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The Best Self Tanner

Updated June 14, 2019 407 votes 115 voters 10.4k views28 items

Best self tanner cremes and gels can help you achieve a deep, dark, natural-looking tan without having to bake in the sun's unhealthy rays. The best self tanning products are easy to apply, provide a nice rich color that doesn't look streaky and they don't leave an icky smell behind on your skin. This list of the best self tanners includes quick-tanning products that typically get rave reviews from beauty magazines and users. Do you have a favorite self tanner? If you see it on the list, vote for it! If it's not on the list, please add it.

A good self tanner can be used year-round to give you a healthy-looking glow, even during the darkest days of winter. Better yet, you aren't exposing your skin to harmful UV rays that cause premature aging and put you at risk for skin cancer. Think it's impossible to get a beautiful sun-kissed look without slathering on tanning lotion and cooking yourself in the sun? Think again. Self tanners have come a long, long way in recent years.

For more beauty tips and info, check out these lists to learn about the best bronzing lotions and the best lip gloss!
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    Body Drench Quick Tan Mist

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    19
    9

    L'Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Gelee

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    12
    2
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    14
    6

    TanTowel Self-Tanning Towelettes

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    11
    2

    Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel

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    18
    11

    Jergens Natural Glow

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    11
    4

    St. Tropez Tinted Self Tanning Mousse/Whipped Bronze

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    9
    2

    Guerlain Terracotta Cooling Bronzing Mist

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    8
    2

    Dior Bronze Self-Tanner Natural Glow Body

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    10
    4

    Peter Thomas Roth Natural Looking Self Tanner

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    8
    3

    Guerlain Terracotta Sunless Self-Tanning Balm

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    15
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    L'Occitane Sunshine Lotion

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    8
    6

    Bare Escentuals Faux Tan Sunless Tanner

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    8
    6
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    8
    6

    Banana Boat Summer Color Sunless Self Tanning Lotion

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    2
    0

    Loving Tan 2 HR Express Self Tanning Mousse

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    2
    0

    Bahama Brown

    Bahama Brown is the Next Evolution in tanning.

    It works with your skin to create a real tan without the need for Sun. It's a pregnancy safe natural product.

    More info here: https://www.bahamabrown.com/

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    4
    4

    GlowFusion Self Tanner

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    2
    4

    Lorac Tantalizer

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    2
    6

    Bliss A Tan for All Seasons

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    0
    6

    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Tinted Self-Tan

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    6
    4

    Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion

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    21
    29

    Jergens Natural Glow Express

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    5
    6

    Coppertone Gradual Tan

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    4
    6

    Aveeno Continuous Radiance Moisturizing Lotion