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 52 reviews
Poor delivery time!!

Very disappointing that the delivery was so slow. Still not arrived. Also the delivery charges to Northern Ireland are astronomical!! I’ve posted items from Northern Ireland to England for a £2-5. And had a box posted from my daughter in Manchester weighing 1kg for £5!! Review your courier!

Best ever

I have tried them all and this is the best. Least horrible smell which is very important to me. Lovely results too

Good for sensitive skin

I have rosacea and struggle to find a tan that my face will tolerate...... Until now! Can't believe it but I've had no reaction or flare up so I'm delighted. My only concern is that it doesn't last as long as the other brand I use but I can live with that for the fact my face tolerates it. It also smells amazing! No take tan smell at all which is a huge bonus so for these reasons it lasting just 3 days for me is worth it.

Better than St Tropez!

Best tan ever! I have used and loved St Tropez for 10+ years and never thought I'd change. I went for Lucy Bee because I want to look after my skin as well as the planet with as close to natural products as possible. Which Lucy Bee does perfectly. Its the perfect colour and so natural looking, even with 2 coats the colour is darker but still natural looking, not that awful orange colour!. It doesn't go patchy or streaky and wears off so well!. I love it!. I'm normally very pale so one coat gives me the nicest glow of colour without looking like I've put tan on 😍🙌

Hi Paula, thank you so much for sharing this fantastic feedback with us all! It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoy using the Lucy Bee self-tan mousse, thank you! We are pleased that you found this easy to use, and that you are loving the natural glow and tropical scent! If you would like to send us a before and/or after photo with a quote, please email to If we use your image on our website or main grid of socials, we will send you a £15 voucher as a thank you. Many thanks, Rian

Self Tan Mouse

Very patchy

Hi Tracey, thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that your tan went patchy. There could be a few reasons for this, such as tan prep. Lucy has some blog posts on how to prep the skin, and a follow along tutorial for application. I have linked these below, I hope these are helpful and you give the mousse application another try. - how to prep for a tan - tanning application

Please let me know if I can help anymore, thank you. Rian

Fake tan

The best fake tan I have ever used and I have tried so many. Gives you a lovely natural tan and doesn’t come of patchy. Love love love the stuff

Hi Lauren, thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us. It is fantastic to hear how much you are enjoying the self-tan mousse. The Lucy Bee self-tan contains natural DHA which works with your skin tone to give your all-over, natural glow. Thank you for your review, Rian

Lovely product

Not normally a fan of self tanning products due to the awful developing smell. This is by far one of the nicest I've ever used. Lovely fragrance, easy to apply and a lovely, even colour achieved. Best of all is how natural it is, without all the nasties and vegan friendly too. There was a faint developing self tan smell, but it was nothing like most tanning products, so for me its a winner. I would highly recommend and will definitely buy again 👍😊

Thank you for sharing your fantastic feedback with us, Gail. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoy using the self-tan mousse! As you say, it has a delicious tropical scent and is easy to apply. Thank you for recommending, and for your support. Rian

Lush smell, amazing tan

I’ve tried EVERY tanning mousse on the market. I hated the smell of most tanning products and at times they used to make my skin feel quite itchy. The Lucy Bee mousse Is divine! Smells delightful, applies very well and the final colour is fantastic. Would highly recommend.

We are so happy. to hear how much you enjoy using the Lucy Bee self-tan mousse! The mousse contains natural DHA which works with your skin tone to give an all-over, natural glow. It is also Vegan, Cruelty Free and palm oil free. Thank you for your review, and for recommending.

Will try again!

Big fan of the skincare and soap range so thought I would try the tan- exfoliated then applied with a mitt..not sure if I did something wrong but the colour stuck to my skin before I had chance to rub it in.. had to wash it off quickly as looked really streaky. Might try again with a different mitt and mix it with moisturiser. Did smell lovely though.

Hi Laura, thank you for your review. Can I please check with you that you applied the tan to completely dry skin? You do not need to moisturise the whole body before tanning, only dry areas like elbows, knees and dry patches. If you apply too much product or have damp skin and just got out the shower, the tan it may not apply properly to the skin. Please check out this video on pre-tan prep as you may find it useful – - how to prep for a tan - tanning application

I hope you found this useful – please do get in touch if I can help anymore. Thank you

Best Tan Ever

I can’t fault this tan, it’s the best I have ever used. It goes on so well & the colour is amazing. I do find my skin does dry if I use it a lot, but not sure if that’s just because it’s been winter etc. This is my second bottle & I will buy again . I used a make up brush to put the tan on my face & the mit on my body. I feel like I’m back from the Bahamas! I am in work today & people have complimented on how nice it looks 👏🏽

Thank you for sharing your fantastic feedback with us all, Jess. I am so pleased that you are loving the Lucy Bee self-tan mousse, and it's natural glow. After applying, please ensure to moisturise regularly to make the most of your tan. If you would like to send us a before and/or after photo of using the tan, we will send you a voucher for our shop if we use your image and review on Lucy Bee socials or website. Thank you again, Rian