There are a whole bunch of things to consider when picking your favourite fake tan, from the shade - would you prefer a light sun kissed glow or to develop a deeper bronze? To the formula, are you a fast-drying mousse fan, or do you prefer a nourishing lotion? Then you have the smell and does it stain the bed linen to consider! There are a lot of options out there.
So, whether you're looking for the best gradual tanner, an instant fake tan that won't go streaky, or, a long-lasting self tan that promises zero patchiness - the below options are YK DAILY'S highest-rated body bronzers available.
Best Tan For Fast Results
St.Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Gel - £26.40
This lightweight, non-sticky, 100 percent clean and Vegan-friendly gel formula provides a customisable, natural-looking tan with up to 72 hours of skin hydration, a streak-free finish that fades evenly and lasts up to 10 days.
Best Tan With SPF
Vita Liberata Marula Dry Oil Self Tan - SPF 50 - £19.49
The world's only self tan with with SPF 50 broad spectrum protection. A luxurious, organic self tanning oil that gives an instant bronze sheen. This tan gives a gradual glow for up to 10 days with buildable colour so you can choose your perfect tan shade. Unique macro molecule chemical SPF won’t penetrate the skin layers while anti age extracts repair and nourish skin.
Best Diamond Dust Effect Tan
Dove DermaSpa Summer Revived Tanning Lotion With Shimmer - £7.79
Want to get a healthy-looking bronze glow without exposing your skin to the sun? Bask in Dove DermaSpa Summer Revived Shimmer and treat yourself to that holiday hue all year round, regardless the weather. Dove has combined dermatological care with beauty expertise to develop Cell-Moisturisers. These are key moisturising actives gently compressed from natural seed oils.
Madame La La Bronzing Ball - £14
This Bronzing Ball is a 180°colour cosmetics twist-up cream bronzer for a precise glide on instant bronze – no makeup brushes needed! Bronzing Ball achieves an easy year round bronzed glow in effortless strokes – one shade suits all. Infused with Vit E & Coco Water hydrating properties the luminous and glimmering shade with a 180° dome applicator is easy to use for bronzing, contouring and highlighting the cheeks, lips and eyes.
Best Vegan Rated Tan For A Deeper Glow
Bali Body Ultra Dark Self Tanning Mousse - £26.95
This self tanning mousse is an updated take on the original mousse tan from Bali Body, but it's especially formulated to create a darker tan. There are various soothing ingredients including chamomile extract, antioxidant coffee seed extract and pomegranate extract, leaving your skin nourished, yet glowing.
Best Subtle Day-To-Day Tans For Glow
Evolve Beauty Sunless Glow Body Lotion - £18
This organic tanner from Evolve is designed to smooth, soothe and nourish the skin, while building a gradual tan. Testers found the cream texture was light yet moisturising on the skin and said it didn’t leave a sticky or oily residue. The tan colour that developed was natural and built up slowly over a week's use. Testers also liked the easy-to-use pump design and subtle fresh scent.
Tan-Luxe The Body Illuminating Tan Drops - £42
That fresh, dewy, hot AF kind of tan. These handy Body Illuminating Tan Drops can be added to any body lotion, oil or moisturiser to transform it into a bespoke self-tan. Add one drop for a weekend by the beach, or four for full-on bronze brilliance.
Best Tan For Acne-Prone Skin
Vichy Idéal Soleil Hydra-Bronzing Self-Tanning Milk - £14
A buildable, natural-looking tan that benefits from the glowy boost of hydrating thermal water. Not many products can work as well on the face as the body, but the gentle Idéal Soleil Hydra-Bronzing Self-Tanning Milk ticks both boxes. Both Paraben free and suitable for sensitive skin. It doesn’t cause breakouts either, what more could you ask for?
Best Tan To Avoid The Nasty Smell
James Read Coconut Dry Oil Tan - £18.75
A heavenly-scented, natural-looking and skin-loving self-tan that lasts for days. James Read Coconut Dry Oil Tan is bursting with anti-oxidants to fight off free-radical damage caused by pollution and UV rays.
St. Tropez Self Tanning Purity Water Mist - £24.80
From clear to golden brown, the St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Water Mist transforms the surface of your skin in as little as three hours. Incredibly lightweight, the gel-to-water formula is completely transparent, yet helps you to develop a natural-looking medium tan, just like magic. Made by using only naturally derived tanning actives, there’s no typical self-tan smell to worry about either, leaving you free to enjoy a subtle tropical fragrance.
Best Budget Tan
St Moriz Advanced Pro Formula 5-in-1 Tanning Mousse - £7.99
Colour so rich and realistic, others will ask where you holidayed. St Moriz Advanced Pro Formula 5-in-1 Tanning Mousse lasts for ages, and responds well to top-ups. Easy-to-spread foam formula, with a pump that only needs one hand.
Best Tan To Avoid Orange Undertones
Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Water - £15.95
A thoroughly natural looking finish. Isle Of Paradise three shades of Self Tanning Water contain colour correcting pigments so not only do they avoid oompa limbs, they tailor options to suit your skin tone. Light has brightening peach tones in, Medium has green to counteract redness and Dark has a purple tinge to curb yellow or sallow tones in skin.
Best Tan With CBD
Utan X Jamie Tanning Water - £18
This vitamin infused Tanning Water in collaboration with beauty guru Jamie Genevieve has changed the facial tanning game. Organic DHA develops a gradual tan in 4-6 hours. Scented naturally with Scottish lavender oil and extracts organically grown in Colorado with anti-bacterial properties.
In case you have any mishaps applying the tan...
Best Tan Remover For Clumsy Tanners
Isle of Paradise Over It Magic Self-Tan Eraser - £15.95
Over It Magic Self Tan Eraser is a very important side kick. This nifty product is essential for any mishaps or removals because, let's be honest, all good tans must come to an end. This magic remover gently exfoliates with glycolic acid but is also infused with coconut, chia seed and avocado oils to nourish.