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10 of the best self tanners for summer

10 of the best self tanners for summer

With summer not too far around the corner, and with glimmers of sun peeking out where they can, we’re getting ready to whip out the best self tanners for 2018 and get that gorgeous golden glow. Whether you love a spray, lotion or mousse formula, this is our edit of the best self tanners so you can get bronzed in time for the warmer weather.

10 of the best self tanners for summer 2018

  1. Balance Me Gradual Tanning Drops
  2. By Terry Tea to Tan Face and Body Bronzer
  3. Vita Liberata Invisi Foaming Tan Water
  4. Vita Liberata Beauty Blur Skin Tone Optimizer
  5. UTAN and Tone Tan Accelerating Coconut Water Mousse
  6. Skinny Tan Salon Effects Dark Spray
  7. Bondi Sands 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam
  8. ESPA Gradual Tan Face Concentrate
  9. Freshly Baked London Original Mango Self Tan Mousse
  10. St. Tropez Classic Bronzing Spray

Balance Me Gradual Tanning Drops

These easy to use tanning drops from Balance Me help to build a natural and easy tan, without the traditional self tan smell. Infused with a naturally-derived DHA, the drops deliver an even layer of colour with a luminous finish for a gorgeous shade of bronze that doesn’t look orange or streaky.

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians, the tanning drops are made from 98.8% natural ingredients, making them perfect for all skin types, including sensitive. In addition, they are non-comedogenic, so won’t cause breakouts.

By Terry Tea to Tan Face and Body Bronzer

This spritz-on self tanner from By Terry can be used on both the face and body, making it one of the best self tanners for summer 2018. Its multitasking formula is enriched with organic cherry and red and black teas to give a gorgeous and streak-free colour. When applied without shaking the bottle, the formula gives a light golden glow, but when shaken, it activates colour correcting and pearlescent particles for a super radiant finish.

Vita Liberata Invisi Foaming Tan Water

Vita Liberata’s newest launch is their Invisi Foaming Tan Water, which comes in 3 shades depending on the level of colour you want to achieve. With a completely clear formula, it doesn’t transfer onto clothing, bed sheets or towels, and instead leaves skin with a natural and gorgeous glow. It’s packed full of hydrating botanicals too, which help to add moisture and radiance, while its chemical-free formula is perfect for sensitive skin types.

Vita Liberata Beauty Blur Skin Tone Optimizer

Another exciting new launch from tanning experts Vita Liberata is their Beauty Blur Skin Tone Optimizer. If you love the brand’s original Body Blur, then you will adore this updated one for the complexion. Tripling up as a primer, self tanner and skin finisher, it helps to even out the skin tone and give the skin a gorgeously natural glow. If you haven’t had time to self tan before a night out and you want to look a little more bronzed, this is the best self tanner for you.

UTAN and Tone Tan Accelerating Coconut Water Mousse

Packed with coconut extract for a tropical scent, the UTAN and Tone Accelerating Water Mousse gives a light golden hue to the skin that can be built up as you apply more layers. It also has a natural tan accelerator built into it, which helps your skin become bronzer when you head to your sun-drenched holiday location this summer.

Skinny Tan Salon Effects Dark Spray

If you’re a bit of a “tanaholic” who loves to visit your local salon for a dark shade of bronze, you will love Skinny Tan’s Salon Effects Spray. It comprises the same formula as the Skinny Tan’s used in professional salons, and has a multi-directional nozzle which makes it super easy to use, even from the comfort of your own home. With a fake tan that lasts up to 14 days and a tropical coconut scent, what’s not to love?

Bondi Sands 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam

This amazingly easy to use foam is one of the best self tanners we have tried in recent months. The foam is super dark upon application, but after 1 hour (or 3 depending on how dark you want to go), it rinses away in the shower to leave a deep golden glow behind. It smells like coconuts and sinks in immediately so you don’t need to wait around for it to dry.

ESPA Gradual Tan Face Concentrate

If you love natural skincare but also like a bronzed complexion, you’ll love ESPA’s Gradual Tan Concentrate for the face. It contains a blend of botanical essential oils like rose, sweet orange and neroli, to nourish the skin, whilst also building up a light golden glow. Plus, it doesn’t leave the tell-tale fake tan smell behind.

Freshly Baked London Original Mango Self Tan Mousse

Who doesn’t want a mango-scented fake tan in lieu of the traditional scent? Luckily, Freshly Baked cottoned onto this idea and created a line of self tanners that give a golden glow without compromising on scent. Baby powder, coconut and amaretto are just some of the other scents on offer, but it’s the mango fragrance that caught our attention for summer. Packed with natural botanicals and vitamins, it’s free from chemical nasties and is also 100% crulety-free.

St. Tropez Classic Bronzing Spray

A classic in the fake tan world, and one of the best self tanners around, the St. Tropez Classic Bronzing Spray delivers a natural bronze glow to the skin that lasts for 5-7 days. It has a unique nozzle which delivers an even and streak-free finish which fades evenly and slowly.



Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!