A New Take On Tan

When spring hits, many of us turn to our fail-safe bottle of self tan to add a dash of sun-kissed colour to our pasty limbs. But the new spout of groundbreaking innovations may just topple our current go-to favourites, taking pride of place in our GLOSSY bathroom cabinets.

From powders formulas to clever mixology, here are a trio of tans that are revolutionising the way we get that sort-after bronzed glow – and keep it…

Powder it on
A world first. This genius little beauty from Vita Liberata means tanning your face (and body) has never been easier. The loose powder warms up your complexion just like a bronzer, but also develops a natural looking tan throughout the day, thanks to the inclusion of active tanning ingredient DHA.
Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals, £35 at Boots

Without a doubt, Clarins reinvented the art of self tanning last year with its facial Golden Glow Booster – a made-to-measure concentrated self tan that works by adding a drop of golden liquid to your daily face cream.  So we’re pretty happy that we can now get our hands on a body version too. Simply add a little to your moisturiser and voilà, you’ll be sporting a healthy glow from head to toe.
Clarins Radiance Plus Body Golden Glow Booster, £26 at Clarins

While you sleep
Combining skin-loving ingredients including hyaluronic acid and red algae alongisde a touch of self tan, this lightweight formula will moisturise your complexion overnight and guarantee a golden glow by morning.
James Read Sleep Mask Tan Face, £25 at M&S



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