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August 20, 2020

5 Self-tanners

Self-tanning is a growing beauty segment, especially since consumers are increasingly worried about the sun’s damage on their skin. Self-tanners are also greatly appreciated when you cannot go out to get a real sun bath (hello confinement). However, these products have suffered from bad reviews for a long time as they would create bad coloring (orange skin), have heavy smell and leave traces of your trickery on everything you touched. 

Innovations have been made in the area and new products promise to give customers their dreamed tan. Let’s have a look at 5 innovative self-tanning products on the market : 

The Chemistry – Glow Oil

The Chemistry is part of the Deciem group. One of their star products is the Glow Oil that delivers an immediate and long-lasting golden glow to body and face. It is DHA-free, absorbs quickly into skin and uses small golden prisms to create a golden, sun-kissed color. Infused with raspberry based keto-sugar, the dry oil forms a lasting glow after two to three days of use. 

Le + : gradual tanning and oil formula

Tan Luxe – Super Glow

You just need to add a few drops of this serum to your usual skincare product to get a bit of color on your face. The Super Glow Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum uses a potent hyaluronic acid complex which delivers a streak-free, ultra-nourished glow to the skin. It also has antioxidant-rich ingredients to brighten skin and boost collagen production, and gives a burst of hydration upon application.

Le + : just add drops to existing skincare routine

Ethique – Bombshell Self-tanning bar

Ethique is a New Zealand conscious beauty brand offering products in bar. They invented the first solid self tanning bar. Bombshell contains a bronzer allowing to see instant results and also contains two tanning agents to get the perfect color. Each bar is equivalent to one bottle of liquid tanner and comes in a box for easy storage in your bathroom. It is scented with lime essential oil.

Le + : conscious packaging and clean formula

Dr Dennis Gross – Alpha Beta Glow Pad

The pack of 20 facial tanning pads provides visible anti-aging benefits whilst infusing the face with natural-looking, streak-free color over a period of 3 to 4 hours. Infused with Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids, the pads provide a gentle exfoliating action to sweep away dead skin cells, reduce the appearance of pores and ensure a smooth, even application of self tan. Hyaluronic Acid provides time-released hydration for a healthy-looking, youthful and glowing complexion.

Le + : Multi-benefits in easy to use format

Isle of Paradise – Self-tanning water

This self-tan infused water mists onto skin. It is clear which means no blocked pores and no transfer onto clothing. Coconut, Chia Seed & Avocado Oils nourish and condition the skin for a hydrated glow and even color. The tanning water comes in a fine spray bottle for even distribution and can be used as a makeup setting spray to build a healthy-looking glow. It is also vegan and cruelty-free, free from parabens, sulphates, mineral oils & phthalates.

Le + : clear product and clean formula

   Monia MERABET

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