Bronzing tanning lotions are used either with tanning beds or without them in order to create the perfect dark tan. Tanners are always looking for new intense colors, and bronzing tanning lotions can certainly deliver! Before we start talking about the different lotions on our list, let’s take a look at some of the things you should know before you start shopping for your next favorite bronzing solution. Afterward, check out our bronzer tanning lotion recommendations.
Sunscreen: This refers to whether or not the tanning lotion contains sunscreen. Some lotions that are meant for tanning in tanning beds or outside will contain sunscreen to protect your skin from common tanning damages like burns or dry skin.
Aloe: Aloe can help soothe your skin when you do get burned, or ease pain and dryness often associated with tanning. We’ll let you know here if the lotion has aloe in the ingredients to soothe you.
Scented: Most tanning lotions are scented in some way so that your skin doesn’t smell like chemicals while you tan. We’ll let you know if the lotion is scented here, and we’ll describe the scent in the description.
Water Resistant: Water-resistant tanning lotions are great for use outside while you’re swimming at the beach or the pool. Most tanning bed lotions or self-tanners aren’t water resistant, but we’ll let you know here if you can use while swimming.
Paraben-Free: Parabens are often added to products as preservatives, but they are inherently dangerous. These chemicals can mess with the hormones in your body and lead to health concerns. We’ll let you know if the lotions contain parabens here.
Package Size: How much are you getting with your purchase? It’s important to know this information so you can determine the value of your purchase, but also how often you’ll need to repurchase your tanning lotion when you need more.
Now it’s time to show you the best bronzing lotions available right now. We’ve done all of the research and review to bring you our list of recommendations. There’s a bronzing tanning lotion for everyone on our list, so make sure that you read until the end. Our top pick and budget picks are our personal favorites and the highlights of our list, so make sure to start there before you continue through our recommendations.
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Jennifer Trimbee, a lead researcher and writer at GeekWrapped, is an expert writer with many years of experience. Jennifer writes about technology, sports, outdoor, and gear products.
Article last updated on:
September 29, 2019