Express Tan

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AD – Gifted | As you might know, I absolutely love Bali Body’s products. Picking just one favorite product is basically impossible. And if it’s not difficult enough, Bali Body JUST launched a new product, the 1 Hour Express Tan! I got the opportunity to try this new product for a couple of weeks already so I’m ready to spill all the details and thoughts on this product! Curious to see if this is going to be a must-add to your collection? Then keep on reading!

I have been a fan of the Bali Body self-tanning products for years now and when I think I found my all-time favorite product, they come out with an even better product! So my expectations were high when I got told there was a new product coming. As of right now, I’m in love with their Ultra Dark Self Tanning Mousse as well as their Dark Self Tanning Mousse, and their BB Cream is a staple in my summer makeup routine.

Their newest product is a 1 Hour Express Tan which is, as the name already tells us, providing us a bronzed skin in just 60 minutes. Perfect for last-minute plans! But what are the benefits of a quick tan? And is it better than their other Self Tanning Mousses? You probably asked these questions and no worries, I got your answers!

Bali Body 1 Hour Express Tan

Express Tan

I don’t know about you but I’ve had moments where I didn’t prepare a self-tanning session because I thought I wasn’t leaving the house and all of a sudden, plans change and I have to get ready. Especially during summer and wearing way more dresses and skirts, I want my skin to look bronzed because I don’t tan that easily and I just feel better when the extreme paleness is gone (Snowwhite would be jealous of my pale legs and body lol).

There’s no way I could fit in a whole tanning session before I have to leave because a general self-tanning product has to be left on for about 4-8 hours (depending on how dark you want your skin to look) before washing it off. But Bali Body launched THE solution! Their 1 Hour Express Tan is an innovative, aerated foam providing bronzed skin in just 60 minutes and doesn’t comprise quality.

While the 1 Hour Express Tan will provide a bronzed, natural-looking self-tan in just 1 hour, the product will continue to develop if you leave it on longer so if you prefer a darker tan, just leave it on for another 1-2 hours before washing it off.


The 1 Hour Express Tan dries on the skin quicker than a Self Tanning Mousse, while this is definitely a benefit you have to make sure to work a little quicker (aka focus on one part at a time, so just your arm, etc.) than with a normal Self Tanning Mousse. It’s touch dry self-tanning formula so it doesn’t take too long before you can put on clothes again.

The self-tan will last approximately 5-7 days. Keeping your skin hydrated will ensure a longer-lasting tan. The Bali Body Luxe Moisturising Lotion is a perfect product to keep your skin hydrated but your favorite body lotion will do too.

The biggest benefit of it all, which is kinda obvious by now but I’m still going to mention it, is that this product dries and develops quicker than Bali Body’s Self-Tanning Mousse or any other self-tanner. This is also the biggest difference between the 1 Hour Express Tan and the Self Tanning Mousse. Moreover, the Bali Body Ultra Dark Self Tanning Mousse is the darkest shade of tan available in the Bali Body range. If you prefer the darkest tan then the Ultra Dark Self Tanning Mousse is your best option. The 1 Hour Express Tan is cruelty-free, vegan, and uses natural ingredients.


As you can tell, my arm looked naturally tanned after just one hour. It’s a subtle difference but you can definitely tell that I look bronzed. If you’re washing off the self tan after one hour, it looks very natural which is perfect for people who don’t like a very dark tan or if you’re just starting out with self-tanners.

After 3 hours, my skin definitely looked deeper than after 1 hour so the 1 Hour Self Tan does develop a darker tan over time. Even though it is darker, I still think it looks pretty natural but during this pandemic and not being able to travel anywhere sunny (you’re lucky if you have sunny/warm weather right now!) it might be a bit too obvious that you’re self-tanning, If you don’t mind this, definitely go for it though.

Overall, I really like this 1 Hour Express Tan. Bali Body products are super high-quality and they’re one of the best brands (if not the best) on the market if you’re looking for a self-tan product.

Even though I already love their Self Tanning Mousse, I know I’ll be using the 1 Hour Express Tan a lot too. Especially when I want a quick tan. However, I won’t be ditching their Self Tanning Mousse. During the summer, I love to use the Ultra Dark Mousse to help my skin with reaching the tan I used to get as a child when I went on vacation to Turkey. BUT if I need a tan that dries and develops quickly, I’ll be reaching for this awesome product!

If you’re new to self tanning and slightly scared (no worries, I was too when I first started using self tan!) for the results, I would recommend trying this 1 Hour Express Tan. Why? Because you’ll see results quickly and you’ll be able to wash it off if you think it’s enough.

Another tip I would like to give is to invest (if you can even call this an investment because it’s not even expensive) in a Luxe Tanning Mitt from Bali Body. This made my self-tanning life SO MUCH EASIER. Not only does it work super nice and quickly, but it also prevents me from a streaky self-tan. I literally have 4 tanning mitts myself and I got my mom hooked as well lol! They’re amazing so definitely get one while purchasing your preferred self-tan product.

Do you self tan? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. hi Simone, i like the brand Loving Tan a lot!
    Do you recommend to put the balibody 1hour mousse on your face since it contains alcohol? If not what would you recommend to put on your face? Thanks!

    1. Hi Kristien! If you have sensitive skin, I wouldn’t recommend putting the Bali Body 1 Hour Mousse on your face. I didn’t have any reaction myself but if you want to be sure you’re ok, I would look for a product that’s made for the face. Bali Body has a Face Tanning Water, this also contains alcohol but even though I have sensitive skin it never irritated my skin. I’ve never tried Loving Tan myself but since you’re loving them I had to check them out! The products look good and I saw they have a Face Tan product too which I would love to try once. 🙂

  2. Hi Simone! Thank you for the post and content xx!
    Do you prefer the normal Bali Body tan or the Bali Body express tan? Which one is darker? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Valeria! If I have the time to do my tan, I prefer the normal Bali Body tan because it dries down a little slower and that gives me time to check for mishaps/make sure I didn’t miss a spot! The Express Tan dries down pretty quickly so you have to work a little quicker as well, this isn’t a bad thing at all but I just prefer a bit more time haha. It’s great when I’m in a hurry and still want to apply a tan! I feel like the normal tan and the express tan are very similar in color so if you really want the darkest tan I would suggest the Bali Body Ultra Dark tan which is basically their normal formula but just extra dark. 🙂

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