Rated 4.54 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Works better then any other face sunless tanners I've used!
I've tried quite a few different sunless tan face lotions. None of them seemed to really. I am in Love with this product though! Works well and the color is prefect with my olive skin tone. When I purchased it I received a free gift from Coola. It was coola's mineral sunscreen, natural BB cream. It is amazing and one of my new favorite products! I use the sunless tan serum at night and then the bb cream during the day with a little powder over top and it's perfect! I have oily, acne prone skin and neither of these Coola products have been a problem for me. Oh and the bb cream keeps my face from getting oily waaaaaaayyy longer then any other kind I've tried. I recommend trying both! Ultra is great about returns so it's worth giving them a whirl!
Most Helpful Critical Review REally wanted to love this but...
I've used various spray tans and decided to try this one based on reviews and a coupon I had. I liked the idea it was made from all natural ingredients. However, it has a pump spray, not aerosol, which is impossible to use upside down or in long sweeps of spray which you need for even coverage. No way could I reach the bottom back of my calves easily! The result were drips down my legs and feet! BTW, nail polish remover is good for getting spray tan stains/blotches off of your body. There was no discernable odor after application, hours later I could smell a little tell-tale tanner odor but it wasn't bad. Plus, the spray became sticky before it dried so don't plan on getting dressed and going anywhere right away. But the most disagreeable thing was the color! It was a very orange color on my skin! I have an olive complexion and was surprised at the color that developed. Now others had said they like the color. But not on me! I'll stick with St. Tropez for now.
Reviewed by 1547 customers Good Overall
Sarah from Minnesota
This product is very easy to use, and does not streak easily as long as you rub it in. I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin, and this is the only self tanning product I have found that does not cause me to breakout in hives (lotions included). The only thing is that it's very minimal with tanning.
my fav SPF
glow girl from florida
I apply every morning !
Jamie from Denver, CO
I'm a tan girl anyway, & after reading some of these reviews, I decided this might not be very effective for me. So I initially applied twice in one day, morning & evening. Holy cow, was I wrong. It made my face TAN. Like, too tan.
Since then, I've scaled back to applying about twice a week. It leaves a healthy, sunny, summery, glow. Tonight, I even mixed it with another serum, for a more subtle color.
For the color you get, & infrequent need to apply, this serum is amazing. It hasn't rubbed off, been patchy, stained my pillowcase, or anything at all that would suggest a tanner. It's long lasting, & gradually fades in a way that I don't even notice.
The best part about it packing such a powerful punch, while weighing in at only 1.7 ounces, is that it's travel sized. A little goes a long way, & I love to travel. I'm taking this with me on a summer vacation, so I won't lose that glow.
I'm so happy I purchased this. And I will absolutely purchase it again when I run out.
Ashe from Vancouver, WA
I use this every 3 days or so to keep the glow going! I love that it has good skin ingredients, and mostly organic!
STOP SAYING THIS HAS SPF
KH from Georgia
I really hope there's not a lot of people in these reviews that are depending on this for sun protection. It has absolutely no SPF in it, so maybe they're reviewing the wrong product. That being said, I LOVE this. I hate using face tanner because it normally ends up making my pores look awful and just doesn't work right at all. This is an absolute game changer. It makes my skin look better overall and adds perfectly even color. I burn extremely easily on my face so when I'm outside, I have to use a much higher SPF on it. This leads to my face being pasty while my arms and legs get a nice tan. Now I can finally get some color in my face to match the rest of my body, lol.
Jess from Massachusetts
I had high hopes, but this product does nothing to tan the skin.
Marlene from WA State
I love this stuff. It's luxurious feeling, the smell isn't too bad and it leaves me with a very nice bronze glow. It can be used daily alone or mixed with your favorite serum or moisturizer. I will keep purchasing this.
Great natural tan
Marlene from WA State
I've had this sitting in my closet and finally tried it out the other day. I didn't use a glove so I had some streaking however the color was very nice and not orange at all. I will use up the bottle and try some of Coola's other sunless tanning products. Note: some of the other reviewers are confused about the SPF, or they are reviewing the wrong product. There is no SPF in this product or any of Coola's other self-tanning products, only in their sunscreens.
BW81 from Long Beach, CA
I am a fair skinned ginger so sun protection is super important. I have been using Coola Mineral Face Lotion, but it seems like it has been discontinued, so I picked this up as a replacement. The formula is lightweight and goes on evenly, but the smell is bad. It reminds me of the elementary school bathroom soap, thankfully once rubbed in the scent is not noticeable. I still like using a regular face sunscreen under this for extra protection, but its an overall good product. Might purchase again.
I would purchase again
Debbra from Nevada
When first apply, smells pretty good...than it hits! I will say not like others and I've tried many. I'm super fair before getting a real tan and this product gave a pretty look and my skin did not feel tight or dry. Wash, wash your hands! It would be nice to get "Free" samples of the other products in the line....pretty pricey!
Betty from Naples
I'm really frustrated with my Ulta purchases recently. Couple days ago I got one of my favorite Lancôme perfume . When I opened the packaging at home I saw that the color of the perfume looks darker than it should be. I called Lancôme and they looked up the expiration date for me. It was expired COUPLE OF YEARS ago!! And today, the same thing with my coola sunless face serum. It was expired in January... Of course, I can return it to Ulta and they will refund me my money, but these are just extra trips that I shouldn't be making.
No color, bad smell
Keri from New York
I love to use anything that is a dry oil because it makes my skin feel great without feeling greasy. I wanted to love this but simply couldn't. I didn't give me any color and I do not like the smell at all.
Have been buying for a couple years but the pumps don't work
Sara from New York
I have been using this product twice a day for a couple of years now but the bottles I have purchased most recently have been so frustrating. The pump works intermittently so if you go to use it you may not be able to get any product out. I exchanged my most recent bottle and it's still doing the same thing. I would not recommend it.
GrandmaDD from Colorado
I had a facial and the esthetician recommended this product. I live in CO and I have very dry mature skin. This product moisturizes. provides sun protection and gives me a nice color. I started using it a week ago and love it-will definitely buy again.
Great concept, bad color
tone03tone from Pittsburgh
I wanted to love this because I like that Coola is 70% organic, has SPF 30. I also like that it's a sheer tinted coverage but the light comes out GREY. Read other reviews, the light appears grey and makes you look sickly. I thought bronzer over top would help but it didn't.
I would not buy this from ulta again
Peach from Salisbury md
Was so excited to try this went and bought it . I purchased the light / medium shade and the expiration date was March 2019 needles to say I returned this! I would like to try but will purchase directly from coola
mm from OKC
I bought this specifically for the mineral based sun protection after having tried a sample of a different coola sun block that I really loved. I thought this would go on the same but it felt very sticky and heavy on my skin. Thankfully I was able to return it. I bought the light/med color and it looked pinkish-purple on my skin.
sanj from Manchester NH
When I opened the product I saw that it had an expiration date of 2019 on it. So I returned it to the Ulta store I bought it from.
Blue Eyes from Denver, CO
This is a strange product. It made my skin 2 shades darker, but did not cover anything! It also was a bit orange. Maybe someone with medium skin could use it, but not me.
Mpdd from Clovis, Ca
I use this with my moisturizer and the results have been subtle. It builds, but it can fade quickly. I like the smell, but there is a little bit of that self tanner smell too. Not enough to drive me crazy.
I wish I could give it more stars, but I'm disappointed
AC from California
I was really excited to try this because I got a sample of the sunless tan for the face and it worked amazing. When I bought the full size face tanner and this one, I was so disappointed. There's some very light color and it doesn't leave streaks, which is why I gave it two stars instead of zero
Lydia from Raleigh, North Carolina
I used this daily for a week and turned a little red. Not much more than that other than a few new deep cystic pimples! I am honestly baffled by the cost of this stuff. My skin looks worse than it has in years and I'm so disappointed.
Sheer tint with SPF
Lauren01 from MD
I don't ever write reviews. Although, I do always read them. This is just SPF with a sheer wash of color. I have very light skin and I purchased the golden option. I was concerned it would be too dark but it's perfect. Makes my skin glow and is perfect for everyday wear. I'm not a fan of heavy foundations. I just wish it came at a lower price point.
CyndiRoo from Virginia
I only gave this 4 stars due to the price. It's pretty expensive for what you get. It's a pretty thin liquid, very sheer coverage but good for a minimal make up look, leaves your face glowing right where you need it. I will say if you prefer medium to more coverage you will probably not like this product. There have been a few times I had to add some concealer under/over it. I saw a lot of reviews complaining that this product is a self tanner and washes off.. it's literally a skin tint. Nothing more. Do not buy this thinking it's going to gradually tan your face because it won't and you will be disappointed. The smell doesn't smell like self tanner because there isn't any in it. It just smells like make up. Overall I think it's a great product but that price.. kinda pricey for a skin tint.
Lacey from NY
Give me a perfect color every time!