The Best Streak-free Self Tanners

Self-tanners so often promise miracles in a bottle, but a tan within minutes can mean that you usually end up with that lovely oompa loompa glow. Most of us want to look like our tan was actually achieved by being in the sun rather than a bottle so, look into these high-achieving sunless options that will make people think you’ve taken a sunny vacation.

 

Tarte Braziliance Self Tanner

Tarte's best-selling Braziliance self-tanner gel got a facelift this summer with a new customized application mitt and an exceptional blend of skin-friendly elements (like aloe), minus the overpowering scent. Tarte Braziliance Self Tanner, $39; sephora.com.

Tarte’s best-selling Braziliance self-tanner gel got a facelift this summer with a new customized application mitt and an exceptional blend of skin-friendly elements (like aloe), minus the overpowering scent.

Tarte Braziliance Self Tanner, $39;sephora.com.

 

Whish Self Tanner Body Butter

A 2-in-1 body butter that leaves skin with a poolside bronze-y tint AND nourishes? Not a hard sell. Coffee lovers can thank the Arabica coffee and shea/mango butter combo for the subtle exfoliating effect and creamy texture. Whish Self Tanner Body Butter, $30; nordstrom.com.

A 2-in-1 body butter that leaves skin with a poolside bronze-y tint AND nourishes? Not a hard sell. Coffee lovers can thank the Arabica coffee and shea/mango butter combo for the subtle exfoliating effect and creamy texture.

Whish Self Tanner Body Butter, $30;nordstrom.com.

 

Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Lotion

This deep-moisture tanning mousse contains organic and natural ingredients for a healthy tan that lingers for two to three weeks. Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Lotion, $30; sephora.com.

This deep-moisture tanning mousse contains organic and natural ingredients for a healthy tan that lingers for two to three weeks.

Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Lotion, $30;sephora.com.

 

Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer

An easy drugstore fix that double-tasks by building natural color over a matter of days and decreasing the appearance of cellulite (AKA your swim season enemy). Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer, $7; drugstore.com.

An easy drugstore fix that double-tasks by building natural color over a matter of days and decreasing the appearance of cellulite (AKA your swim season enemy).

Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer, $7;drugstore.com.

 

Sun Bum Self Tanning Towelette

Is there anything more low-maintenance than self-tanning towelettes? ? Designed to enhance color and exfoliate the face and body, simply swab the towelettes evenly over skin the way you would with a wet wipe. Sun Bum Self Tanning Towelette, $16; ulta.com.

Is there anything more low-maintenance than self-tanning towelettes? ? Designed to enhance color and exfoliate the face and body, simply swab the towelettes evenly over skin the way you would with a wet wipe.

Sun Bum Self Tanning Towelette, $16; ulta.com.

 

 

 

 

Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Self-Tanning Oil

Opt for a self-tanning oil over a mist or gel if you want added moisture and sheer, natural color that will last you through several showers. Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Self-Tanning Oil, $38; sephora.com.

Opt for a self-tanning oil over a mist or gel if you want added moisture and sheer, natural color that will last you through several showers.

Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Self-Tanning Oil, $38; sephora.com.

 

Hampton Sun Airbrush Bronzing Body Mist

For a quick bronzing touch-up that you can easily spritz on before an event, beeline for this eco-friendly, skin enhancing formula (it contains almond and macadamia oils). Bonus: it's small enough to fit in any travel bag, so you can *still* get a tan even in cold and overcast locales. Hampton Sun Airbrush Bronzing Body Mist, $42; ulta.com.

For a quick bronzing touch-up that you can easily spritz on before an event, beeline for this eco-friendly, skin enhancing formula (it contains almond and macadamia oils). Bonus: it’s small enough to fit in any travel bag, so you can *still* get a tan even in cold and overcast locales.

Hampton Sun Airbrush Bronzing Body Mist, $42;ulta.com.

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