Sunless tanners can be a mixed bag—with often tragic results (not for nothing have we come to associate most faux-glow products with the color orange). This combination self-tanner, sunscreen, and toner, on the other hand, not only delivers a believable tan, but also protects against harmless UV rays and firms skin. Plus, we love its coconut scent, which has a certain beachy nostalgia (we’ve got the Beach Boys cued up already).
How it Works
Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, is the ingredient responsible for transforming your skin from translucent to sun-drenched, but this self-tanner is also loaded with firming ingredients, like kigelia African fruit extract and seaweed extract. Coffee extract is known for its cellulite-busting powers, while pomegranate extract helps fight free radicals. Shea butter, mango butter, and aloe vera moisturize skin.
How to Use
Before going outside, apply a generous amount to all exposed skin (plus anywhere else you want a pretty, tan glow) and let dry. Wash hands right after use to make sure you don’t get the dreaded “palm tan,” and avoid showering or swimming for at least four hours. Reapply as needed. This product may stain some fabrics, so you might want to skip the tennis whites.