Fake it ‘till you make it: we’ve rounded up the top tans promising a faux glow this summer


While we all know how important it is to limit our exposure to the sun, there’s no reason to forgo a glow this summer. Fake tans have come a long way since the days of orange tones and patchy hands, and there is a raft of intriguing products promising a faux glow that is just as good as the real thing.

From easy-to-use drops to gradual, buildable creams to tanning pads and all the buffers and brushes to ensure streak-free application, these are our picks of the best bronzers to buy this season.  

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Tan Lux The Face Illuminating Self-Tan Drops from Revolve
ST. TROPEZ Self Tan Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Body Mist from Smith & Caugheys
ELEFFECT The Brush from Mecca
Sisley Paris Self Tanning Hydrating Body Skin Care from Smith & Caugheys
RÉVIVE Bronzé Supérieur ​Self-Tan Booster from net-a-porter
KORA ORGANICS Gradual Self-Tanning Lotion from net-a-porter
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad Self-Tanner For Body from Revolve
ICONIC LONDON Prep-Set-Tan Tanning Mist from Revolve

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