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Bare Escentuals Faux Tan, 4.5oz


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  • Say goodbye to streaks: you see the color as you're applying it, so you'll know exactly where to put more or if you've missed a spot
  • Works within hours of applying and lasts for 5-7 days
  • Natural-based formula moisturizes, hydrates and protects the skin with aloe vera and vegetable-derived emollients Doesn't clog the pores or irritate sensitive skin
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Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Dihydroxyacetone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Tyrosine, Glucose, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Ascorbic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Metabisulfite, Citric Acid, BHT, Tetrasodium EDTA, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 40 (CI 16035), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).

Product Description

Wish you could look like you spent a day at the beach? Thankfully you can get a safe, all-over tan in a bottle. This luminous warmth is easy to apply to your whole body and works on even the most sensitive skin - leaving you soft and glowing.

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 4.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • ASIN: B000THCPDO
  • UPC: 885444844317 885104671451 098132005215 885194965560
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #194,104 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Customer Reviews

Best self tanner EVER.
Kim
This product is easy to apply and looks like a natural tan.
Denise
I woke up to a beautiful, natural golden color.
BruinsFan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By JeannieB on July 4, 2008
I just bought this and I am SO GLAD I did - I have been using self-tanners for years and this is superior. The "faux tan" is almost better than natural - it doesn't have an orange-y color, the lotion smells wonderful and there are no streaks left behind. It's tinted to help with even application. I really like the bare escentuals line anyway so I wasn't afraid to try another product from them. Well worth the money.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By BruinsFan on April 28, 2008
This is the best sunless tanner I've ever used. I've tried St. Tropez, Fake Bake, Clinique etc. and they've never given me any color. I tried the Bare Escentuals Faux Tan, and it's non greasy, dries quickly and has a pleasant smell. I woke up to a beautiful, natural golden color. Twenty two dollars may seem a bit pricey, but it's well worth it. I spent almost fifty dollars on St. Tropez and had to practically use the whole bottle in a week to see any color change. Faux tan is definitely worth the money.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amy La on December 6, 2009
There isn't a self-tanner I haven't tried. I started using Faux Tan about three years ago and it's become part of my regular beauty routine. I try to protect my skin as much as possible, but I love being tan. This is the most natural product I've found. There is a "body brush" available on QVC...make the investment as it makes application a breeze even for the face. You won't be disapointed with this purchase. There is a very slight smell to it...the typical smell, but much less than any other product. The tan lasts for at least 4 days as long as you don't exfoliate. Again, get a brush it made a huge difference!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dolores A. Hoynes on December 14, 2012
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I find this product to be the most natural looking of the self-tanning lotions. I have tried them all, sprays included. It stays on for a few days, and just needs a light touch-up. I am very fair and never tan, especially on my legs. This is the perfect answer.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Nadia Lehmejian on October 4, 2007
I haven't tried a lot of self-tanning, tanning lotions, but this is a great product. The color will wash off your hands fairly easily after application. You'll see enhanced color in your skin within hours, and it will last a few days. If you re-apply twice a week, your skin will look healthy and sun-kissed all the time, without the UV rays and skin damage! (I usually apply, give it 20-30 minutes, then put clothes on and go about my day -- trying not to shower for 4-6 hours for max color development.)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Katrina on June 7, 2011
This is the best Self Tanner on the market. I have tired probably 20 different ones over the years and nothing works as easily or as well.. A hint... I mix mine with a little Jergens lotion, it goes on smoothly and you use a little less so the bottle lasts longer. I just mix the two together in my hand and keep my hands washed immediately, no stain on hands at all. Yes, I do it quickly.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Shelli on May 21, 2012
I have very fair, freckled skin that never had any business being in the sun, but I abused myself for years laying in the sun trying to get tan. I finally stopped such foolishness, and turned to self tanners. They were OK, but orangy and smelled. Two years ago, a friend turned me on to Bare Escentuals Faux Tan. OMG!!! This has been the most amazing self tan product ever, and I have tried them all! (I do recommend gloves with the application.) I always exfoliate, shave, etc before application. The product might seem odd coming out of the bottle, with its dark, muddy green color. Rest assured, you will not turn green. In my opinion, the scent is lovely - sort of almond like. I apply it in circular motions all over. Afterward, I use a damp cotton ball to dab my knees, elbows, etc. so that these naturally rougher areas of the body don't absorb more color and appear too dark. Faux Tan will give you some instant color upon application, but continues to darken over the next few hours. I apply it at night, then I go to bed (I often lay an old sheet on top of my nice sheets on the nights I jump into bed with a fresh application of Faux Tan on.) Then in the morning - voila!! Tanned! Bare Escentuals Faux Tan is so natural looking, doesn't smell, gives you rich lovely color, and makes you feel good all over!! For those of you who choose to shave your legs and not wax, a nice touch up after shaving is to mix some Faux Tan with lotion and apply it on your lower legs. If you desire a darker tan, just apply it 2 - 3 nights in a row. If you are new to self tanning products, the application process may sound like a lot of work. Once you get the hang of it, it isn't. I can get it applied and dab the excess off my knees and elbows in 3 - 5 minutes max. Happy Tanning!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Andy on November 14, 2008
I'm not a big self tanner to begin with, but I purchased this product to use as an alternative of sitting out in the sun. While it does give you a VERY natural looking tan, it does come at a price. First, don't apply this in the morning thinking you can just go out about your business an hour later. This stuff is incredibly sticky and also goes on very, very dark. In time it fades to its natural color but that won't happen until the next day, so don't apply this if you have something going on later that night. Secondly, also a plus and a minus, one coat is all you need. No multiple applications are required and I was amazed at how tan my skin was the next day. However, this also comes at a price. Any spots you miss will stand out like night to day. Also, if you don't wash your hands well enough expect to have the dirtiest looking hands imaginable.

Now these might be non issues for some, and I must compliment the product on the fact that it does last a good while. However, my biggest issue was apparent a few days into using it. And that is, "you can't use this if you are male". This is because the first time you shave your face all of the tanner will be scrapped off your face do to the fact that shaving is essentially exfoliating the skin. After shaving you WILL look like a clown.

Its hard to rip too much into this sunless tanner since these issues are apparent in every tanner out there. If you use sunless tanners successfully than I highly recommend this product. If you are new to use tanners I would suggest using a cheaper product first in order to test how well your daily activities will effect the lotion. If you have problems with the cheaper tanners don't expect this more expensive tanner to be any different. Needless to say, after about a month of using this product, trying different variations to keep a good "tan", I gave up and stopped using it.
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