Vita Liberata has revisited their pHenomenal formula and made an even better version! I actually had the chance to try both versions out and I'm going to let you know what I found.
The first noticeable difference is the packaging. Vita Liberata is my preferred self-tanning brand. It dries without being sticky, it actually has a pleasant smell and it lasts the longest without the strange streaking you get when the tan wears off. The big draw for the pHenomenal line is that it lasts for up to 3 weeks. The original formula does have a longer lasting color. I have not had it last the full 3 weeks but 2 and a half is about as long as I can go without having to reapply. The color does fade really nicely and is not harsh.
What I usually do is take a shower, exfoliate my whole body and then apply pHenomenal. I squirt a couple pumps on my glove and then apply in circular motions. Personally, I apply from top to bottom so I don't miss any spots. I let it dry for a couple minutes and then dress and go to bed. I have never had it rub off in my bed or clothes. Waiting before you dress is key. You want to make sure you don't feel wet anywhere before you robe up. When I see fading, I do a little exfoliation and let it fade naturally.
Besides a little bit better of color and easier fading, I didn't notice much of a different between the older formula and the newer remastered version. If you have an older bottle, you will be just fine. You just have to pay attention to the fade and reapply. Taking care of and paying attention to your faux tan is best way to maintain. If you want to find out more about the ingredients and what other people are saying, check out the pHenomenal mousse here.
As all of you know, I have been having major face struggles and I have tried just about everything. I have spent a lot, I mean A LOT, of money and time on face care products. I have tried regimens for over $400, laser treatments for over $100 a session and even pills. Each time, my skin found a way to sneak around these treatments. A couple of weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to get a consultation and treatment plan from Paula's Choice. I was super excited that I was going to be able to talk to someone that was going to give me an honest treatment plan. This person was not getting any money from me, they truly want a plan that is going to work with my skin so that I talk about their product in a positive light. I mean, think about it... it's the perfect trial of a skincare product.
**Warning** I know that I act super confident most of the time, but underneath it all, I am not. This is a close up of what I have been struggling with at it's worst.
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