Chocolate Sun Kissed
As we emerge from winter’s grey-tinged haze, we dream less about sugarplums and more about achieving the ever-elusive perfect tan. But “bronze goddess” doesn’t come easy, especially when skin cancer warnings run rampant and horrific memories of orange skin have scared us away from tanning booths forever.
The answer to our tawny dreams is Chocolate Sun, a beachside bungalow based in Santa Monica, California. A rare find in the beauty world—even among eco-friendly vendors—the line is made of highly concentrated and organically grown botanicals and herbs, with not a paraben in sight. Delectable scented sunless tanning products like Cocoa Illume (for face) and three shades of glow-enhancing body bronzers will have you looking like you’ve caught a healthy dose of Vitamin D rays without the risk of baking outdoors.
SoCal natives can stop by the studio to get a custom-blended, gorgeous, and natural Chocolate Sun spray tan, but fear not if you’re nowhere near the seashore. Chocolate Sun and Flowers Organics, their sister line of amazing facial and body products (we love the Echinacea & Aloe Face Wash), are available in select luxury hotels nationwide. Or, while the eCommerce site is being developed, you can call to order and get personal suggestions from one of their uber-helpful employees.
Shine on, ecofabsters.