Rated 4.07 out of 5 stars
This is my first time using a Bondi Sands tanning product and the first time using an express tanning foam. I've used several other tanning products from Tarte, Tan Luxe, Isle of Paradise… creams, butters, waters, oils. I've enjoyed all of these products, however none have given me the rich bronze glowing tan that Bondi Sands Express Dark Self Tanning Foam has given me. Initially I was a bit gun shy and only kept on for 2 hours then washed off. The tan was nice and golden, but I wanted to see if it could go deeper. After a few days I reapplied and left on for 3-4 hours. Washed off and wow!! Such a beautiful rich golden glowing tan. The color continues to develop, becomes darker and even more bronze. This is by far the most effective tanning product I've used. And it goes on so easily. I use a tanning mitt and make sure to blend in even strokes. It's easy to apply with the guide color. No streaks, no patches, just gorgeous bronze glowing tan. The key is to use as directed. I use exactly as the bottle says and no issues, perfect tan each time. For the price (on sale) and the effectiveness of this product, I highly recommend and will continue to purchase.
I am literally so confused. I am a pretty seasoned self-tanner and wanted to try bondi sands as I heard it's one of the best there is! The first time I used this product was right out of the shower after I had exfoliated and moisturized (as this is how I used other self tanners). Of course it didn't stick to me at all and washed right off after the hour or so I left it on. Then, I read the instructions and realized I didn't really follow them. So I gave it a second try. I exfoliated and moisturized in the morning, and around 4 pm when my skin was completely dry and clean I spent near 45 minutes making sure it was applied perfectly. Waited about 2 hours as the instructions say, and it seemed like it clung to my skin much better, so I was excited to see the result. And I got in the shower to rinse, yes just with water. And everything came off completely again!!!! So frustrating for this 27 weeks pregnant woman who spent so much time applying the self tan (and we all know it's a lot of effort even not pregnant!). Really just genuinely confused and disappointed as to why it is not working for me.
Kash from Chicago
I am very pale and dont tan easily so i've been self tanning for a few years. This product is my holy grail. I get so many compliments on how natural my tan looks. I like how you can see where your applying the product& It is very scary looking at first because it has a green undertone to give you an olive tan. This one is a 1hr express tan and gives you a nice color even after just 1 hour but i like to keep it on for longer so it really melts into my skin. You wont regret trying this product!
Brittany from Undisclosed
Brought this to wear to a function as my local was out of the AERO, applied evenly , left on for 3 hours (recommended 2-3 hours for dark), had a shower and came out whiter then I started. Panicked, cried, didn't go to my ball. Worst tan I've ever used.
Rupa P. from Undisclosed
I love their self tanner. I can't handle coconut scent so I'm glad they offer it without. The color develops so nicely, never orange for me.
Kayla from Undisclosed
i left it on for 3 hours and there was no colour whatsoever, i looked the exact same, if not then more pale
Selfanie from Boise, I'd
I felt the need to leave a review for this one because so many people are downing on it but im obsessed with this. I use this product once a week. I leave it on for an hour and a half to two hours (if you know how to read instructions, 1 hour is the minimum but youll get better results if you leave it on longer) i rinse it off with just water and then take a real shower 6-8 hohrs later. If you actuay follow the instructions on thw bottle, this tan is amazing. Everyone always asks me how im so tan and theyre always so shocked when i tell them its a tanning foam.
meg from Undisclosed
Such a great product, easy to apply and the results are amazing. Gives my skin so much colour :)
Rochelle from Undisclosed
Love this product so much. I have olive skin and it definitely does the job!
Pixie S. from Undisclosed
First time using this product, at my winter palest to say the least. I've used many self tanners over the years. Color has absolutely no orange in it. The 1 hour express is not only super smooth foam that drys super fast and not sticky the smell is also great. Coconut and it never gets that strange smell of tanner. Slept with it on overnight. Thrilled to wake up tan. It is $30 in most stores, but well worth it. :sun_with_face:
Ebony from Undisclosed
After following instructions the tan washed almost completely off and what was left on was just streaks and orange. I have loved Bondi sands previously but my recent experiences have been awful.
Brittney H. from Undisclosed
Not as dark as I would have liked maybe I'll try 2 coats next time, the application was pretty flawless though just be sure to prep skin prior to application and moisturizer will be you best friend after to keep you tan glowing
Stephanie C. from Undisclosed
Rachel from Undisclosed
I am fair, fair/medium when I tan naturally (the darkest I think I get with spray tans and like tanning beds is NC35) but I have tried St Tropez, Among many other at home self tanners. This one is by far my favorite. It looks the most natural and it fades beautifully, whilst also giving me a significant tan. I left it on for only about 1 and a half to 2 hours and was thoroughly impressed! I am going to try leaving it on for 3 hours tonight after my shower, but this is bomb. I used the black tanning mit from Bondi Sands as well. My recommendation for the hands is to get all along your palms and in between your fingers and wash ONLY your hands after 15-20 mins (wash carefully, try not to wash past your wrists) and leave the rest on for the desired amount of time. The longer you leave it on, the darker your tan will be. I also LIGHTLY exfoliate every other day to ensure it fades evenly. This stuff is so bomb and it doesn't smell AT ALL. It's magic. I also love the whipped mousse texture.
Becky from Undisclosed
I always leave this on for several hours. I like this better than the regular foam.
Lj from Undisclosed
So sensitive to the scent of self tanners, that I gave up on them. And that bit lingering on bedding etc. I'm fair. I put this on for 50 mins. It dried quickly, almost too quick, you have to move fast or there's no glide. Washed it off after 50 mins, no smell, aside from the light coconut. Noticed a little bit. Did this in the afternoon. When I woke the next morning noticed a glow, subtle but natural looking. And on face. The tiniest smell of dha. Showered again, was gone. Even, no streaks. Will def be using this again soon, will try an hour and a half maybe. Recommend, esp if sensitive to the smells and love that I can shower after an hour.
Jennifer W. from Undisclosed
Lilli R. from Undisclosed
My favourite tan ever. I can wash it off after 4 hours and my sheets stay clean!
Kyra from Undisclosed
Let me start off by saying that this does work and it looks really nice. I left it on for an hour and 45 mins. After rinsing it off I literally had 0 color as if it completely washed off. I was so upset, told myself I would return it at the store the next day. Woke up in the morning and the color had developed. I'm writing this review because it doesn't seem to say anywhere that for some people it will take time to develop. So make sure you self tan the day before an event or whatever the case may be.
Ashley S. from Undisclosed
I love this tanner works as good as orange final foam but without the tanner smell which is amazing my husband appreciates that lol although I have found if you wear it overnight like the original phones. I think it gives a better tan than just leaving at the three hours.
Brianna from Undisclosed
It was so nice
Vic A. from Undisclosed
I love it better than the rest.
Leigh F. from Undisclosed
Not nearly as effective as the 6 hour version - I noticed my skin looked a tad darker after leaving this on for three hours. Honestly, just get the regular length version - it is WAY better and the difference between sleeping in the normal one overnight vs. leaving this on for 3+ hours I'd just opt for overnight. It is also a bit more streaky to apply the 1 hour version.
Hannah from Undisclosed
i'm so torn because the color is pretty HOWEVER even after i rinse it off it leaves stains on my clothes anytime i sweat. (see attached photos) i showered it off before going to my workout class and it turned the underarms tan but worst of all it leave a weird rainbow colorful stain. i guess it's probably fine if you aren't wearing white but if you are, skip this one.
Haley from Undisclosed
I exfoliated like no tomorrow and it still went on so splotchy like my skin was rubbing off