5 Hydrating Self-Tanners for a Next-Level GlowMay 14, 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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