Best Outdoor Tanning Lotion


Summer is quickly approaching and with the weather warming up, many people are starting their tanning routines. In order to greatly accelerate their efforts, many people pick up a good bottle of tanning lotion to help them out. With so many different lotions on the market though, how do you know which one works the best? Well you can’t really be sure unless you try every tanning lotion out there and that’s just not realistic. On top of that, everyone’s skin tone is different! While one lotion may work great on this person, it may not work so well on another. So I prefer to go with lotions that have received positive reviews from many different kinds of people. Especially fair skinned people like myself! Here are the top best rated outdoor tanning lotions! These are not in any particular order.

Do you prefer indoor tanning or sunless tanning instead? If so, be sure to check out Best Indoor Tanning Lotions and Best Sunless Tanning Solutions. Also, if you have fair skin here is some useful tips on how to tan fair skin.

What are the Best Outdoor Tanning Lotions?

Australian Gold Cheeky Brown Accelerator

So this isn’t the fist time I’ve mentioned this tanning lotion. Australian Gold Cheeky Brown Accelerator is featured as one of the best tanning lotions and it can be used indoors as well as outdoors! This product is also one of my personal favorites coming in 2nd after Maui Babe Browning Lotion. What can I say? This stuff is awesome! I have used this lotion many times and it works great at helping you quickly build a base tan. I have very fair skin and if it works for me, then I imagine it will work for anyone. It is infused with Australian oils such as vitamins A & E and keeps your skin hydrated with herbal DNA. It also has a mixture of natural bronzers that leave your skin with a gorgeous golden glow and smelling like cocoa.

Australian Gold has been among the top tanning products for many years and it definitely doesn’t disappoint with Cheeky Brown!

Millenium Solid Black 100X

Millenium Solid Black 100X is one of the most popular tanning lotions out there at the moment. It can be used for both indoor and outdoor tanning and the results have been amazing for both. If you are looking for the ultimate darkness then look no further! This lotion delivers fast results with it’s auto-darkening tan technology and extreme bronzers. The silicone emulsion leaves your skin feeling super smooth and moisturized. This product is also great for those who are looking to further their tan if they feel like they have hit a plateau as many reviewers have commented on this. Many fair skinned people also commented on how surprised they were at how fast they tanned with this lotion. Sounds good to me!

Though this is not a self-tanner, be sure to clean your hands thoroughly after use as the bronzers in this lotion can turn your hands orange if not washed properly. Other than that, this lotion has nothing but positive reviews! Check it out! πŸ™‚

Hawaiian Tropic Dark Tanning Oil

Hawaiian Tropic Dark Tanning Oil is another tanning product made by a well known company that has been around for a while. This tanning lotion lives up to its name by speeding up the tanning process and giving you a nice golden brown color. One of the best things about this lotion is the smell. It smells of coconuts and is absolutely amazing! You will reek of summer all day long but in a good way! Many lotions are guilty of leaving people with a mixture of sweat and cheap perfume but not this one. When is comes to the scent, this one if definitely my favorite, hands down. It is also another lotion known for leaving your skin feeling extremely hydrated with a blend of exotic island botanicals and rich oils. The best thing about this product though is the price. We all know that tanning lotions can get very pricey but this can be purchased at under $10. Not too shabby.

So if you’re looking for a product that works great and won’t break the bank, then this lotion is for you!

Australian Gold SPF 15 Spray Gel with Bronzer

Australian Gold SPF 15 Spray Gel with Bronzer is another great product by Australian Gold that delivers some awesome tanning results. Unlike Cheeky Brown, this lotion is for outdoor use only and contains a small amount of SPF to offer your skin some protection from the sun. This product is infused with Aloe Vera and exotic oils to keep your skin smooth and soft without the greasy feeling. The best things about this tanning lotion though is that is is water resistant for up to 80 minutes. So feel free to jump in the water and continue tanning without having to constantly reapply lotion! It is great for people with all skin tones but especially fair skinned folks who burn easily. This lotion works at giving you a caramel color in no time with the added bronzer as well as protecting your skin from UVA/UVB rays. It can’t get much better than that!

Maui Babe Browning Lotion

Last but not least we have Maui Babe Browning Lotion. This one is my personal favorite! I discovered this tanning lotion last summer and have been obsessed with it ever since. I have very fair skin and this lotion has worked the best at giving me the tan I desire in no time. This lotion is made from a Hawaiian family formula that gives you a dark, beautiful, and natural color. My favorite thing about this lotion is that it can be combined with any SPF and still works at darkening your skin without burning. Even people with the fairest, most sensitive skin have found success while using Maui Babe. It cuts tanning time in the sun by half and I can’t say enough good things about this product! The only thing I will say is that it does have a strange smell. Some people aren’t a fan and others don’t mind it. In my opinion, it smells like a mixture of coffee and soy sauce but I don’t find it necessarily bad. Plus, as good as this stuff works, I could care less about the smell.

Other than that, I have nothing but love for this product. Definitely the best outdoor tanning lotion in my opinion and you should check it out! πŸ™‚