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ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse

ULTA

Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse

Item #: 2267691 Size: 8.0 oz

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ULTA's Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning technology enhances natural skin tone for a bronze glow with their Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse. Receive an instant healthy glow, with this lightweight and easy to apply mousse.
For best results, gently cleanse and exfoliate skin prior to use. Shake well before use. Holding bottle upright, pump mousse into hands or onto the ULTA Sunless Tan Applicator Mitt (sold separately) and apply using a sweeping motion. Allow to dry for 1-2 minutes before dressing. Avoid contact with water for at least 4 hours to allow tan to fully develop. Apply 1-2 times per week to maintain your tan.

Precautions: The product does not contain a sunscreen and does not protect against sunburn. Repeated exposure of unprotected skin while tanning may increase the risk of skin aging, skin cancer, and other harmful effects to the skin even if you do not burn. Test skin sensitivity by applying a small amount to inside of arm, leave for 5 minutes. If reaction occurs do not use. If signs of irritation appear discontinue use. Do not swallow. Avoid contact with eyes.
Water (Aqua), Ethoxydiglycol, Dihydroxyacetone, Cocamidopopyl Betaine, Citric Acid, Melanin, Polyquaternium-4, Propylene Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 40 (CI 16035), Caramel.

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ULTAInstant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse
 
3.6

(based on 132 reviews)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (49)
  • Easy to use (47)
  • Effective (43)
  • Lightweight (38)
  • Smells great (27)

Cons

  • Complicated to use (11)
  • Poor texture (11)
  • Not effective (8)
  • Messy (5)

Best Uses

  • Weekly use (34)
  • Women (28)
  • Body (16)
  • Daily use (13)
  • On-the-go (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (53), Brand buyer (27)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (44), 1+ hour (15), 10 minutes (13)

Reviewed by 132 customers

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5.0

I am obsessed

By Mads

from Atlanta, GA

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Body

    Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

    I never have used an instant tanner until this but I am so satisfied. The tan it gives before you can shower is so warm and natural looking, just don't get wet or it'll start running. Once showered off, you have a nice, soft tan for about a week that gets deeper with reapplication. The foam feels nice and applies evenly. Use a mit. Great performance for a product that's under half the price of St. Tropez.

     
    1.0

    Terrible

    By Abby

    from Midlothian, VA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

        Didn't create even the slightest hint of color and the pump stopped working after first use.

         
        5.0

        About to stock up!!!

        By sng5058

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Body
          • Quick-Fix

          Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

          Finally found my life saver!!! I have tried a hand full of self tanners and this is heaven sent!! This goes on colored so it's easy to make sure you are covering every area unlike the lotions! It also smells great, unlike traditional self tanners (cough, jergins). I cannot recommend this enough. Do yourself a favor and get a self tanner mitt to apply it with and you won't regret it. Use sparingly the first time you try it until you see how dark it develops on you and you get the hang of application. I apply at night before bed to make sure it can develop overnight. Dries quickly and doesn't get on your clothes or sheets. I won't use it on my face but that's just personal preference. The only thing Ulta should consider is making a darker shade of the mousse. I am a darker olive skin tone and I think I will need a few applications to get the color I want.

           
          1.0

          Disappointed

          By Katie

          from IL

          Pros

            Cons

            • Pump doesnt work

            Best Uses

            • Body

            Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

            I can't believe this just happened to me. 10pm at night, go to apply this for the first time. Put it on my right leg, everything seems good. Went to go put it on my left leg and the pump stops working and the mousse no longer becomes dispensed. Are you kidding. Can't wait to see what my legs look like tomorrow. Had to take the whole lid off and pour it on my left leg. No dress for me tomorrow.

             
            5.0

            love it

            By Morgan

            from Washington

            Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

            One coat is very subtle so you need to apply a few coats throughout the week, but it still looks excellent. Every tanner I've used before was very streaky and would look terrible on my joints. Love this tanner, absolutely recommend

             
            5.0

            Will continue purchasing this!

            By JMabe

            from Texas

            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

              Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

              I bought this to see if I would like a mousse self-tanner before I spent the $35 on Loving Tan that many of my friends wear. I don't even plan on purchasing the Loving Tan now, I love this one so much! I'm on day 5 since my last application and my husband asked me today if I had reapplied recently because I still looked very tan. It smells great going on, and has that typical "self-tanner smell" in the immediate days following, but I found it to be much less noticeable than any other self tanner I've tried, and I am currently pregnant with an extreme heightened sense of smell! Even tan, easy to apply, (with the self tanner mitt!), and dries super quick. It does have an instant brown tint to it so it makes very easy to see where you have applied and spots you missed.

              Will definitely buy again and continue to use as long as it's on the shelves!

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I would purchase this again.

              By Bren

              from Lexington , Ky

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Body

                Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

                Pumps easily and applies nicely .

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                I bought it and it never worked...VERY disappointing.

                By KJG

                from Palm Desert, CA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Nice scent

                Cons

                • Pump never worked right...stopped after one try

                Best Uses

                • Body

                Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

                Very disappointing...never worked and when returned, it was sold out.

                 
                4.0

                Very good

                By Mart

                from Chillicothe, ohio

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Creates Even Tan
                • Easy To Apply
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Body
                  • Face

                  Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

                  Need to leave on 4 hours before showering so I apply on the weekend.

                   
                  5.0

                  This is a spot on dupe for st. Tropez!

                  By Michelle

                  from Marysville, ohio

                  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

                    Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

                    I have used St Tropez forever and decided to give this a try. This is a spot on dupe.

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                    • Q:

                      Hello, I used this and showered approximately 4 hours after and all of the product came off my body. Everywhere.. I used it on every part of my body and it still came off. How do I achieve the tan without it washing off in the shower?!
                      Asked on 5/20/2016 by Alex from Butler, Pa

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The mousse is tinted brown to help you see where you are applying it, to help avoid mistakes and streaking. That color is meant to wash off in the shower. Your tan will have built slightly over the 4 hours underneath the color that washed off. You may need to use the product a few days in a row to build up the amount of tan you want to see. However, you will always see color wash off in the shower after using a tinted sunless tanner.

                        Answered on 5/24/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Have you guys found an easy way to apply this to the mid-top section of your back?
                      Asked on 2/5/2016 by becca

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Will this product minimize the appearance of stretchmarks or cellulite on darker skin tones?
                      Asked on 6/21/2015 by Zoe from Florida

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this product imparts a natural bronze glow that helps to minimize the appearance of imperfections such as stretch marks and cellulite. It is suitable for use on all skin tones.

                        Answered on 6/24/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I'm fair skinned and I want a self tanner that won't make me look to dark at once. I would like to gradually build it up? How dark does this get?
                      Asked on 6/3/2015 by Sarah from Hanover, Pa

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      If I am on the swim team and I use this product will it just wash off right away ??? Also can I put sunscreen over this product ?? Is it bad for ur skin to do sunless tanning??
                      Asked on 5/10/2015 by Kristin

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Avoid contact with water for at least four hours for color to fully develop. After color has fully developed, your tan should last 3-5 days typically, depending on how often you bathe and/or exfoliate your skin. You can certainly apply sunscreen over top, we definitely recommend it! Allow the mousse a couple minutes to fully dry on your skin prior to SPF application. It is not harmful to your skin to use sunless tanning products, but please keep in mind that most sunless tanning products, including this one, do not provide sun protection, so it is always best to wear SPF over top to keep skin safe from sun damage & healthy!

                        Answered on 5/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Would two applications within a few minutes make this darker or orange?
                      Asked on 5/8/2015 by Abigail

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        We recommend waiting at least 4 hours for color to fully develop from your initial application before reapplication to achieve a deeper tan. Apply 1 to 2 times per week to maintain your tan. ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse provides a natural, non-orangey tan.

                        Answered on 5/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      When you shower after allowing the product to develop, do you just rinse it off or take a full on shower? Also, does it become splotchy after one shower/shave?
                      Asked on 3/31/2015 by Beauty Buff from CT

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Avoid contact with water for at least four hours for color to fully develop. Taking a full shower is optional. Waiting longer than 4 hours will not cause any adverse effect, so you can certainly wait until your normal shower time. As long as the Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse was applied evenly (we recommend using the Sunless Mitt Item #: 2200069), you'll see an even, streak-free tan after showering/shaving.

                        Answered on 4/1/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      After I apply this and wait 4 hours + and shower, can I go swimming? Will it become splotchy or just fade naturally?
                      Asked on 2/15/2015 by ldew from Indianapolis, IN

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The processing time is 4 hours; any residue is rinsed off with the shower. Swimming should be fine as long as you follow application directions. Always prep skin by exfoliating, and apply mousse with the ULTA Mitt (Item #: 2200069) applicator for a smooth, even application.

                        Answered on 2/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is this oil free?
                      Asked on 9/18/2014 by Boss from james creek,pa

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        No, this product is not oil-free.

                        Answered on 9/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Could you use this on your face?
                      Asked on 5/1/2014 by Tracy from WI

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        It is safe for use on the face; however, care must be taken to avoid the eye area. For best results, gently exfoliate and apply a moisturizer first, then apply the product on high-tan areas (top of nose and cheek bones with a bit on chin and forehead) and gently blend out to the hair line and down to the décolleté with a mitt (we suggest ULTA Bronze Glow Sunless Tan Applicator Mitt For Face, Item #: 2267340) for even, streak-free application.

                        The product can also be mixed with facial moisturizer to reduce the depth of color. Use very little product and gently build the tan over time. The deep, rich color of the formula may be too dark for the facial area if applied too heavily. The trick is in applying the right amount to the correct areas and blending out to create the look of a natural tan.

                        Answered on 5/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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