Naturally Glowing Self-Tan Mousse 200ml
Naturally Glowing Self-Tan Mousse 200ml
Naturally Glowing Self-Tan Mousse 200ml

Naturally Glowing Self-Tan Mousse 200ml

Regular price $31.00 USD On Sale


If it’s a sun-kissed, all-over tan you’re after, then look no further. Our Mousse has a deliciously tropical fragrance and is easy to apply to give you a bronzed glow, without exposing your skin to the sun.

  • Develops in 2 hours
  • Quick-dry formula and no sticky feeling
  • No dodgy fake tan smell
  • Contains natural DHA which works with your skin tone to give your all-over, natural glow
  • Vegan, Cruelty Free, palm oil free – ethical beauty at its best
  • Enriched with essential nutrients from coconut water such as amino acids, sugars, vitamins and minerals to nourish and hydrate your skin
  • Dermatologically approved for sensitive skin

With a tropical starfruit & logan fragrance that’ll take you right back to beach days.

How To Use

Get the best tan you can by first prepping your skin. By this we mean exfoliating and moisturizing any dry patches before tanning, this will give you an even tan and glow!  

Pump the mousse directly onto a tanning mitt and apply to the skin in sweeping motions, making sure you cover all areas – you’ll see the product as you rub it over your skin, which makes this part much easier! Use it sparingly on your elbows, hands, knees, wrists and face.

The tan will develop in 2 hours, after which you rinse off the excess and pat your skin dry. If you want a darker tan, apply another layer. You must use a mitt with this product, rather than bare hands. 

Things to be aware of:

Moisturize regularly to make the most of your tan.

Do not apply to broken or irritated skin.

Avoid contact with eyes, hair and fabrics.

This doesn’t contain any sunscreen, so we advise you to wear SPF with this product.

No Palm Oil

Many skincare products list palm oil, or its derivatives, in their ingredients but we choose not to use it in any form in ours, due to its negative impact on the environment, habitat, animals and eco-systems.

There’s hardly a day goes by without reading in the press about deforestation for palm oil production and the fact that the very existence of orangutans is threatened because of this.

Many ingredients used in skincare include a derivative of palm oil, and it’s not always obvious that it’s been used. For example, some emulsifiers are sourced from either palm oil or coconut and the manufacturer of the emulsifier may not differentiate the source. We can confirm that no palm oil or derivatives of palm oil are used in any of our products.

Formulated Without
  • Palm oil
  • Petroleum
  • Silicones
  • Alcohol
  • Formaldehyde
  • Artificial dyes
  • Soy
  • Gluten
  • Phthalates
  • Synthetic dyes
  • Methylisothiazolinone
  • Parabens
  • Mineral oils
  • Toxins

Container - 100% PCR plastic - recyclable
Pump - not recyclable
Lid - virgin plastic - recyclable

We have used 100% PCR (post-consumer recycled) plastic for this product. PCR plastic is plastic that’s already in the world – it might previously have been a water bottle or a milk carton, for example.

By using PCR plastic, it reduces the reliance on fossil fuels. The carbon footprint of manufacturing 100% PCR is 60% lower than virgin plastic.

PCR can be recycled and used again, and it reduces landfill dumping and reuses recovered plastics.

We are working closely with our manufacturing partner to offer refills of the Mousse with the idea that you keep the pump to reuse with the refill.

  • What’s the difference between using the Tanning Mousse over the Drops?

Our Self-Tan Drops mean you are in control of the color you want to go and it is more of a gradual tan, whether that be a couple of drops for a little glow, or more for a deeper tan. They are also colorless and develop between 2-6 hours. You can use them on the face and body.

With our Tanning Mousse, it works in the same way and it still looks completely natural, but it is an instant color and it takes you straight to a medium tan. If you prefer a darker tan, then double it up. It is a little different in the sense that you apply it with a mitt. It takes 2 hours to develop and then you can wash off any excess if you wish with warm water, leaving you with a glowing tan - the natural DHA only needs 2 hours to develop on your skin so you can shower after this. You can also see the color when applying the Mousse.

They both have the same principle – no sticky feeling, a quick dry formula, develops in 2 hours with a natural glow which works with your skin!

  • Can I use the Self-Tan Mousse on my face as well as body?

Yes of course, we’d recommend applying a small amount to the face. If you’d prefer to be more in control of your tan, then we’d recommend using our Self-Tan drops. With these you can use less drops for a little glow or add more for a deeper tan.

  • Is the tan visible as I apply the Mousse?

Yes, you’ll be able to see where the mousse has been applied. We always recommend starting from the bottom and working your way up so that you don’t miss anywhere.

  • Can I use the Tanning Mousse while pregnant?

According to the UK NHS it's generally considered safe to use fake tan products during pregnancy. The active ingredient in fake tan - dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a non-toxic substance. It can’t penetrate further than the top layer of the skin and it is not absorbed into the body.  

  • How long will my tan last?

Generally, it will last about 5 days, but It really depends on a number of things, such as: your exfoliating routine; your skin type; and your individual cellular renewal – the older you are, the longer the cell turnover. 

  • Can I suntan whilst wearing Lucy Bee Tanning Mousse?

Whilst using a fake tan product, you can still tan naturally when in the sun. Fake tans do not produce a skin-protecting barrier like sunscreens, so tanning naturally can still occur. 

Please note this product does not contain SPF or sun protection so it is important to also use an SPF.

  • How long does the Tanning Mousse take to develop?

It develops in 2 hours. 

  • What color will I go?

It really depends on your skin type. The more Mousse you use, the darker the tan. The beauty of self-tanning is that you can control how much you apply to your skin, and therefore the depth of the tan. We've added a few functional ingredients to gain a natural looking color. The key one is erythrulose, a natural keto-sugar which takes part in Maillard’s reaction and leads to the formation of brownish polymers. It balances out the orange tones created by DHA (a color additive), giving a deep, even and natural long-lasting tan. 

  • Are there other options  than medium?

Our medium tanning mousse covers many skin colors.  If you find you want a deeper tan after the initial layer than you can build it up with more mousse.

  • How does fake tan work? What is the reaction that creates tanned skin?

Sunless tanners contain dihydroxyacetone- commonly known as DHA. DHA molecules combine with the amino acids in the top layer of your skin to cause a chemical reaction which forms brown-colored melaninoids. It is well known as Maillard reaction.  

The individual cocktail of amino acids in the skin determines the tanning effect, that’s why each individual tans differently.  

  • What is DHA?

DHA is the standard self-tanning agent for all types of cosmetic products and has been the most common active agent used over the past 70 years. It is a solely natural reaction of DHA with the amines, peptides and free amino acids in a Maillard reaction (independent of UV rays) – this means it reacts with the top layer of the skin to tan. The benefit of using tanning mousse is that you can achieve a sun-kissed glow without damaging your skin with harmful UV rays.  

  • Will the tan transfer to my clothes?

Whilst the product is sinking in and working its magic it is best to wear loose clothing and avoid any lighter colors to reduce the risk of the tan transferring!  

  • What is the fragrance of the Tanning Mousse?

It has a tropical fragrance. 

  • Self-tanning versus natural tanning?

When you sunbathe, UV rays cause the skin to increase its production of the protective pigment melanin, which manifests itself as a tan. Tan is actually a sign of skin cell damage, which can increase the risk of skin cancer and accelerate skin aging. Using a self-tanner is always a safer option than traditional sun tanning as it can give your skin a tanned look without exposing it to harmful ultraviolet rays. 

  • What is the 7% of non-natural ingredients in the tanning drops? 

This is preservatives which protect products from harmful microbial contamination, antioxidants and stabilizers. You can find most of these ingredients in nature and they are synthetized in the laboratory to get a pure and unique molecule. 

  • Why use Lucy Bee Coconut Water in the tanning products

Coconut water is a great water alternative with additional skin-moisturizing benefits.   

  • Will the tan wash off in the shower?

The Tanning mousse isn’t a wash-off tan. Instead, your tan will slowly wear off over a few days – the exact number of days depends on your cleansing/bathing routine, your skin type and your own individual cellular renewal. Generally speaking, the tan will last about 5 days. 

  • Can men use this?

Yes, they can. The Mousse works with your natural skin tone and is designed to be unisex.


Aqua (Water), Dihydroxyacetone, Heptyl Glucoside, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol
Citric Acid, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Parfum, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Erythrulose, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon Oil) Peel Extract, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, Coumarin, Limonene, CI 14700 (Red 4), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1)

93% natural


Cruelty Free

Customer Reviews

Based on 69 reviews
Smells amazing!

Easy to apply using the mitt and gave a lovely colour. The smell was amazing on application and didn’t have that awful smell as it developed. 😍

Thank you for your review, Louise. We are so happy to hear that you are enjoying the Lucy Bee self-tan mousse and the super soft mitt. It is great to know that you found this easy to apply! I agree, the tropical fruit scent is so nice! Thank you for your feedback, Rian

Completely converted!

I don't really use fake tan generally but saw the reviews etc and follow the account on insta and thought after lockdown may as well give it a go to cheer myself up! I was so impressed! Watched the video to ensure I prepped skin well to give it the best chance, it was so easy to apply , colour helps you see where its going and it dried super fast, very slight smell but not a bad one, and after showering 2h later it looks fab! No patches or streaks and just a lovely glow. Will definitely be getting some more when this one runs out. Mit was lovely and soft too. Just a great experience all round 😍

Hi Natalie, thank you very much for taking the time to share your fantastic feedback with us! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoy using the self-tan mousse and super soft mitt. As you say, it is quick drying and can be rinsed off after 2 hours - it is so convenient! Thank you for your review, Rian

Love it!

I am such an amateur with tanning but have tried a few before. This is really easy to apply as it has a guide colour and smells fruity without that usually biscuit smell. The colour is natural and wears off naturally without going patchy like a tiger bread! Dries really quickly and develops in 2 hours so you don’t have to sleep in it 👌🏽 it’s taken the ghostly edge off and made me feel like a bronzed goddess ☀️

Hi Isabelle, thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear how much you are enjoying the self-tan mousse, and the tropical fruit scent! I agree, it is so great that this mousse dries quickly and can then be rinsed off after 2 hours. We are so pleased you are loving the natural glow. Rian

Glowing like a glow worm smelling like a Rio

Love it a lot. Was contemplating buying this for ages and very chuffed I finally did.
It smells better than a hollister shop, has such a natural colour to it, has lasted longer than the now old tan I used to use. Mmm mmm 👌

Hi Molly, thank you very much for sharing your feedback! It is great to hear how much you are enjoying the Lucy Bee mousse, and it's tropical fruit scent. I agree, it is great to be able to tan and not smell like biscuits!! Thank you for your review, Rian

Fake tan novice converted!

As a novice to using/applying fake tan I wasn’t sure how good this was going to be or how easy it was going be for me to apply. I purchased the self tanning drops first and was so impressed that I had to try the self tan mousse and I wasn’t disappointed. No streaks, no fake tan smell, quick drying and only 2 hours to develop. I’ve gone from being a pasty fake tan novice to having a natural glow that is easy to maintain. Big thumbs up from me!

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us, Gayle. We are so happy that you are enjoying the Lucy Bee self-tan products, and the natural glow! It is great to hear that you found these easy to use! I agree, I love that they are quick drying and not sticky... and no biscuit scent! Thank you for your review, Rian

Wow; felt and looked great

Not only does It smell unreal, it’s easy to use and it made me AND my skin feel amazing.. I’m naturally olived skinned but this time of year coming out of winter into Spring I am normally a “yellow” colour; this really gave me that sun kissed look without looking like I had applied fake tan. I received so many compliments on how healthy my skin looked when I met up with the girls on our first lunch outdoor catch up. I’ll definitely be using this product again.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback with us all. It is fantastic to hear how much you are enjoying the self-tan mousse, and the natural glow! It contains natural DHA which works with your skin tone to give your all-over, natural tan. Thank you for your review, Rian

Naturally Glowing Self-Tan Mousse

I’ve tried numerous tanning products in the last 15 years and this is by far the best in my opinion. I love that you can see where the product is going (no dark surprises the next day), I really like the smell and how easily it goes on. I would highly recommend the Lucy Bee self-tan mousse!

It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoy using the self-tan mousse! We are so pleased you find this easy to apply, and that you are loving the tropical scent. I love that it can be rinsed off after only 2 hours, so convenient! Thank you for your review, Rian

I like it

Hooray! No Oompa Loompa in sight. Yes there is a hint of biscuit after a few hours but it is way better than your average tan scent. My sheets are not stained and I am not streaky. I definitely recommend.
I feel good that I’m not slapping on a load of chemicals when I use this and it gives a nice glow. Follow the instructions and take your time for the best results. Lucy has tips for this.
I am naturally ghostly pale and this is a nice tan on me.

Hi Poppy, thank you very much for sharing your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoy using the Lucy Bee mousse, and that you found Lucy's tips and tutorials for application helpful. Thank you, Rian

Best mousse I have ever used

Used this mousse for the first time recently and I absolutely love it . No bad smell , no nasty orange marks and streak free .
I did what Lucy said to do , shaved and exfoliated the day before I applied the mousse and it just glided on with no problem. I purchased when Lucy had the offer on but I certainly will buy again offer or no offer .

Thank you Sarah, we are thrilled to hear how much you are enjoying the Lucy Bee self-tan mousse! It is great to hear that you found this easy to apply, and that you found Lucy's tutorial for application helpful. Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us, Rian

Smells amazing!

I have been wanting to try this for ages after I have had such a good experience with other Lucy Bee products. It didn't disappoint! By far the most natural looking self tanner I have used, but what I loved the most was the smell! Just gorgeous!

Hi Lucy, thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us. It is fantastic to hear how much you are enjoying the self-tan mousse, and it's tropical scent! Thank you for your review, Rian