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Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning

Neutrogena

Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning

6.7 oz Item 2094061

Build-A-Tan is a lightly colored sunless tanner that gets a bit darker with every application. Build your tan according to the darkness you desire. Dries in five minutes. Lightly scented.
To help optimize results, use after exfoliating skin with Neutrogena Pre-Sunless Scrub. Apply lotion evenly over freshly cleansed, exfoliated skin, as you would apply a daily moisturizer. Smooth on evenly, and apply sparingly to elbows, knuckles, knees and ankles. Blend thoroughly. Wash hands with soap and water immediately after use. Wait one hour before bathing or swimming. Color will develop in approximately two to four hours and will last for several days. Reapply to deepen or maintain color. For best results, wait at least 8 hours between each application.

Precautions: Avoid contact with eyes. This product does not contain a sunscreen and does not protect against sunburn. Repeated exposure of unprotected skin while tanning may increase risk of skin aging, skin cancer, and other harmful effects to the skin even if you do not burn.
Water, Dihydroxyacetone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Methyl Gluceth-20 Benzoate, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Sorbitol, Phenoxyethanol, Stearyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Citrate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Polysorbate 20, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, BHT, Polysorbate 60, Ethylparaben, Titanium Dioxide.

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NeutrogenaBuild-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning
 
3.7

(based on 109 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (44)
  • Easy to apply (38)
  • Dries quickly (36)
  • Creates even tan (30)
  • Natural tan (28)

Cons

  • Unpleasant smell (10)
  • Bad odor (9)
  • Doesn't last long (6)
  • Difficult to use (5)
  • Unnatural color (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (35)
  • Body (32)
  • Face (9)
  • Quick-fix (4)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (50), Brand buyer (37)

Reviewed by 109 customers

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5.0

Great Tanning Moisturizer

By Chris L.

from Richmond, VA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creates Even Tan
  • Doesn't Clog Pores
  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy To Apply
  • Natural Tan

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Body
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

    Neutrogena makes a great tanning lotion. I have used others but decided to try this because dermatologists are always recommending Neutrogena products. Same holds true for this tanning lotion. Leaves a natural tan that blends well and does not look orange. I use it daily and it smells WONDERFUL.

     
    5.0

    Use it Daily

    By Abby

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Creates Even Tan
    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy To Apply
    • Natural Tan
    • Works Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Body
      • Daily Use
      • Face

      Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

      I just use my hands to put this on like you would any daily moisturizer, and then wash my hands after. I feel like it lets you keep control over how deep your tan is and always looks natural.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again especially in winter.

      By Emily the shopper

      from Medina, OH

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Doesn't Clog Pores
      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy To Apply
      • Natural Tan
      • Not Greasy
      • Works Quickly

      Cons

      • Uneven Tan

      Best Uses

      • Body

      Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

      I use the product mostly on my arms and legs. When you don't blend it in all the way it will leave an uneven look.

       
      5.0

      It's amazing!

      By Michelle

      from Pittsburgh, pa.

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Creates Even Tan
      • Doesn't Clog Pores
      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy To Apply
      • Natural Tan
      • Not Greasy
      • Works Quickly

      Cons

      • I, unlike some love the fresh fragrance

      Best Uses

      • Body
      • Clean face well after every use
      • Daily Use
      • Face
      • Quick-Fix

      Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

      I really love it. I typically use Banana Boat. Glad they were out.
      Also, unlike others products I did NOT use gloves just washed my hands (avoiding the top I want them brown )no orange! Yay!

       
      4.0

      Tan looks more natural though it still smells

      By GermanGirl

      from Napa, CA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Creates Even Tan
      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy To Apply
      • Natural Tan
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Bad Odor

      Best Uses

      • Body

      Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

      It is creamier than other products of same. It does not smell at first but once it is on the skin for a while it smells like other tanning lotions. Much for even coverage though I recommend exfoliating first.

       
      4.0

      Good for the price

      By Nellie

      from Chino, Ca

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Creates Even Tan
      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy To Apply
      • Natural Tan

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Body

        Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

        I've tried a few tanning lotions/sprays/gels in this price range and this one honestly worked the best. Dried pretty quick and it's not stinky like most other lotions. I got good color with the first application.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Stinks

        By thefox

        from houston, tx

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad Odor

          Best Uses

            Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

            Opened tube and smell was bad. Did not use. returned.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Winner winner chicken dinner

            By PaleinSeattle

            from Seattle

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Creates Even Tan
            • Doesn't Clog Pores
            • Dries Quickly
            • Easy To Apply
            • Not Greasy
            • Works Quickly

            Cons

            • Bad Odor

            Best Uses

            • Body
            • Face

            Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

            This is one of my first experiences with self tanning lotion but I am VERY happy with this product. I purchased an application mitt to avoid orange hands and that helped a lot. I am so surprised by how quickly this product worked. I've only applied it three times in the past two days and it looks like I just got back from a vacation (without looking orange or overtanned). As per usual for any fake tanning product, it does have the same smell that they all do but it's not overpowering in the least. Highly recommend this product.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing!!!

            By Mom

            from RI

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Creates Even Tan
            • Dries Quickly
            • Easy To Apply
            • Natural Tan
            • Not Greasy
            • Works Quickly

            Cons

            • Bad Odor

            Best Uses

            • Body
            • Daily Use
            • Face
            • Quick-Fix

            Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

            This is the best tanner I have ever used and I've used a lot. I am the whitest blank woman in America.So at my recent drug store visit I saw this tanning lotion and thought...well this is one I haven't tried. After the first day it gave me an amazing glow,my family were so happy to see me with a little color.I kept using it and my tan looks more and more natural. I love it!!Of course like always I would recommend exfoliating before you put on the lotion so you are even all over .

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very gentle on my sensitive skin.

            By Poots

            from New Jersey

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Creates Even Tan
            • Doesn't Clog Pores
            • Dries Quickly
            • Easy To Apply
            • Natural Tan
            • Not Greasy
            • Works Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Body
              • Face
              • Quick-Fix

              Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

              I wanted to keep my color from vacation. Also, I have a large scar on my neck which turned white from a sun tan. This product evened out my color and tanned the white scar perfectly to blend in.

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