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

Great tan!
Purchased

I have used these for years but I just bought them on BirchBox. This gives you the most natural tan and leaves your skin moisturized. It doesn't streak as it fades either, and it lasts for days. Can't say enough good about them. If you're on the fence...come on over!

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Great Color !
Purchased

I have used these before and I love them. They give great color without the streaks , a somewhat noticeable scent at first but after 4-6 hrs once the color develops I use an oil free moisturizer and don't notice any scent at all. I use these on my face all year round. Love them !

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Works, but...

cannot stand that tan smell it generates from the body. Plus I always end up with streaks or some areas getting more "tan" no matter how careful.

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Maybe it's me
Purchased

I am a big fan of Tan Towel however I was not pleased with the 1/2 Body Size. I feel like the full body size gives me much more color. I only use on my legs and upper arms so 1/2 body should be fine, but ... As I titled this review maybe it's me.

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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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