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SUN LABORATORIES Self Tanning Lotion Tan Overnight – Medium

Dream about the soothing sounds of the waves and the sun shining down upon you and let Overnight Self Tan Lotion bring you there without stepping a foot onto sand. Sun Laboratories Tan Overnight Self Tan Lotion is designed to create the most natural looking tan instantly. This unique built in bronzer works as a guide. No more missed spots or application errors. This quick drying formula will revitalize and create an even looking tan instantly while you sleep without stickiness, greasiness, and without streaking the skin. Sun Laboratories Tan Overnight Self Tan Lotion is formulated with multiple skin conditioners to maintain the skin’s maximum moisture and elasticity. Tan Overnight Self Tan Lotion (Medium) contains an amazing blend of all natural ingredients that gives you a long-lasting, natural golden color, without the sun, that looks as good as a real tan. (8 oz)

Key features

  • Results in natural-looking bronzed appearance on the face and body
  • Promotes hydration
  • This formula is safe for all skin types
  • Formulated with a natural blend of ingredients
  • An instant dose of color helps prevent streaks and patches

Honest reviews

★★★★★

Sunless tanner game changer

I’ve tried all of the typical drugstore sunless tanners (Neutrogena, Loreal, etc) and settled for Jergens natural glow for a long time now. No matter what, I’ve always ended up streaky or truly orange from sunless tanners, except for Jergens since the color is so subtle.Seeking a bit more color than the medium/tan Jergens color, I checked out Amazon’s selection of tanners and chose this one because of the price and description of "overnight medium".Pros:Its brown! While some may consider this a con since they believe brown lotion can transfer easily to light fabrics, its a major plus for me because it 1)gives instant color and 2)I can actually see where I distribute it on my skin. I’m MUCH less likely to end up with streaks since I can use the color to gauge where it is on my skin right awayIt smells good! I’d compare the smell to a cherry/almost scent..I think Jergens lotion (not the tannign lotion) has a similar fragrance. Its clean smelling, and MUCH better than others I’ve tried. If you are sensitive to fragrance, this lotion is not for you.It has a pump. This makes it easier to get the lotion out of the bottle when you have lotion on your hands…its not fun trying to squeeze more lotion out of a tube when you already have lotion on you hands. The pump is good.Price. Self explanatory.Dries fast for a lotion.ConsAgain, if youre’ sensitive to smells, this is not the lotion for you.It is pretty dark for a "medium" lotion. Although I’m loving my glow from the lotion, its not a natural look for winter where I live…Overall, GREAT sunless tanner. I’d use it at night or in the morning because it dries fast and smells good.I will no longer purchase any other sunless tanner after trying this one!

Dorothea Pearl City, IL
★★★★★

Great tanning product!

I bought this as the latest foray into my quest for an odorless tanning product. While not totally odorless, it’s perfect!The smell is very subtle and sweet/fruity. It goes away very quickly. The lotion is heavily tinted, so even application is easy. It dries super fast and gives you a natural-looking tan within a few hours. It will stain your hands like crazy, but scrubbing them with baking soda and water will remove all the color. This product is also very buildable, so a deeper tan is possible.

Noemi Sparrow Bush, NY
★★★★★

Natural looking tan

I’m naturally very pale, and finding a sunless tanner that looks natural has been very difficult for me. I came across this at ULTA and decided to try it. I like the smell of it, and while I do notice the fake tan smell later on, it isn’t as strong as other sunless tanners I’ve tried. I also like the initial color (even though it’s fairly streaky from the brown color that’s temporary), it sort of gives my skin a red tint which makes it look like I was in the sun, and I don’t think it’s from my skin being irritated (I didn’t feel any burning or itching), I think it was just the color of the tanner. I usually apply it about 4-5 hrs before taking a shower, then after showering the smell and the streaks from the temporary color are gone and I’m left with a fairly natural looking tan, not orange or yellow.The only reason I’m giving it 4 stars is because I was a little confused by the ingredients. On the front of the bottle, it says it’s *Paraben Free* and made with natural ingredients, but reading the ingredient list I did find some parabens. Not a huge deal, I would just rather use something without parabens and I’m not sure why they claim it to be paraben free (did they not think anyone would read the ingredients?). But either way, I will continue to use it 1-2 times a week because of the nice color.

Pam Baring, WA
★★★★★

So far…so good!

I have been doing a ton of research on the sunless tanners and this one keeps coming up as one of the best (for the best cost) so I finally bit the bullet and hit ‘order now’. I’ve tried a lot of the cheaper lines like Jergens but I never liked the streaky results. I’ve tried body drench and it was nearly identical in results to the Jergens. I finally purchased Fake Bake Flawless before vacation last year and I liked it…a lot! The results were just what I wanted…brown with no orange. However…the spritz is a pain in the butt for application. i would have to get into the shower to spritz it on and rub it in and then wipe down my shower and tub. The main issue with this (aside from the time consumption) is that I don’t have adequate lighting in my spare bathroom shower (and I can’t do it in the master bath because we have grout and tile in there and I have no interest in giving my grout a tan. I wanted a lotion that i could put on, go to bed, wake up and wash and then move on…no additional steps! I applied this almond scented lotion to my legs as a test…since it’s still 50 degrees out I’d have time to recover before exposure if it was disastrous, after my shower and put on my pj pants…I woke up this morning and yes, the fake tan scent was there…this is unavoidable and expected! Took a quick shower (i didn’t see it washing down the drain) and checked my results…bear in mind i’m ‘fish belly white’ and I was so impressed by the results that I decided to do another application and put a thin layer on my tummy and arms. I work by myself so the ‘fake tan’ odor will only offend me…I can handle that. I am looking at my feet and ankles (always areas with issues) and there is a little bit of streaking but i rubbed coconut oil on those spots and it seems to have evened out. I will update with more results later if I think about it but so far, I’m liking it. I do need to add that last night I applied with my bare hands (I knew the risk!) but based on one of the reviews I read on it, i washed my hands with a baking soda/dawn dish soap paste and there are no traces of it left behind. This morning I didn’t have the time allowance so I applied with some plastic gloves (like they wear in cafeterias) and it didn’t rub in as well so i had to take some lotion after the spots because the lotion had dried and they smoothed out! So…I will certainly continue to use this lotion. I purchased the medium tint because, again…i am very fair and didn’t want to look like a dorito!

Jeanette Natick, MA
★★★★★

BEST SELF TANNER EVERRRR!!!!!!!

I bought this based on the 5 star review… I was a little nervous because I applied it 3 hours before I saw my friends from high school for the first time in 8 years (so if I had turned oompa-loompa orange, that would’ve really sucked) but it worked AMAZINGLY well and there was no smelly tell-tale sunless tanning odor at all. The color was absolutely perfect- NOT ORANGE AT ALL, just Brazilian bronze like a good spray tan. This is quality stuff but I got it at a drugstore price.I exfoliated in the shower with a Salux exfoliating washcloth and my usual body wash, dried my skin, put lotion on my knees, elbows, and ankles… put on gloves, and applied the lotion all over my body from my shoulders down. The lotion is tinted so it was easy to see where it needed to be blended in more- and the tint left me with a GORGEOUS Victoria’s Secret supermodel deep bronze glow. It looked sooo good! It was very easy to rub in but it didn’t absorb so quickly that I wasn’t able to blend it well. My boyfriend wants to use it now lol =) Definitely will repurchase! I LOVE THIS STUFF!P.S. I didn’t use this on my face because I break out easily… I used Sally Hansen Airbrush Sun Face Tanning Spray instead. I also used it to spray the backs of my hands and wrists where the gloves were covering my skin.

Jordan Crenshaw, MS
★★★★★

Great for fair skin!

I absolutely love this product! I have extremely fair skin, freckles, blue eyes….tanning is just not in the cards for me. Thank goodness for this little jewel. Not only does it lack that “pee” smell so many other self-tanners have, it is also sulfate-free, paraben-free and cruelty-free…..and MADE IN THE USA. Dream come true!It goes on looking a bit red….but dries a really natural color for my very fair skin. It dries very very fast – so either apply with gloves or IMMEDIATELY scrub your hands with soap. I also find it to be very forgiving – not streaky at all. If I see I missed a spot, I just apply a bit more and rub in. It blends very well. It lasts about 24-48 hours for me.

Elaine Hobbsville, NC
★★★★★

Good self tan product.

The application is very annoying. I love the dark color, but after you shower in the morning you are losing instantly half of intensity. The color is still great, no orange at all. But the application drives me crazy.I prefer self tanning milks, they seem to moisturize the skin, and don`t stain the skin (I don`t have to wear gloves to put self tan on). You just need a practice to don`t miss the spot.

Leonor Elbert, WV
★★★★★

I did not like this product.

It might be because of my very pale skin but I did not like this product. It stained my hands even though I washed them a couple of times during and after applying the lotion (but my hands are very pale). It streaked and kinda came off in the shower when I used it but it came off unevenly. I threw it away after using it a couple of times.

Norma Beverly, KY
★★★★★

Best Sunless Tanner I’ve ever used

I absolutely love this sunless tanner. I love sitting outside to get tan, but since the risk of cancer has increased in the past 5 years I want a way to get tan that is healthy so I bought this. The medium tanner turns me a light shade of brown so I might try out the dark in the future to compare. Three of my co-workers have already commented that I look amazingly tan and ‘how did you get so tan so fast’. I had to admit to them it was a sunless tanner and they were really impressed that I hadn’t turned orange. I am going to recommend this to all of my friends as the new way to tan for the summer.

Kimberley Summersville, MO
★★★★★

Not bad

This stuff is not bad but make sure you get the dark tanning kind. When you get the medium one you look more orange but if you get the dark tanning kind it has a greenish olive undertone which makes for a more believable tan.

Hattie Ingold, NC
★★★★★

FAIR SKIN (ITS OKAY)

IM VERY VERY FAIR SKIN. AND THIS DOES NOT GIVE ME A TAN OR BETTER SAID NOT MUCH COLOR BUT IT DOES GIVE A NICE GLOW , I ALSO USED THE VERY DARK SUN LABS AND I LOVE IT! IT GAVE ME A PERFECT TAN IT ACTUALLY LOOKED LIKE I WENT TO THE BEACH , NOT ORANGE AT ALL .. SO IF U WANT A NICE NATURAL GLOW GO FOR MEDIUM IF U WANT A MORE DARKER TAN (NOT TO DARK) JUST RIGHT GET THE VERY DARK …

Barbra Donalds, SC
★★★★★

Love this tanner

I really like this tanner. I am fair/medium skin with freckles. It leaves my skin a nice golden brown. It dries pretty quickly. I am using it on my face too and looks very natural. I apply it with a sunless tanner mitt and think that is key to getting it so even and not streaky. It smells like sunless tanner once you have it on for an hour or so, but I put it on at night and shower in the morning, so not a big deal.I highly recommend trying this product!

Rosalie Haswell, CO
★★★★★

Pretty good

I think I have tried about 20 different self tanners, and this is still my “go To” self tanner. I have medium colored skin, and this is not orangy at all. I have noticed if you want to be really tan, you should apply at night for a couple days. The smell is a little weird though. Oh, check the exp. date, as I purchased a bottle, it was expired, and was almost a green color. It smelled bad, and didn’t work.

Christy Timblin, PA
★★★★★

Funny color at first, then mellows

I got this as a gift and then purchased it from Amazon when I ran out. When you first use this the color looks awful! Kind of rusty/rosy and quite odd. But as the minutes go by it becomes a more natural color. You HAVE to wear gloves when you apply this, it does not wash off of your hands easily. I ended up buying a pack of food service gloves (on Amazon!) and use those for each application then toss them in the trash. I have fair skin and I like the way this tans me, especially my legs. You do have to be sure to moisturize around your ankle area afterwards so you don’t get blotches of dark color on the back of your ankle especially.

Laurie Severance, NY
★★★★★

My second favorite tanner

I was told that this came with a mitt, but it didn’t, so that was disappointing.However, the color is great. Once I mastered putting it on smoothly, it’s a nice dark color, but not too orange. My favorite self tanner is Fake Bake Flawless, but the color takes more applications to get as dark as this one.The initial smell is fine. It’s pretty sweet smelling. However, on my skin, the self tan smell is pretty apparent after it starts working.I love the fact that it has the color guide. It makes application soooo much easier.A word of advice: If you get sunburned and peel, do NOT use this (or any other self tanner). I didn’t even think about it, but when it developed, the color was super dark and long lasting where I had already peeled and light everywhere else. Exfoliate, exfoliate exfoliate.

Carole Ronald, WA
★★★★★

dreamdoll

This self tan smells great and glides on nice, very nice natural tan. Product came in box factory sealed. Will buy again!

Ronda Creola, OH
★★★★★

I THINK IT IS GOOD

I USED IT ONCE TO SEE WHAT IT WOULD DO. I WON’T USE IT REGULARLY FOR A MONTH BUT I WANTED TO HAVE IT ON HAND. IT DID NOT STREAK AND THE RESULTS WERE NICE. I KIND OF THINK I SHOULD HAVE GONE WITH THE DARKER BUT THEN AGAIN IF YOU DO IT TWICE IT WOULD GET DARKER. IT GAVE A NICE LIGHT TAN WITHOUT LOOKING BAD. WHEN I ORDER AGAIN I THINK I WILL GET ONE OF THE MED. AND ONE OF THE DARK TO TRY. IT SEEMED TO LAST FOR A FEW DAYS AND I BATH IN VERY WARM WATER EVERYDAY SO I BELIEVE IT IS WORTH THE PRICE AND YOU WON’T HAVE TO COOK IN THE SUN AND IT IS MUCH SAFER.

Ida Rexford, MT
★★★★★

Not too happy

It seemed very running compared to the Ultra Dark Instant Tint self tanning lotion. The top of the bottle was broken so it was leaking out of the top. Not sure if it got messed up in the mail but it wont close. A little unsatisfied!

Aileen Smyrna, MI
★★★★★

Decent product, but too much bronzer

I bought this based on all the good reviews, but i have to say, i’m not wildly impressed by this. I have been using self tanner for years and years and have tried every variety. While this is better than many I’ve tried, i don’t think it’s worthy of all the praise.Pros: One of the things i hate most about self tanner is the awful smell. While this one still has a slight smell, it’s much better than many i have tried.The bronzer is a bit of a pro as well as a con. I guess the pro of it is that you get an instant tan look and it helps you to see where you have put the self tanner and avoid streaks. That being said, i have issues with the bronzer. I guess i will go into that further. . .Cons: The bronzer. It is just too much. I was building up a tan for a dance performance so i was applying this stuff every other day for a full week. Day 1 i would apply. Due to the very deep bronzer i would look like i spent the week at the beach. But then the next day i would shower and it would all wash away and i would be left with just a slight orange/tan tint to my pasty skin. Then the next day i’d apply again and look like a tan goddess. Then wash it away and go back to pale skin. I think the bronzer should be a little more subtle and more indicative on the level the tan will develop to. Or just not be included at all.Another MAJOR issue i have with the bronzer is that IT WILL stain your hands. It doesn’t matter how quickly you wash and scrub them after applying. It will last all day. Your nails and your palms will be a deep brown/red. I found each time it would take about a day to finally wear off. You could try using gloves, but i think that might make blending difficult.Overall, i think i would only buy this product again if they had a version without the bronzer. It’s just too much.

Rosella Brighton, MA
★★★★★

love this stuff

best stuff ever and I have tried quite the gamet of self tanners. I love that it doesn’t smell bad and u get color right away. Best stuff yet…

Ramona Shingle Springs, CA
★★★★★

What’s all the hype?

I didn’t feel like this tanner was the best. The color is fairly natural but it was so difficult to apply due to the drying time, and due to the dryness it’s even more difficult to apply the product evenly.Turns your hands brown if you don’t use a mitt because it dries so darn fast! I am going to try Tanwise instead.

Sallie Bridgeport, NY
★★★★★

THE BEST

Instant tan, and as long as you don’t put it on everyday, you will NOT have the awful orangey that comes with most self tanners. I am fair skinned and this gives me perfect color. I was intimidated at first, worried about getting it perfect, but now even on my face I can quickly apply. I wash my hands with soap and baking soda to remove the staining after application. I couldn’t imagine using gloves to successfully apply this. I will be a customer for life, that is for sure!! Come winter, this product is going to be my BEST FRIEND. lol.

Cherry Wallace, NC
★★★★★

Can”t do without!

I have been using this product for years now and I love it! I have very fair skin and I primarily use this product on my legs when I want to wear skirts and or shorts. Since I’ve been using this product for a few years now, I know exactly how much of it to apply in order to give me a "sun kissed", healthy appearing tone. It gives me an instant gentle tint and it doesn’t smell. You must wait about 15 minutes before getting dressed which honestly is not a big deal and the results last for day on end and this bottle goes a long, long way.

Summer Norwood, MA
★★★★★

“No sun for me”

Hey now! This is what i’ve been waiting for! love this product and it gives your skin a glow along with the tan. Caution…it can be a little messy so apply it in the bathroom.

Alice Cedar Falls, NC
★★★★★

Wear gloves..

The tanning lotion does add an instant tan and it went on pretty evenly. The only thing is, its like a dark brown color and it dried on my palms before I got done applying it and could wash my hands. I had to do some serious scrubbing to get my palms kind of normal looking again. I will keep using it but I am definitely wearing gloves next time!

Patsy Atalissa, IA
★★★★★

great product

Great inexpensive option. No orange color like so many. I used in conjunction with the Chaacoca Moroccan Exfoliating Mitt. Would buy again!

Marietta Fountain Hill, AR
★★★★★

Wow

I am excited I finally received it, but I opened the box and the product had oozed out and now the bottle and the box is brown. It should have been more secured! It still has a lot of product in the container, but still I wish they actually thought about the shipping and handling part! Over all it smells very nice. Almost like a Cherry sent not stinky and harsh as other tanning products.

Lily New Sharon, IA
★★★★★

Amazing!

I have done almost everything to keep myself tan. Mystic Tans, tanning beds (never again), airbrush tans, etc etc. I found this stuff by recommendation on Pinterest and WOW it is amazing. Just one application and I didn’t look like a ghost anymore. It is awesome. Like others have said, I would recommend applying lotion first when using this. But it is amazing! No more tanning beds for me.

Katie Julesburg, CO
★★★★★

I’ve had better

First of all it’s messy to work with. You never feel like you are going to get it blended in. The final color is ok, the smell is nothing to write home about. Try Australian Gold, the tan is great and the smell is fantastic.

Marisol Kewadin, MI
★★★★★

It is good

It goes on with a little color to guide you , I use it with my fake bake application mitt and I just take a lot of time to get it even. The good thing about it is that it won’t leave a heavy residue like fake bake , just a tiny bit comes off the next morning when you shower . It gives me the perfect shade of sun kissed and it sure outlast all others I tried . Make sure you do your due diligence exfoliating in the shower , I use my Moroccan mitt for that , dry off and start applying the lotion as if it was your body lotion. It smells like cherries , is easy to rub on and in and it doesn’t streak if put on evenly. Hence get an applicator mitten . No need to wear gloves under the one I got , just wash the mitten out after every use and then wash your hands well and you good to go. the tan is build-able to your desired shade and it lasts the week. You can reapply without exfoliating if you want a tough up on your arms and shoulder or legs…. All in all it’s good for the prize and I will certainly buy it again.

Elnora Sanford, VA