Fake tan works due to a molecule called DHA, which reacts with nitrogen-containing amino acids in your skin. It sounds super complicated but basically, it works to temporarily colour your skin.
These are our current fave fake tans which we can’t get enough of.
Bondi Sands Wash Off Instant Tan in Dark
Perfect for when you forget to tan the night before an event or to top up your current tan. Plus the spray can is great for quick application.
$17.95 @ Bondi Sands
Skinny Tan Tan & Tone Oil
An ultra-hydrating formula designed for on-the-go application so it's perfect when you don't have time for your usual tan routine. Simply spritz on your body, rub into your skin and you're ready to go. It's also filled with coconut oil which leaves your skin hydrated and you can use this product over two or three days to develop a darker tan.
@29.95 @ Skinny Tan
Bondi Sands Self Tanning Lotion in Light/Medium
This tanning lotion is great for first-time tanners or those with light complexions wanting a natural bronzed look. It's also filled with aloe vera and the scent of fresh coconut so it won't leave you with that fake tan smell.
$19.99 @ Priceline
Bali Body Bronzing Lotion
This antioxidant-rich moisturiser delivers a subtle glow and will leave your skin feeling silky smooth thanks to the addition of vitamin E and natural oils. This bronzing lotion is enriched with organic caramel extract to provide an instant glow.
$27.95 @ Bali Body
Ms.Lova Tanning Mousse
It's super easy to create a professional looking tan at home with this one-hour mousse! This product is non-sticky, easy to apply and will leave you with a streak-free tan.
$32.90 @ Ms.Lova
Pure Tan Bronze Self-Tan Eraser Foam
A natural and gentle formula that removes old tan in just five minutes without vigorous exfoliating. This product is filled with coconut oil which leaves your skin feeling super nourished and means that you won't be left with red, angry skin from scrubbing off your tan!
$19.95 @ Pure Tan
Bondi Sands GLO Shimmer One Day Tan
This one-day tan is perfect for both your face and body as it imparts light reflecting particles on your skin, giving you a glowy finish.
$17.99 @ Priceline
Bali Body Shimmering Body Oil
A fast-drying bronze shimmery body oil which feels lightweight and leaves you with a subtle, sun-kissed glow.
$29.95 @ Bali Body