- NATURAL COLORS: Made from all-natural ingredients including cucumber, melon, and shea butter extract, the Caribbean Solutions Beach Colors Natural Self Tanner is the ideal solution for achieving a browner skin tone without the use of hazardous chemicals and ingredients that can harm your skin and give it abnormal orange color. It uses natural DHA, a vegetable substrate derived from sugar cane that colors dead skin cells and energizes melanin, invigorating the skin’s natural darkening process.
- SOOTHES SKIN: Using a tri-blend recipe, our Beach Colors Natural Self Tanner is designed to help your skin look attractive and healthy. Cucumber extract is a natural skin emollient and softener with cooling and astringent properties that cleanses and soothes your skin. Additionally, melon extract relieves stress while shea butter moisturizes and repairs damage.
- BIODEGRADABLE: Committed to maintaining the safety of our environment and planet, all Caribbean Solutions products are biodegradable, plant and mineral based, not tested on animals, and use only recycled packaging.
- FOR DELICATE SKIN: Designed with ingredients that gently soothe, moisturize, and protect, our Beach Colors Natural Self Tanner is ideal for individuals with delicate skin.
- SPECIFICATIONS: Package includes (1) 6 oz. Caribbean Solutions Beach Colors Natural Self Tanner.
This stuff smells SO bad!!!!
I am not usually one to write bad product reviews. And this is not a bad product, really. It does what everyone says it does – turns you tan without turning you yellow. And it goes on well and smooths in just fine. What’s my beef? The SMELL is VERY off-putting – enough so that it outweighs the benefits of using it. Now, I know that everyone perceives odors differently – so it may not bother you. But to me, it’s an all-pervasive, overwhelming smell of very cheap toiletries – and it takes a LONG time to go away. I’ve used this cream twice, trying to get used to it. I think I’ll switch back to my other self-tanner – maybe not as healthy or natural, but at least it doesn’t stink. And this cream does. Make sure if you do use it, that you let it sit for a few minutes to dry before you put on any article of clothing, because the smell gets into anything it touches. I always thought that people who complained about the way things smell were oversensitive – well, I guess I’m oversensitive now!!!! Four stars for doing a good job, minus 3 stars for the smell. That leaves 1 star – and while I don’t hate it, I do dislike it enough that I won’t use it.
Threw it out due to smell
I hate the smell of Mellon so I had to throw this out. I don’t think I’m sensitive to smell generally but this just stinks. I didn’t even use it, I opened it, took a wiff and threw it in the trash.
Nice color, weird consistency, too smelly
This self tanner is one of the nicest I’ve used for color, but I won’t continue to use it. It has a golden, even, color but, the cream is such a weird consistency that seems to sit on top of the skin as opposed to absorbing. It takes a long time to dry and the melon smell, while nice, gets to be overpowering for my taste. I thought Carribean Solutions was expensive, but I’ve started using Chocolate Sun (which is $40!) but, it’s much better in my opinion – dries quickly, absorbs well, great color, smells like cocoa butter.I do love the smell of Carribean Solutions Kukui Body Silk, a bit like a tropical pikake scent. If the self tanner came in that choice I would probably use it. 🙂
I have recently begun switching over all of my products to more natural, organic ones. I thought I was going to be out of luck in finding a self tanner that fit the bill, but then I came across this one. I was skeptical, as I am veryyyy picky about my tanners. I had been a huge fan of body drench aerosol tan and st moritz foam tanner. This one is a WHITE cream. It seems so strange that something this milky and light could give you such a nice glow but it really does. The onlyyy issue that I have with it is that it leaves no color guide- but I have found that even without it, it’s hard to mess this up. And it’s so moisturizing to boot! My skin loves this stuff, and I have very sensitive skin that reacts to 3/4 of products. There is a smell after a few hours, but that’s goingt to be the case with every tanner, I’ve come to peace with that. After you shower, the smell dissipates and you’re left with a really natural, awesome tan! I believe the directions say to do it two days in a row, and I’m sure that you could build the color up, but honestly I’m fine with just one application — I’m not trying to fool anyone into thinking I’m coming back from the beach or anything, I just want to avoid the pasty, sickly looking color that I get in the winter. And this does the trick 🙂 The tan fades away gradually and doesn’t leave any crazy marks or get blotchy. I apply it once a week, and am definitely going to be a customer for as long as they make this stuff. I can’t believe something that works this well is so natural. Love it!!
Wanted to like it
This gives no color! I wanted to like it because it’s natural and that’s more what I’m about but it didn’t change my skin tone at all! I love the scent though, so I will use it up.
Sorry, but this cream does not self tan at all. I looked at the jar several times to make sure I did not buy just regular lotion.
Good Self Tanner
This does give you a nice tan. I use it every other day and it seems to give a nice even color. The smell is not great, but none of the self tanners smell good.
Natural looking tan, even on a very white girl
I have been trying to use more natural products recently and I bought this because of that and also because of all of the good reviews. It exceeded my expectations, although I have only used it on my legs and shoulders.I am really, really pale. On top of that, I do not tan. Rather, I cannot tan, I just burn. I have tried some tanning products before to try to make my legs less of a topic of summer conversation and have generally ended up orange with brown spots on my knees and heels. I exfoliated as was recommended on the instructions and applied this and woke up the next morning with a natural looking glow all over my legs. People at work have actually commented on how nice my legs look instead of telling me how white I am. I have a small patch of spider vein on my calf, and this makes it much less noticeable. I reapply every few days to keep the color up, and I think I will never not have this product again. An added benefit is that is leaves skin outstandingly soft.Other reviewers have commented on the smell and said that it does not absorb entirely. The cream does not have the best smell, it is kind of a cheap flower scent, but it goes away and the result is definitely worth it. It can take awhile to absorb, but if you just rub for awhile it will eventually absorb and again, the result is definitely worth it. Also, like any tanning product, you can get blotches on heavier skin patches like ankles. However, I just exfoliated and it went away.UPDATE: I have found that using a heavy moisturizer (I use coconut oil) on knees and ankles before applying this product helps to avoid blotchy darker patches. I also boughtNatural Kukui Body Silk Moisturizers 8 oz Caribbean Solutions, which gives the same intensely soft skin effect without the color.
little too orange
unfortunately it’s color is a little off, i really love everything else about it. it smells great and has healthier ingredients compared to the alternatives out there. maybe i’m just too pale, and it would work well on someone who has a little color to begin with.
Tip: Apply in the Morning to Avoid Smell
I bought this product months ago and discontinued using it after I showered and exfoliated at night because of the smell. I dunno, some people don’t mind it, but my nose is really sensitive to scents and it felt like being enveloped in tacky cheap perfume smell all night long! Yuck.Well, I broke it out again because it’s that time of year again and I haven’t been able to find anything else that is this natural.I happened to apply it in the morning after a shower, wore it all day, and the smell did not bother me at all! I’ve been using it regularly for a month now and it hasn’t bothered me at all any more. Just shower, put the lotion on, and then wait a few min to dress. Maybe the extra clothing gives enough of a barrier that it doesn’t bother my nose and moving around gets the smell to evaporate more quickly. Have had no problems with it staining my clothes.
Caribbean Solutions Self Tanner
I waited for several weeks before I wrote this because self-tanners weirdly morph on me. I have bought and used many high end salon/cosmetic counter tanners that cost well over $40 for a bare 6 ounces and they *pale* in comparison to this product. First for me, it has zero chemical preservatives, it smells perfectly fine when applying, but the color I achieve is way better then what I get if I’m in the sun. I’m fair-skinned and burn easily, and the results usually aren’t that great. When I use this, I get that perfect golden tanned color and it works amazingly well on my face also. There will always be that self-tanning aroma, but with this product, its very slight. The tanning process is fairly quick and it has not stained or transferred to my clothing. I am hoping that this will always be available.
This was extremely easy to put on which I always think is the hardest part. Worked just like moisturizer and smelled good. Color didn’t come until maybe 8 hours later along with the self-tanner smell so I would do this when you aren’t going to be around other people! I’m very fair but this looked mostly natural to me, I feel like it’s a nice tan look without overdoing it.
Amazon has the best price for this. I have used many self tanners and this is by far my favorite. And it is the safest, acording to EWG.org, which I trust completely.
will buy for life
this product is safe effective and cheap. what more would you want? yes, it does smell a bit horrible but as I said there are more benefits to it than down sides. love it.
I have used this for 2 years now and love the natural color it creates. Gets a good score from EWG so I feel good knowing its non-toxic. I have to feel confident about anything I’m putting all over my body. After all, skin is the body’s largest organ and you know you’re going to absorb this stuff. Here’s the EWG review:[…]
I mix this with my lotion so it goes on more even and isn’t so harsh. I found when I used it by itself it was a little weird in color but mixed with a lotion it tones it down. Equal amount of lotion and this.
Not the best
It works ok for cheap self tanner but overall I don’t like it. I am very pale with freckles and I always burn. This stuff is a very creamy lotion that doesn’t smell super great,but it’s not horrendous, at least not to me. I usually blend my self tanner w/lotion to dial back the intensity of it. I didn’t with this stuff, after reading all the other reviews, and it went on way too dark but worst of all was that it was quite streaky. I just skipped skirts and shorts while it wore off on my legs because no way am I exposing streaky brown legs to the world. When I dilute it w/lotion, it’s a little better but still streaky. This stuff is mediocre in my book. I like my Jergens gradual tanner better. It still streaks but not near as bad as this stuff. One thing I’ve noticed with my favorite self tanner, Clarins, and what i’ve noted with other highly rated self tanners (St.Tropez) is that they don’t contain Vitamin E. I think including Vitamin E in a self tanner is a mistake as it exfoliates your skin and hence causes unven results. I would have to recommend Clarins self tanner above all the rest. Sure it’s expensive but you will be so much happier with the results. Also, I exfoliated vigorously before applying Caribbean Solutions and it still streaked. No thanks.
Smooth, glowing skin
This is as good as it gets for a self tanner. I use it after bathing as a moisturizing cream and by morning my legs are a nice glowing bronze. If I use it twice a day for a couple days I get a tan that will stay for several days. The only downside is that it is very temporary, lasting 3-4 days at the most. Everything else is 5 stars, no unpleasant odor, easy to apply, never any streaking and no harmful ingredients. One last word of caution, this is NOT a bronzer, it takes several hours (overnight) for the color to develop.