It looks like we’ll have to wear a self-tanner this summer 

BeautySkin careJune 25, 2020

Besides the Coronavirus, that has disrupted most people’s summer plans, the weather’s quite tricky lately, so why not try a self-tanner to give you that wonderful I’ve-just-came-back-from-Capri glow? 

I know you’ve probably already had some bad experiences with self-tanning and ended up looking as orange as a certain someone in the White House. Self-tanning products used to streak and leave darker marks around your elbows and knees, not to mention the terrible smell! But there’s a new generation of sunless-tanners that give you a natural colour without irritating the skin or staining your clothes.

And the best part is that you can get your vacation glow and at the same time, avoid all the sun damage on your skin. Because, unless you wear sunscreen with a high SPF, sun rays cause ageing and even skin cancer. Scroll down for the best self-tanner products in 2020.

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Coola Tan

Want a tan but also a firmer skin? The Organic Gradual Sunless Tan Firming Lotion is the thing for you. The lotion’s Shea butter and Baobab oil nourish your skin. It also contains caffeine, pea extract and Alaria Esculenta seaweed that improve your skin’s smoothness and elasticity. As the name says it, you’ll get a gradual tan as you continue to use it.

St Tropez

This Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mist gives you an instant glowing tan. Achieve a natural sun-kissed colour and healthy-looking skin spraying the vegan mist on your face. The product contains Hyaluronic Acid and Hibiscus extract that hydrate and protect your skin.

Isle of Paradise

This tanning water comes in three versions with colour-correcting actives evens out light, medium or dark skin tones. Plus, the vegan, cruelty-free product contains natural oils that nourish and hydrate your skin. The easy-to-apply spray ensures a natural-looking tan. And once you’re bored of your tan, just use the Isle of Paradise Over It Magic Self-tan Eraser.

Vita Liberata

How about tanning while you sleep? Vita Liberata Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask has organic ingredients. For example, sunflower seeds that provide vitamin A, C and D to soothe your skin. Additionally, it has vitamin E to protect you from environmental damage, and apple extract to diminish fine lines. You’ll wake up non only with a nourished and firmer skin but also glowing and with natural sun-kissed colour.

Australian Glow

If you like a deep, olive tan, Australian Glow One Hour Express Self-Tanning Mousse Ultra Dark will do the trick. It is an easy to spread mousse that contains natural and organic ingredients that hydrate, brighten and stimulate collagen production. The cruelty-free self-tanner is environment-friendly. There’s a refill pack, which means you will use 83% less plastic than when buying a new bottle.

Bondi Sands

Another Australian Self Tanning Foam that will help you achieve the ultimate Aussie tan. The foam is lightweight, easy to apply and dries quickly, leaving you with an even and streak-free golden tone. And the Aloe Vera and coconut scent will make you believe you are actually at the beach.

Dr Dennis Gross

Use Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad – Intense Glow to exfoliate and get a radiant complexion. The pads remove aways dead skin cells and de-clog pores. They are packed with antioxidants with anti-ageing benefits, and they release gradually colour for a streak-free tan.


For a made-to-measure tan, add as many drops as you wish of The Body Illuminating Self-Tan to your regular body moisturizer. This self-tanner serum contains a caffeine-rich Cellutone Complex that stimulates and firms the skin. It also hydrates it thanks to the added Raspberry oil, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. All of this while giving you a natural-looking golden skin.

Photo title Marcel Ostertag SS20 Collection