69% would repurchase
on 7/18/2018 11:57:00 AM
More reviews by mybeautycravings
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-resistant3. Hydrating, but not Sticky4. Optimal Travel Size and Packaging5. It’s Affordable!What's Bad?1. Not as Refreshing as a Gel Sunscreen2. Slightly Lower UVA than Gold Standard3. Smells like a Sunscreen4. Stings the Eyes5. Takes Time to WorkFull review and product recommendation at http://bit.ly/2Lj2RUw. You will find out why this is my holy grail despite having quite a number of 'weaknesses'.
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on 7/14/2018 10:23:00 AM
More reviews by kwhite13
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.
on 6/26/2018 9:54:00 AM
More reviews by saramason111
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.
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on 6/4/2018 9:13:00 PM
More reviews by joy2uandme
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.
on 5/17/2018 9:53:00 PM
More reviews by cvoor
After many years of searching, and trying sunscreen after sunscreen, I have found my sunscreen, one that I will use. This is the best sunscreen I have ever used. It's a step above Neutrogena dry touch. I absolutely love it, not greasy, shiny, sticky, a nice matte finish, I even use on my face, highly recommend.
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