Glow getters

Katie Wright rounds up the best new fake tan launches…


Every fake tan devotee has their Holy Grail formula – the one that glides on like a dream and leaves you with the perfect, streak-free, naturally-bronzed glow.

While it’s tempting to stick with a trusty favourite, with skincare innovations happening all the time you could be missing out on an even better bronze if you don’t deviate from your usual routine.

Right now, there’s a host of hot new sunless tanning lotions, mists and foams that beauty buffs are loving – just in time for summer.


Here are six self-tan launches that could become your next go-to…

  1. Bondi Sands Technocolor Emerald 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam, £19.99

Introducing not one but four new formulas, Bondi Sands Technocolor range of one-hour foams is designed to suit different skin tones and avoid any orangey-ness.

Sapphire creates a cool-toned tan for fair skin types; Emerald imparts an olive tan on medium skin tones; Magenta delivers a rich tan on olive to deep skin tones; and Caramel creates a warm glow on deeper skin tones.

  1. Skinny Tan Limited Edition Birthday Cupcake Self-Tanning Whip, £21.99

Celebrating 10 years of terrific tans, Skinny Tan (named because of the slim ingredients list) has given its bestselling whipped mousse formula a birthday makeover.

The overnight formula – which is enriched with cocoa butter and vitamin E, and develops in six to eight hours – now has a scrumptious vanilla frosting scent.

  1. Utan x Jamie Genevieve CBD Tanning Water Facial Mist, £18

Utan has teamed up with make-up artist and beauty influencer Jamie Genevieve to create a complexion-enhancing tanning mist.

The lightweight, antibacterial fluid delivers a subtle glow in four hours, doesn’t need rinsing off and has reportedly helped to get rid of acne breakouts.

  1. St Moriz Luxe Body & Face Bronzing Mist Medium, £18.99, Boots

Infused with organic rose water and soothing goji berry extract, this flora-scented spritz develops in eight hours.

Use it as the last step in your skincare routine at night and you’ll wake up with a gorgeous glow.

  1. 5. Rose & Caramel Skinstant Instant Tanning Spritz, £19.99

Left it too late to do an overnight tan? This spray gives you glowing skin in minutes, drying quickly to leave a bronzed hue that washes off in the shower.

Simply spritz on and blend with a tanning mitt or the Rose & Caramel Blending Brush (£12.99) to ensure a streak-free finish.

  1. Xen-Glow Dark Lotion, £29.99, Beauty Flash

Celeb-approved Xen-Glow (previously known as Xen-Tan) is back after a rebrand, with reformulated products.

Tan-aholics will love the Dark Lotion, which comes with an olive guide colour and develops in three hours. Leave it on overnight for an even deeper bronze.



Angela Langford’s Fresh Up Hydrating Tonic

They say you are what you eat and former MasterChef finalist-turned-beauty guru Angela Langford certainly knows a thing or two about that. That’s why eight years ago, after appearing on the popular BBC TV show, she decided to develop a skincare range with a difference. Her brand’s products are as natural as possible, vegan and cruelty-free so they contain no nasty chemicals but instead a slew of ingredients sourced from nature’s rich bounty. As a result when you apply them they also help to boost your mood and sense of well-being too. Angela and her team have created all your complexion needs courtesy of a number of facial moisturisers, oils, scrubs as well as a selection of body products too. We’re particularly taken with Fresh Up Hydrating & Refreshing Tonic as it’s not only great to spritz on during the day when your skin might be looking a little lacklustre, it’s also perfect for sensitive skin and an essential part of your beauty routine, too. Apply it after cleansing your skin and before putting on your moisturiser and let its rose, geranium, orange blossom and aloe vera natural ingredients hydrate, refresh and soothe your skin – all naturally of course.

Angela Langford’s Fresh Up Hydrating & Refreshing Tonic, £14,


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