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

TanTowel®

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 10 individually wrapped wipes infused with dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a self-tanning agent that reacts with proteins and amino acids in your skin. Each 7-by-9-inch towelette is big enough to evenly coat about half your body. 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!
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NO ORANGE!
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Usually I hate anything to do with self tanners because it leaves you looking more orange rather than natural. These tan towels are actually easy to use and easy to blend. And the best part, it didn't leave me looking orange.

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Great product!
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I received this in my box a few months ago, and just used it. It gave me a nice glow. The only downside is that you need at least two to cover your body. It gave me some nice color that looked real. I have an oily complexion, and it wasn't greasy or anything. I plan on purchasing it for special occasion use.

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not so great
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The color of this tanning cream is nice and scent wasn't overbearing. but it went on splotchy . This wasn't noticeable until a few hours applying.

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SO easy!
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I received this in my box during the winter months so I held onto it until recently. Super easy to apply, no streaks and awesome color pay off!

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Very Natural-looking!

When I opened this product, I was like: Wow, this is exactly like a wet nap - in look, feel, and scent. This made me super skeptical. I was expecting the wipe to be a sort of clay color, but seeing it was colorless, I had no idea how it was going to work.

I went ahead and used it on my legs, right after a shower on dry skin, put on my pjs, and went to bed. The next day, I didn't think the tan towel had done anything. But then I realized the imperfections in my legs were still there, only they were 2-3 shades darker. It looks that natural.

It's been 3 days, and the color is still there. The package says it will fade in that time, but I haven't seen any fading yet. I honestly wish I had enough for the rest of my body. This is my favorite self-tanning product so far!

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Great tan!
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I was very skeptical to try the sample I received in my birchbox, since there was only one towel to cover half my body. (I was afraid I was going to be left with an awkward amount of visible coverage.) However, the color applied was completely seamless. I am very pale, so it gave my skin the perfect glow without looking orange. I just wish there was a second towel sample so that I could see the entire body transformation.

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Sun fun without the sun

I'm not a huge fan of tanning (sunless or otherwise), but this did give my skin a pleasant glow without being too streaky or dark!

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so good!

At first I was kind of worried that it would not look natural, but it is perfect! I am so happy i finally tried it out.

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Self-tanner for dummies

This is a no-mess, goof-proof, self-tanner for dummies. It was the first item I attempted to purchase from Birchbox in full-size, but it was on back order due to high demand. I guess everyone agreed that it was great...at the same time!

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Loved!

I got a half-body tan towel in my birchbox. I was pleasantly surprised with the results. I will say, it was only enough for my arms, face, chest, and lower portion of legs, but the color was great. I was actually told I was glowing the next day which is a plus! I will definitely be buying full size!

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