Rated 4.48 out of 5 stars
This was my first experience with tanning mousse, and I was so nervous about turning orange or getting super streaky. I got a cheap application mitt to help, and started with some inconspicuous areas: a patch on my arm so I could show pictures for this review, and my entire torso, since it's covered by clothes in case something went wrong.
I am pleased to say that I had no problems whatsoever! The mouse went on so smoothly, and a couple of pumps went further than I had expected. I think I used about three pumps to do my whole torso, front and back. The mitt was super helpful, as was the fact that the mousse is tinted, so I could clearly see where I had put it and where it needed to be spread out a little more.
The color was really nice. I have pink undertones, so this color at times seemed to be a TINY bit on the warm side, but it still looked natural and not at all orange. I really loved the color before washing the mousse off (which I did after four hours, per the instructions); after washing off the mousse, it wasn't quite as dark as I would have liked - I would say it only darkened my skin by about one shade. It's perfect if you're looking for just a kiss of color - for me, next time, I'll buy the deeper shade (this was the medium shade).
The smell of this stuff is really pleasant, not at all like the old tanning lotions. It does leave a tiny bit of a sticky-ish feeling on your skin- enough that I noticed it when putting on clothes, but not enough to bother me after a couple minutes. I purposely wore white underwear so I could see if any color transferred to them, which some did, but it came completely off in the wash with no special scrubbing required.
The color lasted about four days (showering once a day) before I could no longer see the patch on my arm. It was a very gradual, even fade.
Overall, I can definitely recommend this product. I plan to use it on my whole body next, and I am confident I will (1) be able to apply it easily, and (2) love the outcome. I do plan to put some regular lotion on my knees and elbows before applying this stuff, so the color doesn't get too concentrated in those places. Maybe my ankles, too.
Honestly, there's nothing I like about this tanner. I am a very pale, very seasoned self tan user. While I have my holy grails and favs I still like to try new stuff, this being one of them.
For starters, a sensory nightmare. You will stay sticky the entire time you have it on. If you touch your skin the bronzer will come off. If you put on clothes it will come off. If you even THINK about a shower, it will come off. And if that doesnt dissuede you: This is incredibly stinky with very little color payoff. Dark tans contain more DHA (the stinky chemical), and thats simply the nature of the product. I dont mind smelling like a bag of burnt biscuits for a day if I have a gorgeous tan to accompany it. This just isnt it. The first time I used it it was only for 4 hours, so I figured it just needed more time. The second time I tried I did it overnight and got the same results. Like I said: I am alabaster milk wonder bread snow white pale. After using this I am still pale but now with yellow elbows. And I smell. This will NOT continue to develop after rinsing. Will absolutely be returning, unfortunately.
Linda from Allen park, mi
I read reviews and went for it. The color is great but it took forever to dry ans was so sticky the entire time.
Haedyn from Spokane, WA
This moose is the best moose i've ever tried!! it goes on super easy and leaves your skin so soft and with no lines or streaks!! it also smells AMAZING 🤩
aly from Huntsville, AL
Ive been using this for years and it is the best.
TanMama2023 from Houston, TX
Im a redhead with pink undertones and this color was amazing! I wore for 2 hours then rinsed. I could've gone for 3 hours but I'd never used it before so i didnt want to look crazy.
Emma from Grand Rapids, Michigan
For someone who is a very pale person, i bought the medium tan and at first when i applied it, i looked so tan. When i rinsed it off as the directions called for, the entire tan came off and there was absolutely no difference in my original skin tone. I dont know how the medium shade did absolutely nothing when i had it on for the period of time suggested, especially because i am extremely pale. Would never buy again.
April from Texas
I have tried many self tanners and they would all fail in some way . But this one was amazing I use it all the time no streaks no orange best ever
Elizabeth from CA
So sticky and awful. I'm glad Ulta let me return it. I usually buy two different drugstore brands and I've never had this problem. I decided to spend more on this, and it's much worse. I put it on dry, clean skin, and hours later it hasn't dried. I had to wash it off of my arms because every time I bend my elbows my skin would stick together and it was starting to give me a rash. Just awful
~Oreo~ from California
I have WARM UNDERTONES, if you're completely different than me, I don't this'll be the one for you. Somehow it looked good in person but orange on camera? Friends were telling me that my tan looked great! When I told them it was fake tan, they said it was super convincing! But for me personally, I know it's not what my skin looks like when I tan naturally in sunlight. Problem; even after an hour (nice, faint glow), two hours, three, four hours (pictured) of applying, feels sticky, I wouldn't be able to sleep in this AT ALL. After an hour is when ~Le Biscuit Smell~ happened. It's inevitable no matter how good the product smells fresh out the bottle :/ . I personally don't mind it. The day after rinsing off, I used a body wash that was strawberry-vanilla scented. Somehow that neutralized the scent perfectly. It's VITAL to exfoliate and shave the day before. I saw no difference in how tan it was 4 hours vs 6 hours. Remember that after you wash it off, it still takes about 10 hours for the actual tan to develop! And remember to moisturize every day. It fades really evenly, too.
KB from Detroit, MI
fw from washington state
I'm a big fan of their self tan water and will buy that next time. As for the color love it but way way too sticky.
Jules from Lafayette, LA
I wanted to love this, but it is SO sticky after you apply. I barely wanted to move because it felt like I had to peel apart my skin any time I touched. The color also transferred all over my clothes. I have used many different tanners and never had I felt a sticky feeling after or had to worry about the color transferring to my clothes!
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Jen from Louisiana
I wanted to love this, but I don't. I will say that the color it gives is really nice (i bought the dark) but it fades so unevenly! I'm so embarrassed at how my hands look right now. I think the best thing about this product is how well it blended onto my face. I'll probably switch back to my bondi and b tan for my hody, but keep this one for the face. It's really not awful, but it's not great! I'm stuck in the middle. I will probably give it one more shot
Marie99 from Albuquerque, NM
I have used St. Tropez since I was 15 and let me just say, I don't think I'll get it again! This is half the price, and it has much better color quality. It glides on effortlessly, and I love that it is buildable without feeling like I have a lot of self tanner on. It also doesn't wash off completely in the shower which I appreciate. 10/10! I cannot say enough good things.
Laura from Boston
This is the worst tan I've ever used the formula is so wet it's so difficult to blend in and stays sticky on your skin hours after you apply it the colour is also non existent once you wash the guide colour off. -10000/10
freshfavedover40 from El Paso
Are you tired of spending hours at the beach or pool trying to get that perfect tan? Introducing the Tanologist Express Tan Mousse - the ultimate solution to achieving a gorgeous golden tan in minutes. This tinted self tan mousse is designed to give you a natural-looking, streak-free tan every time without any orange streaks. Plus, it's easy to apply and dries quickly for maximum convenience.
SskenaF from Portland
This has to be one of my all-time favorite self tanners! It's super easy to apply with zero mess. I look like a beautiful beach bronze goddess that just came from the shores of a luxury resort after applying this incredible self tanner. Gifted by tanologist.
Darriona from MD
Gifted by Tanologist. I really enjoyed this self Tanner. It was so easy to use with the mit and the color came out so even giving me an amazing glow. This is a great affordable option and it came out so natural for the it to be so cheap yet high quality
Mybeauty_flake from Beachwood
Gifted by the brand.It smells amazing and washes off on clothing. This was my first time using it and it was so easy. The shade was a perfect color on my skin. I never have streaks or orange spots. I will be using it again
Stacey from United States
This was gifted to me by Tanologist. I haven't used a ton of self tanners, but this is stickier than the ones I've used before. I do like how affordable it is, though and the packaging is cute! I got the medium shade and it's definitely a more subtle tan on my fair skin.
Bree from Michigan
This is a good self tanner. I have had the clear foam tanner from this brand and have ended with very splotchy weird tan. I like this this has a built in guide and the mit makes it much easier to apply. Definitely takes a few layers to get the desired color and perfect non splotchy look but still good. Gifted by tanologist
Bailee from Fort Wayne, IN
As someone who does take tanning a lot, tanologist is one that I go back to a lot. I don't have an olive skintone so the color works well for me and the color payoff is so good with the dark . Gifted by Tanologist
Sarahi from El Paso, TX
I don't self tan often so you can say I am a beginner when it comes to this. All I know is that you shouldn't apply tan in the dark shaded areas like knees and ankles. So I kept that in mind when applying this tanner I was gifted by Tanologist Tan. Not only is this a nice mousse consistency that blends into the skin so effortlessly without any streaks but the color intensity was perfect for me. It applied so easily with the mitt which is not expensive either. I feel that all tanners are slightly orangey which I don't mind. This one does look a bit orangey but also bronzey which is the point. I did only one layer because like I said don't do it often and that was just enough color to where I could see a noticeable difference. After showering it still looked the same color but more natural and not intense so I think Medium is a good tone for light skin girls who don't want to look too tanned, especially with just one application! Oh and the scent is so lovely, I definitely like it. The price qnd the quality are fantastic! For reference I have light skin with yellow tones and my legs are the most pale so I focused the tanner on my legs.
Veronica from CO
This is a great sunless tanner for the price. The color that developed is pretty natural and doesn't take loads of time. The guide is really helpful but not so dark that it looks ridiculous. It does have the sunless tanner smell until you wash it off. It also stays pretty sticky for the first two hours. It's lasting a decently long time. I think I'm on day 5 and it still looks good. Gifted by Tanologist.
Jona from Boca Raton
This is a great tanning products. It gives me a nice looking tan in minutes. I apply it in sweeping motions and leave it on for one hour before showering. It will give a darker tan if you leave it on much longer. Complimentary from Tanologist