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GRADUAL TAN | AUSTRALIAN ORGANIC NATURAL TAN
Three Warriors Gradual Tan is a certified organic tanning cream formulated with nutrient-rich, skin-loving ingredients leaving the body revitalised and boasting a year-round glow.
Use: Perfect for the face and body, it glides on easily, leaving you with smooth, hydrated skin, making it a beautiful self-care ritual to incorporate into your skincare routine.
Gradual tan is an ideal and safe way to build your tan gradually; it can be used daily, alternative days or weekly depending on your desired colour.
Key Ingredients: Infused with Olive, Coconut and Avocado Oils to deeply moisturise the skin while providing Vitamins A, D and E, it has a base of soothing Aloe Vera to help lock in hydration and Chamomile Extract to aid in calming the skin and reducing any inflammation.
Scent: Delicate Lime and Vanilla.
Awards: 'Winner' best natural body tanning at the Organic Beauty Awards 2020 and ‘Editors Choice’ at the Global Beauty Awards 2020.
For more tips on tanning and how to get the most from our gradual tan moisturiser, read on or see our ‘How To’ fake tan guide here.
Note: For a gentle face tan, we also recommend the TW Face Tan Aqua Mist.
Why we love it:
It’s free of nasty preservatives, chemicals and toxins
It doesn’t smell like fake tan
It’s extremely hydrating and nourishing
Natural beauties such as Ashley Hart, Sonja Kruger, Roxy Jacenko and Sam Frost credit the tan for boosting their‘ girl next door’ glow.
Three Warriors products are all certified organic, Australian Certified Toxic-Free, Cruelty-Free.
We are proud to produce a natural and organic fake tan that is Australian made with ingredients sourced locally from the pristine Tasmanian shores, our home state.
Our gradual tan is made using the following natural ingredients...
- Aloe vera: locks in moisture and soothes skin for a calm, softened complexion
- Avocado oil: delivering essential vitamins A, D and E to the skin
Chamomile extract: a natural anti-inflammatory and stress reliever.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*,Dihydroxyacetone+,Octyl Palmiate+, Glyceryl Stearate+, Glycerin*,Caprylic/ Capric Trigylceride+, Cetearyl Alcohol+, Cetearyl Olivate+, Sorbitan Olivate+Olea Europaea (Tasmanian Olive) Oil*,Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Tasmanian Spring Water+, Hydrolysed jojoba Esters+, Persea Gratissima (Advocado) Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)+, Dehydroacetic Acid+, Benzyl Alcohol+, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Ausrantifolia (Lime) Oil*, Vanilla Planiforlia Fruit Extract+, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*.
* Certified Organic, + Natural, -Vegetable Derived
NO Harmful Chemicals, NO Synthetic Fragrances, NO Animal Derivatives, NO Synthetic Ingredients, NO Food Colouring, NO PEGS, NO Parabens, NO SD Alcohol, NO Phthalates, NO Petrochemicals, NO Propylene Glycol, NO Phenoxyethanol, NO Artificial Dyes, NO SLS/SLES, NO GMO’S, NO Formaldehyde, NO Aluminium, NO Sulphates
Three Warriors Gradual Tan is free from animal products, silicones, synthetic pigments, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), Sodium laureth sulphate (SLES), harsh chemicals, petrochemicals, parabens, Phenoxyethanol.
Worried about allergies or our tanning formulas specific ingredients? We’ve got you, warriors! Read our FAQS page here to find out more or enquire about our key fake tan ingredients.
Discover how to get the best organic spray tan with our spray tan tips below or for an in-depth guide; see our ‘How to spray tan at home’ blog here. Otherwise, see below for our directions:
Start with a scrub
Prep the body for fake tan first and exfoliate the body using a natural scrub - we love our Three Warrior Tasmanian Sand Scrub - using circular motions to exfoliate the whole body lightly.
Rinse and repeat
Make sure to shower, shave if you want to apply gradual tan onto a smooth surface area and rinse off any excess scrub, avoiding soaping and also removing deodorant and perfume.
Using a bare hand, place a small amount of self-tanning lotion onto the skin and glide evenly across the body, leaving no surface unloved.
Soak it all in
Opt for loose clothing or a robe to allow the gradual tan moisturiser to soak into the skin, then get out and about! Doesn't transfer on clothing.
To learn how to get fake tan off after or learn how to exfoliate, read our ‘How To’ page here.
We ship items out on weekdays! If you order before 2pm on a weekday we will dispatch your order same day (unless you are contacted with an issue).
STANDARD ORDER - $10 for all general orders
EXPRESS ORDER - $15 for delivery within 1-2 business days
- Rural areas may incur longer transit times
We may encounter longer order processing times during peak sale periods. Please allow up to 3 business days to receive shipping confirmation.
All prices on Three Warriors are set in Australian dollars.
For international customers, the prices quoted do not include your local sales taxes or import duties, which may be charged to your purchase upon entry to your country. Please contact your local customs office for further information.
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If you are unhappy with your purchase, you may return it within 2 weeks for a credit note that can be used online towards another Three Warriors product of your choice.
We do not offer refunds for change of mind. A refund will only be given for any products which are deemed faulty. Please note, due to hygiene reasons you cannot return or exchange Three Warriors products once opened.
Items must be returned in their original condition; no refund or return can be made for products that have been used.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RETURN YOUR ITEM, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RETURN REQUEST WITH THE FORM BELOW.
Once we receive your return, we will contact you and arrange your credit note.
If the product has been opened it will not be accepted as a return. It is recommended that you ship your return with appropriate tracking as we will not assume responsibility for any item which is lost or damaged.
All goods purchased from this website come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law.
You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality.
The goods will not be of acceptable quality if such goods:
(a) are not fit for all the purposes for which goods of that kind are commonly supplied;
(b) are not acceptable in appearance and finish;
(c) have defects;
(d) are unsafe; or
(e) are not durable.
Subject to any rights you may have under the non-excludable guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law, we may impose fees payable by you in relation to any repair/service not covered by the guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law.
To the extent permitted by law (including Australian Consumer Law), Three Warriors reserves the sole right to judge whether or not a tanning product is fit for the purposes promised (including whether its not acceptable in appearance and finish, has defects, is unsafe or nondurable).
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Learn to glow like a pro and achieve a flawless natural fake tan year round with our Three Warriors, all natural, organic Tasmanian made tanning products...
How to… exfoliate!
Think of exfoliating as the best wake up call of your life! Jump in the shower then using an exfoliating mitt or your bare hands, squeeze a small amount of our Three Warriors Tasmanian Sand Scrub ( a natural exfoliator perfect for priming your body for fake tan) onto wet skin, massaging in a circular motion.
Scrubbing the whole body, make sure to pay extra attention to dry areas such as the joints (elbows, knees, wrists, ankles) to avoid a patchy fake tan or patchy spray tan look.
Once scrubbed, rinse off with water and gently dry off with a towel, allowing your skin to soak up all those smooth skin, natural fake tan ready feels!
How to… apply fake tan
First things first warriors, get to know your go-to tanning product of choice is!
Before you apply fake tan you need to choose the right gradual tan or spray tan that will suit you and your lifestyle.
Are you more of a gradual tan gal/guy, a slow build self-tan mousse user, a ‘instant fix’ spray tan solution kind of person or do you prefer a quick spritz with face tan mist?
Each tanning product will help you achieve a gradual faux glow in a different way. Read on for our ‘how to’ natural fake tan tips depending on the Three Warriors tanning product of choice. Or for an in depth guide check out our Three Warriors blog guide on ‘How To Fake Tan’ or for those at home using spray tan machine, check out our Three Warriors blog guide on ‘How To Spray Tan At Home’.
How to… apply face tan
Hello invigoration! A face mist that both hydrates and boasts a golden glow, our Three Warriors Face Tan Aqua Mist is the perfect way to freshen up while bringing a natural fake tan to the face - and it’s as simple as a quick spritz!
Holding the face tan mist approximately 30cm away from face, spritz over a clean, cleansed, dry face. Then simply wait a few minutes for the face tan to soak into skin before applying makeup. Important to note warriors: unlike other natural fake tan products, spray tan solutions or gradual tan lotions, the face tan mist does not need to be rinsed off. Your face tan will naturally develop over three hours. Yes, that’s right, walk into work as a ghost, come out ready to boast a Maldives-worthy glow for the weekend.
How to… apply gradual tan
Unlike other fake tans, our Three Warriors Gradual Tan is the tanning product of your dreams. Think a built in moisturiser with a golden glow bonus!
To apply our gradual tan, apply evenly with a mitt or bare hands all over body for a natural and effortless fake tan look.
Just remember to go easy on knees, elbows, hands and feet as they are the dry areas that can lead to a patchy fake tan (and no girl/guy got time for that!). Afterwards, wash hands with a pea sized amount of our Tasmanian Sand Scrub and voila! A beautiful, natural fake tan complete with a golden and hydrated glow.
How to apply self-tan mousse
Just like a spray tan solution, minus the rogue spray gun — with our Three Warriors Self-Tan Mousse you can expect a deep, dark and flawless natural fake tan sure to leave you luminous!
To apply the mousse, slip on an eco-friendly mitt, pump a generous amount of the self-tan mousse and apply in circular motions to your entire body, making sure every inch of skin is covered.
Remember, the more self-tan mousse you pump and apply, the deeper your natural fake tan look will develop. For a light natural fake tan glow, wash off after 1.5 hours or for a dark gradual tan that develops overnight, sleep in it (ideally in dark pajamas and sheets) for serious depth.
How to apply spray tan solution
Prefer to not wing it with a self application? We’ve got you warriors!
Spritz your body instead (or get a fellow faux glow expert) using a spray tan machine and high quality spray tan solution such as our Three Warriors Spray Tan Solution for an all-over glow, minus a streaky fake tan.
To get the best warrior glow and a streak-free natural fake tan, we recommend the following prep first (also applicable for all our natural fake tan!).
24 hours before…
Remove all body hair, exfoliate from top to toe (paying special attention to the dry skin areas such as knees, ankles, wrists and elbows) using our Tasmanian Sand Scrub natural exfoliator then take the time to moisturise your whole body.
On the day of your spray tan…
Prep is key! While it might sound strange, make sure to skip deodorant and perfume, as well as heavy facial moisturisers so the skin is a bare canvas ready for the spray tan solution.
Whether at home or in a salon, scale back on underwear (if any!), opting for a paper or thin cotton g-string to ensure the least lines are possible and to swerve the risk of a streaky spray tan.
If using a spray tan machine, ensure the spray tan gun is at least 20-30 cm away and spray the natural fake tan in a downwards motion - from thighs to calves to feet - in slow, steady sweeps. When you get to feet, ankles and joints, make sure to spritz a little less, as the skin there is much more absorbent and grabs at the spray tan solution more (leading to risk of a patchy spray tan).
When your spray tan is completely dry, have a quick shower in lukewarm water, without soap. After patting dry, moisturise and proceed to take at least 25 selfies!
How to know...when to wash the fake tan off
Like it deep and dark? Then get set to stay and soak it up baby! Or if you’re more into a light, milky golden glow, you may want to shower pronto! When it comes to a natural fake tan, it’s all down to what our warriors want! Three Warriors is the kind of natural fake tan that will work to suit you!
While we don’t like to be too prescriptive, because we’re all about empowering our warriors to do what feels good and right for you, we also know applying fake tan can be daunting and want to take the stress out of it for you!
So here’s what you need to know when it comes to a natural fake tan application and a guideline so you don’t rush to wash off your spray tan too early.
1 hour - Shower within an hour for a light and fresh but ever so natural fake tan glow.
2-3 hours - Shower within a few hours for a medium to warm natural fake tan.
4-5 hours – Shower after half a day (or overnight) for a deep, dark natural fake tan look.
- GCGlen C.Verified BuyerI recommend this productSkin Tone FairAge Range 55 - 64Rated 5 stars10 seconds agoNatural colour
Easy to apply...over the course of 48 hours I saw a nice gradual change in colour. Pleasantly surprised.ResultsRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5ApplicationRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5ScentRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Was this helpful?
- LBLiz B.I recommend this productRated 5 stars4 months agoGolden Oldie
I am in my 70s and so happy with the Gradual Tan, have now ordered Face Mist and Scrub.
Feel so much better with some colour on the wobbly bits.
Been telling the Golden oldies (friends) all about it.
Liz Feb 2022Was this helpful?
- SSharonI recommend this productRated 5 stars4 months agoBest tanning products on the market
I love this product. It’s super easy to use, gives you a beautiful colour and is toxin free, because being a cancer survivor you take notice of what ingredients are in everything you use. This brand of tanning products really is the best on the market, would highly recommend to anyone.Was this helpful?
- BBamI recommend this productRated 5 stars4 months agoGame-changer!
Recommended by a friend, I got one, and was super impressed by the results, so much more the ingredients it has! It's toxin-free, vegan friendly, and certified organic!! It's my new holy grail!Was this helpful?
- KHKate H.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 stars5 months agoBest gradual tan!
I've tried a bunch of different fake tans over the years- the Three Warriors gradual tan has yummy scent, it's not greasy & creates a lovely buildable golden tone.Was this helpful?
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"Ngl I was very hesitant because I’ve never used tanning products before but exfoliating and the tanning mitt helped so much!!! I feel so much more confident and the formula is so rich that it left my skin glowing too!!"
"So easy to use, smells beautiful and gives my skin a gorgeous sun-kissed glow in as little as 2 hours. Just love it."
"I feel like I’ve been on holidays! This is the first time I’ve applied tan to my face, have to say I was a little apprehensive at first, even after I thought I’d oversprayed the result was flawless, thanks Three Warriors, beautiful product."
"I loooooove it, it's so dark and chocolate-based! Loving!! Given it's a natural tan I thought I thought I might have to apply two coats, but I woke up this morning with the beautiful tan- I'm converted"
"I have been using this product for over a year now and it has become a staple beauty product. I love how natural the colour looks on my skin, giving the illusion of sun-kissed tan without the sun damage"
Love the Three Warriors Tan Mousse, goes on easily without any streaks, doesn’t have that awful fake tan smell and leaves a beautiful natural colour
As a brown girl I don’t particularly wear anything that plays with my natural pigmentation. Although this product I was willing to play around with, I was definitely blown away with how natural the results were. The product itself really supports my natural tones and complexion. It allows me to keep my natural tones throughout the cooler months!