Rated 4.11 out of 5 stars
I have never been a fan of self tanners until this product. I have tried express tanners, gradual tanners, mousses, lotions, foams, you get the idea. I just didn't like the process of using a mitt, waiting for them to dry, splotchy dry patches, the smell, etc. The problem was I do love the look of having color to my skin in the spring and summer. Enter this game changer. This is like no product I have ever used. It is very thin consistency, almost liquidy and you apply it after you shower in place of or before your regular body lotion. I find it to be so moisturizing I just use it in place of my moisturizer. It is so easy to apply, sinks right into the skin so you don't need to wait to apply clothes, and leaves no weird smell AT ALL. I find it gives the most natural tan color I have seen and develops FAST. I only use it a few times a week as it doesn't fade quickly on me either. I do not use it on my face because I use retinol and lactic acids and they would just take it right off so I can't speak to the face but for the body it is the best I have found. Definitely my HG self tanner!
I LOVE this self-tanner, and I am an expert in the subject. The color is subtle and natural, but not too light. There is no color-guide which I love. The smell is less offensive than others (I haven't found a single self tanner that doesn't produce even a little smell). The consistency is beautiful as well, most self-tanning lotions are extremely thick and take a while to dry, this formula is nice and thin. HOWEVER, I do not know that I will be able to continue using, as sadly it seems it though this clogs my pores more than other formulas (which I am surprised by). The tan fades beautifully and evenly, therefore, I thought it'd be fine to let the tan fade on its own without scrubbing it off after a week, however it seems that If I do not exfoliate by day 7, it starts to settle into pores and giving me breakouts on my back and chest.
Sherry from WA
As other reviewers have said, this "lotion" is very thin and runny. My skin did not feel like I'd used any lotion at all. Using it only once, I can't comment on how well it tans. I returned it and continue to use my favorite self-tanner Isle of Parad
Terri from Virginia Beach , Virginia
I just received my lotion yesterday with high hopes. I'm going to say it's horrible but I will say it's as thin as water and when applying I lost half the bottle . Also had that tanning odor . The color is great . I'm on the fence if I will buy again.
Wendy from Detroit, MI
I have bought this product in the past and liked it. I bought it again recently and it is the consistency of water. It wont stay in your hand to apply it.
Emma from Salt Lake City, UT
My mom bought this and I was skeptical but after a week in the sun I was sad I was still super light I decided to give it a go and WOW! After only 2 hours I had a nice glow. I've used lots of self tanners & this is by far the best gradual I've tried!
Sammie_B from Wheeling, IL
Firstly, this product deserves better recognition. What I love about this product personally:
1. Its runny which is great because it can spread easily and covers alot of ground.
2. Minimal "self-tan" scent.
3. Dries quick once all is applied.
4. Color develops an hour or so later
5. No transfer.
6. No streaks because its a runny consistency.
7. The color itself is SO natural this makes you look like you actually laid out in the sun, personally its not orange for me.
8. It lasts! I dont need to apply another layer maybe for like 3 days. It stays on.
So, in conclusion for all these reason's listed is why im on my 3rd purchase of this amazing product! Dont sleep on this!
annabanana from Washington
Let me de-influence you. You don't need this. It's watery and messy. It left streaks because I didn't blend it in well enough. It smells heavily like self tanner. It inflamed my eczema. There's nothing special about it to set it apart from alternative options. I also tried "the butter" which was a bit better than this one. I'm looking for something more convenient to use with a lighter smell.
Donna from Wausau
love the lightness of this! non tacky! however, it is like a straight up liquid. So im not sure if I got a faulty bottle or if this is how its supposed to be. Will be checking out the other bottles on the shelf and exchanging if need be.
momtootwo from Hemet Ca
this has worked alot better than thought. I expected to turn orange and i didnt it gradually made me tanner and works great. this is a good product and works nicly leaving a nice tan in its place. works great
Dee from San Ramon Ca
I really like this lotion. It is moisturizing without being greasy or streaky. The scent is nice too. The tan looks natural and the bottle lasts me the whole summer.
AdventuresinPDX from Portland,OR
I have never used a tanning lotion before, out of fear that it would create an unnatural looking tan. I was so impressed by the Gradual. I applied the lotion and within a couple of hours I noticed a big difference. The tan on my legs was golden and absolutely beautiful. I did not have any streaks left behind and the tans color was the perfect light brown.I was impressed with how long the tan lasted as well. It did not fade for at least a week and when it did there were no obvious marks left behind, and I could simply reapply.
Mommafrogg from West Helena
I absolutely love this lotion. I use self tanner and then I will use this lotion everyday after I do it and it helps keep it even and makes it last so much longer. This lotion easily makes my self tanner last twice as long.
Hbpyall1 from Coats NC
I really like the fact that this is an easy to apply (with a glove) liquid that goes on smooth and really does GRADUALLY make you darker over time! The packaging is high end looking and it doesn't have a ridiculous smell!
Krollings from SC
This self tanning lotion is really great. It goes on easily and does not leave any streaks. My skin is so silky and smooth after using this product. The color that it leaves is a very pretty and builds on itself beautifully.
bowens26 from Seneca, South Carolina
I got this self-tanner because I liked the thought of a gradual tan, that way if I did it wrong, it wouldn't be as noticeable. It unfortunately was, however. I had streaks and spots of darker tan where I applied it incorrectly - and I think that it's due to the texture of this self-tanner, which is thinner than expected. I do really like the color it gave, though, not orange and pretty natural looking. Next time, I'll apply with a mitt to see if that changes anything!
Emoo from undisclosed
I was skeptical about this product because I'm so pale, but it gradually gave me a natural looking tan that I loved!!! This is better than any other self tanning lotions I've tried and looks much more natural
Smb031 from undisclosed
The gradual self tanning lotion made by Tan-Luxe is amazing. It's easy to apply, lightweight and will have your skin glowing. Within 24 hours I could tell my skin was darker. I've been using it for about a month and I can tell a big difference. It gives off a natural tan look.
The first man ever from undisclosed
This stuff works great and it smells wonderful. You can really see the difference when you use this stuff. It makes you gradually tanner just like it says! Unbelievable what they can come up with these
sammy from dripping spring
I have very light skin so I feel the for most tanning products I have to go darker in order to avoid looking orange. This product was a decent color but I really didn't enjoy the fact that you have to use it so often to see results and that it gets on your clothes
Sndk from California
This lotion works really well. It works better than I expected, I figured it would be more gradual. However it is pretty dark. But the color is so nice and natural. I use it once a week to keep my color up.
Birdlegs2 from Sweetwater tn
I am always skeptical when trying new tanning products and I honestly was very pleasantly surprised with this. It was super simple to apply and I didn't get a sticky tacky feeling afterwards. It really does produce a gradual tan that looks natural.
Sandra from Las Vegas
I did not notice any difference with this product. I will be returning it to try to a different one.
krisyx0928 from medina ohio
this product is ok, i wouldnt call it a slam dunk or my favorite, it does exactly what its called, it gradually tans, for those who dont like to tan quickly than its a homerun for you! has a nice smell and good texture.
Hbartley from undisclosed
I've never heard of this brand, so I'm always iffy trying a new product I've never heard of. Upon using it, the lotion is pretty good and thick, wasn't runny at all, so it didn't streak and it rubbed in really well. I used my hands and washed just as it stated to. I waited 1-2 hours as it said on directions but didn't notice any change. The next morning I woke up though to such a nice subtle tint on my skin. I continued to use it and my skin was such a pretty natural looking color. I recommend this to use for a quick color. It lasted a couple days, and it's a quick fix for a nice glow. The more you use daily, it gives a nice natural look. The only issue I had was the insides of my hands turning color, but it wasn't too bad. It wouldn't stop be from using it. I really like this product!
Kat93 from South Carolina
Be patient and give it a couple days for results. It lives up to its name, Gradual. Do not use this on the face as they make drops for that. I used this for 2 weeks before I hit a good tan. You won't get a dark tan from this stuff but it will help keep your tan from becoming uneven if you're unable to hit up the tanning salon.
Kyko26 from Salt Lake City
This Gradual tanning lotion is so simple and easy to use. As someone who is intimidated by tanning products, I was pleasantly surprised how well this went on and how great it worked. I would definitely recommend this product.