If you’re searching for a natural-looking, long-lasting bronzed glow without paying for pricey salon spray tans, Coco and Eve Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing Foam could be your new best friend. Whether you’re a self-tanning pro or new to the mousse format, this rapid, deeply tanning product is about to become your go-to for achieving an ultra dark natural tan in one simple application. Keep reading to learn more about my experience using this mousse and why, with the proper skincare precautions, it could give you summer vibes all year round.
- It provides an instant, long-lasting dark tan
- The product has a pleasant tropical scent
- The foam texture is easy to apply evenly without streaks
- It complements medium to dark skin tones well
- A little product goes a long way
- The tan develops quickly within hours.
- Appeal to health-conscious consumers.
- The mousse is not very moisturizing and can dry out skin
- The tan fades unevenly after a week
- Regular retouches and exfoliation are needed
- The price of $40 for 6.7 ounces may seem steep
- Some rubbing or transfer can occur initially after application
- Not recommended for sensitive skin
- Can last up to 2 weeks.
- Strong anti-oxidants against oxidative stress to smooth skin and fight cellulite.
- Hydrate and firm skin along with botanicals and amino acids.
- Blurs pigmentation and perfects skin.
- Tropical mango and guava scent (no biscuit smell!)
- Lightweight, non-sticky formula.
- Fast-drying and develops in just 2 hours.
- Color guide technology for an even finish.
- Developed with a green-grey base for a natural looking, golden glow with no orangey tones.
What We Think:
I was intrigued by the deep bronzing power promised in just one application. The mousse comes in an elegant bottle with a classic pump dispenser and carries a hint of mango and guava in its tropical scent. I showered thoroughly and exfoliated my skin before applying the foam in slow, even strokes using the mitt provided.
Within minutes, my skin absorbed the mousse as the fragrance enveloped me like a vacation daydream. I could already see a subtle golden tint developing on my legs and arms. The application process was simple, and I liked that the foam didn’t drip or leave streaks unlike some other self-tanners I’ve used.
After about an hour, the color had deepened to a warm bronze that complemented my fair to medium skin tone. My skin did feel a bit tight, which I expected from such a dark formula. But I was pleasantly surprised by how natural the tan looked!
Over the next few days, my tan only got darker and more authentic-looking. Friends and family commented on my sun-kissed glow. Despite my initial concerns about dryness, my skin adjusted and didn’t feel excessively parched once the color fully developed.
However, after a week, my tan began fading unevenly. Slight discoloration started on my knees and elbows and the color lightened quicker than I had hoped. Though the deep bronze shade remained flattering, retouches were needed sooner than anticipated.
Overall, this ultra dark self-tanner delivers on its promise of a dramatic sunless glow. With consistent use and proper moisturizing, it can help you fake that just-back-from-vacation look without harming your skin. While the price may seem steep, a little goes a long way and the results are well worth the investment if you want an instant dose of summer in a bottle.
For a flawless deep tan without ever stepping foot on the beach, I recommend this mousse. Just be sure to exfoliate thoroughly before each application and moisturize diligently after to prevent dryness and prolong the life of your bronze goddess glow. This product earns 4.5 stars from me for its easy application, lovely scent and unbeatable bronzing power. With regular use and good skincare, this self-tanner could just become your ticket to summer all year round.
Dihydroxyacetone is the primary active ingredient that causes the browning reaction on the skin. Glycerin, pentylene glycol and other humectants like coconut oil derivatives help retain moisture in the skin after application. They work to counteract the drying effects of the dihydroxyacetone and give the mousse a creamy texture. These emollients also leave a hydrating film on the skin to combat any flakiness or itchiness that can occur with self tanners.
Plant extracts from citrus fruits, papaya, cocoa and mango provide antioxidants and vitamins that nourish the skin. They help condition and soothe skin while also improving the spreadability of the product. The presence of botanicals gives the formula a natural image to appeal to health-conscious consumers.
Preservatives like sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate keep the mousse fresh by preventing the growth of microbes. Meanwhile, fragrances like citronellol, limonene and benzyl salicylate found in the parfum ingredient give the product an enticing tropical scent.
Some people may be allergic to specific ingredients, such as fragrances or certain types of oils. It is recommended to always do a patch test before using any new product, especially if you have sensitive skin or have had allergic reactions in the past.
Full List: Aqua (Water), Dihydroxyacetone, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trideceth-9, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Coconut Oil Glycereth-8 Esters, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Parfum (Fragrance), Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol, Erythrulose, Benzyl Alcohol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Lotus Maritimus Flower/Leaf Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Oil Green) Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Garcinia Mangostana Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Coumarin, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Salicylate, CI 14700 (Red 4), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1).*
* For informational purposes only. We cannot guarantee that it is up-to-date or free of errors. For an accurate list of ingredients, please refer to the product’s original packaging.