9 Self-Tanners That Will Give You the Perfect Summer Glow

Sometimes it feels like the perfect sun-kissed skin is impossible to achieve.

Spending too much time in the sun can leave terrible tan lines or, even worse, sunburned skin. We don't want you looking bright red for any important occasions, so here's a list of self-tanners that will give you that perfect summer glow!

Tanologist Self Tanner Drops: $20

Tanologist has several products, including a spray, mousse and lotion. However, our favorite has to be the drops. They are designed to be mixed in with your skincare, body lotion or makeup and are customizable. The more drops you use, the darker the shade! This formula helps darken your tan and boost your confidence and comes in four shades—light, medium, dark and extra dark. This way, you can choose the perfect range that works for you. And if you don't like what you're seeing, they sell a self-tan eraser, so you can start all over again!

Tanologist face and body drops

(via Target)


Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Glow Drops: $32

Here is another brand that sells tanning drops that can be easily mixed into your foundation, lotion or other favorite serums. Isle of Paradise made these drops vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and organic. Who wouldn't love that? These drops are filled with glycerin which hydrates skin and avocado oil which is high in vitamins A and C. If you stand by clean products and are looking for the perfect glowy skin, these Isle of Paradise drops might just be your new favorite purchase.

Isle of Paradise tanning drops

(via Sephora)


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Amazing Maui Babe Browning Lotion: $17

This lotion is meant to be mixed into your sunscreen, and if you're not totally into the whole sunless thing, that's perfectly fine! Amazing Maui Babe made this lotion, so you don't have to neglect your outdoor plans. Instead of being outside for hours at a time, this lotion speeds up the process. For beginners, don't spend more than an hour baking in the sun's rays.

Amazing Maui Babe Browning Lotion

(via Ulta)


Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Bronzing Drops with Peptides: $36

Drunk Elephant has become a colossal skincare company thanks to TikTok. Their clean products and hydrating formulas are hard to say no to. This particular product works to defend skin from environmental stressors and helps firm and even skin. The D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Bronzing Drops can be used on all skin types and is spectacular if you like lightweight liquids.

Drunk Elephant Anti-Pollution Drops

(via Sephora)


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St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse: $42

If there's one thing most people are worried about when it comes to tanning products, it's the smell. Luckily, St. Tropez's formula leaves no artificial self-tan scent behind! The mousse is easy to apply and dries quickly, so you don't have to spend long periods of time waiting for your skin to dry. Also, it's proven to moisturize skin for up to 24 hours.

St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse

(via Sephora)


Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam: $17

Forget smelling like self-tan—how about smelling like coconuts? Enriched with aloe vera and coconut, you'll smell and look like summertime. The foam is fabulous because it's easier to apply and is harder to leave streaks. If you aren't someone who's nailed the perfect self-tan routine, start with a foam, like this one!

Bondi Sands Tanning Foam

(via Ulta)


Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse: $12

For that natural glow, pump some instant sunless tanning mousse onto a glove, and boom, you'll be dazzling in no time. This deeply bronzed formula from Jergens will tone your skin for a stunning streak-free tan. What are you waiting for?

Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun

(via Target)


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Tan Physics True Color Sunless Tanner: $38

Tan Physics doesn't make you look like a Cheeto… let's just start there. Instead, this formula is nourishing and gives a hydrated look. If you don't have time to sit in the sun, this tanner is waiting for you. A little goes a long way, so just apply like you would any lotion. Work harder, not smarter!

Tan Physics True Color Sunless Tanner

(via Amazon)


Tanceuticals Self Tanning Body Mousse: $30

Filled with organic and healthy ingredients, this mousse from Tanceuticals is Sweety High approved. While it provides the perfect bronzed look, it's also moisturizing for your skin. It's cruelty-free and has no harmful ingredients—yay!

Tanceuticals Self Tanning Body Mousse

(via Tanceuticals)


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