As temperatures drop and tan lines fade, it can seem like a challenge to keep up the summer glow. Out of all these tried and true self-tan brands VALLEY is going to tell you which ones are a must, and which ones you can skip as well as dupes to some of the pricier options.
St. Tropez Express Bronzing Mousse
First up is the St. Tropez Express Bronzing Mousse. While somewhat pricy at $44.00, the foamy product does glide on easily and seems to add a little extra moisture to the skin as well. Don’t be alarmed by the greenish-color when it goes on, it gradually turns to a nice golden tan color. We all have seen the scary orange hands; VALLEY definitely recommends purchasing an applicator mitt to apply this product.
Final Rating: 7/10
B.tan “I want the darkest color possible” Mousse
For those tan fanatics ballin’ on a budget, try out this fantastic St. Tropez dupe: b.tan’s i want the darkest color possible self-tan mousse. You can shop this product for less half the price of St. Tropez tanning mousse at Target or Walmart. While St. Tropez is slightly longer-lasting, it is very comparable in quality to B-tan’s self-tanning mousse.
Final Rating: 9/10.
Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops
For only $29.00 these self-tanning drops deliver amazing results. The drops are available at Sephora and come in 3 shades: light, medium and dark depending on your desired level of tan. If you don’t want to put self-tanner directly on your face, these drops are great because they simply mix in with your moisturizer and won’t clog your pores.
Final Rating: 10/10
Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Water
Also from Isle of Paradise that is worth mentioning is the Self-Tanning Water. This self-tan spray is also available at Sephora for only $29. VALLEY recommends spraying the water directly on your body during your nighttime routine. Unlike with tanning mousse, there is no risk of ruining your clothes because the spray goes on clear and then develops overnight.
Final Rating: 10/10
Tanologist Water Sunless Tanning Treatment
A decent dupe for Isle of Paradise products was the Tanologist Water Sunless Tanning Treatment. At around $16.99, the results were somewhat comparable to the tanning water from Isle of Paradise, but overall it is worth spending a small amount more for the Isle of Paradise products for better results.
Final Rating: 7/10.
Whether you are on a budget or looking to splurge, VALLEY is here to help you get your summer glow back.