Editor's TipEditor's Tip

For a subtler faux glow, try TanTowel’s Classic Formula Self-Tan Towelettes.

TanTowel®

Birchbox Breakdown

These superstrength towelettes have all the benefits of the original—portable, easy to use, and citrus-scented—but they’re specifically formulated for medium to dark tan color. Just swipe-and-go for a deep, but still natural-looking glow—no sun exposure required.

How it Works

Each box contains five 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 exfoliate and moisturize as they tan.

How to Use

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

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Too small

You definitely need the Full Body size. I even think the Full Body size is more like a Half Body size, since I usually run out of fluid and need a second one before I cover my whole body. However, Tan Towels themselves are a decent product. They are convenient and quicker than alternatives, but they're really wasteful and not eco-friendly.

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Horrible

If I could give it zero stars I would. I got it as a sample and was excited to use it on my legs for Easter but it did absolutely nothing! I did it just how they said to and it could have been a baby wipe for all you could tell. I've never not liked any samples but this one was a bust!

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Works better than I expected

I haven't used any self tanning products in years since they've always ended in an orange streaky mess. But the tan towel works great, it doesn't streak at all, it smells great and you can do a few applications to reach the perfect color.

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Love the color, tricky application

I really liked how it wasn't a horrible orange color, but the application process is pretty difficult. You must be careful to avoid streaking, and get every part of your body (some are easy to forget).

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Not a fan

I was really disappointed in these after reading other reviews. The smell wasn't great but was bearable. However, the color was almost nonexistent. I'm super fair so typically any self tanner shows up on me. I ended up having to go back to my regular tanner to save the day.

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Natural Tan

I love how easy this product was to apply and that it didn't leave my hands orange. It left a very light, natural tan when using just one wipe and the smell wasn't too bad either.

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Maybe I'm too pale?

This product left me looking a bit unnaturally bronzed. The smell and consistency were fine, but thisroduct is not for extra pale people.
Disclaimer: my skin tone is the lightest shade in pretty much any foundation.

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Good tanning product
Purchased

I have been using these for years. The smell is there but not bad. No streaking and a quick tan that last for about 3 days and fades gradually. I keep these on hand always!

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Love!!!!

These are great, the application is really easy and goes on evenly. There is no odor or residue. Don't forget to wash your hands after!

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turned me orange

I had to scrub my face because it turned me orange. I am not a fan of the oompa loompa look, so I will not be buying this product.

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