There’s nothing quite like the golden bronze that a day at the beach will leave on your skin, but as much as we love sunshine, we know how important it is to keep our skin safe. While a little bit of time outside can feel great, it’s definitely important to not overdo it. Fortunately, the beauty market is now full of sunless tanning options that are light years ahead of the streaky orange lotions that most of us grew up using. We’ve tried them all, and these are the ones that we like best.
Australian Glow Everyday Gradual Tanning Lotion
This lotion is our absolute favorite for building a subtle glow without orange streaks. It’s made with organic hemp and formulated to moisturize your skin as it works to build a glowy tan. It also smells amazing—like summer in a tube.
St. Tropez Express Bronzing Mousse
This tanner does need to be applied with a little bit of caution (and a tanner application mitt) but it’ll definitely leave you with a golden glow. It’s one of, if not the best-selling self-tanner on both Amazon and Sephora.
Coco & Eve Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing Bundle
Coco & Eve uses Balinese coconuts to make their products as hydrating and nourishing as possible. This bundle comes with everything you need including self-tanner, an application mitt, and a blending brush.