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Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel

Clarins

Self Tanning Instant Gel

4.4 oz

Item #: 2200681

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A self-tanning gel to bring out healthy color in the skin. Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel is a lightweight and non-oily gel that promotes a natural, golden tan for face and body without sun exposure. It's instantly absorbed, so there's no need to wait before dressing, with results in just two hours. Ideal for those who wish to maintain a year-round tanned appearance.
For a more radiant and even result, exfoliate skin the night before. Apply a small amount of self tanner with quick, light sweeping motions (avoiding the eyebrows and hairline). Gently wipe elbows, knees and heels with a tissue, as these areas can turn a darker color. Wash hands and nails thoroughly after application. Wait a few minutes before dressing.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Ascorbic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Ci 15985/ Yellow 6, Cyclomethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dihydroxyacetone, Disodium EDTA, Erythrulose, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Larrea Diva Ricata Extract, Parfum/Fragrance, PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium PCA, Xanthan Gum.

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ClarinsSelf Tanning Instant Gel
 
4.2

(based on 40 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Non-greasy (5)
  • Moisturizes (4)
  • Smells great (4)
  • Creates even tan (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Weekly use (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (5), Beauty conscious (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Normal (4)

Reviewed by 40 customers

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1.0

Absolutely Terrible

By Ashley

from San Diego, CA

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Doesn't Clog Pores
  • Dries Quickly
  • Smells nice

Cons

  • Fades Quickly
  • Ineffective
  • Uneven Fade
  • Uneven Tan
  • Unnatural Color

Best Uses

  • Face

Comments about Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel:

First and foremost I have used TONS of self tanners and would say I am pretty skilled at application. Keep that in mind. I was suggested this product by a store member. I am an avid Loving Tan customer but was leaving for vacation the next day and did not realize I was out (only available online). Figured I would give it a shot. Here are my issues:
1. It is a very light tan and if I wanted to be BRONZED it would take multiple applications.
2. I applied it following the instructions and ended up a streaky, light orange mess.
3. However it clung to my hands like no one's business.
4. It faded in 2 days.

That being said it smells awesome and is moisturizing. I tried applying a second time after it completely faded, just to be sure it was not something on my end. The second application was worse than the first.

 
5.0

Amazing radiance

By MarygraceP

from Palm Beach, FL, USA

Pros

  • everyone
  • i have gratitude for clarins

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel:

      I'm over 50, and my skin looks radiant from my self tanning gel. I used Clarins exfoliate her before myself tanning gel which I mix with Clarins moisturizer. My skin is radiant! Love the Clarins self tanner without the sun damage.

       
      5.0

      Love the self tanner!

      By Tamra

      from Raleigh, NC

      Pros

      • everyone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel:

          The self tanner goes on evenly and dries quickly. A must purchase!

           
          5.0

          Favorite self tanner!

          By BeautyLover

          from Seattle

          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 Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel:

            I've been using this for years. It's the best self tanner I've used that is gives me an even and natural tan.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great stuff

            By SuzQ

            from MA

            Comments about Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel:

            I love this gel, it gives a natural tan look. I put a dab of moisturizer in it, mix it up in my palm, and then apply. I use moisturizer with sunscreen on my face and shoulders. Then I give my skin a few minutes to dry before putting on clothes. Always wash hands, and fingernails especially, with soap and water, right away.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Best self tanner, worth the price

            By CMac

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel:

            I usually do not use self-tanner because they all smell awful and give a streaky, orange color. Not so with this fabulous product. I've been using it most of the summer and get many compliments on my beautiful skin tone. The color is normal, the coverage is flawless, even around tricky areas like ankles and feet where you can start to get streaks or blending problems. I would give it five stars if it didn't have the fake tanner smell, but that may just be unavoidable with these self-tanning products. I love that I can wear SPF 50 when I'm in the sun but still have a golden glow in the summertime. Worth every penny I spent.

             
            4.0

            Adore it

            By Rikki is fixing her look

            from Auburn ca

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel:

                Protect my skin from sun and look beach cute

                 
                4.0

                Love It

                By Suzi47

                from Carolina Shores, NC

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Body
                  • Quick-Fix

                  Comments about Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel:

                  Recommended by a friend and found the in our local Ulta store.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  NOT BAD

                  By IinSC

                  from SC

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel:

                  The tan does not develop quickly; as a matter of fact, it takes hours before any tanning is noticeable. It is true that the more you apply it, the more tanned you get –and a beautiful, healthy looking one it is. Be sure to apply it correctly though, otherwise there may be blotches, especially over bony parts of the body; and to let it dry for about 10 minutes. I do not apply it on my face –it doesn't look right, since it makes my hormonal dark spots more noticeable, and because it takes a little while to dry, don't have much time during my morning make up routine.

                   
                  4.0

                  Very natural look

                  By Kristi

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                  • anyone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel:

                      Though it takes about 6-8 hours for the tan to develop, it's the most natural tan I've received from a bottle.

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                        Does this tanner wash off? Just spent 40 bucks on a tanner that I thought was one of those "permanent" ones (non-washoff), but at the end of walking around Disney all day it was all off me and on my white clothes! What is the distinction on all these tanners' different packaging?? Gel? vs. milk? vs. cream? Please help!
                        Asked on 11/2/2016 by Kathie from NJ

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                          A:

                          Results last for days! Just allow 2 hours for your color to fully develop prior to showering.

                          Answered on 11/22/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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