The Best Self Tanner

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.

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  • Jergens Natural Glow Express
    1

    Jergens Natural Glow Express

  • L'Occitane Sunshine Lotion
    2

    L'Occitane Sunshine Lotion

  • Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel
    4

    Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel

  • L'Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Gelee
    5

    L'Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Gelee

  • Bahama Brown
    6

    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/

  • Coppertone Gradual Tan
    7

    Coppertone Gradual Tan

  • TanTowel Self-Tanning Towelettes
    8

    TanTowel Self-Tanning Towelettes

  • Guerlain Terracotta Cooling Bronzing Mist
    9

    Guerlain Terracotta Cooling Bronzing Mist

  • Dior Bronze Self-Tanner Natural Glow Body
    10

    Dior Bronze Self-Tanner Natural Glow Body

  • Body Drench Quick Tan Mist
    11

    Body Drench Quick Tan Mist

  • Loving Tan 2 HR Express Self Tanning Mousse
    12

    Loving Tan 2 HR Express Self Tanning Mousse

  • St. Tropez Tinted Self Tanning Mousse/Whipped Bronze
    13

    St. Tropez Tinted Self Tanning Mousse/Whipped Bronze

  • Jergens Natural Glow
    14

    Jergens Natural Glow

  • Peter Thomas Roth Natural Looking Self Tanner
    15

    Peter Thomas Roth Natural Looking Self Tanner

  • Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion
    16

    Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion

  • Banana Boat Summer Color Sunless Self Tanning Lotion
    18

    Banana Boat Summer Color Sunless Self Tanning Lotion

  • Bare Escentuals Faux Tan Sunless Tanner
    19

    Bare Escentuals Faux Tan Sunless Tanner

  • DDF Sun Free Self Tanner
    20

    DDF Sun Free Self Tanner

  • Guerlain Terracotta Sunless Self-Tanning Balm
    21

    Guerlain Terracotta Sunless Self-Tanning Balm

  • Aveeno Continuous Radiance Moisturizing Lotion
    22

    Aveeno Continuous Radiance Moisturizing Lotion

  • GlowFusion Self Tanner
    23

    GlowFusion Self Tanner

  • Lorac Tantalizer
    24

    Lorac Tantalizer

  • Neutrogena Sun Fresh Sunless Foam
    25

    Neutrogena Sun Fresh Sunless Foam