Here is all my (up-until-now) research about my favorite sunless tanners! I don’t spend a lot of money on self-tanner. And, I am picky about self-tanner! My normal tanning routine is to shower and exfoliate at night, and shower again in the morning. All opinions are mine.
L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion
Why I Use It: It’s a classic. It’s cheap. It’s good.
Smell: Normal – pretty strong.
Drying Time: 30 minutes? I walk around and dry off before getting ready for bed.
Streakage: Possible. Sometimes it worries me.
Uniqueness: Good fast color. With glitter…I am glad the glitter comes off in the morning.
Price: $7.85 on Amazon
Overall: Cheap and predictable. Hate the glitter!
Alba Botanica Natural Very Emollient Sunless Tanner
Why I Use It: All NATURAL and smells AMAZING!
Smell: AMAZING. I would buy lotion that smells (and feels) this good.
Drying Time: Same. 30 minutes?
Streakage: Possible. It doesn’t worry me.
Uniqueness: No initial color – it builds and takes a few hours. SMELLS AMAZING and is a thick awesome lotion. Love the consistency.
Price: $7.24 on Amazon
Overall: Love the smell and consistency. Still possible streakage.
Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer
Why I Use It: Good everyday glow – not tan. EASY: no evening tanning session
Smell: Smells good! Can use in the morning!
Drying Time: None. Like normal body lotion.
Uniqueness: It eliminates the need for a weekly tanning session. Everyday does the trick.
Price: $6.79 on Amazon
Overall: Love the ease. Not enough for a tan, though, just a glow.
L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes for Body
Why I Use It: It is easier, and dries faster than tanning lotions
Smell: Less than the lotion, still noticeable.
Drying Time: 10-15 minutes, less than tanning lotions
Streakage: Still possible – I was surprised.
Uniqueness: The towelettes make the application very easy! But, it is also easy to forget a spot :).
Price: $7.99 on Amazon for 6 towelettes, Normally $10 at the drug store
Overall: Easier application than tanning lotions. A little more pricey for the amount. Doesn’t smell as good as Alba 🙂