Self Tanners -SUN Laboratories -Tan Overnight

on 2/9/2019 11:28:00 AM

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I usually use St. Tropez and Skinceuticals but have also tried many other self tanners. I had forgot about Sunlabs but recently purchased the overnight cream in medium. My mistake was getting medium as the color payoff after washing is not enough for me. It is lovely and those that want just a hint of golden brown will be happy but i like solid lookinshade. As I am pretty pale (not deep dark but just tan). This is a great product. It smells like cherry cough syrup and it has almost a gel like consistency but it is a lotion. It is very easy to apply even though it dries quickly - no streaking for me and it goes over ankles and feet surprisingly well with little effort. Definately use gloves or mit. With several applications a week, I can get close to tan for me. Next time I will buy the darker shsde.


Self Tanners -SUN Laboratories -Strictly Faces Self-Tanning Cream - DARK

on 2/9/2019 1:57:00 AM

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This is one of the better sun tanners I have used.. I got a small bottle to try it out and I really liked it. It was long lasting and looked very natural.. I ordered another bottle already and its a way bigger size..I will keep using this one..


Self Tanners -SUN Laboratories -Dark Sunsation Lotion

on 11/28/2018 12:50:00 PM

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HOLY GRAIL sunless tanner for me (and I am faux-tanned almost all year long). I use the VERY DARK shade. It is amazing on my OLIVE skin, which can look quite "muddy" if I use very neutral-brown toned sunless tanners. My olive skin tone either needs a very golden-coppery sunless tanner OR it needs a sunless tanner with a bit of reddish-bronze in it (that is what this sunless tanner has). The red tone is very slight -- just enough to make the tan result look more natural, the way it would look if I really laid out in the sun. When I use to lay out (which I haven't done in over 20 years), my first day suntanned skin would have that gorgeous slightly sun-burnt rosy-bronze color to it (SO bad for the skin! but so pretty!). I have tested a ton of sunless tanners of the past 20 years, searching for that same reddish-bronze type of glow in a bottle, but had not been able to find one --- until I discovered SUN Laboratories. I cannot comment on the other shades in this line, as I have only tried the VERY DARK. (My 2nd fave sunless tanner is Fake Bake, but FB is much more of a toned down "tan" color. It's more golden-brown (no copper or red tones in it at all). I usually reserve FB for my body, but never my face -- as it can give me that muddy "2 week and fading tan" look, which I hate. SUN Labs' tan is much more vibrant, yet still very natural looking (just the way cool/neutral toned olive skinned brunettes would tan naturally).

The only down side to this product for me is that the pump top came off very easily, and no longer stays on very well. The slightest touch causes it to fall off (it "locks" if you don't have it turned in just the right spot, which is fine if the top of the pump would stay on!).

Unlike Fake Bake, SUN Labs does not include gloves or a mitt. I would highly suggest you use gloves, at least. I use the gloves and mitt from my Fake Bake for all of my sunless tanner applications. This product will stain your hands and nails if you don't wear gloves and do not wash your hands immediately.

Overally, this is a MUST HAVE sunless tanner for all those with olive skin who find other sunless tanners either too flat/muddy/taupe brown, or find sunless tanners to be too orange.


Self Tanners -SUN Laboratories -Dark Sunsation Lotion

on 11/11/2018 11:59:00 PM

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Love it! The consistency & minimal amount you need makes this product last so long ! It smells great, it is definitely true to color. It’s great day to day or any type of special event. Personally I use it daily instead of the skin damaging sun beds! Highly recommend!!!!!!


Self Tanners -SUN Laboratories -Strictly Faces Self-Tanning Cream - DARK

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This really works and it works quick! Gives your face an instant darker color. Make sure you really rub it in to avoid missed areas! I use a mitt to apply it and it looks beautiful every time. My face has always been paler than the rest of my body, so this evens it out and I love it!


Self Tanners -SUN Laboratories -Dark Sunsation Lotion

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Natural looking and beautiful color!
I’m so in love with this product! The color is beautiful and natural looking. I’ve been looking for a self tanner that doesn’t look orange or streaky and I can honestly say this exceeded my expectations. I have a fair skin tone and this wasn’t too dark or anything. Highly recommend this for anyone who wants some color without having to damage your skin in the sun


Self Tanners -SUN Laboratories -Tan Moisturizer Maintainer

on 8/22/2018 2:43:00 PM

The maintainer lotion is really moisturizing & helps the self tanner stay longer. It is free of harsh chemicals that would break down the tanning lotion like some regular lotions. It smells nice and sinks into your skin quickly without leaving a greasy residue. I use it between tanning applications to extend the life of my tan.


Self Tanners -SUN Laboratories -Tan Overnight

on 8/20/2018 10:30:00 PM

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This is a great product if you want a deep dark tan! It moisturizes the skin so well and goes on so smooth and evenly. It smells amazing too! It lasts for a few days and sometimes up too a week depending on how well you take care of it. Great product!


Self Tanners -SUN Laboratories -Ultra Dark Self Tanning Lotion

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This is the best tanning lotion I have ever used. It is the easiest to apply and it gives the most natural color.
I actually decided on writing a review because I just used Loving Tan 2h express (cannot find any reviews on that here eventhough Youtube gurus seem to rave about it) and that is just a mess...not only was the application a disaster, it left me with an orangy and uneven tan. Which made me realise just how much I appreciate the Sun Laboratories Instant Tan in Dark. It also reminded me of the fact that it isn't a walk in the park to self tan, well, at least not with others self tanners then this one. I gotten so used to the fact that this just gives me flawless results that I assumed that other self tanners would probably give similar effects, oh boy was I wrong.
The only downside is that it is not easily available for me, I only have one eBay store where I can purchase this liquid gold, So I pray to whoever is up there that they will continue to sell it there. I already got my sister and several friends hooked on this stuff.
Really...if you are looking for a great self tanner, look no further. I apply the self tanner with vinyl gloves (the ones that don't have powder on the inside) and it goes on like a dream. My technique is to 'pat' the self tanner in the skin, so I firsttake a pump, spread it out and then make small patting motions to basicly buff the tanner into the skin. For my hands and face I use a brush to apply the tanner. It does stain your sheets if you sleep with it, but I find three hours of wearing the tan is sufficient for the tan to develop.
Really no cons about this product. Will purchase foreeeeevaaah ;)

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Self Tanners -SUN Laboratories -Ultra Dark Self Tanning Lotion

on 3/5/2018 2:43:00 PM

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This is my all time favorite sunless tanning lotion I've ever used! It's super dark with a green tint like a mud mask😂 It will stain your palms really bad so use latex gloves or a mitt or some type of glove.I feel like mitts soak up the lotion and it's so hard for me to not use my hands! I like to mix this with a regular body lotion.It goes on better and I just feel like I need to? I've always mixed things to time it down.This color is so nice Not orange.It's a brown yellow? or brown something but not orange! It looks natural to me.I wish it cost a bit less but it's really good so the price is fine with me.I really need to find a way to get this off my palms! I love using my hands It feels like I can put it on so much better with my bare hands.

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Self Tanners -SUN Laboratories -Dark Sunsation Lotion

on 7/28/2017 1:03:00 PM

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This stuff is AWESOME!!

I've tried various sunless tanners over the years, my most recent favorite being Fake Bake Flawless spray. I wanted to try a lotion that would be a little less messy than the spray, and this worked great for me. I just got back from vacation and had gotten more sun on my arms than my legs; wanting to even them out, I tried this.

The application is pretty foolproof- use the gloves and apply in a circular motion. The color guide is great bc it shows where you've applied. Maybe I didn't apply it very thickly, but even the color guide looked streak free and natural. I applied to my legs only and let dry for about fifteen minutes before getting dressed. I rinsed the color guide off the next morning and was left with a natural, even tan. It didn't sink into my hair follicles, creating black dots like some tanners do on my lower legs, and it still looks good three days later. The scent while applying is pretty good and there is a little of the telltale tanner smell for the next few hours after applying, but nothing major. When comparing my arms that got a natural tan and my legs, I can tell no difference in the color. The packaging is fine and I got a two pack of 8 oz. bottle, gloves and an exfoliator off Amazon for $30- not bad at all!

For those that got a thin and runny version, I can only say it must be an issue with the vendor selling it. The version I got is brown and creamy, like a thick lotion. I definitely recommend it!

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Self Tanners -SUN Laboratories -Dark Sunsation Lotion

on 7/21/2017 2:04:00 AM

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This USED to be the best self-tanner on the market. But it appears they recently changed the formulation. What was once a thick, easy-to-apply lotion with a nice scent that was the color and consistency of chocolate pudding is now a thin, runny, dark brown sludge that smells terrible. It's so different from the original version that I was under the impression that I had received a bad/expired bottle or fake product. Judging by the recent reviews I see on other sites, I'm not the only one who thought that.

Application is a nightmare. It's so thin and liquidy, it doesn't absorb into the skin readily, so before it dries fully it can migrate and pool in places. The final result is much lighter and much more orange than it used to be and it fades very quickly--it's possible that they're using a lower grade of DHA in this formulation than they did in the original.

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Self Tanners -SUN Laboratories -Ultra Dark Self Tanning Lotion

on 11/17/2015 11:48:00 PM

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This used to be my favorite self tanner, it was the best EVER!!! But they must have changed the formula because it hasn't been the same since about 2012. I've been using other self tanners and have tried going back to this several times, but it's not what it once was. The color that it gives is not as dark and almost makes you look dirty. On top of that it fades within a day or two. The pump also was able to be closed and now it doesn't, therefore that can cause air to get in and ruin the product. Unless SunLabs post's on their website that they have improved the formula I will not repurchase.

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Self Tanners -SUN Laboratories -Ultra Dark Self Tanning Lotion

on 2/14/2015 9:51:00 AM

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This is my HG self tanner! Sun Labs Ultra Dark never leaves me orange or way too dark. I feel like it mimics the tan I naturally get while in the sun, which is a bronzy color with a reddish undertone, (native american) if that makes sense? I mainly use this on my face since my face for what ever reason will not hold a tan to save my life, even though my body is always pretty dark I stopped using this for a while because it was causing white heads whenever I used it, so i switched to St. Tropaz and even Xen-Tan. These self tanners though just left me with a kind of unnatural color and barely lasted more than a day, so I thought I would give Sun Labs another chance and it hasn't cause problems since strange. This is such a great self tanner, but anyone over NC/NW 35-40 I wouldn't recommend, I don't think I've ever gotten darker than NC40 with this, which is perfect for me.

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Self Tanners -SUN Laboratories -Ultra Dark Self Tanning Lotion

on 4/30/2014 3:31:00 AM

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I have been using this tanner for a while now and I absolutely adore it!

APPLICATION
A bit more tricky than mousse/spray obviously, but nothing you can't handle. However, I do use this with a mitt so that might also explain why im having an easy time applying it. Since it is a lotion you will have a bit more time to rub it in before it goes streaky, however the lotion can have a tendency to stick to some areas, but just rub the tanner in quickly and you should have no problem!

COLOR
The color on this tanner is gorgeous! Although this stuff stains my mitt green, i find the undertones on it, once you wash it off your body, are a true brown or even a reddish brown. It looks very natural, however it is a bit browner than other tans. But in my opinion it makes it look very natural. The lotion does have a guide color that is SUPER brown, but dont be afraid, once you wash it off the effect is not as intense!

After one application, the tan left behind isn't super dark, however i like to do bi weekly applications and this takes me from an NC25 to a NC42. YMMV obviously :) My NC42 shade loses its intenity after about 2 showers, and for the rest of week i become around an NC30/35. It fades rather evenly, but some areas do get a bit funny looking. Nothing too obvious though!

FORMULA
This stuff has one of the best self tanner smells ever, it reminds me of cherries mixed with almonds. SMELLS SO GOOD. After the coverup smells disappears even then it doesnt smell too weird, so awesome! That being said though it takes FOREVER to dry once you apply it like 1 hour to 1 hour and a half. It feels really gross, and you cant sit on anything because it sticks to you :( Also one con is that the formula does break me out, i dont apply this to my face, but my back (which is a bit acne prone) does break out when i use this.



Overall, this is fantastic self tanner and one of the best smelling around! I will definitely repurchase but perhaps in the darker color. Although it might be a bit trickier to apply for beginners, i still think its one of the best formulas around and very affordable (around 20 bucks on ebay for an 8oz bottle!)

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