As far as groundbreaking fake tan formulas go, we think we've just hit the jackpot. On our endless quest for a fuss-free summer glow, we stumbled across the fake tan to end all fake tans: Isle Of Paradise's Self-Tanning Water.
First of all, this is a tanning WATER. To spell it out for you, a clear formula means goodbye to a blotchy, streaky tan and see ya later to your orange-stained sheets.
Packed with a ton of organic tanning actives, Isle Of Paradise's Self-Tanning Water also contains avocado, chia seed and coconut oils to deliver a hit of hydration and prolong the life of your tan. Not only that, the tanner gives off the most delightful eucalyptus and peppermint fragrance in place of the token nasty fake tan smell.
To apply, simply mist your skin until it's totally saturated. Then, blend the formula will a tanning mitt in sweeping motions. As normal, apply the excess tan on your glove gently to your face, hands and feet. Once the tan has absorbed into your skin, there is no need to wash it off, so you can go about your day post-mist.
Plus, you can tan completely in good conscience — all of Isle of Paradise's tanning products are 100% vegan, cruelty free and organic. And being that they're free of parabens, sulphates, mineral oils and phthalates, you're not only being good to the environment, but you're also serving your skin some serious lovin'.
In case a perfectly even tan and moisture-packed skin isn't reason enough to nab a bottle of, the self-tanning waters also work to colour-correct your potentially uneven skin tone. The range contains a green water to cancel redness, a lilac water to nix yellow, sallow tones, and a peach water to brighten.
Of course, tanning waters are not a totally new concept. James Read's H2O Tan Mist ($39 at MECCA) allows you to gradually bronze with the added bonus of skin-loving vitamins and minerals to soothe, restore and hydrate.
Tan-Luxe's The Water Light ($69.95 at Adore Beauty) is yet another revolutionary tanning formula, containing a blend of purified water, vitamins B, C and E, Raspberry Seed Oil, plus natural tanning actives which all contribute to hydrated, perfectly bronzed skin.