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Ingredient Listing

Deionized Water, Dihydroxyacetone (vegetable based), Organic Soybean Oil, Ethyl Alcohol, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coconut Oil, Glycerin, Fragrance (natural), Erythrulose, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Organic Sunflower Oil, Cocoa Butter, Organic Pomegranate Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, p-Anisic Acid


* certified organic, ** component of natural essential oils

How to Use

For face and body. Because this is such a dark tan, it is recommended to try a test patch on a small area of skin prior to a full application. Exfoliate skin thoroughly and apply as you would body lotion, using light, sweeping movements. Tanned effect visible within 3-4 hours. Can be built up to achieve desired intensity. Remember to wash hands after use and apply sunscreen for UV protection.

FDA warning notice for ALL Self Tanning products: These products do not contain a sunscreen and does not protect against sunburn. Repeated exposure of unprotected skin while tanning may increase the risk of skin aging, skin cancer, and other harmful effects to the skin even if you do not burn.

Tropical Tan - Self Tanner, Dark, 4oz

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SKU: TRU:10021  UPC: 852671003213 Size: 4 fl.oz.
True Natural Tropical Self Tan, which contains vegetable derived DHA and a nourishing blend of essential oils, develops into a just-right hue—neither orange or streaky—in 3 hours.

- Elle Magazine, Best of Green Beauty 2015

True Natural's all new Tropical Self Tanner for Face and Body creates a glorious, "just back from a Caribbean vacation" look that lasts 4-5 days between applications! And it smells like a Caribbean vacation as well, with a wonderful, all natural vanilla coconut scent. Its free from harmful chemical ingredients and safe for daily use.

Similar to the Self Tanner Medium, but with higher concentration of active ingredients and a delicious all natural Vanilla-Coconut scent. Tropical Tan gives you an intense and deep tan in about 4 hours. Organic Aloe Vera soothes skin while Organic Pomegranate extract provides anti-oxidant protection. This smooth, gel like lotion is easy to apply and absorbs within 10 minutes, leaving your skin soft and silky. Apply evenly like a body lotion to avoid streaks.

With organic soybean, sunflower, pomegranate and aloe!

  • Gives a DARK tan
  • One application lasts for about 5-7 days
  • Fabulous All Natural Vanilla Coconut scent
  • Quick drying formula

Formulated without: methylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, dimethicone, polymers, BHT, formaldehyde, synthetic fragrance, synthetic colors, mineral oil, petrolatum, triethanolamine, mercury, cadmium, and other heavy metals.

Cruelty Free, Gluten-Free, NPA Certified, Vegan
Made in United States
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Customer Reviews

Overall, love it!
Review by: tanfan on 6/13/2015
I'm always wary of self-tanners because they have a tendency to streak or look orange, even the most expensive ones. I bought this one because I had zero tan and was going out with friends in a couple of days and wanted to wear a skirt. I hesitantly put this on a test spot on my leg and in about 6-7 hours had a beautiful tan spot. I put it on body-wide (avoiding the test spot) the next day and again in 6-7 hours had a good looking tan. I did end up with a couple of streaked areas where I wasn't careful enough so I'm going to have to try to even them out but overall I really like the tan it gave me. And the scent is fine - not overpowering at all. I got the "dark" color which is actually a bit darker than I want so I might switch to a lighter shade and build it up with multiple applications instead.
Beauty regimen must have!
Review by: Jaimey on 10/7/2014
I prefer this self tanner to Fake Bake, Lavera, and basically every well reviewed tanner out there. Fake Bake gives great color but is drying an the tint is kind of a pain. Lavera is too orange for me. All of the drugstore brands (Loreal, Nutragena, Jergens....) were either too drying, too orange, or upon continuous use would "scale." Not pretty. I am Hispanic/Caucasian, and have very little pink tone in my skin color. I am light to medium now that I am religious about sunscreen an live in the NW, but like to build my color to a darker medium shade. This lotion is not tinted, very moisturizing, can be used on the face (hypoallergenic). I use it on the face and have never broken out from it. I like to use it about 3 times a week, exfoliating one to two times a week, so my tan fades naturally. This is the only tanner that I constantly get complimented on. It is also organic and natural, with an amazing score on EWG,which is very important to me. It also has one of the least offending odors out there. It smells nice on application, but as with any self tanner you will get an after smell from the chemical reaction, this one isn't too bad.
It has a coconut scent and smells a little like sunscreen. Overall awesome though
Review by: Jessica Young on 10/1/2014
This works very well to give a natural appearing glow, but the smell is teeny strong when you put it on and while it soaks in. It has a coconut scent and smells a little like sunscreen. Overall awesome though.
Love the True Tanner
Review by: Laura R - New York Fashionista on 9/30/2014
This stuff is awesome! I've tried some other brands and they didn't work nearly as well.
Has a nice light smell to it and goes on evenly
Review by: Polly026 on 9/29/2014
Has a nice light smell to it and goes on evenly.I actually mix a dime size amount into my regular lotion to help spread it out and make it last. Leaves a nice even color.
Three Stars
Review by: jsctt on 9/22/2014
This product gives a nice color but the coconut smell is so strong it's nauseating.
Four Stars
Review by: Terrie Heid on 9/14/2014
Works well using only a little bit, just make sure you wash your hands afterwards
Nice, quick results
Review by: Tammy on 9/7/2014
Nice, quick results! I use the tanning beds a couple times a week during the summer, but I never tan my face & neck (an age/vanity thing)
I use this self tanner so that my face & neck blend with the rest of my body. I didn't give it 5 stars because it can be a little splotchy after using for several days in a row and it could be a little darker. I wish it was possible to build a darker tan with continued use. I use this morning & night after washing with a "gentle" scrub. When it starts looking splotchy I skip a couple days of use. I've tried it without the scrub to build a darker tan, but unfortunately it didn't work.
Five Stars
Review by: Katie Kouvelis on 8/14/2014
Five Stars
Review by: jean king on 7/28/2014
This was a gift for my sister and she just loves it!
One Star
Review by: Sandra on 6/30/2014
streaks and freckles terribly, not what it claimed to do
Review by: Suzanne Dennis on 4/12/2014
Better than any other self tanner I have tried! Nice light fragrance, streak free and gives a nice tan. Multiple applications will give you a darker color.
Semi all natural!
Review by: Amber Warren on 3/5/2014
Gives a natural looking color. It still contains DHA though. It has a smell but not too strong. Read ingredients.
Natural looking and doesn't smell
Review by: Em on 2/8/2014
I love this stuff, it goes on easy and doesn't streak at all. It smells nice, there is a hint of DHA smell to it but I had to hold the bottle to my nose to detect it and never even got a whiff after it was applied. A word of caution- if you are naturally pale (like I am!) use sparingly! I ended up a bit more tan than I wanted after the first use because I lathered too thick. With Jergens I had to use a lot to yield a reaction but stuff is much more effective.
Long lasting natural color
Review by: Randi Ousley on 2/3/2014
I've been using sunless tanner for years and this is by far my favorite. The color lasts significantly longer than others I've tried. Bonus - it doesn't stain my sheets!
A little goes a LOOOONG way
Review by: Heidi on 10/24/2013
I bought this because I wanted something as absolutely natural as you could get and it's toxicity rating on the EWG website was just about perfect. This stuff really is very pure,natural and organic.

When I got it out of the box I almost got really mad. It is the smallest bottle of self tanner I've ever had and therefore, at this price, the most expensive. I thought how would I ever get more than one and a half full body applications...So I decided to exfoliate (i just use plain natural cane sugar and it really gets rid of all dead skin and works awesome)and put the smallest amount that I could get to lightly cover everything, which is about 4 pea sized squirts per arm, 1-2 on face, 2 quarter sizes per leg...etc. You really don't need much at all. The spread-ability is amazing. When I was done the bottle felt like I didn't use any at all, so I thought If I get good color from it, then hip hip hooray.

Started seeing color after about 2-3 hrs...fully developed after 6hrs, so don't lose hope after a couple hours. I got very nice medium brownish golden color (not yellow golden) with a minimal amount. I'm the type that likes the color from an airbrush tan at the salon (but you should never inhale the mist from spray tans so i stopped doing that) and I could probably achieve close to that with one more applications and being a little more liberal about the amount (but not on face, it got dark enough on face!) So right now it's a good rich *natural* golden brown color and I'm very happy with how it turned out. Looks like that teensy weensy expensive bottle will last a while :)

The smell : What smell?? There was no development smell! Not even a little bit. (well ok, sometimes i could maybe detect like 1% of what you get with the other self tanners, but really it's like nothing) and I am very sensitive to smells. I can usually smell stuff other people can't. It only ever smelled like natural lotion. Just light and nutty kind of.

The Pros : a little goes a long way - a tiny amount spreads all over the place, no smell, super even, blends perfect into areas that you don't put it, blends perfect on hands and feet, golden but not yellowy, all natural *really*, organic, you can feel safe and healthy using it.

Cons : I cannot find anything I don't like about this product! I definitely recommend it :)
Not worth buying....................
Review by: Go Eagles on 10/15/2013
Not as advertised....................Does not tan well at all. Have used far less expensive products with much better results.
self tanner.
Review by: R. L. CERCIELLO on 9/16/2013
my wife is using this since day it arrived. very pleased .she had done the research and it pointed her to this product and as anticipated finds this to be a great product.
BEST sunless tanner I have used (and I have used a lot)
Review by: Heidi L. Cox on 8/3/2013
I was looking for a natural sunless tanner ever since I learned that the ones you buy at the drugstores are full of chemicals. I used to buy Jergens but just couldn't do it after I learned the ingredients in these are hormone disruptors. So I started looking online. I also wanted one that could produce a DARK color. I like to use it on my legs since they don't tan as well as the rest of my body.
I LOVE the color this one produces after just one use! I have had many compliments are my nice, dark tan and people are very surprised when I tell them that it is not from the sun but a self tanner!
It does have the usual sunless tanner smell that I not a fan of but I'll overlook it since I love that it is natural and gives me the tan I want.
Review by: samantha on 3/27/2013
This is the only self tanner that I have ever used that leaves a natural, yet dark tan without any streaks! I've got numerous compliments lately at dinner parties, formals, and most recently a wedding. Will buy again!

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