Sunkissed Medium Self-Tan Mousse 200ml

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Sunkissed Medium Self-Tan Mousse 200ml

Sunkissed Medium Self-Tan Mousse 200ml

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Using self-tanning drops is one of the safest and most foolproof ways to get a sun-kissed glow year-round. Unlike basking in the sun for hours, self-tanner won't cause damage to the skin and allows you to achieve your desired tan without exposing yourself to harsh UVA/UVB rays.

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