Self Tanner Mousse (Medium to Dark)

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Self Tanner Mousse (Medium to Dark)

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This quick-drying tanning mousse gives you a natural-looking glow without synthetic chemicals or other junk. Just pump the lightweight formula onto a tanner mitt or applicator brush and buff away. As always, no dyes, sulfates, or parabens. Just a nice, golden glow from plant-based ingredients. 

  • Results in 6-8 hours
  • Lightweight formal
  • ZERO orange
  • No Stink! Clean, fresh scent
  • Not sticky
  • Buildable tan - want darker results? Just reapply after 1 hour.
  • Perfectly formulated for those with Medium to Dark skin tones.


For Medium to Dark skin tones (Warm Undertones) The Medium to Dark self tanners are perfect for people with green - olive or warm undertones, darker skin, who don't easily freckle or burn. If you're rocking a fair to medium complexion, please try our Fair to Medium formula. 

  • WITCH HAZEL (Hamamelis Virginiana)

    Relieves Inflammation and skin irritation, fights acne, wards off infections and protects against skin damage.

  • VANILLA (Vanilla Planifolia)

    Vanilla is filled with anti-inflammatory agents so it works to soothe the skin and help treat inflammatory acne. It has anti-aging properties as well so it keeps your skin young and beautiful! Vanilla helps skin infections with their healing process and overall promotes healthy skin!

  • GRAPE SEED EXTRACT (Vitis Vinifera)

    This organic ingredient will help your skin bounce back, every time. Thanks to its high amount of antioxidants and omega chain fatty acids, grapeseed oil helps to maintain the skin’s moisture levels and is proven to make it more elastic. Moreover, it also helps your precious skin stay free of breakouts and blemishes. We especially love how grape seed oil also protects skin against sun damage, and how well it complements the use of Vitamin E.

Self Tanner Mousse Ingredients: 

Water (Aqua), Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Panthenol, *Ilex Paraguariensis (Yerba Mate) Leaf Extract, *Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, *Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, *Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, *Rosmarinus (Rosemary) Leaf Officinalis Extract, *Pinus Strobus (Pine) Bark Extract, *Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, *Yucca Schidigera Root Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Essential Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Essential Oil, Farnesol (and) Linalool, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate. *Certified Organic Ingredients

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“It works so well! Is beginner friendly. It goes on like a regular white lotion so you know where it is going.”
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★★★★★ 4.7

So easy to use! I love that it’s a clean tanner with safe ingredients. I love that it doesn’t leave streaks, it’s not orange, and it doesn’t smell so strong! The white foam just blended right in. I waited 24 hours before applying the second layer to make sure the tan fully developed. Would definitely recommend if you’re wanting a tan without being in the Sun.

★★★★★ - Vitalik

Verified Customer

Absolutely LOVE this tanning mousse! It was so easy to apply. I got the mitt kit as well which had the exfoliate mitt and the application mitt and swear this is why my application is flawless. It’s not orange what so ever, very natural. I also love that it doesn’t stink or transfer to my bed sheets. 🙌 I 100% will buy this product again but in the larger size! I will also strongly recommend to friends

★★★★★ - Megan R.

Verified Customer

I truly love this brand and everything it’s made of. The products are natural, the color it gives you is gorgeous and it applies so nicely. I have been using tanning products for more than a decade and this HANDS DOWN is the best and most natural in the market!

★★★★★ - Kimberly M.

Verified Customer

I am ALWAYS looking for a good tanning product to make me feel confident. The Beauty By Earth Self Tanner Mousse is hands down amazing. It is made from natural ingredients, doesn't have a icky smell, doesn't make you feel sticky (a huge win for me), and the best of all, it doesn't transfer onto your sheets, clothes, or towels! You also don't need to wait around a few hours to shower it off. Put it on, go to sleep,and you wake up with beautiful skin and clean sheets.My only complaint is that it goes on clear, so you can't see where you have already put it on. But definitely doesn't look streaky.

★★★★★ - Tris O.

Verified Customer

I am super happy with this self tanning mousse! I love the results of the Beauty by Earth lotion, but do struggle with application and rubbing it in. This application is effortless. It goes on clear so I just make sure I am doing the same amount of pumps on each body part. I did decide to do a second coat 10 minutes after the first to achieve a darker tan. It develops so nicely and I have zero streaks. I feel nice and tan with this mousse!

★★★★★ - Danika P.

Verified Customer

I've been self tanning for decades now, and this is such a beautiful tan. It's so easy and quick to apply. At first I was scared it was clear (and not tinted) but it is soooo nice and I prefer it now. Definitely will never use any other tanner again. Also, it's CLEAN and not full of harmful ingredients.

★★★★★ - Heather

Verified Customer

This is some of the best self tanner by far! I’ve used a couple different mousse tanning products but this is the best! The color is beautiful! The smell is amazing! It’s dries pretty quick too! I do recommend this after you try the lotion if you are a newbie to the self tanning game. Their lotion goes in with a white tint, while the mousse is clear! Use with a tanning mit and you’re good to glow!

★★★★★ - Laura

Verified Customer

The results with this are flawless!! It does leave any streaks and looks perfect every time. The consistency is wonderful. And the ingredients are so clean. You really can’t beat it. Best self tanner on the market!!

★★★★★ - Shay B.

Verified Customer

Exfoliate! Ready to tan? Start by exfoliating your skin.

Use a loofah, exfoliating pad, or a body scrub to gently get rid of dead skin cells – our self tanning application kit will give you all the tools you need for a perfect tan. This will help make sure your tan lasts as long as possible. It’s also a good idea to paint your nails before applying your tanner – unless you like orange-y nails, that is. Give your feet a little moisturizing love beforehand to help make sure they don’t end up darker than your body. Finally, wait a day or two after shaving before using our self tanner. If you apply to newly shaved skin, all of your pores will show up as little orange dots.

Mousse Up!

When you’re ready, apply a thin layer of self tanner mousse evenly over your legs, arms, and torso. Be careful when working on loose areas of skin (such as the elbows and knees). These areas are more absorbent, so it’s easy to overdo it and end up with dark spots. Using our tanning mitts can help you get a more even tan, and will prevent colored palms. If you decide not to wear mitts, wash your hands immediately after tanning!

Maintain that GLOW!

Your skin should reach your desired color within 4-6 hours. If it doesn’t, reapply the following day. We find that reapplying every 4-5 days is best for maintaining color, but do what works best for you. Enjoy your sunny, golden skin!

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  • Great question! The light-medium self tanners are perfect for people with pink or cool undertones, fair skin, or those looking for a very subtle tan. The medium-dark self tanners are perfect for those with neutral, olive, or warm undertones or people looking for a deeper tan. As always our dye free self tanners can be used by any skin tone, you’ll just need to pick your level of tan and which version works best with your gorgeous undertones to create your ideal tan!

    (Note: For reference, if you’re an avid Beauty By Earth fan, our original self tanner lotion is considered medium-dark. So if this tanner worked great for you, so will our other medium-dark varieties!)

  • The active ingredient in our self tanner is DHA, a sugar derivative that gives the top layer of the skin a bronzed glow. Non-GMO and overflowing with plant-based goodness. It’s backed up by a carefully selected combination of supporting ingredients, including organic aloe vera leaf juice (for luscious hydration), organic shea butter (for maximum moisturization), and organic pomegranate and cranberry extract (because who doesn’t love a bit of fruitiness in their self tanner?).

  • We can’t pinpoint the exact number of days – that will vary based on your application method, skin type, and how often you reapply. Many of our customers who have left self tanner reviews report that their tan lasted 5-7 days.

  • While its smooth + foamy texture easily glides onto the skin, if you feel dry or tacky after application apply lotion to moisturize the skin.

  • Step One: Do Everything Else

    There are a lot of things that can mess with your self tanner if you don’t do them first. Painting your nails, coloring your hair, and shaving your legs can all remove the tanner before it has time to do its work, so make sure you get these tasks done beforehand.

    …but not too close beforehand. Before I knew how to apply self tanner I didn’t realize that it’s not a great idea to shave right before you use it. I ended up with all of my pores showing up as little orange dots. Not very classy. I definitely recommend waiting several hours after you shave before applying any self tanner.

    Step Two: Exfoliate

    Self tanner has a way of sinking in to dry skin and creating weird little dark patches. You can make sure you skip this problem by exfoliating your skin before applying self tanner. Use a natural exfoliating scrub to slough off any flakes, paying special attention to your knees, elbows, ankles, and other rough areas. Use a gentle exfoliator to make sure your face is clear as well.

    Step Three: Start From the Bottom

    If you start by applying self tanner mousse to your shoulders and torso, you may end up with some weird streaks when you bend over to do your legs. Make sure you get a nice, even tan by starting from the bottom and working up. Remember, our self tanner mousse tends to tan darker than our self tanner lotions. So don't linger as you apply. An even, steady pace is best. And if you get too much or make a mistake, wash off immediately, as this tanner also sets faster than our lotion variety.

    Step Four: Use Circles

    Pump a small amount of self tanner (about 1 pump) into a clean hand. If you prefer, you can wear latex gloves or use a tanning application mitt. Work the lotion into your skin using a circular motion. I usually apply tanner to my legs, arms, torso, and face, being careful to avoid sensitive areas like my eyes.

    Step Five: Tread Carefully

    Be especially cautious when applying self tanner to areas where skin tends to be loose and dry. This includes elbows, knees, and the areas around your nose and top lip. The skin in these areas tends to pick up more color than the surrounding skin, making it easy to end up with dark spots. 

    It is always a good idea to moisturize these types of areas prior to applying self tanner so you get a more even look. It will also help ensure these areas don’t come out darker than everywhere else.

    Step Six: Wash Up

    If you decided not to use gloves to apply your self tanner, wash your hands immediately afterwards. This will keep you from ending up with off-color palms. If you end up with streaks or splotches, don’t fear – rub the area with half a lemon then buff it away with a damp towel. It’ll be like it never happened.

    Step Seven: Repeat as Needed

    You should reach your desired color within six hours. If you don’t, just reapply the following day. I usually end up reapplying every 4-7 days to keep my color consistent, but that number may vary based on what works best for you.

    Step Eight: Don’t Forget Sunscreen – Self tanner does not protect against UV radiation. If you plan to spend any time in the sun after using a self tanner, be sure to apply sunscreen.

  • Uh-uh, no way. We never use parabens, phthalates, sulfates, artificial fragrances, or any other junk that has no business getting near your skin. And that rule applies to all our products, not just our self tanner mousse. You can find a complete list of ingredients here:

    Self Tanner Mousse

    Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Panthenol, *Ilex Paraguariensis (Yerba Mate) Leaf Extract, *Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, *Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, *Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, *Rosmarinus (Rosemary) Leaf Officinalis Extract, *Pinus Strobus (Pine) Bark Extract, *Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, *Yucca Schidigera Root Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Essential Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Essential Oil, Farnesol (and) Linalool, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate. *Certified Organic Ingredients

  • Any self tanner will leave streaks if it’s not used correctly, but with good technique our self tanner is primed to give you an even glow. If you really want great results, our spa-quality self tanner applicator mitts are your best bet.

  • Absolutely, but if you’d rather, try out our natural Face Self Tanner—specially formulated for the unique needs of your face. We recommend using a face moisturizer first and then applying the self tanner just as you would a moisturizer.  Get all the way to your hairline, your neck and ears too.

  • Our self tanner can provide great color, but it won’t protect you from the sun as it does not contain SPF ingredients. Make sure to keep up with your sunscreen routine no matter how often you use our tanner.

  • We sure do! Find out more on our wholesale info page or drop us a line at and we’ll get you taken care of.

  • Absolutely. Self tanning is a much safer alternative to spending time in the sun or in tanning beds. Exposure to UVA and UVB radiation can cause premature aging, including age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, freckles, and more. With enough time it can leave your skin looking tough and leathery. And don’t even get us started on the cancer risk… No way around it – self tanning with a natural tanner is the best way to go.

  • Our self tanner is filled with natural ingredients that are gentle on sensitive skin. However, with any new product, it’s always a good idea to do a test patch before using it on larger areas. Take a look through our self tanner reviews to find out how other customers with sensitive skin reacted – the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

  • As often as needed! Keep an eye on your tan, and when it starts to fade go ahead and reapply. Most customers find that their tan lasts about 7 days before fading, but if you notice a difference sooner, there’s no reason not to reapply.

  • Take the time to apply it right – exfoliate first, be generous with the amount you use, and use a self tanning mitt. We find that we can extend the life of our tan by sticking to warm (not hot) showers and by moisturizing daily.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 444 reviews
Rita C. (Glenside, PA)
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Honestly I’m not impressed with the product. I’m not seeing any results.

We're sorry to hear that you haven't seen the results you were hoping for. We would love the opportunity to help you achieve your desired tan.

If you'd like, you can return the product for a full refund. Our customer satisfaction is important to us and we want to make sure you're happy with your purchase.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any concerns or questions. We're here to help!

Johanna W. (Asheville, NC)
Best Self Tanner ever!

Not sticky or stinky. Beautiful natural color. Dries fast. Never swapping.

Thank you for your positive feedback! We are thrilled to hear that you are enjoying our Self Tanner Body Mousse. Our team worked hard to create a non-sticky and odorless formula that dries quickly for a natural-looking tan. We appreciate your support and happy tanning!

Kaleena N. (Roseville, CA)
Easy and even

Easy to apply with mit and goes on smooth and evenly!

We're thrilled to hear that our Self Tanner Mousse Kit was easy to apply and went on smoothly and evenly with the included mit. We strive to make our products as user-friendly as possible, so we're glad to know we hit the mark for you. Happy tanning! :)

Deena S. (Marietta, GA)
Love this tanner!

First I love the fact this is a clean tanner without all the nasty chemicals. Second it gives me a natural even tan. Will purchase again! 🩷

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Clean product!

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