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Tanning Drops & Serums For A Foolproof Winter Glow
Tanning Drops & Serums For A Foolproof Winter Glow
A slew of new tanning drops and serums have hit the shelves over the last few months, just in time for perking up winter skin. Drops are amazing for customising your tan and slotting - quite literally - straight into your existing routine, while tanning serums always deliver a hydrated, natural tan. So whether you are a bronzing beginner looking to dip your toe into the world of tanning or are seeking a minimal-fuss way to give your skin a healthy glow throughout winter, these five will get your seal of approval.
The Hydrating Drops: James Read H2O Tan Drops Face

From celebrity tanning maestro James Read comes these water-based gradual tanning drops. Intended to be mixed into your skincare, the formula also contains aloe vera and hyaluronic acid to boost hydration levels. The brand recommends using between one and four drops daily, which gives you the scope to achieve anything from the subtlest of glows to a deeper bronze.

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The Skincare-Tanning Serum: Bare By Vogue Face Tanning Serum

This serum is brimming with hyaluronic acid and antioxidants pomegranate extract and vitamin E, all while bestowing a believable gradual bronze to the complexion. Its two-birds-one-stone formula means you could happily substitute it for your regular morning serum, making it ideal for those who favour a streamlined routine.

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The Mix-In or Use-Neat Drops: Beauty Pie Awesome Bronze Gradual Tan Drops

You’ll find a host of interesting and naturally glow-giving ingredients (like banana flower and red seaweed extracts) in these tanning drops, that will further enhance the bronzed radiance they impart. You can blend with skincare or apply straight to the skin, but the easy to handle, hydrating formula means you can be sure of an even, streak-free finish.

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The Illuminating Serum-Spray: Iconic London Prep-Set-Tan

Iconic have taken their cult, best-selling Prep-Set-Glow (a tinted shimmer spray with skincare benefits that won a legion of fans thanks to its ability to hydrate, illuminate and fix makeup all at the same time) and added tanning agents to create Prep-Set-Tan. It comes in the same two beloved shades, Original and Glow, and is super easy to apply – you spray it on and buff it out using a brush to create an instant shimmery bronzed glow that develops into a lasting tan over the next four to six hours. You can use it from head to toe and its deliciously tropical scent makes it a delight to use.

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The Vitamin-Infused Serum: St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Vitamins Face Serum

Self-tanning heavyweights St. Tropez have devised this water-based tanning serum, that’s loaded with glow-giving skincare ingredients. Employed either by itself or mixed with your moisturiser or foundation, it produces a gorgeously natural bronze over the course of four to six hours. There’s also a cocktail of potent antioxidants to help brighten, like green mandarin water, peach flower extract and vitamin C, plus hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate.

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James Read
H2O Tan Drops Face


Bare by Vogue
Face Tanning Serum


Iconic London


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