top of page


A review of Green People Age Defy+ Liquid Gold Tanning Drops

This product was purchased by The Happy Sage.

I love to have a slight 'sun kissed' tan all the year round if possible. I feel it makes me look less washed out and tired, especially during the winter months. Whilst finding a fake tan for sensitive body skin hasn't been too difficult, I have found it harder to get a good fake tan for older facial skin. Some of them can be quite drying and not all are suitable for my hyper sensitive skin.

All this changed recently when I got my hands on the new Green People Liquid Gold Tanning Drops. These tanning drops were just what I had been looking for. A serum type product that could be mixed with any moisturiser to create a natural self tan product, but with control over the depth of the colour.

a bottle of green people's liquid gold tanning drops photographed on a stone wall surrounded by small green fern leaves

Green People

Based in West Sussex, Green People have been going since 1997 and since then the company has won over 140 awards.

Green People Liquid Gold Tanning Drops

The tanning drops are part of the Age Defy+ signature range by Green People founder Charlotte Vohtz, designed for women aged 35+, although they can be used at any age!

The 30ml product comes in a glass bottle with a dropper top. The tanning drops themselves are just slightly thicker than water, are pale amber in colour and scent free with a fairly neutral smell.

Green People Liquid Gold Tanning Drops ingredients


As an additional bonus, the tanning drops formula also contains ingredients to help improve the skin such as seaweed to help smooth and firm and green tea to protect from free radicals and environmental damage.

How do Green People Liquid Gold Tanning Drops work?

The Green People Liquid Gold Tanning Drops work by using DHA (dihydroxyacetone) and erythrulose (sugar based compounds) which react with the cells on the surface of the skin to darken them.

How long does it take for Green People Liquid Gold Tanning Drops to work?

I mix my tanning drops into the moisturiser that I wear overnight and wake up to a sun kissed look about 8 hours later, although the product details advise that the product develops in 12 to 24 hours.

How do you use Green People Liquid Gold Tanning Drops?

For the face just add between 1 and 5 drops to your favourite moisturiser. The tanning drops are easy to dispense and mix well with all the natural moisturisers I have tried. Remember to avoid the lips when applying. Read on for the Green people Liquid Gold Tanning Drops review!

Beauty Tip
To get the best from a product such as this exfoliate your skin first to provide the optimum base for the ingredients to work on. It will also help your fake tan last longer. Read all about The Benefits of Exfoliating and Recommended Products.

Green People Liquid Gold Tanning Drops overall review

I started with 2 drops but didn't see much of a difference. The next night I upped this to 4 drops and got my perfect self tan colour and no biscuit smell! However, this was in the summer months when I wanted a darker tan. I have since discovered that 2 drops gives me a perfect healthy glow in winter!

I adjust the dosage each night to keep the same level of tan if I don't want it to wear off. On testing, one 4 drop application lasted about 4 - 5 days and as you are only using a few drops a time the bottle lasts ages.

You can also add the tanning drops to a body lotion and use it as a natural self tanner on the body. There are other good products available for the body and I think it would be harder to ensure you got the same shade everywhere on a larger area. I also think it would be more costly to use the drops than buying a natural fake body tanner, although the tanning drops could be useful to use for this purpose when travelling though. They are good to use on the neck area mixed with moisturiser because of the additional skin conditioning and firming ingredients.

Green People Liquid Gold Tanning Drops are absolutely perfect as a facial self tanner for those with a fair or pale skin due to the ability to control the colour intensity.

This is the best facial fake tan for sensitive facial skin that I have found so far. I have had no reactions to it and I can control the intensity of the colour easily meaning I can use it all year round. I also love the fact I can mix it with any moisturiser and have not found the formula to be drying at all.

I've used it with lots of different natural moisturisers and also use it very successfully with Aurelia London's Cell Repair Night Oil so that I can put it on when I go to bed and wake up with a glow! Read my review on Aurelia London Cell Repair Night Oil.

This is definitely going to be a staple in my bathroom cabinet but just remember that no matter how dark you go, you do not have any sun protection from your fake tan and the product itself contains no SPF at all if you are using the product during the day and going out in the sun.

Best facial tanner for mature skin

I found the Green People Liquid Gold Tanning Drops brilliant for mature skin because the extra ingredients the product contains helps to smooth, firm and protect the skin. Because it is a natural product and developed for sensitive skin it also doesn't dry mature skin out, which may facial tanners do.

Green People Liquid Gold Tanning Drops come in a 30ml bottle and cost £35. They are 85.3% organic, vegan and cruelty free.

If you are interested in Green People products you might like:

If you also want wonderful soft, plump lips to go with your sun-kissed facial tan, why not take a look at the review on Inika Organic Lip Balm or Aurelia London's Probiotic Tinted Lip Balm.

Don't miss out - sign up to The Happy Sage today for exclusive content!


bottom of page