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Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning

Neutrogena

Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning

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6.7 oz Item 2094061

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Build-A-Tan is a lightly colored sunless tanner that gets a bit darker with every application. Build your tan according to the darkness you desire. Dries in five minutes. Lightly scented.
To help optimize results, use after exfoliating skin with Neutrogena Pre-Sunless Scrub. Apply lotion evenly over freshly cleansed, exfoliated skin, as you would apply a daily moisturizer. Smooth on evenly, and apply sparingly to elbows, knuckles, knees and ankles. Blend thoroughly. Wash hands with soap and water immediately after use. Wait one hour before bathing or swimming. Color will develop in approximately two to four hours and will last for several days. Reapply to deepen or maintain color. For best results, wait at least 8 hours between each application.

Precautions: Avoid contact with eyes. This product does not contain a sunscreen and does not protect against sunburn. Repeated exposure of unprotected skin while tanning may increase risk of skin aging, skin cancer, and other harmful effects to the skin even if you do not burn.
Water, Dihydroxyacetone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Methyl Gluceth-20 Benzoate, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Sorbitol, Phenoxyethanol, Stearyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Citrate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Polysorbate 20, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, BHT, Polysorbate 60, Ethylparaben, Titanium Dioxide.

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NeutrogenaBuild-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning
 
3.7

(based on 115 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (44)
  • Easy to apply (41)
  • Dries quickly (39)
  • Creates even tan (33)
  • Natural tan (31)

Cons

  • Unpleasant smell (10)
  • Bad odor (9)
  • Doesn't last long (6)
  • Difficult to use (5)
  • Unnatural color (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (36)
  • Body (34)
  • Face (11)
  • Quick-fix (4)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (52), Brand buyer (40)

Reviewed by 115 customers

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5.0

I like it

By Ly

from Henderson NV

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective
  • Gentle
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

      I love it

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      No tan

      By Mel

      from U.S

      Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

      This actually didn't really work I put it on after my shower and let it sit of 9 hours and I noticed no difference

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Yes!

      By Ann

      from 42503

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

        I've used this brand for two years

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Terrible tan

        By Erin

        from Virginia

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Uneven Fade
          • Uneven Tan
          • Unnatural Color

          Best Uses

            Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

            Super splotchy, orange abd uneven tan , returning and going back to my niva self tanner that works great.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Self Tanner Ever

            By Kenna

            from Ohio

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Fades Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Body
            • Face

            Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

            I've used many self tanners in my life because I lose my summer tan very fast. I stopped using them because they were all streaky and orange even high priced ones. But i needed one for spring break so i thought i would try something new because i was dissatisfied with all others. This is the best one I've ever used. Never has turned out i even on me. It is very graduate but I do see results after one week. I used About every other day and maintain and very healthy tan and doesn't smell weird. I exfoliate when i know Im going to use it but i don't alway, and still doesn't turn out streaky. I will continue buying. I never write reviews but I needed to Tell y'all how amazing this product was

             
            5.0

            This stuff is the best tan serum I've ever used!

            By Sarah

            from Huntsville al

            About Me Budget 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 Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

              This stuff is awesome! It gives the most natural color that I've ever seen! And I've used multiple sunless tans! It is SO easy and the color lasts ! I only put it on once maybe twice a week and I'm covered! Just make sure you wash your hands!

               
              5.0

              Great Tanning Moisturizer

              By Chris L.

              from Richmond, VA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Body
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

                Neutrogena makes a great tanning lotion. I have used others but decided to try this because dermatologists are always recommending Neutrogena products. Same holds true for this tanning lotion. Leaves a natural tan that blends well and does not look orange. I use it daily and it smells WONDERFUL.

                 
                5.0

                Use it Daily

                By Abby

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Body
                  • Daily Use
                  • Face

                  Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

                  I just use my hands to put this on like you would any daily moisturizer, and then wash my hands after. I feel like it lets you keep control over how deep your tan is and always looks natural.

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again especially in winter.

                  By Emily the shopper

                  from Medina, OH

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Uneven Tan

                  Best Uses

                  • Body

                  Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

                  I use the product mostly on my arms and legs. When you don't blend it in all the way it will leave an uneven look.

                   
                  5.0

                  It's amazing!

                  By Michelle

                  from Pittsburgh, pa.

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • I, unlike some love the fresh fragrance

                  Best Uses

                  • Body
                  • Clean face well after every use
                  • Daily Use
                  • Face
                  • Quick-Fix

                  Comments about Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:

                  I really love it. I typically use Banana Boat. Glad they were out.
                  Also, unlike others products I did NOT use gloves just washed my hands (avoiding the top I want them brown )no orange! Yay!

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