Ready to try for yourself? Just in time for summer, here are ten solutions for that desired golden glow.
Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Glow Drops
Time spent on TikTok or a peruse through the beauty cabinets of cosmetics enthusiasts will likely reveal Isle of Paradise’s Self-Tanning Glow Drops, which is lauded for its color-correcting, convenient incorporation. According to Hep, “the more drops you add into your moisturizer, serum, or liquid foundation, the deeper your glow will be.”
Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish
Want to temporarily blur the look of imperfections? Give Vita Liberata’s Body Blur a try for its light-reflecting shea butter-infused formula that washes off each time you shower. To veil everything from dark spots to spider veins to cellulite, the product acts as more of a bronzing body makeup than a longwear tanner.
Tan-Luxe The Crème
The brand describes this as “an intensely hydrating self-tanning face moisturizer that works to repair, regenerate, and renew for radiant skin that glows from within.” Featuring a blend of leucine, glycine, and squalane, consider this rich cream a foolproof swap for your current daily moisturizer to not only hydrate and reduce signs of aging but a flattering glow to even darker skin tones.
Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops
A bronzing serum is the answer for an effortless glow on its own or under makeup—especially if you’re looking for a short-term facial solution. Thanks to a blend of fatty acids, virgin marula, and black currant seed oils, Drunk Elephant’s Sunshine Drops protect skin against pollution and environmental stressors.
Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam
With one use of Bondi Sands’ aloe vera-enriched Self Tanning Foam, expect a deep bronze that won’t go orange. Just apply with a mitt and leave it on for up to six hours, depending on the level of tan you desire.
Coola Suncare Organic Sunless Tan Luminizing Body Serum
This summer, we’re relying on body serums for lightweight hydrating, firming, and brightening benefits, but how about one with glow-boosting abilities? Enter Coola’s option that utilizes fine pearlescent mica and sugar beet-derived DHA for a shimmery radiance in up to four hours.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad Self-Tanner for Body
Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross’s skin-care lineup delivers a self-tanning solution through its Alpha Beta Glow Pad. Featuring a blend of AHAs, BHAs, and vitamin D, this offers a streak- and mess-free tan with ease. Better yet: there are pads formulated for the face too.
James Read Sleep Mask Tan Go Darker Face
Apply James Read’s Sleep Mask to the face and ears before bed to reveal a natural-looking self tan once you wake up. While the tan is crafted to last up to five days, the silky gel formula uses hyaluronic acid, red algae, and aloe vera to boost hydration.
Tan-Luxe The Water Hydrating Self-Tan Water
Prefer your self tan to come in the form of a refreshing facial mist? Look no further than Tan-Luxe’s The Water formula, infused with a cocktail of vitamins B, C, and E, plus raspberry oil and aloe vera to quench thirsty skin. Per Elrick, one should “ensure that the skin is saturated with the product and then buffed into the skin using your tanning mitt.”
St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse
St. Tropez’s Self Tan Bronzing Mousse is a great option regardless of your comfort level. The aloe vera-infused formula is lightweight and fast-drying for a foolproof, even bronze. Even more: it’s a long-wear option that may last throughout days of travel.