6 Of The Best New Self-Tan Products Worth Trying
6 Of The Best New Self-Tan Products Worth Trying

6 Of The Best New Self-Tan Products Worth Trying

From a silky body serum to the tanning water that promises to build a believable colour, there’s plenty of innovation going on in the world of self-tan. Here are six of our latest favourites that have just hit the market…
By Rebecca Hull

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The Mist

H2O Gradual Self Tan Mist Spray, £25 | James Read

We love a facial tanning mist and this is our latest go-to. The pump spray makes it easy to apply – great if you’re worried about overdoing it. Mist a few thin layers over your face and neck for a light, gradual glow that you can easily build up if needed. It never comes out orange or too OTT – it just gives you that ‘back from holiday’ glow we all crave.

Available at Sephora.co.uk

The Drops

Self-Tan Drops, £15.99 | Bondi Sands

Bondi Sands makes some of the best tan products out there and its new tan drops don’t disappoint. Available in both dark and light/medium shades, they deliver a healthy, hydrated-looking glow within hours. You can apply them neat, or with your creams and foundation. If you don’t want to go too dark, build up the colour gradually by adding just one drop on day one, then two drops on day two and so on. Added glycerine helps seal in hydration, so you never get that tight, dry feeling afterwards.

Available at Sephora.co.uk

The Serum

Self Tan Luxe Body Serum, £28 (was £35) | St. Tropez

New from St. Tropez, this lightweight formula is full of good stuff, including hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and vitamin B5 – all of which work together to reduce redness and firm the skin. The colour is impressive, too – transfer-free, it builds quickly to give an even, natural shade that lasts for days. Because it’s a serum, it’s easy to blend out – just make sure you massage it in thoroughly to ensure you don’t miss any spots.

Available at Boots.com

The Body Shimmer

Lumière Bronze Shimmer Oil, £38.25 (was £45) | French Girl

If you want just a hint of something, this illuminating oil is for you. Now available in a darker tone, it coats skin in a bronze shimmer to define areas like the collarbone and fronts of the legs. It’s warm without being too intense, and the cruelty-free formula never causes any irritation – mainly thanks to shea butter and argan oil, both of which keep limbs soft and smooth. Perfect for this time of year when you want to transition into spring with a little glow.

Available at 50-ml.co.uk

The Hybrid Product

Glow Gradual Tanning Moisturizer, $34 | Luna Bronze

Luna Bronze is known for its skincare-first formulas. This new moisturiser contains aloe vera, jojoba oil and glycerine to hydrate and nourish skin. Simply apply it every day to gradually build the colour – we saw a difference in the first 24 hours. For best results, use your hands to massage this in from your feet upwards. We love the summery scent, too.

Available at LunaBronzeTanning.com

The Tanning Water

Bronze Liquid Sun Self-Tanning Water, £39.10 (was £46) | Dior

This innovative water promises a rich, smooth-looking tan with minimal fuss. Simply mist the lightweight and hydrating formula on and, over a day or two, you’ll start to see a healthy glow. What’s most impressive is how long the colour lasts – something that makes the price tag worth it. Like others on this list, it’s also transfer-free so you never have to worry about your sheets, while the natural DHA tan never causes irritation.

Available at Boots.com

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