Banana Boat

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98 products

1,109 reviews

69% would repurchase

Recent Banana Boat Reviews

Sunscreen -Banana Boat -Baby Sunscreen Lotion Spray SPF 50+

on 8/5/2018 1:31:00 AM

I've been using this for 2 years as I have extremely sensitive skin with rosacea and I adore it - it's all I use as a moisturizer, and it works well even when out for hours and hours in the harshest Australian summer sun provided you apply a decent amount, if I miss a tiny spot on my back there are distinct hand/finger marks where the burn starts so it does an amazing job.
I can't say how water resistant it is since I don't go swimming but it doesn't seem to sweat off.
It's pretty greasy and shiny but eh, can't win on every count - it doesn't make my skin freak out and stops it burning so 5/5 HG status it is :)

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Sunscreen -Banana Boat -Ultra Protect Sunscreen SPF 80

This is my holy grail sunscreen for activities involving intense and prolonged sun and water exposure. I have emptied many tubes and know for sure that Banana Boat SPF 80 is effective and water-resistant. Here's a summary of the goods and bads based on my experience.

What's Great?
1. It’s a Reliable Sunscreen!
2. Long-lasting and Water-resistant
3. Hydrating, but not Sticky
4. Optimal Travel Size and Packaging
5. It’s Affordable!

What's Bad?
1. Not as Refreshing as a Gel Sunscreen
2. Slightly Lower UVA than Gold Standard
3. Smells like a Sunscreen
4. Stings the Eyes
5. Takes Time to Work

Full review and product recommendation at You will find out why this is my holy grail despite having quite a number of 'weaknesses'.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Self Tanners -Banana Boat -Sunless Tanning Creme - Deep Dark

on 7/14/2018 10:23:00 AM


I’ve used all of the self tanners imaginable and get spray tans almost every month. I like to have something for in between those tans, and I LOVE St. Moriz and Jergens Instant Sun. They were out of both at the store, so I thought I’d try this. It gives great color, but it is soo streaky. It’s an ok price, but not much different than better self tanners out there.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Self Tanners -Banana Boat -Summer Color Self-Tanning Lotion - Deep Dark Color

on 6/26/2018 9:54:00 AM


This product got me pretty dark in one application! I’m pretty impressed bc I tried Fake Bake Flawless as well as the Ulta 2 hour Express Dark and it didn’t make me as dark as the Banana Boat in Medium to Dark. I accidentally got a drop on my palm and it’s dark now! And it won’t come off no matter how much I scrub, so be careful!

I exfoliated very well with those exfoliating gloves and Dove soap, applied this in the morning, and after 4 hours, saw color developed, after 9 hours, it is fully developed. I rinsed it off that night in the shower but didn’t use soap bc I thought maybe it would develop further. I should have used soap though because I didn’t get any darker that night; it also made me a bit itchy at night - I think I left it on too long and it started to just sit there and aggravate my skin, so 8-10 hours is by far long enough, then wash off with a mild soap and the itchiness stopped. I’m not going to venture further and apply more the next day because honestly it’s as dark as I wanted it to be. I’m NC 25 in Mac and now I’m around NC 35, maybe even 37. I find the smell not bad at all actually - if you’ve ever tried Jergen’s Natural Glow, now that scent is STRONG. The Banana Boat pales in comparison in regards to DHA scent. I want to maintain this nice tan and will apply the Jergen’s at night to keep it longer, but if you need something that will make you 2 shades darker quick, I recommend this! It’s $6.99 at Target.

Update: on day 4 I itched horribly. I am one of those people who has an allergy to DHA I think. So, if you know you’re not allergic to DHA, then in the world of self-tanning, you are lucky to be able to use the Banana Boat tanner! It gave me the best natural looking brown tan ever. Sigh.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

Sunscreen -Banana Boat -Faces, spf 30

on 6/4/2018 9:13:00 PM

This made my face itch and it pilled under makeup. I threw it away after one use. Did not even come close to other sunscreens I have used and liked. I only tried because I thought some people had given if favorable reviews but I was wrong. Just stay away.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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