Use during sun exposure

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Tan Smart


The first ever mineral broad-spectrum sunscreen that also helps you tan! Includes our signature Tan Boost Technology to amp up your natural tan while also protecting your skin. 

Reef-safe/Oxybenzone-free/Non-nano zinc


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First things first...

We promise our products...

...smell fantastic!

...make your skin feel amazing!

...are 100% reef-safe

...are vegan and have never been tested on animals

best of both worlds

Sun protection meets
tan acceleration

This water resistant mineral SPF 20 is a high-performing superstar loaded with skin-loving antioxidants.

Born in the Lab

...Raised in the Sun

  • Key Ingredients

    Tropical Phytocomplex™

    11 natural oils and butters from exotic tropical fruits and nuts including Monoi, Coconut and Kakadu Plum.

    Tan Boost Technology™

    Effective for all skin tones, this specially-formulated amino-acid is where the magic happens. It works by boosting melanin production and helps rapidly accelerate the tanning process, so you can spend less time worrying about your tan and more time enjoying the sun. 

    Monoi Oil

    An ancient polynesian tradtional healing oil, Monoi is a soothing and protective oil that deeply hydrates skin, delays signs of aging and has healing & anti-inflammatory properties.

    Coconut Oil

    Nature's superhero - helps to reduce inflammation, keep skin moisturized and has wound-healing properties.

    Kakadu Plum

    Helps restore elasticity to the skin, reduces the appearance of cellulite

  • How does it work?

    Each and every day, the sun emits UV rays into the earth’s atmosphere. Of those that travel millions of miles to reach our skin, UVA rays contribute to premature aging, while overexposure to UVB rays are the cause of sunburns. That's why it’s crucial to always use broad-spectrum UV protection, as it shields your skin from both types of rays. 

    Still vying for that perfect, golden tan? 

    Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

    Use Tan Smart SPF 20 to enhance your gorgeous glow with the same tan-enhancing ingredients found in our ultra-popular Base Tan formula. This allows you to achieve your maximum bronze without sacrificing sun protection. 

  • How do I use it?

    Tan Smart is for when you plan on being out in the sun

    Apply liberally and evenly, 15 minutes before sun exposure. 

    Re-apply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying, at least every 2 hours. 

    To maximize your tanning potential, we suggest you prepare your skin with Base Tan for a minimum of 5-7 days prior to sun exposure. 

    *The key difference between Base Tan and Tan Smart is that this product offers SPF 20 protection. They both offer the same Tan Boosting technology at the same concentration, but Tan Smart is for during sun exposure - Base Tan is for before. 

  • What's in it?

    Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 15.6% (non-nano), Purified Water, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate(and)Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Isostearic Acid, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Acetyl Tyrosine, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Adenosine Triphosphate, Riboflavin, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Hippophae Rhamnoides Seed Oil, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Seed Oil, Caryodendron Orinocense Seed Oil, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Calophyllum Tacamahaca Seed Oil, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Gardenia Taitensis Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Isononyl Isononoate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Isoamyl Stearate, Bisabolol, Glycine Soja Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Dimethiconol,  Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance.

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Tan Accelerator

Finally a product that loves my skin! Tan Smart helped me tan faster and effortlessly. I put it on and forgot about it while I went snorkeling (it's reef safe)! When I got home, I noticed how soft and dark my skin looked! I paired this with my Base Tan and I never felt like my skin was dry or burnt. Best of all, it smells amaze-balls. Even my husband was using it when he saw how dark I got! Two thumbs up!

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Emilia S.
I recommend this product

Awesome product

This is great! I got the one with the SPF. It protected me from sunburn all day at a music festival in 90+ degree weather. It also allowed me to tan (not burn lol) the lightest parts of my body.

I recommend this product

Supaa Glowy

I love this! I was out in the sun for only thirty minutes and my tan basically doubled from what I previously had (that took me several weeks to achieve). Tan Smart gives you such a beautiful tan and glow, I HIGHLY recommend this product. I've gotten so many compliments on my glow. If you're like me and spend your weekdays in an office, aka not able to tan and only can for a few hours on the weekend, I so recommend this! (For reference my skin tone is light-medium naturally).

I recommend this product

Does not live up to expectations

I was so excited when I found this product, but it did not live up to the hype for me. I have an olive skin tone that tans easily, but I was excited about tanning quicker and spending less time in the sun. I used base tan for over a week before using tan smart and spending time outside. However, I had to spend more time outside, and I did not even get as tan as I normally do! Now it'll simply be an expensive body lotion for the next week till it runs out.

Tropic Labs

Hi Olivia, we are very sorry our products did not meet your expectations. Do you normally tan outside while wearing an SPF? It's important to note that while both Base Tan & Tan Smart help to accelerate tanning, Tan Smart does contain broad-spectrum UV protection so it's natural that you would tan more slowly than you would without any sort of sunscreen on. However, the tan you will have achieved by using our product is a much, much safer alternative than if you had laid out and 'tanned' in the traditional sense, with no sun protection. When you tan with no sunscreen on, you are inherently putting yourself at great risk of burning and sun damage - so we created these products as a way to help you achieve a natural tan as quickly as possible, while still reducing risk to your skin. If you have any follow up questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at

Angie O.

Always using this from now on

Always using this from now on. Doesn't make me look pale and white and absorbs easily which is rare for a mineral sunscreen.

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