Step 2: Use during sun exposure.
2-in-1 tanning with sun protection.

40 reviews

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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Why Tropic Labs?

What You Can Expect

Luscious Tropical Scent

Effective Formulas That Really Work

100% Reef-Safe & Environmentally Friendly

Vegan & Cruelty-Free

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. 

  • Instructions

    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. 

  • Full Ingredients

    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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Liz s.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Love it

Love how tan i got in such a short amount of time.

  • Age Group 45-54
  • Natural Skin Tone Olive
  • Results PoorExcellent
  • Application PoorExcellent
  • Scent PoorExcellent
Jordan C.
United States United States
I recommend this product
The only thing that works

Seriously I am the palest person out there, and this is the only product that has ever let me get a tan. Can not recommend enough.

  • Age Group 25-34
  • Natural Skin Tone Very Fair
  • Results PoorExcellent
  • Application PoorExcellent
  • Scent PoorExcellent
Erin F.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Verdict still out...

After sun aloe was soothing and seemed to quickly fade sunburn.

  • Age Group 25-34
  • Natural Skin Tone Fair
  • Results PoorExcellent
  • Application PoorExcellent
  • Scent PoorExcellent
Gina K.
I recommend this product
Just What I needed!

I loved this stuff because it worked to both moisturize and protect my skin, (gave it a nice sheen too, IMO), and also to ensure I didn’t hurt after being out in the sun for hours this afternoon. I usually have the typical after-sun subtle ache to my most sun drenched parts, but today, after using this stuff for the first time, I felt fine! No pain, and still got tan! Just what I needed as a sun worshipper, but someone who’s becoming more sun-protection saavy now that I’m in my 30’s. Thanks Tropic Labs! I’ll be back to try your OverExposed lotion!

  • Age Group 25-34
  • Natural Skin Tone Olive
  • Results PoorExcellent
  • Application PoorExcellent
  • Scent PoorExcellent
United States United States
I recommend this product
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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