Banana Boat • Summer Color Sunless Lotion Deep Dark • Self Tanners
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
So I am new to self tanning. I am an NC15-20 normally. I wanted to look tan this summer. I tried bath and body works and Jergens. While I love my Jergens, I don't like having to apply it daily. I love this stuff. I wear it about 2-3 days before I shower exfoliate and apply another coat. It gives my NC15 a nice NC30 glow. It really does develop in 4 hours. Last week, when I messed up on my tan and i was going out that night, at 4pm, I took a shower and scrubbed off my tan and put this banana boat stuff on and by 9pm I had a gorgeous even glow for clubbing. I put it on my face without any acne or breakout issues. It is streak free but washing hands after and moisturizing elbows, ankles, feet and knees is a must to prevent those areas from appearing darker. I am a runner and so I have to shower everyday. So, I have to apply it more often than the packaging says. Also, I will exfoliate and reapply BEFORE it starts to fade or come off patchy to prevent having to fix anything. I have a pale olive undertone and it does have an olive undertone, so I find it looks natural on me. Also, it does have a color guard and it will come off in the shower the next morning.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I just purchased this today, after reading a recommendation on Pintrest. I exfoliated and applied it tonight and I must say I am impressed. I was a bit nervous since it was a lotion (lower quality lotions just never worked for me, I'm pretty good with self tanner but I just got the feeling my skin was too dry for lotion) but it went on evenly and absorbed quickly. I am Irish and do not tan at all. I'm not pasty white per se, more pinkish undertones with a few freckles. Naturally a strawberry blond. Needless to say, if I want a tan, it has to be a 'fake' one. Last summer my product of choice was Fake Bakes Unisex gel bronzer. Which always applied evenly and naturally and NEVER was streaky even tho it took HOURS to dry and left me so sticky my sheets would get stuck to my body. I think I will be trying Banana Boat this summer! I love the price and the texture.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I applied this one time and I got 10+ compliments on how tan I looked. A couple of them asked how I was so tan, and most of them assumed I went to a tanning bed. When I told them of this product they were shocked it was self tanner. I used latex gloves to apply this and made sure to use lotion and Vaseline on my joints. I also exfoliated before applying this. I was left with no streaks and the smell does smell like self tanner, but it isn't too bad. Doesn't make you look orange, as I am originally pale with freckles to begin with. This is an amazing product and I'm so glad I picked it up. For only about 7 dollars you cannot go wrong.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I have been using this every day for a week after my shower. I mix it ( about a dollop the size of a quarter of each) in the palm of my hand with my favoirite body lotion -Skin So Soft Firm Restore Body Lotion.and apply.to each area at a time This combo not only firms my skin but the self tanner gives me a nice tan . I haven't had any steaking and love the scent.I have not used this self tanner before but the reviews were good on all boards so I'm glad I went along with them..I'll give it another few days of applications and then update this review.I do tan easily but if you're very fair skinned I would suggest using the Light/Medium.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I just purchased this product recently and I love it!! After about 2 weeks of trying to do bed tanning (for the first time ever, yes I know it's terrible for you) I had broken out in a rash on my legs, and was becoming more pink than anything else. This product is AMAZING!! It balanced out my redness, giving me the look I was going for and it's incredibly easy to apply. I've tried using the Jergen's Natural glow on multiple occasions and didn't like anything about, so I wasn't sure about this. I literally cannot say enough good things. If you're someone who tends to "pink" rather than tan, try this!! It's almost idiot proof as far as application, and you can't beat the price. Just make sure to moisturize your elbows, knees, etc. first, that way there won't be excess color going there.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have literally been using this product for 3 days and I am already in love with it. I have used various self tanners in the past (Jergens, Victoria's Secret, Bath and Body Works, L'oreal, etc.) I have found that with many others, there is a strong smell, and I tend to get streaks. This self tanner has already made me go from pale to bronze in a matter of days, and so far I have zero streaks. I love this product!! It is a great find!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This product gets an A+ in my book!!! I've been getting asked by everyone how I am getting my tan. This product has little to no streaking depemding upon how foolproof you are when you rub it in. It doesn't look orange-y on me (I am a brunette with dark eyes though and my skin isnt naturally vampy white, so it looks natural on me). I am also someone who can testify to breaking out very easily and I use this on my face and res tof my body with zero breakouts. I love this aspect almost as much as the being tan part ;)Ladies, this cheap product that I feel is the best self tanner on the market is definetely worth a shot. I personally love it, and it also smells great!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought this countless number of times many years ago when I use to be addicted to being tanned. It's cheap, you get a good amount of product and it "works". I say "works" because essentially, the color was a little too Jersey Shore for my taste. I may be biased because I now sort of see fake tanner like foundation: no matter how "natural" the product claims to look, it's still unfortunately going to show that you've used it. I've come to realize that self tanner is just another product pushed down our throats as cosmetics companies try to make us all believe we're never good enough or beautiful the way we are (whitening creams are sold where people actually are naturally tanned, what a coincidence).
In any case, if you are considering this product (because to each their own), I strongly believe the light-medium version of it to offer a much less orange tan. It is much harder to overdo that one, whereas the deep dark version would have that embarrassing patchy effect around the wrist when it started to fade after 3 days.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I tried this product based off of the reviews I read on this site, and they were dead on. This is the best drug store self tanner I have ever used. I am fair skinned and this did not make me orange, and the smell is not at all what I associate with self tanners. Not to say that the scent is one I would buy as perfume and spray on myself, but it is the best self tanner smell I have ever encountered. The lotion is also hydrating for a self tanner (I would equate the texture to that of Jergens self tanner). The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is because once you start to rub it in, you can't see where you are putting it. The only reason I mention this is because if you are not used to applying self tanner you may miss a spot. I also use St. Tropez self tanning mousse, and so far that's my favorite, although I will probably use both of these together.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
For what it costs, this is a really great product! The color has a little bit of orange to it, but overall it's very natural. It blends in easily and quickly and doesn't smell as bad as many of the lower priced self tanners tend to do. This is a good "everyday" self tanner. Highly recommended :)