The 7 Best Self-Tanners for Bronzed Skin without Sun Damage
By Emily Taylor , Editorial Assistant |
"Fake it till you make it" might just be the best beauty advice we've ever gotten. Or rather, simply "fake it." A great tan can be oh-so-perfect for summer and super sexy, but too much time in the sun can be seriously damaging to skin. Enter: gradual tanning products. Below, these seven serums, oils and lotions deliver believable, even color rain or shine.You May Also Like: 12 Self-Tanners With Potent Anti-Aging Ingredients
Calling all glow getters: COOLA's serum—made with hyaluronic acid and plant stem cells—imparts a transfer-resistant tan while addressing potential concerns like dry skin and fine lines.
Tan-Luxe Sleep Oil, $52
We've had our fair share of self-tan-induced nightmares. Tonight we're sleeping well knowing that Tan-Luxe is working hard while we doze for a healthy glow (for our faces and not our pillows) literally overnight. For a full body tan from Tan-Luxe, check out the NewBeauty Award-winning Wonder Oil.
Let's get one thing straight: Anything good enough for Miranda Kerr is something we want to stockpile, especially if it's a product that she uses to get her dewy, supermodel glow. BONUS: This one-size-fits-all lotion boasts lavender essential oil for a subtle scent.
Perfect for both body and face, this ultra-fine, cult-fave mist dries in seconds and is the best tool for tanning: The formula is tinted, so we know exactly where to apply if we missed a spot (or two or three).
We'd be lying if we said that we didn't have a storied past with streaky tans. These easy-to-use wipes deliver an even layer of sun-kissed color that's entirely foolproof. The formula blends so well, we're not convinced that this isn't magic.
We dare you to find a tanning product more convenient than this award-winning, clear spray with aloe vera from Hampton Sun. Apply directly to dry skin for the ultimate glow-on-the-go.
Looking for a way to fool your friends into thinking you have a place in Tahiti? La Mer—the crown jewel in any skin savant's shelfie—hits it out of the park with this best-selling and fast-acting sunless tanner.