Fake it – Don’t bake it!
The same rule applies to tanning as it does to ageing. Do it gracefully. Thankfully there is a new wave of everyday gradual tanning moisturisers and instant tanners available in smooth lotions, fluffy mousses and handy spray oils and gels, that promise a subtle, warming sheen leaving skin with a gorgeous, natural glow. These cult beauty buys will become as part of your everyday routine as brushing your teeth, easy peasy and a definite must.
The good news is that there’s one to suit every skin type. Take a good look around your local supermarket, chemist and beauty store at the huge variety of tanning moisturisers, gradual tans and instant tans at prices from under £10 to over £20. There are many great multi-buy deals and promotions in stores all the time, so take advantage and make sure your cash stretches further.
Rimmel Sunshimmer Instant Tan & Gradual Glow £6.99
For an instant, natural-looking tan that can be used on the face and body this Rimmel must-have gives a gradual glow that will keep you looking healthy without being too overpowering. It comes in two matte shades, and is an instant tan that is easily washed off.
Palmer’s Natural Bronze Gradual Tan £7.49
Thanks to its signature combination of pure Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E, this is the perfect product to keep your skin beautiful and healthy with a natural-looking glow. With just a touch of self-tanner, it will create a delicate, sun-kissed, summer glow, gradually building a subtle tan within a few days, while deeply moisturising your skin.
Barry M In The Glow Body Oil Liquid Bronzer £7.99
With pure Coconut Oil and the tropical fragrance of Tahitian Gardenia, this gorgeous body oil will soothe, hydrate and add a subtle sun kissed glow to all skin tones. Simply apply over the body after showering and smooth into your skin for a richly moisturised, beautifully bronzed look. Allow a few minutes for the skin to absorb the product before dressing.
St. Moriz Fast Tan Response Tanning Mist £8.99
Ideal for those who like a quick fix tan, the St. Moriz Advanced Pro Fast Response Tanning Mist allows you to control your shade. Achieve a light glow in one hour, a medium tan in two hours and a dark tan in three hours. For those who like a deeper tan, leave on for longer.
Garnier Ambre Solaire No Streaks Bronzer Dry Body Mist £10.20
This is a no nonsense multi-angle spray tan that leaves a light tan, ideal for a subtle glow. It has apricot extracts to moisturise skin, is quick-dry, and there is no need to rub. A perfect product if you’re new to the world of self-tan sprays.
Bondi Sands Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk £11.99
This innovative dual action gradual tanning milk formula is enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E and will hydrate and nourish your skin while developing a stunning natural golden tan. With a subtle cocoa butter scent it’s great for everyday use.
St. Tropez Instant Tan Finishing Gloss £12.00
Providing an instant gorgeous bronze glow, with buildable coverage, if you have a tan commitment-phobia then this is the product for you. This superb instant tanner is washable so it is ideal for beginners and those just looking for a quick fix-up.
No.7 Naturally Sunkissed Gradual Body Tan
This deliciously blissful gradual tan deeply smoothes and moisturises skin optimising its condition for exposure to the sun whilst its gentle self-tanning ingredients leave behind a hint of beautiful colour that builds day by day into a natural looking year round glow. Moisturises for up to 12 hours and contains a unique antioxidant complex to prepare skin for exposure to the sun.
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Clinique Body Tinted Lotion £20.00
This luxurious tinted lotion will give you a deep tan with gorgeous golden undertones, the colour gets richer within the next day, and the finished look is tropical vacation worthy. The lotion formula means a super easy and smooth application, so there are no missed spots or streaks.
Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish £29.49
This sumptuous wash off skin finishing body makeup gives a natural looking tint for the body, and reflects light for a photo-ready finish. Whether you’re putting on a skirt for the first time this year, or you want photo-ready skin for a glamorous event, Body Blur is the perfect product. The subtle, natural-looking tint will suit all skin tones and the clean formula with organic and natural skin conditioning extracts will work for even sensitive skin types.
Vita Liberata Invis Mousse Light/Medium £25.00
Vita Liberata organic Invisi Foaming Tan Water is bursting full of organic botanicals such as Ginkgo Biloba and Raspberry, supercharged by our Advoganic TM Technology, for the most hydrating and anti-age skin treatment as you glow. It is as clear as water so there is zero risk of transfer and it is super-fast drying so you can apply and go. 4-6 hours later your most natural deep radiant glow will appear. Always organic, 100% clean, 100% vegan and 100% natural.View All