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Self-Tanning Lotion


Self-Tanning Lotion

What it is:A star-quality sunless-tanning lotion infused with pure botanicals and natural oils.What it does:Achieve a gorgeous, golden glow with this nourishing, temporary-tanning essential. The formula creates a kiss of color instantly and develops a deeper shade over four hours. Additional applications create a more sunkissed look.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- Triclosan
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Questions & Answers for Sevin Nyne Self-Tanning Lotion

Question
Can you put this on your face?
asked 4 years ago
wrxgurl
(Madison, WI)
on Self-Tanning Lotion
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
It doesn't say "Face" anywhere on this product plus it is so pigmented in color I would be terrified to do it.....it may go my face went to Tahiti dark. The rest of me didn't
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
JennyBean77
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 2
This product is great for use on the face - it feels lighter and less clogging than lotions as it's a gel.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
macsaab
answer 3
Yes. I use this on my face. I have pretty sensitive skin with occasional breakouts and this was fine going on a clean face. I do moisturize around my hairline to avoid concentration of the color in that area. Good Luck!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
kac610
(Blackwood, NJ)
answer 4
I have not tried putting this on my face as I have combination skin and do not want to take the risk of breaking out. What I suggest is buying a tanner made for your face. Depending on the type of skin you have depends on the type of bronzer to buy. Believe me, it is worth the money buying separate so that you don't contaminate the bottle. I would try a tinted moisturizer if you normal skin and a powder formula if you have oily skin. I use the bronzer Benefit makes and I really like it. I'm pretty fair skinned so a little goes a long way and the bronzer is great for my combination skin and dilutes the red in my skin. Good Luck!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
kb1295
(Round Rock, TX)
answer 5
I used it on my chest and neck with good results, but haven't used it on my face yet!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
wailea
(Colorado)
answer 6
I wouldnt put cosmetic products on your face unless the indications or labeling say its safe to do so. They usually put some heavy moisturizers in self tanning products to help make it go on smoother, etc and are usually not oil free. This means, they may cause breakouts, etc if used on the face--especially if you have sensitive skin or are prone to breakouts. Play it safe. Use a tanning lotion that is specifically for the face and you are less likely to encounter problems.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
beebsie
(austin, tx)
answer 7
Yes you may
youll be really happy with the results
answered 4 years ago
FrankieV
(Buffalo)
Question
How long does the color last? Does it wear off in spots or wear off all gradually all over...like a real tan?
asked 4 years ago
Anonymous
(Midlothian, Va)
on Self-Tanning Lotion
7 answers
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answer 1
Lasts 2 days (about)......but it wash's off all together, no spots.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
JennyBean77
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 2
This wears off pretty evenly. After several days, you can pretty much loofah it off with a washrag or sponge and start over. It's really one of the best I've used.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
jamie13
answer 3
I can go several days without reapplying and it looks natural... like a real tan. I use it every other day or sometimes everythird day.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
roninja
(Tijeras NM)
answer 4
I noticed that the color only lasted a few days. If I hadn't applied a gradual self-tanner then it probably would have lasted only a few days. Also, when the color does start to fade it doesn't fade like a natural tan but is a bit splotchy. I'm afraid that all self-tanners have this affect because it isn't natural. However, when it starts to fade and you notice the spots it's wearing off on, just exfoliate in the shower and it will come off and you can start over again.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
kb1295
(Round Rock, TX)
answer 5
This product wore off evenly on me. Next time I will be a little more careful around my knees and ankles, though.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
wailea
(Colorado)
answer 6
After you apply, although you get immediate color from the tint, the self-tanner part takes 4 hours to develop, so like Mystic Tan, you can't shower within that timeframe or else the color won't have enough time to take.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
warmblonde
(San Francisco Bay Area, CA)
answer 7
If you exfoliate before using Sevin Nyne, the tan may last up to 4-5 days. If you exfoliate after using any self tanner, this breaks up the self tanner more quickly and this may cause an uneven fading of the tan. Results may vary from person to person, but most self tanners last at least a few days, and can be reapplied once they start to fade or as desired.
answered 4 years ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Does it stain your clothing?
asked 4 years ago
MadelineG
(Chicago, IL)
on Self-Tanning Lotion
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you get dressed too fast I found it colored my bra straps a little but it will wash off.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
JennyBean77
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 2
Yes. Although it will wash out if you take care of it right away. My experience was that it rubs off very easy compared to some others I've used.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
woowoo30
(Pekin, IL)
answer 3
If you let the product completely dry before dressing then if will not stain your clothing. I tend to apply tanner at night, after I've showered and exfoliated and I noticed one night I got into bed and some had rubbed on my sheets, but they came out in the wash. Just make sure to apply the product with time to dry---at least 20 minutes or more depending on how much you apply.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
kb1295
(Round Rock, TX)
answer 4
yes it does stain much more than other self tanners
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
jt14760
(NY)
answer 5
I applied it at night and showered the next morning. I did not get any stains on my clothing.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
wailea
(Colorado)
answer 6
not if you give it time to dry. It should not feel sticky at all before you put clothes on or sit or lay on anything. The temporary tint they put in tanning products can sometimes rub off on clothing but is usually washable. Play it safe and wear loose dark-colored clothing after the product dries.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
beebsie
(austin, tx)
answer 7
We suggest that you give the self tanner at least 2 hours to sink in before applying clothing, and the full effects of the tanner will develop within 4 hours. Especially if wearing white clothing, make sure that no residue is left on the skin.
answered 4 years ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Does the tan wash off in the shower?
asked 4 years ago
kendrae
(Massillon, OH)
on Self-Tanning Lotion
6 answers
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answer 1
After one shower I was still tan, but after the second day and second shower, my tan was gone.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
caitcait88
(Portland, OR)
answer 2
The immediate color will wash off (it's like a 2 part cream, 1 part gives immediate bronze to look good and let you know where you have missed and the 2nd part has a chemical reaction with your skin for longer term color). That part won't wash off but more "fade off".
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
ozgirl
(Bakersfield, CA)
answer 3
No the tan does not wash off in the shower. You should still reapply every few days to keep the color nice and intense.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
supermomnj
(Southern New Jersey)
answer 4
Kinda......but that is a good thing in a way too. Like you can correct the color more than a more intense self tanner. The gel is bronze when you put it on so you dont have to wait 5 hours for some color, you get it right away. But yeah, after like 2 days I find I need a re-do......
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
JennyBean77
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 5
The temporary tint it gives you intially (the color straight out of the tube that helps you see where you're applying it) will wash off in the shower, but the color that develops as a result of chemical reactions with your skin wont wash off for a couple showers unless you exfoliate. If you want the color to last, dont exfoliate for as long as you want the color to stay. After you shower, you appear slightly lighter because before, you were seeing the developed color under the tint that just got washed away. To intensify the developed color, reapply another coat after your shower.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
beebsie
(austin, tx)
answer 6
This is not a bronzer, which would wash off completely in the shower, but rather a self tanner, which will fade gradually over 4-5 days. For best results, please follow the directions below:

-For best results, exfoliate before applying self tanner.
-Start with clean, dry skin.
-Apply a generous amount of lotion and smooth evenly on to skin.
-Massage with both hands until absorbed.
-Use sparingly around elbows, knees, and ankles.
-Wash hands thoroughly after use.
-Tanning effect will begin within an hour and continue to darken within 4 hours.
-May be reapplied for more intense color.
answered 4 years ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Does is freckle or bring out spot's less on fair skin than some of the other's?
Some self tanner's seem to make my leg's freckle or spot instead of evenly tan. I am fair skinned...but curious about this b4 purchasing...
asked 4 years ago
supercat
(Pacific Northwest high in the mountain's)
on Self-Tanning Lotion
6 answers
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answer 1
the freckling you're seeing may be a result of previous skin damage that only shows up when sun or tanner exposure takes place. That's true of me.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
yennta
(l.a., ca)
answer 2
This does not bring out or highlight freckles and/or dark spots. It literally makes your skin perfectly even.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
MrsLIPPY
(Barrington, IL)
answer 3
My freckles did not fill in. Just make sure you exfoliate every few days. Use a good bath gel and a scrubbie sponge. Goes on nice on top of your own moisturizer or sunscreen.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
supermomnj
(Southern New Jersey)
answer 4
Shouldnt.......the color is great too. And doesnt smell bad like other tanners.....plus you can take it back if you dont like it so you cant lose.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
JennyBean77
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 5
I noticed it made out scars that were basically invisible on my fair skin stand out when contrasted with the color that developed on the rest of my skin. The scar tissue didnt take the color as darkly as the rest of my skin for some reaosn. It was noticeable, but not horrible, There is also some unavoidable streaking due to the consistency of the product (its not very blendable, unfortunately). My ankles looked kind of orange.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
beebsie
(austin, tx)
answer 6
If applied evenly, this item will create an even tan. We suggest that you don't rub vigorously when blending the product, but rather, use even strokes so the product blends in fully without streaking. Here are application tips from our site:

-For best results, exfoliate before applying self tanner.
-Start with clean, dry skin.
-Apply a generous amount of lotion and smooth evenly on to skin.
-Massage with both hands until absorbed.
-Use sparingly around elbows, knees, and ankles.
-Wash hands thoroughly after use.
-Tanning effect will begin within an hour and continue to darken within 4 hours.
-May be reapplied for more intense color.
answered 4 years ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Is this carried in the Galleria store?
asked 4 years ago
dumpling123
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
on Self-Tanning Lotion
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is at Wolfchase Galleria Mall
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
phillysher
answer 2
it is in Glendale, CA
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
yennta
(l.a., ca)
answer 3
Yes
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
jescafaith
(Nashville, TN)
answer 4
Sorry, not sure - but I bet with all the tan girls down there they might!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
ozgirl
(Bakersfield, CA)
answer 5
Not sure, but its at Sephora South Coast Plaza.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
warmblonde
(San Francisco Bay Area, CA)
answer 6
Unfortunately none of the stores have received this item yet, and at this time the Ft. Lauderdale Galleria location does not have this item.

However, we do offer free shipping on orders over $50 if you would like to order on Sephora.com.
answered 4 years ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Can you use this on your face?
Just wondering if this self-tanner is for the body only. I have combination skin and tend to break-out easily, so I'm looking for a good facial self-tanner that's conducive to my skin-type, and was wondering if this is it!
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
on Self-Tanning Lotion
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I break out easily. I don't use it on my face more than twice a week.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
yennta
(l.a., ca)
answer 2
YES! I have oily/acne as well and I applied this hesitantly becuase of this reason. I applied it before i went to bed following sacilic acid face wash. I woke up with a nice-even tan and no zits. Also, I have to say the next day I was LESS oily which was a added bonus.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
MrsLIPPY
(Barrington, IL)
answer 3
Yes, I wouldn't use it every day. I gave a long response about 1/2 hour ago (ozgirl from Bakersfield)
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
ozgirl
(Bakersfield, CA)
answer 4
It doesnt say "face" and body so I wouldnt. It may be too heavy for a sensitive face.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
JennyBean77
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 5
Yes, you can use this product on your face. It's moisturizing and doesn't make you break out. It's an all over lotion, so it's for both face and body.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jennifersbody
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 6
I use it on my face with no problems. I do mix it with a light moisturizer when I apply it.
answered 4 years ago
Pinkshoppergirl
(Livonia, MI)
Question
Sensitive skins to self tanners
I get a skin rash from self-tanners and am desperately trying to find one that is o.k. for sensitive skin.
asked 4 years ago
brennbj
(laguna hills, ca)
on Self-Tanning Lotion
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I am often allergic to things too but have been OK with this. Everyone is different however. One of the greatest things about Sephora is that if you go to a store they will put a small amount of the Self-Tanner into a little pot for you to take home. When you get home, try it on the inside of one of your arms, between the wrist and elbow area. Don't put it right into the elbow crease because products are always absorbed more there and if you are going to have a reaction - you don't want it there.
If you can't get to a store, order the product on line and do the same thing and return whatever you have not used within a week or so and you will get a refund or credit (not sure).
I'm not sure what kind of reactions you have had in the past, but if they are serious, like throat swelling etc, I wouldn't even risk it. If it's itching, wash it off immediately with warm soap and water, dry and apply a mild hydrocortisone cream. Hope that helps.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
ozgirl
(Bakersfield, CA)
answer 2
I had no reaction to this product and have extremely fair and sensitive skin
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
picklessis
(SoCal)
answer 3
I have very sensitive skin too and have not had any reaction to this product. My legs tingle a little bit but no rash.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
roninja
(Tijeras NM)
answer 4
I also have sensitive skin. I've had very good luck with Clarins self-tanners. This year I tried Hampton Sun brand and have had no problems with their self-tanning gel either.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
lannf
(Tolland, CT)
answer 5
Look for products that contain as few chemicals as possible. The all natural ones are going to be the best for sensitive skin. Although, it's going to be impossible to find a self tanner that is completely natural because self-tanning is in fact, a chemical process. The Sevin Nyne self tanner is purported to be formulated without some common irritants. Having sensitive skin myself, I did notice some rashes and bumps while using the product, but those could have also been due to shaving (which always makes my legs break out in tiny red bumps--even with a new razor head and lotion applied immediately afterward. I would look for tanning products with botanicals and moisturizers. Green Tea extract (found in some lotions and tanners) may act as an anti-inflammatory for sensitive skin. It's definetely full of antioxidants and is very good for you when ingested (not sure about applying it topically). It certainly cant hurt. I've done Mystic tanning sessions at tanning salons before and found the color natural and the lotion highly moisturizing. They used to sell the Mystic lotion at Sephora, but they discontinued it. Im not sure if the products they sold from the Mystic line where the same thing they spray on you at the salon when you go in for Mystic Tan, but its worth investigating. Mystic Sessions are $30 per at most salons, but the lotion that was sold at Sephora (possibly still available here on the website. Thats where I saw it not too long ago) was $30 for an entire bottle.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
beebsie
(austin, tx)
answer 6
Unfortunately if you are sensitive to the active ingredient in self tanners (DHA) we would not suggest using them to avoid an allergic reaction.

Please contact us at 877-SEPHORA (877-737-4672) if you would like recommendations for body bronzers (which rinse off in the shower and do not contain DHA).
answered 4 years ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Is this a very dark tan?
I already have a little bit of a base tan, so a lot of self tanners don't make a difference on me. I'm looking for a very deep tan. I used to go in the beds but stopped because my sister got skin cancer, and I still want that look while being safe. Is this the right self tanner for me? If not, what should I be using? I try to avoid aerosols.
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
slh5243
(Nazareth, PA)
on Self-Tanning Lotion
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I haven't personally used this product 2 days in a row as its winter and I didn't want too dark of a tan right now, however, I get a good tan the first day and can only imagine that if you apply more than once a day and/or a few days in a row to build it, that it would be relatively dark compared to all others I've used in the past, and I've tried a lot! Hope that helps.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
mommywnts2bqt
(Martinez, CA)
answer 2
This provides a medium-deep tan on me. I have very dark hair and medium skin tone. I first used a sample from the store which lasted a full 2 weeks before buying. Also, at this price, it's totally worth trying out!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
kymeag
(Western Kentucky)
answer 3
This tanner is pretty subtle so for the price if you are already tan I wouldn't pay it. However I have a medium skintone and it makes it a beautiful golden carmel color.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
samantha19
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
answer 4
I don't tan at all (fair skinned), but I like the color of this self tanner. I imagine it would enhance your own tan. Once thing I like is the fact that I don't see streaking like with other products. You just have to apply pretty quickly. I used gloves too to prevent tanning palms. HTH
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
phillysher
answer 5
This is the darkest sunless tanner I have found! I sometimes mix with a more moisturing sunless tanner that does not have a tint and this helps to smooth it out!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
madcardio
(Decatur, IL)
answer 6
i do think consider this a nice deep color. i too used to get really brown in tanning booths back in the day but quit like you. this is much darker and more natural than any ohter self tanner i've tried. as i said in my review, it just doesn't stay on very well. but it's great for those last minute times when you need a tan now -- works immediately!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
janita66
(chesapeake, va)
Question
Is this good for the face
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
mamadonna
(Portland, OR)
on Self-Tanning Lotion
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've used it on my face and I have really oily skin; no problems. Moisterize first or mix a bit with your moisterizer.
answered 1 year ago
qualitynvalue
(Suburb of Detroit, MI)
answer 2
Would not recommend for the face, might block pores.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
AngelDidi
(Laredo, TX)
answer 3
I have used it on my face with no problems
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
bigreddog
(Rochester Hills MI)
answer 4
I used it on my face. I can't say if it will cause a breakout since I've only used it twice in the past 2 days, but it looks good. There is silicone and fragrance in it so if that stuff makes your skin breakout-prone, then I would be careful, but I wanted to try it anyway. I don't wash it until after the 4 hours the bottle says and even then just used a face wipe and washed it fully in the morning; 2nd night I didn't wash at all until the morning to keep more color. Rub it into your hairline so you don't have a mask-like look around your face.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Cherizzle
(Arlington, TX)
answer 5
Good for face, but like previous suggestions - apply only a minimal amount.
answered 2 years ago
darlingtami
(PHoenix, Arizona)
answer 6
Yea totally! It replaced my bronzer especially since it gives my skin a more-even glow as it moisturizes.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
krisbell514
(Nassau County, LI)
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