We’re Pretty Sure Fake Tans Have Never Been This Smart

If the words ‘fake tan’ invoke traumatic memories of your youth – turning your limbs orange, smelling like biscuits, waiting for hours before you can shower, and staining your best bedsheets (sorry mum!), there’s a whole host of innovative new faux tan formulas that will completely change your perception of self-tanning.  

Patchy, orange tans are a thing of the past because tanning has turned high-tech. Meet the products that will make the process completely foolproof. 

If you’re sick of staining your sheets… 

St Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse 

If you like to apply your tan right before you roll into bed, this will be a total gamechanger. The clear water-to-foam solution is completely transfer-free, which means no patchy tan, and no stained bedsheets in sight. And even better? There’s no need to rinse it off. Use it for an even all-over glow or to top up those parts of the body that are prone to fading fast. 

Tan develops over 4-8 hours. 


If you’re in a (major) rush… 

St Tropez Gradual Tan 1 Minute Everyday Pre-Shower Tanning Mousse 

It’d be easy to underestimate a tan that only sits on your skin for a minute (literally), but don’t make the mistake of going in heavy handed to over-compensate – this does exactly what it says on the bottle and tans every bit as well as your regular overnight mousse. Just apply whilst the shower is warming up, wait a minute, and you’re ready to wash. A lazy girl’s dream… 

Tan develops over 8 hours. 

If you don’t want to look like an Oompa Loompa… 

St Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted Everyday Moisturiser & Primer 

A buildable face tan that offers a streak-free finish and believably natural hue, this gives you the kind of colour you can really pass off as your own. Not just a great self-tanner, this also acts as a tinted moisturiser to take the edge off a no-makeup look, or as a primer so you can layer makeup on top and it will still take effect. 

Tan develops in 4-8 hours.