Rated 4.47 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 502 customers Almost perfect!
Megan S. from undisclosed
I love the coola foam! i love that there isnt a color guide that swipes off on everything after i apply if. However, if i could make one change: the pump is always just a bit wonky. other than that, love it!
Liz from Louisiana
I'm pretty new at self tanning, but I've done it before. This was my first time using this product and I'm very pale. It came out very very orange. Like I'm getting Oompa Loompa vibes and it is not it.
Very easy to apply (using
Cheri R. from undisclosed
Very easy to apply (using a mitt). The pump clogs a little bit. It does have a little smell but not overpowering. Overall I am happy with the results and i would purchase this tanner again.
Best self tanner I have
Heather H. from undisclosed
Best self tanner I have ever used. Natural-looking color and easy to apply. I use the mitt from Coola to apply. 3 stars for the bottle. The mousse pump didn't work, so I had to replace it with my own empty one.
Great first time self tanner experience
Jmon from Phx
So is it as dark and cool toned as I wanted? No, BUT it was so EASY to apply and the results are just awesome. I exfoliated and shaved then applied with my st tropez mitt. I used a lot of product just to be on the safe side, I air dried for 5 minutes and then put my clothes on for bed and it didn't transfer. I woke up and am not splotchy at all. I did over apply on my hands so don't do that. It doesn't bother me that it's clear, it was great coverage and most importantly it just wasn't splotch city. When you bathe the next day please don't use soap, it just wears down the tan and will leave your skin sooner. So just rinse next day. I love all the coola products and will always come back to them.
Love this product! I mix
Liza P. from undisclosed
Love this product! I mix with the body serum and the color looks so natural and people often comment on amazing 'tan'. My only complaint would be the smell.
Self Tan Virgin
Lily from WA
This was my first time ever using a self tanner and I'm surprised by how easy it was! I went in totally expecting some kind of user error, but I woke up looking like I do when I vacation in Florida for two weeks?! It's very natural and only lets you get as dark as your skin naturally could (a big win for me because it's super wrong when you self tan to a different skin tone). I can see how it being clear could be hard, but as long as you apply it in sections (i.e. arm, leg, torso, etc), it's actually super easy and definitely worth the lack of transfer. I slept in it on light blue sheets and there's no staining whatsoever. Just make sure you research how to use a self tanner and you'll be golden (literally)!!
Cindy from Fogelsville PA
No self tanner smell and the color is gorgeous not orange. Will definitely be my go to from now on
DNM from undisclosed
After reading all the great reviews, I gave it a try. Mousse is clear so you can't see how well you are applying it. It took a full 24 hours to see the real results. I waited that 24 hours before showering and most of it washed down the drain. Oh and the smell is pretty bad. I would not recommend!
DNM from Memphis, TN
I really want to like this product because of it's reviews. It was disappointing to say the least. It's a clear mousse so you can't see where you are applying. Some area were dark and some barely tan. It's supposed to smell good, but no it doesn't. It took a full 24 hours to really see the full results. The worst is its staying power. I waited a full 24 hours to shower and most of it just washed down the drain.
beachyblonde from san diego
i've been on the hunt for the perfect self tanner and i think this has to be it. no transfer, no smell (it actually smells quite nice), and a gorgeous color. i left it on overnight and it was subtle yet very dark. the only think i didn't like was that it goes on clear so it's hard to tell if you missed a spot, BUT there are no harsh lines like you get with other tanners
Beccales from undisclosed
Seriously the best self tanner ive ever used. I have the hardest time find one that doesn't make me orange or is too dark. This is the perfect gradual tan and looks super natural. It is expensive but it's worth it.
Not for me
katbak from Georgia
I've been on a mission to find a self tanner, and I really wanted this to work for me. It went on just fine but dried very dark and with streaks. Might have been operator error, but I thought I was being very careful in applying it to my skin. At that price, I imagined it would come out great. Now I'm trying to get the last bit of it off of my skin after three full days. It does last!
Kelly from undisclosed
This product is so nice for a perfect glow. Easy to apply, dries quickly, and the scent is just right! Highly recommend.
Orangey, streaky and smells bad
Sophie from Miami
This product is orangey, streaky and smells bad. The only pro is that it doesn't transfer to your clothing but if you want an even tan from this product, I'm assuming you need to have someone else apply it to you because you will not achieve it yourself it's a foam consistency and goes on clear so you can't see where you are applying!!
Doesn't transfer to clothing but patchy on skin
Sophie from Miami, FL
Pro it's a foamy consistency that goes on clear and doesn't transfer to your clothing. Massive con you cannot see where it's going on so you will look patchy and it still has the orangey sunless tan smell. Tan itself is pretty natural looking but because you cannot gauge where to dispense the tan you will be uneven looking!!
Great product for fast tan!
Flavor Fla from California
I used it per instructions after shower at night and also in the morning. I needed a fast glow for a phot shoot. It did the job in 2 days for a subtle and natural tan. You can definitely see a tan started from the 1st use.
Have been using this for
Kelly F. from undisclosed
Have been using this for a while and loving it. Just ordered 2 bottles and neither pump works. For the $, no longer worth it. Going to find something else.
Really works and smells amazing!
Brittney from undisclosed
I've used self tanners before and have never achieved such great results like I have with Coola's. Their 2-in-1 mitt was really easy to use. I exfoliated thoroughly, then applied the mousse in a circular motion all over my body. In one hour I could already see the difference! The tan looked so natural and bronze, plus it faded really nicely too. No streaks, no patches, just a really nice, natural-looking tan. This is the perfect way to stay tan all year round without exposing yourself to harmful sun rays. ◡̈
*I was gifted this product, but can honestly say that I LOVE all of Coola's products!
The best tanner I have used
celestewright16 from undisclosed
Very easy to apply and looks very natural I love it
This is my fav sunless
Briana C. from undisclosed
This is my fav sunless tanning mousse. It looks natural and is quick and easy to use.
Great quality; quick, easy application
Kristen H. from undisclosed
Great color quality. It dries quickly but I have to moisturize first, otherwise it will dry my skin out after a couple days. Best brand I've used; goes on clear but color sets in quickly. Just be careful to apply evenly and let it dry before washing it off your hands especially. For best results: exfoliate before applying to ensure even applications, especially with repeated use.
Great all-year-long glow
Renee F. from undisclosed
This is very easy to apply, the color is natural looking. It does not stain hands if you wash very quickly after application. The quality is impressive. I suggested my cis male spouse use it since the foam would get around his hair better than a lotion would ever do.
lanaato from undisclosed
Ive tried many self-tanners before but this got to the best! Its so easy to apply. The mousse spreads easily, doesn't streak or stain the clothes.
Plus, the tan looks very natural and lasts a good number of days.
The best sunless tanner on the market!
Eileen M. from undisclosed
Always my favorite! This mousse is the best! It gives a beautiful, natural looking tan that doesn't streak easily or get on clothes. Hands down, this is the best sunless tanner on the market! If you use the mitt applicator, it will not leave your hands colored, but if you don't, just wash your hands right away and you won't have a problem. It dries quick enough that usually by the time I'm done applying, I can start dressing in an opposite order with no residue getting on my clothing. I get compliments on my 'natural looking tan" year round. It gives a nice base color on the initial application, which is easily buildable. Once you've reached your desired color, you really only need to reapply once or twice weekly. Also, there's no smell or greasy feeling for significant others to complain about!