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Your Guide to the Best Fake Tan for Summer 2017-18

Fake Tan Product Review Roundup.

Looking for a fake tan that won’t streak, turn orange or wash off immediately? The world of fake tans can seem like a bit of a minefield if you don't have a go-to brand, or type of fake tan that you know works for your skin.

 

Summer and a good fake tan go hand-in-hand, so here are our picks for the top false tanning products on the market, and how to get the most out of them. Whether you’re hitting the beach or heading to evening cocktails, these fake tan formulas will leave you feeling confident.

 

Best Pre-Tan Exfoliator: Naked Tan Goddess Body Exfoliator

Even a premium fake tanning product won’t yield a good result if you apply it to unprepared skin – or skin prepared with a poor quality exfoliator. Say goodbye to an uneven tan with Naked Tan Goddess Body Exfoliator, which buffs and polishes the skin for the ultimate pre-tan prep, ensuring a fresh fake tan every time.

 

A combination of moisturising coconut oil, smooth pumice grains and bamboo, this formula will leave your skin soft and smooth. We also love the subtly sweet, nutty scent from the coconut oil. Ensure all dry skin and fake tan residue is removed by applying this in the shower with an exfoliating mitt or gloves.

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Best Natural & Organic Tanner: VANI-T Brazilian Bronze Self Tan Mousse

‘Brazilian Bronze Tanning Mousse’ devotees will be glad to know that this is still on the market, just under a new name: VANI-T. The rich yet lightweight formula is the same as the original product, providing a RAPID, streak-free tan that develops within the hour! Instant-drying, this is perfect for on-the-go schedules. After a darker tan? The mousse can be left on for an extra 2-4 hours to develop further.

 

Setting itself apart from the typical chemical-laden self tanning products, VANI-T’s formula is made with all-natural ingredients: Aloe Vera and Australian botanical Phytolin™ hydrate the skin, while the Australian native bush fruit Quandong works its skin-firming magic. Vitamin C from our native Kakadu Plum, along with vitamins A and E plays an antioxidant role, protecting against pollution and other skin-damaging free radicals that age the skin.

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Best Long-Lasting Tan: St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Lotion - Dark

St Tropez has developed a self-tan formula that conditions and protects the skin, providing a deep, natural-looking tan that lasts. Don’t be put off by the product name if you’re pale skinned; the lotion actually works with your skin tone, so we’d recommend this for all skin tones in the pale-to-dark spectrum.

 

Absorbs even faster than the high-end brand’s original product. The smooth application of St Tropez allows for maximum coverage from a minimal amount.

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Best Extend that Tan: Sunescape Hydrating Gradual Tan Extender

A Bondi-born formula, only the most reputable tanning salons use Sunescape. More than just a gradual tan extender, this has self-tanning and moisturising properties, providing a 3-in-1 tanning formula.

 

Naturally derived tanning agents help you prolong your tan or build on it, while deep hydration is provided from the added blend of natural oils (avocado, coconut, macadamia and argan), and antioxidant-rich fruit extracts of Kakudu Plum, papaya and goji berry. These additional active ingredients help keep your skin balanced and rejuvenated, so your tan stays in tip-top shape.

 

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You can get a fake tan that lasts and looks like the real thing, without the sun damage and long dry-time. With FREE shipping for orders over $89.00, it’s time to get tanned with our self-tanning range! Our online store stocks only the best quality tanning products.

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