South Beach Tanning Premium Self Tanner Review

Review of: South Beach Tanning Premium Self Tanner

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Comprehensive review of South Beach Tanning Premium Self Tanner. See what real experts and actual users have to say about this self tanning product.

South Beach Tanning Premium Self Tanner ReviewProduct Name:  South Beach Tanning Premium Self Tanner

Overall Rating:  Self Tanning Rating 2/5

Product Type:  Lotion

Size:  4 oz

Price:  $14.97

Cost Per Ounce:  $3.74

Where To Buy:  Click Here

Top 10 Ingredients:  Deionized Water, Sojo Hispida Oil, Helliantus Annuus Seed Oil, Dihydroxyacetone (DHA),  Propanediol (Zemea), Capric/Caprylic Triglicerides, Butyrospermum Parkii, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Emulsifying Wax NF, Palm Stearic Acid

Overall Opinion:

After trying out South Beach Tanning Premium Self Tanner, I gave it 2 out of 5 stars.  I didn’t like too much about it, except the price point is decent and it doesn’t stain anything.

The color was very light, more of a gradual self tanner.  But the bottle is so small, if you use it like a gradual tanner, it won’t last you very long.

The smell is light, but not pleasant.  It smells like sour coconuts, and by the next morning, it smelled like DHA (gross).

It also took a very long time to apply, due to the face that it didn’t blend in well.  It stayed white on my skin for around ten minutes, all the while I was rubbing it in.  Talk about annoying!

So overall, I don’t think I’d recommend this self tanner and I think there are better ones out there.

Detailed Opinion:

Look and Feel

This self tanning lotion is white in color and is slick in texture.  It’s a little thinner than most lotions out there, but it’s not runny or watery at all.


I thought applying this lotion was going to be easy peasy because it’s white, so there’d be no mess.  But it ended up being extremely difficult to blend in.  It looked like white sunscreen all over my body, and it took about 10 minutes to fully blend in.

I found it to be very tedious to apply, and I had to use some real elbow grease to blend it in.

I didn’t use a tanning mitt, but it may have helped to blend it in a bit faster.

Drying Time

South Beach Tanning Lotion took around 20 minutes to dry, which is pretty average.

While it dried, it felt a little bit sticky, but that pretty much went away after 20 minutes.

Smell (Before Application)

This self tanner has a pretty light smell, but it’s an unpleasant one.

The light scent smells like sour coconuts.  I usually love coconut scents, but this one just smells off.

Smell (After Several Hours And The Next Day)

After several hours, the sour smell became more prevalent. By the next morning, it had your typical self tanner smell and I couldn’t wait to shower it off.

Color Produced

I was let down with how light my tan was from this product.

It’s definitely more of a gradual self tanner, just based off how light my tan was.  After one application, I was maybe one shade darker and had a super light (almost non-existent) tan.  If this is indeed a gradual tanner (it doesn’t say it is), the bottle is pretty small to use a few times a week.  It won’t last you very long.

I wish my tan would’ve been a few shades darker, but instead it ended up being very light.  I didn’t notice any streaks or patchiness with this tan, which was a small bonus.

How Long It Lasts

My light tan lasted about one day before it faded.  As it faded, it looked pretty natural; it was hard to tell when it was completely gone as it wasn’t dark to begin with.

OK For Men?

No.  I think there are better self tanners out there, even if you’re looking for a light tan.


South Beach Tanning Lotion is $14.97 per bottle.  That works out to $3.74 per ounce, which isn’t a bad price.

Where To Buy

To buy South Beach Tanning Premium Self Tanner, Click Here.

South Beach Tanning Premium Self Tanner: Summary

Factor South Beach Tanning Premium Self Tanner
Overall Rating Self Tanning Rating 2/5
Look and Feel This is a slick, thin white lotion.
Application Applying is a pain because it takes forever to blend into your skin.
Drying Time It took about 20 minutes to dry and not feel sticky.
Smell (Before) It smells like sour coconuts.
Smell (After) It had your typical DHA (self tanner) smell the next morning. Yuck!
Color Produced I had a very light tan, maybe one shade darker.
How Long It Lasts It lasted one day before it faded.
OK For Men? No, I don’t think they’ll be happy with the color.
Price It’s $3.74 per ounce, which isn’t a bad price.
Where To Buy Click Here

South Beach Tanning Premium Self Tanner Review

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