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ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse

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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 119 reviews)

64%

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)
  • Daily use (13)
  • On-the-go (10)
  • Men (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (47), Brand buyer (24)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (44), 1+ hour (15), 10 minutes (13)

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4.0

Natural, subtle tan

By Tall Blonde

from Kansas City, MO

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Dries Quickly
  • Natural Tan

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Body

    Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

    I've never tried a mousse tanning agent before, but this was really nice. The first two times I had no idea how to apply it evenly, and it looked streaky when I first put it on, but after you wash it off, you couldn't tell I was a novice as it had a nice, even, subtle tan. I found the best way to apply is to make sure you have plenty of product on the mitt for each body section, instead of having to get more product every few passes. I go up and down in long motions over my body and it blends really well. I'm light complexioned, and work inside most of the day so my body rarely sees the sun, but this product allowed me to have a natural bronze look that didn't get overdone or orange. Only con: I applied it one night a while before bed, but it left product on my sheets. Tonight I'm going to wear pants to keep that from happening.

     
    5.0

    NEW AND IMPROVED

    By Nat

    from Hilton Head Island

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Body
      • Face

      Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

      I used the other ultra tanning mousse when it first came out and it was OK, good for the price, but nothing amazing, i used it in between tans with my loving tan mousse which is much more expensive. the pump on the old one used to clog, and the color was different. now i LOVE this tan, i might even say it is my favorite one I've ever tried. it gives me such a natural looking tan and it goes on so evenly! its so beautiful! sometimes i even put this on before i go out, let it dry, and it even looks so natural and tan then! HIGHLY RECCOMMEND!!!!

       
      5.0

      Love this product!!!!

      By JCD

      from Nashville

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Makes my skin alittle dry

      Best Uses

      • Body

      Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

      Love this product!

       
      5.0

      I get the perfect tan

      By IamTan

      from Erie, PA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Body

        Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

        Bought this at the ulta store out of curiosity. First of all, you HAVE to use a tanning mitt otherwise this will look streaky, just like any mousse. Second, be sure you're moisturizing dry spots before application. I prefer to leave this on over night and rinse in the morning. I also, directly after application, apply body powder all over with a kabuki brush. I do this with any self tanner so I don't feel sticky. If you do decide to do this be careful what you choose to wear if going in public, the powder will get on your clothes. I have tried st tropez and I find this gave me a better tan with the same usage.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this self tanner!

        By Meghan

        from Green Bay WI

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Body
          • Quick-Fix

          Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

          I have been using Fake Bake Flawless for a few years, but decided I needed a change because Fake Bake has a tendency to dry out my legs terribly! Picked this up the other day, and I love it! Definitely my new go-to. I used it with a mitt I have, and it applied so quickly and easily, also dried pretty quickly too. Only con I would say is a lot of the product washed off in the shower, so you'd have to reapply a few times depending on how dark you're trying to get. It's perfect for me though, since I just want to have a little glow. Also has a great color right out of the bottle, smells good, and isn't very sticky so perfect if you need some quick color.

           
          5.0

          Loved it!!!

          By Trish

          from Seattle

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

              I put this on once or twice a week

               
              4.0

              Difficult to Apply but GREAT Results

              By Katie

              from Murfreesboro, TN

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Natural looking tan
              • Noticeable results by first application

              Cons

              • Can be streaky
              • Need to buy the applicator for easier time
              • Took forever to apply to prevent streaks

              Best Uses

              • Great for a quick, natural looking tan

              Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

              This was very difficult to apply but when done correctly, provides an amazing tan.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Why do all bronzing products have to stink?

              By jnglgurl

              from co

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

              It was great in that it looked natural and didn't tum orange and with mitt it is easier to apply with no steaks....but it smells just like every other bronzer....awful.

               
              3.0

              Great product but is only good for one use

              By Erin

              from TN

              Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

              I LOVE this product but it seems to only be an absolute love for one use. After the first use the pump becomes clogged, and when I am finally able to get product out it is really clumpy with dried product. Howver, I am able to use the liquid inside with the mit. It works well but i'd rather have a less inconvenient product.

               
              5.0

              Love this product!

              By Tina

              from Louisiana

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

                  I was very hesitant to use, but not any more. I feared I would look orange because I am a red head and very light skinned. It was very easy to put on (I used the mitt and would not use it without out it) and you could see where it was and wasn't to blend. It does have a slight smell after drying but when you wash off it washes off also.

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                  • 30 Minutes

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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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