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Miss a spot? Even out your tan with TanTowel Mist, which comes in two sizes, 2 oz. and 8 oz.

Birchbox Breakdown

If your skin has an Edward Cullen-like pallor, it’s time to consider a sunless tanner. But be careful, eager beaver: Not all self-tanners are created equal (we don’t know about you, but we’d rather be pale than orange). We’re particularly smitten with these easy-to-use, travel-friendly towelettes, which give you a natural-looking faux glow—no sun exposure required.

How it Works

Each box contains 5 individually wrapped wipes infused with dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a self-tanning agent that reacts with proteins and amino acids in your skin. Each 9-by-12-inch towelette is big enough to evenly coat your entire body, from head to toe. Bonus: The citrus-scented wipes, formulated for fair to medium tan color, exfoliate and moisturize as they transform your skin from translucent to tan-talizing.

How to Use

Apply evenly to clean skin in circular motions. Wash hands immediately and avoid showering for six hours. Reapply as necessary.

More for You!
  • Free returns within 90 days of purchase
  • Extra samples and gifts in the Bonus Shop

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orange and STREAKY!!!
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If you want a natural looking tan, but do not want to look orange, streaky and fake....do not but these!!! The first day you will think you look great and it turned out amazing. After the second or third day your hands, feet and limbs are so orange you are embarrassed to be seen in public . I exfoliated, and properly followed all instructions, and was still embarrassed by the results. I used 1 application and would never use it again! Total waste of money!

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I'm a convert!
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I love these towels. I've used a self-tanning mousse for a couple of years, which I liked pretty well. But I adore these towels. You have to really work to make them streak, it dries quickly and leaves no sticky residue, and has a great scent. If you get the half-body size it's worth it to get the spray bottle, as I find they're easier to use when very damp. Highly recommended.

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A little streaky and orange...
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I've tried this product a few times and it has resulted in tossing out the last 2 towelettes. It's very streaky as it starts to absorb into the skin and a little too orange than what i had in mind.

I do have a friend that likes to use this product, but she admitted it's not easy to apply without looking splotchy!

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Intense color
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I haven't been tanning (indoor or outdoor) in years however I like the 'tanned look' and was looking for something that was subtle, buildable and easy to use. I used one wipe for my face, shoulders and arms which supplied PLENTY of color. I felt like an oompa loompa after just one application! I didn't think it provided me with a tan- it almost immediately turned an orange color. I was not satisfied with this product at all.

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Great Color- Not super long lasting
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I would recommend this product if you are going on a vacation or to some sort of party because they are pretty easy to apply and they produce a natural looking color. By boyfriend complimented me on it without even noticing that it looked fake. On the downside, they really don't last long. It could start getting expensive if you used there to maintain a constant tan.

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Easy, no fuss
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These have been great for me. I'm very fair skinned and perfer not to tan unless I'm at the beach. These add color without being streaky and its easy to apply. Probably not your best bet if you're looking for a dark tan but it layers nicely and can be used frequently for touch ups. Great the evening before a wedding or event!

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Streaktastic

I received one as a sample and thought I would try it. I have streaks all over...not happy with this product

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These are great!

I would definitely recommend buying these! They actually smell good and provide good coverage. I like to use them a few days in a row to get the right color.

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My go-to before an event
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This is my go-to before an event or if I am just feeling a little ugly and pale. It makes a huge difference after just one application. I started to use latex gloves to avoid it looking streak-y on my hands. I just wish it lasted more than a couple days.

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Not trustworthy

I did not appreciate the idea of a towelette as a self-tanner because I was worried residue would be left on my hands even after washing. I just did not touch it, and because their was no immediate visible residue, I couldn't see if I was missing a spot and I felt anxious about the results.

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