6 innovative self-tan products to help you get your best-ever faux glow
Every fake tan devotee has their Holy Grail formula – the one that glides on like a dream and leaves you with the perfect, streak-free, naturally bronzed glow.
While it’s tempting to stick with a trusty favourite, with skincare innovations happening all the time you could be missing out on an even better bronze if you don’t deviate from your usual routine.
Right now, there’s a host of hot new sunless tanning lotions, mists and foams that beauty buffs are loving – just in time for summer.
Here are six self-tan launches that could become your next go-to…
1. Bondi Sands Technocolor Emerald 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam, £19.99
Introducing not one but four new formulas, Bondi Sands Technocolor range of one-hour foams is designed to suit different skin tones and avoid any orangey-ness.
Sapphire creates a cool-toned tan for fair skin types; Emerald imparts an olive tan on medium skin tones; Magenta delivers a rich tan on olive to deep skin tones; and Caramel creates a warm glow on deeper skin tones.
2. Skinny Tan Limited Edition Birthday Cupcake Self-Tanning Whip, £21.99
Celebrating 10 years of terrific tans, Skinny Tan (named because of the slim ingredients list) has given its bestselling whipped mousse formula a birthday makeover.
The overnight formula – which is enriched with cocoa butter and vitamin E, and develops in six to eight hours – now has a scrumptious vanilla frosting scent.
3. Utan x Jamie Genevieve CBD Tanning Water Facial Mist, £18
Utan has teamed up with make-up artist and beauty influencer Jamie Genevieve to create a complexion-enhancing tanning mist.
The lightweight, antibacterial fluid delivers a subtle glow in four hours, doesn’t need rinsing off and has reportedly helped to get rid of acne breakouts.
4. St Moriz Luxe Body & Face Bronzing Mist Medium, £18.99, Boots
Infused with organic rose water and soothing goji berry extract, this flora-scented spritz develops in eight hours.
Use it as the last step in your skincare routine at night and you’ll wake up with a gorgeous glow.
5. Rose & Caramel Skinstant Instant Tanning Spritz, £19.99
Left it too late to do an overnight tan? This spray gives you glowing skin in minutes, drying quickly to leave a bronzed hue that washes off in the shower.
Simply spritz on and blend with a tanning mitt or the Rose & Caramel Blending Brush (£12.99) to ensure a streak-free finish.
6. Xen-Glow Dark Lotion, £29.99, Beauty Flash
Celeb-approved Xen-Glow (previously known as Xen-Tan) is back after a rebrand, with reformulated products.
Tan-aholics will love the Dark Lotion, which comes with an olive guide colour and develops in three hours. Leave it on overnight for an even deeper bronze.