Hawaiian Tropic Self Tanning Lotion Review

Review of: Hawaiian Tropic Self Tanning Lotion

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

Hawaiian Tropic Self Tanning Lotion ReviewProduct Name:  Hawaiian Tropic Self Tanning Lotion

Overall Rating:  Self Tanning Rating 1.5/5

Product Type:  Lotion

Size:  6 oz

Price:  $10.99

Cost Per Ounce:  $1.83 per ounce

Where To Buy:  Click Here

Top 10 Ingredients:  Water, Glycerin, Dihydroxyacetone, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sucrose Polysoyate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteth-10 Phosphate

Overall Opinion:

I ended up giving Hawaiian Tropic Self Tanning Lotion 1.5/5 stars. So I obviously am not a fan.

It smells good, but that’s the only thing I liked about it.

I literally got no color at all from it. I woke up looking super pale and white, like I was the day before.

The bottle it comes in is also pretty confusing. It looks like it’s going to be a mousse, but it’s actually a lotion.

It took over 40 minutes to dry, and I felt very sticky while I waited.

So as you can tell, there aren’t many things I liked about this one.

Detailed Opinion:

Look and Feel

This self tanner is a creamy, white lotion.

It very much resembles your average body moisturizer in texture and color.

The texture is on the thicker side, but not as thick as a body butter or crème.


This one really confused me! It comes in a bottle that’s for a mousse, so I thought it was going to be a mousse instead of a lotion.

So I got my tanning mitt ready and stood in the shower to apply, as I do with mousses (since they tend to be a bit messy). I was really surprised when it came out as a lotion, I really didn’t expect that!

I ended up still using the tanning mitt to apply the lotion and application was very simple.

This one doesn’t get too messy because there’s no guide in it.

Drying Time

Hawaiian Tropic Self Tanning Lotion took about 40 minutes to dry.

That’s longer than average, I wish it dried faster.

I also felt pretty sticky while I waited for it to dry, which was annoying.

At least I didn’t have to worry about it staining my clothes while I waited forever for it to dry.

Smell (Before Application)

The scent of this lotion was my favorite thing about this one.

It smells fruity, and girly….I love the smell!

It kind of smells a bit “perfumey”…like a Victoria Secret product.

Smell (After Several Hours And The Next Day)

When I woke up the next morning I could smell a little bit of DHA on my skin.

I could still smell hints of the fruity smell, but they were mixed in with DHA.

Color Produced

I didn’t see any results when using Hawaiian Tropic Self Tanning Lotion.

I was really disappointed, I woke up as pale as I was the day before.

I feel like this is more of a moisturizer than a self tanner.

The bottle says it gives you a medium shade tan and gets you “two shades darker”, but I didn’t even get one shade darker.

It was a real let down in the “color produced” department.

How Long It Lasts

Well, I never really got a tan…so I’d say this one lasted not even a day.

I couldn’t see any color at all from this one, so it was hard to tell how quickly it faded.

OK For Men?

No, this is more of a body lotion than a self tanner.

I saw no results at all and was very disappointed!


At $10.99 per bottle, the price is really cheap.

But I still wouldn’t pay that, due to the lack of results.

Where To Buy

To buy Hawaiian Tropic Self Tanning Lotion, Click Here.

Hawaiian Tropic Self Tanning Lotion: Summary

Factor Hawaiian Tropic Self Tanning Lotion
Overall Rating Self Tanning Rating 1.5/5
Look and Feel This is a white, creamy lotion with no guide.
Application Applying it was easy, as soon as I realized it wasn’t a mousse.
Drying Time It took about 40 minutes to dry, which is a really long time!
Smell (Before) Smells really good! It’s very fruity and girly smelling.
Smell (After) I could smell a little DHA, and a little bit of the fruity smell.
Color Produced I saw no color change at all, talk about disappointing!
How Long It Lasts I got no color at all…talk about a let down!
OK For Men? No, men won’t like this one.
Price It’s $1.83 per ounce, which is cheap, but not worth it for this one.
Where To Buy Click Here

Hawaiian Tropic Self Tanning Lotion Review

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