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8 New Fake Tans Changing The Game This Summer

It's fake tan, but not as you know it.

06/06/2016 13:05

The latest crop of fake tans are ready and raring to hit the market, just in time to bequeath you with glossy, bronzed limbs straight out of a Victoria's Secret runway show (the Angels go through 100 bottles a year, don'tcha know).

In recent years sunless tanners have come a long way from streaky marks and you've-been-Tango'd hues. In fact, 2016's offerings are as up-to-date as some luxury skincare, boasting buzzword ingredients and skin-boosting claims.

Read on for our pick of the eight most groundbreaking fake tans hitting shelves this summer:

  • Fake Tans With SPF
    Vita Liberata/Bondi Sands
    When it comes to staying safe in the sun, these skin-friendly formulations are a godsend - especially for fake tanners in a hurry, or those who like to 'glow as they go'.

    The luxurious Vita Liberata Marula Dry Oil Self Tan SPF 50 (£39.00) is the first of its kind (oil-based with SPF) to hit the market, while Bondi Sands has given its coconut-scented Every Day Gradual Tanning Milk (£10.99) a makeover with an added SPF 15.
  • Next-Gen Face Tanners
    Madame LA LA/James Read Tan
    Gone are the days of breakout inducing facial fake tanners or forgoing your three-step routine for a bronzed visage.

    For an anti-ageing effect, try Madame LA LA West Coast (£25) - a bronzing serum with added retinoids. Or spritz on the rosewater-infused James Read H20 Tan Mist (£20) to calm and hydrate skin.
  • Oil-Infused Products
    Fake Bake/Xen Tan
    The beauty industry is still all about oil, so it's no surprise the stuff is popping up in our fake tan.

    Fake Bake Flawless Coconut Tanning Serum (£29.95), harnesses the skin-softening power of - you guessed it - 'superfood' coconut oil, and can be used on both face and body. Xen-Tan Transformation Ultra (£49.99) gives an ultra-smooth finish with broccoli seed and Moroccan oils.
  • DHA-Free Fake Tan
    Hand Chemistry/Hylamide
    DHA, a colorless chemical derived from glycerin, is the main active ingredient in most fake tans on the market - but some claim the 'browning reaction' can damage skin.

    The jury's still officially out on that one (it only affects the already-dead skin layer), but those looking for a DHA-free tanner are in luck thanks to Hand Chemistry Glow Oil and Hylamide Booster Glow Serum (both £20) which use raspberry keto-sugar to stain the skin.

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