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Banana Boat

Dark Tanning Oil

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Banana BoatDark Tanning Oil
 
3.0

(based on 12 reviews)

45%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (6)

Cons

  • Greasy (4)

Best Uses

  • Body (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (8), Budget shopper (3)

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1.0

Broke out in hives!

By Jinny

from New York, NY

Pros

    Cons

    • Causes Rashes

    Best Uses

      Comments about Banana Boat Dark Tanning Oil:

      I do not have sensitive skin and have never had the kind of reaction I got using this sunscreen. I developed a terrible rash within 24 hours of using this Banana Boat oil SPF 15. It ruined my Mexico vacation and caused me a great deal of discomfort. It took 2 weeks for the rash to completely go away.

       
      5.0

      Love it!!!!

      By Lisa

      from Orlando, Florida

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective Protection
      • Non-comedogenic
      • Not Greasy
      • Rubs In Well
      • Sweatproof
      • UVA/UVB Protection
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Beach
        • Water Sports

        Comments about Banana Boat Dark Tanning Oil:

        I brought this tanning oil to get the best darkest tan I could before my surgery, just in case I wasn't going to be able to spend to much time against in the beach or the pool. It was the best decision I made! I got the tan I wanted without the burn! I know the brand is one of the best out there, but the results went beyond my imagination! I will continue to use it ( I got # 4) for as long as I can. Just reapply, make sure you put enough on your legs and arms, shoulders and back of course. Wear a hat don't forget to also use sun protection on your face it's super important!
        Enjoy the rest of your summer :)

         
        5.0

        I've been using this 20+ years

        By Cinnamon7

        from Renton, WA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Rubs In Well
        • Smells great
        • Sweatproof
        • Water resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Beach
          • Tanning Beds

          Comments about Banana Boat Dark Tanning Oil:

          I've been using this 20+ years without any problems. I love that this product isn't as greasy or as heavy feeling as baby oil. Yes this is going to feel a little bit greasy being that it is an oil. On top of everything it has a great smell.

          If you develope red bumps go see your doctor. I've had something that sounds like what some of the people that have reviewed on here have had. The ichy red bumps on my chest, under arms and inner thighs(called Prickly Heat) from a heavy oil based body butter I was using. My dematolagist said that almost anything can cause this. What happens is that sweat is trapped in the pores. Red ichy bumps are the result. My doctor told me to make sure the body is clean and free of sweat before applying an oil based product to the skin. Otherwise my guess would be that the tanning oil is too heavy for their pores and that they should use a tanning lotion or a tanning oil derived from other lighter types of oils. If in doubt test an area of your skin, before applying all over your body.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Awful!

          By Hives

          from New Brunswick,Canada

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Banana Boat Dark Tanning Oil:

                I've used this product 3x this summer. I've also used other tanning oils but Banana boat s the only ne that leaves me with hives and itching.. All over my body.. Luckily I did not apply it to my face. Would not recommend!!

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Bad Ingredients & Not for sensitive skin

                By Daisy

                from La Jolla, CA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply

                Cons

                • Feels Greasy or Heavy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Banana Boat Dark Tanning Oil:

                  My skin is generally not sensitive or allergy prone. I've tried to use this product multiple times and each time it has made me develop nasty rashes and itchy red bumps everywhere. I don't recommend this at all.

                   
                  2.0

                  Mineral oil

                  By lisa

                  from Las Vegas Nevada

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply

                  Cons

                  • Feels Greasy or Heavy
                  • Ineffective

                  Best Uses

                  • Body

                  Comments about Banana Boat Dark Tanning Oil:

                  I bought this a while ago thinking ill be a big shot at the pool with oil all over my body and get the best tan. I went tanning a couple times in the sun and nothing much happened different than would usually. Recently ive discovered tanning beds and while searching for what products to use and not use in a tanning bed, i discovered that mineral oil is the worst thing you could put on your skin if you want to tan...it actually strips the skin and diminishes your tan! I thought of this product, checking the bottle thinking no way something that supposed to help you tan will have mineral oil in it! but sure as .... there it was! thats the only reason im not using it anymore, otherwise the smell is great and it looks really sexy on.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Terrible!

                  By jl

                  from CA

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

                  • It tanned my skin

                  Cons

                  • Bumps
                  • Rash
                  • Redness

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Banana Boat Dark Tanning Oil:

                    i used this product for 3 days after the second time i got a rash all over my stomach and chest i didn't think any thing of it after the third day it spread to my legs my hands and my neck. don't get me wrong it did work but it isn't worth it.

                     
                    4.0

                    great!

                    By kglady

                    from Hermosa Beah

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Natural Tan

                    Cons

                    • Feels Greasy or Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Body

                    Comments about Banana Boat Dark Tanning Oil:

                    more sun for the BODY ONLY

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    no complaints

                    By charter ulta member

                    from los angeles, ca

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Body

                      Comments about Banana Boat Dark Tanning Oil:

                      I love the way this oil feels and smells. It soaks into the skin leaving a satin finish, not a thick greasy baby oil feel. It also leaves my skin in good condition.

                       
                      5.0

                      Made me tan!

                      By HA

                      from Kansas

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Creates Even Tan
                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Natural Tan

                      Cons

                      • Feels Greasy or Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Body
                      • Face

                      Comments about Banana Boat Dark Tanning Oil:

                      I bought this last weekend and saw an immediate increase in my tan. Used it at the pool and it just skyrocketed my color. Looks great, very natural. Obviously it's greasy, but what tanning oil isn't? I had no issues with rashes or irritation. I've gotten many compliments on my tan. I think it's because of this product. Overall, very pleased.

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