cortneyrozell's review of Banana Boat Summer Color Sunless Lotion Deep Dark


105 reviews

79% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$


Water, Dihydroxyacetone, Capric/Caprylic Stearic Triglyceride, Propylene Glycol, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Petrolatum, VP Dimethiconylacrylate Polycarbamyl Polyglycol Ester, Caramel, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E) (Vitamin E), PEG 7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Dimethicone, Steareth 20, Steareth 2, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Extract (Henna)


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

After using a few different self tanners with terrible results, I gave this a go. I love the fact that it blends nicely without streaking (last brand I tried was SO streaky it was embarrassing..I had to scrub off as best I could with a pumice stone and lava soap..ouch!). It gives you instant color, and it only takes 1 application to really get a tan going. I use it once every two days and it keeps me from looking washed out. I also have been using it on my face without any break-outs.

It does smell..I notice the smell most on my hands if I haven't washed them thoroughly. I have a little trick to keep from smelling bad. Before applying I wash my hands, let dry, then apply a little lotion on them - as a barrier. I don't use lotion on my body or the tanner doesn't seem to absorb properly. I just use my hands and smooth it on in circles and then go back over and rub it in really well. As soon as i am done I wash my hands with Lava soap, making sure to clean the sides of the palms and in between fingers as well. (I tried gloves, it was a hopeless mess).

This is slightly on the orange side. Use with caution. 1-2 applications of this stuff is PLENTY. Believe me, I went from an NC15 to NC25 after using it just once. Now I just use it to keep up the color.

---- UPDATE ----

I have been using this on my face (yes..FACE)...without any breakouts and best of all it has improved my skin texture and color SO much. I don't wear as much foundation as I used to...I can't get over how glowy and even my face looks. I will continue to use this as my face lotion!! I use it 1-2 times a week on my face and neck, and 2 times a week on the rest of my body to keep the tan going. It's my little miracle!

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