Rated 4.06 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 167 customers LOVE
Katie from Dallas, TX
I really really do love this product! Goes on so evenly and fades perfectly as well.. It takes a few uses to be able to notice on my complexion, but I love it!
Bought it twice, plan to keep buying
rmuskrat from Cleveland, OH
I went through my camera roll to compare before and after using. I really do love this lotion. I didn't realize how tan I was looking until my gym posted some workout pictures and I saw myself (the high-five pic on the right). Even my sister commented on my tan after I sent it to her.
I put it on most every day but sometimes skip to every other day. It's a very thin lotion, so I will moisturize my dry areas (ankles, knees, elbows) with a thicker lotion first, then use the Tan-Luxe over my whole body (minus my face; I use their tan drops mixed in with my face lotion). I put it on in the morning after my shower and literally forget about it. I'm not careful or precise; I put it on as quickly as I do any lotion. I don't worry about not getting wet or not washing my hands for hours afterwards; I go about my regular day. Subtle, not unpleasant smell. I haven't noticed any transfer on my bedsheets (white, printed sheets). If I wear a lighter shirt a few days in a row (wear it, sleep in it, wear it again) I have noticed a very light tan ring around the neck which does come out with no problem in a normal wash. If I take a hot bath and when I shave, I do see some tan color in the water.
The only spots I need to be careful with are my hands/wrists. After I apply with bare hands all over my body, I wash my hands with soap and water then take a small kabuki brush and buff a small amount around my wrists, over my hands, and in between my fingers. Every so often at night, I'll do the same thing to let the color develop over night. I've done it once or twice to my feet/ankles, but that's barely been an issue.
I've tried other tanning lotions/mousses/waters, but this is the least maintenance out of all of them with some of the best results. It doesn't give me that ultra dark look, but it does give me a good glow, like I'm fresh off a mini vacation somewhere warm. Highly recommend and don't plan on going back. Right now, this is "the one."
Not good enough!
Knichol from Indianapolis
Smells terrible. You could not leave the house with this on. Barely gave me any color and I am pretty light skinned. I was hoping for more color. There is another product I like better with less of a smell.
Steaks from PA
I took my time and made sure that I applied it to every inch of my body and allowed it to dry before dressing but there were still streaks on my forearms. However, it didn't make me break out when I applied it to my face as previous self tanners have.
Best self tanner
Meredith from Philadelphia
Dries quickly, not streaky, doesn't transfer to my white sheets, and doesn't smell horrible. My only complaint is that I wish I could buy it in bulk
Rachel from Lynden, WA
For the price this was it should have worked better. I'm so disappointed ☹️. The color was nice but I took a shower the next day and I saw the color going down the drain. It also came off in patches and it looks so bad😡 don't waste your money!
Hydrated And Glowy Skin
Prince from Athens, GA
I can't express how much I love this tanning lotion. I started using this for a test run and mainly for work because I don't want to wear as much make up. As I'm aware this only for body but I figured I'd use it on my face when I tell you my face has never look so freaking naturally Glowy and Flawlessly. The compliments I get at work when I just use this to keep my skin looking moist and hydrated with a bit a color! I use this daily on my skin care routine! I feel this is a must have! Especially if you love looking tan and flawless. My skin has never look or felt as good as it does now. I'm telling you this is worth every penny! I'm going start playing with their other products this how much they got me hooked! 10/10 for me and highly recommend
Glowing and natural
Hailey from Michigan
I really didn't expect to like this product as much as I do! The very first self tanner I ever used was the Jergen's tanning lotion when I was 12 years old! Obviously, I hated it! So I graduated to tanning water, drops and mousse. I never thought I would go back to tanning lotion, but I love this product. I always went for that very dark luxurious tan, but this is so natural and glowy. It's my skin but better and it's everything I never knew I needed! It doesn't settle into pores, it doesn't streak, it's not orange, and the smell is very light. I don't need to plan my days around self tanning anymore.. all I do is shower and put on my lotion and go. I will never go back to loving tan, bondi sands, or isle of paradise! Fair skin girls you needs this product!
The best I've used so far!
Ashley from Grand Rapids, MI
So far I've only used this one night, but what I have seen is INCREDIBLE! I'm very pale - I mean like blinding in the sunlight - and I wanted some color to my legs for a friends outdoor wedding. I applied this with a glove at night after I exfoliated in the shower. I actually also put on a regular lotion first to help potentially blend any dry areas. The color isn't as orange as some other tanners and as long as you don't heap it on it's very gradual and natural looking.
Kristi from North Las Vegas
I am relatively new to self tanning and had not had much luck. I was about to return to my trusty spray tan when I decided to try this last minute. Wow!!!!
I'm truly impressed! I exfoliate and applied the lotion on my face and body. A few hours later I developed a beautiful, steak free tan.
I have applied this three times now and will definitely be a repeat customer!!
A nice alternative to other gradual tanning lotions
indygrl1086 from Indianapolis
I'm not usually a fan of gradual tan lotions because I've had bad experiences with them in the past (streaky, patchy, orange color). I tried this and I'm hooked! Initially, the smell is a raspberry-ish scent (if you remember Benefit's Ring My Bella perfume, it smells just like that!) but then eventually does have that classic sunless tan smell. That said, I did NOT wake up smelling like a sunless tan nor was I orange - score! I had a nice glow, but could slightly see where I couldn't quite reach to apply the lotion on parts of my back. I'll continue to use this in between spray tans! Also worth noting, I have pretty sensitive skin and haven't had any issues with this lotion. Try it!
I would totally buy again.
Jess Ulta Fan from Minnepolis, MN
Love that I didn't smell so bad. I could wear daily under clothes, soaks in right away, no sticky feeling, light tanning smell.
Beginner from Texas
It not a significant change but its definitely darker and it's even. I'm really happy with my purchase and will continue to use it
I wouldn't use this product again
Niko from Virginia
I used this to give myself a nice glow. It added very little color and the smell lingered on everything I touched. I washed 3 times and heavily exfoliated and STILL can't get rid of this awful awful smell. Absolutely not worth it.
Will not buy again. Made me look orange
Britt from Tn
This made me look orange and very splotchy. I used as directed
It's good but smells
Hannah from South Carolina
This is the best self-tanner I've used so far. The watery consistency makes it easier to apply evenly vs. using a lotion but it smells like tanning bed lotion. It does leave you with a natural color and it doesn't turn orange. It dries very quickly and I was able to put on my clothes right away without some of it rubbing off. I recommend this product if you can deal with the smell.
Awesome even after one use!
April from Independence
I read so many of the reviews and I was super hesitant about purchasing this. I am glad I took the chance. I am super fair and never tan, EVER. I used this last night on my legs because I just wanted a little bit of color under my dress. I was so pleasantly surprised. I did use a mitt, and exfoliated. The smell does not bother me and my legs looked fantastic today. I used to get spray tans and something with my ph, even with a primer, made me blotchy after 2 days and just wasn't worth the price for upkeep. I would recommend this to anyone. I have had no reaction so far.
the best gradual lotion
Kimberly from north carolina
I'm not sure why there is low reviews on this product, I started using it last summer & was surprised the color pay off it gave me after one use! I only have to use this 2-3x a week & I usually go for a dark sunless tanner. this is the darkest gradual lotion I've ever tried (I've tried sunless tanners for 18 years)
Kam from Long Island City, New York
I loved the scent. But that's pretty much all. The tan came out so streaky and orange. It's definitely not for olive or neutral or cool leaning skin tones. It also rubbed off on my white bra. I feel so bad that I won't be using/ finishing this product. I had random blotches of darker spots but on my face it was even. Also for some reason it makes my skin more sensitive so when I went outside and got some sunlight, my back got dark.
cs from wilmington
I love tan luxe mist and mousse but this is trash. it smells horribly like fake tan and there is nothing gradual about it whatsoever- it develops just like any other tanner. also, the consistency is so gross and just like a very watered down lotion. I returned it as quickly as possible because I was honestly offended by how bad this was.
Easy to apply, definitely gradual
Caitlin from Salt Lake City
I love the texture a lot, it's like a lotion with an oil in it. Very softening on the skin. My only fault with it is that the tan isn't dark enough for my liking, if you're looking for an everyday lotion to keep a good glow then this is it. Otherwise I would go with a stronger self tanner.
Good for the price
Mary from North Carolina
The smell changes from when you apply it, to hours after you put it on. It starts as a good, tropical smell to smelling like a basic tanning lotion. If you're sensitive to that, it may bother you, but it's not incredibly pungent. It gives great color the day you apply it, and doesn't make you look too orange. My only issue is that it look a little streaky in certain areas after showering at least ten hours later. It didn't ruin my day, but it didn't look great. Overall, it's a great quality tanning lotion for a little bit of spring color!
Meg from New York, NY
I love this easy gradual tanning lotion! It's so easy to put a layer on quickly when you're doing chores around the house or on a lazy Sunday. I usually use St. Tropez mousse but it is so much messier/time consuming. This product is gradual so there is less pressure to get a perfect application each time but definitely builds up nicely for a natural-looking glow!
MrsAJRLG from VA
I haven't figured out how to avoid streaks with this and I have a PhD in self-tanning. The consistency, scent and color are nice, though
It's a No for me
Joy70 from Raleigh, NC
I really wanted to like this product for coming out of winter into spring. I tried this product 3 times in a 2 month time span. Each time I got a rash. The first time it was awful. The 2nd time I only got a very small rash down my ankle and wrist. The 3rd time. it was awful again. I can feel it clogging my pores which I did not care for. I recommend using a mitt. Your hands will turn color after the hour or so. I also did have a few streaks. Not that noticeable. I got nice color other than the rash.