Hydrated, smooth skin is the perfect base for fake tanning. In the past, fake tan formulas were heavy, rich and felt greasy on the skin but recently developments in formulas have created self tanners which hydrate and add a golden glow to your skin in one simple step.
From lightweight lotions to air-light foams, these new formulas now make it so easy to achieve the perfect faux-glow and of all the new tanning formulations we have seen pop up over the last couple of years, self tanning waters are our new favourite fake tan formulas.
What are tanning waters?
Transparent and lightweight, a tanning water is a clear spray which blends water, skin-loving vitamins and active tanning ingredients to hydrate, soften and tan your skin in one step. As they are so lightweight, tanning waters absorb so quickly into the skin and do not clog or your pores or feel heavy on the skin making them perfect for all skin types. They can also be used on face and body to achieve an all over even glow.
Once applied, the tanning waters develop over a couple of hours to leave your skin with a beautiful golden tint. As they are transparent, waters do not stain bedding or clothes making them the perfect tanning products to wear either overnight or throughout the day before a big event.
Which are the best tanning waters?
To help you find the perfect tanning water for you so you too can fall in love with this brand new tanning formula, we have curated an edit of the best tanning waters which promise an effortless tanning experience which leaves skin with a hydrated, healthy glow.
6 best tanning waters
- Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Water
- TAN-LUXE The Water Hydrating Self-Tan Water
- Rodial Tanning Water
- Vita Liberata Invisi Foaming Tan Water
- James Read Coconut Water Body Tan Mist
- St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Water Gel
Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Water
Achieve a happy, hydrated glow with the Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Water. So lightweight on the skin and enriched with skin-loving ingredients including coconut, chia seed and avocado oils, the mist creates the most natural-looking tan with minimal effort. Simply spritz liberally over the skin and buff into the skin using a mitt and leave to develop.
Created in three colour-correcting shades, the IOP Self-Tanning Waters come in peach, for a light glow, green, for a golden glow which counteracts redness and violet which creates a gorgeous deep bronze.