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Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse

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ULTAInstant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse
 
3.8

(based on 61 reviews)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • Good value (22)
  • Effective (20)
  • Lightweight (17)
  • Smells great (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Weekly use (14)
  • Women (11)
  • Daily use (5)
  • On-the-go (5)
  • Men (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (19), Brand buyer (8)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (17), 1+ hour (6), 10 minutes (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

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4.0

A really nice, natural looking tan

By Nicole

from Boston, MA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Lightweight
  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Messy

Best Uses

  • For A Natural Looking Glo
  • Pale Skin
  • Weekly Use
  • Women

Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

I used this product as suggest, rubbing it onto my skin in circular motions, using the Ulta Brand Sunless Mitt. I started with this as a base and after letting it dry for about 10 minutes, I applied the Ulta Bronze Glow Tinted Sunless Gelee. It dried fast and left me with a really good glow all day! I blotted the tab with a dry towel as well so that it wouldn't stain my clothes. I didn't notice it getting on my clothes at all! After showering the next day, my skin still a really natural looking tan. Even now, a week later, my skin still has a really nice color. I got a lot of compliments, all from people who thought it was a natural tan. I have very fair skin, so I was excited about looking tan, but not orange for once! I used like light-medium color. The only con is that you have to blend really well around your ankles and knees, or it will look dirty. I highly reccomend this product to anyone looking for a natural looking tan fast!

  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
  • 1+ Hour
 
2.0

It is just okay...

By TaybarbJohn

from Georgia

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Not Effective

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

I've used this product for about a week, it is just okay. The smell is nice and not harsh. But the color is minimal, which I just do not like.

  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
  • 30 Minutes
 
4.0

I would buy this product again and again. In fact I did!!

By Not so tan mom!

from Pennsylvania

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Lightweight
  • Looks Good Instantly
  • Quick Drying Time
  • Wears Off Very Naturally

Cons

  • Slightly Smelly

Best Uses

  • Weekly Use

Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

I use this product once maybe twice a week. I have naturally pale skin and found this to a great product for a sunkissed look. It is very easy to use and went on evenly. It was a little smelly but nit as bad as other self tanners I have used.

 
5.0

Summer tan in a can (bottle)!

By Beauty junkie

from Indiana

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

        I use this two to three times per week to fake a tan all year long. The mousse goes on evenly and dries quickly.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes
         
        5.0

        AWESOME TAN!

        By Jordan F.

        from Asheville, NC

        Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

        I started searching for a sunless tanner that would help me to look tan without making me look orange and without the harsh rays of the sun. I first tried St. Tropez.. and though I loved the results, I was not a fan of the price (8 oz. cost around $45) so I started to look for a cheaper alternative with the same results. That's when I came across the Ulta brand of the same type of mousse. I LOVE this product! Take it from someone who has had 3 precancerous moles removed from their body. I only laid in the tanning bed for a single summer and I've definitely paid for it. Tanning in the tanning bed is not a option for me, nor do I want to any longer. It's not worth the risk! However, this is WELL worth the money and definitely worth your time to try out. If you're looking for something that will give you that beautiful tan without harming your skin, this is what you've been looking for! I love this tanner and I'm so glad I'm able to find a product that fits my budget, makes me look like I've tanned for hours and keeps me from laying in the tanning bed!

         
        4.0

        First Mousse Tan

        By sweettweets

        from Bellevue

        Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

        This is the first mousse product that I've used for self-tanning, and I'm so happy I did because the color was not orange and it was easy to apply. However, the smell is pretty strong, so I had trouble sleeping. Another upside is that it didn't get anywhere on my white sheets! I am usually light-medium skin tone and this only tanned me a couple shades darker, so I think you would have to be fair-light to see a major difference. The second time I used it, liquid came out instead of mousse, but after a few pumps, it was back to normal. Just be careful the second use to pump over a sink or tub and you're golden.

         
        5.0

        I'll never waste money going to a tanning salon ever again!

        By Michele

        from Southold, NY

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Men
          • On-the-go
          • Weekly Use
          • Women

          Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

          I normally spend way to much money going to tanning salons to get my weekly spray tan.I began looking for a cheaper and effective solution. I did a bunch of research on different brands and read a lot of reviews before deciding to try this product. I was a little nervous at first because I was afraid it would come out uneven and orange so I just put it on my legs. After a few hours I did notice a slight difference. The next day I tried it again and the tan depended even more. I love this product!! It was easy to apply with the tanning mitt. It didn't smell gross and it's so lightweight it does not feel oily when you put it on. I have been using it twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. The only downfall to using it twice a day is that I wish I bought more bottles of it.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes
           
          2.0

          Not tto good

          By toni67

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

                This was just messy to apply.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes
                 
                3.0

                pump did not work at all

                By melrose46

                from pittsburgh, pa

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

                      This product smells decent and the color is great. The only issue I had, that made it nearly impossible to use, was that the pump did not work. Instead of foam, it just dripped out runny liquid when I pushed the pump. It made a complete mess every time. I'm sure it would be amazing if not for that issue. I've seen a lot of other reviews saying the same thing about the faulty pump so I will not purchase another one unless they make better packaging.

                      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                      • 30 Minutes

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Don't buy this!

                      By Cindy M.

                      from Everett, WA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Drippy
                        • Poor Texture

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

                          This worked great the first time, then it was no longer a mouse but a drippy liquid that went all over me and the floor. I took it back for a refund.

                          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                          • 30 Minutes

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                          • 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
                          • Q:

                            Can I wait longer than 4 hours to shower? If I sleep in it will it over develop?
                            Asked on 4/24/2014 by Chloe560

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Please note that in order for full color to develop, it is best to wait at least 4 hours before you shower. There is no risk for the color to over-develop; however, we recommend that you allow 1-2 minutes before getting dressed and/or going to bed to prevent color transfer onto clothing and/or sheets.

                              Answered on 4/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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