Choosing the Right Product


Instant (Tinted) or Gradual (Untinted)?

Decisions, decisions!  It basically comes down to, would you like to look tanned immediately? If your answer is “yes” then use an Instant (tinted) product.  Gradual (untinted) products do not include a bronzer and are clear solutions.

Instant (Tinted):

Instant or tinted products deliver an immediate tanned look whilst the active ingredients (DHA and Erythrulose) begin to create your tan within the first 1 to 2 hours.  The full intensity of the tan will develop over 6 to 8 hours.

Gradual (Untinted):

Gradual products are untinted clear solutions, you won’t see an initial difference to the color of your skin.  Your tan will start to develop after an hour or two and continue to deepen over the next 6 to 8 hours.  Some Caribbean Tan fans prefer using an untinted lotion because it feels light, non-sticky and dries more quickly.

Both Instant and Gradual products contain DHA and Erythrulose the active ingredients that work together to deliver a tan that lasts longer and fades more evenly. Not all self tan lotions include Erythrulose because it’s expensive but we think the benefits are worth it!

#nicetoknowif you are trying out a self tan for the first time it may be easier to use a tinted product.  The tint acts as a color guide making it easy to see where you have applied the lotion.

#justsayingour tinted products are water soluble!


Spray, spritz or mousse!

What’s your preference?

Aerosol, spritzer, or mousse!  We’ve got them all! All our Caribbean Tan Fans have their absolute favorite, favorite! To help you choose here’s what they say…

Caribbean Tan Self Tan Aerosol - Tan in a Can

Caribbean Tan – Tan in a Can is available in Instant (Tinted) and Gradual (Untinted) aerosols.  Aerosol products are the quickest and easiest way to achieve a seamless, natural looking, all over tan.  No fuss!


Caribbean Tan – Tanning Spritzer is an instant (tinted) product that is delivered in measured sprays. This original salon inspired formulation remains a firm favorite with #tanfans.  Also, the tint acts a guide making it easier to see where you have (or haven’t) applied the product!  Bonus – includes a free mitt for easy application!

Caribbean Tan Self Tan Bronzing Mousse

Caribbean Tan Bronzing Mousse is ideal for those who prefer a self tan that is gradual (untinted). This luxurious lightweight foam dries quickly – oh yes, did we mention that it is alcohol free!


A, B, or C?

Use the chart to choose the color that best represents the color of your skin, your usual complexion, not the color you want to be.  Choosing the correct product for your skin type will ensure that you get a natural looking tan without the tell-tale orange!

choose the right product

Now select your product and reveal your golden goddess in the comfort of your own home!

#dontforgetRemember to exfoliate before you apply your tan to ensure a smooth even tan.

“I love to be brown because it makes me look healthy, thinner and toned but never again at the cost of my health and long-term appearance! ”  Cindy Nell-Roberts – co-founder Caribbean Tan 

Safe Tanning

All Caribbean Tan products are quick drying and give a natural bronze tan that can last for up to 10 days with the correct maintenance.