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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 114 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 (39)

Reviewed by 114 customers

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(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

(1 of 2 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.

         
        5.0

        Best Self Tanner Ever

        By Kenna

        from Ohio

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        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

            Verified Reviewer

            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

              Verified Reviewer

              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!

               
              4.0

              Tan looks more natural though it still smells

              By GermanGirl

              from Napa, CA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Bad Odor

              Best Uses

              • Body

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

              It is creamier than other products of same. It does not smell at first but once it is on the skin for a while it smells like other tanning lotions. Much for even coverage though I recommend exfoliating first.

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