Naturally Glowing Self-Tan Drops 30ml
Palm oil free
Glass jar
Easy to use

Naturally Glowing Self-Tan Drops 30ml

Regular price £18.00 On Sale

Description

Our colourless tanning drops deliver a lasting, natural glow to give you a sun-kissed complexion all year round, without exposing your skin to the sun.

  • Develops in 2 hours
  • Fast drying, no streaking, no staining due to the colourless formulation
  • No horrible fake tan smell
  • Natural DHA works with your skin to give you an all-over natural glow
  • Be in control of your tan, the more drops, the deeper the tan
  • Vegan, Cruelty Free, palm oil free
  • Enriched with essential nutrients from coconut water such as amino acids, sugars, vitamins, minerals to nourish and hydrate, as well as orange and rose flower water to soothe and calm

No Added Fragrance

We’ve formulated this product with no added fragrance because we understand how sensitive some skin types can be.

How To Use

Add 3-5 drops to your favourite moisturiser or serum and mix together well in your hand and apply to your cleansed and dry face and neck. If using on your body, mix well in your hand with your favourite body lotion to apply, again ensuring your skin is completely dry first.

The more drops you add, the deeper your tan, which works with your natural skin tone from paler skin right through to olive and darker skin tones.

Wash hands after application. Tan will develop in 2-3 hours and full colour can take up to 6 hours. Use as often as desired.

Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. Avoid direct contact with eyes, hair and fabric.

This product contains no SPF protection.

Once opened, use within 12 months

Perfectly paired with our Radiance-Boosting Face Cream

No Palm Oil

Many skincare products list palm oil, or its derivatives, in their ingredients but we choose not to use it in any form in ours, due to its negative impact on the environment, habitat, animals and eco-systems.

There’s hardly a day goes by without reading in the press about deforestation for palm oil production and the fact that the very existence of orangutans is threatened because of this.

Many ingredients used in skincare include a derivative of palm oil, and it’s not always obvious that it’s been used. For example, some emulsifiers are sourced from either palm oil or coconut and the manufacturer of the emulsifier may not differentiate the source. We can confirm that no palm oil or derivatives of palm oil are used in any of our products.

Formulated Without

  • Palm oil (including derivatives of palm oil)
  • Formaldehyde
  • Petroleum
  • Sulphates
  • Silicones
  • PEGs
  • Artificial dyes
  • Soy
  • Gluten

Packaging

All packaging for our Tan Drops is fully recyclable:

  • Frosted glass bottle
  • Plastic pipette lid
  • FSC cardboard outer carton
  • FSC cardboard inner liner

FAQS

  • How long will my tan last?

Generally, it will last about 5 days, but It really depends on a number of things, such as: the quantity of tanning drops mixed with the moisturiser; your exfoliating routine; your skin type; and your individual cellular renewal – the older you are, the longer the cell turnover.

  • Can I suntan whilst wearing Lucy Bee Tanning Drops?

Yes, you can still get a tan when using the Tan Drops. Fake tans do not produce a skin-protecting barrier like sunscreens, so tanning naturally can still occur. Please note they contain no SPF or sun protection, so it is important to also use an SPF.

  • Can I use the Tanning Drops on the rest of my body?

Yes of course, just mix in as many drops as you’d like with your favourite body moisturiser and rub in well. Everyone's body size and shape is different, so it's hard for us to say how many drops you'll need. We recommend starting off with less and building up if you want a darker tan. 

  • How long do the Tanning Drops take to develop?

They develop in 2-3 hours and full colour can take up to 6 hours.

  • Can I use the Tanning Drops whilst pregnant?

According to the NHS it's generally considered safe to use fake tan products during pregnancy. The active ingredient in fake tan - dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a non-toxic substance. It can’t penetrate further than the top layer of the skin and it is not absorbed into the body. 

  • What colour will I go?

It really depends on your skin type. The more drops you add, the darker the tan. If you are fairer skin, then use less drops and build up. The benefit of the drops is that you can control how much you apply to your skin, and therefore the depth of the tan.

We've added a few functional ingredients to gain a natural looking colour of your tan. The key one is erythrulose, a natural keto-sugar which takes part in Maillard’s reaction and leads to the formation of brownish polymers. It balances out the orange tones created by DHA (a colour additive), giving a deep, even and natural long-lasting tan.

  • Are there other options than medium?

These medium tanning drops cover many skin colours. If you have fairer skin, then we’d recommend using less drops and building up if you’d like to see a darker tan.

  • How does fake tan work? What is the reaction that creates tanned skin?

Sunless tanners contain dihydroxyacetone- commonly known as DHA. DHA molecules combine with the amino acids in the top layer of your skin to cause a chemical reaction which forms brown-coloured melaninoids. It is well known as Maillard reaction. 

The individual cocktail of amino acids in the skin determines the tanning effect, that’s why each individual tans differently. 

  • What is DHA in skincare?

DHA is the standard self-tanning agent for all types of cosmetic products and has been the most common active agent used over the past 70 years. It is a solely natural reaction of DHA with the amines, peptides and free amino acids in a Maillard reaction (independent of UV rays) – this means it reacts with the top layer of the skin to tan.  The benefit of using tanning drops is that you can achieve a sun-kissed glow without damaging your skin with harmful UV rays.

  • Is the DHA used in the tanning drops natural or synthetic?

We can confirm that the DHA used in our Naturally Glowing Self-Tan Drops is 100% natural.

  • Will the tan transfer to my clothes?

As with all tanning products, there can be some transfer of the product onto clothes if it hasn't sunk in properly, and this can be washed out. If applying the tanning drops to your body, whilst the product is sinking in and working its magic it may be best to wear loose clothing and avoid any lighter colours to reduce the risk of the tan transferring! 

  • How long will it take to develop?

It depends on the condition of your skin and also your skin type. The more tanned the skin, the quicker the drops develop. It also depends how much moisturiser you mix the tan drops with. As a general rule, it takes 2-3 hours to start developing and full colour can take up to 6 hours.

  • Will makeup remover remove my tan?

It will remove a small amount of the tan, but you can keep applying more drops every day to keep a continuous sun-kissed glow. It’s important to note that physical and chemical exfoliators (including our AHA Dazzling Tonic) will remove the tan at a faster rate.

  • Do the Tanning Drops smell?

No, we haven’t used any fragrance in the drops.

  • Self-tanning versus natural tanning

When you sunbathe, UV rays cause the skin to increase its production of the protective pigment melanin, which manifests itself as a tan. Tan is actually a sign of skin cell damage, which can increase the risk for skin cancer and accelerate skin ageing. Using a self-tanner is always a safer option than traditional sun tanning as it can give your skin a tanned look without exposing it to harmful ultraviolet rays.

  • What is the 5% of non-natural ingredients in the tanning drops? 

This is preservatives which protect products from harmful microbial contamination, antioxidants and stabilisers. You can find most of these ingredients in nature and they are synthetised in the laboratory to get a pure and unique molecule.

  • Why do you use Lucy Bee Coconut Water in the tanning products?

Coconut water is a great water alternative with additional skin moisturising benefits.

  • How long does the product last?

This is difficult to give an exact answer because a drop isn’t easily quantified. However, as a guide, this 30ml bottle contains approximately 500 to 600 drops.  

  • How often do I need to apply for a natural glow?

This really depends on a number of things, such as how many drops you use, your cleansing routine, your skin type and your individual skin cellular renewal (the older you are the longer the cell turnover). Generally speaking, the tan will last about 5 days.

  • Can I use any body moisturiser?

Yes you can.

  • Will the tan wash off in the shower?

The Tanning Drops aren’t a wash-off tan. Instead, your tan will slowly wear off over a few days – the exact number of days depends on your cleansing routine, your skin type and your own individual cellular renewal. Generally speaking, the tan will last about 5 days.

  • Can men use them?

Yes they are great for men, as they are really natural in colour and work with the skin, so you cannot tell you have used a tanning product!

  • Can I use them if I have rosacea? 

UV rays by the sun can trigger rosacea to get worse over time. Even if you feel like your skin feels better from the sun, it can cause negative effects long-term so it is best to avoid too much sun, but if you still want a natural glow then these tan drops are the perfect option. 

The tan drops are fragrance free and Lucy has rosacea herself (although not always visible but easily triggered) and they are perfectly fine and she says they actually help cover up her rosacea or redness when she uses them which helps when socialising as she doesn’t get paranoid about her cheeks going red. Daisy, her sister also suffers with sensitive skin and finds they work perfectly fine for her and she doesn’t get any flare ups. 

The Self-Tan Drops contain aloe vera, orange and rose flower water and (Lucy Bee) coconut water so are hydrating and soothing. As we always like to stress though, we are all different so we hope they work for you if you do try them!

Ingredients

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Aqua
Dihydroxyacetone
Alcohol Denat
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water
Pentylene Glycol
Glycerin
Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water
Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water
Xanthan Gum
Erythrulose
Sodium Benzoate
Citric Acid
Potassium Sorbate
Sodium Metabisulfite

*95% natural

Certifications

  • Vegan Society
  • Cruelty Free International

4.85 Average

82 Reviews

Tracy

I was pleasantly surprised with the Tan drops. There was no smell like other tanning products, no streaks. Drys quick . Lasts for days even after showering . Will be ordering again

Thank you for your review, Tracy. We are so pleased you are loving the streak free glow from our Self Tan Drops! Like you said, there is no nasty fake tan smell, and they dry quickly. Thank you, Rian

Beverley C

Excellent. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hi Beverley, thank you so much for your 5* review! We are so pleased you are loving the natural glow of our Self Tan Drops. Thank you, Rian

Emma S

Absolutely love them! No streaking, develops well and love the way you apply it. If develops fully/properly after 24 hours and the colour is great! I'm converted!!! No more mousse for me.

Thank you Emma, we are so happy to hear how much you are loving the Self Tan Drops! Like you said, they are fuss free and so easy to apply! Thank you, Rian

Pauline C

Joanne B

Love! Love! Love this! What a great dynamite sized product to use. I love the convenience of it and being able to add into my own body moisturiser and the LucyBee Face Moisturiser, anytime. The results are top notch! - I even had a friend comment the following day on how naturally glowy tanned I looked! It's also good to know i'm not putting any nasties on my skin. Thank you LucyBee x

Hi Joanne, thank you for your wonderful review! It is great to hear how much you are loving the Lucy Bee Self Tan Drops, and that you are finding them quick & easy to apply! They are Vegan, Cruelty Free and contain zero palm oil (including derivatives of palm oil). Thank you for your feedback, Rian

Lisa B

Negative first - I can smell a slight tanning smell (sorry) only slight though and no way like the strong biscuit smell a lot of tanning products give me!! Positive - love them! Love the packaging they came in! So easy to apply, I went easy with my legs so first time there wasn’t much change but second time I used more and love the soft glow they gave me, no streaks, no patches on my palms, a reasonable price. So all in all I definitely recommend ⭐️

Hi Lisa, thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you are enjoying your Tan Drops, and have found them easy to use and streak free! Sorry to hear the scent was not to your liking, we’ve formulated this with no added fragrance because we understand how sensitive some skin types can be. Thank you, Rian

Gemma C

Love these tan drops. I first tried without watching the how to video so I looked a bit patchy the first go. After watching the video and trying again, it just looks so natural and tanned. Would highly recommend and this is my new go to tan, very happy! So easy, it’s basically just putting moisturiser. So simple, but a great idea ✨

Hi Gemma, thank you for your review! We are so pleased you are enjoying your Lucy Bee Self Tan Drops, and that you found the how to video helpful! Like you say, the drops are hydrating and easy to apply. Thank you, Rian

Lydia P

These tan drops are absolutely amazing. I have fair skin and always dread tanning as it can go streaky. I have used these weekly since purchasing them and they are absolutely brilliant. I have recommended them to so many people and will continue to. Thank you for another perfect product. I have just bought all the skin care range and can’t wait to try them all :-) x

Hi Lydia, thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased you have found the Tan Drops easy to use and suitable for your skin tone. The great thing about them is that you are in control of the colour, and no streaking! If you would like to send a before and after pic to hello@lucybee.com, we will then send you a £5 voucher if we use it on our review page or social media. Thank you, Rian

Anonymous

I'm already very partial to the coconut milk and coconut oil, and was slightly put off with the price of the bottle of tan! I'm glad I got it, its going to last soooooo long! its so natural and doesn't smell (nobody likes the dodgy biscuit smell) infact it's so natural the compliments are just life. Due to have a baby very soon so cant wait to look like it was a breeze. Well I say that my other half wont put it down I had to hide it, and now he's complaining cause he looks pale!

Thank you so much for your review, it's wonderful to hear how much you are enjoying the Lucy Bee Tan Drops! Like you said, a little goes a long way and it can easily be mixed with your face cream or body moisturiser. So pleased you like the natural glow! Thank you, Rian

Geraldine M

Have only used a couple of times and am very impressed. Really easy to use and no streaks. Especially like being in control of the intensity of the colour. I can detect a very, and I do mean very, slight smell of a tanning product to it but nothing compared to any of the other products I’ve tried before. Definitely recommend and so easy to use. It is amazing

Hi Geraldine, thank you for your 5* review! It's great to hear you are finding our Tan Drops so easy to use. Like you said, it's great to be in control of the colour, and the glow can easily be topped up. Thank you, Rian

Anonymous

Glowing is a great way to describe this. I feel confident to not wear make up as I look naturally sun-kissed. A beautiful natural glow in a bottle! Please do a larger size :)

Thank you so much for your review, it's fantastic to hear you are loving the natural glow of the Lucy Bee Tan Drops! The great thing about our drops is that you are in control of the colour, and they can easily be added into your daily skincare routine! Thank you, Rian

Anonymous

Absolutely LOVE the tan drops!! Easy to apply, no horrid tan smell and you can build it up nicely! Highly recommend this product, better than all the other tans I've used! Telling everyone about this must have!! Can't wait to see what other products you have dropping soon!

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! It is fantastic to hear how much you love our Tan Drops, and you have found them so easy to apply! They are so easy to combine into your daily skincare routine, and like you said there is no awful fake tan smell! Thank you for your review, Rian

Chloe M

I am completely useless with fake tan...had so many disasters over the years...but I'm loving my Lucy Bee skincare so thought I'd try the tan drops...OMG they are so easy to use and give me a lovely natural glow...no disasters anymore!

Hi Chloe, it is great to hear how much you are enjoying the Lucy Bee Tan Drops.. with no application disasters! They are quick drying, and can easily be mixed with your favourite creams or applied neat to the skin. Thank you for your review, Rian

Katie L

AMAZING! Just a few drops in my moisturiser and voila a lovely natural glow. I had friends comment, and recommended all to buy! A tan really does make a difference and these drops give such a natural look.

Hi Katie, thank you for your wonderful review! So pleased to hear how much you are enjoying your Lucy Bee Self Tan Drops, and the natural glow. Like you said, they are so quick and easy to incorporate into your daily skincare routine. And they can simply be topped up. Thank you, Rian

Sophie

Love these tan drops, so easy to apply without any streaky colour or overwhelming smell. Leaves a lovely glow and a little goes a long way. Never been a fan of tan products but I am loving these!

Thank you Sophie, it's fantastic to hear how much you are enjoying our Self Tan Drops and the natural glow. Like you say, a little goes a long way and there is no streaking. Thank you, Rian

Anonymous

I bought the tanning drops and they have not disappointed, in fact I’ve just ordered more. The reason I’ve given four stars is for two reasons. First one... To me they do have a smell. It’s not overpowering though and only lasts on me a day or two. Secondly...The pipette is awkward to get out of the bottle. How about having a spray/mist instead or as well? This would be so much easier to apply to the whole body and the face also.

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you like the Tan Drops, and have ordered another bottle. Thank you for your comments re: application. The tan drops have a pipette so they can easily be added to other creams, and this makes it simple to control and top up the colour. We have just launched a tan mousse which you may like, this has a pump application. Many thanks for your review, Rian

Helen P

Very easy to use, no smell (hooray!)

Thank you for your feedback Helen, so pleased you are finding our Tan Drops so easy to use and enjoying the fragrance free natural glow! Thank you, Rian

Holly H

Absolutely incredible! I saw so many reviews that were super enthusiastic about this product (I was sceptical and had never used fake tan before), I trust Lucy Bee as a brand so thought I’d give it a go.. I was not disappointed!! These drops are incredible, such a natural tan - I had so many compliments! I can’t believe how easy it was to use, absolutely no smell, no mess, no stains and no streaks. Certainly recommend to anyone!

Thank you for your amazing review Holly! It is great to hear how much you are loving your natural glow from the Lucy Bee Self Tan Drops. So pleased you are finding them easy to use, and like you say there is no smell or streaks! Thank you, Rian

Jackie H

I've used the drops three times now, really easy to use and great packaging. They did however have a slight smell despite being advertised as no fake tan smell. It was slight but definitely noticeable. I also had a couple of streaks but that could be down to my application. Still the best fake tan I have used though.

Shirley L

Love these tan drops! They are so easy and quick up apply and give a really great colour. Will definitely be using them loads in the winter when I am feeling pale and horrible

Thank you for your review, Shirley. It is great to hear that you are finding our Self Tan Drops so easy to use! They are quick drying and colourless, which means they can easily be blended into your skincare routine! Thank you again, Rian

Anonymous

I wasn’t sure about buying as it’s a little more expensive than some but it’s so worth it, really easy to use with my own moisturiser and finally found something that doesn’t make me smell like B.O and biscuits!

Thank you for your review, it is wonderful to hear how much you are enjoying our Self Tan Drops ... without the biscuit tan scent! Thank you, Rian

Karo

I did enjoy trying the new tan drops. They are easy to apply and the colour is nice and natural. While they are advertised as having a neutral smell, I found that the smell does develop a few hours in - it's not as strong as some other brands out there but I can still smell it. I would say that's the only disadvantage of the product.

Hi Karo, thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear your found the Tan Drops easy to apply and you like the natural glow. We are very sorry to hear that the fragrance free scent isn't to your liking. We’ve formulated this product with no added fragrance because we understand how sensitive some skin types can be, and we did not want a product with a fake tan smell. We hope you continue to use the Tan Drops, thank you for your comments. Rian

Nicola E

Love thse drops, so easy to use and develops into a nice subtle glow. Would recommend to anyone wanting a natural sun-kissed look.

Hi Nicola, thank you for your review! It's great to hear you are loving the natural glow from the Lucy Bee Self Tan Drops! We are happy you are finding them easy to use, they can simply be incorporated into a skincare routine! Thank you, Rian

Anonymous

Amazing product, took me a few goes to get it right. Lovely natural colour and doesn’t smell awful like other tans.

Thanks for your review, we are so pleased you are enjoying the natural glow of the Lucy Bee Tan Drops. They are fast drying, non streaking, and there is no staining due to the colourless formulation. Thank you, Rian

Ruth T

Simply amazing! Gave my skin such a beautiful glow, I have recommended this to all my friends and family. Definitely the best skincare product I own!

Thank you Ruth! It is great to hear you how much you are loving the natural glow from the Lucy Bee Tan Drops. Thank you, Rian

Kristen D

I love these drops! So easy to apply, just add them to body moisturiser or the face cream. My skin has been so much clearer since using Lucy Bee products and the tan drops give my face a natural looking “holiday tan” glow, so no need for foundation/bb creams. Fantastic!!!!

Hi Kristen, thank you for your review. It is fantastic to hear how much you are enjoying the Lucy Bee Tan Drops and skincare products! Like you said, our drops give a natural glow which you are in control of should you want to top up with more colour. Thank you, Rian

Judith G

Love the fake tan face serum....gives a lovely golden colour with no smell at all. Skin feels soft and fresh with no need for makeup. Thoroughly recommend.

Hi Judith, thank you for your review. It's great to hear how much you are enjoying using our Tan Drops on your face, and have found you do not need to use makeup! They are enriched with nutrients, so are very hydrating. Thank you, Rian

Elizabeth D

Tanning drops are easy to use and effective. Best tanning product on the market by far! No smell and natural ingredients. A total winner

Hi Elizabeth, thank you for your amazing review! So pleased you are enjoying the natural glow of the Lucy Bee Tan Drops, and finding them easy to use. Thank you, Rian

Jo H

The tanning drop were easy to apply, went on so well, looked natural and not patchy. I’m very pale so this was perfect for a natural glow. I was surprised how far 3 drops go and it easily lasted 5 days.

Hi Jo, it's great to hear that you found our Tan Drops so easy to use! So pleased that you are enjoying the natural glow, the great thing about our drops is that you are in control of the colour! Thank you, Rian

Sharon P

A little goes a long way I mixed it with my body lotion the colour was lovely when it developed but blotchy as it is colourless so not easy to apply but I’m sure with practice I will get it right