Does the Tanologist Express Self-Tan Water Really Work? We Tested the 5-Star Amazon Product Ourselves

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Ideally, your sun-kissed summer glow would come from a dreamy vacation at the beach, but until then, self-tanner will have to do. (Plus, it’s way safer for your skin.) 

According to thousands of Amazon reviews (and one perfectly tanned coworker), the Tanologist Express Self-Tan Water ($18 $9) is the one to beat. On this brand-new episode of Take My Money, PureWow creator Kate tests it out to see if it delivers the same (or better) results as a tanning mousse, and she also shows you how to apply self-tanning spray to achieve an even look. So, does this beauty product really work?  

Before testing out the viral product, Kate shares how ecstatic she is to test out the express self-tan water. In the past, she has used a self-tanning mousse to help achieve a nice, sun-kissed glow.

And this time around, she’s curious to see how the products will compare. “I’m excited to see the difference in how it turns out,” she reveals in the video above.

Click the video above to hear more of Kate’s honest thoughts on the beloved product. 

Tanologist Express Tan Self Tan Water CAT

Tanologist Express Self-Tan Water

  • Can be used on both the face and body
  • Tested and approved by dermatologists to be safe on sensitive skins
  • Says there will be no clogged pores, streaks or artificial smell
  • Contains hydrating ingredients and aims to avoid leaving the skin dry

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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...