When it comes to achieving the perfect golden glow, not all fake tans are created equal. Fortunately, formulas have come a long way in recent years so you can say goodbye to orange, streaky legs and that dreaded biscuit smell and hello to a golden glow that nourishes your skin.
From foams to lotions and even water formulas, we’ve rounded up the very best fake tans for your beauty cabinet that you can add to your cart on The Iconic right now.
Tan-Luxe The Water
Fake tanning waters were a revelation when they entered the market, and it's safe to say this vitamin-infused creation that's dispensed in an ultra-fine mist is worth the hype. Expect a hydrated, healthy glow without streaking, transferring onto clothes, or smelling weird. Shop it here.
Coco & Eve Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing Foam
This non-sticky fake tanning foam has a silky formula available in three olive-based shades (so no Oompa Loompa vibes). Shop it here.
Loving Tan Easy to Reach Back Applicator
Forget the coathanger and sock trick, forget begging your housemate to do your back... This easy back applicator lets you finish your whole fake tan application solo. Shop it here.
Three Warriors Gradual Tan
We love a buildable product, and this gradual tan is formulated with Tasmanian olive oil, avocado oil and aloe vera to nourish and hydrate your skin while it builds a glow. It develops over three hours, and has a subtle vanilla and lime scent. Shop it here.
Salt By Hendrix Body Glow - Golden Hour
Add some shimmer and sun-kissed glow to your skin with this pretty and nourishing body oil. There's jojoba, camellia and argan oils to help hydrate, with the glow provided by natural minerals. Shop it here.
Tanologist Kabuki Brush
Smooth your tan into every little crease and fold with this uniquely designed brush. The organic shape conforms to your body's curves, and the super-soft vegan bristles give you an airbrushed finish. Shop it here.
Ella Baché Great Tan Without Sun
This moisture-rich fake tanning cream works great for the body and face thanks to instant bronzing illuminators and antioxidants for soft skin. It develops over eight hours, so start small and build up coverage as need be. Shop it here.
Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub
Achieving a great fake tan is all about having a perfectly prepped base, and you can't go wrong with this gentle but effective physical exfoliant with an invigorating blend of pumice, bamboo stem, and purifying botanical oils. Shop it here.
Endota Lilly Pilly & Lime Gradual Tanner
Enhance your existing tan or build a natural, sun-kissed look with this certified organic gradual fake tan cream that deepens with each application and fades naturally. Shop it here.
Tan-Luxe The Face
This little bottle transforms your go-to skincare and beauty products into fake tan for the face. The naturally derived tanning actives complement your skin tone, while vitamin E and aloe vera help to hydrate. Shop it here.
While you're at it, don't forget to slip, slop, slap—check out the best sunscreens for your face here.
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