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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 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!
  • Product orders $50+ and all monthly box brands ship free
  • Free returns within 90 days of purchase
  • Extra samples and gifts in the Bonus Shop

Product Reviews & Sample Feedback

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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
Purchased

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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LOVE

These are by far my got-to for being tan! I love that unlike a spray, it doesn't leave streaks if you apply it the right way. It makes me look tan and NOT ORANGE like many other tan sprays that I've tried. I would definitely recommend this product!

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Amazing !

I love this product. Goes on easily. Not greasy or bad smelling. Gives a nice even color. I use it in the winter to keep my skin tone even. Awesome product that will not disappoint you.

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Love
Purchased

This product went on really well and I liked it for my arms. It doesn't smell bad and I would definitely buy it again.

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IT WORKED!

Very impressed with this self-tanner. I am never one to try a new one...too risky. But this intrigued me and since its winter, I could always cover up. :)
I tried it for the first time this past weekend, right when I got out of the bath. Fairly easy to apply, the towel got wrapped around my hand a few times. I also found that I needed to use a full towel and a half sheet to do my entire body.
Very happy with the results...not one streak, not orange, and a really nice scent. I am for sure a TANTOWEL addict for life! And you can not beat the price and convenience!!

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Easy to apply and mess free!!!
Purchased

I was skeptical about these tan towels. Specially when I read that they left streaks. Honestly, if you apply it to the whole area you won't have a problem. It takes a few hours for you to really notice the tan. I love how easy it is to apply and mess free. One towel is enough for my whole body but I am short and petite. The price is great!

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Good product
Purchased

This is surprisingly a pretty good idea for self-tanning. It takes a few times using the towels to figure out how to get a streak-free tan, but once you get it down, this is a pretty good self-tanning product. I would definitely buy again.

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