Best Tanning Bed Lotions and Tips
Sizzle and Shine
Best Indoor Tanning Lotion---What is the best tanning bed lotion 2015? Best indoor tanning bed lotions this year? It's different for everyone, as are the beds, but I'm here to help you figure it out. Some brands like Designer Skin give some people a deep, dark tan, while it does nothing at all for others. Some for fair skin; some for dark. It's a bit of trial and error. There are a lot of new tanning lotions being released in 2015 and I'll do my very best to narrow them down and find the one that's just right for you.
Below you'll find the top lotions and bronzers from each major brand for this year below based on ratings, reviews and lots of personal experience, (I'm a frequent tanning salon visitor starting in the late winter, as is my daughter) along with some products that are 'best kept secrets' and affordable picks. (those products that work best but you rarely hear about)--Plus some of my best tips, my favorite overall lotion picks (no matter what year they were released) and I'll keep adding too and updating as anything new hot lotion comes out and I've given it a try. You'll have the best tan you've ever had and always wanted!
If you're a tanner, you know as well as I do, each year brings us brand new products to try so I'll do my best to keep you in the loop every year!
Be sure to check out my tips for getting a great tan below (they work and they're easy), avoiding raccoon eyes and the helpful videos for choosing the right bed for your skin color.Best Tanning Bed Lotions Last updated December 21, 2015
Don't miss the new 2015 tanning lotion releases!
New Kardashian Tanning Lotion...Kardashian Glow Black Bronzer...
Best Tanning Lotion and Tips
My Favorite Non Tingle Lotion--AMAZING Heads up, my fellow tanners---I've been using the for the past two weeks, (Seen above) both in the tanning bed and outside and it has become my absolute best lotion--I've tried just about every lotion there is, but none--seriously, none has produced faster results than this one. Ed Hardy Black Elixir
Before I start with my best tanning tips, I want to let you know how I know about these lotions. I'm lucky enough to have a sister that owns a tanning salon. She gets tons of samples each season and I get to try the ones I want for free. I suggest if you aren't sure or are trying to decide between a couple of new lotions, that you try the samples first. You can find many of them on Amazon and ebay at good prices and it's much cheaper than buying two bottles!--
Note* Check out the sample packets here at the bottom of the page from Ebay.
Now, on to the tips: There's a few things I've learned along the way to get a really great tan and keep it. One--never shower right after tanning. Give your skin at least a few hours before heading straight to the water. Two--use at least two different tanning lotions (once you get a good base tan) and alternate them every couple of days. For example, I use two completely different brands. (One from DS and one from Ed Hardy--right now I'm mixing Bombshell with Black Elixir and it's working great) It makes a difference. Three--turn around the opposite way in the tanning bed by putting your feet where your head normally goes and your head where your feet would normally be. I'm not honestly sure why this works for me, but it does. I do it at least once a week. If I go to the tanning bed three times in one week---I'll lay the normal way twice and the opposite way once. Fourth tip--always put on a good tan extender lotion after tanning. Not just any lotion, but one specific for after tan care. You can wait until you get back home, but try to do it as soon as possible. If you get the right lotion---it will extend your tan. The best tanning extender lotions for me and most of the women at the tanning salon here---. My fifth and final tip--do not lay in the tanning bed every single day. Let your skin breathe and rest! Tanning too much dries your skin out and you'll have a good, but not so great skin! Hemp Nation Moisturizer
*Best Tingle Tanning Lotion is without a doubt, Bombshell from Designer Skin---my two picks for overall best tanning bed lotion: (Seen above the Black Elixir from Ed Hardy and seen here--Bombshell from Designer Skin---if you're looking for the tingle factor--try Bombshell---for the best non-tingle lotion--try Black Elixir---I do use both of these outside too, but don't do that unless you have a great base tan!) I've been mixing these two together all summer by the pool and the tan is amazing.
The Bomb--Designer Skin BombShell, 100XXBronzer
Not new, but one of the best tingle and bronzers ever made. Great results every single tanning session and this is my pick for the very best tingle lotion overall.
New Designer Skin Tanning Lotions -2015 Releases
Coming soon...the new Designer Skin 2015 Tanning Lotions!
New tanning bed lotions from Designer Skin for 2014---are already getting rave reviews and hitting the top spots on the list. 2014 Glam Slam Tanning Lotion (seen below) is already selling out and getting great reviews. See other early new releases below..I'll keep this updated as they are released.
This brand has been my favorite and worked the very best for me now for at least three years. See my tips above for how to use two lotions. My all time favorite Designer Skin lotion and the one that truly works is Bombshell---it does have a tingle factor though! Best ever.
So with all the new releases, which Designer Skin lotions are the best? The top five from Designer Six are featured below. Topping the list is "Black" --it's a favorite for me and for almost everyone that comes to the tanning salon. If you try to purchase this lotion in the salon though? You will pay way too much. Get it on Amazon for a much cheaper price! (Seen below)
Next up is Designer Skin Luminary---silky lotion that really does a great job bring the dark on. Love the way it tightens and smooths the skin. Two other of the best picks are Obsidian and Spellbound. (all listed below)
So far (early in the year) --Glam Slam is taking the top spot and getting great reviews for this year's best pick. (pink bottle below) The Designer Skin products always do well and are a favorite overall among users (see the poll from readers below)--it's just a matter of personal taste as to which kind will work well for your skin and of course, which smell you are drawn too, as well. Little things make a difference. You can use these lotions outside, but please remember they do not have any sunscreen in them. Make sure you have a very strong and established base tan before using them outside.
Choosing the right tanning bed lotion can be a challenge...the lotions featured here are the best of the best. You can find the full list of new products from all major brands below. Featured favorite lotions that work this year from each brand are highlighted in their own spotlight sections. The Designer Skin tanning lotions are one of the first to run out of stock---but they get re-stocked pretty quickly! There's a reason you see everyone carrying the cool Designer Skin bottles into the tanning beds--they work!
Note--if you're looking for a brand without the bronzing effect, be sure to scroll down and check out the California Tanning Lotions--they are the best non bronzing lotions.
New for this year, Picture Perfect face tanner.
Best JWOWW Tanning Lotion - Australian Gold Bronzer
Summer is here. It's time to get your tan on! I'll do my best to help you find the best way to do that with my personal recommendations and tanning tips below. Lots of information here but categorized to help you find exactly what you are looking for before heading to the beach. I'm always adding new tips I've discovered, so check back.
Jwoww tanning lotions are always at the top of the best list, but which Jwoww bronzer works the best? First the new release (seen above in the intro photo)--JWoWW's tanning line from Australian Gold for 2013--this tanning bed lotion has a 'mad hot tingle' effect and is sure to give you the deep dark tan you are looking for this season. My friend swears by this product. (My favorite is the DS brand--seen above) JWoWW has been one of the best bronzing lotions for the last couple of seasons in many salons and is topping the list for best rated Australian Gold lotions again; doing a great job keeping up with the best rated Designer Skin products. One of the best in tingle. Not recommended for the face.
The best? Check out the new Jwoww Wedding White Private Reserve-it's number one right now in the best selling category. (see below)
Update!--My daughter tried all of these over the past year and hands down, she said the pink bottle 'One and Done' gave her the best results. (seen in the pink bottle below) Second place was Wedding White. She did like the new red bottle as seen in the intro photo Mad Hot Tingle, but the tingle products aren't the ones she likes to use much.
Another Best-Seller this year;
See all Best Sellers below.
Which tanning lotion brand is the best?
Best Ed Hardy Tanning Products - New for This Year
I rate Ed Hardy as one of the best products in getting a deep dark tan---just behind Designer Skin. Personally, I believe the Ed Hardy line is best for when you have your base tan and are ready to go a shade darker. Just my experience, but I do love them. Here are the best picks from this line including Faux Sizzle and Coconut Kisses.
My new absolute favorite plus it has tattoo protection. Not new, but how did I miss this one last year?
Faux Sizzle is new this year
No More Raccoon Eyes
Best Tip for Eyes: Eye Winks - Eyewear for Tanning
I can't stand the raccoon eye effect when you use the colorful little shades they provide you at the salon. To avoid that, I use these little tiny disposable eye protecters called wink ease. They protect your eyes while not giving you the raccoon eye look. These are my absolute favorite eye protectors. Easy to use, disposable and affordable--much cheaper online than at the salon.
The best way to protect your eyes in the tanning bed
Tips on Choosing a Tanning Bed
The bed matters. Check out some of these cool tips for choosing the right tanning bed for you.
Can't Find What You're Looking For? - Try Ebay
Can't find the lotion or bronzer that you're looking for or that someone recommended to you to try this year? The best tanning bed lotions definitely sell out quickly. While they do re-stock quickly on Amazon, sometimes, you can't wait for that! Ebay is my go-to place when I can't find the hot Designer Skin or the new Ed Hardy lotion.
Also, another shopping tip--try out several different lotion samples by getting lots from ebay--every person is different, so the more lotions you can try (at an affordable price) the faster you will figure out which one is best for you and your skin.
Note* When buying from eBay, be sure to check the seller's score and the reviews. There are several well-respected sellers there. Here are just a few of the latest listings..