Mystic Tan Sunless Tanning Lotion Review

Review of: Mystic Tan Sunless Tanning Lotion

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Comprehensive review of Mystic Tan Sunless Tanning Lotion. See what the experts and actual users have to say about this self tanning product.

Mystic Tan Sunless Tanning Lotion ReviewProduct Name:  Mystic Tan Sunless Tanning Lotion

Overall Rating:  Self Tanning Rating 3.75/5

Product Type:  Lotion

Size:  5.0 ounces

Price:  $19.50

Cost Per Ounce:  $3.90

Where To Buy:  Click here

Top 10 Ingredients:  Water, Dihydroxyacetone,  Dimethyl Sulfone, Pentylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Stearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Polyglycryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate

Overall Opinion:

Mystic Tan Sunless Tanning Lotion works pretty well as a “basic” self tanner.

It’s pretty easy to apply, dries in a reasonable amount of time, and gives a decent bronze color once it’s developed.

However, this product does have a bit of that ‘self tanner’ smell that so many people want to avoid.

But overall, this is a good product that falls in the middle between lower-end drugstore brands and higher-end department store brands.

Detailed Review:

Look and Feel

Mystic Tan Sunless Tanning Lotion comes out of the tube as  a medium brown colored lotion.  It feels a little greasy, but not too bad.


This product wasn’t too difficult to apply.  It blends in pretty well and has a slight tint or guide to it.

It doesn’t get all over everything like many self tanners that have tint or guide color in them.

Drying Time

The drying time on Mystic Tan Sunless Tanning Lotion is about average.  Because it’s a lotion, it does take longer than quick drying gels and mousses.

But overall the drying time is fine.  And on the plus side it doesn’t get all over your sheets.

Smell (Before Application)

This product smells kind of tropical with a faint trace of that DHA self tanner smell.  I wish they would have covered that up somehow :)

Smell (After Several Hours And The Next Day)

The next day the smell had mostly disappeared.  Unfortunately, the DHA smell did not.

Color Produced

Mystic Tan Sunless Tanning Lotion produces a nice, medium shade of bronze.  It’s not light, but it’s also not super dark.

If you like your tan right in the middle, this may be a good product for you!

How Long It Lasts

Mystic Tan’s product lasts for about 3-5 days, depending on how much you moisturize.

OK For Men?

This isn’t a bad choice for guys.  The smell might bother you a little, but the medium color will look good on most guys.


Mystic Tan Sunless Tanning Lotion costs $19.50 for a 5 ounce bottle.  That works out to $3.90 per ounce, which falls near the middle of what most self tanners are priced at.

Where To Buy

To buy Mystic Tan Sunless Tanning Lotion, click here.

Mystic Tan Sunless Tanning Lotion:  Summary

Factor Mystic Tan Sunless Tanning Lotion
Overall Rating Self Tanning Rating 3.75/5
Look and Feel Medium brown-colored lotion.  A bit greasy
Application Not too difficult to apply.  Has a slight tint to it
Drying Time As a lotion, it takes awhile to dry
Smell (Before) Tropical smell with a slight trace of DHA
Smell (After) Mostly disappears although there’s still a bit of that DHA smell
Color Produced Color is a medium shade of bronze.  Not super dark nor super light
How Long It Lasts Lasts about 3-5 days.  About average among self tanners
OK For Men? Ok for most.  Smell may turn some off
Price Costs $3.90 per ounce, which is middle of the road
Where To Buy Click here

Mystic Tan Sunless Tanning Lotion Review

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