Clarins Self Tanning Milky Lotion
A GH Beauty Lab test winner, this Clarins lightweight lotion with softening glycerin can be used on both face and body to give skin a flattering warmth that testers loved. Evaluations found that the lotion glided on effortlessly with no mess or drying time.
Every single tester agreed the instructions were easy to follow, usage wasn’t messy, it absorbed fast and as a bonus, it leaves a natural-looking finish. Several reported that the color wasn’t “orangey,” but some thought it was streaky. “This is a winner — I’ll never go back to the self-tanners I’ve used in the past,” one said. Note: The buildable formula doesn’t need to be rinsed off and can be reapplied as desired to get a darker shade (a tester said two applications resulted in a “deep tan”).
Ulta Express Tan Tinted Mousse
Bronze beautifully without breaking the bank using this tinted Ulta Beauty foam formula, which scored top in GH Beauty Lab testing at achieving a “tan” that looked uniform and faded evenly. It rated above the rest on many fronts: 100% of testers liked the “airy” mousse and mitt application, 85% said the color wasn’t streaky or blotchy, 95% found that it faded evenly and 90% would continue to use it. “The result looked like my actual suntanned skin,” one raved. However, some testers felt it was too light, sharing that it didn’t give them an “ultra dark” color even after multiple applications.