Tried And Tested: The Best Self-Tanners To Add A Golden Glow To Winter Skin

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The Best Self-Tanners To Add A Golden Glow
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Get a golden glow without damaging your skin

When it comes to fake tan, there are two things you want to avoid: looking orange and streaks. Luckily for you, we’ve done the hard work and tested some of the most popular self-tanners on the market to find out which ones actually deliver. Here are our top picks.


Oskia Adaptive Tan Tri-Phase Self-Tanning Drops,

Self-tan with a difference, these ingenious drops from Oskia herald a new, natural era of golden glow-giving. Conditioning skin with health-boosting, antioxidant benefits the drops can be added to any moisturiser, serum, oil, or even foundation, leaving you with a beautiful, bespoke tan that develops within three to four hours and deepens over the following days.


Avène Moisturizing Self-Tanning Silky Gel,

Enriched with Avène’s signature thermal spring water, this formula smooths and softens the skin while giving it a healthy, bronzed tone. It’s also lightweight and gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.

By Terry

By Terry Tea To Tan Face & Body Summer Bronze,

By Terry’s Tea To Tan Face & Body Summer Bronze is a water-based bronzing mist that gives skin a natural, temporary tint. It is formulated with native active water from tea to create a water-colour texture, without any transfer, budge or smudge. Switch things up by shaking the bottle before use to active its fine pearlascent particles and get a shimmering effect.

Tan Luxe

Tan Luxe The Gradual,

A revolutionary lotion and oil hybrid, Tan Luxe’s The Gradual delivers a natural, buildable colour for both the face and body. The featherweight formula glides on easily – smoothing, conditioning, toning and subtly adding an ultra-natural golden glow.

Sisley Paris

Sisley Paris Self-Tanning Hydrating Body Skin Care,

Enriched with nourishing plant extracts, Sisley Paris’ Self-Tanning Hydrating Body Skin Care delivers long-lasting, even results while keeping your skin hydrated, smooth and supple. The silky texture melts onto skin for a streak-free finish that dries instantly and appears within two hours of application.

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