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Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse

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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. (8.0 fl. oz)
Lightly exfoliate and moisturize dry areas before applying. Pump mousse onto the ULTA Applicator Mitt (sold separately) and apply using a sweeping motion. Wait 1-2 minutes before getting dressed to avoid color transfer onto clothing, and avoid contact with water for at least four hours for color to fully develop. Apply 1 to 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 81 reviews)

61%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (31)
  • Good value (31)
  • Effective (27)
  • Lightweight (24)
  • Smells great (20)

Cons

  • Not effective (7)
  • Poor texture (7)
  • Complicated to use (4)
  • Messy (4)

Best Uses

  • Weekly use (22)
  • Women (16)
  • Daily use (8)
  • On-the-go (6)
  • Men (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (27), Brand buyer (15)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (28), 1+ hour (9), 10 minutes (9)

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5.0

Pleasantly Surprised

By KellyT

from Charleston, SC

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Drys Instantly
  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Great Color
  • Great Price
  • Lightweight
  • Natural Look
  • No Stickiness Afterwards

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weekly Use

    Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

    I've tried tons of self tanners. Super surpised how great this product is.

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 Minutes
     
    5.0

    Definitely the best low price tanner

    By Cah1993

    from Norfolk, Va

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Twice A Week

      Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

      This is an insanely easy tanner to use. I don't really understand why I see so reviews saying it's complicated to use. It is not. Buy the mitt to keep your hands from turning brown. It definitely creates a good color. Not orangey. I can put it on before I go out because it doesn't stink or wear off. I've used tanners around the same price and they just don't compare. Good for when you're on a budget.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 Minutes
       
      4.0

      Good product

      By Ada

      from Williamsport, PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weekly Use

        Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

        I really like this product. It's cheap but it is worth the buy. As long as you apply it correctly it turns out well. The only suggestion I have is to put it on before bed and shower when you wake up otherwise you look orange, but the orange goes away once you wash it off! If you haven't ever used self tanner before I wouldn't suggest it, a lotion or spray would be a better option.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes
         
        5.0

        best bronzer ever

        By SpicyNanny

        from Cedar Rapids, Ia

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Weekly Use
          • Women

          Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

          great color with just one application!

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          4.0

          Love Love Love

          By Melissa

          from Upland, CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

            Love this product!!!! I use it pretty much through the year. It doesn't look fake or orange. The technique of applying took a few tries to get it perfect but I have it down well at this point. I apply before bed and shower in the am however when I do shower some of it will wash off. I have never had any streaking issues even when I wasn't applying it to perfection. My only real issues is the bottle. Sometimes I will get a defected bottle and just liquid will come out. I either try to fix it under hot water or just exchange it for another bottle. All in all I love it and will not switch to anything else.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes
             
            2.0

            Ulta Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse

            By sweetpea7

            from Bakersfield, CA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Complicated To Use

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

              I was looking for self tanner for my legs. I've tried other lotions and creams but they always looked orange and were messy. I bought this Ulta brand at the suggestion of the sales clerk. I only tried it briefly, but found it to be a little messy. The mitt you buy separately is a must, otherwise you will get it all over you. I discovered you must keep the container upright and just press down to get the mousse texture. Not realizing this, I tried to pump it at a angle and it came pouring out and was a big mess! I tried it a second time, and instead of a mousse like foam, the pump would not go down and liquid was oozing out of the bottom of the pump and created a mess. Unfortunately, I will return.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              2.0

              Gunky

              By KellHell

              from Cincinnati, OH

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Complicated To Use
              • Poor Texture

              Best Uses

                Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

                I have bought three bottles of this hoping the next will be better. I have returned one for another and still had the same issues. This product's pump constantly gets clogged by the gunky residue at the bottom of the bottle, causing a mess. It is extremely difficult to get the pump to work consistently.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 1+ Hour
                 
                1.0

                Don't buy

                By Mamma

                from Jefferson City, MO

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

                I would not suggest this product to anyone. Pump did not work on bottle. Color does not last.

                 
                3.0

                Its ok, very messy.

                By Tara

                from Phoenix

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Effective
                • Good Value

                Cons

                • Messy
                • Poor Texture

                Best Uses

                • Weekly Use

                Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

                This stuff is crazy messy. You definitely need to be in a tub or shower when applying. And use gloves or a mitt. Or if you're like me and didn't think about it before hand, some ziploc sandwich baggies on your hands. I shook this up before using and the first pump was beautiful! Perfect foam came out neatly. I thought the other reviewers must be crazy. Then the second pump was a gurgle of brown liquid. It kinda alternated between these the whole time I used it. Each pump was a surprise. Nevertheless I was able to rub it in in circular motions and ended up the next day with a pretty even, natural looking tan. I'm not a whole lot darker, but not an oompa loompa either so I'll take it.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes
                 
                1.0

                Wasn't that great

                By Smooshy

                from Murfreesboro TN

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Not Effective

                  Best Uses

                  • Weekly Use
                  • Women

                  Comments about ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse:

                  I would not recommend this product. It has a thin consistency and does not produce much of a tan.

                  • 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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