I remember years ago when the first face lotions that were formulated with a bit of self-tanner were launched—really a genius concept! But, they still stank and made you look more orange than golden. Well, that was then, and this is now. Here are three new “glotions” that give you a great, natural-looking glow, actually smell really nice and also have added anti-aging skincare benefits to boot. Not only do I love the subtle sun-kissed look they create, but I also love how easy they make it to wear minimal makeup, especially during the summer. If you don’t have a lot of skin issues, you can pass on applying foundation, just swipe on some sunscreen, lipstick and mascara, and run out the door! Here they are:
1. Dr. Gross Alpha Beta Daily Glow Moisture, $42. This lightweight, oil-free moisturizer has glycolic and lactic acids to help speed up cell turnover, as well as antioxidants, soy protein, hyaluronic acid and encapsulated DHA, which is the time-released self-tanning ingredient. The color develops within three hours and is so subtle, you can use it day and night.
2. St. Tropez Gradual Tan Plus Anti-Aging Multi-Action Face, $44. This formula is a bit creamier so it’s great for dry skin. It firms, plumps, and reduces fine lines while hydrating without blocking pores. It also has Aromaguard™ fragrance technology which eliminates the tell-tale self tan aroma—thank god!
3. Jergens Natural Glow Face Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 20, $9. This formula is a winner for that fact that is has broad-spectrum sunscreen and the price is right. It comes in two different shades—Fair to Medium and Medium and Tan—so you can choose the right one for you. It also has recently been reformulated to eliminate the tell tale self tanner odor.