Best Self Tanners for Beginners

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Achieving a beautiful, sun-kissed glow has never been easier with the best self tanners for beginners. Whether you're new to self-tanning or looking for foolproof options to enhance your natural complexion, these products are designed to deliver a flawless tan without the harmful effects of the sun. With a wide range of formulas and application methods available, you can confidently embark on your self-tanning journey and achieve a radiant, golden tan that will leave you feeling confident and glowing all year round.

Isle of ParadiseSelf Tanning Natural Glow Face Drops

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2078319

Color: Light

3.1K Reviews

$29.00

I was tired of having to find my winter shade so I decided to try self tanners for myself. I love this oil because it doesn't turn you orange! ...Quick, non transferable, no smell amazing!!! I have been using self tanners for over a decade and honestly I’m usually not imprint them. ...BEST Self Tanning Drops for your face!!!!

What it is: A customizable self-tanner in face drops, supercharged with skincare ingredients to visibly even tone, brighten dull skin, and leave you with a healthy-looking glow.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- DHA: Visibly evens skin tone and creates a natural golden tan.
- Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C): Powerful antioxidant reduces visible redness, dark spots, and uneven tone.
- Avocado: An antioxidant that helps skin maintain hydration.

What Else You Need to Know: The lightweight, clean, concentrated formula easily mixes with your moisturizer or serum for a naturally bronzed, streak-free, long-lasting tan in one application. For a flawless skin base, you can also mix drops with your favorite foundation. Color-correcting actives minimize

TAN-LUXETHE WATER Hydrating Self-Tan Water

Size: 6.76 oz/ 200 mL·ITEM: 2012276

Color: Light/Medium

103 Reviews

$48.00

best self tanner i've used...best self tanner i've used. Doesnt smell, looks super even. ...Best self tanner!!...I have used many self-tanners and this is, hands downs, the BEST!!

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A vitamin-infused, streak-free tanning water that provides a radiant glow.

Solutions for:
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Dryness
- Uneven skin tone

If you want to know more…
This completely color-free vitamin-infused tanning water combines purified water, vitamins B, C, and E, raspberry seed oil, aloe vera, and organic tanning actives to illuminate and hydrate. Exclusive Triple Tan Technology combines a blend of organic tanning actives, which work with skin to deliver an undetectable, stain-free tan.

TAN-LUXETHE FACE Illuminating Self-Tan Drops

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2012235

Color: Light/Medium

571 Reviews

$50.00

I've tried them all, since self-tanners became "a thing", and this is the best!...The BEST Self Tanner...I've tried so many self tanners, and I'm absolutely positive that I'm the worst at applying these.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A tanning concentrate that transforms any moisturizer, serum, or face oil into a custom self tanner.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Uneven skin tone

If you want to know more…
This cruelty- and toxin-free concentrate transforms your favourite moisturizer, serum, or face oil into a bespoke self tanner. Triple Tan Technology combines a blend of organic tanning actives, which work with your skin tone to deliver a radiant, natural-looking tan. Raspberry seed oil, aloe vera and vitamin E support softer-looking, nourished skin for a streak-free finish.

Isle of ParadiseSelf-Tanning Oil Mist

Size: 6.76 / 200·ITEM: 2559615

Color: Dark

350 Reviews

$32.00

Isle of Paradise makes the best self tanners out there hands down! This is no exception! ...The color is very natural too. This is one of the best self tanners out there!

What it is: A bi-phase self-tanning body oil that is supercharged with three hydrating heroes—shake to awake skin paradise.

What Else You Need to Know: When shaken, powerful actives hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and squalane, plus a vitamin-rich sea kelp base combine with seven nourishing oils including argan, grape seed, and avocado to lock in moisture for up to 24 hours. Self-Tanning Oil Mist provides your most natural-looking, longest-lasting glow, guaranteed. Plus, the easy-to-apply mister gives a streamlined, streak-free, full-body application in under two minutes.

$32.00

The best self tanner...I have used self tanners for years, and I have not found a product that even stands a chance next to this one. ...CLEAN SELF TANNER!!...This is the best self tanning mousse!! Most self tanners (St Tropez, Loving Tan, Bondi Sans) give me a rash/weird skin reaction.

What it is: A clear, lightweight, and hydrating water-to-foam formula with color-correcting actives for a deep, long-lasting, natural-looking glow.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness, Dullness, Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Avocado Oil: High in vitamins A and C, it’s a fast-absorbing skin conditioning agent.
- Chia Seeds: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, they support skin barrier function.
- Grapefruit Oil

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This clear, lightweight mousse absorbs quickly so you can apply and go in minutes with zero transfer.

Isle of ParadiseSelf-Tanning Mousse

Size: 6.76 oz / 200 mL Dark·ITEM: 2665925

Color: Dark

110 Reviews

$32.00

Great self tanner! So glad I got to try this one. I usually hate self tanners but this one went on quite neicely and evenly on my body. ...New must have self tanner...I have never used a better smelling self tanner in my life. I didn’t feel sticky or gross going to bed like I do with other self tanners.

What it is: A lightweight and quick-drying tinted mousse with a deep color payoff that lasts for up to a week and fades like a natural tan.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Grapefruit Oil: Contains brightening and calming properties.
- Avocado Oil: Conditions skin with vitamins A and C and improves the look of skin elasticity.

What Else You Need to Know: This tanning mousse features a naturally derived guide color for an easy, fuss-free application. It’s formulated with plant-based grapefruit, chia seed, and avocado oils for a hydrated, even and long-lasting tan with no streaks, stains, or smells.

$44.00

Best self tanner on the market...Goes on great, dries quickly, no "self tanner" smell - best of all is the color!!! ...This is one of the best self tanners I've used! Looks natural and is easy to apply.

What it is:
A lightweight, easy-to-apply classic mousse that dries quickly with no self tan smell and an even fade.

What it is formulated to do:
For an iconic, natural, and healthy-looking tan, this newly formulated, lightweight classic mousse tailors to your individual skin tone, for that longest-lasting tan in one application. It’s streak-free, easy to apply, quick-drying, non-sticky with no transfer, and ultra-hydrating. Plus, it has no self tan smell, yet features a new mood-boosting fragrance.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product contains a 100 percent natural DHA and is clinically proven to moisturize for up to 24 hours.

$54.00

Finally a facial self tanner that works....I have tried various facial self Tanners and none of them really work. This product gives me a natural glow . ...best face tanner out there...I’ve tried at least 10 different self tanners and this is the absolute best for your face.

What it is: A gradual sunless-tanning face serum infused with a blend of argan oil, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and plant cell cultures for hydrated, visibly glowing skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles and Dryness

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Dihydroxyacetone: Is a natural tanning ingredient derived from sugar beets.
- Centella asiatica Cell Cultures: Nurture skin and visibly reduce signs of aging.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Attracts and binds water to maintain skin’s visible softness and suppleness.

$9.00

This mitt is very similar to others I’ve used for self tanners. It definitely helps make the application more even....perfect mitt for applying self tanners. doesn’t feel cheap, easy to clean and can be reused for a flawless tan

What it is: An applicator mitt with a luxurious, velvety texture to ensure a streak-free finish and stain-free hands every time.

What Else You Need to Know: This patent-pending Double Sided Luxe Velvet Tan Applicator Mitt is the ultimate tanning essential for a flawless finish and stain-free hands. Evenly distributing self-tanning product, this waterproof and lined tanning mitt blends and buffs to ensure the best results every time.

$45.00

best self tan ever!...its so dark but natural. if its applied a little streaky, its still perfect once rinsed off. the best part is that it fades evenly! ive had self tanners fade in patches but this one gradually fades evenly as a real tan would....HOLY GRAIL OF SELF TANNERS....I have spent many years and lots of money trying to find the best self tanner that didn't make turn me orange, fake looking or streaky and I have found the holy grail of self tanners...seriously though, it has a dark almost green color guide so it makes it literally impossible to be streaky because you can see exactly where you applied it, you may look like the hulk after so I would reccomend applying it before bed but once you rinse it off you have this beautiful olive tan that looks like you spent a week in Mexico.

What it is:
A lightweight mousse that tailors to your individual skin tone for the deepest, longest-lasting tan in one application.

What it is formulated to do:
For the deepest tan yet, this lightweight mousse tailors to your individual skin tone and gives the longest-lasting tan in one application. It’s streak-free, easy to apply, quick-drying, non-sticky with no transfer, and ultra-hydrating. Plus, it has no self-tan smell, yet features a new mood-boosting fragrance.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product contains a 100 percent natural DHA, and delivers a natural-looking glow to all skin tones and types.

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“As someone who is intimidated by self tanners this makes it easy! It was easy to combine with my normal Moisturizing routine for a continued summer glow”
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“Im not really into self tanner but I thought I’d try it out. It did give a darker more bronze look to my skin so if you’re darker and you like self tanner this is definitely a great choice”
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“This product gives you just the right color. It’s easy to apply, it gives a desirable glow and I recommend this to anyone in search of a self tanner”
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“My favorite self tanner. application is very easy and the tan is very subtle and streak free”
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“There is a slight smell that’s typical of self tanners, but it wasn’t overwhelming. I also think that will vary based on what you mix it with”