This is an easy to apply lotion which rubs in quickly and smoothly.. It requires a few applications to achieve a good depth of colour, leaving the skin moisturised, soft and streak-free.
The silky-smooth consistency of this luxurious lotion is designed to give a natural, golden glow, that gradually develops in less than an hour. Easy to apply and quick-drying, this lightweight moisturising liquid contains a unique blend of bronzing pigments with a reflective base, so you'll be left with a luminous, sun-kissed glow, that has a pleasant coconutty aroma. Designed for the face, the gentle formula is non-pore clogging and won't irritate the skin.
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess self-tanning lotion for the face, £25, www.johnlewis.com
We don’t wish to get all scientific, but St. Tropez’s newest addition to its Gradual Tan range contains allo-melanin, which mimics the skin’s natural melanin to give you a healthy tan. Applied daily, its special formula – combining a cell energizer, hyaluronic acid and anti-oxidant – is designed to tone, firm and moisturise tired skin during the bronzing process. Four-in-one for £20? Form an orderly queue, ladies.
This has a really good consistency with no smell or stickiness. It takes a few minutes to dry and leaves skin moisturised with a natural looking colour. It takes a few applications to achieve a depth of colour but lasts 3-5 days.
This has a great consistency and rubs in easily. It only needs up to 3 applications for a good depth of colour which lasts up to 5 days. It does take a few minutes to dry though.
This sweet-scented body lotion gives you a real lift on grey old days when the sun refuses to shine. Simply apply to dry skin in long, sweeping strokes and leave for a couple of minutes before dressing.
A real favourite for its easy application, budget price tag and fantastic results, Dove Summer Glow keeps your body beautifully moisturised with a subtle sunkissed glow that you can control.
Beauty insiders and celebrities alike love Xen-Tan Transform for its light, creamy texture, lasting colour and delicious melon fragrance. Completely streak-free, this is perfect for tanning first-timers and will have you hooked all summer long.
Perfect for lovers of natural beauty products, Elemental Herbology's Sun Kiss is made with an eco-certified approved self-tanning agent derived from sugar-beet. The subtle colour can be built up or kept as natural as you please, and we love the relaxing lavender scent too.
Thanks to its signature combination of cocoa butter and vitamin E, Palmers Natural Bronze leaves skin smooth and supple while gradually building a subtle tan. Remember: rinse hands after application!
No 7's gradual tanner smoothes and moisturises skin optimising its condition for exposure to the sun while leaving behind a hint of beautiful colour that builds day by day.
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