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New and Innovative Self-Tanners for Summer

Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Water

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This 100% vegan line just launched at Sephora and is created by a self-tanner to the stars, so you know it's good. The products use color-correcting technology for a natural tan—choose from peach (light), green (medium), or violet (dark)—without streaks or stains. We're partial to this "water" that you can mist on skin (including face) for a Blake Lively–like glow. ($28;

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Coola Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Tan Serum

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Skip a step in your a.m. routine by applying self-tanner to your face as a serum. This serum is lightweight with a blend of argan oil, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. The gradual tan matches your face to your neck to avoid that dead-giveaway line. And if clean beauty is important to you, you'll be happy to know it scored Sephora's seal of approval. ($54;

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Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer

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This formula from Jergens allows you to apply it right out of the shower—no towel-drying necessary. The color builds each day until you reach your desired intensity, from sun-kissed to JLo-level glow. ($9;

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St. Tropez Self-Tan Express Bronzing Face Sheet Mask

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This sheet mask is infused with a hydrating tanning serum that gives skin an instant dewy glow—and a tan that will last for days. Use it for five to 15 minutes depending on the level of tan you're after, then sit back, relax, and get your self-care on. ($9;

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Tan-Luxe The Face Illuminating Self-Tan Drops

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Add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer, serum, or face oil to create your own customized self-tanner. Best of all, the toxin-free formula contains aloe vera and vitamin E, so your skin will be bronzed *and* hydrated. ($49;

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Ethique Bombshell Self-Tanning Bar

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Ethique is entering the U.S. beauty market with an eco-friendly approach to skin care. The products—even self-tanner—come in solid bars which are rubbed on the skin and develop a tan within four hours. One bar (mandarin scented!) is the equivalent of two bottles of liquid tanner. ($32;

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Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant Skin Finish

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This cult favorite is a multitasker. The lotion acts like body makeup, giving you an instant glow and blurring the appearance of any skin "imperfections." And while you wear it, the natural self-tanner develops, leaving you with a glow that lasts for up to a week. ($45;

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Guerlain Terracotta Sunless Heavenly Bronzing Mist

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A bit pricey, but the quick and easy application makes this self-tanner a no-brainer for special events. A fine mist comes out clear and then develops in a few minutes into a soft bronze. ($52;

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ZSS Radiant Skin System

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Carotenoids, a compound found in foods such as carrots and sweet potatoes, may give your skin a tanned look, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This system combines a carotenoid-rich supplement and serum to reveal radiant skin after consistent use. ($109 for 30-day supply;

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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Gradual Glow Pad Self-Tanner for Face

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The cult-classic Alpha Beta peel pads from Dr. Dennis Gross provide daily exfoliation to improve skin texture and tone. His newest launch combines the skin-care benefits of the acids with a gradual tanning element for adding buildable color to your face. ($38;

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