Sunless Tanners with Benefits
By Danielle Fontana, Digital Editor |
What’s better than a sun-kissed glow sans all the harsh rays? A sun-kissed glow that packs additional beauty benefits. Here are our picks for top tanners chock-full with beauty boosters that work to transform your skin with every application.
Brazilliance™ Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Face And Body Self Tanner
Formulated without parabens, sulfates or phthalates, this Vitamin-infused self-tanner for the face and body features maracuja oil, which has been known to replenish, rebuild and brighten skin’s appearance, Vitamin E to protect against free radical damage and sunflower seed oil, rich in Vitamin A, that helps moisturize, regenerate and condition the look of your skin.
Beauty Boosters: Maracuja Oil, Vitamins A and E, Sunflower Seed Oil
Where to Buy: tartecosmetics.com | $37
Faux Tan Body Sunless Body Tanner
This sunless tanner instantly delivers an all-over bronze glow that develops into a golden, natural-looking tan that lasts 5-7 days. A mineral copper complex prolongs the tanning effects, while aloe vera and vegetable-derived emollients provide hydration without clogging pores, leaving your skin smooth.
Beauty Boosters: Aloe Vera, Sweet Almond Oil
Where to Buy: bareescentuals.com | $26
Terracotta Spray SPF 10
Harnessing the same technology used in a professional airbrush makeup application, this tanning spray goes on in an ultra-light mist. The balanced spray diffusion ensures a uniform application to the face in seconds. This spray comes in two shades, —light and medium—contains 130 applications per bottle, and has the added benefit of SPF 10 protection to shield your newly bronzed skin from harmful rays.
Beauty Booster: SPF 10
Where to Buy: Nordstrom.com | $62
Somerville 360°™ Tanning Towelettes
These paraben, sulfate and GMO-free towelettes give you a quick and even application and produce a natural-looking glow within two to four hours of one easy application. These towelettes are formulated with Tea Tree Extract to help the skin stay clean and clear while calming cucumber soothes and refreshes the skin.
Beauty Boosters: Tea Tree Extract, Cucumber
Where to Buy: KateSomerville.com | 8 pack $48; 16 pack $75
Brazilian True Tan
Combining exfoliation and tanning into one, this self-tanner is developed with an advanced glycolic formula to exfoliate skin to ensure an even, natural-looking tan. This non-greasy formula is enriched with glycolic acid to exfoliate skin, shea butter to soften, jojoba oil to capture and contain essential moisture, and aloe vera to moisturize and rejuvenate.
Beauty Boosters: Glycolic Acid, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Vera
Where to Buy: Sephora.com | $39
A Tan For All Seasons
This quick-drying, continuous spray self-tanner delivers a gradual, sun-kissed tan from head-to-toe. The antioxidant-infused formula sports Apple Extract, which helps fight free radical damage, and Aloe Vera to hydrate and soothe skin.
Beauty Boosters: Aloe Vera, Apple Extract
Where to Buy: blissworld.com | $36
DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE
Alpha Beta® Glow Pad™ For Body With Active Vitamin D
Packed with Vitamin D, this exfoliating and anti-aging formula repairs and nourishes skin, combating irritation and blemishes. Capislow™ helps reduce shaving frequency by minimizing hair texture, length, and growth, caffeine provides firming and slimming benefits, while the microencapsulated DHA and soy proteins deliver color deep into the skin to prevent fading.
Beauty Boosters: Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Willow Bark Extract, Soy Protein, Caffeine, Vitamins A, B, C, E, Phospholipids
Where to Buy: dgskincare.com | 10 pack $18; 20 pack $32; 50 pack $65
Delectable Self Tanning Mousse SPF 15
This 3-in-1 mousse is a self-tanner, moisturizer and sunscreen all rolled into one. Its formula is enhanced with hydrating Mirabelle Oil to keep skin soft and Vitamin E to protect against free radicals while also helping slow down the signs of aging. Safflower Extract gently encourages melanin production, helping skin develop a natural-looking glow.
Beauty Boosters: Mirabelle Oil, Safflower Extract, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera
Where to Buy: Clarinsusa.com | $43
Sunless Tanning Gel
Using natural ingredients including Walnut Oil, Aloe Vera and Chamomile, this self-tanning gel leaves the skin bronzed and incredibly smooth and moisturized with no harsh chemical scent. Dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic, it’s perfect for all skin types.
Beauty Boosters: Walnut Oil, Aloe Vera, Chamomile Extract, Vitamins A, B C, D, E, Erythrulose (organic fermented red raspberry)
Where to Buy: hamptonsuncare.com | $34
Flash Bronzer Tinted Self-Tanning Body Gel
This dermatologist-tested, oil-free, tinted self-tanning gel features an antioxidant-rich formula including pure Vitamin E to help free radicals from doing future damage and moisturizing ingredients leave skin feeling ultra-soft without clogging pores.
Beauty Booster: Vitamin E
Where to Buy: Lancome-usa.com | $40
Gradual Tan Buildable Colour
This moisture-rich lotion replenishes and conditions the face and body with botanical-boosted hydrators while turning it gloriously golden. It sports a fine tuned blend of jojoba, coconut oil, rosemary leaf extract, Vitamin E and Argan Oil, this moisturizer is sure to quench your dry skin while leaving it sun-kissed.
Beauty Boosters: Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Vitamin E, Argan Oil
Moroccan Tan Ultra
Featuring an instantly-drying fusion of peptides to build collagen, Moroccan Oil to soothe and humectants to ensure an ultra-even tan every time, this self-tanner delivers a deep tan that stays dark for a full five days.
Beauty Boosters: Optimum Complex-30, Peptides, Moroccan Oil, Melanin
This double-duty hydrating formula provides 24-hour moisture and features gradual tanning and anti-cellulite complexes to naturally firm and tone skin as well as caffeine to stimulate blood flow and immediately reduce the appearance of “dimpled” skin.
Beauty Boosters: Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Japanese Green Tea Extract, Vitamin E
Where to Buy: shopsexystems.com | $30
Subtly tanning skin without any synthetic or toxic ingredients, this organic moisturizer nourishes and improves skin with use. It goes on clear and features ingredients such as Avocado Oil, Glycerin and Aloe Vera, providing the skin crucial nutrition while leaving behind a natural glow.
Beauty Boosters: Avocado Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Glycerin, Lecithin, Chamomile Extract
Where to Buy: aussiorganics.com | $39.50
Platinum Face Anti-Aging Self-Tan Lotion
This face-tanner combines anti-aging and sunless tanning into one with its unique blend of ingredients featuring Apple Stem Cells to repair and preserve skin cells and botanical hydrators to plump lines and deliver a bronzed, supple finish.
Beauty Boosters: Jojoba Oil, Apple Stem Cells, Vitamin E
Where to Buy: fakebake.com | $30
Hydra Tanning Body Moisturizing Glow
Free of parabens and packed with Vitamins E and F to protect against free-radical damage, this self-tanner is safe for use on all skin-types.
Beauty Boosters: Vitamins E and F
Where to Buy: comodynes.net
Gives A Weeklong Tan
The more hydrated your skin is, the longer your tan will stick around. The first of its kind, St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil comprises vitamin-rich Brazilian nut oil to keep the skin moisturized, prolonging your color for up to seven days.
Where to Buy: sephora.com | $50
Delivers A Made-To-Measure Glow
For a natural-looking tan that isn’t orange or fake-looking, add three drops of Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster to your regular moisturizer (you can use it with both day and night creams) for an even, bronzed look that develops gradually.
Where to Buy: clarins.com | $30
Soothes Sensitive Skin
Supereasy to apply, just saturate a cotton pad with the water-based Sephora Gradual Self-Tanning Face Water for a boost of color with a streak-free finish.
Where to Buy: sephora.com | $16
Reduces The Signs Of Aging
A blend of glycolic and lactic acids in Alpha Beta Glotion for Body by Dr. Dennis Gross fight the effects of aging skin by speeding up cell turnover while soy proteins work to increase collagen production. The end result: rich, long-lasting color and smoother skin.
Where to Buy: nordstrom.com | $38
Firms And Moisturizes
More than your average body cream, Whish Self-Tanning Body Butter firms and moisturizes dry skin and leaves behind a touch of golden color, making this the ultimate multitasking moisturizer.
Where to Buy: whishbody.com | $28
Launch Date: June 2014