Rated 4.2 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 147 customers Always complimented
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I always get compliments on my tan and my kid says I smell like chocolate after I use it.
smells great not sure if it makes a difference
sam from USA
just like reviews say, wait til sunscreen is dry before applying and make sure to take time to rub It in. it smells great and gives a bronze look but I'm not sure if it made a difference in my color. overall I probably wont purchase again.
Jazmine from Boise
Smells great but I didn't see any results from this product
This product works on me
Small Stuff from W Warwick, RI
I use the product every day now and its best to put it on before getting dress and let it air dry before you do.
Neechie from Los Angeles, CA
I usually put a sunscreen on, let it dry a bit and then put this all over. I always get a great tan when using it. It does also seem to add a bit of a fake tan, but it's just a little and not streaky at all, so I like it. If I don't wash my hands, it will look dark but it washes off, so it doesn't bother me. Smells a bit like cocoa but not too strong IMO
I was very impressed!
Still Love to Tan from Mankato,MN
I have very olive toned skin but since I've gotten older, I found myself turning more orange than brown in the sun. This product has made a huge difference for me! I noticed it after my first use and also noticed that I had a deeper color much quicker than usual. As others have mentioned, the smell and the staining are definite downfalls but the color is worth it to me. I immediately wash my hands with soap and water after applying and it's completely gone.
I have had way better
Terrible from California
After I use this product I look super tan! But than I take a shower and I instantly see it all wash off and I am back to normal, don't buy this it's seriously not worth the money at all
Smells like chocolate
Kay from Michigan
Im currently wearing it for the first time right now and felt the need to add this review. It smells like chocolate and it is very strong of a smell. Also, it slightly adds brown tint to your skin, so your hands turn brown as you rub it in to the rest of your body.
With all the oils in it, I'm going to assume it works, but I just cant get past the smell and coloring of it
Carmellow from Arkansas
I had high hopes for this product. Every time I used it I would put it on my skin 20 minutes before we went out in the sun. It turned me into a human tootsie roll. I don't think my skin took the formula well because it never dried down on my skin.
Better Than Maui Babe
SurferBabeeee from SoCal
yep. I said it. don't come for me before i explain myself! This is SO GOOD. It's cheap, smells amazing, and is perfectly gradual. The reason i'm not a fan of maui babe is because i hate being orange. don't get me wrong, a good sun tan is achievable with both, but this product gives a natural brown/gold tan you couldn't even tell was fake. I literally SWEAR by this. just be careful and put an spf 30 underneath so you get the best results
Jennis from Los Angeles
Love this stuff. I put on some sunscreen, wait for it to dry a bit and then add this. My skin looks tan and stays tan all summer
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.