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"I look like I've spent a week at the beach!" -Julie S.

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Self Tanner Mousse (Medium to Dark)

Want that sun-kissed glow without the damage? This self tanner mousse is the babe for you! It’s a quick-drying mousse that’s filled with natural ingredients. Just pump this lightweight mousse onto your tanner mitt and buff away. You’ll be amazed at your natural beach glow that appears 4-6 hours later! Simple, but powerful ingredients will leave your face & body tan and glowing. As always, no dyes, sulfates, or parabens. Just a nice, golden glow from plant-based ingredients. ** Since this mousse goes on white and dries very quickly, we recommend it for those who have been around the self tanner block a few times. For beginners, we recommend our self tanner lotion. PLEASE NOTE, this is our Medium to Dark Formula. It's best for those with darker skin tones. If you're rocking a fair to medium complexion, please try our Fair to Medium formula.

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Perfect For. . .

  • Achieving a beautiful tan without the sun damage 
  • On the go. This self tanning mousse is quick drying!
  • Fast results! See that healthy glow within 4-6 hours 
  • A travel size tan. Ready for any vacation!  
  • Bluring stretch marks, scars, and veins 
  • Infusing your skin with a luxurious, natural glow

The DEETS

SKIN TYPE

Great for all! (Sensitive skin, babe? Yup, it’s good for even you.)

SCENT + TEXTURE

Subtle fresh scent with a silky, foamy texture.

AMOUNT

Use enough self tanner to cover your entire body thoroughly. (Remember to go easy on all joints, hands, and feet.)

FREQUENCY

Self Tanner lasts 4 - 6 days for most people, we recommend reapplying every 4-5 days to maintain color. It’s buildable, so repeat sooner for a darker tan.

TIME TO RESULTS

You’ll see results from your self tan within 4 to 6 hours.

REPLENISHMENT RATE

2 - 3 months is usually the replenishment rhythm most beach babes prefer.

What's Inside

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Witch Hazel Hamamelis Virginiana

Located:North America
Benefits:Relieves Inflammation and skin irritation, fights acne, wards off infections and protects against skin damage.

Vanilla Vanilla Planifolia

Located:Central/South America
Benefits:Vanilla is filled with anti-inflammatory agents so it works to soothe the skin and help treat inflammatory acne. It has anti-aging properties as well so it keeps your skin young and beautiful! Vanilla helps skin infections with their healing process and overall promotes healthy skin!

Grape Seed Extract Vitis Vinifera

Located:Western Asia
Benefits:This antioxidant-rich extract helps protect your skin from environmental hazards. Plus, grape seed extract is soothing to irritated or acne-prone skin, and is a great boost for sensitive types.
Also In

I love how much darker this mousse tans my skin! I look like I've spent a week at the beach.

How to use

  • Step 1:

    Use a loofah, exfoliating pad, or a body scrub to gently get rid of dead skin cells – our self tanning application kit will give you all the tools you need for a perfect tan. This will help make sure your tan lasts as long as possible. It’s also a good idea to paint your nails before applying your tanner – unless you like orange-y nails, that is. Give your feet a little moisturizing love beforehand to help make sure they don’t end up darker than your body. Finally, wait a day or two after shaving before using our self tanner. If you apply to newly shaved skin, all of your pores will show up as little orange dots.

  • Step 2:

    When you’re ready, apply a thin layer of self tanner mousse evenly over your legs, arms, and torso. Be careful when working on loose areas of skin (such as the elbows and knees). These areas are more absorbent, so it’s easy to overdo it and end up with dark spots. Using our tanning mitts can help you get a more even tan, and will prevent colored palms. If you decide not to wear mitts, wash your hands immediately after tanning!


  • Step 3:

    Your skin should reach your desired color within 4-6 hours. If it doesn’t, reapply the following day. We find that reapplying every 4-5 days is best for maintaining color, but do what works best for you. Enjoy your sunny, golden skin!

Before/After

Our Self Tanner Mousse is Different!

Our self tanner mousse has no dyes, artificial fragrances, and WON'T stain clothing or sheets. Unlike other self tanners, you don’t have to worry about horrible smells, or difficult application. 

  • Nutrient-rich ingredients that nourish the skin
  • Won't stain your sheets 
  • Dries in minutes!

Our Self Tanner Mousse is Different!

Our self tanner mousse has no dyes, artificial fragrances, and WON'T stain clothing or sheets. Unlike other self tanners, you don’t have to worry about horrible smells, or difficult application. 

  • Nutrient-rich ingredients that nourish the skin
  • Won't stain your sheets 
  • Dries in minutes!

Our Self Tanner Mousse is Different!

Our self tanner mousse has no dyes, artificial fragrances, and WON'T stain clothing or sheets. Unlike other self tanners, you don’t have to worry about horrible smells, or difficult application. 

  • Nutrient-rich ingredients that nourish the skin
  • Won't stain your sheets 
  • Dries in minutes!

What Customers Are Saying

Frequently Asked Questions

Great question! The light-medium self tanners are perfect for people with pink or cool undertones, fair skin, or those looking for a very subtle tan. The medium-dark self tanners are perfect for those with neutral, olive, or warm undertones or people looking for a deeper tan. As always our dye free self tanners can be used by any skin tone, you’ll just need to pick your level of tan and which version works best with your gorgeous undertones to create your ideal tan!
(Note: For reference, if you’re an avid Beauty By Earth fan, our original self tanner lotion is considered medium-dark. So if this tanner worked great for you, so will our other medium-dark varieties!)

The active ingredient in our self tanner is DHA, a sugar derivative that gives the top layer of the skin a bronzed glow. It’s 100% natural and non-GMO. It’s backed up by a carefully selected combination of supporting ingredients, including organic aloe vera leaf juice (for luscious hydration), organic shea butter (for maximum moisturization), and organic pomegranate and cranberry extract (because who doesn’t love a bit of fruitiness in their self tanner?).

We can’t pinpoint the exact number of days – that will vary based on your application method, skin type, and how often you reapply. Many of our customers who have left self tanner reviews report that their tan lasted 5-7 days.

While its smooth + foamy texture easily glides onto the skin, if you feel dry or tacky after application apply lotion to moisturize the skin.

Step One: Do Everything Else

There are a lot of things that can mess with your self tanner if you don’t do them first. Painting your nails, coloring your hair, and shaving your legs can all remove the tanner before it has time to do its work, so make sure you get these tasks done beforehand.

…but not too close beforehand. Before I knew how to apply self tanner I didn’t realize that it’s not a great idea to shave right before you use it. I ended up with all of my pores showing up as little orange dots. Not very classy. I definitely recommend waiting several hours after you shave before applying any self tanner.

Step Two: Exfoliate

Self tanner has a way of sinking in to dry skin and creating weird little dark patches. You can make sure you skip this problem by exfoliating your skin before applying self tanner. Use a natural exfoliating scrub to slough off any flakes, paying special attention to your knees, elbows, ankles, and other rough areas. Use a gentle exfoliator to make sure your face is clear as well.

Step Three: Start From the Bottom

If you start by applying self tanner mousse to your shoulders and torso, you may end up with some weird streaks when you bend over to do your legs. Make sure you get a nice, even tan by starting from the bottom and working up. Remember, our self tanner mousse tends to tan darker than our self tanner lotions. So don't linger as you apply. An even, steady pace is best. And if you get too much or make a mistake, wash off immediately, as this tanner also sets faster than our lotion variety.

Step Four: Use Circles

Pump a small amount of self tanner (about 1 pump) into a clean hand. If you prefer, you can wear latex gloves or use a tanning application mitt. Work the lotion into your skin using a circular motion. I usually apply tanner to my legs, arms, torso, and face, being careful to avoid sensitive areas like my eyes.

Step Five: Tread Carefully

Be especially cautious when applying self tanner to areas where skin tends to be loose and dry. This includes elbows, knees, and the areas around your nose and top lip. The skin in these areas tends to pick up more color than the surrounding skin, making it easy to end up with dark spots. 

It is always a good idea to moisturize these types of areas prior to applying self tanner so you get a more even look. It will also help ensure these areas don’t come out darker than everywhere else.

Step Six: Wash Up

If you decided not to use gloves to apply your self tanner, wash your hands immediately afterwards. This will keep you from ending up with off-color palms. If you end up with streaks or splotches, don’t fear – rub the area with half a lemon then buff it away with a damp towel. It’ll be like it never happened.

Step Seven: Repeat as Needed

You should reach your desired color within six hours. If you don’t, just reapply the following day. I usually end up reapplying every 4-7 days to keep my color consistent, but that number may vary based on what works best for you.

Step Eight: Don’t Forget Sunscreen – Self tanner does not protect against UV radiation. If you plan to spend any time in the sun after using a self tanner, be sure to apply sunscreen.

Uh-uh, no way. We never use parabens, phthalates, sulfates, artificial fragrances, or any other junk that has no business getting near your skin. And that rule applies to all our products, not just our self tanner mousse. You can find a complete list of ingredients here:

Self Tanner Mousse

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Panthenol, *Ilex Paraguariensis (Yerba Mate) Leaf Extract, *Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, *Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, *Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, *Rosmarinus (Rosemary) Leaf Officinalis Extract, *Pinus Strobus (Pine) Bark Extract, *Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, *Yucca Schidigera Root Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Essential Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Essential Oil, Farnesol (and) Linalool, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate. *Certified Organic Ingredients

Any self tanner will leave streaks if it’s not used correctly, but with good technique our self tanner is primed to give you an even glow. If you really want great results, our spa-quality self tanner applicator mitts are your best bet.

Absolutely, but if you’d rather, try out our natural Face Self Tanner—specially formulated for the unique needs of your face. We recommend using a face moisturizer first and then applying the self tanner just as you would a moisturizer.  Get all the way to your hairline, your neck and ears too.

Our self tanner can provide great color, but it won’t protect you from the sun as it does not contain SPF ingredients. Make sure to keep up with your sunscreen routine no matter how often you use our tanner.

We sure do! Find out more on our wholesale info page or drop us a line at wholesale@beautybyearth.com and we’ll get you taken care of.

Absolutely. Self tanning is a much safer alternative to spending time in the sun or in tanning beds. Exposure to UVA and UVB radiation can cause premature aging, including age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, freckles, and more. With enough time it can leave your skin looking tough and leathery. And don’t even get us started on the cancer risk… No way around it – self tanning with a natural tanner is the best way to go.