I’ve seen the bottle several times while perusing at Ulta. Maui Babe’s Browning Lotion offers attractive claims, such as “Fast Dark Tan”, “Aloe Prevents Burning” and on and on. Somehow, it seemed to good to be true.
Then one day I was minding my business, shopping for groceries and I spot it. Gotta say I was surprised. And it was the last bottle. So, I took the plunge and brought it home with me, knowing I would be at The Cloister very soon and there would be lots of sun. I was a little excited to see what would happen.
The bottle says first timers should limit sun exposure to one hour. So by the pool in Sea Island, I covered my pale legs with this browning lotion. Heads up, it’s brown. And it gets on your hands. Not a bronzer, but you’ll need to wash your hands afterwards.
It smells faintly of coffee and something else, but is not offensive. Once rubbed in, I looked at the time on my phone and soaked up the sun. At some point I did get in the pool, however the bottle says it’s water resistant. The way the water beaded up on my arms and legs, I’d say that’s true.
I ended up staying in the sun for an hour and a half. My legs looked red. I was a little concerned, I must admit. But at this point, what could I do? So I waited. And guess what? Within a few minutes of being out of the sun, the redness was gone and my legs were brown. I’m impressed.
Funny side story: I didn’t use Maui Babe on my face. I used another brand that claimed to have 15SPF with a bronzer. Guess what? My face got too much sun and was red for a few days. How ironic!
All in all, I’m pleased with Maui Babe and will be using it all summer. So next time you see it, pick it up and try it for yourself. I believe you’ll be happy with the results!