Why limit golden to just one hour?
Achieve sun-kissed skin with the globally loved, Australian made number one self-tanning brand, Bondi Sands. Inspired by Australia’s most iconic beach, Bondi Sands is more than just a bestseller, it’s a beautiful fusion of colours between the sun, sea, and sand.
Bondi’s salon-quality formulas work to give you an even, naturally golden tan that hydrates and nourishes your skin, helping you stay bronzed for longer.
Blended with notes of coconut and aloe vera, summer has arrived in the form of a Bondi Sands bottle. Effortlessly capturing the scent of the Oceania, the sweet aroma paves the way for honey-scented skin. With a range of holy grail products, including the Bondi Sands Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk, Bondi Sands Liquid Gold and Bondi Sands Ultra Dark Self-Tanning Foam, we can guarantee you a gorgeous Bondi beach glow, all year round.
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Why choose Bondi Sands?
Founded by Shaun Wilson and Blair James in 2012, Bondi Sands’ expansion has taken the international market by storm. Embraced by golden Goddesses such as Kylie Jenner, Carli Bybel, Charlotte Crosby and Megan McKenna, the company now stands as the number one self-tanning brand in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.
Bondi Sands’ popularity is due to several factors including its easy application, minimal transfer, creamy coconut scent and mélange of skin-loving ingredients! If you’re interested in the fantastic benefits of some Bondi Sands active ingredients, be sure to keep reading on!
Bondi Sands has been formulated conscientiously to ensure the omission of any harmful or toxic ingredients. The company’s products are proudly SLS and paraben-free and thanks to an array of skin-loving ingredients, are suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. Enriched with Aloe Vera, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and E, our Bondi Sands products work to hydrate and nourish your skin while giving you that sun-kissed look, all year round!
Who needs vitamin sea when you have Vitamin E? Boasting anti-inflammatory properties, the glorious Vitamin E is a naturally occurring antioxidant that aims to protect, strengthen and of course, moisturise the skin. By strengthening the skin’s barrier, Vitamin E helps the skin to retain moisture, keeping it hydrated for longer, meaning your tan will last longer! Vitamin E also replenishes dry skin and battles hyperpigmentation, helping to even out skin tones. This is important for maintaining a naturally bronzed look, as dry areas of skin absorb more tan and can lead to streaky, uneven tones.
With a water content of 99.5%, Aloe Vera has excellent hydrating and antioxidant properties, promoting a long-lasting, streak-free tan. Its antioxidant and soothing properties mean that Bondi Sands tanning products are suitable for even super sensitive skin.
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is the key ingredient in self-tanning products responsible for pigmenting your skin. The compound is a simple carbohydrate stemming from natural plants such as cane sugar and beets and works by reacting with amino acids found in the top layer of your skin. Bondi Sands balances highly concentrated DHA with moisturisers and antioxidants to guarantee sleek, streak-free application, ultimately resulting in a natural golden glow.
Popular Bondi Sands Ranges
Lucky for you, we stock Bondi Sands’ most popular ranges on our site, in addition to the latest product launches. For more information on our most popular products, and a step-by-step guide on how to tan, keep reading on!
Bondi Sands Self-Tanning Foam
The perfect lightweight self-tanning product for the glow-getters looking for a rich, flawless tan. The foam is available in both light/medium, dark and ultra-dark for those with olive skin tones and darker complexions.
The first and most important step to guaranteeing beautiful, streak-free caramelised skin, is excellent skin prep as healthy skin is the secret to an even tan. Dry skin on the other hand, absorbs excess tan, leading to a patchy finish. Therefore, it is important to make sure you keep your skin hydrated and smooth. 3-5 days prior to application, be sure to generously apply body moisturiser twice a day. Pay close attention to any areas that appear to be particularly dry as this will help ensure smooth, streak-free application. Once application day arrives, make sure your skin is clean, exfoliated, and free from any moisturisers and fragrances. We highly recommend using the Bondi Sands Exfoliation Mitt, also available for purchase on our site. To prevent the tan from clinging to dry and naturally darker areas, we recommend applying a very light layer of moisturiser to the elbows, knees and feet. This will promote even application.
Pump the foam directly onto your Bondi Sands Application Mitt for streak-free tanning application (if you don’t yet own the mitt, you can purchase it here on our website). Use the mitt to smooth the foam over the legs, arms and body, in long sweeping motions. If you find yourself struggling to reach certain areas, use the Bondi Sands self-tanning back applicator for extra help.
Whilst Bondi Sands self-tanning products are transfer-resistant and have generally received outstanding reviews for their quick-drying nature, we recommend you wear dark, loose clothing until your tan has fully developed. Please allow at least 15 minutes after application before getting dressed. Allow the tan to develop for at least one hour before washing it off with warm water. For a long-lasting, darker tan, leave the product for at least 6 hours before washing off. If you would like a deeper tan, repeat step 2, 30 minutes after the first application.
Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk
Aiming to hydrate and nourish the skin with every application, this innovative dual-action tanning formula delivers an immediate bronze tint that gradually intensifies, leaving the body with a deep long-lasting tan. Packed with skin-loving ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter, this Bondi Sands tan is perfect for everyday use as its milky consistency allows it to absorb into the skin quickly and seamlessly. If tanning was a sport, Bondi Sands would guarantee you a gold win, making this lightweight and quick-absorbing moisturiser perfect for tanning rookies.
The Bondi Sands’ Gradual Tanning Milks can be also be applied in addition to any of the brand’s self-tanning products to give your tan that little top up it craves.
Use the Bondi Sands Exfoliation Mitt to exfoliate your skin, ensuring it is clean and completely free from any moisturisers and/or fragrances.
Apply the tanning milk directly onto the skin and buff it in using repetitive circular motions. Use the Bondi Sands back applicator to target those hard-to-reach areas. Be careful not to apply too much product to naturally dry areas as they are more likely to absorb the tab, creating an uneven finish.
Wait at least 15 minutes for the skin to dry, before getting dressed. Apply the tanning milk daily as a moisturiser to maintain a healthy, hydrated glow. Expect a gradual tan to develop between 1-3 applications.
Aero Self-Tanning Foam
Give a warm sun-kissed welcome to the next generation of self-tan – the product that is lighter than an Australian breeze. The latest addition to the Bondi Sands family will leave your skin with a deep, long-lasting, sun-kissed finish.
Use the Bondi Sands Exfoliation Mitt to exfoliate your skin. Ensure it is clean and completely free from any moisturisers and perfumes.
Pump the foam directly onto the Bondi Sands Application Kit and use long sweeping motions to blend the product along the legs, arms, and all over your body. Apply a very thin layer over your face, elbows, knees and feet. Apply a gentle layer to naturally darker areas including the knees, elbows, and feet.
Allow the product to dry before getting dressed. Then allow the product to fully develop between 6-8 hours. Once the tan has developed, wash the product off with warm water. If you are not completely satisfied with the intensity of your tan, repeat step 2 at least 30 minutes after application. This will ensure a rich and deep natural bronzed-babe look.
Pure Self-Tanning Water
We are proud to announce that we are now stocking Pure – Bondi Sands’ most conscientious self-tanning range to date. Enriched with Hyaluronic Acid for hydration, Vitamin E for repair and Vitamin C for radiance, the Pure range adds an oomph to the original Bondi Sands glow.
Both quick-drying and suitable for sensitive skin, in just 6-8 hours, the lightweight Bondi Sands Pure Foaming Water can give you the golden Goddess look you desire - no wash off necessary!
Prepare your skin by ensuring it is clean and exfoliated using the Bondi Sands Exfoliation Mit. Make sure the skin is completely dry and free from any moisturiser and fragrances.
Pump the breezy foam directly onto the skin and buff it in using constant circular motions.
Allow at least 15 minutes for the product to dry before dressing. For a richer glow, repeat step 2, 30 minutes after the first application. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after use to prevent staining.
Everyone’s skin naturally exfoliated at a different rate. However, with the right preparation and moisturising, Bondi Sands tan can last for 7 days. To prolong your tan, you can apply Bondi Sands gradual tanning products.
The Bondi Sands gradual tanning products are formulated to create an instant glow, gradually intensifying in colour over time. The self-tan on the other hand dries instantly, delivering a deep yet natural long-lasting tan.
Yes, crafted from an ultra-soft fabric, the award-winning product perfectly blends Bondi Sands tanning products into your skin, allowing for seamless, streak-free distribution. It also protects the tan from absorbing into (and potentially staining) your hands. The mitt can be used with all your favourite Bondi Sands products and is easy to clean. To do so, simply rinse the mitt with warm water.
If you are unsure which shade to go with, we recommend starting with light/medium. If the desired colour is not achieved with the initial application, you can apply it again. The ultra-dark is more suited to those with olive skin tones and darker complexions. To prolong and top up your tan, Bondi Sands gradual tanning products can be applied in addition to either shade.
All our Bondi Sands tanning products are safe to use on the face. However, it is best practice to first carry out a skin patch test before use.
Bondi Sands self-tanning products are generally safe to use during pregnancy as DHA only affects the top layer of the skin. However, if unsure, please check with your doctor. Note that if you are breastfeeding, Bondi Sands tan products cannot be applied to the breast area.
Bondi Sands self-tanning products need at least 6-8 hours to fully develop, and swimming should, therefore, be avoided during this time. Please note that seawater and pools containing chlorine may cause your tan to streak and/or fade more quickly. It is, therefore, advisable that swimming is avoided entirely where possible.
We are proud to announce that Bondi Sands is cruelty free and opposes animal testing. Our pure range is also 100% vegan.