The 10 Best Self-Tanners That’ll Keep You Golden All Year Long

As spring and summertime approach, we’re here to help you put your best foot forward with some must-have self-tanners! We’ve got you covered with the very best items available on the market, from serums through mousses to face mists. 

These self-tanners offer something a little different but share some essential qualities, such as no streaks, sticky formulations, or orange undertones. We’ve taken all the guesswork out of it, so without further ado, let’s get glowing! 

1. Isles of Paradise Self Tanning Drops

These self-tanning drops from Isles of Paradise are the perfect way to get a natural-looking, sun-kissed tan without ditching your favorite moisturizer. Simply add a few drops to your favorite lotion for a gradual, buildable tan that will leave you looking like you just got back from vacation. Their formula is odor-free, 100% vegan, and comes in three different shades.

2. Tan-Luxe Super Glow Self-Tanning Serum

Tan-Luxe’s non-toxic, cruelty-free serum formula is super soft and will hydrate your skin while leaving behind a subtle glow. This superfood-infused self-tanning serum is packed with cocoa seed extract and sweet raspberry seed oil and looks just as luxurious as it smells and feels. It’s a must-have beauty product this year!

3. Bali Body Self Tanning Mousse

If you’re relatively new to the self-tanning game, mousses are a great place to start because they’re the easiest to rub in and often deliver instant bronzing results. Bali Body’s new transparent water-based, full-body tanning mousse is made with luxurious ingredients like coconut oil, pomegranate, and chamomile extract. The best part is this formula is entirely transfer-free, so you don’t have to worry about those pesky tanning marks on your clothes. 

4. Loving Tan Deluxe Bronzing Mousse

Another one of our go-to tanning mousses is created by Loving Tan, and it’s the perfect option if you want immediate results that just keep getting better as the day goes on. This salon-inspired formula is quick-drying, smells heavenly, and continues to develop the longer it stays on! We recommend this product for the experienced self-tanners, and you snag them at retailers like Ulta and Amazon. 

5. Bondi Sands Pure Collection

Bondi Sands is a leader in the self-tanning industry, and they just launched their brand new 100% recyclable, cruelty-free and vegan collection, Pure. It’s a sustainable spin on their classic, fan-favorite formula. All of the products in this collection are free from dyes and sulfates and packed with skin-healthy ingredients suitable for all skin types like hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C and E. 

6. Coco & Eve Anti-Aging Self Tanning Mousse

Chances are you’ve seen some Coco & Eve products on your Instagram feed recently, and we’re here to tell you that they are worth the hype! You can’t go wrong with any products from this brand, but we’re most excited about their self-tanning mousse that directly targets signs of aging, wrinkles, and cellulite. Did we mention the delicious mango and guava scent of these self-tanners? Yes, please! 

7. Coola Sunless Tan Luminizing Body Serum 

Get ready to sparkle and shine with this gorgeous luminizing body serum from Coola that will leave you flawlessly sun-kissed. Use this serum all over your body, focusing on your chest, collar bones, and high points of your shoulders, for a stunning highlight that looks effortless thanks to glowing ingredients like light-reflecting mica. Snag yours on or in Sephora and Ulta stores. 

8. St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Whipped Crème Mousse

Co-created by supermodel and body positivity advocate Ashley Graham, St. Tropez’s crème mousse is packed with Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, and rosehip oil to improve your skin’s texture and get you glowing in no time. It’s an easy addition to your regular skincare routine and is available exclusively as part of their new Limited Edition Ultimate Glow Kit. 

9. Supergoop Healthy Glow Sunless Tan SPF 40

Even if you’re working on your sunless tan, it’s important to remember that sunscreen is a must-wear every day. Supergoop’s sunless tanning spray delivers a natural-looking, buildable color that works for all skin types and tones. A few sprays are all it takes to get going, and you’ll have a beautiful tan building in just two to four hours. The secret ingredient? Aloe vera!

10. Australian Glow 1-Hour Express Self Tan Mousse

What could be better than a flawless tan that only takes one hour to develop? This formula is made with organic, unscented ingredients that leave you bronzed but not orange. Not to mention this mousse is fast-drying, so you won’t have to wait around to get your day started after applying. 

What are some of your favorite self-tanners? Let us know in the comments below! 

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