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Size 6.7 oz/ 200 mL · ITEM 2205565
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$25.00

I LOVE the scent...I love the smell...It is very beginner friendly!...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
Size 6.76 oz/ 200 mL · ITEM 2436012
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$25.00

I will buy again...It comes out great...Very beginner friendly!...Last year I got the butter from QVC in a special they had and was so bummed when I ran out and couldn't find it anywhere, when I saw this a few weeks ago I immediately bought 2 because it's the best
What it is: An ultra-hydrating gradual self-tanning body butter with color-correcting benefits to even tone while leaving skin with an instant illuminated finish.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, Uneven texture

Formulation: Rich Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Avocado Oil: High in vitamins A and C to improve the appearance of skin elasticity.
- Peppermint Oil: Helps skin feel refreshed and revived.
- Coconut Oil: Hydrates and smooths the look of skin with a high level of fatty acids.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: A richer version of a body moisturizer with a gradual self-tanner, this luxurious formula is infused with a natural blend of coconut, eucalyptus, chia seed, and peppermint oils to hydrate skin while forming a barrier to help lock in moisture. Avocado, rich in vitamin E, helps prevent dry skin.

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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 6.76 oz/ 200 mL · ITEM 2078376
COLOR: Light [ 2 more colors ]
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$28.00

Goes on so evenly...Nice One Day Glow...good tan for beginners!...I'm pale all year long & have never looked naturally tan & thanks to this I keep getting compliments on how tan I look :) if you're on the fence, I would definitely say give it a shot & apply it twice before giving up on it bc it does take a little practice to get the hang of when you're used to lotion or foam
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 4.3 oz/ 127 mL · ITEM 1695675
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$39.00

So easy to apply...The mitt is soft...Perfect self tanner for experts and 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 1.01 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 2078319
COLOR: Light [ 2 more colors ]
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$29.00

Easy to Use for Any Beginner...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
What it is: First of its kind, color-correcting self-tan drops that you mix with your favorite moisturizer for a custom glow.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Dryness, and Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Coconut Oil: Hydrates and soothes skin.
- Avocado Oil: High in vitamins A and C, it‘s a fast-absorbing skin conditioning agent.
- Chia Seeds: Rich in omega 3 fatty acids and supports skin barrier function.

Ingredient Callouts: It is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Self-Tanning Drops were created to work with your unique skin tone to visibly brighten, reduce redness, and even tone so you can glow your way. These drops are infused with natural skin-loving ingredients like avocado, coconut, and chia seed for a hydrated, even and long-lasting tan with no streaks, stains, or smells.

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....Since buying I've found a different tanner that works better but I will still use this one on my face since I can get a nice color in about 6 hours and it is formulated to work for the face
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 4 oz/ 118 mL · ITEM 1809516
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$32.00

Very easy to use...I love the color...This product is incredibly easy to use (especially for beginners) and provides skin with a natural bronze glow....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

Won My Skin Over...I love this mist...To start out with, I'm at absolutely no beginner to self tanning....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 love this stuff...While I wasn't blown away, I do think they're a great product 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 4.22 oz/ 125 mL · ITEM 1529775
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$54.00

High on the list...I was glad I did...The price on this one is pretty high, but a little goes a long way, and I'd rather pay $50 for a product that I love and delivers as promised, than even half that for another bottle of disappointment that will join the tanner graveyard in my closet...I spend a lot on creams products ridiculous amounts really, but this is still self Tanner they could through a cheap .50 mitt in so I was a little disappointed and will now have to order and pay shipping to get one
What it is:
A fast and easy-to-apply, long-lasting, odorless self-tan mousse for a natural-looking, streak-free tan.

What it is formulated to do:
pHenomenal mousse leaves skin beautifully tanned, amazingly nourished, and healthy-looking for up to two to three weeks. The fast-absorbing mousse formula gives instant natural bronzing and develops to a deep, natural-looking tan. pHenO2 technology encourages a tan that lasts up to four times longer than regular tans with a patch-free, perfect fade while certified organic botanicals and moisture locking technology give 72-hour hydration. Odour Remove™ technology ensures no smell whatsoever. Regardless of your natural skin tone, choose Fair for a subtle glow, Medium for a golden bronze, and Dark for a deep tan.

What else you need to know:
This product includes organic extracts and natural ingredients which are accredited by the Soil Association. It does not contain triclosan, GMOs, fragrance, or alchohol. For longest lasting tan, apply three times over 12 to 24 hours, showering with water only before each application.

Research results:
After just 2 applications:
- 80% agree pHenomenal tan lasts 15 days or longer
- 100% agree that skin was silky soft after using pHenomenal
- 100% agree that they were comfortable enough to go straight out after applying pHenomenal
- 100% agree pHenomenal tan is quick and easy to apply
- 90% agree pHenomenal tan faded like a natural tan

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 6.7 oz/ 200 mL · ITEM 1635564
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$44.00

So easy to apply...This is the best...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.
Size 0.5 oz/ 15 mL · ITEM 1600170
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$32.00

You will love it...No smell going on...It is literally the best self tanning product I have ever used.It looks like I laid out in the sun for hours.Buy this and never look back!Its the best...It is more expensive than what I normally spend on a self tanner but since you only need a few drops it lasts for months
What it is:
A skin booster to be mixed with your day and night cream for a radiant, sunkissed glow.

What it is formulated to do:
Three drops to sunkissed skin. This is the first ever self-tanning innovation from the Clarins laboratories. From sunkissed to sun-drenched, simply mix with your regular day or night cream to gradually develop natural-looking, beautifully bronzed skin. Golden Glow Booster's 99.8 percent natural formula combines natural DHA and erythrulose with aloe vera extract to help preserve skin's softness while giving your complexion a healthy-looking glow.

What else you need to know:
Golden Glow Booster must be mixed with moisturizer—never use straight from the bottle. Do not add formula to moisturizer container.

Research results:
In a satisfaction test on 61 women after 10 days of use:
- 83% reported a natural-looking glow
- 90% reported an even glow
- 86% reported a streak-free glow