How to choose the perfect tanning lotion

how to choose the perfect tanning lotion

How to choose the perfect tanning lotion

How to choose the perfect tanning lotion. Below is a quick guide on what you should be considering.

How sensitive is your skin?

Your first point of reference should be your skin. How sensitive is it? If you have tanned before and never had any issues then you will not need to worry about this section. However, if you have sensitive skin you should look for a hypoallergenic, gentle product. Check out our hypoallergenic products.

Recommendations: If you want a hypoallergenic intensifier we recommend Australian Gold Beachin’. However if you would like something with a bronzer, we also recommend Totally Beachin’ and Naked Ambition from Designer Skin. Australian Gold also do an excellent hypoallergenic intensifier for your face called Smooth Faces – its so good you can even use it as a daily moisturiser!


  • Australian Gold® Totally Beachin ™

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    Berry Tropical Natural Bronzer: Powerful blend of natural ingredients including Australian Berries and Caramel for streak-free, vacation-perfect dark colour

    Exotic Fruit Smoothie Complex: Delicious cocktail of Pineapple, Lilly Pilly, Apricot and other fruits protect, soothe, purify and moisturise for healthy, smooth skin

    Vacay Extend: Mixture of Oils help to rejuvenate and lock in moisture for longer-lasting dark colour

    Fragrance Free with intoxicating beachy essence

  • Naked Ambition

    Designer Skin Naked Ambition

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    It’s time to get naked! Strip down to nothing but bare, bronzed and beautiful skin. This hypoallergenic, natural bronzer will leave you with a sultry glow that is all your own. With perfectly blended Silk Amino Acids and Shea Butter, your skin will be irresistibly soft and touchable. What are you waiting for…take it all off! Bare It All™ Natural Bronzers infused with MelanINK™ Technology

  • Smooth Faces

    Australian Gold Smooth Faces

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  • Australian Gold Beachin’

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    Dig your toes in the sand, take a dip in the, ocean or hit the tanning bed, this hypoallergenic intensifier is sure to give you a tropical dark colour.


The most important rule if you have sensitive skin is to avoid products that contain tingles! 

What is a tingle product?

Tingle products increase the skin cell’s microcirculation and oxygenation to produce deep, dark tanning results. As the name suggests that create a minor tingling sensation. They are designed for advanced tanners and not for individuals with sensitive skin. Sometimes tanners will use them solely on hard-to-tan areas such as the legs. Check out our tingle products.


  • Swedish Beauty® Pink Rock ™

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    Carefree. Rebel Soul. Wild Style. Conforming to societal norms? Not a chance. You’d rather be rocking out at a show or dancing to the beat of your own drum in your favorite studded cutoffs. Everyone knows your spirit can’t be tamed and they secretly love your over-the-top antics. Shock them further with intimidatingly dark colour only a Rebellious Bronzer can deliver. No need to leave the party early, let Wolfberry re-energize your skin with a boost of hydration after a long night out. Look and feel like the flawless backstage beauty that you are with Pink Rock™!

  • Heated

    Australian Gold Heated

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    Give yourself a T4 Tingle for immediate Dark Colour  with a tantalizing Glow.

  • JWOWW Mad Hot Tingle Bronzer

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    Get colour at the speed of light. The One and Done™ Advanced Bronzer Blend is mixed with Melanin enhancers and MAP guaranteeing you to get shades darker with each session.  YOLO (You Only Live Once) you might as well look fabulous!


 What is your goal?

Another factor in finding your perfect tanning lotion is your tanning goal. Are you tanning for a special occasion and need immediate results? Or do you tan more regularly and just need a more basic and particularly nourishing product? Ultimately, your goal will depend on your skin type. Check out this blog post to determine your skin type.  Our tanning accelerators can be split into three main categories: intensifiers, bronzers, and the already mentioned, tingles.

Intensifiers: These do not contain bronzers or tingles. They intensify the tanning session through intense hydration and skin nourishment. This helps the skin to get a good base tan. Some of the more premium intensifiers contain amino acids and vitamins such as vitamin A to accelerate the body’s natural melanin creation. Check all of our intensifiers here. 

Bronzers: The majority of tanning accelerators contain natural, immediate or delayed bronzers. Again, the bronzer you should look out for depends upon your tanning goal. As the names suggest, immediate bronzers work immediately and delayed bronzers can take several hours to develop. When using tanning products that contain bronzers it is best not to shower directly as this may not allow sufficient time for the bronzers to develop. Take this into account when choosing!

Why choose Australian Gold?

All of the Australian Gold products contain the essentials for healthy tanned skin, assuming you tan safely and responsibly. This is due to premium blend of moisturisers that provides the base for all of their products; arguably the most important factor in a good tanning accelerator. What varies with the range and price of the product are the additional ingredients that we have found promote even healthier, gorgeous skin. Such ingredients include Aloe Vera, Shea butter, coconut oil, caffeine, and supplementary vitamins such as A and E. Check out the product descriptions to discover what extras are included.

Hopefully this quick guide has helped you learn about the basics. If you are still struggling to find your perfect tanning lotion, you can also consult your local tanning salon, they should be able to help you out!

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