My top natural tanning products
Summer is here(insert excited squeal)and for most that means wanting to sport a healthy summer tan. Unfortunately the amount of sun most people need to create their desired tan promotes over exposure to the sun’s rays. Leading to skin pigmentation, premature ageing and even skin cancer.
Using fake tan as an alternative may seem like the safe thing to do, but sadly most mainstream tanners contain harmful chemicals and have that distinctive “fake tanny” scent to them. This is due to the chemical - dihydroxyacetone (DHA).
Lucky for us, there are some great natural tanners on the market, that can create streak free, glowing skin with plant derived ingredients. I have rounded up my favourite 4 natural, cruelty free tanners for those of you who want to rock that sun-kissed skin all year round!
Eco Tan – Face Tan Water $34.95
A revolutionary tan product that’s specifically created for the face, neck and décolletage.
How it works - This super hydrating face water will create a natural glow and even out skin tone, reducing the need for foundation! A non-comedogenic formula that won’t clog your pores and locks in moisture with hyaluronic acid. It’s pure genius!
How to use - At night after you cleanse apply around a 5 cent amount to your face using your hands ( a cotton pad can soak up all the liquid.) Wash hands after use and wait at least 30 minutes before applying moisturiser. Avoid using a face oil after you have applied for optimal results.
Luna Bronze - Gradual tanning moisturiser $27.95
A unique gradual tanner that can be used daily to maintain a healthy glowing tan.
How it works - Created with up to 99% certified organic, natural and naturally derived ingredients such as coconut, rose hip & jojoba; providing deep hydration while building a sunless glow.
How to use - A gradual tanning moisturiser that deepens with colour as you apply. It can be used daily or whenever needed. Apply to clean, dry skin and allow to fully absorb before dressing. Wash hands after use.
Chocolate sun – Cocoa glow $55
A cult self tanner that’s loved by many celebs.
How it works - The natural DHA (derived from sugar beet) will leave you with a natural golden tan that fades away naturally.
How to use - Cocoa glow is a hydrating formula for face and body that comes in 3 shades - Light, medium or dark. Apply to clean, dry skin and allow to fully absorb before dressing. Wash hands after use. Leave overnight and wash off in the morning
Eco Tan - Cacao Tanning Mousse $34.95
An award winning tanning mousse that creates a deep bronze tan!
How it works - Made with only organic and natural ingredients, Cacao Tanning Mousse has a delicious, yet subtle chocolate scent. So you won’t have that nasty chemical fake tan smell! Also, you won’t turn a fake looking orange colour, as the tanning mousse is free from artificial orange dyes.
How to use - Quick drying and easy to apply, this formula can be washed off in as little as a few hours, making it the closest at home product to a spray tan.
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