Don’t be a “Lobster Face”

Feb 25, 2011 by

Lobster Face- “Someone who has spent too much time in either a tanning bed or outside in the sun, and now has red burnt face, resembling a lobster.”Being a Lobster Face is not sexy, however having a glowing golden complexion is. Obviously laying out for hours by the pool, or fake baking in a tanning bed is NOT an option for achieving said golden complexion. So either you can either paint your face with foundation that is the wrong color, pile on the bronzer, or better yet you can use a self tanner.

There are several options on the market that are made specifically for the face, or you can mix some of your regular self tanner into your moisturizer and use that. Generally, you are going to get the best results by using a tanner that is made specifically for the face.

-Facial Sunless Tanners-

GlowFusion Micro-Nutrient Face & Body Natural Protein Tan ($58)

  • The smell is subtle
  • Thin texture
  • Dries quickly
  • Offers a natural looking tan
  • Overall Grade – B

Fake Bake Anti-Aging Facial Self Tanner ($24.70)

  • Contains Matrixyl-3000 to fight wrinkles
  • Light and non greasy feeling
  • Provides instant color that intensifies after several hours
  • Turns very bronze on the skin
  • Overall Grade – A

Sun Laboratories Strictly Faces ($26.40)

  • Can be layered
  • Subtle smell
  • All natural ingredients
  • Offers an instant tint
  • Overall Grade – B

Dermaglow Self Tanner Face ($25.50)

  • Color develops in 15 minutes
  • Erythrulose provides a gradual tan with less streaks
  • Natural looking color
  • Beneficial skincare ingredients
  • Overall Grade – B+

Xen Tan Face Tanner ($21.80)

  • Appealing scent
  • Odd color payoff
  • Caused breakouts (on me)
  • Tends to streak
  • Overall Grade – C

Classic Self-Tan Towelette for Face and Body ($24)

  • Easy to apply towelette
  • Fast application
  • “Citrus” fragrance
  • Dries quickly
  • Overall Grade – B

St. Tropez Everyday Face Daily Moisturizer/Tanner ($30)

  • Light texture
  • Infused with soothing aloe vera and antioxidant Vitamin E
  • Builds a gradual tan
  • Natural looking color
  • Overall Grade – A

Clinique Self Sun Face Tinted Lotion ($19)

  • New formula is not as natural as old one
  • Doesn’t blend easily
  • Decent smell
  • Overall Grade – D

Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning for Face ($33)

  • Lightweight, yet creamy
  • Natural looking
  • Can be layered
  • Hydrating
  • Overall Grade – A

Bobbi Brown Sunless Tanning Gel for Face and Body ($30)

  • Light smell
  • Blends easily
  • Natural looking tan
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Overall Grade – A

Lancome Flash Bronzer ($32)

  • Oil free
  • Natural looking color
  • Instant color
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Overall Grade – A



  1. Jake Peters - AWESOME REVIEW!!!

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