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8 Innovative Self-Tanners to Use for an Instant Glow

Shop these bronzing products to take your tanning game up a notch.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by a less-than-ideal (read: orange) spray tan. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since the bad fake tan jobs of yore, and it’s easier than ever to achieve an all-over-glow from the comfort of your home, all by yourself. Sure, there are your standard tanning mousses and lotions, but innovative new self-tanners like overnight masks, clear mists and tanning drops are shaking up the self-tan scene and changing the way we bronze up for the better.

For sun-kissed skin sans the sun damage, scroll on to shop eight of the newest, coolest and most innovative self-tanners out there from brands we love like Bondi Sands, Dolce Glow, Vacation and more.

Bondi Sands Pure Self Tanning Sleep Mask

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Bondi Sands’ Pure Self Tanning Sleep works overnight so you can wake up with a golden complexion, just like that. Infused with hyaluronic acid as well as vitamins C and E, this mask nourishes the skin while you sleep and develops into a gorgeous, streak-free tan by morning. Additionally, it can be applied daily to maintain a bronzy glow for up to one week.

Housed in a 75ml tube, it’s TSA-approved and safe to store in your luggage, no matter your summer travel plans.

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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Intense Glow Pad Self-Tanner

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Sometimes, we’re so concerned with tanning our bodies that we forget to bring that bronze above the neck. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare’s self-tanning Alpha Beta Intense Glow Pads for the face are sure to balance out your tan and bring out your inner glow.

Within one hour of application, watch the colour begin to develop while the Alpha Beta acids exfoliate to reveal smoother skin. Swipe the towelette down to your neck and chest for an even skin tone that shines.

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Vacation Studio Tone SPF Bronzing Drops

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Vacation’s Studio Tone SPF Bronzing Drops are a triple threat that does more than just tan. This three-in-one self-tan, moisturizer and sunscreen keeps the skin bronzed, nourished and protected with just a few drops.

Suitable for all skin types, these must-shop drops shield the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays with SPF 50, while imparting studio-quality colour and much-needed nourishment. Whether you wear it under makeup or over top, you’ll love the result.

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St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse

Of all the self-tan innovations to hit the skincare market, water-to-foam mousses are among the coolest. St. Tropez’s Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse starts off as a clear water and transforms into a tanning foam that won’t transfer onto your clothes and doesn’t need to be rinsed off.

As the tan intensifies over four to eight hours, anyone whose ever experienced a bad self-tan smell will appreciate this mousse’s refreshing and tropical scent.

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Tanologist Daily Glow Hydrating Gradual Self Tan Lotion

For a gradually sun-kissed complexion, Tanologist’s Daily Glow Hydrating Gradual Self Tan Lotion is your go-to. Using advanced tanning technology, this tanning cream provides a buildable, effortless finish while ingredients like hyaluronic acid, squalene and beta-glucan moisturize. With daily use as a body lotion, watch as your skin tone transforms into your desired shade.

In addition, this self-tan is also available in separate firming and brightening formulas to best treat your skin concerns and needs.

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Saltyface Tanning Water

Saltyface’s Tanning Water is for the “high maintenance to stay low maintenance” consumers, like the ones you’ll spot all over #beautytok. A few drops of this water-like facial self-tanner as the last step in your daily skincare routine makes it easier than ever to maintain a natural-looking tan with no need to rinse.

Pro tip: Don’t forget to apply the product over and behind your ears for a balanced bronze!

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Nuda Hyaluronic Self Tanning Serum

A self-tanner that works like skincare? You’ve got our attention. Canadian sunless tan brand Nuda’s Hyaluronic Self Tanning Serum is bursting with skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamin E to keep your skin hydrated all summer long.

Gentle enough for daily use, this lightweight serum also gradually tans the face, neck and décolletage areas. Three to five drops will get you a natural-looking yet still radiant glow over time.

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Dolce Glow Luce Clear Self Tanning Mist

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Dolce Glow is the self-tan brand approved by it-girls from Miley Cyrus to Alix Earle, and their Luce Clear Self Tanning Mist is the key to a long-lasting tan that looks au naturel. This spray-on product features a unique valve that allows for full coverage from head to toe and feels moisturizing and refreshing in the process.

Though the mist applies completely clear (and promises not to stain!!), the final result is a golden glow that ranges anywhere from light to dark tan, depending on how long you choose to leave it on.

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