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The tanning drops you need for glowing skin

The tanning drops you need for glowing skin
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We've seen so many new fake tan formulas released by some of our favourite tanning brands this summer from rich, luxurious foams to tanning waters. Making it even easier to apply tan and achieve an even, streak-free golden glow, these new formulas are sure to replace the heavy, greasy lotions we have been used to in the past.

Another of our favourite new tanning formulas is tanning drops. So easy to use, customisable and multi-tasking, tanning drops can be used on both your face and body to help you achieve anything from a soft sunkissed glow to a deep, rich bronze.

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How to use tanning drops

Rather than adding another product into your routine, tanning drops allow you to tan with the skin and body care products you love. By simply adding drops of the tan into your moisturiser of choice, you create your perfect hydrating tanning formula.

Unlike other tanning formulas, tanning drops also allow you to customise your glow. By simply adding more or fewer drops of the formula into your moisturiser, you can create your dream tan shade.

For best results, take one to two pumps of your usual moisturiser and drop in the drops, blend together between the palms of your hands and apply. Always remember to wash your hands thoroughly after application and apply with a light touch on tricky areas such as your knees, elbows, hands and feet.

Which are the best tanning drops?

New to this innovative tanning formula? We have curated an edit of the best tanning drops to help you achieve your dream golden glow from brands including Isle of Paradise and TAN-LUXE.

6 best tanning drops

  1. Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops
  2. TAN-LUXE The Body Illuminating Self Tan Drops
  3. Crystal Clear Beach Glow Tan Drops
  4. Lumene Nordic-C [VALO] Self-Tan Drops
  5. OSKIA Adaptive Tan Drops
  6. Balance Me Gradual Tanning Drops

Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops

Infused with skin-loving coconut, chia seed and avocado oils, the Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops leave your skin with a happy, hydrated glow. Perfect for both face and body, the drops blend beautifully with your favourites moisturisers to leave your skin with a healthy glow. So customisable, you simply need to add more drops for a deeper glow.

Available in three colour-correcting shades, the drops come in peach, for a sunkissed glow, green, for a golden glow which calms redness and violet which creates a rich deep bronze.

  • Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops - Light 30ml

    Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops - Light 30ml

    4.23 Stars 13 Reviews
    £19.95
  • Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops - Medium 30ml

    Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops - Medium 30ml

    4.59 Stars 46 Reviews
    £19.95
  • Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops - Dark 30ml

    Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops - Dark 30ml

    4.63 Stars 16 Reviews
    £19.95

TAN-LUXE The Body Illuminating Self Tan Drops

Blended with your favourite body moisturiser, lotion or oil, TAN-LUXE The Body Illuminating Self Tan Drops help you channel your inner bronzed goddess. Packed with raspberry seed oil, vitamin E and aloe vera, the drops infuse your skin with much needed moisture for a radiant, healthy-looking glow. Created for the body, you can use the accompanying TAN-LUXE The Face Drops to tan your complexion.

Simply add 2 drops for radiant skin, 4 drops for a sunkissed glow, 8 drops for a golden tan and 12 drops for a deep bronze.

  • Tan-Luxe The Body Illuminating Self-Tan Drops 50ml - Light/Medium

    Tan-Luxe The Body Illuminating Self-Tan Drops 50ml - Light/Medium

    4.9 Stars 10 Reviews
    £33.60
  • Tan-Luxe The Body Illuminating Self-Tan Drops 50ml - Medium/Dark

    Tan-Luxe The Body Illuminating Self-Tan Drops 50ml - Medium/Dark

    4.45 Stars 11 Reviews
    £33.60

Crystal Clear Beach Glow Tan Drops

Created by innovative skincare brand Crystal Clear, the Crystal Clear Beach Glow Tan Drops promote a healthy glow while also treating your skin. Designed for the complexion, the drops are enriched with coconut oil and DHA to deliver natural-looking colour to your skin by simply enhancing your favourite serums or moisturisers. With no unpleasant aroma, it will help you achieve a beautifully tanned complexion without the struggles of other false tanners.

  • Crystal Clear Beach Glow Tan Drops 30ml

    Crystal Clear Beach Glow Tan Drops 30ml

    5 Stars 3 Reviews
    £31.99

Lumene Nordic-C [VALO] Self-Tan Drops

Inspired by the healthy, radiant complexions of Nordic women in the summer months, Lumene Nordic-C [VALO] Self-Tan Drops make it so easy to achieve a lit-from-within glow with a sunkissed touch. Designed to enhance your favourite moisturiser, the drops are packed with wild arctic cloudberry and vitamin C to brighten your skin while adding a natural-looking tan.

  • Lumene Nordic-C [VALO] Self-Tan Drops 30ml

    Lumene Nordic-C [VALO] Self-Tan Drops 30ml

    4 Stars 1 Reviews
    £25.90

OSKIA Adaptive Tan Drops

Infused with antioxidant-rich white tea to protect and vitamin E to soften your skin, OSKIA Adaptive Tan Drops blend beautifully with any moisturiser, foundation, serum or oil to gradually tan your complexion over 3-4 hours. The brand's unique Melanin Complex adapts to your individual skin tone for a bespoke glow which looks so natural. Wear with night creams or during the day for a gorgeous glow that lasts up to ten days.

  • OSKIA Adaptive Tan Drops

    OSKIA Adaptive Tan Drops

    4 Stars 1 Reviews
    £70.00

Vita Liberata Anti-Ageing Self Tanning Serum

Catering for all skin types, Vita Liberata's Anti-Ageing Self Tanning Serum can be added to your existing facial moisturiser or used alone as a primer to achieve a sun-kissed complexion.

  • Vita Liberata Anti-Ageing Self Tanning Serum 15ml

    Vita Liberata Anti-Ageing Self Tanning Serum 15ml

    3.75 Stars 4 Reviews
    £23.16

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