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Size 6.7 oz/ 200 mL · ITEM 2205565
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$25.00

I love the smell...I LOVE the scent...Good for Beginners...The smell is what really stands out to me it smells so fresh and clean which is so hard to find in any tanning product most have a coconut smell and kinda smell like self tanner but this one smells so fresh and clean with no tanner smell which I love since it is an everyday gradual tanner
What it is: An ultra-lightweight lotion that lets you gradually build a natural-looking, sunkissed glow every day—with a light and refreshing watermelon scent and up to 72 hours hydration.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Formulation: Lightweight Lotion

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 100% Naturally Derived DHA: Natural self-tanning active.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Infused with hyaluronic acid, this ultra-lightweight lotion absorbs instantly, deeply nourishes, and moisturizes skin for an even and streak-free glow. Re-apply daily, day or night, to build your desired depth of tan and lock in moisture.

Clinical Results: - 97% agree that the product gives a perfect-looking natural tan
- 94% agreed that this is the most hydrating tan they have ever used
ITEM 1795327
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$39.00

The mit is lovely...best self tan ever...Loved for a natural beginner tan...few weeks ago I got a spray tan at a local tanning salon and I ended up being too dark and orange for my liking so I hated it, I figured id give this a try and I LOVE this
What it is:
A skin care-infused version of tarte’s bestselling self-tanner with a custom application mitt.

What it is formulated to do:
Fake a just-back-from-vacation bronze with this updated, skin-loving version of tarte’s best-selling Brazilliance™ self-tanner. Infused with a powerful boost of natural exfoliators and moisturizers, it will give you a natural-looking, deep-toned tan in as little as four hours plus skin that feels sexy, smooth, and hydrated. The tinted bronze gel and new custom application mitt guarantee an even, streak-free tan, and the proprietary PUREshield™ scent-control technology ensures you’ll only see—not smell—your new glow. A skinvigorating™ new blend of squalane, aloe, and citric acid to help condition and promote surface exfoliation, prepping skin for each application so your lasting sunless tan fades gradually, evenly, naturally, and flawlessly over time.

This set contains:
- 5.5oz/ 162.6 mL Brazilliance Plus+ Self-Tanner
- Application mitt

What else you need to know:
This product is hypoallergenic, vegan, and dermatologist tested.

Research results:
In a consumer use study, upon application:
- 97% of participants reported no tell-tale after scent
- 94% of participants saw a visible improvement in skin’s moisture
- 100% of participants said they had a seamless, natural-looking tan after 4 hours
- 94% of participants saw a visible improvement in skin texture after 2 weeks of use

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When you spot our Clean seal, you can be sure we’ve checked that this brand’s product is made without the ingredients you told us you’d most like to avoid.

Clean at Sephora™ is formulated without:
Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban. All skincare, hair, and makeup brands with the Clean Seal have less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.
Size 1.01 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 2078319
COLOR: Light [ 2 more colors ]
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$29.00

Best for the face...Gets the job done...good for beginners...I asked for a sample of this, and I literally got 3 measly drops in the sample to try so I cant really give an honest review, I think I notice a difference, but Im trying to buy the item to better try it out but none of it is in stock
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive
What it is:
A bottle of custom-made self-tanning drops that allow you to control your glow.
Solutions for:
- Uneven skin tone
- Dryness
- Dullness and uneven texture
If you want to know more…
Married to your moisturizer but want that super-tanned glow, too? Simply add these color-correcting Self Tanning Drops to your moisturizer for a natural, sunkissed glow with no streaks, smells, or orange tones. Isle of Paradise has combined a color corrective approach with a tanning-know-how to bring you your best glow ever—whether that's for the beach or brunch. All drops combine organic tanning actives with avocado, chia seed, and coconut oils for a happy, hydrated glow.
The peach drops are formulated with Oxy Glow™ complex, which is clinically proven to brighten your skin, the green drops are formulated with Super Balance™ complex to reduce redness, calm the skin, and improve your karma, and the violet drops are formulated with Hyper Violet™ complex to reduce orange/sallow tones and raise your tanning game.
What else you need to know:

What else you need to know:
Isle of Paradise’s products are made with color-correcting technologies to help even out skin tone for the most real looking, natural tan ever. This product is cruelty-free, 100 percent vegan, organic, and made using certified organic ingredients, actives at low pH levels, non-sensitizing ingredients, hypoallergenic ingredients, and pure oils. It does not contain mineral oils, petrolatum, gluten, GMO, or toxins.
For a light tan: choose peach.
For a medium tan: choose green.
For a dark tan: choose violet.
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Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.
Size 4.3 oz/ 127 mL · ITEM 1695675
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$39.00

The mitt is soft...So easy to apply...Great for tanning beginners!...I love dark but I don't think I'd layer it again I don't wanna bring out any orange but maybe the day after or two or three it's been that long still dark I wanna add more cuz I love it my hairy legs felt smooth it was so moisturizing ... I will be getting the Sephora spray so I can get my back easier but ya great product you get what you pay for
What it is:
A quick-absorbing, super hydrating self-tanning body oil infused with 100 percent pure argan oil, coconut water, and aloe.

If you want to know more…
Drench your skin in liquid gold with Josie's ultra-hydrating self-tanning oil. 100 percent pure argan oil nourishes skin while natural DHA safely builds a natural-looking bronzed glow that lasts. Caramel-colored tracker gives skin an instant hint of warmth and develops into a medium tan after four to eight hours. Hydrating coconut water and soothing aloe juice nourish, smooth, and revitalize skin while the subtle, natural scent awakens the senses for skin that looks, feels, and smells like paradise. Each bottle comes with a plush mitt to ensure streak-free, blissful application.

What else you need to know:
This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, GMO-free, synthetic-fragrance-free, and formaldehyde-free.

Research results:
In a consumer study:
- 100% of women said the product dried quickly
- 100% of women said the product did not leave an unnatural, orange color
- 98% of women said their skin feels moisturized, nourished, and hydrated
- 98% of women said the product creates a healthy, natural-looking glow
- 93% of women said the product improved the look of skin texture
- 93% of women said their skin felt hydrated after 24 hours
- 88% agree the product was not streaky
- 88% agree the product left no after-scent

Clean at Sephora
Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.
Size 4.4 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 75663
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$40.00

has a nice scent...The smell is fine...But seriously, this is great for beginner self-tanners....I like this self tanner for a few reasons: Color shows within hours Natural color Stays on for about 2-3 days before needing to reapply You can put it on your face without the risk of breakouts I do wish the smell was better, but it's not horrible
What it is:
A self-tanning gel to bring out healthy color in the skin.

What it is formulated to do:
This lightweight and non-oily gel promotes a natural, golden tan for face and body without sun exposure. It's instantly absorbed, so there's no need to wait before dressing, with results in just two hours. Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel is ideal for those who wish to maintain a year-round tanned appearance.
Size 6.76 oz/ 200 mL · ITEM 2078376
COLOR: Light [ 2 more colors ]
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$28.00

I loved the green...So easy and light...good tan for beginners!...I was looking forward to getting this product...it does have an after odour which I'm not a fan of took some getting use to ... I usually put this on in the evening but just know that if it's a hot day out it's going to come off or melt off otherwise colour is nice I'm sorta stuck in the middle w this one
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A self-tanning water with color-correcting actives and either a peach (light), green (medium), or violet (dark) base for a natural-looking, bronzed glow with no streaks, smells, or orange tones.

Solutions for:
- Uneven skin tone
- Dryness
- Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
The Isle of Paradise has combined a color corrective approach with their tanning know-how to bring you your best glow ever—whether that’s for the beach or brunch. Organic tanning actives combine with avocado, chia seed, and coconut oils for a happy, hydrated glow.

The peach water is formulated with Oxy Glow™ complex, which is clinically proven to brighten your skin, the green water is formulated with Super Balance™ complex to reduce redness, calm the skin, and improve your karma, and the violet water is formulated with Hyper Violet™ complex to reduce orange/sallow tones and raise your tanning game.

What else you need to know:
What else you need to know:
Isle of Paradise’s products are made with color-correcting technologies to help even out skin tone for the most real looking, natural tan ever. This product is cruelty-free, 100 percent vegan, organic, and made using certified organic ingredients, actives at low pH levels, non-sensitizing ingredients, hypoallergenic ingredients, and pure oils. It does not contain mineral oils, petrolatum, gluten, GMO, or toxins.

Clean at Sephora
Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.
Size 4 oz/ 118 mL · ITEM 1809516
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$32.00

I love the color...Has a nice smell...It has a color guide which is perfect for beginners or just for seeing where you have applied the product....Even though it fades so bad I continue to repurchase this product because I love the color and can't find one that looks better if I need a tan for a certain outfit or event
What it is:
A lightweight, easy-to-apply classic mousse that dries quickly with no self tan smell and an even fade.

What it is formulated to do:
For an iconic, natural, and healthy-looking tan, this newly formulated, lightweight classic mousse tailors to your individual skin tone, for that longest-lasting tan in one application. It’s streak-free, easy to apply, quick-drying, non-sticky with no transfer, and ultra-hydrating. Plus, it has no self tan smell, yet features a new mood-boosting fragrance.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product contains a 100 percent natural DHA and is clinically proven to moisturize for up to 24 hours.
Size 6.7 oz/ 200 mL · ITEM 2345882
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$42.00

I love this mist...It's easy to use...The good news, this should be okay for beginners because of how subtle it is....I received this complimentary in an Influenster box, I love the small, easy and even tan without streaking but the tan does not last long, maybe a day and I have to spray many times for a darker tan
What it is: A lightweight and easy-to-use clear self-tanner with vitamin C and D boosters for a supercharged, sun-kissed glow and instant feel-good result.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 100% Vegan and Natural Tanning Active: Customizable tanning agent that fades evenly.
- Vitamin C and D Boosters: Brighten skin, protect against environmental stressors, and mimic the effects of sunshine without harmful UV rays.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Provides up to 24 hours of hydration.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, comes in recyclable packaging, and is reef safe.

What Else You Need to Know: Get a vitamin-enriched, easy-to-apply golden glow with St. Tropez’s Self Tan Purity Vitamins Water Body Spray. It’s infused with 95 percent natural skincare ingredients, hydrating hyaluronic acid, refreshing green mandarin water, and vitamin C and D boosters to mimic the effects of the sun—without the damage.
Size 1.69 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 2012318
COLOR: Medium/Dark [ 1 more colors ]
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$59.00

I really like it...I am so impressed...However, using this made me comfortable with using self tanners as it's very easy to apply and not too dark if you mess up, so I think it's a great start for beginners....I get so many compliments on how tan I'm and when I tell people it's a product (I'm not baking in a tanning bed or traveling a ton) they are shocked
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A firming tan concentrate that provides a customized glow.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Loss of firmness and elasticity

If you want to know more…
This quick and easy self tan concentrate works with any moisturiser or body butter to create a natural looking, hydrated, and golden tan. Formulated with naturally derived raspberry seed oil, vitamin E, and aloe vera, it provides all day hydration. Cellutone Complex helps to firm look of skin and reduce appearance of cellulite.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates
Size 5 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 1302629
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$19.00

I like the smell...It looks so good...If you're a beginner I don't think this is as easy as people say....Until this product I had not found anything that left a natural looking tan and glow (without spending a fortune) outside of using a tanning bed a few times a week and now a tanning bed wasn't an option
What it is:
A tinted bronzing mist for fast, easy application.

What it is formulated to do:
This mist gives you a gorgeous, natural-looking tan effect without streaking—year-round and without exposure to harmful UV rays. Its light tint bronzes the skin instantly, showing you exactly where you have applied it.

Ingredient Callouts:
This product is free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates and is also vegan.What else you need to know:
This product is enriched with glycerin to moisturize the skin and is tested under dermatological control. It is not tested on animals.

Ingredient Note:
All Sephora Collection products comply with the most rigorous international laws on product safety—going beyond satisfying European and US Cosmetics regulations. They also satisfy the strictest internal requirements of development, quality, traceability, and safety, and lead by example with a Restricted Substance List that excludes more than 1,400 substances.
ITEM 1940063
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$39.00

That's a big deal...In love with this...If you're pale or a beginner, JUST DON'T...When I saw that Tarte came out with this, I bought it, but the pump was malfunctioning to the point I couldn't use it, so I returned it and went back to LT. I kept this in my mind for some reason and I'm SO happy I ended up repurchasing
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A self-tanning mousse for an immediate, natural-looking dark bronze that develops into an ultra-deep tan in as little as two hours.

If you want to know more…
Perfect for all skin tones, this self-tanner foams into lightweight, fuss-free mousse for your deepest, darkest tan. The easy-to-use formula brings the best of tarte’s iconic self-tanners and body bronzers together for a healthy-looking tan on demand with a deep bronze indicator to see the color go on seamlessly. Blend it out using the mess-free mitt and wait two hours for your darkest tan to develop—then, you can shower away and the color stays put. PUREshield™ scent control technology ensures there’s no unpleasant self-tanner smell, as the oil-free formula feeds your skin with conditioners, antioxidants, and replenishing fatty acids.

This set contains:
- 5 oz/ 150 mL Glow with the Faux Foaming Self-Tanner
- Mitt

What else you need to know:
This product is vegan, hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, and free of oil, fragrance, and alcohol.

Clean at Sephora
When you spot our Clean seal, you can be sure we’ve checked that this brand’s product is made without the ingredients you told us you’d most like to avoid.

Clean at Sephora™ is formulated without:
Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban. All skincare, hair, and makeup brands with the Clean Seal have less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.
Size 6.76 oz/ 200 mL · ITEM 2012250
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$36.00

This is the best...So soo sooo good...From a Self-Tanning Beginner's Perspective...I've a lot of 1/2 used bottles of other self-tanners that I never finished using because they either smelled too strong, made me look more orange than bronze, or would leave streaks around my ankles, wrists, or fingers if I mistakenly didn't blend them in well enough
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A quick-drying gradual tan that moisturizes for a streakless glow.

Solutions for:
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Dryness
- Loss of firmness and elasticity

If you want to know more…
This gradual tanner contains Cellutone Complex to firm skin and reduce appearance of cellulite. It is infused with raspberry seed oil, vitamin E, and aloe vera to keep skin ultra-soft and golden for a rich, super luxurious texture.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates
Size 6.7 oz/ 200 mL · ITEM 1635564
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$44.00

Very easy to use...So easy to apply...Right now I use it once a week but it's nice that if I miss doing it and the weekend comes I can always use it right before I go it and you literally have a tan in an hour...I hate having self tanner on or sleeping in it, so I like that I can leave this on for a couple hours and wash it off much quicker than other tanners
What it is:
A lightweight mousse that allows you to choose your tan, from a light glow to a deep dark tan.

What it is formulated to do:
Control the depth of your tan with St. Tropez’s most advanced formula yet for a natural, healthy-looking tan that lasts for days. Wait just one hour before showering for a light sunkissed glow, two hours for a medium golden tan, or leave on for up to three hours for a deeper, darker bronze, to suit your skin tone. It’s streak-free, easy to apply, quick-drying, non-sticky with no transfer, and ultra-hydrating. Plus, it has no self tan smell, yet features a new mood-boosting fragrance.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product contains a 100 percent natural DHA.

This product is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner and Allure Breakthrough winner.