From having to eat kilos of carrots in the hopes of changing the colour of your skin, to getting spray tans custom made to suit your complexion, the phenomenon that is the ‘faux glow’ has certainly come a long way. Here are just a few of the latest fake tan innovations that we’ve loved…
You know that distinctive yet indefinable ‘I’ve just been tanned’ scent that gets worse and worse as the day progresses and makes your boyfriend want to kick you out of bed? Well thanks to new technology, that horrible fake tan smell has now been eliminated from the formulations of a lot of fake tan brands, so you can cuddle up with confidence even if you’ve just faux glowed.
We love: Ella Bache Great Tan Without Sun for its next-to-no-odour formulation.
Nice and natural
Concerned about fake tans because of the chemical content? Scared to go faux because you have sensitive skin? Brands in all areas of the beauty industry are jumping on the natural bandwagon, and the self-tanning market is no exception. Fake tans with naturally derived DHA (the active ingredient that develops the colour) have recently been developed and are the perfect option for those who prefer natural products or whose skin is prone to irritation.
We love: St. Tropez Naturals Self Tan Milk for its eco-cert vegetan formulation.
No orange undertones
Gone are the days when all fake tans equaled a somewhat orange-looking glow. Today, the technology behind fake tanning products has advanced, incorporating special formulations that actively eliminate the occurrence of orange undertones as your tan develops.
We love: Tuscan Tan Original 8 Hour Spray Tan for the violet-based bronzers in the formulation that ensure that the only colour your skin becomes is a gorgeous golden brown.
What do you love most about fake tanning?
What do you like least?