Get glowing –12 best self-tanners for the season


Tarte Brazilliance

(Photo courtesy of Tarte) rounds up our tried-and-true self tanners for streak-free color.

Tarte Brazilliance

A hydrating, paraben-free gel self-tanner that’s packed with maracuja oil and goes on easily with the tanning mitt for a streak-free application. Perfect for dry skin. 

Tarte Brazilliance Self Tanner, $37;

Clarins Instant Gel

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Clarins Instant Gel

This gel formula soaks into your skin immediately, so there’s no downtime. It gives your face and body an instant healthy glow.

Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel, $35;

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Dr. Dennis Gross Glow Pads

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Dr. Dennis Gross Glow Pads

These innovative tanning wipes are packed with vitamin D to firm and smoothen the skin and reduce the need to shave by minimizing hair growth. These pads are easy to throw in your bag for vacations, or carry in your handbag for quick touch-ups.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad, $32;

Clinique Tinted Lotion

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Clinique Tinted Lotion

This tinted formula gives an instant glow that deepens throughout the day. This lotion is oil-free and non-acnegenic; perfect for those who experience body breakouts.

Clinique Self Sun Face Tinted Lotion, $22;

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Self-Tan

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess

Specifically formulated for sensitive skin, this self tanner gives a natural bronze to the face. Color develops in just under an hour and deepens with repeated use.

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Self-Tan, $25;

Origins Great Pretender

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Origins Great Pretender

This tinted formula guarantees a foolproof application due to the use of sugar-derived DHA, which works with your skin's own protein to deliver a natural tan. Origins

The Great Pretender Shimmery Self-Tanner, $21.50;

Supergoop Mousse

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Supergoop Mousse

This self-tanner, sunscreen hybrid provides gradual color throughout the day to eliminate any uneven bronzing.

Supergoop Gradual Self Tanning Sunscreen Mousse, $38;

Shiseido Gel

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Shiseido Gel

This pearlescent gel tanner works for face and body to deliver a sheer, natural tan.

Shiseido Brilliant Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Gel, $30;

Xen-Tan Gel

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Xen-Tan Gel

Packed with iridescent shimmer, this silky gel gives skin luminosity and color--and is ideal for those with fair complexions.

Xen-Tan Luminous Gold Gel, $35;

Vani-T Mist

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Vani-T Mist

A paraben-free self tanner that deepens the skin's tone in one hour.

Vani-T Velocity Rapid 1 Hour Self Tan Mist, $36.95;

Lancome Gel

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Lancome Gel

The perfect tanner for commitment-phobes who aren't ready to bronze their whole body, this gel bronzer is great for giving your stems a natural glow.

Lancôme Flash Bronzer Body Gel, $37;

St. Tropez Mousse

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St. Tropez Mousse

This foam formula goes on easily with the applicator mitt and results in an even, warm tan.

St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, $32;

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