5 Hydrating Self-Tanners for a Next-Level Glow

May 14, 2021
Sarah Ferguson
By: Sarah Ferguson | skincare.com by L'Oréal
5 Hydrating Self-Tanners for a Next-Level Glow

To achieve a golden, sun-kissed glow, self-tanner is the way to go. Not only is it safer than damaging UV rays, but there are so many innovative formulas that give you a streak-free tan and deliver hydrating, anti-aging and radiance-boosting benefits to your skin. From hyaluronic acid-infused tanning drops to a green tea- and aloe vera-spiked gradual tan moisturizer, shop our favorite self-tanners that contain good-for-your-skin ingredients below.  

L'Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self Tan Drops for Face

Applying self-tanner on your face is an intimidating prospect, but these drops are foolproof. The serum contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate and can be mixed in with your moisturizer or another serum. Apply a few drops before bed and wake up with a more even complexion and the perfect sun-kissed look.   


L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Water Mousse

Ideal for self-tanner newbies, this lightweight mousse is easy to work with, transfer-resistant and quick-drying. Bonus, the formula contains coconut water and vitamin E to moisturize and soften skin.


Coola Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Daily Moisturizer

This facial moisturizer contains hyaluronic acid, squalane, aloe vera and green tea extract to hydrate and target signs of aging like fine lines. Plus it has a sugar beet-derived DHA (the ingredient that gives you a faux glow) for a gradual, natural-looking tan. 


Vita Liberata Heavenly Tanning Elixir

With botanical ingredients like coffee butter and ginkgo biloba extract, this formula keeps skin moisturized, so your tan lasts longer (up to ten days) and looks more even. 


St. Tropez Watermelon Infusion Self Tan Mousse & Luxe Mitt

More than just a pretty bottle, this self-tanner is infused with watermelon extract and vitamin E to moisturize and protect skin. The weightless mousse is easy to use, gives you a medium-bronzed look and smells like — you guessed it! — watermelon. 



Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

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