9 Body Products For Self-Tan Phobes
9 Body Products For Self-Tan Phobes

9 Body Products For Self-Tan Phobes

Bronzing oils, shimmer sprays, highlighters and concealing creams are all great alternatives to self-tan. If self-tan’s not for you, then these are the products that get our vote…
By Sapna Rao
Image: @TAN_LUXE

All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however we may make commission on some products.

Supermodel Body Highlighter, £46 | Charlotte Tilbury

Best For: Easy Application

Used to highlight models’ skin backstage, this clever body booster not only dries in under a minute, but blurs imperfections, lends a believable tint and is completely transfer-free. It’s a cult product in the making, with caffeine and shiitake extract ensuring skin stays smooth and supple.

Available at CharlotteTilbury.com

Perfect Legs Skin Miracle, £40 | This Works

Best For: A Subtle Look

Not only does this formula actively repair skin, it also delivers a natural-looking glow to help your skin look its healthiest. The minimal-shimmer lotion builds a layer of warm colour instantly, while vitamins C and E even out skin tone and disguise any unwanted bumps. It also includes arnica extract to fade bruises in just a few days.

Available at ThisWorks.com

Rose Gold Sun Shield Body Glow SPF 45, £39 | Kopari

Best For: An Addictive Scent

Containing plenty of fatty acids and nourishing glycerine, this oil instantly hydrates skin. More impressively, it provides a soft-focus effect, with iron oxide and mica delivering a bronzed finish that looks natural and even.

Available at Revolve.com

Shimmering Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse, £32 | Nuxe

Best For: Those On A Budget

Spritz this shimmering oil onto your shoulders or décolletage and watch the rose-coloured liquid give your skin a radiant sheen. We like to use a little on the cheekbones, too – it catches the light beautifully for that subtly sculpted look.

Available at Nuxe.com

Instant Hero Illuminating Skin Perfector, £24 | Tan-Luxe

Best For: Multipurpose Use

This bronzing gel comes out of the tube quite thick but dissolves the minute you rub it in. What’s left behind is a natural-looking skin tint that disguises redness, cellulite and any unwanted imperfections. The best part is you don’t have to worry about it feeling tacky or sticking to your clothes.

Available at Selfridges.com

Terracotta Le Teint Healthy Glow Natural Perfection Foundation, £47 | Guerlain

Best For: A Bronzed Look

This luxe tinted spray not only leaves your skin looking refined and even – the addictive scent will hook you in from the very first use. Because it’s a mist, application couldn’t be easier, making it ideal for self-tan phobes who fear uneven patches and streaks.

Available at JohnLewis.com

Coco Mademoiselle Pearly Body Gel, £85 | Chanel

Best For: A Luxe Treat

Designed to be used on the body, face and hair, this three-in-one product is an industry favourite for a reason. With a beautiful shine, its reflective qualities create a satin-like glow and when applied to the hair, it adds a coppery, sun-blushed tint that should enhance your existing hair colour. A luxe choice – but worth it for the expensive finish.

Available at Chanel.com

Major Glow Body Oil, £48 | Patrick Ta

Best For: Impactful Shimmer

If you want glow without the colour, this shimmer body oil is worth a try. The transparent base is paired with coloured flecks, with shades of champagne, pink or gold pearls available. The result? A subtle but dewy, glass-like radiance – zero bronzing in sight. Even better, the formula softens and moisturises skin, while the jasmine, saffron and ambergris fragrance only adds to the luxe experience.

Available at Flannels.com

You Glow Girl Non-Transfer Body Blur, £14 | INC.redible

Best For: A Blurred Effect

Weightless, easy to blend and with a non-transferring formula, this is the perfect product for nights out. Subtle, with only a slight shimmer and a focus on smoothing, blurring and concealing, this won’t just combat uneven skin tone, it’ll also add a delicate sheen to the skin. Vegan, cruelty free and full of added skincare benefits, we’d recommend this to anyone who’s on the sensitive side.

Available at Revolve.com

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