The Best Bronzing Lotions 

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Updated August 8, 2019 405 votes 308 voters 89.1k views 7 items

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Want to learn more about some of the best bronzing lotions out today? If you're craving a beautiful summer tan, but don't want to deal with the hassle (and the health risks) of lying in the brutally hot sun, bronzing lotions and self-tanning lotions are a safe bet. You'll be able to get a quick, natural-looking, sun-kissed glow.

Some bronzing lotions offer a fast tan that can be washed off the next time you shower. Others do double duty: Giving you an instantly tanned look while also helping to color your skin over time. No muss, no fuss. Read on for more info about the best bronzing lotions that will have you looking like a sun goddess who just stepped off a sandy beach in no time at all! Also check out our list of the Best Lip Gloss !

What are the best bronzing lotions? Take a look here and see for yourself.
L'Oreal Sublime Bronze T... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bronzing Lotions
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L'Oreal's Sublime Bronze Tinted Self Tanning Lotion is a wonder to behold! The lotion glides on easily and it's definitely tinted - so you can see exactly what spots you missed as you apply. The lotion creates a fairly even, natural looking tan that isn't orange (a major pitfall with self tanning in general).

Price: around $11

Jergens Natural Glow Ins... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bronzing Lotions
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Jergens specializes in skin and their airy bronzing mousse is proof. The Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun mousse gives instant color when applied, and uses your skin's natural tone to mimic the shade you'd get from the sun. Oh, and it's also a lot less expensive than many of the other high-end bronzers, offering name brand quality at drugstore tanner prices.

Price: around $10

Clinique Self Sun Body T... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bronzing Lotions
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Clinique's Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion provides color in a flash and then a much darker tan within a few hours after application. The lotion blends in easily, allowing you to cover your entire body in a matter of minutes. The product smells good and isn't quite as pricey as some other bronzing lotion offerings.

Price: around $28

St. Tropez Tanning Essen... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bronzing Lotions
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Behold, the Holy Grail of bronzers! St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Self Tan Bronzing Lotion is pricey, but it's worth it. This lotion delivers a lightning-quick tan with a delicious fragrance. In addition to the instantly tan look, you'll also gradually develop a deep, dark, beautiful tan to boot. St. Tropez also offers a bronzing mousse that's equally as fabulous. They even make their classic self tanner in a yummy watermelon scent, for the ultimate summertime vibe.

Price: around $42