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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®

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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!
  • Free returns within 90 days of purchase
  • Extra samples and gifts in the Bonus Shop

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

No more tan towels!

I have so many of these things I've been giving them out. Although I am an avid spray tanner, I do not like this product. It leaves my skin feeling sticky and it has a spray tan smell that I can't wait to wash off. Unfortunately, I would never buy.

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I thing the "classic" version is too light but the "plus" gives a darker tan. I use these because they are easy, not too smelly relative to other products, and not sticky/greasy. I can put this on and go out while the tan develops.

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Would have been nice to receive more then 1 wipe. 1 wipe is suppose to be good for half of a body. I didn't even bother trying because who wants half their body tanned and not the other. Maybe send multiples or larger samples of similar products.

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Not my favorite

I only had a sample of 1 towel to try and it came out very uneven and not very realistic looking

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Good enough to use again
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The provided sample wasn't large enough to get a good idea of how well this worked. However, I received a couple more samples from other sources and stockpiled them so I could have enough to use for several days. I'm very pale and burn if I sit out in the sun but sometimes you want that healthy glow. I wanted to wear a sundress to an outdoor event late this summer and used the TanTowel for three days straight just before the event. The result was perfect. My only disappointment was that it fadded VERY quickly. Just two days after the event, I was back to my usual pale self.

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Tan Towels are awesome!
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I have sampled various tanning products and Tan towels are the best for areas such as the face and neck. Great even distribution and a nice color. I highly reccomend!

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Love Tan Towels!

Been using tan towels for years, love them! I always carry a few packages with me wherever I go just to give a little extra glow even if its just on my face, chest and arms. They are a one time use towelette and they do leave streaks sometimes, also will leave your hands brown if you don't wash (obviously). Will buy these forever and continue to recommend to everyone I know!

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Easy to use and great color
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I received this product in my box last summer and was hesitant to try until this summer. I exfoliated beforehand as suggested and had no problem with streaks or blotches. I'm quite fair and the half body worked for all the skin I expose and I was not orangey at all.

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Great color!
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This product gives you a great color payoff for little effort. Tan towels are so easy to use and are not streaky.

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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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