Self tanners have traditionally terrified us. One glimpse at a paparazzi snap of Lindsay Lohan in 2008 and you’ll see why. As far as skin darkening options, you either had to tan the old fashioned way and get wrinkles and melanoma, or you could walk around with orange palms and ruddy knees for two weeks until you became pale once more.
But luckily, there’s a whole slew of brand new self tanning products promising to provide users with a faux glow to rival that Johnson & Johnson baby oil-fuelled day at the beach we KNOW you weren’t even thinking about indulging in.
For several weeks, we got over our fears and tested out all the new products and here’s the result: Our ultimate guide to the best self tanners on the market today. Want to know which were winners and which made us want to bundle ourselves back up in one of those Poler sleeping bags in 90 degree heat?