Imma be real with you… I love HAVING a sunless tan, but I hate GETTING a sunless tan.
I don’t know what it is, I just HATE the way it feels.
But it’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make because like my mama always told me.. “beauty knows no pain”.
However, when I switched to non-toxic products a few years ago it was a first world pain in my ass trying to find a really great non-toxic tanner.
Why does it have to be so hard??
All I’m asking for is a hint of color without a side of estrogen dominance… and I don’t think that’s too much to ask.
I mean, come on!
There’s a scientist out there right now spending hours trying to mix a mango with a banana.. Meanwhile women are being forced to have pale legs.
Tho I still haven’t found the PERFECT sunless tanner… YET (I’m probably going to have to make it myself!) I have found some rreeeealllllyyyy great non-toxic and LESS toxic tanning options that get the job done…
Good: I LOVE the color this tanner gives me. It’s great. Not too dark, not too light, just perfect. It applies very easily and it fades REALLY well. The smell is good AND I don’t smell like I got a tan for days after which is a REAL bonus! This is my preferred tanner for Spring and Summer.. I go thru a couple bottles every summer.
Not so good:
I hate the way it feels when it’s dry. It’s ever so slightly tacky, nothing major, but I don’t really like the way it feels.
This stuff gives a really great subtle glow. That’s a major win because putting sunless tanner on your face is not for the faint of heart. A super tan face is just a harsh look.. So a subtle glow is where it’s at. Also, from what I can tell, this face water doesn’t clog pores!! Ain’t nobody got time for clogged pores.
Not so good:
It says on the bottle not to use it with oils.. And that’s a first world issue for me because I oil my face up like a leather shoe multiple times a day. Facial oils are my LIFE (here’s proof!) So the downside for me is just figuring out how to fit it into my daily SKIN routine.
LOVE the smell, LOVE the way it feels.. this is the ONLY sunless tanner that feels good on my skin. It feels like lotion! This is also the only tan I can apply immediately after shaving and it doesn’t sting my skin. The story of how it was created is really moving as well, so I’m happy supporting it.
Not so good: The bottle is only good for about 4 tans MAX.. so it doesn’t last very long. Also, the tan is not a deep tan. It definitely gives you color, but it’s light. So for me, this is my preferred fall and winter tanner. I use it all fall and winter long.
This is by far one of the most cost effective options as far as non-toxic and less-toxic. It’s easy to find (on Amazon) and the bottle is a really good size so it lasts for a while!!
Not so good:
The color is on the lighter side so if you want a deeper tan you’ll need to do multiple applications. Also, there is no color guide, so if you’re new to tanning there might be a slight learning curve so you don’t miss spots.
- EcoTan Face Tan Water
- Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Self Tanner
- Bali Body Self Tanning Mousse
- Beauty by Earth Self Tanner