Self tanner is a gal’s BFF around this time of year when a sunkissed, bronze-y glow is the dream butavoiding excess sun exposure and constantly reapplying SPF is the reality. Although we all have our favorite products that help us achieve a sunless tan, even ones that are safe to use on our face, some of the traditional mousses and consistencies feel extremely heavy on the skin. That’s why water-tanning mists and mousses are our new favorite lightweight alternatives. We’ve rounded up five we’re totally obsessed with.
The super lightweight Sublime Bronze Self Tanning Water Mousse gives you a natural tan with a watery, mousse consistency that feels airy on the skin. Within four to eight hours, you’ll develop a gradual streak-free glow.
This tropical-scented self-tanning water is gentle on the skin and extremely easy to use. Once applied, the water mousse dries down in a matter of seconds and leaves no sticky residue behind. Better yet, it will leave you glowing for days.
If you’re searching for a lightweight tanning mist that gives you supercharged glow, this James Read H2O is for you. Itleaves behind a gorgeous gold shimmer that looks stunning on all skin tones, is fast drying and lasts for up to five days.
Not only does this luxe formula come in a super ’grammable bottle, it’s also water-based, which allows it to keep your skin hydrated for hours. Plus, it smells like raspberry — a majorly refreshing change compared to other odd-smelling self-tanners we’ve tried.