Self tanning review and compare

How to get the bronzed look without the harmful rays.
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  • Updated:4 Oct 2006


ELLA BACHÉ Great Tan Without Sun

Price per 100ml: $27.69 Elle Bache tanning product

  • Rating it equal highest overall, most of our trialists thought this product gave a fairly even tan.
  • Several people said they liked the product being tinted so you could see where you’d applied it straightaway.

Trialist comment:

  • “Applied well, not too thick and you could see where you applied it. I would use this product again.”

LANCÔME Sôleil Flash Bronzer Mousse 

Price per 100ml: $33.33 lancome bronzer mousse

  • This product was also rated equal highest overall.
  • Most trialists found it very easy to apply and it had the highest proportion of trialists say that the tan still looked very natural five days after application.

Trialist comments:

  • “Very light and easy to apply. I’m confident of an even application.”
  • “Fast to develop colour and not greasy … Faded very evenly and naturally.”


Price per 100ml: $13.20Garnier no-streak bronzer

  • This product didn’t rate quite as highly overall as the top two (it scored 70% rather than 80%), but it’s less than half the price.
  • Most trialists thought it was very easy to apply and gave a fairly even and natural tan.

Trialist comment:

  • “This was easy — not streaky, no mess, dried instantly.”

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