The Best Self Tanners for Your Face

From wipes to boosters, these cover all the bases.


Anti-Aging: COOLA Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Face Serum


Get your tan on while also taking care of your skin with this 70 percent organic formula. Argan oil and hyaluronic acid hydrate, vitamin C helps brighten, and plant stem cell cultures smooth. The gradual tint is super light—practically foolproof—and gives the perfect subtle glow.

To buy: $54;

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Moisturizing: St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Gradual Tan Plus Luminous Veil Everyday Illuminating Face Cream


If hydration is key, try this gradual tanning cream. It’s made with avocado oil and camellia flower extract to nourish skin and antioxidants to help prevent signs of aging. In addition to a long-lasting tan, you'll get an instant glow upon application, thanks to light reflecting pearls.

To buy: $30;

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Booster: Tan-Luxe The Face Anti-Aging Rejuvenating Self-Tan Drops


Turn whatever moisturizer you’re already using into a customized tanner. Depending on your skin tone, mix 1 to 4 drops into your existing moisturizer, serum, or face oil, then massage it in. It also contains aloe vera and vitamin E to sooth and hydrate.

To buy: $55;

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Makeup: Almay Healthy Glow Makeup + Self Tan


This two-in-one foundation covers flaws, while also imparting a long-lasting glow over time. Available in three shades, the multi-tasker also contains SPF 20.

To buy: $15;

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No Mess: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Gradual Glow Pad Self-Tanner for Face


For those in a hurry, these foolproof wipes will become your new best friend. Swipe on clean skin, then toss. No goop or residue is left behind, just a gradual glow.

To buy: $35;

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