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05th Apr 2023

Five of the best tanning products for your face that will give you the perfect summer glow

Clodagh McKeon

For the tanning addicts out there..

What if we told you that you could achieve that beautiful bronzed look without putting a drop of make-up on your face?

You’d be pretty ecstatic let’s be honest.

We’ve compiled five of the best facial self-tanning drops that will change your skincare routine and will give you the perfect summer glow.

  1. The Body Shop Gradual Tan lotion

We are obsessed with this gradual tanner from The Body Shop. It’s simple to apply, blends like a dream, it’s very affordable and it actually works.

Adding this as a little extra to your skincare routine will give you a subtle colour to your face that’s buildable depending on how light or dark you want to go.

It’s lightweight, streak-free and transfer-proof which is ideal when you change your clothes six times a day.

Enriched with organic coconut water and Community Fair Trade organic virgin coconut oil, it smells amazing and it’s suitable for all skin types.

This is available in The Body Shop stores across Ireland – €20.

2. St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Body Serum

This is more on the pricey-er side but if you’re feeling like treating yourself, it’s worth it.

St Tropez is a household name for having the best tanning products on the market that’s for sure and this body serum is no different.

It’s hydrating, suitable for all skin types and it tackles uneven textures, dullness and any redness that you may have on your face.

For the best result, St Tropez say to exfoliate and moisturise your skin before hand.

Once you start using this product, it’s hard to forget about it.

St Tropez are available to pick up nationwide in any pharmacy – €28.

3. VeganTan Self Tan Mist

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The Vegan Tan face mist is everything you need to glow, literally.

Its vegan formula is gentle on all skin types and it is guaranteed Irish – even better.

Aside from the fact that the tan is brilliant, with every bottle bought, they’ve committed to recovering 1lb of plastic from the ocean. We love to hear it.

This face mist is in our top five self-tanners because it sprays evenly onto the face and develops over 2 hours giving us super quick results.

It also fades beautifully!

You can purchase on or you can pick it up in most pharmacies nationwide – €12.99.

4. Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops

What’s all the hype about you ask? The hype is much deserved we tell you.

The Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi is like sunshine in a bottle, but without the damaging effects.

It has taken the online world by storm lately with TikTok tutorials and reviews of the product going viral almost every day.

Again, it’s vegan and suitable for all skin types.

It is rich in Omegas, Vitamin F and it has a mix of protective antioxidants that boosts the skin’s defences. It also reduces the appearances of wrinkles and fine lines.

If you want a luxurious summer slimmer, this is the perfect product for you.

It’s available to purchase in Boots and Arnotts – €34

5. Bondi Sands Self Tan Drops

Bondi Sands is another reliable tanning brand that will give you that sun-kissed look you’re wanting this spring/summer.

A perfect addition to your skincare routine and so easy. Simply add a few drops to your face or body moisturiser, and wake up to a radiant, bronzed complexion.

Totally effortless.

These are brilliant because you can build your tan as the days go on. If you want a darker look, add more droplets and if not, just add a few.

The Bondi Sands tanning drops are available in most pharmacies nationwide – €15.

Whatever tanning drops you decide to use, we know you’ll look stunning with the shimmery summer glow.

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