What did we do before false tanners? Now that we all know the real dangers of suntanning, baking out in the sun is simply not an option, but there's nothing like a faux sunkissed glow to give you a boost of confidence. Designed to deliver rich, caramel colour, natural fake tans are perfect for achieving that flawless bronzed look, minus the UV rays. But not all of us have the time or patience to apply gradual tanning lotions every day, especially when we need a quick solution in time for a special event or occasion. Natural tanning mousses, lotions, serums and dry oils are great for achieving that golden glow in just a matter of hours, and best of all, they actually work to nourish and hydrate your skin too, so that your tan lasts for as long as possible.
Best natural instant fake tan
Eco Tan Face Water
There is nothing worse than when the colour of your face doesn't match the rest of your body, but often fake tans are just a bit too harsh on the sensitive skin on our face. I love the Eco Tan Face Water because it's light and gentle, formulated specifically for the face, and you just apply it as you would apply a regular toner so it's really easy to work into your routine. Soothing Aloe Vera hydrates and calms skin while Vitamin C leaves the complexion bright and refreshed. To apply, pat into face, neck and décolletage using a cotton pad. Best used after cleansing and in place of night cream. Rinse off in the morning.
BRONZE By La Mav Anti-Ageing Face Tan Serum
Another great option for the face is the BRONZE By La Mav Anti-Ageing Face Tan Serum. I love using this on my face as it feels more like a serum with tanning properties, as opposed to the other way around. Lightweight and deeply hydrating, this multitasking serum delivers a beautiful, buildable bronze glow and may also help to erase blemishes and reduce the visible signs of ageing, thanks to nutrient rich Aloe Vera, Argan Oil, Hyaluronic Acid and CoQ10. To use, apply evenly to face and neck in place of your usual night moisturiser.
Eco Tan Cacao Firming Mousse
For a fast and easy all-over body glow, I can't go past the Eco Tan Cacao Firming Mousse, as it actually develops within one hour. Fluffy and lightweight, it creates a beautiful deep colour, and it works wonders for the skin as well thanks to the firming and toning qualities of Coffee, Blood Orange, Ginger and Mandarin, which can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. To use, apply liberally to clean, dry skin in circular motions, ensuring it's thoroughly blended. For best results, allow at least 8 hours for tan to fully develop before rinsing off in the shower.
WOTNOT Natural Self-Tanning Lotion
For those who prefer a lotion, the WOTNOT Natural Self-Tanning Lotion is another great tanner as it delivers a rich, golden colour to the skin after 8 hours, making it perfect to apply overnight if you have a special event or occasion the next day. Formulated with antioxidant rich Australian Kakadu Plum extract, Green Tea Extract and Camellia Oil, which may help to slow visible signs of ageing, this soothing and nourishing formula also contains calming Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil and Sunflower Oil to deliver deeply penetrating moisture. Certified Organic, Gluten Free and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, this nutrient rich formula leaves skin silky smooth with an even tan which fades naturally. Apply to clean, dry skin, using sparingly around elbows, knees and ankles.
BRONZE By La Mav Self Tan Dry Oil
A luxuriously lightweight yet hydrating body oil, the BRONZE By La Mav Self Tan Dry Oil is another winner as it dries almost instantly, doesn't have an overwhelming scent and doesn't stain so you can get dressed straight away rather than having to wait around in the bathroom feeling sticky. Aloe Vera, Argan Oil, Green Tea Extract Macadamia Oil hydrate and nourish the skin, while Magnesium delivers a boost of energy to tired arms and legs. Certified Organic and Vegan, apply to clean skin using long, smooth strokes. Rinse off after 4 hours for a light tan, or allow to develop longer for a deeper tone.