Exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun or tanning booth are harmful and can increase the risk of developing cancer.
Fortunately, you don’t have to put yourself in danger (or get annoying tan lines!) to get a sun-kissed summer glow.
From unscented mousses to completely clear gels, FEMAIL rounds up the best self-tanning products on the market.
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SKINCARE + SELF TAN
It’s no coincidence that Bali Body has grown a cult following since their launch in 2014.
The Australian and vegan-friendly brand has taken the fear out of tanning your face with their gradual Face Tan Water.
The buildable, lightweight water is anti-aging and hydrating, leaving the face, neck and décolletage with flawless color.
Get the perfect shade for your complexion with the Bali Body Self Tanning range Mousse.
The innovative product is formulated with color guide technology to tailor your desired color to your skin tone.
For a noncommittal look, the Bronzing Lotion will provide a hint of tint while smoothing the skin with Vitamin E and natural oils.
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SCENTED (in a good way!)
No one is a fan of the spray tan stink! Leave it to the award-winning experts at St. Tropez to launch products that smell good enough to eat.
The Gradual Tan Watermelon Infusion Body Lotion is an ultra-lightweight lotion that lets you gradually build a natural-looking, sunkissed glow with a light and refreshing watermelon scent and up to 72 hours of hydration.
Desert anyone? Infused with moisturizing marshmallow extract, the Self Tan Whipped Marshmallow Bronzing Mousse is a delicious Limited Edition take on the iconic and best-selling Classic Mousse. It’s a sweet fragrance but not overpowering.
In a rush? No problem! Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Gel is a clear, non-stick and freshly scented gel that instantly absorbs and develops in just 3 hours.
If you’re a tanning junkie, you will love St. Tropez’s Tan Remover Mousse. Use it to prime the skin for a fresh tan application and remove build up.
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Taking a customizable, skincare-led approach to self-tanning, Tan-Luxe products put you in control of your glow with skin-benefiting ingredients.
The Face Illuminating Self-Tan Drops are you moisturizer’s new best friend.
With skin boosting and smoothing properties of Raspberry Seed Oil, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera, it works with your existing skincare regime, transforming your daily moisturizer, serum or face oil into a bespoke self tan.
Looking for some beauty sleep? Tan-Luxe’s Sleep Oil hydrates and evenly tans skin overnight, while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates, the brand’s Self-Tan Water is a vitamin-infused, streak-free liquid that provides natural-looking color.
The Hyaluronic Super Serum works as a shield to protect the skin from daily environmental aggressors and pollutants, while superfood ingredients work to even skin tone —all with the ability to customize skin’s glow.
COLOR CORRECTIVE GLOW
Isle of Paradise‘s Glow Clear Self-Tanning Mousse Provides a natural looking, hydrated tan with zero transfer.
Formulated with Super Balance Complex, it is clinically proven to reduce redness and inflammation in the skin.
The clear mousse absorbs quickly so you can apply and go in minutes. No streaks, smells or orange tones.
The 100% vegan, cruelty free and organic brand’s Ultra-Dark Self-Tanning Mousse provides a deep, dark tan and is formulated with hyper moisturizing ingredients.
It glides onto the skin and gives up to 6 shades of dark in 1-4 hours.
Wear a hat and sunscreen: Exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun or tanning booth are harmful and can increase the risk of developing cancer