If you can’t live without that bronzed, sun-kissed look, there are a wide range of products available that even though will take some dedication to maintain will yield great results.  Furthermore, there has been a lot new science over the last couple of years resulting in exciting new developments in tanning ranges and tons of fresh options.   We’ve got your back to run through some of the best products out there, avoiding the hazards of streaks and that horrid biscuity smell!



Via Revolve

James Read, Coconut Dry Oil Tan Body

This oil smells amazing (if you like coconuts, which we do) and is a deeply moisturizing oil formulated with Coconut Oil and Vitamin E. Non-greasy, fast-drying with a streak-free finish – it’s all you could want from a fake tan. The colour lasts up to five days, as does the added glow. 



Via Amanda Harrington

Amanda Harrington, The Body Set

Amanda Harrington is famous in celebrity circles for her vast knowledge of tanning.  Her range of products have been seriously well-developed and as a result has led to formula perfection. The Body Set has a primer (which contains a low-level tanning agent to prolong tan), a self-tanning body mousse (light reflecting and easily bendable), resulting in a great golden hue, and a buffing brush (this buffs the product into body curves to help it last longer and fade evenly). It’s the perfect natural bronze starter kit!


Via Net-A-Porter

Tan Luxe, The Water

This is literally, fake tan water. That’s how far we’ve come from those sprays which could barely reach around the back of your legs. It feels super soft on skin, has no smell, dries quickly and has a colour which will develop over a few hours after application. The purified water is blended with vitamins B, C, E and raspberry seed oil – which all have great skin benefits. This is a great product for tanning beginners too, as it’s not streaky. 


Via Clarins

Clarins, Radiance-Plus Body Golden Glow Booster

Already have your favourite body lotion? Well, no problem. A few drops of this turns turns any moisturizer or oil into a subtle, gradual tanned glow. This is a great option for fake tan novices to build up slowly while relying on their tried tested products – it’s so smart. Plus, adding the drops to another product means that the fake tan smell is not a problem!


Via Ulta Beauty

St. Tropez, Gradual Tan Watermelon Infusion Moisture Miracle Lotion

St.Tropez is a classic self-tan brand that has been working to maintain their legendary status in a newly competitive industry. This innovation is a gradual tan that is moisturizing, streak free and looks super natural. It also contains hyaluronic acid to ensure your body stays hydrated as well as glowing! Another great one for tanning beginners. 

With this list, there is no excuse to complain about being pale this winter! Either own it (because pale is great too) or try out one of these for great results. 


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