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10 of the best self tanners for summer 2020

10 of the best self tanners for summer 2020

With summer not too far around the corner, and with glimmers of sunshine peeking out where they can, we’re getting ready to whip out the best fake tans and self tanners for 2019 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.

Which is the best self tanner for me?

  1. St. Tropez Express Bronzing Mousse
  2. Bondi Sands Liquid Gold Self Tan Foam
  3. St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Body Mousse
  4. Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan
  5. St. Tropez Self Tan Whipped Marshmallow Bronzing Mousse
  6. Tropez Gradual Tan Watermelon Infusion Moisture Miracle Lotion
  7. Bondi Sands Self Tanning Mist
  8. Vita LiberataFabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion
  9. Fake Bake Flawless Self Tan Liquid
  10. MineTan Violet Everyday Glow Gradual Tan Foam

10 of the best fake tans for summer 2020

  1. St. Tropez Express Bronzing Mousse
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    St. Tropez Express Bronzing Mousse

    One of the most widely-bought fake tans on the market, St. Tropez’s Express Bronzing Mousse has been specially formulated to give you a gorgeous golden glow in minimal time.

    Working in just 1 hour for a light sun-kissed effect, the mousse can also be left on for up to 3 hours if you want a deep, dark bronze colour. For those with super pale skin, this can be left on overnight if you want to apply then go to bed. It doesn’t go orange or streaky and will leave your skin looking flawless.

    Enriched with 100% natural tanning agents, it also contains nourishing botanicals that keep your skin hydrated, so that the tan doesn’t crack and instead fades evenly.

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  2. Bondi Sands Liquid Gold Self Tan Foam
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    Bondi Sands Liquid Gold Self Tan Foam

    Having recently won the award for “best new self tan”, the Bondi Sands Liquid Gold Tanning Foam has been breaking sales records with many claiming the tan to be their favourite one to date.

    A dream to apply, the tan melts into the skin within seconds to leave you with a golden glow that’s touch-dry, meaning you can get dressed without worrying it will come off on clothes. Enriched with argan and coconut oils, which work to hydrate the skin and give it a glowy sheen-like effect, this is one of the most moisturising self tans we have ever tried.

    If you prefer the feeling of a tanning oil, you will love the brand’s Liquid Gold Oil instead, which absorbs instantly so it doesn’t leave any greasy residue behind.

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  3. St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Body Mousse
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    St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Body Mousse

    The St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Body Mousse is one of our all-time favourite fake tans. With a light, tropical scent, the tan literally melts into the skin upon application, leaving it beautifully hydrated and scented.

    It’s completely clear when first applied, so be thorough when buffing it into the skin to prevent streaks. Other than that, it’s the easiest tan in the world to use as it gives a gorgeous golden glow in 12 hours, and because it’s clear, you can wear clothes straight away without it staining.

    Prefer a gel formula? Try the Purity Water Gel, which is great for drier skin types as it’s super moisturising.

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  4. Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan
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    Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan

    Vita Liberata’s pHenomenal Tan has been hailed as a tanning miracle, thanks for its long-lasting properties that mean you don’t need to top-up. For this reason, it’s our favourite tan for a holiday when you want to go with a little golden glow without it fading or going patchy while you’re there.

    As with all Vita Liberata products, it’s a clean tan and is enriched with hydrating botanicals as opposed to chemical nasties, so is great for anyone with sensitive skin.

    For best results, apply over 3 nights to build up so it lasts for 2-3 weeks.

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  5. St. Tropez Self Tan Whipped Marshmallow Bronzing Mousse
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    St. Tropez Self Tan Whipped Marshmallow Bronzing Mousse

    Exclusive to lookfantastic is the St. Tropez Whipped Marshmallow Bronzing Mousse, and yes it really does smell super sweet and gorgeous.

    As it’s the same formula as the original St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse, this needs to sit on the skin for between 4 and 8 hours before being washed off. Leaving the skin looking beautifully bronzed and glowing, this is perfect for anyone who hates the traditional smell of fake tan.

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  6. St. Tropez Gradual Tan Watermelon Infusion Moisture Miracle Lotion
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    St. Tropez Gradual Tan Watermelon Infusion Moisture Miracle Lotion

    Progressively build a flawless, streak-free tan with the St. Tropez Gradual Tan Watermelon Infusion Moisture Miracle Lotion. This buildable tanning lotion envelopes the skin in a natural-looking golden hue, allowing you to work up to your preferred intensity.

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  7. Bondi Sands Self Tanning Mist
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    Bondi Sands Self Tanning Mist

    If mousse and oil formulas are too heavy for your skin type, you will love the Bondi Sands Self Tanning Mist. Made especially for fairer skin, the lightweight spritz deposits a light golden glow onto the skin without ever looking orange or streaky.

    The nozzle has a 360 degree feature, which means you can spray the tan evenly so you get a flawless looking finish. Enriched with Vitamin E, it envelopes the skin in moisture for a really beautifully hydrated glow.

    The best part? It can be washed off after just one hour if you want a light, sun-kissed glow (for a deeper tan, leave on for about 4 hours).

    Have darker skin? Try the same formula in the deep shade for a gorgeous bronzed glow.

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  8. Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion
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    Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion

    Achieve a natural-looking, sun-kissed glow with the Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion from Vita Liberata. Ideal for all skin tones, its lightweight formula acts as a daily body moisturiser, whilst delivering subtle colour that slowly intensifies without transferring onto clothing.

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  9. Fake Bake Flawless Self Tan Liquid
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    Fake Bake Flawless Self Tan Liquid

    Love a liquid fake tan? Then you will adore Fake Bake’s Flawless Self Tan.

    Made with a unique triple-action formula, the liquid helps to deliver an uber dark and deep bronze colour to the skin without ever looking orange or streaky. It absorbs really quickly too, so is great for anyone applying tan in a rush.

    The fake tan also comes with an applicator mitt so you can ensure even coverage all over the body.

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  10. MineTan Violet Everyday Glow Gradual Tan Foam
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    MineTan Violet Everyday Glow Gradual Tan Foam

    MineTan’s Violet Everyday Glow Gradual Tan Foam is a gradual self-tan with a violet base for a warm, super-dark brown finish.

    Formulated with easily absorbed tanning actives and a mix of violet and dark brown bronzers, the tanning foam counteracts any yellow and orange undertones in your skin to deliver a rich, warm tan with a flawless, airbrushed finish. Developing over the coming days, the gradual tan can be used daily to intensify colour results while providing 24 hour hydration for a fresh and glowing tan. No orange tones or nasty fake tan smell.

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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!