The Best Fake Tans For Your Summer Glow

If there is one time of the year to start getting your glow on, it’s now. The season of bare legs, flip-flops, golden tans, and complaining it’s too hot has arrived; but if you’re anything like us, you’ve probably not shown your arms, legs, and possibly neck since around October, and you’re definitely in need of a Thursday tanning session.

Don’t worry if you’ve only just realised it’s June, because we’ve rounded up six of the very best false tans that are sure to give you an effortlessly even, golden-brown tan all summer long.

SOSU Dripping Gold Luxury Tanning Mousse

SOSU’s Dripping in Gold will do exactly what it says on the bottle and create a tan so deep, so luxurious, you’ll feel like you’re dripping in gold. Packed with vitamins A and E to deliver the most nourished and hydrated glow you’ve possibly ever experienced; this tanning mousse effortlessly creates natural tan for all your summer needs.

Bondi Sans Liquid Gold Self-Tanning Foam

If you like your tan to make you smell like coconuts, Bondi Sans Liquid Gold Self-Tanning Foam is your winner. Enriched with skin-loving argan oil and infused with the ultimate summer-scent, (coconuts) this easy-to-use formula dries in seconds for fuss-free application and more time for ice-pops. 

St. Tropez Express Bronzing Mousse

St. Tropez tans have stood the test of time and are a sure favourite on any best false tan count-down. Featuring a blend of natural tanning actives, this formula allows you to control the depth of you tan based on how long you leave it on. Feeling like you want a subtle glow? Leave it on for an hour. Fancy an all-out bronze? Leave it for three!

Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops

Isle of Paradise is fast becoming an iconic brand in the tanning world, and their Self-Tanning Drops are no exception to the rule. These drops of sunshine can be added to your favourite moisturiser for a natural glow, effortlessly fitting into your daily skincare routine. The added HyperViolet complex can also help to reduce orange tones on past-tans-gone-wrong.

Vita Liberata pHenomenal Light As Air 2-3 Week Tan Mousse

If you find tanning to be a chore that you just can’t face once a week, Vita Liberata pHenomenal Light As Air Tanning Mousse is the tan for you. Hailed with five-star reviews, this light-as-air mousse builds a tan which can last up to three weeks, time that can be better spent scrolling through BEAUTY BAY in the sunshine.


Okay, an ‘invisible’ formula can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you know you’re prone to streaking and missing whole sections of your body. But, Tan Luxe’s HYDRA MOUSSE’s sure to be your next summer go-to and the next best thing to a week in Marbella. The vitamin-rich formula colours, conditions and hydrates for a tan so flawless, it looks like you’ve spent two weeks in Marbella.