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Top 10 ultra-dark tan products for a head-to-toe glow

Top 10 ultra-dark tan products for a head-to-toe glow
Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer2 years ago
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Listen up glow-getters! Your favourite faux glows are having a serious shake up this year. From 1 April 2022, tanning brands across the EU are reformulating their cult-favourite dark and ultra-dark tans to reduce their DHA content, which means some of your Holy Grail products will be on hiatus for a while. If you're a lover of deep, rich tans and simply cannot live without your weekly bronzing ritual, we've rounded up the top ten ultra-dark formulas for you to stock up on over the next few months, so you never have to sacrifice your glow.

St. Tropez Self Tan Extra Dark Mousse 

In their darkest tan yet, this luxurious mousse features natural tanning actives designed to achieve a deep bronze glow with a natural tone. Formulated with a guide colour so that you don't miss a spot, this quick-drying glow-giver replaces the traditional fake tan smell with an uplifting scent. Wear for up to eight hours for a show-stopping glow!


utan After-Dark Turbo Mousse 

This pH balanced formula blends effortlessly into the skin, providing a streak-free finish from top to toe. Developing as time goes on, this tan gives you the opportunity to customise your glow to be as rich and intense as you like.


Vita Liberata Invisi Foaming Tan Water - Super Dark

If you're not a fan of colour-guided formulas, this Vita Liberata tan is ideal for you. Packed full of organic botanicals, the clear water-to-foam consistency works to hydrate skin as you glow, leaving you feeling soft, nourished and goddess-like.


Bondi Sands Aero Self Tanning Foam - Ultra Dark 

A feather-light formula that gives skin an enviable glow? Sign us up! This quick-dry, coconut-scented foam features a dual blend of tanning actives that provide a rich, deep colour. Housed in a handy aerosol can, the hydrating tan applies evenly all over, and keeps moisture locked in.


Skinny Tan Pro Moisture Mousse Express 

In a hurry? Get that two-weeks-in-the-maldives glow in just a few hours with this time-activated formula. Applying seamlessly to skin, the creamy mousse is free of unflattering orange tones and bursting with nourishing aloe-vera and coconut water to keep skin hydrated all day long.


MineTan Double Dark Self Tan Mousse 

Why go dark when you can go double dark? MineTan's triple action formula is lightweight, fast-drying and super hydrating for the skin. A cool, deep-toned formula, this coconut-scented mousse helps you achieve the ultimate dark bronze finish.


He-Shi Ultra Dark Express Liquid Tan 

An even darker version of their cult-favourite tan, this ultra-dark express liquid features a blend of avocado, argon oil and vitamins to give skin a healthy glow. Formulated with moisture lock technology, skin hydration is maximised for up to 10 days, banishing patchiness and helping you achieve an even fade over time.


St.Tropez Self Tan Dark Mist 

For those who love a rich, deep, dark tan, this mist from St.Tropez will give you a luxurious bronzing experience. Powered by 100% natural tanning agents, this weightless, tinted spray dresses skin in a streak-free coat that develops into a glowing finish, lasting for days on end.


Bondi Sands Pure Self Tan Foaming Water - Dark 

Free from fragrance and suitable for sensitive bodies, this dermatologically tested formula is saturated with skin-loving ingredients including vitamin C and E. The water consistency works into a rich lather that blends seamlessly and dries quickly, whilst locking in hydration and providing antioxidant protection from environmental aggressors.


COOLA Sunless Tan Face Serum

For a rich, sunkissed glow on your visage, this COOLA serum provides a lightweight, non-sticky solution. This souped-up formula is fortified with hyaluronic acid for a plumper complexion, whilst brightening vitamin c boosts radiance. Topped off with a scent of pina colada, this tropical tan will transport you to sandy shores.


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Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer
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As someone with an affinity for all things beauty, discovering fantastic new products is my not-so-secret obsession. Over the years I've tried and tested a mountains worth of creams, serums and cleansers, finding some of my favourite 'holy-grail' products along the way. However, I'm always on the lookout for more ways to nourish my hair, perfect my dewy base, or enhance my skincare routine. Working as a beauty blogger for over 3 years, I've been lucky enough to collaborate personally with lots of amazing beauty brands including Christian Dior, The Body Shop and Dermalogica. I've used the Dermalogica special cleansing gel religiously since I first got it and their products are some of my ultimate skincare faves. When it comes to cosmetics, NARS Sheer Glow foundation is definitely my go-to - I live for a light, glowy base!