- Self Tanning Lotion Ultra Dark
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Streaks but still beautiful
I was really looking forward to this product being the best of the best. I’ve used this product twice to make sure I gave it a good chance. This product itself doesn’t seem to set properly, especially with a double coat, causing bad streaking. I let the tan set half an hour before each application and half an hour before dressing in full light cotton clothes like always and then to sleep in aircon. The colour of the tan is beautiful but the streaks on both sides of my arms is a bit annoying. This has not ever happened with any of the Bondi Sand...s products before, including the other Aero Products which are absolutely gorgeous. Not sure why this product is any different but will certainly hope that they give a better guide with this product in terms of drying or change the formula to set properly. I would love to have given this product 5 stars like the rest of the Aero range, but I couldn’t. After some scrubbing and light exfoliation, I was able to fix most of the streaks and over all I’m still happy with the colour and the over all product and Bondi Sands is still way up there. I will use the bottles that I brought because I still think it’s worthy, but the 1 hour tan Aero is still better in my opinion.
Since the change in formula its terrible!
This lotion was by far the best on the market in that price bracket UNTIL they recently changed the formula. It now dries your skin to the point whereby you have legs and arms that look like tiger bread after 2 days. The colour is now more orangey than a cool brown. Very disappointed! still waiting for a response from Bondi about this - Disaster
Purchased in January 2020 for $14.99.
Fake tan never looked so good
30 minutes drying time. Best on market as long as you follow instructions. Exfoliate dead skin cells, whole body. Moisturize and 10 minutes later apply. Voila you have total perfection.
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Love it way better than the foam !
I usually use the foam but I tried the lotion because it was on sale and it’s so much better ! It’s not sticky and during the development i forgot that it was on, feels just like moisturiser. There is little to no smell also which I love I always hated that with the foam
Waste of money
First I had tried the light/medium tan which i found applied well with the mitt but didnt last. So purchased the Dark tan (I am pale) used the bondi sands exfoliating glove and then applied with mitt and left tan on for 6 hrs as it states. Went to have a shower and it all came off, I looked exactly the same as before I tanned! Would not recommend, also I found that the mitt had absorbed most of the tan aswell when applying.
Purchased in May 2019.
Impressed with the colour and how long it lasted on my skin. Usually I need to wash off and scrub within 3 days but the tan lasted at least 8 days! Happy customer!
Purchased in August 2018.
Made my skin break out terribly.
Definitely not for me. Applied as per instructions and it caused my skin to break out in tiny red bumps. Instead of being able to show a beautiful glow, I felt embaressed and didnt bother to go out that weekend.
Purchased in March 2019.
Applied dark tan as it should’ve been starting with 24hr prior exfoliating, shaving, moisturizing etc. then pre wash no lotion prior to application etc. Applied 3 generous pumps to mitt for each area used up down motion followed instructions waited 6hrs prior to reshowering & did this 3 times 3 days in a row resulting in only a very faint color. Third attempt the tan just washed right off on the white bar of soap but the nasty sweaty dog feet smell sure stuck around! Only spot color stayed was my scars & under my boobs (no relation) which final...ly started rubbing off after I got sweaty working out a week later & that smell got worse! The adds are absolutely deceiving showing women dark after first use! Emailed company about this asking HOW is it possible your models get SO dark after ONE use?! Response back was it MUST be user error & wanted a photo and/or video of me applying the tan and didn’t even answer my question. I get it it’s what they sell but that’s very unnecessary to require photo/video prof of the product NOT working as advertised & kind of invasive. She also requested the UPC & batch # from the bottle which goes to prove they don't actually READ customer emails because I had included ALL of that info in the first email! The positives: Smells coconut like BEFORE leaving it on & its extremely easy to apply. The negatives: Everything else about it.
Purchased in March 2019 for $24.00.
My absolute favourite!
This tan is the best I have ever used. I am extremely white and this makes me look like I have a natural tan. Its so easy to apply as you can see where it goes on, I use their mit as well. The drying time is almost instant and the smell is lovely!
Perfect SUNKISSED tan
My tan looked so good like it was real and I didt get that same smell as a normal fake tan. My tan lasted 8 days, I used the Bondi sands gradual tanner after each shower and patted myself dry. All round great product!!
Very little difference
I had been using the dark foam but found that the tan went very patchy after the 4th day, so I switched the the lotion hoping it would be more moisturising. Slept in the tan overnight, I was a really nice shade by the time I woke up. Then I washed it off.....and any colour that was in my skin disappeared! So annoyed as this cost me $20. Won't buy again.
Quick application, 5 minutes. The tan has no effect what’s so ever, after the shower my skin was the same colour as before application. Better off to invest in St Tropez.
I LOOK LIKE SHREK
I tried Bondi because everyone was raving about it! Applied it and it smells like the ultimate gross fake tan smell lol!!! It turned me green!!!! So I tried it again a week later and I was green again haha! Maybe it’s something in my skin that reacts with the tan perhaps. It’s a 0 from me in my opinion haha!
Is the tanning lotion ment to be green?
So i brought this tan about a week ago for first time as everyone kept saying was the best one and what a let down it was. I opened the bottle myself took the silver foil off started squeezing it out and its green!! Googled if it was ment to be like that so not so orange and had different answers so tried it anyways and yep its defiantly green the water was green as i rinsed it off in the morning and it hardly took anywhere. I have email sandi bonds to have no reply at all. I understand sometimes batches are off but the fact you cant even speak to someone and send back for a replacement when its not cheap in the first place has put me off buying again. Customer service needs to up their game if you want to keep your customers
Blends okay but I've used other ones that were more natural in colour. I expected better quality for the price. Tan doesn't last very long. It's a shame as I purchased it reading reviews else where.
Completely useless- no effect whatsover after several all day and overnight applications
This doesn't work at all. I'm not mad about the smell either but that's a matter of taste. What is a matter of fact is that I am as pale and milky as when I started using this. I've been using self-tanners for years so I know the drill - I have exfoliated and dired off and applied liberally and carefully for several days in a row. Nothing. Whatsover.
You have to blend really well and find the right colour for your skin in order for it to look natural. I use the the Bondi Sands Self tanning foam in Dark as well as the tanning mitt and tanning makes me look skinner! I highly recommend Bondi Sands, even youtube stars use it.
I just didn't feel the colour was natural looking. For the price I expected more of a quality product. The tan also didn't wear very evenly, I always make sure i exfoliate well before applying my tan so I get a decent amount of wear but this only lasted two days.
As if the Tan Eraser wasn’t one of the biggest and most pathetic let downs in product history, this one managed to upstage it.
I’ve used BS for many years and all it toom was this experience to turn me off it forever. I bought the “Ultra Dark” mousse. I lathered it on my skin and was shocked to see it completely liquify on my skin before my eyes.
It dripped ALL OVER my bathroom floor. Considering I’d already made a mess, I did another 3 layers and left it on for 6 whole hours.
I washed it off in the shower and was furious. I was just as white as I was before putting the product on.
What an absolute scam. You’re dead to me BS. Your brand is going downhill. Bye bye Felicia!
Brilliant, my go to from a 20+year fake tanner!
Have tried numerous brands over the last 20 years or more. This is the first tan I have actually received compliments on for the scent lol!
The colour is great, always get comments on how naturally tanned I look, not orange at all and you can even mix it in with your body moisteriser (any brand) if you want a more gradual build up of colour. Never steaks for me, I apply with gloves, works like a charm.
And when priceline have a 40-50% off sale it's an absolute steal!
Questions & Answers
I have read where it says that yes you are in fact supposed to shower after 1-6 showers of applying (dark & ultra dark) Is this correct? And if so, does showering after 1-6 hours actually help the tan to develop?
Or can you leave it on say, 18 hours? I’m just a little confused! Thanks
Does the gradual tanner wash off in the shower or does it develop like the normal tan and stay on for a few days
Its washes off a bit yes but its still leaves a bit of colour to develop upon with a few applications - maybe every second day. Wouldn't be as dark as the foam or liquid. I personally bought it because everyone was raving about the cocoa butter smell. Its no better than any cheaper alternatives. Still woke up with that awful tan smell which was exactly what i wanted to avoid. I will say the milk cream application is nicer and easier as it actually a nice moisturising cream but the colour isn't anything mega, can still leave streaks and skin stays feeling wet for about 10 mins after application so no rush jobs. More importantly it smells like fake tan NOT cocoa butter.
is it normal for the first application of the lotion to make you look green??
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