Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops Review

Review of: Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops

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Comprehensive review of Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops. See what real experts and actual users have to say about this self tanning product.

Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops ReviewProduct Name:  Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops Dark

Overall Rating:  Self Tanning Rating 3.5/5

Product Type:  Drops

Size:  1 oz

Price:  $29.00

Cost Per Ounce:  $29.00

Where To Buy:  Click Here

Top 10 Ingredients:  Water, Dihydroxyacetone, Alcohol Denat. (SD Alcohol 40-B), Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Xanthan Gum, Erythrulose, Propylene Glycol, Tropaeolum Majus Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate)

Overall Opinion:

I was hesitant to try these Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops because the two other Isle of Paradise products I’ve tried weren’t good at all.  But I’m glad I tried these drops because I actually like them!  They produce a much smoother tan then their water and mousse in my opinion.  I tried these drops in the ‘Dark” shade.

I found these drops relatively easy to use, and I like that you can customize how dark your tan is.  You can choose to mix these drops with whatever lotion you like, which is another plus.

The drops smell ok, they have a clean scent, but I can also smell a lot of DHA as well.  Luckily, that smell goes away once you mix it with your lotion.

I decided to go heavy on the drops (I used a full dropper for each body part.) because I wanted a dark tan.  Unfortunately, my tan wasn’t dark; it was a medium shade.  But it looked very nice and natural.  There were no streaks; I was really impressed with how smooth it looked.  However, if you want a really deep tan, you should probably look elsewhere.

The price point on these drops is pretty average, and one bottle will last you a while.

So overall, I like these, but they aren’t perfect, and not dark enough to be called a “dark tanner”.

Detailed Opinion:

Look and Feel

These self tanning drops are a thick, goopy texture.  They’re thicker than water, but they’re still liquidy.  They’re clearish,yellow in color, so they don’t have a color guide to them.


To apply these drops, you add 1-12 drops to your favorite moisturizer.  I mixed the drops in as I went.  I ended up mixing one full dropper full of drops with my lotion for each body part.  This is more than they suggest using, but I wanted a deeper tan.

These drops sound difficult and time consuming to use, they have an extra step involved than most self tanners. You need to mix with your body lotion before you apply.  But I was pleasantly surprised, and found these pretty easy to use.

I used a tanning mitt to apply, and I found it to be pretty easy and mess free.  There are a few things you need to be careful of: mixing in the drops evenly and making sure you don’t miss any spots while applying.

Overall, these drops are pretty easy to use, and I was able to apply to my whole body in about 15 minutes.

Drying Time

The drying time depends on which body lotion you use to apply.  I used a Jergens body moisturizer and I found the product dried within 5 minutes, which was great!

I don’t think the drops themselves are very sticky, and even if they are, you use so little of them it’d be hard to tell.

Smell (Before Application)

The drops themselves smell ok; they have a clean scent but I also smell a lot of DHA.  The good news is the smell goes away when you mix with your body lotion.  So whatever the scent of your body lotion is ends up being the main scent you’ll smell.

Smell (After Several Hours And The Next Day)

The next day I couldn’t smell any smell besides a little hint of DHA.  The DHA smell was barely there, but if I tried hard, I could smell it.

Color Produced

The directions on the bottle say to mix 1-12 drops with your moisturizer and then apply.  The more drops you use, the darker your tan will be.  So Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops make your tan customizable based on how dark you’d like to be.

I ended up using one full dropper full of tanning drops for each body part I tanned.  I wanted to achieve a dark tan.  The next morning, I had a medium shade tan.  It wasn’t as dark as I expected it to be, I wish it got a little darker based on how many drops I used.  But the medium color was very smooth and nice looking.  I’m impressed with the color these drops give, but don’t expect a very dark tan.

I also like how you can customize how dark your tan is for different body parts.  I chose to put less drops on my hands and feet, as they tend to soak up more product.  It turned out great, and my hands and feet looked very naturally tanned!

They have 3 shades of these self tanning drops; I tried the dark ones.  They also have light and medium shades.  The dark is more like a medium shade, so I’m guessing the other two shades are quite light.

How Long It Lasts

My tan lasted about 4 days before fading.  My skin stayed hydrated longer than with most self tanners because I applied it in conjunction with a moisturizer.  I found that my tan faded pretty evenly with minimal spottiness.

OK For Men?

Yes, I think men will like these drops, just don’t expect a super dark tan.


Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops are $29.00 per bottle, which is a pretty good price as these will last you a while.

Where To Buy

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Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops: Summary

Factor Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops
Overall Rating Self Tanning Rating 3.5/5
Look and Feel These are goopy drops that are clear/yellow in color.
Application Applying is easy; you mix with your normal body lotion.
Drying Time The tanner dried in only 5 minutes, which isn’t bad at all!
Smell (Before) Smells clean, but also strongly of DHA.
Smell (After) I could only smell a small hint of DHA the next morning.
Color Produced I got a medium tan that looked very natural and smooth.
How Long It Lasts It lasted about 4 days on my skin.
OK For Men? Yes
Price It’s $29 per bottle, which is pretty average.
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Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops Review

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