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Sun Laboratories Dark Sunsation Self Tanning Lotion – Very Dark 8 fl oz.

Even a deep, dark tan is attainable without exposing your skin to the sun’s harmful rays with Sun Laboratories Dark Sunsation. Formulated with a wondrous blend of natural ingredients, Dark Sunsation enhances the skin’s melanin production throughout the face and body while hydrating and protecting the skin. Its nourishing formula coats the skin in instant color to prevent streaks or patches, while its sugar-based actives provide a deep, healthy tan within three hours.

Key features

  • Natural, sugar-based formula
  • Provides a deep, dark tan without UV sun exposure
  • Instantly tints skin to avoid streaks or patches
  • Dark color sets within three hours
  • Hydrates and protects all skin types

Honest reviews

★★★★★

LOVE THIS STUFF

I have been using this product for about 2 years now and can honestly say this is the best self tanner i have ever used in my life. I have tried every high end product down to every drug store product and can truthfully say nothing comes close to this. It does not have that annoying fake tan smell to it, it actually has a really good almond-like smell to it. It does not leave streaks and blends in very easily. It is a natural looking tan and lasts for a few days. It beats going tanning in a booth and harming your skin. HIGHLY recommend this product for anyone on the hunt for a GREAT self tanner 🙂

Loretta Avon By The Sea, NJ
★★★★★

Doesn’t blend well. Color uneven.

I must state first that i am NOT a newbee to self tanning – but rather have spent the past 10 or so years frantically trying all the products available in my quest for the best product. And, this is NOT it.Its good that it has a dark guide color, but its really hard to blend well. Its a cream, but its weirdly sticky not smooth so its hard to get on. The result: takes around 6 hours like other tanners but the color wasn’t deep at all – it was barely any color there.Still have full bottle (used only twice to give it a fair chance) and probably will throw away.Fake Bake is WAAAY better than this product.

Carly Norvelt, PA
★★★★★

Love it!

I used to be a frequent indoor tanning bed user and have cut down to save from age spots and wrinkles. I was looking for something with no orange tint and this has been great. I just put it on all over before bed. Get up and shower it off and I have an instant brown color. Make sure you wear gloves when applying and remember if you already have brown spots on your skin or face from the sun; the tanning pigment with absorb more into those spots. So try to avoid them. Great price, fast delivery, would definitely purchase again.

Dominique Sagamore Beach, MA
★★★★★

Decent Tanning Lotion

The lotion application was very easy, I did not use gloves and was able to wash it off fairly easily. The smell is decent as well. I was dissapointed in the darkness of it though, for "very dark" I felt like it wasn’t super noticeable and washed off within 2 days. I expected it to last longer and be darker.

Nona Olive, MT
★★★★★

WORKED VERY WELL

SO I GOT THIS ABOUT 2 DAYS AGO AFTER REVIEWING OVER AND OVER AGAIN.. I USED IT LASTNIGHT I HAD MY SIS INLAW HELP ME APPLY IT TO MY BACK… BEFORE I APPLIED IT I SHOWERED,SHAVED, AND USED THE ST IVES BODY SCRUB AND USED MY MOISTURIZER ON MY ELBOWS, KNESS, HANDS ETC..THEN APPLIED THE LOTION WITH GLOVES INSTANTLY I SAW THE COLOR SINCE IT DOES HAVE THE COLOR GUARD.IT WAS A NICE COLOR NOT ORANGEY AT ALL. I APPLIED IT AT 12 AND TOOK A SHOWER AT 7 SO I HAD IT FOR A GOOD 7HOURS EVEN THOUGH THE BOTTLE SAYS IT INTENSIFYS IN 3HRS. I FELT LIKE I GOT A LITTLE LIGHTER BUT WHEN I WOKE UP I NOTICED I LOOKED NICELY TAN I LOVE THE COLOR IT GAVE ME BECAUSE IT DOES NOT LOOK ORANGE OR LIKE A DIRT COLOR NEITHER. IT LOOKS LIKE I ACTUALLY TANNED!!! I REALLY LIKE THIS PRODUCT AND PLAN ON REPURCHASING ANOTHER BOTTLE TOMORROW JUST TO HAVE ITALSO IM VERY FAIR SKIN I PURCHASED THE MEDIUM TONE COLOR AND IT DOES NOT GIVE ME A TAN JUST A NICE GLOW SO IM GLAD I ALSO GOT THE VERY DARK ..CONSAT FIRST IT SMELLS LIKE CHERRIES THEN ABOUT 15MINS LATER IT DOES SMELL LIKE SELF TANNER BUT ONCE YOU TAKE A SHOWER THE SMELL GOES AWAYDOES NOT CONTAIN SPFPROSDRIES FASTGIVES YOU A NICE COLOR FOR A GOOD 3-5 DAYS DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH U SHOWER/ EXFOLIATEAWESOME PRICEDEF RECOMMEND IT BUT BE WARNED IT WILL HAVE A SELF TANNER SMELL WHEN U FIRST APPLY IT

Selma Lawrenceville, IL
★★★★★

Great Natural Looking Tan

I never really had much success with tanning lotions, until I came across this product. My skin is very fair and it takes a long time to build a dark tan. I was looking for something that would get me very dark and this worked. The tan was very even without any streaks. People started complimenting me and telling me how I look so tan. Even in the summer, when I get a natural tan from the sun and want to get a little darker, I use this product. It seems that the darker your skin color is, the darker the result will be when you apply this. When using this, always exfoliate your skin, apply gloves, and wear loose darker clothes. It might stain white clothes immediately after application. This also works as a bronzer, so you will immediately look darker, and it takes just a few hours for it to fully develop. When you shower, some of it will wash off and the color usually becomes a little lighter. The tan usually lasts about a week.

Janet Kissimmee, FL
★★★★★

The best self tanner I’ve ever used

I purchased this after some research online revealed a lot of very good reviews. I am extremely pleased with the product. There is a dark tint in the lotion so that you can see where it is being applied. It goes on very evenly and smoothly without a greasy feeling and the smell is not at all like the chemical smell of most self tanners. It has a nice cherry almond scent rather like Jergens lotion. The dark lotion that I purchased gives me a nice healty looking light tan without being orange at all. I have used the product all over including my face and neck with the same positive outcome. I have found that applying it with a sponge applicator is the best way of getting an even distrubution of the lotion. For those of you who may be hesitating due to the price of this product, believe me when I say that it is worth the extra money. I will be a SUN customer for as long as I continue to use sunless tanner.

Socorro San Carlos, CA
★★★★★

BEST! No orange tinge or streaks! LONG lasting!

Self-adjusting providing an even REALISTIC tan. Very faint fake tanner smell, if any. Black-green colored thick lotion helps with application.

Naomi Sparks, NE
★★★★★

Addicting

This product is so addicting, at first you might think that it’s too much for self tanner but if you get the very dark you can make two bottles last the entire summer and fall. There is never any streaking. The dark color might scare you at first but it rubs and blends in gorgeously. It doesn’t smell like a traditional self tanner, but it does have a slight “lotion-y” smell to it hence why the four stars instead of five. However it has red and gray undertones so you never EVER go orange. My friend and I are obsessed! She has pink undertones and I have olive. It looks fabulous on the both of us!

Minnie Bossier City, LA
★★★★★

LIKE!

This product is easy to apply. It will stain your hands so use latex gloves. It doesn’t streak and I get many compliments.

Rosie North, SC
★★★★★

Self Tanning

I have used this product for over 7 years and it used to be great! Over the years it seems to be turning more orange. I ordered this hoping it would be more brown than the DARK, but it isn’t any different. L’Oreal in the department store is better than Sun now.

Clare Pleasant Hill, OH