The Best Fake Tans for Spring: Get Beach-Ready Skin at Home

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Ready to embrace a gorgeous golden glow now that spring has sprung? If you're a self tan lover like us, we have the perfect sunless tanning products waiting on our FTF warehouse shelves just for you! Faux your glow without the slightest sniff of a harmful UV ray and come and discover the best fake tans for your skin and tanning needs.

We’ve been on a quest trialling different tans to find the perfect formulas that deliver those flawless results every time. And we certainly found some real gems. From the best tan for fair skin, to the deepest, darkest fake tan that still looks beautifully natural, we’ve got your covered in today’s post. So, if you’re looking for the best self tanner to name your new holy grail, you’re in the right place.

Best Tan For Fair Skin

If you’re looking for the best tan for fair skin, then we think you’ll love Bondi Sands tan, particularly their Bondi Sands Technocolour Sapphire 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam. This innovative formula is created using Dermachromatic™ Colour Technology, low-level tanning actives, and a dose of electrolyte hydration, too! It’s perfect for fairer skin tones as it has a blue-grey colour guide that counteracts the development of orange tones, and instead, gives a natural look to lighter skin tones. With its tailored levels of DHA to best complement your skin function, along with tailored levels of active ingredients to ensure tan longevity and seamless fading, this gives you a fabulous natural-looking tan.

Best Dark Fake Tan

Looking for ultra dark tanning results in double-quick time? Loving Tan have just the formula for you: Loving Tan 2 Hour Express Mousse Ultra Dark. Best suited to the glow gurus who are confident at applying fake tans, this salon-inspired formula uses naturally derived DHA to give you a deep, dark tan. With an instant veil of colour that can be rinsed away in just two hours, it’s easy to spot any areas you’ve missed, so you won’t have to worry about those annoying streaky results (we’ve all been there!). With an additional infusion of aloe vera, your skin will be left not only deeply tanned, but also deeply hydrated, too.    

Best Gradual Self Tanner

Give your skin a soft, gradual glow with Gatineau Golden Glow Gradual Tan. This sun-kissed colour develops in four hours and can be used daily until you reach your desired shade of bronze, then every other day thereafter to maintain it. With DHA to add a golden hue, coconut oil to smooth, hydrate and maintain your skin barrier, and vitamin E to defend your skin against free radical damage and external aggressors, discover this skincare tanning hybrid.

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The Best Instant Tanner

Looking for a commitment-free body bronzer? Whether you’ve got a last-minute invite or simply want to wash away your faux glow at the end of the day, you’ll love Skinny Tan Instant Tanner.

Hydrating but transfer-proof, the quick-drying and non-comedogenic formula helps to smooth your skin and minimise imperfections whilst giving you a gorgeous sun-kissed shimmering glow. Worried about the threat of rain ruining your tan? Worry no more – this splash-proof formulation won’t let you down.    

The Best Natural DHA Tan

Can we hear a round of applause for the world’s first 100% natural DHA self tan? Yes, that’s right, Coco & Eve Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing Foam is not only made with 100% DHA, but it’s also packed full of beautiful Balinese ingredients that work to nourish your skin as you tan, giving you a long-lasting, natural-looking, olive-toned tan. This Coco and Eve self tanner features innovative Cellushape technology that actively targets cellulite, dark spots, and dehydration, all whilst giving you a beautiful golden glow. Plus, the mango and guava scented formula is allergen-free.

The Best Tanning Drops

Tanning drops are the perfect way to control your own level of glow! Some can be used alone, but most are created to be added to your daily moisturiser to give your skin a gorgeous sunless tan. Hello Sunday The Self Tan One Self Tan Drops can be used either way and adapt to our own skin tone, giving long-lasting results. Packed full of antioxidants, like vitamin C, and rhodiola extract, the formula works to protect your skin lipids against oxidative stress. It also helps to reduce inflammation and protect your skin from UV radiation.

The Best Tanning Mist

Looking for the ultimate in fuss-free tanning? Then it’s time to spritz on your glow with OSKIA Adaptive Tan Mist – a mist so fine that you don’t even need to rub it into your skin. This glow-giving mist is packed to the brim with a whole host of skin-bosting ingredients, including vitamins, peptides, and OSKIA skincare superstar ingredient, MSM (hailed as the beauty mineral, MSM reduces inflammation and boosts your skin’s collagen production). The clever formula works in three phases to give you the ultimate results.

Phase one: Sunless glow - Get a healthy, sunless glow in just three-to-four hours.

Phase two: Melanin booster - This step works its wonders within your skin, boosting melanin for a natural tan that protects you from the sun's rays, all without the risks of sun damage.

Phase three: Bronzed goddess - Finally, dive into the deep end with a long-lasting, bronzed tan that looks like it’s fresh from the beach.

Shop The Post

Loving Tan 2 Hour Express Mousse Ultra DarkLoving Tan 2 Hour Express Mousse Ultra Dark
Loving Tan 2 Hour Express Mousse Ultra Dark

£37.75 £41.95 10% offsaving
Skinny Tan Instant Tanner 125mlSkinny Tan Instant Tanner
Skinny Tan Instant Tanner

£9.99
Hello Sunday The Self Tan One Self Tan DropsHello Sunday The Self Tan One Self Tan Drops
Hello Sunday The Self Tan One Self Tan Drops

£15.00 £20.00 25% offsaving
OSKIA Adaptive Tan Mist bottleOSKIA Adaptive Tan Mist
OSKIA Adaptive Tan Mist

A tri-phase natural tanning water containing natural ingredients such as Vitamins B5, C & E, Amino Acids, Pea Peptides and MSM.

£48.00 £60.00 20% offsaving

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