Coppertone Gradual Tan Review

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Comprehensive review of Coppertone Gradual Tan. See what real experts and actual users have to say about this self tanning product.

Coppertone Gradual Tan ReviewProduct Name:  Coppertone Gradual Tan

Overall Rating:  Self Tanning Rating 2/5

Product Type:  Lotion

Size:  9 Oz

Price:  $7.67

Cost Per Ounce:  $0.85

Where To Buy:  Click Here

Top 10 Ingredients:  Water, Isohexadecane, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Stearoyl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Panthenol(Provitamin B5), Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Overall Opinion:

I think gradual tanners can be a lot of work to begin with, so when I don’t receive a decent tan I think it’s a waste of time.

That’s how I feel about the Coppertone Gradual Tan.

It smells good and the price is very reasonable, but the color just isn’t up to par for me.

The color was so light it’s almost not there at all.

After using this product for 3 days, I was maybe one shade darker… talk about disappointing!

The smell is nice and perfume-like, but it may be a little too strong (or old-ladyish) for some of you out there.

You’ll have to reapply this self tanner every day to maintain your color, and to me that’s more work than it’s worth.

As far as gradual self tanners go, I think there are better ones out there for around the same price.

Detailed Opinion:

Look and Feel

Coppertone Gradual Tan comes out as a smooth, white lotion.

There’s no guide in this one, it’s white as can be.

The texture of the lotion is very smooth and creamy.


Application was very simple.

Since the product is white you don’t have to worry about it staining anything.

But it does take longer than average to blend the product into your skin due to its texture.

This one goes on like your daily moisturizer.

Drying Time

This one was pretty average, it took about 25 minutes to dry completely.

It was nice that I didn’t have to worry about it staining anything while I waited for it to dry.

It felt a little sticky on my skin while it dried.

Smell (Before Application)

Coppertone Gradual Tan smells very strongly of perfume.

It smells good, but it may be a little strong for some of you out there.

I like the smell, but at times it smells a little like old lady perfume to me.

Smell (After Several Hours And The Next Day)

When I woke up I could still smell perfume.

I was pleasantly surprised, I never smelled DHA with this product!

Color Produced

The color produced is where this self tanner fell flat.

It’s a gradual self tanner, you have to apply it numerous days in a row to achieve your desired color.

After 3 days of applying it, I barely had any tan at all.

I was probably 1 shade darker after applying it for a few days.

No wonder I couldn’t smell any DHA with this product, I don’t even know if they have any DHA in it!

I was very disappointed with how much effort it took to get just one shade darker.

The tan I got with this one was so light, so it didn’t have any streaks or splotchiness.

How Long It Lasts

Well, given that the color is virtually nonexistent, I think this one lasts only a day before fading.

You’ll have to apply this one literally everyday to maintain any color at all…its SO light!

OK For Men?

No, this one gives you little to no color.

If you’re looking for a gradual tanner, there are ones that will give you better color.


Coppertone Gradual Tan was only $0.85 per ounce!

That’s super cheap, and explains why the quality of the color produced was so low.

Where To Buy

To buy Coppertone Gradual Tan,  Click Here.

Coppertone Gradual Tan:  Summary

Factor Coppertone Gradual Tan Self Tanner
Overall Rating  Self Tanning Rating 2/5
Look and Feel White, creamy lotion.
Application Very simple and non messy, but takes a while to blend into skin.
Drying Time It was average, took about 25 minutes to dry completely.
Smell (Before) Smells strongly of perfume, I didn’t smell any DHA.
Smell (After) The perfume smell lasted until the next day.
Color Produced The color was SO light, I didn’t like it.
How Long It Lasts Lasted 1 day, you’ll need to apply this one daily.
OK For Men? No, the color is way too light.
Price $7.67 for a 9 oz bottle….that’ super cheap.
Where To Buy Click Here

 Coppertone Gradual Tan Review

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