Rated 4.09 out of 5 stars
The scent is nice- subtle and not overwhelming!
The first time I did just a test spot, but forgot to wash it off. I was thankful that it didn't turn too dark. But with the full application I definitely made sure to wash off after an hour or two.
I applied with my hand, which has seemed to work good. I was nervous that I won't have discoloration on my hands but have not had any, as long as I washed my hands right after applying.
With this product- it was hard to tell if it was being applied evenly, because the tanner is transparent when rubbed in. I also tried to make sure to overlay the application of the tanner for better results.
But you can tell the next day how well you applied it, I definitely missed some spots and went a little too heavy in others. But for the first time applying the tanner- I was pretty impressed. Next time I plan to pay a little more attention to how much and where I apply it for better results. I feel as if the "tan" is similar to my natural tan, and doesn't look orange or as if I had used a self tanner.
With the full body application of the product, I did not have any issues with transferring of the tanner onto my clothes. Also the scent was subtle even after hours of being on, which reminded me of a scent similar to that of sun tanning oil. The only downfall with this product is that I did feel a slight residual "sticky" like feeling until I showered to wash it off. However, once showered I didn't feel the residual product on my skin at all.
Overall I think this is a really nice self tanner! I started using over a week ago and still have a slight tan!
I tried this product at least 5 times before writing this review because I wanted to love it so bad!! I self tan at least once a week and have tried many different products. I was so excited to try after many good reviews but am so sad at the outcome! Good color and application but leaves AWFUL peeling and unevenness after a day of having it on. As I said, I tried this many times before leaving this review making sure I was properly exfoliated and it still peeled off horribly. I have never had this happen with any other self tan I've used. I have to exfoliate it off after 2 days maximum so it is just not worth it. I do love the tanologist face spray and the drops are decent but this is such a disappointment. I definitely would NOT buy this again or recommend to a friend.
Dani from Albany, NY
Ive been using this tanner for maybe 3 years, i love it! I use a thin lotion all over my body and extra on knees, elbows, hands and feet before application. This keeps everything looking seamless and natural. Theres no guide color to this mousse but it is not necessary, it applies beautifully. It dries quickly and isnt sticky. Also doesnt trabsfer. The color is beautiful, not too orange or green. I highly recommend.
Page from New Hampshire
Not too orange not too dull Perfect little glow!
Dandy from Greenwood,SC
With red hair its hard to get a natural looking skin tone with self tanners but i was very pleased with the color. I used the medium. Smell not too bad.price good. I would recommend .
Amber from Indiana
As someone who doesn't tan well and looks like Casper year round, even in the summer, I love this tanner. It does have that smell, like lotion you'd use in the tanning bed, but I don't mind it. It doesn't seem to transfer to anything and was super easy to put on with a mitt. For my face/elbows/knees/feet, I used the tanologist drops mixed with my usual moisturizer. Other than a few streaks that were probably my fault, I think it looked even and great!
Abby from Ohio
Ugh i was so hoping this would be a good substitue for the loving tan since its half the price. The color pay off isnt great at all. Only really shows up on your hands and feet, even after moisturizing. Not worth it.
Tenngirl from Nashville, TN
Currently my favorite sunless tanning product. I'm fair skin and freckled and some products tend to go orange or very unnatural on me but this one does not. If you prep and use it correctly with a mitt it gives a really good natural color, very even and one of the least smelly sunless products I've ever used. I can't stand the smell of tanning sprays and this definitely is better than most and any smell there is seems to fade quickly. Price point is pretty good too. Definitely my go to this summer.
Julie from NYC
I first tried this in the middle of first lockdown, March 2020 and havent stopped. I always get a really nice tan. It dries fast, i sleep in it and rinse in the morning and it lasts about a week. I dont ever end up splotchy. It has a smell but nothing awful and is gone when rjnsed.
A from Wyoming
Don't waist your money. this will turn your skin orange after two applications. It fades to an even uglier orange .
The foam application is the only thing it has going for it. It goes on pretty even. Don't recommend.
ladyshummy from Utah
Ive used this self tan for years now. It is ALWAYS sticky for a good 30-45 mins after applying. I use baby powder in creases to dry it out a bit. The smell is absolutely horrid. The smell stays even after rinsing it off until i shower again. BUT. I CONTINUE TO USE BECAUSE OF THE COLOR. I am a natural strawberry blonde and an afraid to try many tanners because i dont want to be orange. (I have cool pink tones) anyway, the displeasure of the smell and the stickiness is worth the week long color
Samantha from Huntsville, AL
I have used many self tanners. I am super pale and got the dark. Left it on over night and there is absolutely no difference in my color. What a letdown.
maddie from NJ
I looked the exact same before and after i washed it off, made no difference.
J from Lake Elsinore ca
I dont think this is for my sensitive skin girlies. Made me extremely itchy wnd sticky!
shxlbs from California
I have to say that as much as I wanted to love this because I spent hours doing research before purchasing, but this tanner wasn't it for me. The color is great personally. It was a very pretty, natural looking, golden tan, BUT it applies clear so there's no way of knowing you missed spots until several hours later. Thankfully, I applied it for the first time 3 days before my trip so I was able to correct the patches, but I was nervous to continue applying it after that because I didn't want to look spotty on my trip. Another thing to add was that I spent a lot of my trip in the sun and water, and I did notice 3 days in that I was getting dry spots and getting flakey. I know it was the tanner because where I was flakey, I'd apply lotion and then it would look lighter in that area if that makes sense?
Rane from Utah
The main reason I purchased this product is because it claimed to be odorless. However, the smell is just as bad as all other self tanning products I have used in the past. The color is slightly orange, but acceptable.
bounty_huntress from South Carolina
So far, this is my favorite tanner! The color looks so natural and the longer you have it one the darker it gets. I have not experienced any streaks or dark splotches. I always exfoliate when showering. I also apply organic almond oil immediately before application. I am using thr clear mousse which glides on and goes much farther than expected. My only complaint is the smell that does develop which goes away after showering. I can use it every day or skip a day or two depending on desire of tan level. I always apply wirh my hands and wash after application. I love that showering does not wash it off. It fades just as a real tan fades. If I could improve one thing, it would be the smell that develops. That improvement would make it perfect for me!
Ash from Boston, MA
I like the tan. It's a bit sticky but bot unbearable. The smell is fine and I don't personally mind the lack of guide color. The color is actually really pretty and natural (not orange). However, I did have to leave it on for about 8 hours to get a good color. Definitely not express. I'll finish the bottle but probably won't repurchase.
selftanlover from Frostburg, MD
bought the dark color and barely saw any difference. also superrrr sticky and uncomfortable to sleep in. easy to apply, but a bit hard because its clear, giving no guidance.
would be great if you want something super natural, but i was looking for something a little darker :/
Emilee from Dallas, Tx
This self tan is like very very average. It is very easy to mess up since it has no guide color. It comes off splotchy after about 5 days which is standard even with moisturizing often and good skin prep. The color is honestly super pretty, I like it better than some nicer brands I have tried (ie Bali Body, St. Tropez). I didn't hate it or love it.
Lyndsey from Atlanta
This tanner has great color and lasts a decent amount of time. The only issue i have with the express mouse is that its not "express." I waited the amount of time ( 1-4 hours) and didnt see much of a difference. I've waited about 8 hours now and am finally deciding to wash it off. It reminds me a lot of this brands tanning drops in the amount of time you have to wait. Other than that i am pleased with my resultes!
Nevaeh from Napa,ca
If you have dry spots this will cling to it and only make those spots orange. If you in general have dry skin this isnt gonna be the tanner for you. You definitely need a few layers of lotion after exfoliating or else the results are horrible. The color doesnt change much its very subtle and not much of a difference but what makes me hate this is the after smell. It smells plasticy and burnt and even if you shower and scrub your skin the smell stays for a few days after application. Immediately after it leaves a sticky residue to which can be uncomfortable especially if yoy keep it on overnight. Theres alot of tanning products to compete with and this isnt one of those products thatll make you go wow.
C from Texas
Definitely wouldn't recommend this product. Was so sticky and almost "sweaty" feeling after application and all the way until the next morning when I washed it off. It hardly tanned me at all except leaving my hands and elbows super orange. There's definitely other cheaper alternatives for fake tan than this.
El from Ocean city NJ
I love this in the winter I love flawless
dulcer86 from undisclosed
Like It so good this product very good for the sling and all the body I lrealy like it I love it this producto is meses Sri got us and for every body
Celeste from Saint Anthony, ID
I really like this product, but like any other self tanner, it gets blotchy and spotty which is not cute. I think I prefer a product that goes on with some pigment instead of being clear. The color is perfect for fair skin.