The best natural and organic fake tans
Bronzed skin with a clear conscious
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / October 05 2023
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a sunkissed glow? However, if you’re somewhat melanin-challenged, looking like you’ve just stepped straight off the salt-soaked shores of a beach can be a hard thing to pull off year round.
Luckily, there are a slew of user-friendly tanning options on the market that make bronzed skin a breeze, plus the fact that they all boast naturally-derived, skin-loving formulas is a wicked bonus.
Here are our top picks for adding the glow back before summer strikes:
Luna Bronze Eclipse Tanning Mousse
A great pick for those with dry skin, this ultra-hydrating mousse will erase the fear of dreaded dry patches and colour build-up. It contains a blend of natural caramel extract, and water-binding, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial aloe, as well as the refreshing scent of lemon myrtle, orange blossom and mandarin.
BALI BODY Ultra Dark Self Tanning Mousse
If you’d rather go hard or go home when it comes to your fake tan, BALI BODY’s ultra dark formula may just be the one for you. The deep-hued formula does not mess around, providing the darkest tan possible using a 100 per cent natural DHA formula, while also keeping limbs hydrated with an infusion of nourishing oils.
Eco Tan Organic Invisible Tan
This invisible tan from Eco Tan goes on clear and dries down instantly for a low-fuss, mess-free application. Simply apply using circular motions and hop into bed for a cool eight hours of beauty sleep, before waking up to glowing, bronzed skin the next morning. Just remember to wash your hands thoroughly after application – trust us on this one.
KORA ORGANICS BY MIRANDA KERR Gradual Self-Tanning Lotion
Want Miranda Kerr’s year-round Malibu Beach-babe glow? This gradual tanning lotion is your new best friend. Apply generously post-shower for a subtle, buildable glow and hydrated limbs, the last part of which is thanks to the skin-loving formula that contains a blend of Certified Organic Noni Extract, nourishing rosehip and sea buckthorn oils.
endota spa Organics™ Lilly Pilly & Lime Gradual Tanner
Build on your summer glow with this gradual tanner or start from scratch for a subtle bronze that can be built up to a beautifully toasted hue with regular use. Packed full of antioxidant-rich ingredients like lilly pilly and lime, as well as soothing aloe, this little guy is great for skin in need of a little TLC.
Coco & Eve Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing Foam
Whether you prefer a more natural-looking tan or you like looking like a bronzed Greek goddess, take your pick from Coco & Eve’s medium and dark shades. They both contain a blend of ingredients that help to hydrate, firm and plump skin for a long-lasting tan that looks *chefs kiss* all year round.
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.