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Bondi Sands Self Tanning Lotion

Bondi Sands Self Tanning Lotion

Dark, Light/Medium, Ultra Dark
2.8 from 50 reviews

Reviews

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  • Value for Money
    2.6 (5)
  • Causes Irritation Yes (2) · No (4)
  • Stains ClothesYes (4) · No (2)
  • Colour
    2.8 (5)
  • Smell
    3.6 (5)
  • Ease of Application
    4.3 (6)
  • Coverage
    3.2 (6)
Emma Rose

Emma RoseSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 7 reviews

Streaks but still beautiful

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Since the change in formula its terrible!

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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.

Value for Money
Colour
Ease of Application
Coverage
Causes Irritation Yes
Skin ToneMedium/Olive Skin
Stains ClothesYes
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Karen louise Hinds

Karen louise HindsMidway Point Tas 7171

  • 25 reviews
  • 1 like

Fake tan never looked so good

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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.

Purchased in August 2019 at Coles Supermarkets for $20.00.

Value for Money
Colour
Smell
Ease of Application
Coverage
Causes Irritation No
Skin ToneFair/Light Skin
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kara

karaNew South Wales

Love it way better than the foam !

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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

Purchased at City Farmers for $20.00.

Colour
Smell
Ease of Application
Coverage
Causes Irritation No
Skin ToneMedium/Olive Skin
Stains ClothesNo
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Waste of money

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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.

Value for Money
Colour
Smell
Ease of Application
Coverage
Causes Irritation No
Skin ToneFair/Light Skin
Stains ClothesYes
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kat

kat

  • 3 reviews

Beautiful colour!

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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.

Value for Money
Smell
Ease of Application
Coverage
Skin ToneFair/Light Skin
Stains ClothesNo
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Jen

JenWide Bay-Burnett, QLD

  • 3 reviews

Made my skin break out terribly.

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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.

Causes Irritation Yes
Skin ToneFair/Light Skin
Stains ClothesYes
Angry Momma

Angry Momma

  • 4 reviews
  • 4 likes

Terrible!

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Purchased in March 2019 for $24.00.

Value for Money
Colour
Smell
Ease of Application
Coverage
Causes Irritation No
Skin ToneMedium/Olive Skin
Stains ClothesYes
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Angie.D

Angie.DSydney

  • 4 reviews

My absolute favourite!

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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!

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Tiffany

TiffanyMelbourne

  • 4 reviews

Perfect SUNKISSED tan

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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

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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.

Does nothing.

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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.

Jenna

JennaGold Coast

  • 3 reviews

I LOOK LIKE SHREK

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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!

Terri

TerriEssex

Is the tanning lotion ment to be green?

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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

steffieagos1986

steffieagos1986bondi sands

  • 3 reviews

It's okay

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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.

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Completely useless- no effect whatsover after several all day and overnight applications

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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.

Kellie V

Kellie VBrisbane

  • 3 reviews

AMAZING TAN

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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.

Artificial looking

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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.

Brooke

BrookeMelbourne

  • 3 reviews

Officially Boycotted

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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!

Penny S

Penny SGeelong

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Brilliant, my go to from a 20+year fake tanner!

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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!

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Questions & Answers

AmyMLo

AmyMLoasked

Bondi Sands Self Tanning Lotion

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

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Corinne G.
Corinne G.

I have always left it on overnight. I wouldn't dream if washing it off sooner :)

Sharni M

Sharni Masked

Bondi Sands Self Tanning Lotion

Does the gradual tanner wash off in the shower or does it develop like the normal tan and stay on for a few days

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Emer G.
Emer G.

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.

georgiamyers

georgiamyersasked

Bondi Sands Self Tanning Lotion

is it normal for the first application of the lotion to make you look green??

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