SUN 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate
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SUN 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate
A new concept for a self-tanner. Only a drop or two of this highly concentrated self-tanning fluid turns your favorite moisturizer into a customized self-tanner for a natural-looking tan without the sun.

SUN 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate

Based on 65 reviews

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A new concept for a self-tanner. Only a drop or two of this highly concentrated self-tanning fluid turns your favorite moisturizer into a customized self-tanner for a natural-looking tan without the sun.
  • Turns your face or body moisturizer into a self-tanner
  • Long-lasting formula with no self-tanner aroma
Skin Types:
All Skin Types

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Why is it different?
SUN 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate packs a high percentage of DHA—a well-researched tanning ingredient—into an odor-free, water-light formula. A few drops is all it takes to turn your favorite face or body moisturizer into a customized self-tanner, giving skin a natural-looking, long-lasting tan without exposing it to the sun’s damaging rays (keep in mind: this self-tanner is not a sunscreen).

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What does it do?
You’re in complete control of how much color you get. Want a little color? Add one-half to one pump to your moisturizer. Want a deeper tan? Add another few pumps, and in a few hours your customized tan transforms your skin from drab to fab!
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How to use
    Dispense moisturizer into the palm of your hand, and then add 2-3 pumps of the concentrate for a medium tan result. Apply the mixture evenly and smoothly, one area at a time. Wash hands thoroughly to avoid tan palms and cuticles. Wait 10-15 minutes for the skin to completely dry before dressing. Color should develop within 1–3 hours. Full results are visible in 24-48 hours.
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Research

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, August 2011, pages 359-365

International Journal of Dermatology, April 2008, pages 402-406

British Journal of Dermatology, August 2003, pages 232-240

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water, Dihydroxyacetone (self-tanning agent), Troxerutin (antioxidant/skin replenishing), Methylpropanediol, Dimethyl Isosorbide (texture-enhancing), Dimethicone (hydration), Erythrulose (self-tanning agent), PPG-2 Isoceteth-20 Acetate (texture-enhancing), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Polyacrylate-13 (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Carbomer (texture-enhancing), Sodium Benzoate (preservative), Potassium Sorbate (preservative), Polyisobutene (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Sodium Hydroxide (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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3.8

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dries quickly (10)
  • Easy to apply (9)
  • Not greasy (9)
  • Creates even tan (7)
  • Natural tan (7)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Bad odor (3)
  • Uneven tan (3)

Best Uses

  • Face (10)
  • Daily use (7)
  • Body (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (8), Budget shopper (5), Beauty conscious (4)

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5.0

Healthy Tan Look

By MTKrugers

from Lakeside, MT

About Me Minimalist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      I've been using this for two years and love it. At first I used it with Jergen's tanning lotion because I liked the color the two mixed together gave, (then I realized using with a body lotion daily worked just as well) I used it with lotions I wanted to get rid of, Now I use it exclusively with my favorite body lotions that are animal cruelty free. I would continue to use it even if Jergen's became cruelty free, which they are not. The color is rich, stays on and does not stain my towels when drying off from a shower. Not the three hour color change if you are in a hurry, but with daily use it builds nicely and stays, I use 4 drops with my lotion daily, then once it reaches the color I want, I drop down to twice a week and the color stays fresh looking.

      • Skin Type:
      • Normal
      • Age:
      • 60+
       
      2.0

      I turned yellow!

      By Angie_taco

      from Victorville, CA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      The only reason I gave this two stars instead of one is because I felt like my spf went on easier when I mixed this in, but my face turned yellow. It looked like I had jaundice. I'm going back to Jergens even though it irritates my skin.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      1.0

      Disappointed

      By Kathy

      from Illinois

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Effective

        Best Uses

          I had high hopes for the self tanning concentrate since I really like the Foam Self Tanner by Paula. I used it according to directions, but it did completely nothing. No tan, no color at all. I like the concept of mixing it with lotion for a moisturizing and self-tanning effect, but this product did not work, even when I tried adding more drops. Returned it and will stick with the foam.... Too bad the customer has to pay for return shipping when dissatisfied with a product.

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Concept is great but just didn't work...

          By jb

          from Minneapolis,MN

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly

          Cons

          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

          • Body

          Comments about SUN 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate - 0.5 oz:

          This was my first Paula's Choice product...Hopefully the next one will suit me better! I am not giving up on the brand. I love her books and all her knowledge.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not a good it for my face

          By CKMOM

          from Gorham, ME

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Bad Odor
            • Uneven Tan

            Best Uses

              Comments about SUN 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate - 0.5 oz:

              I use only Paula's Choice Products on my face, hands, and body. I tried this concentrate in my evening moisture. In the morning, I had uneven tanning. On the dark spots of my face the skin was dry and patchy look. I thought it smelled like all other self tanners. Bad. Even in the morning when I washed my face I smelled it. I was hoping to find a safe and effective way to have a tan look to my face without the sun exposure. This product isn't the one for me.

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              no color

              By chilipepper

              from Chicago, il

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Dries Quickly
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

                Comments about SUN 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate - 0.5 oz:

                I can honestly say that I've applied this daily and see no change in color whatsoever. I do like the concept however I wish it would work. What I miss is the almost the real thing tanning gel. I love that stuff and stocked up on it when they had it. I sure wish they would get that back. This is not effective at all, And while the concept is great if it doesn't work, then it's not so great.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Okay

                By Jill

                from Massachusetts

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about SUN 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate - 0.5 oz:

                I was really excited to try this product, but I didn't end up liking it. I added it to the Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator and I think it made my skin more greasy. I think it made my skin look kind of orange. I also found that it would sometimes build up along my hairline and I'd wake up with kind of orange-brown flakes on the area around my temples/hair line. I'm not sure if I was overly zealous and used too much, but the color and build-up along my hairline were not attractive. It's a shame, because Jergen's tinted lotion makes me break-out, so I really wish this product worked better.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 18-29

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Like this Product

                By Chris

                from WI

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Moisturizes
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about SUN 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate - 0.5 oz:

                  I liked this product. I did not think it smelled much at all - contrary to other comments. I liked that I could use it with regular moisturizer - less drying that way. I have some sun spots and other self-tanners make these spots very dark, this did not do that. I thought it lasted a long time and wore off very gradually. I will definitely buy again!

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Dry
                  • Age:
                  • 45-59

                  (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My Must Have Product

                  By Barbara

                  from Tennessee

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Pros

                  • Non-Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about SUN 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate - 0.5 oz:

                      I love this product! This is the only self-tanning product I have used that is truly satisfactory for my sensitive skin. I have had no adverse reactions. I use it on my legs and find it works best only if I use Cetaphil moisturizing lotion before or after. I believe the mineral oil in other lotions diminishes the effectiveness of this product. If I gently massage the product into my skin I find that it produces an even coloring.

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Dry
                      • Age:
                      • 60+

                      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Love this product! I hope it's always available!

                      By Kim

                      from Edmonton AB

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Creates Even Tan
                      • Doesn't Clog Pores
                      • Dries Quickly
                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Natural Tan
                      • Not Greasy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Face

                        Comments about SUN 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate - 0.5 oz:

                        I use this product about 3 days a week. I mix it into my Resist daytime moisturizer then apply as usual. It is so easy!

                        Others have mentioned the smell. I don't notice any smell once it is mixed and certainly not when it's absorbed.

                        It leaves a really nice natural tan. When I use it I find I don't need to use my liquid foundation. I just use a little of the Resist setting powder to finish the look.

                        I love this self tanning product & I haven't seen anything like it except one product that is strangely creamy & almost like foundation. I really appreciate that this self tanner. is much easier to use!

                        Paula please never discontinue the Sun 365 Self-tanning concentrate!

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