For some, tanning is an essential part of life. Tanning before bed can be messy, sticky and time consuming. Unless you’re a fake tan master, the results can often be streaky, unnatural and lead to that undesirable scaley wear-off.
We’ve tried and tested 5 leading brands’ wash-off instant tans, for those of us who enjoy the ease of putting tan on and taking it off!
Cocoa Brown Wash-Off Bronzing Gel is our go-to tan on those rushed mornings when we need a little bronzing. The Bronzing Gels are available in both matte and shimmer, for those of us who like to glisten through life. The wash-off tan is ideal for women 0n-the-go as dries instantly and won’t rub off on your clothes. It’s also splash-resistant, meaning you can wash your hands safe in the knowledge that your bronzing gel will remain in place. The lightweight formula rinses off in the shower easily and is non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores.
frock’s Top Tip: Apply over your makeup to contour your cheekbones, nose and forehead instead of your usual contouring products.
Bellamianta is quickly becoming our new favourite tan. While the revolutionary instant tan is not wash-off, it is suitable for use on-the-go. The Rapid Mousse was out of stock until the beginning of June, luckily we nabbed a bottle before it sold out AGAIN online! The mousse dries within 60 seconds of application and fully develops within 2-4 hours. The ready to wear colour is transfer and water resistant, meaning your clothes remain stain-free. The hydrating mousse is enriched with natural extracts which help to achieve the perfect tan with longer lasting results. Our favourite thing about this instant tan is it’s even wear-off. After wearing the mousse for over a week, we were pleasantly surprised to report that we avoided the dreaded scaley-tan aftermath.
For an instant tan that will hydrate for up to 72 hours, even after showering, reach for Vita Liberata Fabulous Illuminate Was Off Body Bronzer. The organic moisturising lotion is infused with bronzing pearls which create a luminous shimmer effect. The wash-off tan is both transfer resistant and quick drying, meaning you can tan and go minutes after application.
24 Hour Tanning
For an instant hydrating tan guaranteed to last 24 hours reach for St. Tropez Instant Tan Lotion. The lightweight lotion is both water and transfer resistant. Your bronzed glow will wash off in 24 hours.
Become a golden goddess with He-Shi One Day Tan. The innovative formula enhances your natural skintone to ensure a natural, even glow. The quick drying gel will moisturise your skin throughout the day and easily washes off in the shower.
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