Meet the Next Generation of Sunless Tanners
In an effort to shield our skin from premature aging and irreversible sun damage, we've become quite friendly with sunless tanners. We can fake a back-from-the-beach glow year-round without any of the negative aftermath of actually laying on the beach. But if the thought of staining your skin scares you—don't worry, sunless tanners aren't what they used to be. (Remember waking up orange the morning after applying self-tanner?) Today's faux glow formulas veer on the side of bronzed and natural, not orange and streaky.
Below, we've compiled our favorite new sunless tanner launches guaranteed to give you a stunning (and believable) glow. Keep scrolling for our top picks!
Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Self-Tanning Oil ($38)
We're big fans of Josie Maran Argan Oil ($48), so you can imagine our excitement when the brand released a tanning argan oil. It comes equipped with a handy (literally) mitt to make applying a breeze, and the lightweight oil nourishes your skin and absorbs quickly so don't have to wait around in the buff for it to dry.
St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan ($25)
A favorite of Khloé Kardashian's, this sunless tanner works with the water in your shower to give you a gorgeous glow. All you have to do is turn off the water, apply, wait three minutes (this is a good time to apply a hair mask or, you know, meditate) then rinse it off. You can towel dry as usual, and you're good to go! The brand has also recently come out with a Medium shade for those wishing to achieve a deeper bronze.
First Aid Beauty Buff & Glow Duo ($44)
We're told time and time again to exfoliate before we use self-tanner to create a smooth, even surface, so this duo couldn't be any more genius. The first step is a charcoal scrub that sloughs away dead skin cells and relieves the skin of impurities, while the actual sunless tanner gives off a buildable, even glow. Brilliant!
Tan Towel Body Glow BB Gradual Self Tanning Body Perfecting Cream ($24)
BB cream for the body is a truly useful product. This sunless tanning variation took body BB to the next level and gives you a beachy glow while evening out your skin tone. Pretty smart, huh?
What's your favorite self-tanner? Sound off below!