Get a glow! Vita Liberata review and giveaway

Vita Liberata Self Tanning Moisturizer Mask

Vita Liberata Self Tanning Moisturizer Mask

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Last weekend I posted about my slight (well, ok, maybe a little more than slight) obsession with self tanners. I mentioned Vita Liberata but didn’t go into much detail because I wanted to do a full review of my latest love from them – the Self Tanning Night  Moisture Mask ($45). Plus, one lucky reader is going to win my other favorite from Vita Liberata – the Trystal Minerals!

Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals

First, though, let me tell about the Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask I was sent to test. I have just about every sort of self tanner under the faux-sun, but a self tanning night mask was a new one to me. The thought of an intense night treatment that led to beautifully tanned and glowy skin got me all giddy…and I wasn’t disappointed.

Vita Liberata Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask

This is a light moisture mask that you apply to cleansed skin at night before bed. It sinks in so it’s not like you have to worry about getting the mask all over your pillow and sheets. The ingredients include something called HyH2O™ technology, which is what gives the tan, plus organic sunflower seed which soothes the skin with vitamins A, C, and D, as well as tocopherol and apple to fight free radicals and diminish fine lines.

Vita Liberata Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask

Vita Liberata Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask

The morning after I used this for the first time I woke up not feeling great…I hadn’t slept well and had a cold, so I was expecting to see dark circles and sallow, scary skin when I looked in the mirror. I got a big shock but it wasn’t because I looked so bad…it was because I looked so good!! This mask treats and pampers skin and gives the BEST glowy tan ever. I use it for two nights then take a night off, then two nights, and so on for absolutely perfect results that are beyond impressive. I love this so much I am terrified of running out! Right now there is a great special running, buy the face mask and get a Beauty Blender for free.

I tried the Trystal Minerals a few months ago, another unique product – the world’s first self tanning bronzing mineral powder. I love this and am really thrilled to be able to give one away to a BIZ reader.

Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals and brush

Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals swatched

Trystal Minerals is a bronzing mineral powder that interacts with moisturizer or liquid foundation, turning into a faux tan. How does it do it? With  crystal technology – this makes it so the DHA in the dry crystals activates when it comes into contact with skin. The crystals also reflect light, so skin looks smooth and glowy.  You can read my full review HERE.

I love this product. It is super easy to apply and gives great results. I recently traveled by plane and liquids were such a hassle, so I totally appreciate the powder format. Plus, powder really doesn’t go bad and Trystal Minerals comes in a large enough jar to last for at least a year.

Vita Liberata can be found online and in the US at Sephora stores. They have wonderfully innovative products that are absolutely worth a look.

Giveaway information:  1 winner, US only. The giveaway ends January 18th at 11:59 p.m. EST. As always, entries have two requirements – be a subscriber and leave a comment. Good luck and get glowing!  – Lisa

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  1. Christine Wagner says

    Gradual build lotions

  2. I use powders

  3. I also like the gradual tanning lotions!

  4. I like bronzer and lotions.

  5. Jennifer Rote says

    I like to use a moisturizer with bronzer added.

  6. I usually prefer instant tanners & cream/powder bronzer for the face.

  7. Caitlyn S. says

    I don’t really have a ‘favorite’ way of self tanning yet…. besides just adding a little bit of bronzer. I am so fair that any type of self tanner looks weird or streaky. the only one that doesn’t make me look weird is the jergens natural glow gradual moisturizer. and even that gets stuck in my knees or elbows lol. I love the Dr. Dennis Gross alpha beta peel pads that I bought that have a gradual tanner in them. those are amazing. I only need like one every few weeks in the winter and one a week or every few days in the summer. SO I guess that one is my fave so far.

  8. Colleen Boudreau says

    I like lotions.

  9. Kim Pincombe Cole says

    I have a few different kinds of lotions & mousse- I’ve never heard of powders! Very intrigued!!

  10. Meghan Malicoat says

    I really don’t self tan. I’m to afraid.

  11. Christy Peeples DuBois says

    The ones I have used, even though they do not smell when I initially apply them, it’s just a matter of an hour or so and I can smell it and can NOT stand the smell. Therefore, I think my favorite way would be to use the in shower type but I haven’t tried it yet. This powder sounds interesting. I will read your full review on it but I think I will like it.

  12. Ashley Bree Perez says

    I tan real easy from being outside(:

  13. I use bronzers and DR Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads.

  14. Dawn Monroe says

    I use the tinted lotions.

  15. Laurie Nykaza says

    I have not tried anything but would love too.

  16. Joanne Mick says

    I want to try the Trystal Minerals powder, it looks awesome!

  17. I honestly don’t self tan. I put on sunscreen and go tan outside on a nice sunny day 🙂

  18. the sun

  19. My favorite way to self tan is sprays.

  20. I must say I use the sun

  21. patricia caradonna says

    I self-tan by exercising outside slowly and gradually.

  22. melissa miller says

    I use bronzers

  23. Laura Royal says

    I love wipes b/c it’s not messy.

  24. I like to use tanning oil.

  25. My favorite way to self tan is to wear a bronzer.

  26. courtney b says

    I like to self tan with lotion self tanners- I don’t have a favorite one currently

  27. I have never used self-tanner because they often smell like coconut, which I hate. I just need someone to tell me which one is good – soon, because I am almost see-through!

  28. I like the Tarte towels and lotion. It’s the only one so far that didn’t give me an orange hue. I don’t self tan much because I’m very fair skinned and the tanners are to dramatic because I don’t have control over the levels.

  29. Anita Duvall says

    I love self-tanning spray that has a wide coverage with a quick drying time.

  30. aaron reck says

    Great for bronzing my skin. I love it.


  32. Dana Rodriguez says

    I use moisturizers with bronzer.

  33. Lucy Nguyen says

    I wear bronzer and spray

  34. I have self-tanned one time with a tinted lotion.

  35. I tan different ways, I suppose all of the above? But mostly I stay pale and in the summer I normally combine the sun, very sparingly, with bronzer powders and spray tanners on the legs

  36. Michelle Castagne says

    I use a bronzer to get the tan look.

  37. I just use a little bronzer.

  38. I don’t have that much experience with self tanners this looks like a really nice one.

  39. Paol Trenny says

    I like the spray tan services at the salon but if I had to do myself, it is usually a self tanning lotion.

  40. Andrea Darst says

    I really like Lancome’s leg tanning gel!

  41. Corina King says

    I always used liquid I need to try powder! this one looks so pretty

  42. Jergems!

  43. Kathy Davis says

    I don’t have a favorite. I keep trying new products, and I’m not satisfied.

  44. I haven’t found a favorite yet, would love to try this out!

  45. I like moisturizer plus the bronzer.

  46. I’ve never tried self tanning! SO this would be new for me!

  47. amy pugmire says

    i use a lotion type of self tanner. So I can mix and rub it in really well.

  48. Cynthia Richardson says

    I usually use a bronzer rather than a self tanner.