Rated 4.21 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best self tanner ever
I have never been a fan of self tanners until this product. I have tried express tanners, gradual tanners, mousses, lotions, foams, you get the idea. I just didn't like the process of using a mitt, waiting for them to dry, splotchy dry patches, the smell, etc. The problem was I do love the look of having color to my skin in the spring and summer. Enter this game changer. This is like no product I have ever used. It is very thin consistency, almost liquidy and you apply it after you shower in place of or before your regular body lotion. I find it to be so moisturizing I just use it in place of my moisturizer. It is so easy to apply, sinks right into the skin so you don't need to wait to apply clothes, and leaves no weird smell AT ALL. I find it gives the most natural tan color I have seen and develops FAST. I only use it a few times a week as it doesn't fade quickly on me either. I do not use it on my face because I use retinol and lactic acids and they would just take it right off so I can't speak to the face but for the body it is the best I have found. Definitely my HG self tanner!
Most Helpful Critical Review Wish I could continue using this
I LOVE this self-tanner, and I am an expert in the subject. The color is subtle and natural, but not too light. There is no color-guide which I love. The smell is less offensive than others (I haven't found a single self tanner that doesn't produce even a little smell). The consistency is beautiful as well, most self-tanning lotions are extremely thick and take a while to dry, this formula is nice and thin. HOWEVER, I do not know that I will be able to continue using, as sadly it seems it though this clogs my pores more than other formulas (which I am surprised by). The tan fades beautifully and evenly, therefore, I thought it'd be fine to let the tan fade on its own without scrubbing it off after a week, however it seems that If I do not exfoliate by day 7, it starts to settle into pores and giving me breakouts on my back and chest.
Reviewed by 124 customers Stinks!
feather from bend, or
Unless you enjoy smelling like a mixture of stinky tanning lotion and old lady perfume, then I'd advise against this product.
Great for pale folk in the summer!
Mags from Midwest
I have sensitive skin that burns easily, so summer is always a fun game of trying to get color with out a burn! This takes the games away, I mix this 1:1 with neutrogena hydro boost lotion and it allows the color to blend and look very very natural. Only spots I worry about are my knuckles and finger webs, but easily solved by washing with soap and water roughly 20min after application. I will always purchase this instead of risking skin cancer!
My fav self tanner
Twes from St Louis MO
Love the product but had my list together so I could get the gift and AGAIN they were already out. It happens pretty much every time. Very frustrating
jsa28 from Winston Salem, NC
I've been self tanning for over a decade and this stuff is good. I think what makes it unique is the consistency of the product. I use a velvet tanning mitt and this stuff goes on so well. I'm very fair skin and this stuff does the trick. I don't look orange, I just look healthy. I exfoliate/shave/moisturize 24 hours prior to applying. I take a shower right before I apply the product and use a thicker lotion on my feet, ankles, knees, elbows and hands. I apply the self tanner, let it dry and go to sleep. Wash off in the morning and it's perfect.
Great GRADUAL tanner
Lulu's Reviews from The humid south, US
I have self-tanned for YEARS. I like this tanner because it is forgiving and doesn't dry my skin out or turn me orange. Also, it has a very minimal smell. I have very fair skin, and this helps give me enough color to wear shorts (after several days of application).
Orange and splotches
Veronica M from Dallas, TX
I wanted to love this product so badly after seeing all the good reviews but unfortunately, this lotion turned very orange on my skin and was splotchy no matter how well I applied it. My skin tone is pale so this might work better for naturally darker tones but on pale skin, it was orange 😢
First use thoughts...
Sarah from North Carolina
Well, I really wanted to love this because I see so many bloggers use this product and their tan is FLAWLESS. My first use turned out streaky and I thought I did everything right. I'm going to try and even it out with another layer.... Maybe I'll doom myself that way. Worth a shot.
Would definitely repurchase!
Keri from Arlington wa
❤️ this will keep using
Will definitely keep purchasing!!
Keri from Arlington wa
Use in between self tanning after my shower gives me that summer glow!
J. harsh from Cookeville, Tn
I really liked the color it gave me. It was very natural not orange at all. It's smells nice. The consistency is thin, it is not thick like a lotion.
Sarah from Charleston, SC
I really had high hopes for this product given how many great reviews it had but unfortunately I could never get it to not be incredibly splotchy and fade unevenly. I applied with both my hands and a mitt and it still never turned out ok. It did provide a nice color, just left me looking like a leopard. Really wanted to love it but would not recommend
will buy again!!
Abi from Columbus, GA
i've used it once since i got it and after a few hours i already looked way darker! it left a stain where i didn't blend it on my hand, but other than that it's flawless! smells great, super hydrating, and leaves no streaks
Love this product!
Cisdon from Manasquan, NJ
I love this product! Easy to apply and there is no smell. Dries quickly.
Great for a self tanner
Aly T from NC
Creates a rich color. Easy application and doesn't stain clothing. I use it in the evening after shower.
I will buy again!
crispyhall from Nashville, TN
It's the only self tanner I've used that doesn't have that awful smell. However, I noticed that after sleeping with it, the smell comes slightly but that's after 8+ hours of having it on my skin. Still not as abrasive as other self tanners. The oil/lotion mix is fantastic because it goes on so much smoother. Giving 4/5 stars because even though the mixture makes it go on smoother, I use a lot more to get my desired coverage and will have to end up buying more before too long.
Orange mom from Hanover
I had exfoliated prior to using self tanner and still ended up with blotches and streaks. And I am orange . Is have to track down a self tanner remover before my get together in a few days .. ugggg . Will never buy again
Carly from NJ
Experienced tanner. Very fair skin tone. This is a great overall gradual tanner. It's exactly what it says it is. It's an oil, it's a gradual tanner. The consistency is watery. The first coat just makes me look like I'm a living human, as opposed to a translucent ghost. It's buildable. It fades evenly. As with any tanner, it will stick to dry patches (although much less than regular self-tanner). The color is nice, natural. No color guard. The self-tanner smell is much more subtle. I've never had an issue with breaking out on my face using self-tanners; however, this one broke me out (hence the 4 stars). Oils tend to break me out in general, though.
Meriya from Michigan
Okay look. The color is great in the areas where it doesn't streak and leave blotches. I exfoliated and moisturised beforehand and I still ended up with streaks down my legs and on my arms. I applied in circular motions and even had my mom watch so she could make sure that I was applying correctly despite the fact that I've used tanner multiple times.
Maybe I got a bad batch, maybe I missed something, but I always look up application techniques for certain products and it still left streaks.
Best self tanning lotion!
Kay from LA
Let me start by saying I am naturally a very pale/ fair skinned complexion, so I've tried tons of self tanning products! I would definitely say this is my favorite gradual self tanning lotion that I've tried so far. This would probably work best for people who are also fair skinned as it does not make you super dark, but gives you a really natural pretty glow. However I did get darker results with a second application the following day and was ultimately happy with my end results.
-a little product goes a long way (very thin/ liquid lotion)
-super easy application
-start to see results in 6-8hrs
-GREAT color, not orange (unless you forget to wash it off your hands- oops!)
-applied 2 days in a row, application lasted 4-5 days (with gradual fading after showers/ baths)
-does leave typical self tanner smell
-stickiness lasts until first shower/ bath after application
-easy to miss spots as this is a lotion so there is no guide color in it
-small bottle/ amount of product (however like I said a little goes a long way)
Overall I am very happy with this product and will continue to use it!
candicelynn from Ohio
I bought this due to all of the good reviews and it does not disappoint. There is a nice smell upon application and it does turn into that "tan" smell as it developes but it isn't awful. The color isn't too orange on me and I am super pale. I use a tanning mit to apply and for the most part, it is easy. just exfoliate before you apply. Although it is pricey, I will repurchase.
Doesn't work at all :(
Nora from Oregon
I've been trying to use this since buying it a while ago. I wonder if I got a bad batch because it's never worked once! Even applying it every day multiple days I a row, no color seems to develop, and I feel like I have skin that takes self tanner really well because other kinds have worked well for me (and never look orange). Pretty big bummer because this isn't cheap, especially compared to drugstore options that at least give color. It's a nice texture which I feel like has potential but I've never in my life met a self tanner product that did literally nothing on my skin.
I would not by this product again
Ana from Huntington beach Ca
after reading all the great reviews I WAS SO EXCITED! to receive this in the mail...after I applied Tan-Lux for the first time I was happy with the way it felt against my skin and the way it went on smoothly also, the smell was pleasant however, after the second application my skin was turning yellow like Lisa Simpson, this product has such a high yellow tone and it leaves you very dry and blotchy. I was very embarrassed to be seen in public because I looked like a suffered from Adult Jaundice. I used a good body scrub for a week to wash it off my body.
Nena Linda from New Jersey
I bought this based off of the reviews, it definitely has that after tanner smell and it's streaks idk if it's because I'm pale but I can definitely see the streaks and it's very uneven and I definitely applied it correctly
Doesn't work aside from a few patches. Very orange.
Collete C from Newport, RI
I applied this meticulously. I saw NO results aside from a few orange-bronze patches. My skin was unchanged aside from the patches which then faded into even more patchy areas.I applied this on my whole body 2 times and the same thing happened as described above. I have fair skin, and light features and found the color to be too orange. During initial application, there is no self-tanner smell. The usual self-tanner smell develops in a couple of hours. This product is ineffective. and for the price, I will definitely be returning it. I will also be returning "the face" drops. The color is too orange w/ that one too.
Easy to apply
Casey from Valdosta, GA
I just received this yesterday and couldn't wait to use it. However, I made sure to check the ingredients on the Ulta site prior to ordering because I am allergic to aloe. It did not show aloe listed so I ordered it. I have to always read labels before using products and did the same when I got this. Lo and behold, aloe is about half way through the ingredient list. I gave it to my friend to use and I can say, after 1 application, there's a nice light tan showing. So, I would recommend this product because it has a nice smell, it's very easy to apply (although it's very thin compared to other lotions) and appears to work well. Really disappointed the ingredients weren't correct with ulta.