Rated 4.67 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best of them all! And I've tried them ALL
First of all the size of the bottle is a joy to behold. How dare loving tan charge all that money for that peewee sized bottle?! Believe me, once you've compared the performance of this stuff to your loving tan ultra dark and see you're getting like TWICE the amount of product, there will be no looking back! The only thing - and this has ZERO bearing on reality - I prefer on LT over this is the reddish guide color over BS greener one - like I said, no bearing on reality cause that's only for your pajamas to see til you shower it off in the morning to reveal this AMAZING tan. Oh, and my skin neck down is as dry as parchment and leaving this foam on for >8 hours (I put on a couple layers) doesn't dry my skin out!! Not even SoSu with their hyaluranic claims can keep me hydrated til my am shower and dousing of moisturizer! This tan has not only mucho DHA but also erythurlyose (I am 100% sure I spelled that wrong), which is a less strong but, when mixed with DHA, powerful tanning agent that accounts for the awesome darkness and longevity of this tan. I rarely bother with tanners that don't contain it anymore unless it is a specialty ‚Äúsleep mask‚Äù tan product or some such kitsch I always fall for. Speaking of the face, I do not have sensitive skin. It's normal. I could use a 25-step Korean based routine with a retin a cherry on top or just never wash it or look at it, and it always behaves the same. So when I'm using this BS ultra dark, I obviously use it on my face (try to be home alone that night as not to scare the children). But for some reason, like I said neck down I'm dry, my face is on the oilier side of normal and all tans wears off quicker on my face (we all know tan sticks like glue to dry skin hence the ‚Äúlotion up the knees and elbows and ankles first‚Äù thing). So my tans always last an eternity on body, not on face. This one does the best though. But I am always using the next best new fangled facial tan gimmick to keep it going to match my body. I also moisturize at least thrice daily and usually one of them is with a gradual tan moisturizer. After watching our derm scrape half my dad's poor face off last summer (nothing malignant thank God), this is all the tanning imma do from here on out. I'm 40 (half Irish half polish and got the Irish skintone ‚Äî hee hee not at the current time thanks bondi sands and my brand new nc43 complexion ‚Äî and thankfully my polish mom's lack of wrinkles and plethora of elasticity) ‚Äî but from age 0-20 was at the beach every day til I wisened up. I fear so much - or like, all - the damage is done :( Well I look tan and happy and I ain't one of those ‚ÄúI'm fooling everyone‚Äù people. When I get (daily - multiple) compliments (from random strangers) on my deep Mediterranean tan, I am proud to say where it came from. My ginormous bottle of bondi sands ultra dark. People actually ask ‚Äúwhere did you go on vacation?!‚Äù We live at the beach. It's July. Is that a good enough advertisement for this product?! Haha a summer at the beach would not even get ya here :heart:Ô∏è Happy faux tanning.
Most Helpful Critical Review disappointed
I hate writing negative reviews as I am sure the people behind the brand put a lot of time, effort and work but I've been thinking about this for way too long and I just have to write my honest opinion. I would always see bondi sands everywhere on my social media and I watched hundreds of reviews. I have been trying new self tanners for a year, almost two until I decided to try bondisands and I have never ever been more disappointed before. I was so so so happy when it came in mail cause I've been wanting to try it out for soo long.bI tried many drugstore brands and they ended up looking million times better than this. I really do love the coconut smell and how brown the tan actually is. The only reason why I have been holding myself back from writing this review is the beautiful natural brown tan it gives, but what is the point if this tan BARELY stays on for a week!!! while some other drugstore brands I've tried that were half the price would stay on for two weeks and when they started fading they would fade evenly, while bondisands? Leaves spots and it looks HORRIBLE! Normally when my tan would start to fade I would put it on again but with this? not a chance! unless you want to look literally as if you've played in a dirt. The tan fades unevenly which means it leaves spots all around your body. I know that you can purchase a product that gets rid of the tan completely but I just don't see the point in that if I have to put on and then completely get rid of the tan every 4-5 days. I do have to admit that any other self tanner I had ever used would be a little orangy while bondisands has beautiful brown color. I just can't keep using it for way too many reasons :( The only prose are the coconut scent and beautiful brown color, but that's sadly all. After I had tried many brand I personally would NOT recommend this product.
Reviewed by 1808 customers I'VE BEEN USING THIS FOR 3 YEARS
Lindsey C. from Indiana
This is my favorite self tanner by far. I always use Ultra Dark. Yes, it's a bit sticky and yes, it has that self tanner smell and yes, it will transfer to your clothes (so wear something baggy and comfy). Here are some tips... #1: exfoliate and shave one day before you tan. #2: moisturize your hands, elbows, knees, ankles, and feet. #3: apply tanner with a mitt. #4: only use a small amount on hands & feet. #5: make sure you leave it on for 6+ hours (I actually recommend longer, so I sleep with mine on to get the best results). #6: when you wash it off, ONLY USE LUKE WARM WATER & DO NOT USE SOAP FOR 24 HOURS AFTER, pat your skin dry with a towel & do not rub. #7: make sure you moisturize everyday and your tanner will last at least a week. You're welcome :)
Sam from New York
I never write reviews on products but for this I need to make an exception. I have very pale skin and I use the ultra dark in summer and dark in the fall. This product is amazing it doesn't fade patchy the color is amazing and not orange at all. This product lasts me at least 5 days which is insane. Best tip I can give is this product doesn't blend flawlessly into hands and feet but get yourself a makeup brush to blend and that will all change!
Good color and smell.....but not for sensitive skin!
Kelly B from South Carolina
This develops into a nice color and isn't too bad on the smell either compared to other self tanners. However, it doesn't stay dark for very long (about 2/3 days max) and fades pretty patchy even with post tan care. My thing is that I got a nice rash everywhere especially on my legs due to shaving. If you have sensitive skin I'd pass on this!!
Daria from Undisclosed
The best colour I've ever had.
Terence from Undisclosed
Disappointing :( I usually use the dark self tanning foam and it looks great. So I decided to try the Ultra Dark and it was terrible! It looked patchy and streaky everywhere and I looked extremely orange to the point where my husband asked me what had happened to me when he got home from work. My feet were half orange and half not. It was a disaster and yes I used it as recommended but still looked terrible!
I've tried tons of self
Alexandra from Undisclosed
I've tried tons of self tanners but always end up getting airbrushed to get the perfect tan. Bondi Sands is the best self tanner and gives me the same airbrushed tan effect! No streaks and a nice and even dark tan. Love!!!
Love it! The dark color
Sarah from Undisclosed
Love it! The dark color looks so natural and completely un-sticky, which I love.
Great tanning lotion! Goes on
Karisa from Undisclosed
Great tanning lotion! Goes on easily and gives a nice color!
My favourite tan
Jess from Undisclosed
Never streaky and really natural
Best foam ever
Carmen from Undisclosed
Long lasting and absolute perfect I love it
First time bought
Barbara from Undisclosed
Just applied 2nd coat. NO orange, pretty brownish color. Smell likes coconuts, kinda like the beach. So far I love it. Quit using tanning products after getting tired of orange color and stink. Then I started reading about green, blue, a d violet based. Just like toning hair-!!! Soo I bought this to try and expensive to try. But as I said so far I love it and have a pretty olive brown tan.
The colour of this tan
Rosie from Undisclosed
The colour of this tan is just perfect! I've never had it go patchy or had any problems with it, when the tan is coming off it can be a little grainy looking just like other tans, there's so much product in the bottle and I get about 15 applications with one bottle using it lightly! It doesn't feel sticky or wet, it take a few minutes to dry and then it's completely fine to get into bed with! I do find if I sleep on my arm it transfers a little but again so does every tan! Really recommend!
I am pale green
Iris from Undisclosed
I used to love this tan it made me so dark and could last a week but the last two times I've bought it it's almost entirely come off in the shower and lasted at most for 3 days. Wondering if there's been a formula change but extremely disappointed won't be purchasing again wasted nearly ¬£40 on two bottles.
Best Tanning Product
Michelle from Undisclosed
Been using this for over a year and it's amazing. Not streaky, lovely colour and doesn't have that classic self tan smell.
Josephine from Undisclosed
Great results in little time!! No fake tan smell at all.
I like the package and
Aya from Undisclosed
I like the package and everything i just really that that you have to wait at least 6 hours for it to develop and the smell is just horrible and gets worse! They should try to improve the smell but other than that i love the color
I put it on and
Andrea from Undisclosed
I put it on and did it the way it said, it washed off immediately as soon as i took a shower like 10 hours later and it ran at any sight of water, rain not good at all i do not think i will order again not happy at all
I've been using this a
Allyson from Undisclosed
I've been using this a while & I absolutely love it, its the best tan on the market for me
It's really nice.
Claire from Undisclosed
It's really nice.
I like this.
Angela from Undisclosed
I like this.
Orange and patchy
Taylor from Undisclosed
I have done every kind of prep/maintenance to try to love this but its just awful. It never goes on even and becomes patchy after about 2 days even with diligent moisturizing. The color is orangey so you can definitely tell it's fake tan. And trying to get this stuff off once it starts to get patchy is nearly impossible. It is almost like stained into the skin.
I put this on my
Cristal from Undisclosed
I put this on my pale legs right before my date, and it gave me a nice golden tan, it saved me last minute:raised_hands::raised_hands::blush:
I'm loving this tanner! I
Brittany from Undisclosed
I'm loving this tanner! I have always had a hard time with my skin tanning from the sun, I just burn. This tanning foam is a game changer! It gives me a sun-kissed bronzed tan. I recommend this tanner to any and everyone!
Johnnie from Undisclosed
Im just wowed! I love the color
Stick to the more expensive brand.. it's worth it
Toni from Undisclosed
This had a really green undertone at first which worried me but i was sure it was going to come over. After just one coat i was about 4 shades darker which was surprising. I waited 7 hours then showered and was left with splotch marks all over my body and a gross look to my skin. It was patchy and made me look dry. There were runs in the tan and it was uneven all around my knees. The color only lasted about two days which wasn't good because i was going on vacation and didn't wanna bring it to retan. i wouldn't recommend this