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self tanners for dark skin

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Self-tanners are a great way to get a even, natural-looking tan. They're easy to use and don't require a lot of maintenance. They're also very effective, giving you a nice, even glow in just a few hours. Here's our list of self-tanners for dark skin.

$19.00

Not orange, great for really fair skin!...I'm incredibly pale and have a hard time finding a self tanner that doesn't turn me orange or just look bad in general. ...This is the streakiest self tanner I’ve ever used! I have been using self tanners on and off since I was 14 years old (I’m now 32), so I have plenty experience using them and using various brands.

What it is:
A lightweight mousse that allows you to choose your tan, from a light glow to a deep dark tan.

What it is formulated to do:
Control the depth of your tan with St. Tropez’s most advanced formula yet for a natural, healthy-looking tan that lasts for days. Wait just one hour before showering for a light sunkissed glow, two hours for a medium golden tan, or leave on for up to three hours for a deeper, darker bronze, to suit your skin tone. 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

$45.00

I usually never write reviews, but I love this self tanner. I have pretty much tried every single self tanner there is and this one so far has been my favorite. ...best gradual self tanner...I have been self tanning for years and this is the best tanner.

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

What it is:
A lightweight and hydrating bronzing mousse that allows you to choose your depth of dark—four hours for the iconic dark tan or eight hours for an intense, extra-dark tan that lasts for days.

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

If you want to know more…
Experience the deepest, darkest tan yet.

Isle of ParadiseSelf Tanning Glow Drops

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2078335

Color: Dark - Bronzed Glow

2.6K Reviews

$32.00

Best self tanner I've tried...You do need to exfoliate and remove quite often and don't go too dark because it will look too fake. I haven't learned how to blend my hands and feet so they don't show that I have used a self tanner. ...Good self tanner...Super easy to use and doesn’t turn your hands orange. It’s not super dark, i have fairly light skin and am using the dark shade and it isn’t too dark.

What it is: A bottle of color-correcting self-tan glow drops for face and body that easily mix with your favorite moisturizer, serum, foundation, or body care for a custom glow.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycerin: Hydrates skin.
- Avocado Oil: A fast-absorbing, skin-conditioning agent that is high in vitamins A and C.
- Chia Seeds: Rich in omega 3 fatty acids and support skin barrier function.

What Else You Need to Know: These custom glow Self-Tanning Drops for face and body were developed to work with your unique skin tone to visibly brighten, reduce redness, and even tone so you can glow your way. The level of glow is customizable based on the number of drops you mix with your moisturizer, serum, foundation, or body care.

Isle of ParadiseSelf-Tanning Water

Size: 6.76 oz/ 200 mL·ITEM: 2078392

Color: Dark - Bronzed Glow

1K Reviews

$32.00

Best Self Tanner...I have never written a review before but had to because this truly is the best self tanner. It is amazing! As will all self tanners exfoliating before applying is key. ...The only self tanner you should buy!...I have an olive skin tone and I found that the dark color still gives me a natural glow to help me get through the winter!

What it is: A quick and easy spray tan at home, this clear, color-correcting self-tanning water formula delivers hydration and glow.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness, Dullness, and 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, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Self-Tanning Water is perfect for face or body. Just spritz and go for a healthy-looking, hydrated glow.

$48.00

Love it! Color is very natural and dark. I already have olive skin. Easy to use. ...BEST SELF TANNER...OBSESSED! I have used countless self tanners and this is by far my favorite!!!

What it is: An express sunless tanner in an organic mousse that also helps skin appear smoother.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Texture, Dark Spots, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Mousse

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Eco-Slim Active (Caffeine and Arabica Coffee Seed Extract): Proprietary blend of natural green coffee extracts that provide sustained microcirculation action.
- Nephelium Longana Seed Extract: Helps to improve microcirculation and smooth skin surface.
- DHA (Dihydroxyacetone): Eco-Cert approved natural tanning ingredient derived from sugar beet.

Charlotte TilburyMagic Vanish Color Corrector

ITEM: 2245116

Color: Tan - orange for deep skintones

306 Reviews

$32.00

medium skin tone...Perfect coverage for my dark circles. I pair it with a light coat of my Huda beauty concealer....This is bomb I have always had dark circles nothing covered them up, this however melts in your skin and your dark circles are GONE!

What it is: A buttery, lightweight, full-coverage color corrector that conceals pigmentation and brightens the appearance of the under-eye area.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Cream

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Flavanoids: Help visibly diminish the appearance of under-eye puffiness.
- Carnauba Wax: Allows for a silky-smooth application.
- Mica: Provides a smooth, silky feeling to the powder, as well as an outstanding illuminating effect, which enhances skins luminosity.

$32.00

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. ...Very even tan, can be applied as a lighter tan or buildable to a very dark bronzed glow. Doesn’t have a super strong self tanner smell to it either.

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.

$20.00

I don't normally write reviews but I couldn't believe the ones I was reading on this. This tanner has been the best self-tanner experience I've ever had in my history of self-tanning. ...The application is super easy, easily blends, the smell is of a normal self-tanner smell. The only thing is, I left it on for about 12 hours.

What it is: A travel-friendly kit of St. Tropez's bestselling tan on the go—shower off after one, two, or three hours for a light, medium, or dark tan.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 100% Natural DHA: Customizable tanning agent that fades evenly.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, comes in recyclable packaging, and is reef safe.

Isle of ParadiseSelf-Tanning Water Refill

Size: 6.76 oz/ 200 mL Refill·ITEM: 2346740

Color: Dark

38 Reviews

$24.00

I love that it is "water" and doesn't give you the feeling of having something thick on like the mouse self tanners. The only downfall with it is that it does make my skin drier than usual a day or two after but I think that is pretty common for most self tanners! ...Am honestly obsessed. Never buying another self tanner

What it is: A refill pouch for your Self-Tanning Water bottle (sold separately).

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Pores

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Coconut Oil: Hydrates and smooths the skin.
- Chia Seed Oil: Hydrates and supports skin barrier functions.
- Avocado Oil: Acts as a fast-absorbing skin-conditioning agent.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

$30.00

I’ve never been a big self tanner before, but Isle of Paradise makes it so easy! ...best self tanner out there!...i’ve been using Isle of Paradise’s self tanner for probably about a year now and i recommend it to all my friends. i just tried this mister bottle and it’s so easy to use and *as always* my tan looks smooth and even. i love this tanner so much bc when it fades it isn’t patchy either. definitely recommend this kit!

What it is: A kit with everything you need to become a spray tan pro with a flawless glow, containing the Pro Glow Spray Tan Mister and Self-Tanning Water.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Dryness, and Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Coconut Oil: Hydrates and soothes skin.
- Avocado Oil: A fast-absorbing skin-conditioning agent, high in Vitamins A and C.
- Chia Seed Oil: Rich in omega 3 fatty acids and maintains skin barrier function

Ingredient Callouts: These products are vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Revolutionize the way you tan at home for the quickest, easiest way to professional results that you ca

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