8 Tanning Drops For Healthy, Sun-Kissed Skin
8 Tanning Drops For Healthy, Sun-Kissed Skin

8 Tanning Drops For Healthy, Sun-Kissed Skin

Self-tanning drops are an effortless way to build a natural-looking glow – simply add a few of them into your favourite moisturiser or body lotion for an overnight sun-kissed look. These are the ones we rate…
By Sapna Rao
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Self-Tanning Drops Medium, £13.96 (were £19.95) | Isle Of Paradise

Best For: A Light Colour

Isle of Paradise drops are an affordable way to maintain a sun-soaked tan year-round. Transform any moisturiser into a custom self-tan by adding some of these glow-enhancing drops – the more drops you use, the deeper the glow. Colourless, these are also kind to skin and won’t block pores or transfer onto clothing and sheets. That said, we do recommend washing your hands afterwards to avoid any unwanted colour developing on your palms.

Available at Boots.com

Gradual Tanning Drops, £33 | Balance Me

Best For: Adjustable Results

For a customisable, sun-kissed glow, Balance Me is hard to beat. This satisfying dry-oil formula can be applied directly onto skin or mixed into daily creams and body lotions. With none of that tell-tale fake-tan biscuit scent, this fragrance-free option is undetectable, but still capable of developing a soft, flattering colour. Non-sticky and fast absorbing, skin feels sufficiently moisturised thanks to a blend of keratin, vitamin E and soothing aloe vera.

Available at LookFantastic.com

Super Glow Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum, £28.80 (was £36) | Tan Luxe

Best For: A Hit Of Hydration

Add two to three drops of Tan-Luxe’s Self-Tan Serum to your moisturiser, mask or facial oil to develop a gradual olive-toned colour. Hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and cocoa seed extract keep skin firm and moisturised – if needed, just add a bit of extra contour with your usual bronzer. You can also mix these with your foundation – a favourite trick of make-up artists if time is of the essence.

Available at Boots.com

Self-Tanning Drops, £35 | Dr Sebagh

Best For: Streak-Free Results

Loved by the SL team, these drops aren't the cheapest, but the impressive results more than make up for it. Formulated with an almost oil-like feel, they work both on the face and body to build a gradual tan. Plus, they are uniquely made with HEV melanin which offers protection against the ageing light emitted by smartphones and laptops.

Available at Selfridges.com

The Self Tan One Sun-Kissed Drops, £20 | Hello Sunday

Best For: Beginners

If you want darker results, try these from Hello Sunday. Like others on this list, you can add a few drops to your skincare for a gradual dose of colour. They’re full of vitamin C, which gives skin a brighter, more luminous appearance. Ideal for those keen to dip their toe in for the first time.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster For Face, £23 | Clarins

Best For: Easy Application

These drops lend a caramel, golden tone to the skin. Recommended by experts and beauty therapists alike, they’re designed to be mixed with your serum or moisturiser for optimum results. Meanwhile, aloe vera keeps skin hydrated and nourished so it looks suppler and smooth. If you choose to apply them directly to your face, however, make sure you use a brush for a seamless blend. Use one with soft, fluffy bristles to work the formula into your skin and hairline so you never get any streaks.

Available at Boots.com

Bronze Base Face Tan, £22 | Sculpted By Aimee

Best For: Paler Skin Tones

Those with paler skin tones will love these subtle tan drops from Sculpted by Aimee. Never OTT or streaky, they deliver a believable glow. Unlike others on the market, these dry down fast, so while you need to work quickly, the benefit is they don’t stain or mark your pillowcase and sheets. Even better, the colour fades evenly and gradually – it never dries skin out either, thanks to added castor oil and skin-loving glycerine.

Available at Boots.com

Ambre Solaire Natural Bronzer Self-Tan Face Drops, £15 | Garnier

Best For: An Affordable Option

Fans of Garnier’s Summer Body Lotion will love these new self-tan drops. Just like the cream, they deliver a believable, gradual glow that’s never too much. Mix a few drops in with your moisturiser or serum, or apply them neat – you can’t go wrong. We love the addition of hyaluronic acid and nourishing coconut water – great for sensitive skins.

Available at Boots.com

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