Sun 365 Self-Tanning Foam

$16 - 5 fl. oz.
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This self-tanner has a very sheer, liquid-to-foam formula that dries surprisingly fast. This not only makes it an option for any skin type when used on the face (yes, even if you're acne prone), but also means you won't be walking around naked for an hour so as to avoid getting self-tanner stains on clothes or sheets. Another bonus: Sun 365 Self-Tanning Foam is formulated to leave minimal to no telltale, "self-tanner smell".

This contains a blend of dihydroxyacetone (the sugar-based tanning ingredient) and erythrulose—the latter of which is a slower-acting tanning agent. You'll see this pairing in newer, more advanced self-tanners, as it results in a much more natural look (no orangey, streaky finish, even if you are fair skinned).

Last, Sun 365 Self-Tanning Foam is lightly tinted, which means you're able to see where you've applied the product (and the spots where you may have missed). It's a goof-proof way to get the sun-kissed glow of a day at the beach (but none of the skin-damaging UV exposure).

  • Fragrance and irritant-free.
  • Sheer, light foam dries quickly.
  • Contains the ingredient erythrulose, which aids in creating an even, natural-looking result.
  • Suitable for face and body.
  • None.

Quick-drying, tinted foam ensures a flawless application; Provides a natural-looking, streak-free tan in as little as one hour; Long-lasting, odor-free formula—no telltale self-tanner smell! Naturally tinted so you can see where you’ve applied it; Formulated for use on the face and body; Water-light formula is ideal for breakout-prone skin; The only way to get a long-lasting tan without damaging your skin from sunlight or tanning beds. 100% fragrance-free!

Water, Dihydroxyacetone (self-tanning agent), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Ethoxydiglycol (penetration enhancer), Caramel (natural coloring agent), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Erythrulose (self-tanning agent), Decyl Glucoside (gentle foaming agent), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent), Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide (stabilizers/pH adjusters), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Disclosure: In addition to reviewing thousands of cosmetic products from hundreds of brands over the past 30 years, Paula also has her own line of products called Paula's Choice. Paula and her team's goal is to help you find the best products possible for your skin whether they are from Paula's Choice or some other product line. Paula's commitment to this is so strong she is the only cosmetics company owner in the world that recommends products other than her own. Paula and the Paula's Choice Research Team formulate our products to meet or exceed the criteria we use to review products from every other brand on this site. We review all products the same way using the same research, objective comments, and praise no matter whose product it is.

Paula's Choice was created in 1995 in response to the many readers who asked Paula to develop her own products. Given Paula's unique overview of the cosmetics industry, 30+ years of research, and earnest desire to help people find the best products for their skin-care needs, creating her own products was a natural extension of her work. Paula's Choice range of products are designed to meet the needs and preferences of just about every skin type and concern imaginable using only proven ingredients substantiated by published research.

Paula's Choice products provide:

  • State-of-the-art formulas based on reliable, published skin-care research
  • Proven effective solutions for wrinkles, acne, rosacea, and sensitive skin
  • Gentle yet effective products for those seeking a natural skin-care routine
  • Fragrance-free formulas (because it is what's best for your skin)
  • Cruelty-free formulas: Paula's Choice does not test on animals during any stages of product development—nor do we contract with third parties to conduct animal testing on our behalf
  • Environmentally-friendly products that feature minimalist packaging that ensures product efficacy
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee from our world-class Customer Service Team

Paula's Choice products and Paula's work is routinely praised by noted dermatologists and other professionals. New York-based dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman stated that "I have a lot of respect for Paula Begoun and the way she thoroughly researches her subject. Her recommendations about cosmetics and skin care are deservedly influential." Eminent Seattle-based dermatologist Dr. Brandith Irwin concurs: "She takes a complex subject and makes it easy to understand!"

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  1. jodie e
    Reviewed on Sunday, September 21, 2014
    • Results
      3 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    not sticky, mininal a fan!
    • Really impressed with this tan. Dried so quickly after application without the usual sticky feeling. No smell upon application or next three hours...couldnt believe it! Now four hours later there is a slight fakr tan smell but its the least smelly of any tan ive used. The colour is a very natural golden brown. Cant comment on the longevity yet but for price, application, feel and scent ive a feeling this will be a holy grail product for me and ive tried them all. No more paying $30 + for tan!!

  2. SUSAN M.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    The best!
    • This is hands down the best self tanner I have used. No smell, easy to use and the color is natural. I use a light weight moisturizer after I shower then apply the self tanner. No streaks and nice coverage. I use every 3-4 days to maintain the color I like. Going to try the self tanning concentrate next.

  3. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Saturday, June 07, 2014
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    Great product: even application, NO SMELL
    • I have used this foam for 2 weeks now, and love it because there is NO characteristic "tanner" smell. It tans gradually but noticeably; doesn't streak; goes on smoothly.

  4. Lana G.
    Reviewed on Thursday, May 08, 2014
    • Results
      3 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    Good result
    • Great packaging. Dries quickly and yes there is no initial smell but as it develops it does have the normal 'self-tanner' smell. No big deal to me, just part of self-tanning. I like the light airy foam that was dispensed but because of the light color of the foam, I couldn't tell where I was putting it. No big deal but a darker tint to the foam may be nice in order to know where you've put it already or where you may need to add. Great natural result and recommend! even for fair skin!

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Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:

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