Darksyde Ultra Bronze Self Tanning Lotion Review

The Darksyde Ultra Bronze Self Tanning Lotion is a great smelling lotion that will work within a few hours of application. In fact, you’ll have an instant glow that will deepen as the lotion works its magic. It’s priced quite well, and there’s a huge amount of lotion in the bottle. It’ll last for months depending on how much you use, and how often you reapply.

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Features of Darksyde Ultra Bronze Self Tanning Lotion

  • Tinted for application
  • Streakless
  • Gentle for the face
  • Sulfate free
  • Works in a few hours
  • Great scent
  • Smooth application

First Impressions

This is a creamy, tinted lotion that creates a wonderful, streakless tan in just a few hours. It smells great, so you won’t spend the entire time you’re applying it trying not to breathe in a chemical smell. Due to the darkness of the tint, you’ll definitely need to use a mitt for this along with some plastic gloves to avoid staining your fingers.

The process to apply the lotion is incredibly smooth and easy. The dark guide will help you ensure that there are no missed areas of your skin. The color that starts to emerge within a few hours will be a medium to dark shade depending on how much lotion you’ve applied.

Moisturizing Ingredients

While this can’t be called an organic lotion by any means, it still has some great ingredients that will smooth and soften your skin. It’s full of botanicals like aloe vera that are actually used to soothe and nourish the skin.

Instant Bronze Glow

As you’re waiting for this self tanner to do its job, you’ll be able to see a bronze glow to your skin. Instantly, you’ll be less pale as you wait for the tanner to work. That same bronze tone is what you’ll be able to use as a guide to know whether you’ve applied enough lotion in all areas of the body. There’s nothing worse than wondering if you’ve applied lotion to a certain area like under the arms. You don’t want to apply the lotion twice in the same spot.

Works in a Few Hours

If you’re attending an event, you don’t want to spend days waiting to see if you have the right amount of color to your skin. As it darkens over a few hours, you’ll immediately be able to see if it’s the right amount of color. You can plan to apply more to achieve the darkness you want in your tan at that time if you want. It’ll give you time to allow the tan to “set” before showering, too.

Long-Lasting Color

The color from Darksyde Ultra Bronze Self Tanning Lotion lasts for almost 7 days. That’s about average when it comes to most great self tanning lotions. When it starts to fade, you can reapply in areas that need the most color because you’ll be able to see where the lotion is applied to blend it properly. It’s one of the biggest pluses to having a tinted lotion.

Application Process

The lotion is more like a liquid than a cream. This is our one caution regarding the product. If you’re not careful, you’ll end up with drips and staining on any of the fabrics around you. Set yourself up in an area that can be covered with old towels or at least ones that you’ll use for tanning in the future.

You’ll need a mitt to cover your hand as well as some plastic gloves if you have them. Like the fabrics that might get stained, there are parts of your body that might get stained, too. Be careful about covering your fingernails, palms of your hands, and your eyebrows if they’re light.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will this come off if I jump into the pool in a few hours?
After application, it should be allowed to dry for a few hours before showering or swimming. If you’re able to, it’s probably better to use the sunless tanning the night before heading to the pool.

How do I extend the length of time I’ll have my tan?
It’s important to exfoliate and shave/wax before using the tanner. If you can avoid those things during the following week, it can last up to the 7 days expected.

Is it okay for the sensitive skin on my face?
It can be used on the face, but you don’t need a lot of it. Some people use a makeup sponge to apply a light amount to the face. Use moisturizer or jelly over the eyebrows to protect them from staining.

Darksyde Ultra Bronze Self Tanning Lotion is a great self tanner that will give you an instant glow that will increase in awesomeness until you have a medium to dark brown tan that will last for days. Most people will use the first application as a base to keep reapplying color after it starts to fade. The huge bottle should last for a very long time, and it’s reasonably priced.

Jeanette Kierstead

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