Bath and Body Works Self Tanning Lotion Review

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Comprehensive review of Bath and Body Works Self Tanning Lotion. See what real experts and actual users have to say about this self tanning product.

Bath and Body Works Bronzing Self Tanning Lotion ReviewProduct Name:  Bath and Body Works Self Tanning Lotion

Overall Rating:  Self Tanning Rating 1/5

Product Type:  Lotion

Size:  6 Oz.

Price:  $15.00

Cost Per Ounce:  $2.50

Where To Buy:  Click Here

Top 10 Ingredients:  Water (Aqua, Eau), Propylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol Denat, Dihydroxyacetone, Fragrance(Parfum), PEG/PPG18/18 Dimethicone, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

Overall Opinion:

It’s not very often I give a product 1 out of 5 stars.

But I had to this time, there were so many things I didn’t like about Bath and Body Works Self Tanning Lotion.

First of all, the product is an absolute mess, glitter gets everywhere!

I’ve never seen a product have so much glitter in it.

There’s also a very dark guide in it, which also adds to the messiness of the product.

The color is very orange and unnatural looking.

You can definitely tell I used a self tanner.

The only thing I liked about this self tanner is the smell.  It’s very fruity, but it’s also very strong.

So in my opinion, this is one of the worst self tanners out there.

Detailed Opinion:

Look and Feel

Bath and Body Works Self Tanning Lotion is supposed to be a “lotion” but it feels more like a gel to me.

It’s very slick and gel-like.

It comes out a dark brown color and has a ton of glitter in it.


Application is pretty messy.

This self tanner has a dark guide in it, so make sure you wear gloves while applying it.  I didn’t and it stained my palms and fingers.

There is also glitter in this product, so if it gets anywhere it’s a major pain to clean up.

When I woke up the next morning, my entire bed and bathroom were all covered in glitter, it was SO annoying and extremely messy.

Drying Time

This self tanner took about 35-40 minutes to dry completely.

That’s too long in my opinion.

I felt wet while it was drying.

And the worst part, I sat down and glitter got everywhere!

Smell (Before Application)

The smell is the only thing I liked about this product.

It smells like a lot of Bath and Body Works products do, sweet and fruity.

It’s a pretty strong smell though, so some of you may not like it.

Smell (After Several Hours And The Next Day)

I could smell a little DHA on my skin the next day, ew.

I was thankful it went away after showering the product (and all the glitter) off.

Color Produced

The color I got from Bath and Body Works Self Tanning Lotion was really orange.

Someone even commented on how orange I looked (talk about embarrassing!).

The color was probably a medium shade, but it wasn’t natural looking at all.

It was also pretty splotchy.

Needless to say, I wasn’t a fan of the color I got from this one.

How Long It Lasts

It lasted about 2 days before it drastically faded.

And with this one, I’m not complaining.

Normally I like my self tanner to last at least 5 days, but with this one I was happy it faded quickly because I didn’t like the color at all.

As it faded, it got pretty streaky as well.

OK For Men?

Definitely not.  Men, stay away from this one!

I doubt men want to look like an orange, glittery mess ;)


This self tanner is $15.00 for a 6 oz bottle.

Overall, $2.50 is pretty affordable for a self tanner, but I wouldn’t pay that for this one.

Where To Buy

To buy Bath and Body Works Self Tanning Lotion,  Click Here.

Bath and Body Works Self Tanning Lotion:  Summary

Factor Bath and Body Works Self Tanning Lotion
Overall Rating  Self Tanning Rating 1/5
Look and Feel Dark, glittery lotion (feels more like a gel)
Application Messy, glitter gets everywhere!
Drying Time 35- 40 minutes, too long!
Smell (Before) Smells nice, very strong and fruity.
Smell (After) I smelled a little DHA the next day.
Color Produced Produced a medium, orange shade. Splotchy and very unnatural.
How Long It Lasts Lasted about 2 days before it faded drastically.
OK For Men? No, men won’t like all the glitter and the orange color.
Price $15.00 for a 6 Oz bottle. That’s $2.50 an ounce, which is very affordable.
Where To Buy Click Here

 Bath and Body Works Self Tanning Lotion Review


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