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L’Oreal Paris® Sublime Bronze Facial Drops Review

At a Glance

L’Oreal Paris® Sublime Bronze Self Tanning Facial Drops, an innovative solution for a subtle, sun-kissed tan that hydrates and tones your skin! Infused with hyaluronic acid and free from dyes and fragrances, these drops offer buildable color that looks natural and flattering on all skin types. With slow and even color development, your skin will look fresh, hydrated, and luminous. If you’re looking for a hydrating and sun-kissed formula for your facial self-tanning, these drops could be the solution you’ve been waiting for!

Format drops
Size 1 fl.oz | 29.5 ml
Price $15.07
Price/Oz | ml $15.07 fl.oz | $0.5 ml
Application Face
Shades No
Aroma no
Active Ingredients DHA | Hyaluronic Acid
Color Guide No


  • Affordable price ($15.07 for 1 ounce)
  • Produces a nice, even tan after just one application
  • No guide color, goes on clear
  • Shimmer washes off easily in the shower the next day
  • Widely available at drugstores
  • Cheaper than average price per ounce
  • Easy to apply


  • Unpleasant smell resembling DHA
  • Long drying time (up to 35 minutes) and feels sticky for some time
  • Contains shimmer, which some people may not like
  • May produce some patchiness as it fades
  • Slight hint of orange in the color
  • Can get a bit scaly as it fades

Manufacturer Claims:

  • Build your perfect tan gradually drop by drop with these glow-getting facial drops. Mix them into your favorite moisturizer for a customizable, comfortable tan.
  • Fragrance-free, dye-free and non-sticky, these drops provide hydration from hyaluronic acid for moisturized, sun-kissed skin. Use them as a self-tanner and moisturizer in one.
  • Start with a lighter glow by adding 5-7 drops to a pea-sized amount of moisturizer. Want a deeper bronze? Add 8-10 drops. Build up your tan gradually by applying daily. Add more drops for extra color.
  • Expert tip: These drops pair perfectly with intensive moisturizers. Apply at night for a tan that wakes you up. Control the depth of your tan with the palm of your hand!
  • Immediately, skin feels fresh, smooth and drenched. After one use, a gorgeous golden glow washes over skin. Streak-free color makes skin appear well-rested, not unnaturally orange.
  • Over time, skin retains a healthy tan with hydrated radiance. There’s no wait for color to develop—your tan is yours to custom design right away. Glow with confidence!
  • Hydrate, moisturize and tan all in one. Care and color combined, Sublime Bronze Drops help you glow from within. Build the perfect tan to shine through in every photo. Your tan, your way, every day.

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What We Think:

The L’Oreal Paris® Sublime Bronze Self Tanning Facial Drops provide an innovative self-tanning solution for the face. Formulated specifically for facial use, these ultra-moisturizing drops hydrate, tone and brighten skin as they create a natural sun-kissed tan.

They offer lightweight, oil-free color that hydrates intensely and absorbs instantly for a refreshing sensation. The tan develops slowly and evenly over time for color that looks vibrant and fresh, never dull or muddy.

Containing hydrating ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide and Coconut Extract, the drops keep skin supple and soft as the tan builds over 4-6 hours.

With no dyes, fragrances or grease, the drops give skin a subtle, sun-warmed glow while allowing your natural tone to shine through. They are fragrance-free, non-greasy and safe for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.

The tan appears glowy and natural, never cakey, orange or streaky. Buildable color provides a tan that lasts up to 5 days with subtle highlights. We love how the natural, hydrating and evenly-applied results are, the tan looks extremely natural with “no orange undertone”. Sometimes the buildup can be hard to see but end results seem very natural and sun-kissed. Keep in mind that some minor pilling may occur for some with makeup but overall, we are thoroughly impressed by the ultra-hydration, color buildup and flattering glow.

For a facial self-tanner that hydrates, moisturizes and enhances your tone with an effortless sun-kissed look, the L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self Tanning Facial Drops could be worth trying, especially at this price point. They deliver a natural-looking tan, build color gradually for seamless results and keep skin hydrated while giving you a gorgeous glow.

L’Oreal Paris® Sublime Bronze Drops FAQ:

Q: Does this self-tanning solution produce an even, dark tan?

A: Reviewers report that this self-tanning solution produces a nice, even and dark tan after just one use. Customers are pleased with darkness and even coverage.

Q: Does it have a guide color to show where it’s been applied?

A: The solution applies clear rather than with an orange guide color, producing a more natural-looking tan.

Q: Does the shimmer wash off easily?

A: Customers confirm the shimmer washes out easily during washing. The shimmer helps with even application but does not remain.

Q: Is this widely available?

A: It is available at most retailers for $15.07 for 1 ounce.

Q: Are there any disadvantages?

A: Potential disadvantages include strong odor during application, drying times up to 35 minutes, patchiness as it fades, and an orange hue. Some reports indicate skin gets scaly as the tan fades.

Q: Does this self-tanning solution produce an even, dark tan?

A: Reviewers report that this self-tanning solution produces a nice, even and dark tan after just one use. Customers are pleased with darkness and even coverage.

L’Oreal Paris® Sublime Bronze Drops Formula:

This tanning formula hydrates and softens skin while providing color. It contains hydrating ingredients like glycerin, coconut juice and sodium hyaluronate to keep skin plump and supple as the self-tanning agent dihydroxyacetone develops subtle bronze tones. Preservatives phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate maintain stability and prevent contamination. Chelating agent disodium EDTA and brightening citric acid improve clarity and pH. Though formulated as a cosmetic tan for topical use, this hydrating product moisturizes skin as it builds natural-looking color.

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.

L’Oreal Paris® Sublime Bronze Drops Ingredients:

Aqua / Water, Dihydroxyacetone, Glycerin, Cocosnucifera Fruit Juice / Coconut Fruit Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate. F.I.L. #D256263/1.*

*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.