Douvall's Argan Bronzing Oil
Tan on the wane...? Exfoliation helps keep it bright. But as well as scrub-a-dub-dubbing, we're rather taken with this oil, which adds a silky veil of argan-enriched bronzitude to post-summer skin. (There we go: that ingredient again...)
Douvall's Argan Bronzing Oil is especially good on fading forearms, we've found. (Though do give it a few minutes to sink in if you're wearing white or getting back into bed, because unlike some instant tans, it doesn't 'set' immediately - 'cos it's an oil, duh...)
But the combination's lovely and super-realistic: oil and mineral make-up pigments, effectively delivering the sun-kisssed glow. Might be too much faff for a whole body, but exposed shins or forearms that are becoming a bit pastier than you'd like? Perfect.
The small dropper bottle's probably all you need at this time of year, for tan top-ups, but there's a bigger version, too, for holidays (or when summer swings round again). If you want to try-before-you-buy, it's at Urban Retreat at Harrods, which is always worth a beauty-mooch.
Douvall's is an organic, ethically-produced range from Alicia Douvall, a vegan, world-travelling mother, actress and model, who - like us - first stumbled upon argan's powers while in Morocco. But despite the fact it's the ingredient du jour, we're huge fans of argan - and pleased to find this innovative way to apply it.
Because we're really, really not ready for the sun to set on summer, just yet.