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To get a bronze glow from head to toe, pair this self-tanner with XEN-TAN Face Tanner Luxe.

Birchbox Breakdown

If regular self-tanner scares you a little (after all, everyone has witnessed faux glow gone awry), you might shy away from anything labeled ‘Deep Bronze'. But this cult favorite works on a wide range of skin tones — even the palest of the pale! We should know: we had the ghostliest person on staff try it. And guess what? She loved it. And it looked natural. And now she won’t give it back. If you want an even, just-back-from-the-islands look, this silky lotion is tops.

How it Works

Carefully formulated to flatter people with even the fairest skin tones, this lotion uses DHA, an ingredient that reacts to the amino acids on your skin’s surface to give you a sunny glow. Moisturizing shea butter and aloe vera help the lotion glide on easily for minimal streaking. A light vanilla scent keeps you from smelling like a walking chemistry experiment.

How to Use

Always use self-tanner after exfoliating. Apply to dry skin, using circular motions and being sure to rub it in thoroughly. Allow your skin to air dry before putting on clothes, and make sure to avoid anything light-colored until the tan has fully developed. A light tint will appear upon application, but the color will gradually deepen over three hours. Build up your tan over several days.

Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Dihydroxyacetone, Glycerine, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid Copolymer, Cyclomethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Stearyl Alcohol, Steareth-21, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopheryl Acetate, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Xanthan Gum, DMDM Hydantoin, Sodium Metabisulfite, Lactic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Octadecyl Di-t-butyl-4-hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Carmel, Yellow 10, Blue 1, Red 40.

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Fantastic
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Great product, natural tan color with no streaking!! Love it! I've ordered it more than once. It's the only one I will use.

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Real looking tan!
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I was very pleased that this tanner made my very pale skin look like I have spent a week in the sun. The lotion smells nice and went on smoothly, no streaking.

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Xcellent Self Tanner
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Love this! Goes on smooth with no streaks and is long lasting. Great smell and bronzer to help indicate where it has been applied.

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Easy to Use!
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This is the first self tanner that I was able to successfully apply without any problems! Did my usual routine: exfoliate, moisturize, apply with mitt, wait 8 hours, and shower. Worked like a charm! No streaks, mess, or orange coloring. Got darker throughout the next day and lasted a full week!

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Really good!
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I picked this up for my legs. I really like that the colour appears more natural than some of the orange fake tanners available. I have very fair skin, so using orange-y ones kinda makes my legs look like orange popsicles. This is a lot closer to my natural tan shade. It scared me when i first tried it out because the cream itself looks dark out of the tube, but looks great on - not too dark at all. Also goes on smoothly and easily, and is very moisturizing. Gently fades away in a weeks time. My legs look great when I put this on - and isn't so dark that it looks fake. You can always build up the shade more if you like a darker 'tan'. As with all self tanner - exfoliate before using!

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Summer glow all year round!
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Great self-tanner! It works wonderfully on my olive skin. My only complaint is that it does tend to get a little streaky for the first application, but then once you have more of a base tan it's much harder to notice the little imperfections.

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AMAZING

This stuff really works! Not only does it smell great but it doesn't turn you orange and makes you look really tan! I also have the "Mousse Intense" from Xen-Tan which really works great with this. Amazing product I will keep buying it.

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Healthy Glow
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I have this on right now. I love to use in the winter because it gives my pale skin a healthy glow and never makes me look orange. I don't love the smell but it is one of the best smelling self tanners I have tried and I've tried a lot. This gives you a natural look but I would still stay you need to really exfoliate the day before and moisturize your skin well to ensure perfect coverage on certain areas (knees, elbows). If you are looking for a self tanner this is a great product in my opinion.

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It works

I received this as a sample in my monthly Birchbox and was hesitant to try it especially since it is labelled "deep bronze" and since I don't normally use self-tanners. However, I tested it and really liked the results. As with any self-tanner, it is important to do a scrub first and moisturize dry areas before applying the self-tanner to help avoid splotchiness.

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I tried it and was happy to find it...
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I tried it and was happy to find it wasn't orange or messy and looked very natural despite the fact that I'm pretty fair, but I don't really use tanning products at all and it wasn't enough to convince me that I need to start. It was fun to try, but I can pass it on :)

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