Editor's TipEditor's Tip

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

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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

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

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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Tan and Happy

Tan towels were great when i traveled out of town for a wedding. I did not have time to get a but of color before heading out of town so i tried the tan towels and received many compliments on my "glow". I would recommend these for anyone - easy to use, no streaking, or orange discoloration. Easy to wash of hands so no 'tell-tale' sign of sunless tan...Great product!!

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Super easy to use

I am not a big fan of self tanning, but I love these towels. They smell good and you get great color from them. The color is very natural-looking, you definitely will not look like an orange.

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