9 Facial Self Tanners For A Natural, Healthy Glow | sheerluxe.com
A tan isn’t just for summer – with the right products and textures, a gentle faux glow can lift your complexion, brighten eyes and banish a dull pallor all year round, not to mention boost your confidence and mood. From tinted oils to innovative drops, here are the best buys available now…
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Australian Glow Facial Bronzing Mist, £14.95

Eco-friendly and glow-giving, Australian Glow uses 100% recyclable packaging to deliver a formula full of jojoba oils for extra hydration. As for the colour, expect a natural glow in just an hour – it’s easy to build on too, so you never have to worry about mistakes. 

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Bondi Sands Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk for Face, £11.99

If the idea of an instant face tan makes you panic, Bondi Sands Gradual Tanning Milk is ideal for those wanting a subtle, sun-kissed tint. Aloe vera, cocoa butter and vitamin E keep skin feeling plump, while the colour goes the distance – expect it to last at least three to four days. 

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Charlotte Tilbury Overnight Bronze & Glow Mask, £38

This goes on like a cream, but gradually sinks into the skin, subtly enhancing your natural complexion colour overnight. Wake up to a fresh, vacation-like glow that instantly makes you feel uplifted, with a more even skin tone to boot. 

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Nip & Fab Faux Tan Mist, £10 (was £19.95)

In-built glycolic acid gets to work exfoliating to ensure an even tan, while aloe vera counteracts any inflammation. As for the colour, expect an instant blurring effect and a caramel tint that lasts for days.

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Sisley Self-Tanning Hydrating Facial Skincare, £97

Rich in brightening antioxidants, Sisley’s latest facial tanner helps to combat dullness, while lending a warm, vacation-like glow. The creamy lotion simultaneously hydrates and imparts a suits-all colour in just a few hours. Expensive, but a worthy investment if you love your tanning. The creamy texture means it’s easy to apply without the aid of a tanning mitt, too. 

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St Tropez Self-Tan Bronzing Water Mist, £22

This mist makes it easy to amp up your tan without worrying about overdoing it. Simply spray a few pumps over your face for a light, gradual glow. It’s great for fairer skin tones, although anyone in search of a hydration hit will love it, too, as vitamins C, D and hyaluronic acid work together to nourish and brighten. 

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Tan Luxe The Face, £35

The easiest way to add a golden base is with these innovative drops. Add them to your moisturiser, serum or facial oil for a gradual olive-toned colour. Vitamin E, aloe vera and raspberry seed oil keep skin firm and moisturised – if needed, just add extra contour with your usual bronzer. 

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Tanologist Insta Glow For Face & Body, £11.99  

Acting like a skin-perfecting filter, this uses nano-particles to blur imperfections, correct uneven tone and give a deep vacation-like colour. The non-comedogenic formula can be used on both face and body, or swept on with a make-up brush for a more bronzed and illuminated finish. It also washes off easily with warm, soapy water, so if you make any mistakes or aren’t happy with the result, wipe it off just like you would make-up.

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Vita Liberata Self-Tanning Mist, £15

Brand new from beloved tan-brand Vita Liberata, this organic, tanning mist uses hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and liquorice to hydrate and soothe skin, so you don’t have to worry about potential irritation. It can be used on the face and body – just be sure to use it sparingly on your complexion, as a little goes a long way. Expect a radiant, believable glow after four to six hours.  

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