Our Ranking And Reviews Of The 10 Best Self Tanners For 2016!
We all know that finding the best self tanners can be a challenge…
There are literally hundreds of self tanning products out there… all claiming to be the best. They come in the form of lotions, gels, creams, mousses, milks, towelettes, and sprays. And you can buy them at drugstores, tanning salons, department stores and online.
So, how do you figure out which one is the best for you?
Well that’s where we come in… our staff of beauty experts do extensive research online, speak with industry professionals, check sales figures, and monitor consumer opinion. Then we buy every product we can get our hands on and ACTUALLY test them using a variety of criteria. Things like color produced, smell, drying time and how long they last.
Once that’s done, we narrow down the list to the 10 best self tanners available today. We’ll just tell you upfront that we saw excellent results with all 10 of these self tanners. And we also want you to know that we don’t offer any of these products for sale on this site (although we’ll provide you with links to reputable websites that do).
Quick Summary: Tanceuticals CC Self Tanning Body Lotion is our favorite self tanner right now and currently sits at #1 in our ranking of the best self tanners. The tan it gave us was truly gorgeous– a smooth and natural, darker shade of bronze. It’s also easy to apply, dries quickly, feels great on the skin and lasts nearly 7 days. Finally, Tanceuticals has a wonderful coconut scent which we absolutely LOVE! So overall, we gave Tanceuticals 5 out of 5 stars and truly think it’s the best self tanner available. Read our full review here… or click here to go buy it!
Quick Summary: St. Tropez Luxe Dry Oil is one of our favorite self tanners! This one’s a bit unique, as it’s actually a dry oil. It blends in really easily, dries quickly, smells pretty good and gives a really nice, medium-dark tan. And, it lasts for about 4-5 days, which isn’t too bad for these types of products. The only real issue we had with this product is the ridiculously high price tag. Read our full review here… or click here to go buy it!
Quick Summary: Clinique Self Sun has been around awhile now, and we still really like it. It goes on easily, dries quickly, and smells good. But what we really like about it is how great the color looks. It turns a nice, medium shade of bronze… with a slight shimmer to it. We don’t see a lot of negatives with this product, but the color might be a little light for those of you who like to be super dark. Read our full review here… or click here to go buy it!
Quick Summary: Fake Bake Flawless is one of our favorite “liquid spray” self tanners that we have reviewed. This self tanner gives good color, smells great and lasts for days. Plus your tan will be pretty dark compared to other products, especially if you use their “Darker” shade. The only thing we didn’t like was the somewhat messy application because it’s a spray (and it’s a little sticky). Read our full review here… or click here to go buy it!
Quick Summary: Dior Bronze Self Tanning Creme is a really good self tanner. It’s easy to apply, dries quickly and actually smells good. It also produces a very nice “natural looking” shade of bronze, which is what many people are looking for. The only downside with this product may be that it’s not quite dark enough for hardcore self tanners. Read our full review here… or click here to go buy it!
Quick Summary: I really love this self tanner! The application is very easy and not messy at all, and it has no guide. This product is unique in that there’s virtually no smell, and that includes no DHA or awful perfumes. I wish it was a little darker, but if you are looking for a natural-looking color, this one is a winner. Read our full review here… or click here to go buy it!
Quick Summary: St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse is a great mousse product and is a really good choice for shorter-term needs like a vacation, trip to the beach or a night out. This product smells really good, is easy to apply, and dries extremely fast. The color is good but may be a little light for people who want to look really dark. Overall though, this product is a great choice. Read our full review here… or click here to go buy it!
Quick Summary: Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam has gotten a lot of attention this year. There are some things I really like about this product. First off, the smell is to die for! It smells like coconut and reminds me of being on a beach vacation. The only real downside is the tan doesn’t last very long, just 2-3 days. Read our full review here… or click here to go buy it!
Quick Summary: Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel is still a very good self tanner. On the positive side, it produces some of the best color we’ve witnessed to date. On the negative side, it takes forever to dry and is very expensive compared to most other self tanners. Overall, if you’ve got patience and a big wallet, this is a great product to try! Read our full review here… or click here to go buy it!
Quick Summary: Loving Tan 2 Hour Express really impresses me. The convenience factor is a huge plus in my eyes. This one is great to use last minute before a night out, or if you just need a quick tan! It develops in 2 hours and you’re good to go. Read our full review here… or click here to go buy it!