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Prep your skin for tanning with Whish Exfoliating Body Wash.

Whish

Birchbox Breakdown

Sunless tanners can be a mixed bag—with often tragic results (not for nothing have we come to associate most faux-glow products with the color orange). This combination self-tanner, sunscreen, and toner, on the other hand, not only delivers a believable tan, but also protects against harmless UV rays and firms skin. Plus, we love its coconut scent, which has a certain beachy nostalgia (we’ve got the Beach Boys cued up already).

How it Works

Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, is the ingredient responsible for transforming your skin from translucent to sun-drenched, but this self-tanner is also loaded with firming ingredients, like kigelia African fruit extract and seaweed extract. Coffee extract is known for its cellulite-busting powers, while pomegranate extract helps fight free radicals. Shea butter, mango butter, and aloe vera moisturize skin.

How to Use

Before going outside, apply a generous amount to all exposed skin (plus anywhere else you want a pretty, tan glow) and let dry. Wash hands right after use to make sure you don’t get the dreaded “palm tan,” and avoid showering or swimming for at least four hours. Reapply as needed. This product may stain some fabrics, so you might want to skip the tennis whites.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Nice color -
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This is such a great combo of SPF and self tanner. Color turned out nice but I felt "dewy" all day. The smell is a bit overwhelming -- too much of a good thing. Be sure to wash your hands!

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Has a Funny Smell, But Works!
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I did not enjoy the smell of this product and that's what killed it for me, but the self-tanning aspect is great! I am not very talented at applying the product evenly, but it only had a few spots that really stood out (ankles and knees of course), but other than that it definitely gave me an near immediate tan.

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Great Results So Far
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I wasn't sure if I would like a self tanner. I'm fair skinned and thought the color may not be correct for my skin. But much to my surprise, after the first use I have a soft tan glow, not orange, no streaks. It smells wonderful. Just like coconut suntan lotion. I will continue to use this all summer and it will look like I have been sun-kissed without being the hot sun. My skin is also soft soft from using it, as well. Double-duty.

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Over the moon
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This self tanner is what I “Wished” for. It gives you a beautiful glowing tan within a few hours of applying it. I know most of the review said it smelled great but I would disagree. Even though it did not smell the best the result was a great sun kissed look, soft skin, with SPF to boot. I am over the moon about this product and will absolutely reorder. I am fair skinned so a good self tanner that does not leave me looking like a carrot is hard to find. Love Love Love!!!!!

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Wonderful Self Tanner!
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I LOVE this self tanner! It works in just one day and does not make you look orange at all. It only has a light scent. I have had minimal issues with it leaving traces on my hands. I love that it can be used daily and has an SPF. This is just what I needed this winter!

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i love it
Purchased

easy to use, has sunscreen in it already. No streaks. Can use all year round. It isnt tinted putting it on is just like putting lotion on

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Love!
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This is my favorite self tanner. It builds great and gives a natural look. It also has a better smell than other self tanners I have tried.

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smells and feels great, but less than awesome tanning.

I really love Whish products, and though I will probably continue to use this until it runs out, it is definitely not the best self tanner I have used. It smells awesome and the texture of the lotion is really nice. I also love that it has an spf in it because multi-taskers are always great. But I have pretty consistently been getting streaks, dark spots on my knees and the occasional weird super dark spot somewhere no matter how careful I am or how much I exfoliate in the shower pre application.

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