The best gradual tanners to get a safe summer glow29 March 2019
While there’s nothing better for the soul than a blast of delicious Vitamin D-drenched sunshine, it’s all too easy to pay for this pleasure with damage to your precious skin. The solution? Simply prep for the warmer months with the beauty industry’s best gradual tanners to achieve a healthy sun-kissed glow without exposing your body to harmful rays. There’s no need to choose between looking beautifully bronzed or safeguarding your skin ever again.
The one with an in-built SPF
Protect your pins, shoulders and the rest of your body while working on your tan with the award-winning Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk with SPF 15 from Aussie experts Bondi Sands. This innovative dual action formula hydrates and nourishes your skin with aloe vera, vitamin E and a host of antioxidants while developing a healthy, natural-looking tan. Grab yours from everyone’s favourite pharmacy Boots, and get ready to salute the sun with confidence.
The vegan one
If cruelty-free cosmetics are your number one priority, you’ll be delighted to hear that St. Tropez, one of the world’s most trusted tanning brands, has developed a vegan-friendly range to answer all your bronzing prayers. Available in light/medium or medium/dark shades, the St. Tropez Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Lotion is ultra-hydrating, streak-free and gradually builds to develop the iconic, sun-kissed skin of your dreams. You can snap yours up at Beauty Bay and embrace a tan that’s as streak-free and clear as your conscience.
The one that doubles as a moisturiser
If adding another step to your beauty routine seems like a whole lot of hassle, give the L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Gradual Tan 24hr Moisturising Lotion a spin and combine your daily moisturising with a healthy dose of colour. Subtle enough to slather on every day, this magic formula develops a natural, golden tan while intensely nourishing your skin and keeping it hydrated for a full 24 hours. Grab a bottle from Feelunique if you fancy soft, radiant skin all year-round.
The best one for your face and neck
Create your own bespoke gradual face tanner with a few drops of the Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster and turn your favourite moisturising products into your own targeted tan treatment. This advanced concentrate of tanning active ingredients is designed to mix into your existing skincare so you can enjoy the benefits of your go-to face creams while tailoring your tan to your desired level. Dermatologically tested and non-comedogenic (it won’t block pores), you can count on the Clarins range, available at John Lewis, to give you that longed-for glow-up.
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