We all know to go faux is a much healthier way to tan, and with improved formulations and advanced technology, there is seriously no excuse not to turn to self-tan for a golden glow. Patches, streaks, orange undertones and biscuit-y scents are so yesterday, meet the new gen tanning heroes giving off convincing bronzed vibes all-year round – from gradual and instant formulas to tanning drops.
If you’re often put off by the biscuity smell of fake tan, this cherry fragranced formula will be heaven scent (see what we did they?!) Works just as well mixed in with your face cream as it does your body lotion.
If your legs tend to be the last place that catches colour, this quick-drying formula will be your go-to all-year round for beautifully bronzed limbs. Enriched with a ‘Cellutone Complex’ (a combination of caffeine and palmitoyl) this brilliant butter reduces the appearance of cellulite and firms skin while your tan develops.
Packed full of skincare benefits, including hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and vitamin B5 to hydrate and firm the skin. This builds quickly into a natural shade which can easily pass for a long weekend spent in sunny climates.
“Apply your tan in circular motions to ensure you’re getting a perfect blend every time. I like to use a tanning application brush to finish to buff in the tan around the more difficult areas like ankles, wrists, hands, and the hairline, not forgetting the ears too! A brush enables you to really blend in the tan for a flawless natural finish.”_Claire Lambert, Skinny Tan Resident Tanning Expert.
Consider this an Instagram filter in a bottle. Choose from five shades to get your desired look but be warned a little goes a long way and results are immediate. Start light, then build up accordingly.
This self-tanner hydrates and protects skin while also leaving a radiance veil in its path within just two hours of application. It’s buildable, streak-free, and hard to fault – apart from its price tag!