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We’ve got your year-round shimmer sorted

From creams to drops, gradual tans to express colours, here’s 10 of our fave fake tans that every tan-thusiast needs to try.

For first-time tanners

L’Oréal Sublime Bronze Gradual Self-Tan Body Lotion

Achieve an even and natural-looking tan with L'Oréal's self-tan lotion. This streak-free formula allows you to build to your desired colour, not to mention it keeps skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated.

“I've bought many different gradual tanning lotions before and never found one as good as this.” – Marge47, boots.com

For a gradual tan

Tan-Luxe The Gradual Illuminating Tanning Lotion

Add a hint of colour with Tan-Luxe’s heroic formula. This lightweight oil-lotion hybrid melts into the skin to deliver a natural, buildable colour.

“The colour made me look healthy and not at all orange.” – LJS1, boots.com

For a tan without the fake tan smell

St Tropez Purity Bronzing Water Gel

Totally transparent, this tropical-scented gel develops into a natural, golden tan that lasts. No biscuit scent here!

“Fake tans are usually so obvious on me, but this one gives a beautiful light golden colour to my skin and smells lovely.” – Alice, boots.com

For a streak-free tan

No7 Perfectly Bronzed Self Tan Quick Dry Tinted Lotion

For a colour so realistic that others will ask where you holidayed, try No7’s lotion. This silky moisturising formula glides on easily to give an instant hint of colour.

“It leaves you with a lovely natural looking tan with no streaks or strong tan smell.” – Lydiarose, boots.com

For easy tan removal

Bondi Sands Self Tan Eraser​​​​​​​

Fake tans most important sidekick? Remover. Melt away stubborn tan with Bondi Sands’ hero eraser. This unique formula leaves skin feeling silky smooth and nourished.

“One word – amazing! It’s brilliant for sensitive skin and it cleanses your skin leaving it super soft. Every fake tanner NEEDS this.”- AnonMiss, boots.com

For a tanning pro

Bondi Sands Liquid Gold Self Tan Foam

For an I-just-stepped-off-the-plane look, try Bondi Sands' tanning foam. Enriched with argan oil and infused with the scent of coconut (dreamy!), this hydrating tan leaves skin golden and dries in seconds.

“It's great and goes on super easy. I'm not a tanning expert but with this you don’t need to be. No smell. Doesn't streak. Wears evenly. Would recommend.” – Karen70, boots.com

For prolonging that tan

Dove DermaSpa Summer Revived

Get that holiday hue all year round with Dove’s lotion. Fast absorbing and non-sticky, this weightless body lotion provides a natural, bronze glow.

“Brought this on my return from holiday and still look like I have my tan six weeks later.” – Debalina, boots.com

For the perfect application

Bondi Sands Self Tan Application Mitt

The secret to a golden glow lies in the application. Bondi Sands’ mitt not only prevents your tan from absorbing into your hands (goodbye orange fingers!), it also helps ensure an even, streak-free finish. Wash this tanning mitt and re-use it time and time again.

“The best tan mitt I have used. Its velvet fabric made the Bondi Sands Ultra Dark Tan go on amazingly with no streaks, no patchy bits and made it less sticky. Definitely recommend.” – Caitlin, boots.com

Now you’ve got the lowdown, it’s time to find your fake tan match and get glowing!