This Self-Tanner Works SO Well It Keeps Selling Out At Sephora

June 21, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
shefinds | beauty

Summer is our favorite season because the warm weather allows us to break out our favorite dresses, skirts, shorts, and rompers that have been hibernating all winter. But, sometimes our tan lines can keep us from wearing them because they show too much skin. This can also be the case if you haven’t had a chance to go to the beach yet and soak up some rays. It’s okay–that’s why they invented self-tanner!

Sephora has some of the best self-tanners on the market, but none of them compare to Isle Of Paradise’s Self-Tanning Mousse.

This tinted self-tanning mousse uses color-correcting actives and comes in three different shades, each using either a peach (light), green (medium), or violet (dark) base, for a natural-looking, bronzed glow with no streaks, smells, or orange tones.

woman with tan legs

So, what makes this formula SO good? The brand uses organic tanning actives combined with avocado, chia seed, and coconut oils for healthy and hydrated skin. Together, they help prevent streaks and help you obtain a natural-looking glow. 


The peach mousse is formulated with Oxy Glow™ complex, which is clinically proven to brighten your skin, the green mousse is formulated with Super Balance™ complex to reduce redness, calm the skin, and improve your karma, and the violet mousse is formulated with Hyper Violet™ complex to reduce orange/sallow tones and raise your tanning game. 

isle of paradise self tanner in light

Isle Of Paradise Self-Tanning Mousse in Light - Sun-Kissed Glow ($29) 


Here's what people are saying about the Self-Tanning Mousse in Light:


"I’m a rebel without a cause and decided to try self tanner for the first time before a wedding that I was in. I had happened to try the water version of this in store and was impressed with the color but when it came time a Sephora associate suggested the mousse. And here’s why, you see the color as your applying. Being that I’ve never tried applying self tanner I went with the mousse and I’m now OBSESSED. Application was easy, though a little messy at first. No streaks, no funky color and the color last for days. (Not sure if that typical). Totally sold and will be buying more! Also, I didn’t want to get too crazy with color since it was my first experience but I will say light had a lot of color." -  BittneyMichelle


"I want to give this product even more than 5 stars and I am not even completely done drying from my first application! HOLY COW! It smells delightful, goes on SO easily, and is VEGAN. I walked into the store thinking I was going to settle on St. Tropez mousse even after a disappointing experience with the last bottle I purchased from. A sales associate came up to talk to me about the different tanning products and introduced me to this new and ah-maz-ing product and told me about all the beautiful tans she has seen thanks to this. I can't say enough good things about this product, really. It is a good, competitive price compared to other self-tanners of this quality, it smells lovely, is so easy to apply, and it is vegan and cruelty-free. Does it seem too good to be true!? Also - I was reaching for that medium tone bottle wanting to bring out a real summer sun-kissed looking skin. GIRLS, if you are fair-skinned (you know deep down who you are), the LIGHT is good for you! We all want to be tan, but I promise the light color will get you the tan you want. DO NOT try to go way darker than you are - you will just end up looking completely unnatural and the beauty of this product is to enhance the beauty that you ALREADY have." - LAMargaret


isle of paradise self-tanner in medium

Isle Of Paradise Self-Tanning Mousse in Medium - Golden Glow ($29)


Here's what people are saying about the Self-Tanning Mousse in Medium:


"I’m so impressed with this mousse. It smells fresh - similar to cucumbers with zero of that tell-tale fake tanner after scent. The guide color is a nice golden bronze that’s easy to see. I applied it with a mitt and it was dry to the touch almost immediately. I am so impressed with this. It’s a nice medium bronzed tan with no orange tone." - Amyloudutton


"I thought the tanning water was amazing but I LOVE the mousse more I think. Again the smell is amazing and doesn't have that self-tanner smell, I love the fact that it is tinted and I can see where I am putting the mousse and I also love the fact that I am dry within 3p minutes of putting it on. This just became my go-to self-tanner." - jsoren13


"So freaking good. Used this instead of my usual [self-tanner] and it works beautifully. I have zero streaks and it didn't leave my drier areas looking dark (yes I use lotion for those areas). At first, it doesn't smell like the usual self-tanner but around hour 3-4, the smell kicks in. But after rinsing off and taking a shower the scent is gone. I also applied this to my face and have yet to breakout - usually, any of the others on my face cause an immediate breakout." - Gkeles


isle of paradise self-tanning mousse in dark

Isle Of Paradise Self-Tanning Mousse in Dark - Bronzed Glow ($29)


Here's what people are saying about the Self-Tanning Mousse in Dark:


"Darker than loving tan!! That’s saying something. Way less sticky and smelly than any other tanning product I have used and this price point is way better. Doesn’t look like much until you rinse it off and it starts to develop even more. Love love love!!" - caitlinschuz


"This is the only one I’ve used that actually DOESN’T SMELL. I’m honestly amazed. I purchased in dark for my pale self and the color is beautiful, even with the guard on. Will purchase again and again!" - uhhhhlyssa


"I’m a self-tan junkie. I saw this and thought I’d give it a whirl. I used this for the first time yesterday. Oh my god. This might be my new holy grail. The color is beautiful! It develops even darker than what it shows up as. Love, love, love it so far!" - sloves14

woman applying self-tanner to shoulder

Are you a fan of Isle Of Paradise's Self-Tanning Mousse? Let us know which shade you use and if you'll be trying this product in the comments below!


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Associate Editor

Emily Belfiore is a former associate editor of SheFinds. She wrote beauty, weight loss, wellness and celebrity stories for the site. She is a pop culture enthusiast.

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