Rain or shine, an even tan is always a bonus. But, if like us, you’re not quite ready to show the world your pasty pins, worry not! We’ve rounded up five of the best organic fake tans to help you achieve that guilt-free golden glow. We’re all aware of the dangers of sun exposure, so it’s great to see how far fake tanning has come in recent years. With more companies cutting out all the nasties and using only the finest natural and organic ingredients, it offers a far healthier alternative to basking in the sun. Although fake tans are a more expensive (and fairly time consuming) alternative, these picks are completely free of harmful chemicals! After all, achieving a long-lasting natural-looking self-tan shouldn’t be a tricky task. These creams and sprays will kick-start holiday-season and keep you looking bronzed all year long…
If you’re a fake tan newbie, or just after something on the subtle side, the Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion is a great start. Lightweight and easily buildable, this gradual tanning lotion not only deeply hydrates, but also is completely formulated without parabens, harsh chemicals, fragrance, alcohol, animal derivatives, petrochemicals, sulphates, and silicones! What’s more, with added odour-remove technology, you can be sure to wave goodbye to any chemical smell and instead be left with an organic self-tanning lotion that builds into a nourished and bronzed glow.
Available at Revolve ($235)
For a great vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free option, The Chemisty Brand Glow Oil is a substitute to tanning lotion. The best thing about this fake tan is that it is 100% DHA free (which can be difficult to find!). Instead of using DHA as the main ingredient, it contains raspberry-based keto-sugars to give your skin that darker glow. This product works right away and comes in the form of dry body oil, leaves no streaks on your clothes and has no lingering smell. This oil is hydrating but non-greasy, so it leaves no residue behind. Just reapply every 2/3 days to keep your skin healthy and tanned for longer periods of time!
Available at The Chemistry Brand ($243)
Co- founded by supermodel (and Victoria’s Secret Angel) Miranda Kerr, KORA Organics offers a range of 100% Australian made products. Created with a belief for the connection of the mind, body and spirit, each product is also infused with Rose Quartz crystal energized water, promoting self-love. The Gradual self-tanning lotion is no exception to this, and contains the signature Noni Extract (juices and oils Miranda’s grandmother introduced to her at age 12) nourishing Rose Hip oil (to help reduce the effects of sun damage), sea buckthorn oils (for antioxidant repair), as well as Lavender essential oil. You and your skin are sure to be left feeling truly bronzed and pampered after using this dreamy product.
Available at Kora Organics ($361)
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With various beauty awards under its belt, Australian brand Eco Tan’s Cacao firming mousse is a guaranteed, hassle-free self-tan with a twist! It’s an ideal express option (this tan develops in only 2 hours) and the mousse can be used on the face and body. Containing ingredients to help smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite (what more could we ask for?), it’s award-winning for a reason! With the help of certified organic ingredients including coffee, blood orange, ginger and mandarin, this lightweight formula is a simple way to achieve smooth, summer skin all year round. For a little bonus, check out Eco Tan’s dreamy Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Scrub perfect to prepare your skin for fresh application!
Available at Nourished Life ($280)
Made from 100% organic and natural ingredients, Lavera’s Organic Self Tanning Lotion prides itself on using only plant based self-tanning active ingredients, making it perfect for those with delicate skin! Known going through a rigorous certification processes to become organic certified, you can be sure your skin is getting only the finest treatment with this self-tan. Natural sugar extracts replace harmful DHA as the active tanning ingredient, and the finish is paired with organic jojoba oil, lavender, rose water and soothing Aloe Vera for ultimate natural hydration. Taking about 3-4 hours to develop means that you can easily apply before beach day, leaving you with a long lasting, streak-free tan. Glow on…
Available at Fishpond.com.hk ($345)
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Featured image from Pinterest via Instagram@viihrocha, Image #1 via Vita Liberata, Image #2 via Look Fantastic, Image #3 via Kora Organics, Image #4 via Eco Tan, Image #5 via Lavera