Our Ranking And Reviews Of The 10 Best Self Tanners For 2014!

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 actually sell any of these products (although we’ll provide you with links to reputable websites that do).

So if you’re looking to get a safe, gorgeous tan in your own home for a fraction of what tanning salons charge, this list should point you in the right direction!

Best Self Tanner #1

Tanceuticals CC Self Tanning Body Lotion Tanceuticals CC Self Tanning Body Lotion Review Chart Quick Overview

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! 

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Best Self Tanner #2

Adonia Bronzing Glow Adonia Bronzing Glow Review Chart Quick Overview

Quick Summary:  Overall, Adonia Bronzing Glow is one of our top picks among self tanners you can buy and use at home.  This product has quality ingredients, produces nice, long-lasting color, smells great, is easy to apply and dries quickly.

The only downsides we noticed are a steep price tag and a bottle that’s only going to get you 2-3 applications (if you’re lucky).  But even though it’s very expensive compared to most other self tanners, the results we got with this product were truly outstanding.  Read our full review here… or click here to go buy it!

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Best Self Tanner #3

St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse Review Chart Quick Overview

Quick Summary:  St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse is one of our favorite mousse or foam products and is a perfect choice for shorter-term needs like a vacation, trip to the beach or a night out.  This product smells really good, is super 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!

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Best Self Tanner #4

Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion Review Chart Quick Overview

Quick Summary:  Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion is one of our favorite self tanners.  It’s easy to apply, smells pretty good, lasts a long time and produces a nice, bronze color.  For most people, this self tanner has everything they’re looking for.

The only potential negative of this product is it may not be dark enough for those who like to look super tan.  But at a cost per ounce of $5.47, it’s one of the better bargains out there considering how well it works.  Read our full review here… or click here to go buy it!

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Best Self Tanner #5

Fake Bake Flawless Fake Bake Flawless Review Chart Quick Overview

Quick Summary:   Fake Bake Flawless is one of our favorite “liquid” self tanners.  We found a lot of great things to love about this product.  It not only smells good, but dries super fast and gives a really good, dark color!

The only challenge with Fake Bake Flawless is the spray bottle top.  Applying this product was very messy, especially if you do not have the tanning mitt.  Overall, we gave Fake Bake Flawless 4.5out of 5 stars.  Even though the application was challenging, we really liked the color, smell, and even glow that we were left with.  Read our full review here… or click here to go buy it!

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Best Self Tanner #6

Dior Bronze Self Tanning Creme Dior Bronze Self Tanning Creme Review Chart Quick Overview

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.  But overall, this is a great product that the majority of tanners will love!  Read our full review here… or click here to go buy it!

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Best Self Tanner #7

Xen-Tan Dark, Deep Bronze Luxe Xen Tan Dark Review Chart Quick Overview

Quick Summary:  Xen Tan Dark, Deep Bronze Luxe is ranked #7 among the best self tanners currently on the market.  It has a pleasant smell, isn’t too difficult to apply and produces a nice, medium color that will work well for most people.

The light tint can be a bit messy during application, so be mindful of that.  But overall, this is a very good product.  Read our full review here… or click here to go buy it!

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Best Self Tanner #8

Vita Liberata Untinted Self Tan Gel Vita Liberata Review Chart Quick Overview

Quick Summary:  We 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.  The color produced is a very even, medium shade.

I wish it was a little darker (and cost quite a bit less), but if you’re looking for a natural-looking color, this one is a winner.  Read our full review here… or click here to go buy it!

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Best Self Tanner #9

Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel Review Chart Quick Overview

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!

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Best Self Tanner #10

 

Beautisol Summer Glow Beautisol Summer Glow Review Chart Quick Overview

Quick Summary:  Beautisol Summer Glow produces a very nice bronze color but is a little difficult and messy to apply.  The dark tint in this product gets on everything when you’re applying it. And the heavy consistency means you’ll have to work to blend it in.

But once you get by that, it smells great and produces a great color that lasts.  Read our full review here… or click here to go buy it!

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