This tinted mousse by Vita Liberata will give you fabulous, instant colour that will develop into a long-lasting tan. Made with melon, aloe vera and lychee, it will keep your skin smooth and naturally healthy.
What we love: Dries in seconds for a quick tan-and-go process, odour-free
Build a hassle-free, beautiful faux glow with this gradual tanning product by St. Tropez. All you have to do is apply the lotion in the shower, wait three minutes, and wash it off. Made with sweet almond oil, it'll keep your skin hydrated up to 24 hours—perfect for those with busy lifestyles.
What we love: Low maintenance, great for first-time tanners
This bronzing mist by Sephora will tint your skin instantly, so you know exactly where and how much you should be putting. For a flawless glow, hold the bottle three to five inches away from the body and spray continuously, using your hands to blend the colour in.
What we love: Easy to use, spray bottle = no hassles or spills
This self-tanning serum by L'Oreal is long-lasting, and uses a compound called DHA, which works with your skin's own proteins to create a 100 per cent natural looking bronze colour. It's quick drying, and streak-free—perfect if you need to attend an event right away.
What we love: Lasts up to two weeks, great for the entire body
This product by Kiehls is a lightweight, non-greasy formula for a healthy-looking natural glow. Made with apricot kernel oil, cocoa seed butter and vitamin E, it'll keep your body feeling nourished and moisturized.
What we love: Fast absorbing, results appear within three hours of use
Get a gorgeous glow with just a simple swipe. These face and body towelettes by Kate Somerville guarantee a perfect tan without uneven tones or streaking. Made with tea tree extract, cucumber and vitamin E, the towelettes will also keep your skin clear and refreshed. Use them as often as you need to darken or maintain your bronze colour.
What we love: Great size for travelling, fast, easy application
Drench your skin in liquid gold. This body oil by Josie Maran is made of hydrating coconut water, soothing aloe juice and will leave you smelling of natural vanilla and apricot. Wait at least 8 hours before water contact to allow a healthy sun-kissed colour to develop.
What we love: Semi-matte finish, comes with a plush mitt for a streak-free application
First Aid Beauty Slow Glow Gradual Self-Tanning Moisturizer
Get glowing from head to toe with this moisturizer by First Aid Beauty. A natural bronze colour will develop over three to four days, and the product is made with amazing ingredients, such as coconut oil, mango seed butter, vitamin E and aloe vera that will keep your skin nourished.
This vitamin-packed product by Clarins is perfect for those days when you want a healthy glow fast. Results are subtle (goodbye fear of streaks!) and you will see naturally glowing results in just a few hours. Make sure to exfoliate the night before for even more radiant results.
What we love: Quick drying, great for all skin types
With so many different products on the market, it can be challenging to find a self-tanner suitable for your skin. To ease your mission for the perfect shade of bronze, we’ve rounded up some of our top picks for this year. Here's to a streak-free, no orange, beautiful faux glow.
Safeeya is a graduate of BCIT's Broadcast Journalism program, and loves writing about all things fashion, pop culture and lifestyle. A professional dancer for over 10 years, she also finds joy in travelling, baking, Beyoncé, and exploring Vancouver with her camera and dog.