Vani-T Bronzing Custard, a cruelty free gradual self tanner. The packaging is really attractive!

VANI-T Bronzing Custard

 200ml/6.76 fl oz


Since Vani-T is an beauty company from Australia, I’m going to provide various links so you can access the website and order from your location:

USA   Australia   UK

Vani-T Bronzing Custard Facts:

  • no mineral oils or paraffin
  • no parabens
  • no sulphates or phylates
  • no talc or bismuth oxychloride
  • no DEA or TEA
  • no artificial colours*  (Tanning solutions contain safe colours not derived from nature as natural colours leave a sticky residue on the skin.)

How I Tested and my Thoughts About the Vani-T Bronzing Custard:

For those that already have a tan, Vani-T is advertised as being able to “extend or boost an existing tan.” However, as you will see from the photo below, my arm has no tan, and is pale!

Testing Vani-T

To one of my arms, I applied a small amount of the Vani-T  each morning, for three mornings. The time of day, of course, is entirely up to you. I was simply curious to see if the self-tanner would come off on my clothes, and figured the best test of that was during the day.

The other arm is my usual pale skin color.

My thoughts? I love that you can gradually build up the color as you wish.  As I hope you can see from the photo below, after three days, I had what I believe is a very natural looking bronze tan.

testing vani-t

The Vani-T was very easy to apply. I applied in circular motions, as the directions indicated, and then I washed my hands.

I experimented with the amount that I applied. I really can’t advise you as to what exact amount would work for you. However, my advice is that you should not squeeze out a big amount of product! Start with a very small amount, as the expression, “a little goes a long way,” was very true in this case.

Using the Vani-T, I had zero streaking, and no orange color. Just a very subtle tan. I noticed that my arm started tanning within the hour and by the end of the first day, I had a nice color. I very happily report that I had no color coming off on my clothes. The smell is also really nice; it reminds me of vanilla. The Vani-T is very moisturizing. That’s because Vani-T is formulated with Marine Collagen extract, Aloe Vera, Vitamins A & E, and botanical oils.

Any cons? The only thing I can think of is that if you’re looking for a very deep, dark tan immediately, then this is probably not the product for you.

Although I have only tested the Bronzing Custard, Vani-T products also include natural & organic makeup, cosmetics, teeth whitening, hair extensions, body products, and professional spray tanning.

vani-t logo

Disclosure: The Vani-T Bronzing Custard was provided for review. All links are for your convenience only.

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      • icequeen81MA says:

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  2. Catherine says:

    I’ve never had luck with self-tanners, and I’ve definitely had some disasters, so I’m pretty nervous about ever trying them again. But this sounds like it’s different than others – I’m glad it worked well for you!

  3. Tina @ My Highest Self says:

    Great looking color after three days! Sounds like a very nice gradual tanner.

  4. Sounds superb. I’ll have to try this one next.

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