Self Tanning

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Self Tanner — A Rich Golden Tan without the Risk

Clarins Best Self Tanning Products for an Intensely Gorgeous, Natural-Looking Tan

Self tanners for the face and body are extremely popular products for women looking to feel more confident, in their skin, and achieve a radiant and healthy glow. They deliver a rich, even, golden tan without having to put your skin at risk of burn or sun damage. The best self-tanning lotions and creams are streak-free, natural-looking, and oh-so-easy to use. Advanced, moisture-rich formulas leave your skin nourished, pampered and glowing. They’re also a great way to get your skin summer-ready before hitting the beach.

What is the best self tanner for my face?

Clarins has a range of products to suit every skin type with results so true to you, you’ll love what develops. And you’re in control of your sun-kissed glow every step of the way with Clarins’ sunless tanning innovations—try our Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for Face. It is the perfect product for those who aren’t sure how to self tan and who may be scared to use a tan cream. The customizable formula lets you determine the intensity—from a subtle, sun-kissed glow to a deep bronze tan. Always add three to five drops to your Clarins day and/or night moisturizer to warm your complexion with a sun-kissed glow that gives you a gradual result from first application. Never use alone. All this, combined with the skin care benefits of your regular Clarins day or night cream!

For a special occasion or if you’re after quick results, try Clarins’ vitamin-packed Liquid Bronze Self Tanning for the face and décolleté. A sun-kissed result can be seen in a matter of a few hours.

Clarins has always been devoted to the idea of plant-based skin care — and we will always choose a natural ingredient, over a chemical one, if we are sure it delivers the same level of effectiveness. This is the golden rule that all Clarins researchers follow when designing our innovative products — this includes our sunless tanners.

Both our Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for Face and Liquid Bronze Self Tanning are formulated with 99.8 percent natural ingredients, including Aloe Vera extract—an exclusive hydrating plant-based formula that leaves skin soft - and radiant-looking.

Today, men are taking care of their skin and embracing their outer glow. ClarinsMen Tanning Booster can be used to achieve a natural-looking golden-tan. It should never be used on its own — always mix it with a men's moisturizer to deliver a customizable, made-to measure tan. This formula allows you to determine the intensity, from a subtle touch of sun to a deep bronze tan. You will achieve an even result every time. No ordinary sunless tanner, this booster is formulated with natural plant extracts of Aloe Vera and energizing Bison grass that help to hydrate your skin and leave it looking toned and soothed.

What is the best self tanner for my body?

The best self-tanning lotions and creams should always give you a natural result with no mess, no streaks, and they should leave your skin soft-looking and gently fragranced. Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream is a great example—its tinted caramel color means you can see exactly where you need more or less color. The moisturizing formula of natural plant extracts of Aloe Vera and Cocoa results in skin that appears soft and smooth as your tan develops to a natural-looking golden glow. Your bonus? The delicious scent of Cocoa veils the skin and delights the senses. Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream can also be used for the face.

If you’re concerned about dry skin, Clarins best-selling Self Tanning Milky-Lotion is an ultra-hydrating product for face and body that creates a natural-looking golden glow and can help to hydrate skin for 24 hours[1]. Its smooth, milky texture melts into the skin for effortless application and a streak-free result. Natural plant extracts of Fig and Aloe Vera leave skin looking soft and supple. Your bonus? An irresistible fragrance that delights the senses and delicately perfumes the skin.

Looking for a quick result? Self Tanning Instant Gel is a quick-drying gel for face and body that delivers buildable, natural-looking color instantly. Perfect for those times when you’re in a hurry — the refreshing gel texture glides onto skin effortlessly and dries quickly so there’s no wait time before dressing.

How to apply self tanner for that sun-kissed look – on demand:

  1. For an even tan, prep your skin with Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub For Smooth Skin, and gently buff away flaky surface cells that can act as a barrier between your skin and sunless tanner.
  2. Smooth on gently, in quick strokes, using a small amount at a time.
  3. When applying to the face, avoid the eyebrows and hairline.
  4. When applying to the body, wipe off the elbows, knees, and heels, which tend to soak up more color.
  5. Wash hands and nails thoroughly after application.
  6. Allow the product to dry before dressing.
  7. There are many factors that can influence how long your self tanner lasts, so re-apply as often as needed, to intensify your tan or maintain the glow. A great way to keep your tan all year round is to use a product like Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for Body that effortlessly mixes with any moisturizer for a customizable, natural-looking golden glow.
  8. For best results, use Clarins’ reusable, waterproof Self-Tanning Body Mitt for a smooth, perfect, streak-free application of Clarins formulas — without staining your hands.

Can I control how light or dark my sunless tan will be?

Yes, you can! Apply your product every second or third day to maintain your tan, or more often for a deeper glow. You can even add a few drops of your Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for Face and Body to your normal moisturizer or regular body lotion for a customized tan all year round.

Why it’s important to wear sunscreen all year round

Sunlight causes skin damage to all skin types so it’s advisable to wear a sunscreen.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will develop this condition before the age of 70. Applying sunscreen, daily, drastically decreases your chances of getting skin cancer – good reason to keep your favorite sunscreen at the front of your medicine cabinet!

Clarins’ range of men’s and women’s self tanners for face and body are the safest way to achieve a tanned complexion all year round. So, go ahead – treat yourself to radiant-looking skin!

[1] Instrumental study - 12 women