Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best Smelling Self Tanning Product
Let's start from the top, shall we? 1. The packaging is adorable, definitely something that can be incorporated into your next shelfie if you're into that sort of thing. The pump works great and dispenses product easily. 2. Smells great! Reminds me of The Body Shops warm brown sugar line. Definitely my favorite smell over any tanning product I've used (I use a lot). 3. I won't lie, it applies REALLY easily. You know some tanning products where you feel like if you don't work really hard, that stuff just won't SPREAD? This has a really moisturizing texture that glides on and makes it seem like you don't have to use too much. 4. It dries in a totally reasonable amount of time (I did not use a timer) and doesn't leave you feeling sticky or greasy. 5. The color is great! I'd say it left me 3 shades darker by the next day (I applied it at night as I do with most tanning products). The undertone was great, very olive & natural looking, not orange AT. ALL. 6. Now for the only real CON. I personally did NAWT experience an even tan. I had patchiness around my ankles, knees, elbows and hands. And yes I did exfoliate beforehand. But I'll be honest I have not found a SINGLE self tanner where I don't end up with some kind of patchy or blotchiness. I think I'm just a dry lady ;). So with all of that in mind, IF this product is within your budget, yes I would recommend it. If it's not, I do think there are products that (maybe with a little more effort) will give you similar results!
Most Helpful Critical Review Red-toned, Streaky
Sunless tanning mouses have historically been my favorite form of sunless tanners for their fast application and quick drying abilities. This product does well in both of those aspects, however the pro's unfortunately stop there. I initially liked how this doesn't have a color guard because I didn't have to worry about staining my sheets or my clothing... but unfortunately it still didn't pass the "white shirt test" because it STILL somehow managed to stain the collars of my white shirt as it developed, even just after 1 application! Not only that, but the application was patchy even though I followed all of my usual self tanning steps (I've used sunless tanning mouses for YEARS). For reference, I used a Loving Tan mitt for application. It did not develop a deep dark color, but more of a red-toned medium tint. I did not think the red tone complemented my skin tone whatsoever, and I much prefer the green tinted sunless tanners I've used previously that develop more olive-toned tans as opposed to burnt-red ones like this did. Furthermore, while this did fade evenly, it also faded very quickly within a day or two. The smell was also very typical of a sunless tanner as well. Overall, the price is certainly not justified and I've used far better sunless tanners in the past that develop deeper and more natural looking tans that last longer and develop more evenly than this did, and cost even less.
Reviewed by 476 customers I'll never go spray tanning again!
Bethany Dawn Jury from undisclosed
Love this product with the exfoliating mitt! It's perfect to keep a glow all season long!
I love the mousse
Misa from undisclosed
The COOLA mousse is amazing. I applied it with the mitt and it was so easy to apply. I love that it doesn't feel wet after a couple minutes. It has a light scent and I love the beautiful glow it gives my skin with only one application.
The mousse and mitt were gifted to me.
Adelina from undisclosed
I was gifted this product and I was honestly extremely impressed. The mousse makes it super easy to see where you're applying the product and keeps everything much cleaner than oilier products. I definitely recommend this product!!
Goes on evenly with no
Jessica D. from undisclosed
Goes on evenly with no streaking and the smell is reminiscent of being at the beach.
Hope from undisclosed
I love this self tanner.. it smells amazing when you apply it, dries very quickly and is not sticky at all! It develops into a beautiful color on my fair skin! I was gifted this product but will definitely continue to use! It's truly amazing!!
Love the color and how it's streak-free!
Chelsey from undisclosed
Love how the color looks and how easy it is to use. Can't wait to use in winter!
Tarsila O. from undisclosed
I was kindly gifted this product by coola and I was surprised at how good it was. I have tried other brands before and I always ended up with a blotchy tan. This one left my skin looking naturally tanned, super smooth and no spots whatsoever.
The best smelling self-tanner ever!!
Kellyn from undisclosed
This self tanner seriously smells AMAZING. It didn't stain my clothes or my white bedding either, which is usually a challenge!! I love the subtle color it gave me - it's a healthy glow and isn't too dramatic or orange. Note I was gifted this product.
Amazing Natural Results
Svetlana from undisclosed
Thank you, Coola for gifting me this awesome product! I love how natural it looks on the skin and the best part it doesn't transfer to clothes & bedding!! So I can use it whenever I want and just get dressed right away while the tan develops. Can't say enough good things about it, simply amazing!
Love this self tanner
giovanna002 from undisclosed
Works great, goes on easy and the color is beautiful and natural. Never orange, really looks like I was out in the sun tanning.
Literally nothing happens
Lauren from Nashville, TN
Don't let the cute packaging suck you in...So yeah, it smells alright. Nothing better than the typical tanning mousse or lotion. I notice literally no change in color to my skin. And I'm fair. It's a white mousse, so don't expect an immediate tint. Even then after waiting hours and through to the next day, I was the same color as before. I've used many self tanners and have never had this experience. Really disappointed!
Kelsey K. from undisclosed
I love how this makes my skin look! Not streaky at all, takes a while to fade, and the ingredients aren't toxic. Love it!
Peggy from undisclosed
This is the first at-home sunless tanner I have used and it has far succeeded my expectations . easy to use, even coverage and smells great! I used the mitt to apply. Very happy with my purchase and will be ordering again.
Natural looking and easy to use
Karen C. from undisclosed
I've never used a self-tanner before, but I was bored in quarantine and figured, why not? I bought the mitt that goes with this. It applied very easily to my legs. For newbies like me, be prepared that you have to stand around bored and naked for like 20+ minutes while this dries. This is a great product that gave my body a natural-looking glow. It faded evenly, as well. Highly recommend if you're curious!
Color is natural!
DeLinda F. from undisclosed
I was asked if it's my real skin color and i said no, it's Coola so the tanning is awesome. Unfortunately the odor is still there as other tanning mousses.
Won My Heart
Caseu from undisclosed
I've been using this mousse for over a year and aways pleased with the results. It is easiest sunless tan application I've experienced and provides an instant glow while developing a pretty natural-looking color over several hours. It is also great for a little tan-touring. I really like it because it doesn't feel sticky like some other sunless tan mousses nor does it dry the skin. I will keep purchasing this product.
Must have for quick results
Katie Y. from undisclosed
This was perfect for a fast act healthy tan for an all over glow without the harsh results of sunlight. Highly recommend!
Katelyn from Seattle, WA
I have had several spray tans in the past and I have never had something turn me ORANGE! After only 2-3 days the tan started to get patchy and cracked. I moisturize daily and live in the PNW yet this tan made my skin look parched!
Good product awful package
Kristy from Las Vegas
This is a decent self tanner. It works, personally I do need 2-3 coats to get as dark as I'd like which isn't ideal for the price. It has a strong scent however I do enjoy it but I know scents are a deterrent for many. The reason I won't purchase this again is the packaging. I was only able to use about half the product before the pump stopped working. I have to manually pull the pump back up every time I press it and it takes 10-15 of those manual pumps to get enough product to cover one small area (one calf/one though/stomach/etc) so in total its taking me almost 30-40 minutes for a tan that should take 10. And I have to do multiple layers. I still have a decent amount left and am tempted to toss it due to how difficult it is to get out. And this product isn't cheap. I'd prefer the $12 self tanners, they work just as well and I can get all the product easily.
Tracy from Va
I'm so glad I bought this mousse because it's going to be my Summer favorite. It goes on easy, no streaking which is the best part. You could literally not be good at self tanning and this STILL looks good! No bad smell and doesn't rub off on my clothes. This tanning mousse is the best self tanner I've ever used. It's pricey but worth it. Don't forget the mitt!
Healthy ingredients horrible color
Britt J from Phoenix, Arizona
I use self tanners a lot and this is definitely orange tinted. Goes on clear smells good at first but lingers the spray tan smell after wash more then the Fake and bake and Ulta mousse.
Walked into work for friend to sing the Oompa Loompa song to me. Don't try it just because it's more natural ingredients than some. Not worth it. And it won't come off hands!
Not bad for a subtle glow in winter!
Julie from Philadelphia
I really liked this product the first time I used it. I typically don't have reactions to tanning mouse and since the color was so subtle I put it on again 5 days later to increase my color & I got a really bad skin rash. Definitely only use it once per week at most or your skin may not react well. I will still use it, just with caution since I do like the product for a subtle winter glow. Definitely not the right product if you're looking for prominent color!
DanielleB from Nashville, TN
I love the smell of this product! I wish it came out a little bit darker, but I'm just uping my usage from 1x a week to 2x a week.
Rather buy st mortiz ...
The Tan expert from Utah
No! I have fair skin, and this literally did nothing. It was like I just put water on my body, their is no guide.. it's a waste of time. I'm sad, I was so excited.
Michelle V from Blackwood New Jersey
This product is very nice! Goes on smooth, goes on clear which I love because it's not messy! It has no smell so I can sleep with it on and not stain my sheets! It's not super dark which is nice because I can build up to the shade I want. Very happy!