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THE BODY Illuminating Self-tan Drops by Tan-luxe Review

As beauty experts always on the hunt for effective products, we were intrigued by their promise of a personalized glow. After trying them out, we’re excited to share our review and help you achieve a safe and healthy tan all year round.


  • Customizable coverage: Add more drops for darker color or fewer for a subtle glow.
  • Blends seamlessly with any body lotion and develops gradually for a natural look.
  • Hydrates and softens skin while tanning thanks to aloe and vitamin E.
  • No harsh tanning bed damage and no unpleasant tanning odor.


  • Requires mixing with a moisturizer, so not as convenient as a stand-alone product.
  • Can take 4-6 hours to see full effect of tan, so requires planning ahead.
  • Easy to overdo it and end up with an unnatural tan if you add too much.

Manufacturer Claims:

  • Effortless, custom tanning for the body
  • Tones while giving skin a plumper look and feel with caffeine
  • Evens skin tone and helps to reduce redness
  • Develops a natural looking, radiant glow in 4-6hrs
  • Works with your existing body care routine
  • No streaks. No smells. No drama

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This tinted serum adapts to your unique skin tone, creating a customized glow just for you. Packed with hydrating ingredients like aloe vera and raspberry seed oil plus vitamin E, it nourishes your skin while enhancing your natural radiance. Caffeine even firms skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Start with 2 drops for a healthy glow, 4 drops for some sun-kissed warmth, 8 drops for golden tones, or 12 drops for bronzy sun-kissed color. However many you choose, this tint blends seamlessly into your skin for a natural look.

What We Think:

Overall, these tanning drops offer a believable bronze tan without sun damage, but they do require some effort to achieve the perfect shade. If you’re willing to invest the time in finding the right formula for your skin tone, these drops can provide a beautiful glow without needing to visit a tanning bed.

While this particular product has numerous positive attributes, it is necessary to point out a couple of drawbacks. Firstly, the scent can be somewhat unpleasant and tends to intensify as the product develops. Additionally, the price of this self-tanner is relatively high. At approximately $59.00 for a small 1.7-ounce bottle, it might not be the most cost-effective option available, especially considering that it only provides 3-4 applications, depending on your body size.

Despite these drawbacks, the product’s benefits make it worth the effort required to mix it with a moisturizer. The truly customizable coverage and natural-looking results make the extra work worthwhile.

I will definitely continue using these drops to maintain a realistic tan all year round in a safe and healthy manner. Although they require some effort, the end result delivers a stunning glow without exposing your skin to harmful sun rays.


Contains a blend of water, dihydroxyacetone, and erythrulose to create a natural-looking tan. Alcohol Denat (SD Alcohol 40-B) is used as a solvent, while glycerin is added to hydrate and moisturize the skin. Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil is included for its antioxidant properties, while hydrolyzed silk is used to improve skin texture and appearance. Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice is added to soothe and hydrate the skin. Polysorbate 80 is used as an emulsifier to ensure the ingredients are properly mixed, and to improve the product’s texture.

Aqua (Water), Dihydroxyacetone, Alcohol Denat. (Alcohol), Glycerin, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polysorbate 80, Erythrulose, Caramel, Xanthan Gum, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Lecithin, Caffeine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Palmitoyl Car.*

*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.