Luminary Tanning Lotion Review

Are you proud of your tan, or do you want to hide under a turtleneck and jeans during the summer? Designer Skin, a company specializing in self-tanning lotions, has a bronzer that works wonders for any skin tone. The Luminary 25x Bronzer Tanning Lotion is supposed to be one of the best tanning lotions on the market. When I wanted to reach for a turtleneck in June, I know I had to do something about my pale arms and legs. The summer is a hectic time for me. I do not have time to sunbathe. Plus, the summer can be steamy hot, and the humidity is a killer to my hair. A great tanning lotion is my only option. I have chosen Luminary Bronzer Tanning Lotion because of the rave reviews online. Luminary    

Luminary Bronzer Tanning Lotion has four components that make it work.

  • It features a L.E.D. complex that is revolutionary. The L.E.D. complex captures the power of the light. It is a multifunctional system to help combat free radical aggressors. As a result, your skin is provided with rich skin color, elasticity, a glowing tan mixed with a better skin tone and overall appearance.
  • Soft Celestial Stardust gives your skin perfect definition, and it is the key to making your skin more luminous.
  • Magical Solar Silicon Emulsion is what sustain your deep tan. In other words, once you reach your desired shade, the magical solar silicon emulsion helps you retain it without you having to apply the lotion again. It works by hydrating your skin. It feels fantastic on the skin. You will love rubbing it into your skin.
  • Premium 25X Black Label Private Reserve is optimizing for a maximum bronzing capacity.

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My Experience

In the first week of usage, you will not see any visible signs of your skin bronzing. However, by the end the second week, I saw my skin darken by two shades. In the third week, my skin is three shades darker than it is before I started rubbing the Luminary Tanning Lotion onto my skin. My skin colors holds for a few weeks before I have to reapply the lotion. My skin feels smooth as silk when you apply the Luminary Tanning Lotion. It is because the lotion does not contain mineral oils. Mineral oil dries out skin. Your skin can never stay hydrated. The silicon emulsion works by slowing down my skin’s aging process. As a result, my skin gets softer and stays hydrated during the tanning process. There is no oil residue or greasy feeling. I have tried other tanning lotions that leave my skin feeling like it can bake in the sun. You will never feel like a deep fried chicken if you use Luminary Tanning Lotion. Antioxidants are active ingredients in Luminary Tanning Lotion. They fight free radicals for both indoor and outdoor tanning. That is why in its essence Luminary can be a daily moisturizer. It works 24/7 to fight against all the elements. With Luminary, I am getting a high quality moisturizer lotion as well as a tanning lotion. I have always be wary of self-tanners. I have the fear that I will turn orange if I used it. I’d rather be pale than orange. With Luminary Tanning Lotion, my fears are alleviated. It is not a self-tanner. Most tanners are sugar coaters. The lotion has juice extracts that work to bring out my skin’s darkest color possible. The Luminary Tanning Lotion produces melanin. Melanin is your body’s primary determent of skin color. Your skin tans because the lotion boosts the melanin in your body. The more melanin produced equals the darker your tan. On a very shallow note, the bottle looks fantastic on my dresser. The blue and silver bottle has an elegance and design that is not found in many tanning lotions.

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  • The warm sandalwood fragrance is pleasant to the nose.
  • The tans are more natural looking, because your skin tans due to the production of melanin.
  • Your skin will gain elasticity.
  • The quality of your skin will be improved.
  • It is very versatile. It can be used for all skin types.
  • You are protected from the harsh elements of the sun and any indoor elements. This is great for me. I live in the Southern United States. The humidity can dry out skin and make it harsh. With Luminary Tanning Lotion, my skin is moisturized and protected from the hot southern sun.


  • The fragrance disappears after tanning.
  • The price is expensive. The suggested retail price for a 13.5 oz bottle is $120. You can find it for a less expensive price on websites like

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Final Analysis

The tanning lotion does what it is supposed to do. However, the price point is really high for me. I am a college student and do not have as much petty cash. They should find a way to make the fragrance last a little longer, but this con does not eliminate all the positive attributes of Luminary Tanning Lotion. Therefore, I would rate my tanning experience with Luminary Tanning Lotion a solid A.  


Luminary Tanning Lotion offers a safe option to tanning. The side benefits of better skin and elasticity cannot be find in similar products. The pros definitely outweigh the cons. I will continue to use Luminary Tanning Lotion in the future. I will just have to cut back on other things for it to fit my budget, but it is worth it.

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  • I have the same question. This reads to me you didn’t use the sun or tanning bed, you just put it on in your house and you achieved a tan?

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  • Hey there – I’ve read all over the bottle and their site and Amazon…I cannot find the answer to this question:

    Should I leave it on for hours AFTER I tan? Like with some high-end tanners that keep working for up to eight hours after you tan, does Luminary BLPR do that too?

    I’m really interested because I usually like to shower within an hour or so of tanning, just because I want to freshen up and remoisturize my body. However, if part of the benefit of this lotion is extended after-tan, I will leave it on and get the maximum I can.


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