If you’re like me, you love a bronzed glow in the summer months. Who doesn’t love to look like they’ve been jetting around the Caribbean? However, as I get older, my sunspots are taking over. The last thing you want in your anti-aging arsenal is frequent sun exposure! Spray tans are great, but expensive! I do like my over-the-counter Jergens products but when I branched out and coughed up a few more bucks, it paid off! Here are some great products I have tried and loved!
1. St. Tropez, Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion
A self tanner that won’t ruin your sheets or shirt! I have had great success with this brand in general but this one takes the tanning cake! Before you exit the shower after you have shaved, body washed, etc, rub on this product, wait 3 minutes and rinse. That’s it! You develop a natural glow over time, so if you are looking for a dark immediate bronze, this product is not for you. Did I mention the added almond oil acts as a moisturizer as well? Bonus!
$25 at Sephora.com
2. James Read, Bronzing Mousse
First things first, let me tell you what this tanning mousse doesn’t include: Parabens, sulfates and phthalates! Hooray! This product actually lets you control your tan. The mousse includes a wearable color guide that takes you to J-Lo glow-tastic status or even just barely sun kissed! It’s perfect for all skin types and also contains some winning, moisturizing skin conditioners such as, co-enzyme Q10 and amaranth protein. The product can be layered on for desired color, dries in 60 secs and develops in 3-5 hours depending on how dark you want to be. It is a little pricier than some of the other products, but we at Myfitspiration love it.
$45 at Sephora.com
3. Vita Liberata, pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse & Tanning Mitt Duo
A self tanner that contains organic ingredients AND lasts 2-3 weeks? SIGN.ME.UP! This brand is famous for natural looking tans in all colors with a streak-free formula. PHenO2 technology encourages a tan that lasts up to four times longer than regular tans and the formula fades perfectly. Certified organic botanicals and moisture locking technology gives you 72-hour hydration while Odour Remove™ technology ensures zero gross tan smell. Did we mention it is backed by actual scientific research? Check out the results below Although we have done our own research, this helped me shell out the $54 Bonus: The tan mitt included is so soft that I still use it in the shower even without the product.
After just 2 applications:
80% agree pHenomenal tan lasts 15 days or longer
100% agree that skin was silky soft after using pHenomenal
100% agree that they were comfortable enough to go straight out after applying pHenomenal
100% agree pHenomenal tan is quick and easy to apply
90% agree pHenomenal tan faded like a natural tan
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