Summer skin has arrived.

By Maya Gandara
Updated May 06, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
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This past week, I took one look at my pasty, pale legs and immediately pulled out the self-tanner. While being stuck inside has put my outdoor tanning to a temporary halt, there’s no need to wait to achieve effortlessly glowing skin. I’ve tried many self-tanners over the years, but St. Tropez is the only brand I’ve continually come back to. Its bronzing water provides easy, streak-free applications while delivering natural, healthy color to my skin —no orange hues here. Hundreds of Ulta shoppers have voiced similar opinions, claiming the brand’s affordable products are the key to long-lasting, beautiful summer skin.

The Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist is the only facial tanner I can apply without breaking out. I simply spritz the light mist all over my face, and in a few hours I’ll see a darker, radiant color has appeared. The formula features 100 percent natural tanning agents, alongside hibiscus extract and fresh green mandarin water for a subtle tropical scent. The refreshing blend provides an ultra-fine mist that covers the entirety of the face with no patches or streaks, and can be applied on either clean skin or over makeup.

“I use this product on my face daily before I put on moisturizer and makeup,” wrote one shopper. “No one knows it comes from a bottle.”

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Shop now: $30; ulta.com

The perfect pairing to the bronzing facial mist, the Bronzing Water Mousse features the same blend of pollution-fighting, tropical ingredients, yet arrives in a mousse consistency for the entire body. Within four to eight hours, the no-transfer, no-rinse self-tanner produces the same effortlessly buildable, deep color as it’s facial counterpart. It hydrates your skin for up to 12 hours, and leaves a believably natural color that lasts for days. Use the double-sided applicator mitt for an even easier application.

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Shop now: $42; ulta.com

“I've tried so many self-tanners, and this one is perfect,” says another reviewer. “After one use I looked like I was at the beach all weekend. It even fades nicely and has no weird smell. So many of my friends and family wanted to know where I got my tan, and it's from this!”

Both the products are available at Ulta and Sephora. Snag them now to get a jumpstart on your summer glow before June has even arrived.

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