Rated 4.26 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Holy Grail beach item
First let me say I burn. The beach and I dont mix well, irish skin and all. I researched good sunscreen and Sun Bum was top rated. Bought the sunscreen and was pleasantly suprised how I didnt burn. A few days later I was hoping to get a little teany amt of color and still nothing... the sunscreen was working magic. So I was (complaining about my white skin) complementing Sun Bum to another shopper about the brand lol well she was picking up the browning lotion and then handed me a bottle and told me to buy it!
I put my spf on (50) on like the bottle mentions, well it says 15 spf, and then the browning lotion, went down to the beach for 4 hrs, then was amazed how I was tan!
I saw some other reviews but maybe they normally tan. I however do not and this was amazing! I am forever going to be using this because it is that GOOD!
Most Helpful Critical Review Disappointed.
I wanted to love it so much, but I just couldn't because it did not help me get tan any faster. Plus, it was very oily and greasy on so I felt like I needed a shower right away!
Reviewed by 136 customers Love it
veroh from IL
I love this, I don't think it makes you darker but it does give you a darker look even if you're tan already. And even if it doesn't make you darker it looks nice , and the ingredients are good for your skin.
Kmmchargue from Texas
Gave me a nice tan and smells good, but paired it with sun bum sunscreen like instructed and it left horrible pilling all over my body which if super gross feeling and made me wonder if it effects the effectiveness of the sunscreen.
One of my favorites!!
maria from michigan
My mom and I bought this to try out because we love the sun bum brand. The scent is strong (I don't mind, I love it!!) It smells kinda like chocolate & coconut. It definitely tanned a little just putting it on and being in the sun made it more so. Other tanning lotions have left my legs very streaky unless rubbed in VERY well which this one doesn't do. I feel like they could've used less plastic in the packaging but that's my only complaint besides the price but you're paying for quality.
Worth the money!
Rude from Don't worry about it.
I'm very fair skinned and it takes me along time to build up some color. But this stuff works fast 3 days in the sun and I've got a nice tan going on. My legs have never been tan idk why they just don't..but this stuff worked! It will come off if your swimming this is more like lay out on a towel in your backyard type stuff. But it does work even for pasties like myself. :)
My new favorite outdoor lotion
Ash from Pennsylvania
Love this outdoor tanning lotion. It really works to get a tan quickly. I have sensitive skin and had no adverse reactions. My new favorite!!
ILuvThePens from Washington, Pa
This is like a bronzer. It's dark in color. Be careful gets in your swimwear. I guess it makes you tan quick. I'm dark yo begin with so I didn't see much difference.
love love love this product
Paige F. from St. Louis, MO
I have used this lotion twice now and have fallen in love. I usually burn easily but have noticed my skin getting darker after each use. I plan to keep on using it and will definitely buy it again. The only reason I hesitate to give it 5 stars is because if you sweat or get in the water it comes/rubs off but that is sadly expected with a product like this.
jj from iowa
just actually responding to those who said it didn't work because they got in the water and it was gone. ladies. it's a LOTION. and it doesn't say water resistant. this isnt put on and have fun in the water. this is just specifically laying and soaking up sun. if you love the water get tanning sunscreen spray.
I would totally get this AGAIN!!!😁
Kenzie from Boerne Tx
I went outside in my bikini and laid down on a towel and rubbed a tiny bit of the Sun Bum on my legs and arms and within seconds I noticed a difference, also cuz I took before and after pics, but this stuff is sooooo great!
It works... just be careful
Mary from Salt Lake City, UT
Just a bit of background; I live in a hot place with a high elevation so that contributes to a LOT of UV exposure. I tan naturally in the summer and I wanted to try out this product and get a deeper darker tan. I applied the lotion and went outside. Unfortunately, I got TOO much sun and ended up passing out due to sun poisoning. It was on my part to make sure I took precautions, and when I used it again while taking some caution the next time I didn't get sick and I got a nice tan afterward. The point of my story IS, make sure you always put sunscreen on and don't go outside for too long with this on, it'll work!
What I loved about this product was the smell and the quality; I haven't tried the Maui Babe so I can't tell you which one is better but if you want to look brown this summer go for this product!
Smells good, does the job
BB from Spanish fork
This did help me tan quicker than normal! I didn't burn and it gives your skin a natural dark tint. I will admit that the smell is unique. However, I still consider it a good scent...kind of chocolatey! I got it on my swimsuit once while applying, but it came right out in the wash.
Amber from Kentucky
This is a must for your summer glow! I am really fair skinned and this has helped in accelerating my tan. First, I'll apply a layer of sunscreen, then I'll apply this. Some reviews have stated that it streaks, however, if you rub it in completely and use the right amount, you are great to go! I do lay out on an old towel as it does sweat off, but it always comes out in the wash. This is a must have for summer!
Sophia from Orlando FL
I stayed in the sun for more than 2 hours with this on as soon as I went to the pool the tan was gone. I got out of the pool after two hours give or take tanning and the tan was gone. It gives you false hope because of the color of the color of the product makes you're skin look darker. Very disappointed would not recommend!
Let it soak in
Gina from Prince George, VA
I love this product! It makes my ghost white skin look great when I want to play outside but looks natural, not like a self tanner. I will say you need to give it a few min to soak into your skin though or it will rub off on your clothes if you pull your white shorts down to pee before that.
Don't wear your nice suit
Rvogel97 from Alta Loma, CA
So while this may be a good accelerator, I got this all over my beautiful suit. It does wash out but I got to sit at the beach all day with what looked like poo on my suit. The other major downfall is it streaks and looks terrible in the sun. I will be returning. The oil works just as good without the mess!
anna g from Long Island, NY
Smells amazing and chocolately. Works really fast and helps achieve a nice tan.
I would buy this product again
Jamie from Chicago
So I. Am very fair skinned this product helps me get a nice natural tan. Usually I just burn and go back to my pale self.
Love this product.
Shannon from Southaven, Ms
If you want to get a dark tan fast, this is the product for you.
Sami from Iowa
I use it when at the pool
Great for laying out and tanning
Becca from pa
10/10 if you like to lay out and tan.
Washes off easily though so it's not swimming friendly
I'm not really a reviewer, but...
Tabitha from Kentucky
This stuff is great. I lay out with it and can tell a difference after only about an hour. It smells amazing and has a color guard to it so you can see where you've put it. I would recommend this to everyone if you lay in the sun to get tan. 10/10.
Kate from United States
This worked great i definitely recommend just putting a tanning sunscreen with spf of 10 or 15 under just to protect your skin
Amazing (it's lotion guys come on don't use it for water use
Arlene from South Dakota
I'm not sure why anyone would buy this and think let's go in the water with it. It's a Lotion! Of course it's going to streak with water it's literally taking it off of your skin and not doing what it's designed to do! Besides that if you don't plan on going into the water and are just looking for an excellent tan quickly use this stuff! Rub it on and go sit out in the sun. I went out for an hour the other day and have tan lines for days! I don't mind the lines they let me know how tan I got 😂. I absolutely love it smells great works great it's amazing.
MW from US
As someone who is naturally very fair and does not tan well, this has changed my life. Yes it's messy and streaky when you sweat, but the results are worth it. An hour in the sun gives me a solid tan and no burn. I wouldn't suggest for a pool or beach day as it will just wash off. However, if you are just laying outside pick this up and try it out.
Good but time is needed
jane from Michigan
Works good but need to tan for 1hr+ to help but when it does its good.