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self tanners for dark skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for self tanners for dark skin.

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.

TAN-LUXETHE WATER Hydrating Self-Tan Water

Size: 6.76 oz/ 200 mL·ITEM: 2012268

Color: Medium/Dark

86 Reviews

$48.00

Amazing Self-Tanner...This is an amazing self-tanner. It doesn’t streak, it doesn’t smell, and it doesn’t dry my skin. ...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-LUXEHYDRA MOUSSE Hydrating Self-Tan Mousse

Size: 6.76 oz/ 200 mL·ITEM: 2012284

Color: Medium/Dark

61 Reviews

$49.00

This is an awesome self tanner! I have a yellow undertone to my skin, which most self tanners would make me look orange. ...I have experimented with self tanners for the last 20 years of my life, and this is my holy grail.

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

What it is:
A fragrance-free, streak-free tanning mousse that provides a radiant glow.

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

If you want to know more…
This purified self tanning mousse combines raspberry seed oil, and vitamins C, E, and B to illuminate and nourish look of skin. This mousse visibly hydrates and softens while gradually tanning for a bronzed look that lasts up to 10 days and fades evenly. The formula features a low pH to give the most natural, undetectable results for an odorless, streak-less tan.

TAN-LUXETHE FACE Illuminating Self-Tan Drops

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2012334

Color: Medium/Dark

456 Reviews

$50.00

Medium / dark is DARK...This is the strongest self tanner. I think the problem is I got medium / dark. ...I am blonde with fair skin and green eyes, and this self-tanner helps me achieve a natural-looking (never orange) warmth; I mix it with my day and night creams and repeat as needed.

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 Glow Drops

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2078335

Color: Dark

2.7K 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

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.

TAN-LUXEWonder Oil Illuminating Self-Tan Oil

Size: 3.38 oz/ 100 mL·ITEM: 2118966

Color: Light/Medium

31 Reviews

$69.00

I wish this wasn’t quite as expensive but it is really the best self tanner I have ever used!!...best self tanner out there...The next morning I had a dark, even, glowing tan! No other tanning product I have used has given me such a dark tan.

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

What it is:
An oil-based self-tanner for a luminous glow, featuring a cooling rollerball applicator.

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

If you want to know more…
Rejuvenate, visibly sculpt, and tan. Wonder Oil is a true oil-based self-tanner with a cooling rollerball applicator. This unique self-tan oil is infused with tanning actives and a blend of six pure, plant, and omega oils including jojoba, argan, and raspberry seed oil. Organic tanning actives work to deliver a buildable, luminous glow.

$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.

Isle of ParadiseSelf-Tanning Water Refill

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

Color: Dark

39 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.

TAN-LUXEMini THE FACE Illuminating Self-Tan Drops

Size: 0.3 oz/ 10mL·ITEM: 2472348

Color: Medium/Dark

26 Reviews

$25.00

Strong self tanner smell is too much...Bough this because it was always talked about and seemed like a great product< The texture feels nice but the smell gets worse the longer it stays on your skin. It has the typical cheap self tanner smell and it is so strong! ...My new go to self tanner for the face! No smell!...My new favorite self tanner for the face! It's so easy to just mix a few drops in my moisturizer at night & wake up with a tan.

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.

Iconic LondonPrep Set Tan Tanning Mist with Hyaluronic Acid

Size: 2.53 oz / 75 mL·ITEM: 2587301

Color: Original - subtle, sun-kissed effect

29 Reviews

$29.00

I’ve never been a big self tanner gal but this is the perfect product for people who don’t really self tan and even self tanner girlies who maybe dont have time for the full process of normal tan. ...I am a fan of Iconic products so my husband gave me this product as a gift along with the brush. I have never used a self tanner before because people used to say that it would leave spots, that it would leave orange skin... but this product is a great choice because it leaves your skin natural and the smell is amazing.

What it is: A tanning mist infused with the most premium tanning agents to give you your best golden, glowing tan yet.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Leaves the skin feeling happy and nourished for a tan that looks seamless and lasts.
- Multivitamins: A complex of vitamins A, E, and F, known for their skin conditioning and antioxidant properties, to help the skin feel nourished.
- Fresh Formula: Cucumber and chamomile extract help your skin feel refreshed and revitalized.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan. It is also cruelty-free.

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