Lavera Sun Sensitiv Self-Tanning Lotion Review

Lavera Self Tanning lotion review

     I like my skin when it's slightly tanned, and in the cooler half of the year I rely on self-tanners for this. A couple of months back I bought the Lavera self-tanning lotion on a whim, and it proved to be an amazing product. So I decided to write a little bit about it for you.

Ease of use:

   The tube has an opening at the bottom, which makes the Lavera self-tanner easy to get out. The product is nicely creamy, neither too thick or too runny, and pretty easy to apply. The self-tanner doesn't dry extremely fast, so I have enough time to blend everything in, though I do have to be pretty quick about it. I like to apply it on moist skin, that makes the blending easier.
    I put on my clothes after a couple of minutes, and I never had them stain from the self-tanner.


   The Lavera self-tanning lotion gives me a golden brown tone. (I don't use soap on my body before self-tanning, so that I don't mess up the pH levels). The colour is on the subtle site so it takes a couple of applications to build up a darker tone. For me this is a plus, since several applications means an evener tan and less chances of missed spots. Sometimes I get patches that are slightly darker than others, but the difference is usually pretty slight. I never got streaks or blotches from the Lavera self-tanning lotion. The colour lasts for a couple of days, pretty much as long as any average self tanner.

Great for sensitive skin:

     The Lavera self tanning lotion is very gentle, and is a BDIH certified natural product. (also, Lavera was ranked #1 in a study on safe cosmetics conducted by Öko-Test Magazine). From friends with very sensitive body skin I hear that this is one of the very few self tanners that doesn't irritate their skin. I use the Lavera self-tanner on my face sometimes, and so far it has been gentle on my skin.


Water, Glycine Soja Oil, DHA, Grain Alcohol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Erythrulose, Myristyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sunflower Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Vera Gel, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Macadamia Nut Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Damask Rose Water, Camelia Oleifera Extract, Lavender Water, Tocopherol, Vitamin C, Fragrance (natural essential oils), Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, Citranello, Citral, Coumarin, Benzyl Benzoate, Eugenol
    So as you see there's only good stuff there: no toxic crap. The Lavera self tanner doesn't dry up my skin, and it doesn't moisturise my skin either (but I don't expect a self-tanner to do that).


   A pretty nice smell for a self-tanner. Reminds me a bit of peaches. The scent lingers lightly on the skin, I find it quite nice.


   From what I remember I paid around 8€ for the 150ml bottle (it was many months back, so I don't remember the exact price). It isn't the cheapest self tanner around, but it's still affordable, and one tube lasts for a pretty long time. And I know I'm forking over for a product that works well and won't harm my health, not for advertising campaigns and the brand name.

To sum it up:

   Certified natural, non-irritating self-tanner that doesn't streak, stink or stain. Also, not tested on animals. What else could I want? I give the Lavera self tanning lotion a 5/5 and will be definitely rebuying it.

    This self tanner makes me want to test out other Lavera products. Any recommendations for me? Also, what is your favourite self-tanner? Or do you prefer porcelain-pale skin?

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