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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
 
3.5

(based on 139 reviews)

66%

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 (20)
  • Daily use (15)
  • On-the-go (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (54), Brand buyer (31)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (44), 1+ hour (15), 10 minutes (13)

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1.0

Highly unsatisfied!

By Kristina

from Douglasville, Ga

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

      Pump doesn't work on the product!

       
      4.0

      Love the olive tone but shade is very light

      By ErinTag

      from Florida

      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
        • Daily Use

        Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

        I like mousse it's faster to apply than lotion and this has a color guard. Price was great for what you get. This has a nice olive tone which is hard to find (most brands are too orange) but the color was very light the next day. I guess you have to apply every day or every other day. I prefer Loving Tan or xen ten because it's a darker shade for the same amount of work which means your tan lasts longer. The tan and prep process is a lot of work - shower, shave, exfoliate and moisturize dry areas before applying tan - so I'm not sure I'll invest in this again. It made a nice subtle base but I like darker results the first time as opposed to building color gradually.

         
        5.0

        I will buy this product again

        By Liv

        from Kingsport Tennessee

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

          The best self tan i have ever used!

           
          3.0

          Not the best

          By Csmythe

          from Texas

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Uneven Fade
          • Uneven Tan

          Best Uses

          • Body
          • Quick-Fix

          Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

          Very fast drying,
          Doesn't pump out evenly--heavily concentrated in spots

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          ok but fake bake is better

          By Jess

          from walnut creek

          Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

          I am what you call a pro at self tanning. Bought this for the price. It applies easy and looks natural...too natural. It gives you a barely there tan. If that's what u like then by this. But expect it to last 2 days tops. It also feels sticky when u apply it but that's not that big of a deal. I think I will go back to fake bake

           
          4.0

          This is the second time I bought this...

          By Thisyrsmdl

          from Royal Oak, MI

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Creates Even Tan
          • Dries Quickly
          • Natural Tan
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Body

            Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

            I bought this before - and the foamer on the bottle stopped foaming half way through. So I'm trying again since I like the color (very natural) and the fact that it gives you a quick tint while waiting for the tanner to develop. Use a mitt to put it on as it will stain your hands.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great value and easy to apply

            By Carm

            from Chicago

            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

              Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

              I use this a few times a week to keep a base tan and use Lorac on top daily.

               
              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.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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.

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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

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                          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

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                          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

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                          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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