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The Best Self Tanners on the Market
Now that I've covered
how to apply self tanner like an expert, it's time to showcase the best self tanners on the market.
Forget baking for hours under the sun and risking your health. There's a much better (and safer) way to achieve the ultimate tan: a self tanner! There are plenty of options to help you get your faux glow going. Here are eight of the best self tanners available this spring.
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The Best Self Tanners on the Market
Guerlain Terracotta Sunless Tinted Self-Tanning Gel
So. Amazing. Admittedly, the new
Guerlain Terracotta Sunless Tinted Self-Tanning Gel ($52) is a bit of an indulgence, but if you're always on the hunt for phenomenal self tanners you might be able to put a stop to the spending once and for all. This formula features a delightful Tiare flower fragrance, which is tropical, delicate, and feminine---in other words, completely unlike the scent of traditional self tanners. Better still, it's made with moisturizing argan oil and begins to develop in just about an hour. The finish is softly bronzed, much like you might experience if you spent a week on an island resort.
Brazilliance Self Tanner
Expect great results with the Tarte cosmetics
Brazilliance Self Tanner ($37). Made with brightening marajuca oil and vitamin C, this self tanner comes with an application mitt to facilitate a more even, all-over glow. Perfect to use on both the face and body, it gives you a true Brazil-inspired glow that leaves skin bronzed and beautiful.
Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer
These days, we're all about speed and convenience. What could be quicker than a deep, even tan in just three days? With
Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer ($8.49), you get just that---with absolutely no fuss. This addition to the beloved Natural Glow lineup applies just like a body lotion and leaves skin soft and gently bronzed. By day three, you're rocking a vacation-worthy tan with absolutely no streaking whatsoever.
St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil
You're going to feel like a goddess when you smooth the new
St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil ($50) onto your skin. It's just that decadent, leaving behind an immediate shimmery glow that develops into an enviable, natural tan that lasts for up to several days. Not only will your skin look fabulous, it will also smell wonderful thanks to the blend of lemongrass, grapefruit, and neroli essential oils. All that, plus moisture that lasts? We've got a winner here, ladies.
L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Golden Mousse
Just the word "mousse" conjures up something airy, frothy, lightweight. That's just what you get with
L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Golden Mousse ($10.99), a quick-dry formula that guides you with its instant bronze color that develops into a natural looking tan that lasts for days. For cheap and easy, this is definitely the way to go.
Dr. Dennis Gross, Alpha Beta Glow Pads
There's nothing like a two-in-one product to really deliver results. From
Dr. Dennis Gross, Alpha Beta Glow Pads ($32) come 20 to a package and are formulated to do far more than just impart a fresh, radiant glow. Thanks to its blend of exfoliating alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids, it also exfoliates, fades dark spots, and encourages a more even skin tone.
Soap & Glory One Night Tanned
Irresistibly cute packaging aside,
Soap & Glory One Night Tanned ($24) is the real deal. The "buttergel" formula is genuinely buttery, thanks to a blend of extra-hydrating shea and illipe butters. Think of it as the perfect option if you suffer from dry skin, with a rich finish that lends skin the perfect beachy bronze hue.
Clarins Delicious Self-Tanning Cream
There's a reason it's called delicious!
Clarins Delicious Self-Tanning Cream ($43) smells like a mug of hot cocoa and is a dream to apply. A hint of color on application serves as your guide, and over time you develop a tan that's just plain gorgeous.
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