Even the most avid SPF users desire a little glow on their cheekbones, legs and décolletage throughout the summer. Whether you want to flaunt (or feign) a trip to Capri, getting the ultimate sun-kissed skin doesn’t have to require a trip to the beach. From lightweight serums to wipes, creamy textures, to a mouse, there’s a something right for everyone. And for the “no makeup” girl, indulge in a light serum that will give skin a radiant glow. Here, the editor-approved self tanners for the summer!
Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad For Face – Gradual Glow
Forget all that exhaustive tanning prep — these wipes exfoliate and build your colour at the same time.
By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Sun Glow Anti Wrinkle Blur Bronzing Serum
Squirt a few pumps of this temporary bronzing serum into your palms, and work the liquid onto your face and neck. The result is a beautiful, sheer glow that never looks streaky or patchy.
Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for Body
This bronzing booster serum makes applying self-tanner to your body so easy. Just mix three drops with your moisturiser and smooth it onto your body.
St. Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted Everyday Tinted Body Lotion
This gradual tan lotion from St. Tropez is tinted, which helps with application so you know where you’ve already applied, aiding you in your anti-streak mission. Plus, you get the benefit of an “instant” glow. Over time the tan gradually sets in to give you healthy colour, and you can add to it each day to intensify the look.
Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream For Face & Body
This self-tanner is caramel-coloured to help prevent mistakes and has a delicious cocoa scent (hence the name). Plus, the cream is ultra-moisturising, so once you’ve applied your glow, your skin will be extra soft, too.
Christian Dior Dior Bronze Self-Tanning Jelly Gradual Sublime Glow
The translucent yet slightly pearlescent jelly immediately sinks into skin and has a refreshing, cooling effect. It feels like you’re applying gel moisturiser, but you also get tanning benefits, so it’s a win-win!
The Organic Pharmacy Self Tan
For the perfect subtle, even, glow this self-tanning cream is 100% clean and non-toxic yet blends like a dream (streakless and soft), develops in three hours, smells faintly citrusy, and leaves skin smooth, supple, and hydrated—with a healthy, uniform tan any time of year. Made with a unique Ecocert-approved DHA derived from sugar beet, the resulting colour is unbelievably balanced and natural; reapply every two days to maintain the gorgeous glow.