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Coppertone Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizing Lotion

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Coppertone Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizing Lotion
 
3.7

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I'm not feeling like a hungry Bugs Bunny!

I decided to purchase this product, well I like to have some color to my skin. Being fair skinned and all, has it's ups and downs. In the summer you want some of...Read complete review

I decided to purchase this product, well I like to have some color to my skin. Being fair skinned and all, has it's ups and downs. In the summer you want some of that "Sunshine" look. Well after earlier this year, I have to be very careful. So this is the route I decided I must travel, if I want to keep travel plans, the road to "me for me"!

Working in some stores, I noticed ***Coppertone Sunless Tanning Gradual Tan Moisturizing Lotion. ***Hmmm, looks interesting. Gradual~check, Moisturizing~check, Flawless~check, Natural looking~check, Tan you control~check, most importantly Sunless~double check!

So far this has been working for me, it's been about a week. Moisturizing it does, color I can see the difference. Plus side, it doesn't look like I just ate a bag of carrots. I'm going to have to ask some of the girls to let me know if I start to get that "look". Well, that's one I can do without.

The pump bottle states that the color change is subtle, not shocking (good because, I can do without that effect). Apply daily until you get the desired look you are going for, which can take several applications. I'll tell you it will. As for me, a little goes a long way.

This does contain moisturizers and vitamin E. Won't clog pores, clean fresh scent, which dries quickly. This can be used on the face and body. Which to me is great, no need for two different sunless tanners and the chance of different colors. You know one part tan, other part orange.. ;-)...

If I could read the ingredients and warnings, then you would know I have my new glasses. (Hint: not yet)

**My Viewpoint: *Coppertone Sunless Tanning Gradual Tan Moisturinzing Lotion, ***is working for me. As both a sunless tanner and moisturizer. I am please with this product so far. I will let you know if I get that "Orange" look, so far, so good!

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Good Color With An Icky Smell

I love Coppertone and they are my go to brand for sunscreen so when I saw that they had a new Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizer I picked up a bottle.

This...Read complete review

I love Coppertone and they are my go to brand for sunscreen so when I saw that they had a new Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizer I picked up a bottle.

This really is moisturizing and does a nice job at hydrating without weighing down the skin.

As for the tanning aspect it's remarkably good. It's very subtle so you can stop applying it daily and apply it every other day when you reach your desired tan level.

This doesn't give you that unfortunate orange tinge that most self tanners provide which is a huge bonus.

What I didn't like, and what prevented me from finishing the bottle was the smell. Oddly, this does not have the same chemically smell that most self tanners have. Instead it has a bizarre, almost spoiled odor. Like it had been sitting on the shelf too long. Since my bottle was brand new I knew it wasn't that. So, the formula itself just stinks.

Despite the fast drying formula and decent coloring the odor just put me off entirely and I was so not going to continue using it and having to put up with the stink so I returned it after about two uses.

I really cannot recommend this for the smell alone. So, unless smells don't bother you this is probably one to pass on.

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4.0

Coppertone Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizing Lotion

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from USA

Comments about Coppertone Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizing Lotion:

I have used the Coppertone Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizing Lotion for many years and I have not had any reason to stop using it. The best thing about the product is that because the tanning process is gradual and also this is basically a lotion, you can use it every day without any risk. I did not notice any difference the first time I started using the product but then after about three weeks on it, my skin gradually and slowly started to tan. I like that it is non-greasy like other tanning lotions and it does not clog my skin pores. Also it dries fairly quickly and penetrates deep into the skin whenever I apply it. It is mild and all natural and creates a very beautiful even tan after a while. For how effective this product is, it costs close to nothing compared to other products in its category. I recommend it if you want a new tanning lotion to try.

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4.0

Doesn't Even Give You a Light Tan

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from Blackwell, OK

Comments about Coppertone Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizing Lotion:

I think I made the wrong purchase when I bought this. It suppose to give you a nice tan after a week. I bought it in the summer when I usually like a deeper tan, but it didn't even give me a weak tan. The bottle states it gives you a tan after a week, but I couldn't tell I was much darker. I did have a slight tan from being outside, but it wasn't that dark as I hadn't been outside but maybe a few hours tops in the month before I used this. Still, I figured it should have darkened me a little after using it for a week. It didn't, after using it for over three weeks, I knew it wouldn't work. I figured the color was washing off when I bathed, so it wasn't doing very much good when i would reapply. Even using it in the wintertime didn't do much better, and I'm pretty light skinned in the winter. I haven't purchased it again. I recommend it to someone that is white as a sheet, as that's probably the only way you would see results.

Effectiveness
This doesn't work very well. I know it's gradual, but it should be darker than this. It's really too light. I think they need to revamp the formula.

Ease of Application
It's very easy to apply, it goes on like moisturizer.

Scent
The scent to this Coppertone isn't great, but it's not all that bad.

Longevity
It seems to wash on as easily as it goes on.

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3.0

Good Color With An Icky Smell

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from Hartford, CT

Comments about Coppertone Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizing Lotion:

I love Coppertone and they are my go to brand for sunscreen so when I saw that they had a new Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizer I picked up a bottle.

This really is moisturizing and does a nice job at hydrating without weighing down the skin.

As for the tanning aspect it's remarkably good. It's very subtle so you can stop applying it daily and apply it every other day when you reach your desired tan level.

This doesn't give you that unfortunate orange tinge that most self tanners provide which is a huge bonus.

What I didn't like, and what prevented me from finishing the bottle was the smell. Oddly, this does not have the same chemically smell that most self tanners have. Instead it has a bizarre, almost spoiled odor. Like it had been sitting on the shelf too long. Since my bottle was brand new I knew it wasn't that. So, the formula itself just stinks.

Despite the fast drying formula and decent coloring the odor just put me off entirely and I was so not going to continue using it and having to put up with the stink so I returned it after about two uses.

I really cannot recommend this for the smell alone. So, unless smells don't bother you this is probably one to pass on.

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4.0

Works well

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from USA

Comments about Coppertone Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizing Lotion:

I give Coppertone Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizing Lotion an 8 because it is a great lotion to use to get just enough color to not look pale. It gradually adds color so it is great for beginner sunless tanners so you do not get that overly dark or orange look for a few days. The downside to this lotion is that it has no tint whatsoever. The lotion is white and when you apply it and rub it in you have no indicator as to where you already applied the lotion. You must remember well so you do not overly apply the lotion to certain areas and look very uneven. It did not leave any gross splotches or streaks either. It worked well on those hard to perfect areas such as the elbows, knees, and ankles. It lasts for an average amount of time for each application, with the color starting to fade away on day three and completely gone by day four. I have applied after two days and one day and both have gone successfully. I would recommend this lotion to others.

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4.0

Sunless tanner that really works

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from USA

Comments about Coppertone Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizing Lotion:

At first I was unsure about this tanning lotion because I heard that it turned someone orange from one of the reviews I read. It actually works really well, especially if you do sit outside in the sun just to make it work a little faster. It is a sunless tanner so it will work without sitting in the sun. It also works great as a moisturizer. It does not streak which is great. I hate when people can notice that I use tanning lotion. It's not the best lotion but you get what you pay for. It doesn't smell bad like some tanning lotions. It is very easy to use. All you have to do is apply it to your skin and rub it in. I do suggest washing your hands because I noticed an orange tint after a week of using it. It is not water proof so you will want to reapply after swimming (or sweating). I also recommend using some sun block if you are going to be outside. It doesn't have sun screen so you will need extra protection.

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2.0

I really did not like this sunless tanning lotion.

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from lakeland, florida

Comments about Coppertone Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizing Lotion:

Coppertone Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizing lotion is not a good product. It smells awful and is greasy. It did make my skin darker, but I did not like consistency of it, so I had to stop using it. The scent is a little overpowering and the lotion did not absorb very well at all. It kind of sat on my skin and left an oily residue that I could not stand. I kept rubbing at my legs, hoping to get it more absorbed. It also made my skin look at little orange, which I hated. That is the one thing I am always trying to stay away from because it obviously looks fake when the color is anything other than a nice brown. I would not recommend this product. It is terrible.

Effectiveness
This product is effective. It did darken the color of my skin, however, the quality of the lotion is horrible. I hate greasy and oily lotions, so I will never be using this product again.

Ease of Application
This lotion is a little watery for my taste and does not moisturize as well I as I would have liked.

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4.0

Nice Subtle Tan

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from USA

Comments about Coppertone Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizing Lotion:

I have fair skin so I have a hard time finding a good, sublte self tanner that does not make me look orange. I think this product is really good. You can control how dark you get. It is very subtle. If you think its too light, just put another layer on. I think this is a great self tanning product and would continue to use it.

Effectiveness
It is a great product. It is very effective and you can control how much tan you want. You can tan yourself and go layer by layer so you do not over do it.

Ease of Application
It is fairly easy to put on. I have been using it for a while and I have a system now. I do not usually do my whole body anyway. Only certain body parts depending.

Scent
The scent is ok. It does not really matter because the scent does not last very long. The scent is there during the application but it wears off.

Longevity
It lasts a few days. If you put it on and want to maintain a certain color, just reapply a few days later and keep it up.

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1.0

Useless

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from USA

Comments about Coppertone Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizing Lotion:

Did not work for me. I used the whole bottle everyday and could not tell a difference. I exfoliated before every use and used it everyday. I took a little while to dry. I used it only on my legs as I have no one to help apply to my back, so I had the whole bottle just for my legs. I thought maybe I wasn't using enough in the beginning because I could not see a difference. Didn't take me long to realize that I was using too much because it would never dry. So I cut back. Since I had already invested my money in the bottle, I chose to keep using it. I could not see an color at all. I am not fair skinned, but, I am not naturally brown either. So, after using the whole bottle. Nothing. I have used self tanners before and they have worked. I chose Coppertone this year because it has a good reputation. I read reviews on this product and most people were happy with the product. Maybe I have something in my skin that just counteracted the product. Don't have an answer as to why it didn't work on me, unless I just bought a bad batch.

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5.0

A solid choice!

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from USA

Comments about Coppertone Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizing Lotion:

While this is not my absolute favorite sunless tanning lotion, this is a very good choice. The value is very good for the results that you get. This Coppertone is "Gradual" as the name indicates and I think that that is best for good results. It takes a few days to notice a difference but the effect is natural looking and builds up over time. The scent is nice, light and not too noticeable. The consistency is good, it is a little wetter than some I have tried but it is not too wet. It spreads well and evenly. The application process is simple due in large part to the dispenser. This is my favorite container for sunless tanning lotion. The top makes it easy to dispense and to make sure that you easily get the right quantity of lotion. The formula moisturizes well and is not greasy. It dries quickly and I have never had an issue with streaking. The color is light but if you are patient enough, over time, the tint comes together nicely.

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4.0

Works well and I don't smell like rotten meat, just raw chicken.

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from The heart of , NY

Comments about Coppertone Gradual Tan Sunless Tanning Moisturizing Lotion:

***Quick View: ***I have tried several self tanners from high priced ones to the drugstore gradual ones that say they are also a moisturizer. I realize I can't apply a self tanner well and always get streaks and uneven spots so I have gone the gradual route. So far, this one is the best for me on many levels although the scent, when dried, still has that "meat" scent that I hate. It's not too bad though.

***My Take on Coppertone Sunless Tanning Gradual Tan Moisturizing Lotion***

This lotion comes in a 9 ounce pump bottle. The lotion is white (wish it were tinted even a bit) and smells great at first. I was so pleased with the scent thinking I finally found a tanner that didn't have that grody self tanner scent that I hate. There are no shades. It's just one shade fits all from what I can tell.

I applied the lotion on my arms, chest, legs and even my face. I was fairly liberal when I applied it but as careful as I could be which isn't very much, I have to admit. I know when this stuff dries and streaks, I can always shower and slough it off so I wasn't too worried about the results.

I could see slight color developing in an hour. The scent that I liked so much, however, started to dry down to that familiar self tanner scent. It smelled kind of like raw chicken. That is not nearly as bad as most self tanners that I think smell like ROTTING chicken so I am not complaining although it would be awesome to find a self tanner that smells fresh and good - or even neutral - when dry.

The next day, the color was there but subtle. It was very natural looking. My face seemed to pick up more color than my body but, after a good face washing, it just looked a tad suntanned and not overly tan. I like the results. No streaking, no orange, no weird splotches, and no build up on knees, ankles, toes, or elbows. I was careful on those areas but still did use the lotion on them.

It took about three nights to get to where I wanted to be which was just a bit tan. My legs are ghostly pale and they're tanned slightly now, enough so that I didn't look day-glow. That's all I want. I don't want to pretend I bask in the sun for hours on end. I just want a little touch of summer color without having to risk my skin to get it.

I think if I kept layering this on, it may start to look orange but, applied the way I did, lightly over three nights, it looks as if I really did lay out in the sun for a few hours.

The scent is definitely tolerable. I would NOT use **Coppertone Sunless Tanning Gradual Tan Moisturizing Lotion** if it wasn't. I am so sensitive to scent that I would rather just go without a self tanner than to stink like meat or chemicals. This one has a light meaty scent but is showered off and easily covered when I apply a body spray.

***My Viewpoint***

I am happy with **Coppertone Sunless Tanning Gradual Tan Moisturizing Lotion **and I will keep using it. I like that it gives my face a very natural subtle glow that doesn't make me look like an Oompa Loompa. It doesn't break me out or cause any skin issues and it hydrates. It also dries fast and doesn't seem to transfer. I will just use this lotion every four or five days now to keep the color I have where it is. I have no desire to go deeper. Just a little touch of sun is what I want and what I have now. Any more and I will look like all those orange celebs who really think they look good when, in reality, they look ridiculous (Hello, George Hamilton!). ***4 stars.***

Effectiveness
The next day, the color was there but subtle. It was very natural looking. My face seemed to pick up more color than my body but, after a good face washing, it just looked a tad suntanned and not overly tan. I like the results.

Ease of Application
I wish this were tinted but it is easy to apply and is so subtle that streaks can be avoided with just a bit of care when applying.

Scent
The scent, when dried, has that "raw meat" self tanner scent that I hate. It's not too bad though compared to many other self tanners.

Longevity
This is a gradual tanner than fades off gradually. It builds up in color if you use it several days in a row. When you stop using it, it will wash off after a few days.

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