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The Best Tanning Serums and Oils


Forget your go-to sprays, lotions and gradual moisturisers, the new way to fake tan this summer involves high-tech serums and oils for nourished skin and a natural finish.
 
From state-of-the-art tan activators, which actually boost your skin’s melanin production, to customised drops you can add to your existing skincare for easy made-to-measure colour, check out our pick of the most exciting new glow-getters on the block.
 


Clarins Radiance-Plus Body Golden Glow Booster, £26
How To Use it: Mix 4 - 6 drops of this gradual self-tanner into your regular body lotion for customised colour.
Why we love it: It contains aloe extract to ensure your glow lasts longer.

Tan-Luxe Illuminating Self-Tan Serum, £35
How To Use it: Add 1 - 3 drops of this complexion-enhancing self-tan serum to your normal moisturiser for subtle, made-to-measure results.
Why we love it: It works with your natural skin tone to even out your complexion and develop a natural colour in under 60 minutes.

DIOR BRONZE Self Tanning Oil Natural Glow - Face & Body, £30
How To Use it: Glide this luxurious dry oil onto skin for an immediate healthy glow and moisturised limbs.
Why we love it: The natural and even colour lasts up to 4 days.

CODAGE Summer Time "Protective and Activating", £106
How To Use it: This moisturising and soothing serum boosts your skin’s natural defences, working to maximise softness while creating an even tone.
Why we love it: The high-tech formula stimulates melanin production to reduce dark spots and help you develop a sun-kissed glow.

DECLÉOR Aromessence Solaire Tan Activator Serum for Body, £44
How To Use it: Apply this light and nourishing 100% natural tan activator serum to prepare your skin for sun exposure and promote an even, long-lasting colour.
Why we love it: It contains active ingredients to boost your skin’s defences, stimulate melanin production and protect against free radical damage.

St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Facial Oil, £23
How To Use it: This lightweight yet indulgent dry oil delivers a natural streak-free tan for up to 5 days.
Why we love it: The quick-dry formula has been clinically proven to moisturise for up to 7 days without blocking pores.