Rated 4.38 out of 5 stars
I have finally found the perfect self tanner! I am very pale and I mostly burn in the summer and then turn right back to pale so finding this natural looking self-tanner was a game changer for summer and special events. I get compliments on my glowing skin every time I use this product. I have tried other self-tanner products such as Fake Bake, Vita Liberata and St.Tropez but this one stands out as a clear winner.
The mousse applies dark so you can see if/where you missed spots and even it out. I was alarmed the first time I used it because when you apply it can give the illusion that it will be streaky and very dark but DON'T WORRY! Once you shower it leaves behind a perfect natural, streak free tan. I use a makeup brush to apply to my hands, feet and face since it can be tricky to get an even application with the mit in those areas. I have very sensitive skin and this product does not irritate or break my face out at all.
As long as you exfoliate ahead of time and moisturize regularly once applied, the tan will last up to a week. Unlike other self-tanners I have tried, this one also holds up really well in the pool/ocean as well for those of you using this for a vacation. Give it a shot, you won't regret it!!
I have tried many self tanners from all different price points and this has got to be the WORST one I've ever tried. I put this on and at first was really impressed with the Loving Tan application mitt and how decent this product smelled. It doesn't have that nasty fake tanner smell right off the bat. However, when I rinsed this off I noticed the tan came out way more orange than I'm used to. My own mom even pointed at my legs and said "You look really orange." The color isn't the worst thing about this product. It's true that over time it develops into a deeper color, which it did. But throughout the day I noticed lines on my legs getting darker and darker. It almost looks as if someone had stenciled this fake tan on my legs and left white stripes!! Not only that but it's now day 2 with it on and it's coming off in little patches EVERYWHERE. My skin is properly moisturized and exfoliated. There is NO EXCUSE for this to be happening on day 2 but I'm almost glad it is so I can wash this horrible fake tanner off quicker.
DO NOT believe the Instagram or Youtube hype. Save your money.
Samantha from Ames, IA
I used to swear by this brand and recommend it to everyone. I dont self tan often so I have a few bottles that are older and I recently ran out. After using this new bottle I isntantky knew soenthing was different. There is no green undertone at all. Im fair skinned and have always loved the green undertone because I used to get so dark and no one could tell it was a fake tan. The new bottle I just bought made me SO ORANGE. It also faded right away and didnt become a gradually darker tan the next day like the old formula :( unfortunately loving tan has become just like any other brand for me so I will be returning and opting for something cheaper if I'm just gonna end up orange either way
Gretel from Miami
Fake advertisement!! If you wash off this product after 2 hours it will all come off. I followed the instructions and after the 2 hours I showered and i ended up with the exact same shade as before the tanner
Alex from Texas
Im not sure why everyone loves this.
It takes alot of blending, doesnt get that dark and comes off so weird and patchy almost looks like freckles.
The only good thing is it does dry fast and doesn't stink.
CP from Lincolnton NC
Ive given this product two chances and it all comes off no matter how long you wait! Waste of money.
b from los angeles ca
this product works great if I sleep in it over-night. anytime I've tried to use it for a 2 hour tan it literally doesnt work at all.
Cassie from Florida
You should have seen how excited I was when I saw the color developing the first application I was a bronzed goddess . Slept in it OVERNIGHT .. rinsed in the morning and it literally all came off . It does not stay bronze .
Denverite from Denver, CO
I had high hopes for this tanner, but after waiting two hours the entire tan just washed off in the shower. What's even worse is the self tanning smell remained.
I'm still quite pale but smell terrible.. will not be buying this again.
K from Philadelphia, PA
I love this stuff, but was ready to give up on it after it didn't feel like my tan was "sticking" after awhile. Wait 12-24 hours AFTER exfoliating to apply. Apply two layers!
A from Florida
Dont be fooled by less expensive products claiming to give the same reaukts as LT! Im a long-time selftan user and this is my Holy Grail. Like any tanning product, you have to properly prep your skin prior to application, which means start exfoliating two days prior, and the day of, shave before application and hydrate your skin before applying. Also, use a mitt to apply to body and a blending brush to apply to face and hands. This product has a dark guide, making it easier to apply evenly and it blends very well. It dries quickly and, after allowing it to sit on the skin for the recommended two hours, simply rinse (do not wash it off your skin!) and the color finishes developing over the next 6 to 8 hours. It is a bit sticky and there may be some transfer if you don't rinse completely. However, the payout is beautiful: a dark, even tan that lasts for five days at a minimum (though it does fade more quickly from areas washed more frequently like face and hands). It fades quite evenly and looks natural, no orange tone. For reference, I have fair skin, and this usually gets me three levels darker.
Liz from Florida
When I first put on this product, it looked really dark and I was excited. I read some of the reviews that said to wait longer than two hours to wash off, so I waited four hours. After showering the dark tint came off and I was left looking like I did before I put the product on. I will be going back to using St. Tropez.
Maddie from New jersey
This is probably still my favorite self tanner, but I am giving it four stars because it transfers VERY badly and takes a very long time to dry/ never fully dries at all. Other than that, it lasts a long time and the color is great. I leave this on overnight.
Amanda from Miami, FL
I LOVE the the tan from this product but only if it lasted! Get one drop of water on you and your tan is ruined. Take a shower and it all comes off. I've waited a whole day before showering and it doesnt matter, all of it washes off. Considering how expense this product is, the tan should last. I will no longer be purchasing this waste of a product.
Danielle from Camillus NY
I purchased this after reading so many great reviews. I used a cheaper brand before and recently in store I was convinced to try this product. Well it doesn't work at all. The foam comes out dark and applies like it's going to be a fantastically dark color, however, after you rinse the color is totally gone. I've tried to use it twice now and have received no color after rinsing it off. Will definitely be returning.
Nicole from Atlanta, GA
I went each week to get a spray tan at a local salon and it cost me over $100 a month just to stay tan each week. My friend recommended this, and I tried it last weekend for a birthday pool party and was amazed at how good the coverage was and how beautiful the tan was when it came in. I use the Australian Gold Bronzing Intensifier Dry Oil Spray to enrich the tan and I am so happy with the results!
Philboy from San Francisco
I have been using this for years. I put it on with gloves on. It goes on without streaks and leaves the most natural tan. Not orange but tan and even. My favorite. Worth the price.
Amber from State College, pa
This goes on so weird!! Its splotchy and uneven. It doesn't adhere to certain areas. Its just weird. Ive used it three times to try and figure it out but it just doesnt work. I will be throwing this out.
Darian from Oklahoma
Defintely obsessed with this tanner. Im extremely white and do not want to use a tanning bed. Also dont want to blind people with my white legs. This tanner blends good and looks amazing. Takes about 2 hours for a really good tone. Defintely recommend.
Smom3 from Georgia
Decided to try this instead of St. Tropez just to see if i liked it better. It was such a waste of time. First of all, it DOES NOT spread out. I had to buff as hard as i could to get it somewhat smooth and it was still splotchy. I kept thinking i had missed the memo that maybe this was a 2 step deal and i had only gotten "step 2" and surely "step 1" was a heavy moisturizer to help this stuff spread out!! Second, after leaving it on much longer than 2 hours, once i took a shower, every bit of tan was gone. Save yourself the hassle of having to exchange this for St. tropez.
Sydney from Nebraska
This tanner does not spread well. It goes on almost dry and is really hard to make even. I waited 3 hours because it says it works in 2 hours.. I got out of the shower after only rinsing my body (did not use soap) and the tan is completely gone.. I'm the same color I was before the tan. Would not waste your money go buy St. Tropez instead.
Ehildy from Cincinnati
I habe tried this twice and let it develop 2-3 hours each time and both times all of the color has washed right off. You can barely tell there's a tan.
Abbey from Oxford, Ms
It wasn't as dark as I wanted it. The color before you wash it off is beautiful and it dries fast. However once you rinse it off it's not dark at all. The color wouldn't grasp to my skin. Going with the Ultra Dark next time
Jamie from Lincoln NE
This is the only self tanning product I buy! Love it!
Em from Detroit Mi
If you wash this off after 2 hours you will be the same exact shade as you were when you started. Going to give it another chance leaving on overnight but i am so disappointed
Kat from Texas
I've loved Loving Tan for years but no more. The tan doesn't stay for more than a few days, it leaves an alligator like look as it's wearing off and now I'm allergic to the formula. I thought it was my imagination but tried my first bottle of the summer and it happened again. It creates a deep itch under my skin and doesn't go away for days. It's almost unbearable.
Taylor from Phoenix
I know it's not their fault I have sensitive skin but this tanner has never caused this issue until now. I have a crazy rash on my hands and around the armpit area. Also it's very much a magenta tone which can leave you looking orangey.