Time to Tan

Rachel McAlley our Beauty Writer takes a look at self-tanning products currently at the forefront of the industry.

Ladies and gents, it is almost time to start adding a sunkissed tan of loveliness to our bodies, especially now that we are heading towards lighter evenings and spring is on the horizon.  We are not talking about hopping on an airplane to Hawaii, although that would be wonderful, we are talking about all things beautiful in the world of self-tanning.

There are many different self-tanning products on the high street at the moment, it is in fact a minefield if you are new to bronzing your body, so we have taken the stress out of looking and have come up with two very worthy brands for you to think about.

There is the super well-known self-tanning brand, Fake Bake and the award-winning relatively new brand that is flying off the shelves, Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter.

Fake Bake 5 Minute Mousse
Fake Bake 5 Minute Mousse

Firstly, let me talk about Fake Bake and the 5 Minute Mousse, this is the industry’s most innovative self-tan brand, known for being one step ahead. The 5 Minute Mousse not only provides an instant fast drying tan but also continues to develop while you are wearing it.  It is fuss free and fool proof, it is lightweight and is transfer resistant which means no more fake tan stained clothes!

Priced at £22 for 207ml, available from Boots or online at www.fakebake.co.uk

Fake Bake Flawless Darker
Fake Bake Flawless Darker

 

Fake Bake also has Flawless and Flawless Darker, both dubbed cult classics, these products have won numerous awards and are global best sellers.  Both of these self-tan liquids use naturally derived tanning agents DHA, DMI, and Erythrulose and are fragranced with black coconut.

Priced at £24.95 each including application gloves and mitt, available from Boots or online at www.fakebake.co.uk

Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter 1 Hour Tan Mousse
Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter 1 Hour Tan Mousse

 

Secondly, we have Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter, which launched in 2012 to rapturous applause.  Their best seller 1-Hour Tan Mousse and 1-Hour Tan Mousse Dark were the brand’s very first product to be sold, and both still are the favourite of the collection, currently selling a staggering 3 bottles per minute!

Priced at £7.99 each and available from House of Fraser, Superdrug, River Island, Tesco, Primark, Lloyds Pharmacy, Asda, Co-Op, www.feelunique.com and www.cloud10beauty.com

Cocoa Brown Golden Goddess Dry Body Oil
Cocoa Brown Golden Goddess Dry Body Oil

 

The award-winning Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter at boasts Golden Goddess Shimmering Dry Body Oil, which was the hero summer beauty product for 2016, giving the perfect summer shimmer (and cheekbone highlighter as per Khloe Kardashian’s use)!

Priced at £12.99, and available from House of Fraser, Superdrug, River Island, Tesco, Primark, Lloyds Pharmacy, Asda, Co-Op, www.feelunique.com and www.cloud10beauty.com