Product Name: Bobbi Brown Sunless Tanning Gel
Product Type: Gel
Size: 4.2 Oz.
Cost Per Ounce: $7.85
Where To Buy: Click Here
Top 10 Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Dihydroxyacetone, Methyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Isododecane, Trisiloxane, Sucrose, Glucose, Fructose
Overall Bobbi Brown Sunless Tanning Gel is now just a little above average as far as self tanners go.
Several years ago it was a great product. But then they discontinued it for a little over a year and when they brought it back, it really hadn’t really changed much.
However, the rest of the self tanning industry did.
So while Bobbi Brown’s tanner stayed the same when it was re-released, other self tanners got A LOT better.
We still like the color this product produces. And application is super easy.
But the terrible smell and lengthy drying time (not to mention the “stickiness”) tarnish this product’s usefulness.
Our overall rating is 2.75 out of 5.0 stars, which puts it slightly above average, but definitely below some of the better formulas out there.
Look and Feel
Bobbi Brown Sunless Tanning Gel comes out of the tube as a white, almost-liquid gel. Separation definitely occurs with this product which produces some cleat liquid before the white gel comes out. You can avoid that messy situation by shaking the tube before application.
Because it’s a gel, we think Bobbi Brown Sunless Tanning Gel is very easy to apply. It blends quickly and easily.
It doesn’t contain any guide color, which doesn’t bother us too much. Plus it makes for a very non-messy application.
You don’t have to worry about getting this all over your sink, clothes, towels, etc.
This is where Bobbi Brown’s self tanner really falters…
To us it felt like it took over an hour for this product to dry. And it was VERY sticky. Definitely not a pleasant feeling waiting for it to dry.
Smell (Before Application)
Bobbi Brown Sunless Tanning Gel has a unique smell to it… and not a great one at that.
It kind of smells like an old school self tanner.
And we could detect a bit of that DHA odor right out of the tube.
Smell (After Several Hours And The Next Day)
After awhile, the unusual smell goes away.
However that unpleasant DHA smell is definitely detectable the next day following application.
We actually love the color Bobbi Brown Sunless Tanning Gel produces.
It’s very smooth, even and natural.
The actual color is a medium-to-light shade of bronze.
Several years ago they used to have both a “light” and “dark” product. This new one seems to be in the middle of the two.
Honestly, I’d prefer they go back to having both so you can choose how dark you’d like to get.
OK For Men?
Yeah I think this one’s ok for men. It’s pretty easy to apply and the color is good. And men don;t seem to be bothered as much by the not-so-great smell.
The 4.2 oz. bottle costs $33.00. So that works out to $7.85 per ounce, which is very expensive compared to most self tanners.
Where To Buy
To buy Bobbi Brown Sunless Tanning Gel, click here.
Bobbi Brown Sunless Tanning Gel: Summary
|Factor||Bobbi Brown Sunless Tanning Gel|
|Look and Feel||Comes out a white-colored gel; can separate in the bottle|
|Application||Easy, non-messy application. Blends easily|
|Drying Time||Takes FOREVER to dry. The sticky feeling can last over an hour|
|Smell (Before)||Not a great smell. Kind of old school DHA tinged odor|
|Smell (After)||DHA presence is pretty strong for about a day after application|
|Color Produced||Produces a great, medium shade of bronze. Very smooth and natural|
|How Long It Lasts||Lasts about 3-5 days, which is average among tanners|
|OK For Men?||Yes. Easy to apply and good, natural color|
|Price||$33.00 for 4.2 oz or $7.85 per oz; very expensive|
|Where To Buy||Click Here|
Category: Self Tanning Reviews