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Australian Gold Dark Tanning Accelerator Lotion Review

Last Updated: August 14, 2023

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It is no surprise the Australian Gold Dark Tanning Accelerator Lotion was awarded our top pick for tanning accelerator in our test of the best indoor tanning lotions.

Made by the well-respected brand Australian Gold, this lotion has a great scent, added vitamins to help nourish your skin and provided an excellent tan in only a couple of sessions.

I love that this lotion is not tested on animals, and it really, really hydrates your skin.


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Overview
  • ACHIEVE A DEEPER, DARKER TAN - This dark tanning accelerator lotion helps intensify your golden glow & lets you achieve a darker color payoff. Blends effortlessly with the skin, imparting a beautiful sun-kissed look out on the beach or on a sun bed
  • BLESSED WITH AUSTRALIAN NATURALS - A rich blend of Kakadu Plum extract with highest content of Vitamin C, and Tea Tree Oil, a powerful antioxidant, fights off free radicals and gently cleanses your skin leaving it healthy and smooth
  • BIOSINE COMPLEX FOR A LONG-LASTING TAN - This tanning intensifier contains a proprietary blend of premium ingredients that prepare your skin for a dark color development. It does not contain sunscreen
  • ULTIMATE HYDRATION AND SKIN BENEFITS - Loaded with Vitamin A & E and Natural Oils, this accelerator lotion not only helps build a flawless tan but also supplies essential nutrients to your skin, while moisturizing & hydrating it for a soft & supple feel
  • REFRESHING FRAGRANCE - This tanning accelerator lotion takes you on an instant vacation to the beach with its signature Cocoa Dreams fragrance in a delectable and long-lasting scent of Coconut, Orange and Vanilla that keeps you fresh all day long


Full Review of Australian Gold Dark Tanning Accelerator Lotion

I love summer; it’s my favorite season, the sun, the beach and a nice healthy glow.

I am fairly light skinned, and I always wear sunscreen when I am outdoors. Since I especially spend a lot of time outdoors in the summertime I am always careful to apply sunscreen so I don’t burn. I like to use a tanning bed a few times a year, but in the summer, I really like to have a nice base tan.

The use of tanning beds can be expensive, and I don’t like to spend a huge amount of money on lotions, and you really need to use one that’s specifically for tanning bed use. Lotions used for tanning beds are specifically formulated for tanning beds. Regular lotions don’t do the job, and they can wreck the bed.

Australian Gold has been around for more than twenty-five years, but I only discovered Australian Gold Dark Tanning Accelerator Lotion six years ago at a tanning salon. It was a bit expensive, but the look and the name appealed to me. This is a great lotion. It comes in its signature dark brown bottle and yellow/orange cap, and the little koala on the front.  I have used this lotion for years, and it never disappoints.

I prefer using an accelerator instead of a bronzer because they give you a natural, deeper tan and not an added color and increases melanin formation to accelerate the tanning process. Bronzers do have moisturizers just like the accelerators, but they also contain DHA which turns your skin orange, and that includes the palms of your hands.  Australian Gold Dark Tanning Accelerator gives you a dark, golden tan with no orange color at all. Best of all, it only takes me about two sessions to get a really nice dark tan.

This lotion goes on really nicely, and it’s gentle on sensitive skin as well. It’s a medium texture, but there is no greasy feeling to this lotion at all. It also absorbs fairly quickly. It also contains an exclusive Biosine Complex formula which promotes extreme moisturizing.

I Love, love the unique scent. You have your coconut scented lotions which I also really love this one. Although they call the scent Cocoa Dreams, I think it smells more like an orange cream sherbet, but better. It’s hard to really describe the scent accurately but it smells delicious!

This lotion can be used in conjunction with your sunscreen when outdoors, I always do. Just be sure not to use it on its own for a long period of time outdoors. It does not contain any SPF, and you will burn. It works really well when used with their other sun protection products.

I love this lotion, and I highly recommend it to everyone who is looking for a great tan and wants healthy looking skin. I like that this lotion is not tested on animals, and it really, really hydrates your skin.

Australian Gold Dark Tanning Accelerator Lotion will never let you down. If you’re looking for great sunscreens that give you a really awesome tan and smooth looking skin, try their other products. They have a wide range of sunscreen products in lotions and oils, and they also come in spray bottles which are really great!

Overview
  • ACHIEVE A DEEPER, DARKER TAN - This dark tanning accelerator lotion helps intensify your golden glow & lets you achieve a darker color payoff. Blends effortlessly with the skin, imparting a beautiful sun-kissed look out on the beach or on a sun bed
  • BLESSED WITH AUSTRALIAN NATURALS - A rich blend of Kakadu Plum extract with highest content of Vitamin C, and Tea Tree Oil, a powerful antioxidant, fights off free radicals and gently cleanses your skin leaving it healthy and smooth
  • BIOSINE COMPLEX FOR A LONG-LASTING TAN - This tanning intensifier contains a proprietary blend of premium ingredients that prepare your skin for a dark color development. It does not contain sunscreen
  • ULTIMATE HYDRATION AND SKIN BENEFITS - Loaded with Vitamin A & E and Natural Oils, this accelerator lotion not only helps build a flawless tan but also supplies essential nutrients to your skin, while moisturizing & hydrating it for a soft & supple feel
  • REFRESHING FRAGRANCE - This tanning accelerator lotion takes you on an instant vacation to the beach with its signature Cocoa Dreams fragrance in a delectable and long-lasting scent of Coconut, Orange and Vanilla that keeps you fresh all day long

Hello! I'm Mandi Colburn, the lead writer of TanningReview.com. Inspired by a California upbringing and a passion for health and fitness, I turned my fascination with sun exposure into a blog that offers credible, research-driven advice on tanning and skin protection. Welcome to TanningReview.com, where my goal is to guide you toward a healthier, sun-kissed glow.