Golden Star Beauty Self Tanner Facial Serum Review

Review of: Golden Star Beauty Self Tanner Facial Serum

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Comprehensive review of Golden Star Beauty Self Tanner Facial Serum. See what real experts and actual users have to say about this self tanning product.

Golden Star Beauty Self Tanner Facial Serum ReviewProduct Name:  Golden Star Beauty Self Tanner Facial Serum

Overall Rating:  Self Tanning Rating 2.5/5

Product Type:  Serum

Size:  2 fl oz

Price:  $21.99

Cost Per Ounce:  $10.99

Where To Buy:  Click Here

Top 10 Ingredients:  Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Dihydroxyacetone, Sodium PCA, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol (Vit B5), Cellulose Gum, Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate), Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate

Overall Opinion:

If you’re looking for an easy-to-use and affordable self tanner for your face, then Golden Star Beauty Self Tanner Facial Serum could be your match. Other than that, I didn’t love this product.

A little product goes a long way when it comes to applying it, so it’s best to start with a single pump and work your way up if needed. After 12 hours or less, I had a medium shade tan, that was nice looking but a little unnatural.

The sugar-cookie scent that accompanies this facial tanner is a bit overwhelming; I felt like a teenage girl again. Although I’ve definitely smelled worse self tanners, this one isn’t my favorite scent.

I’m happy with my results, but I don’t think it’s the best facial self tanner out there.

Detailed Opinion:

Look and Feel

Golden Star Beauty Self Tanner Facial Serum is light brown and has the appearance of an average face serum. However, once you apply the product onto your face, it has a texture more like facial oil.

Once the tanning serum absorbed into my skin, it left behind a sticky residue. While the product itself was dry after a few minutes, the sticky feeling hung around for about 30 minutes post-application.


The application is really easy, but I wouldn’t follow their instructions on how much product to use.

While they recommend 2-3 pumps of tanning serum, I think a single pump is more than enough product. So I’d start there and add more if needed.

Other than that, you’ll apply it to clean, dry skin, and then wait 3-4 hours before applying any other products on your face.

Drying Time

This facial serum didn’t dry as quickly as I’d like. It feels more like an oil, so I expected it to take some time to dry, but it stayed sticky on my face for over 30 minutes :( This isn’t exactly ideal, when I’m wanting to go to bed.

Smell (Before Application)

Golden Star Beauty Self Tanner Facial Serum has an extremely strong sugar cookie scent. It’s definitely overpowering, and unfortunately, it doesn’t go away for multiple hours post-application.

I personally didn’t like the smell of the product, but it also didn’t have any hint of self-tanner scent to it, so that’s a positive side to the odor!

Smell (After Several Hours And The Next Day)

After a few hours, the sugar cookie scent disappeared completely. Normally when that happens, I’m expecting the self-tanner smell to kick in, but that wasn’t the case here.

It became odorless after about 3 hours of wear.

Color Produced

While I got a medium tan after one application, it wasn’t the most natural looking tan.

I’ve now tried SO many facial tanners and I definitely prefer the higher end ones to this one. You can tell the quality of the tan is just better in the more expensive products. With this one, you kind of get what you pay for. This one also, may work better for other skin tones, mine is extremely pale.

The directions say to use 2-3 pumps, but I found that I only needed one to cover my entire face.

I would use this one again, but only if I didn’t have access to my other face tanners than I prefer.

How Long It Lasts

The color I achieved lasted for 3 days, which I was perfectly content with.

When the color began to fade, it did so without any streaking or weird splotches on my skin, which allowed me to ride out the color for a day or two longer.

OK For Men?

Yes—but men might not want to leave the house with it on. The sugar cookie scent is very strong and feminine in my opinion, so that might deter some men off the bat.

However, after a few hours, this product is definitely suitable for both men and women.


Golden Star Beauty Self Tanner Facial Serum is very cheap, especially given how much product you get. Furthermore, you truly only need a pump or two at the most per application, so a single bottle will last you a long time.

Where To Buy

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Golden Star Beauty Self Tanner Facial Serum: Summary

Factor Golden Star Beauty Self Tanner Facial Serum
Overall Rating Self Tanning Rating 2.5/5
Look and Feel Light brown serum appearance but felt more like facial oil when applied. Sticky residue on face post-application doesn’t completely go away until after 30 minutes
Application Apply 1 pump to clean, dry skin. Wait 3-4 hours before applying any other face products, especially makeup
Drying Time Over 30 minutes
Smell (Before) Sugar cookie scent. No hint of self-tanner but the odor is very strong
Smell (After) Sweet smell dissipated over time. No self-tanner smell emerged
Color Produced Medium shade tan, not very natural looking on me
How Long It Lasts 3 days
OK For Men? Yes, once it dries completely. Very feminine scent before absorption
Price Affordable for amount of product and worth the money based on result achieved
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Golden Star Beauty Self Tanner Facial Serum Review

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