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BareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner

BareMinerals

Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner

Item #: 2257838 Size: 6.0 oz

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Better than the real thing, this customer favorite sunless tanner by bareMinerals instantly delivers an all-over bronze glow that develops into a golden, natural-looking tan that lasts 5-7 days. Look like you've spent a day at the beach without exposure to the sun's harmful rays. A mineral copper complex prolongs the tanning effects, while aloe vera and vegetable-derived emollients provide hydration so skin feels soft and smooth. Want to look like you've basked in the sun longer? Build a deeper tan by reapplying.

Formulated without parabens and artificial oils.
For best results, exfoliate before application. Smooth evenly all over body. You see the amber color as you're applying it, so you know exactly where it goes, or if you've missed a spot. To avoid discoloring palms, wash hands with soap and water immediately after use. Allow application to dry for several minutes before dressing.
Water, Dihydroxyacetone, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cetearal Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Cetyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Dimethicone, Tocopherol Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tetrasodium Edta, Bht, Sodium Metabisulfite, Citric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Fragrance (Parfum). May Contain: Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Red 40 (CI 16035).

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BareMineralsFaux Tan Body Sunless Tanner
 
4.4

(based on 127 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dries quickly (105)
  • Natural tan (105)
  • Creates even tan (100)
  • Easy to apply (99)
  • Works quickly (92)

Cons

  • Fades (18)
  • Bad odor (9)
  • Unnatural color (8)
  • Uneven fade (5)
  • Uneven tan (5)

Best Uses

  • Body (107)
  • Daily use (30)
  • Face (28)
  • Quick-fix (20)
  • Legs (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (61), Budget shopper (45)

Reviewed by 127 customers

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5.0

Closest thing to the sun

By Heather

from Jersey Shore

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Creates Even Tan
  • Doesn't Clog Pores
  • Dries Quickly
  • Natural Tan
  • Perfect for off-season
  • Smells AMAZING
  • Works Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Body
    • Face

    Comments about BareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

    I live at the beach so I know what a real tan looks like. I used to spend the off-season in tanning beds at my gym but I told myself I needed to kick the habit because 1) it's unhealthy and 2) it was fading my tattoos. I've tried plenty of products like this before and didn't like the results so I was hesitant to try this. Products I've tried before were greasy, drippy, stained my carpet AND bedsheets if I didn't sleep in an all black long sleeve shirt and pants (ugh). This time I went all-out and bought the ulta brand tanning mitt, both body and face sizes. DEFINITELY GET THESE. No more orange palms and although it took a decent amount of product & time to apply because it kept soaking into the mitt, it created an even tan all over. I even used the face mitt around my pierced belly button for extra precision. Oh and because it contains sweet almond oil, this faux tanner literally smells like amaretto - DELICIOUS.

    Just a side comment, it doesn't have the typical tanner smell. I kind of like that burnt skin scent and missed it (not joking) but I feel like it must turn others off so it's nice to just smell like almond oil and then nothing once it soaks in.

    The only possible negative thing I could think of was that the first time I used this, I wasn't drastically darker, maybe just a shade or two. That could be because I'm still somewhat tan from that Indian Summer; I will reapply at least weekly to see if it builds up coverage. That would make it the perfect product.

     
    5.0

    Oh, yes!

    By SweetZack

    from High Point, NC

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Creates Even Tan
    • Easy To Apply
    • Natural Tan

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Body

      Comments about BareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

      My aunt recently gave me a bottle of this for my birthday b/c she knows I like to tan. I love it! There are few tanners out there that will get you dark, however this will if you use it two consecutive nights. But right now, as it is late fall, I just use it once a week to keep a little color. I tan up to my jaw line, and this allows me to wear a darker foundation than my super ivory face normally would allow. All in all I just feel like it is a healthier look than being really, really pale. Personal preference. Anyway, this tanner is awesome!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This stuff is amazing!

      By Rosey the Tan Enthusiest

      from Green Bay , WI

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Body

        Comments about BareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

        So- I have been on the search for a great faux tan (lotion) that would give me somewhat quick results. I had tried St Tropez and it worked... Just a little too well. Haha so, I read reviews and thought why not? My first time I didn't see much and only tested it out. I wanted to make sure I didn't go from white to spend a week in Mexico in one night. So tonight I tried 2 layers and wow... This is the most natural looking lotion I have used yet. There's a couple spots that I put too much on but it doesn't look orange, just a little darker then normal. I love it! I feel I have an awesome healthy glow without going overboard. Plus it smells really good so you don't have to try and cover the small with eight pounds of lotion or perfume. I highly recommend to anyone! :)

         
        5.0

        This product works great!

        By madremom

        from Sonora CA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Body

          Comments about BareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

          I like this product a lot!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Easy Beautiful Tan

          By Jewel

          from wisco, wi

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Body

            Comments about BareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

            This works great for me. I tried using with the Brush - nope not for me. I use a large tanning mitt for body and small facial mitt for feet, hands, and neck up around ears. Goes on super quick, dries quick, and not STICKY. The fade for me was not bad at all- literally just faded which is what you want. I moisturize everyday so I am sure that made a huge difference. The one thing I struggled with when I first tried it out was it dried so quickly it made it almost impossible to spread evenly. To that I add a pump of my CeraVe moisturizer to the mix and that quickly and easily solved that problem. I use this only on my body as I prefer not to tan my face but looking at the ingredients there is nothing that would indicate that you could not use this on your face. I have sensitive skin when it comes to ingredients and this caused no issue in terms of a reaction for me. I also have skin that is prone to break outs if an added ingredient is in the mix and this also passed with flying colors.The after tan smell is there but nearly as bad as some I have encountered. If a tan is this easy, quick, and fool proof I no longer will dread the sunless tan. Great buy.

             
            4.0

            Love it !!

            By Syl

            from Florida

            About Me Budget 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
              • Daily Use
              • Face
              • Quick-Fix

              Comments about BareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

              Have to be careful applying to heavy to hands and feet so it looks natural. Everywhere else it's awesome. Apply every other day to maintain coverage.

               
              4.0

              I will buy again.

              By Shar

              from Lower Alabama

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Body
                • Face
                • Quick-Fix

                Comments about BareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

                Natural look and not orange.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Love this product and will continue to buy it!

                By Tink

                from Pasadena, TX

                About Me Budget 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
                  • Maintain tan

                  Comments about BareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

                  I use this product about 3-4 times a week to maintain a glowing tan!

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  All year long I have a golden tan...

                  By Millie the Model

                  from Raleigh NC

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Creates Even Tan
                  • Doesn't Clog Pores
                  • Dries Quickly
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Long lasting tan
                  • Natural Tan
                  • Not Greasy
                  • Wears off better than ANY product
                  • Works Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Body
                    • Can add more as you fade
                    • Face

                    Comments about BareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

                    Being a native Floridian who now lives north had me pale and wan... I believe that I have trie EVERY tanner made. This is, by far, the best tanner in the market place. Great color, long lasting, no odor AND priced fairly!

                     
                    5.0

                    Have used several times

                    By Linda

                    from Loves Park, IL

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Body

                      Comments about BareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner:

                      Nice natural color

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                      22 Questions | 22 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        Does this give you a dark brown tan and when it starts fading does it make your skin spotty looking?
                        Asked on 7/6/2016 by brighteyes from Jacksonville Beach Florida

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Gorgeous! This will give you a nice glowing bronze look!

                          Answered on 7/12/2016 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                      • Q:

                        I used a self tanner about 10 years ago by the same company and I loved it. After I couldn't find it for years I tried other self tanners. They made me break out in hives. Is this the same formula as before? And what would possibly case me to get hive from the other brands?
                        Asked on 6/18/2016 by Dee Dee from Elverta, California

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Gorgeous! We highly recommend consulting your dermatologist when introducing new product into your regime!

                          Answered on 7/11/2016 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                      • Q:

                        Is this the same product that was in the white bottle that said Faux Tan (Better that real) by Bare Escentuals?
                        Asked on 6/17/2016 by Page

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Gorgeous! Yes this is just an updated version of the older one you're referring to.

                          Answered on 7/11/2016 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                      • Q:

                        What size is the product?
                        Asked on 12/18/2015 by Macee from Houma, La

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          6.0 oz

                          Answered on 12/18/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I am looking for a lotion that will give me a great tan and I've seen many good things about this product. My only concern is, I work out every day and I am afraid the color will run. Would this be an issue?

                        Thanks for your help!
                        Asked on 9/9/2015 by Alli

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Please allow at least 4 hours for your color to fully develop prior to bathing or sweating/exercising. After color has fully developed, there is no need for concern.

                          Answered on 9/15/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Doesn't exfoliating while showering affect the tan that you want too make darker?
                        Asked on 8/19/2015 by the best from bakersfield

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          For best results, we recommend exfoliating prior to application. This will ensure that the product applies smoothly and evenly so that you don't see any streaks or blotchiness as the color develops. We hope this extra info helps!

                          Answered on 8/20/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        It states that it'll last 5-7 days...however, when can you shower after 1st day of application?
                        Asked on 7/17/2015 by raz from california

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          If you typically shower once a day we recommend applying just after showering, allow to dry and then don't shower until the next day when you would normally do so. For best results, exfoliate skin with a body scrub or loofah while in the shower. After allowing skin to dry, apply Faux Tan evenly all over the body. To avoid discoloring palms, wash hands with soap and water immediately after use. Allow application to dry for several minutes before dressing

                          Answered on 7/20/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Do you have to use scrub every time to happy the bare minerals faux body tan two to tree days in a row?
                        Asked on 5/25/2015 by TeeTEE from va

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Exfoliation is suggested for best results, but of course it is optional.

                          Answered on 5/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I bought this product, along with the face product, around this time last year. I cannot find an expiration date and still have a lot left. How long is the shelf life of this product? I would love to use it now, but don't want it to end up causing discoloration. Thank you.
                        Asked on 4/28/2015 by Breann from Oklahoma

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          bareMinerals develops their products to ensure a three-year stability on unopened product stored under normal conditions. We hope this helps!

                          Answered on 5/1/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        can I use this on my face instead of buying the face one also? What is the difference?
                        Asked on 1/15/2015 by neicie from orlando, florida

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Though this formula can be used on the face, please note that it is not gradual and delivers deep color with one application. Try instead bareMinerals Faux Tan Face Gradual Glow Sunless Tanner (Item #: 2257837), which is specially formulated for the face and delivers a subtle, golden glow that gradually develops into a natural-looking tan over time:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5160179

                          Answered on 1/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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