I know that many of you aren’t from the UK, but for those of you that are, I know how frustrating it can be to read tanning reviews for products which you can’t pick up in your local Boots or Superdrug!! See my list of the best self tanning products in the UK!
Isle of Paradise
This brand is a Boots special, if you pop into your local boots they are likely to stock the whole range. If you’ve been anywhere else on this blog, you’ll know that I rave about these products a lot, but in this post I’m going to cover a couple of my favourites.
Isle of Paradise Clear Glow Range
Now I know that I talk about this range a lot, but it’s for good reason!! Every single friend who I’ve referred this product to has gotten back to me and said they’re just as impressed as I was when I first tried it. It changed the whole tanning experience for me. I used to think that to get a nice dark tan, I had to spend 6-8 hours being sticky, looking muddy, and staining anything that I touched, until this range came along!
This tan is a mousse, which applies clear to the skin, so nobody will tell that you have a tan on once you’ve applied. Furthermore, it dries nearly instantly, so you can throw your clothes on and go about your day while waiting for your tan to develop. It also has a really crisp clean scent, and everyone I’ve recommended this product too has said how impressed they were with the lack of fake tan biscuit-y smell.
Despite this ridiculously easy application, the colour you get is amazing! I use the ‘Dark’ shade, and the colour I get looks like I’ve been off in the Mediterranean for 2 weeks. I will recommend this range for ever!
Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops
This product was another absolute game-changer from this marvellous brand. If, like me, you’re someone who likes to stay looking as bronzed as you can in between tanning sessions, you need this product!!
I used to use gradual tanning moisturisers in between tanning sessions, but was always disappointed that even if I used them twice a day, my colour would still fade! This is no longer an issue with these self tanning drops, they’re designed to blend in with your favourite moisturiser, and you have complete control over how dark you can go. I find that 2 drops doesn’t give me enough colour, but 3 drops is perfect. 3 drops of this product mixed in with my daily moisturiser (once a day) gives me absolutely fabulous results, and keeps me looking nice and dark.
The Fox Tan
The Fox Tan is a brand that has gotten a lot of social media hype over the last year, and in my opinion this is for good reason. This product is revolutionary in the way it works. Their most raved about product is probably the Rapid Tanning Elixir. For those of you that don’t know, this is basically a lotion that you use on your body every day (just like a body lotion/moisturiser), and it helps to boost your melanin so that your skin is primed for sun exposure.
I personally like to sunbed a couple of times a week throughout the summer, as it saves me having to lay out in the sun for hours and risk burning, and I have noticed that when using this product, the colour I achieve is so much darker and develops so much faster than using my regular accelerator. Furthermore, the product is so lovely on the skin, it has a really nice tropical scent, and dries super quickly leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth.
Whereas this elixir is designed for daily use, that requires long term application to see the benefits, for those of you after more short term results, you need to try the Rapid Tanning Mist. This is a product that you put onto your skin just before sun-bedding or laying out in the sun, and it works as an accelerator for the tanning process. Again, this product has gained so much traction because it simply achieves results so much faster than anything else on the market.
Luckily for us UK babes, you can pick this range up in your local Boots, however if you want the 2 products I speak about above for a discounted price, the best place is here on Amazon.
You may not have heard of this brand, but one google search of reviews will tell you all you need to know. This brand’s innovative products have been raved about by social media influencers and beauty guru’s alike. Here I will talk about 2 of their best products.
This product is simply amazing for anyone looking for an instant colour. It’s a lotion that you rub into your skin for an instant tan, it’s waterproof and smudge proof, and when you’re done with it, it simply washes away with soap and water. This product is not only amazing for an instant colour hit, but if your current tan is fading and going patchy, this beauty will cover that right up to give you a nice even glow.
Phenomenal 2-3 Week Tan
Yes you read that right! This tan claims to stay on your skin for 2-3 weeks, and I can confirm that it isn’t a lie. This product is great for all my busy girls out there who just don’t have time to tan every week! The only thing you have to watch out for is that sometimes this product can stick too much and it can be a struggle to get it off. But I have always managed it with my tips and tricks that you can find here.
This product (and brand in general actually) is considered luxury, and therefore you’re going to pay a higher price point, as this tan retails for £30.00 on average.
However at the moment, you can purchase the Phenomenal 2-3 Week Tan for £20.00 here!
Thus concludes my list of what (I believe) are the best self tanning products in the UK right now! As always if you have any questions about any of these products, leave a comment and I’ll get back to you right away.