Face Tans To Keep Your Skin Glowing All Winter Long

No makeup (or holiday) necessary

If the idea of face tans strikes fear in your heart, let us put your worries to rest.

Face tans are very different to the self-tanning foams and creams you apply you to your body. 

They’re formulated specifically with skin-loving ingredients to add a wash of colour to the face, that’s subtle, but buildable. Some even work with your skincare.

Face tans are more about evening out the complexion, rather than completely changing skin tones, for a radiant face that looks fresh and sunkissed without a scrap of makeup on.  

Trust us, this product is about to become your barefaced BFF. Here are our favourites…

isle of paradise

Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops, $42 at

Designed to be mixed with your face moisturiser, the Isle of Paradise tanning drops are all about colour correction. Available in light, medium and dark, it’s the in-built benefits of each that will help to guide your shade selection. Light is for brightness, medium is for neutralising redness and dark is for reducing orange tones and sallowness in the skin.


Tan-Luxe Sleep Oil, $66 at

If you like finishing your evening skincare routine with a facial oil, you’ll love this tanning hybrid. Not only will you wake to a glorious sunkissed face, but the oil rejuvenates and hydrates the skin overnight for an overall healthier complexion.

bali body

Bali Body Face Tan Water, $29.95 at

If you like your skincare products lightweight, this is the face tanning solution for you. Feels and applies just like water, the only difference being you’ll develop a noticeable glow within 4-6 hours.

dr dennis gross

Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad Intense Glow Self Tanner For Face, $61 at

Combining the smooth results of an AHA and BHA exfoliation with a tan? Absolutely genius. If your skin is easily congested, you’ll reap the benefits of tightened pores and the elimination of blackheads in one swipe, all while gaining some streak-free colour.

eco tan

Eco Tan Face Tan Water, $34.95 at

Free from synthetic ingredients, Eco Tan’s organic tanning water is incredibly gentle on the skin. It’s hydrating and antioxidant properties also make it an excellent match for acne-prone complexions; calming the skin, while camouflaging redness with a natural and gradual tan.

loving tan

Loving Tan Deluxe Face Tan Dark, $32.95 at

If this isn’t your first face tan rodeo and you’re looking for something that’ll make a difference in one application: this is it. Unlike the others on this list, this one has a colour guide so you’ll immediately see it on the skin. It’s formulated to be washed off after two hours or left longer for an even deeper colour.

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