The Best Self-Tanning Products To See You Through Fall's Darkest Days

While long, sunny afternoons are far behind us, glowing skin doesn't have to be. These days it's easy to maintain a sun-kissed glow – without a streaky line, uneven patch, or stained bed sheet in sight.
The new tanners are quick and easy, meaning you can say goodbye to sour scents and standing around waiting for products to dry, and hello to made-to-measure drops, clear formulas, and gradual glows. From the fast-acting to the long-lasting, read on for our picks of the best tanning products to get you through fall and winter.
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This innovative little bottle is ideal for beginners. Simply add 2-3 drops into your daily moisturizer for a healthy gradual glow or up the dosage for a just-stepped-off-the-plane look.

Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for Face, $32, available at Ulta Beauty.
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For a subtle wash of color, this gel formula is non-sticky and fragrance-free.

Clinique Face Bronzing Gel Tint, $25, available at Clinique.
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A few dollops of this cream will leave you with a healthy touch of bronze. Infused with soothing aloe vera and mercifully free from that overpowering biscuit-y fragrance, this is a beauty editor go-to.

St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan, $25, available at Dermstore.
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The skin-care benefits of one of the original overnight tanning products are what set this formula apart from the rest. Containing black rose oil, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and exfoliating fruit extracts, it boosts collagen and improves elasticity.

James Read Overnight Tan Sleep Mask Go Darker Face, $28, available at Dermstore.
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For fans of that classic cocoa butter fragrance, this is perfect if you're not looking for anything too drastic.

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze Gradual Tanning, $7.95, available at Palmer's.
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Look like the ultimate Australian beach babe with this quick-drying formula that leaves a gorgeous bronzed finish with golden undertones.

Bondi Sands Self-Tanning Foam, $24, available at Target.
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Our hero for emergency retouches on the go, this gel absorbs fast and is travel-friendly. Fun fact: Bobbi Brown's dad Joe is also a fan.

Bobbi Brown All Over Bronzing Gel SPF 15, $34, available at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.
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Transparency is the way forward with Tan-Luxe's Hydra-Mousse, which delivers a glow with a side of hydration thanks to vitamin B5, C and E, and raspberry seed oil. You can forget about stained sheets with this gem.

Tan-Luxe Hydra-Mousse Hydrating Tanning Mousse, $57, available at Sephora.
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This lightweight serum can be applied before foundation or mixed in with your daily moisturizer. The bronze, gold, and caramel pigments give your complexion warmth and radiance, while hue correctors cancel out any red or yellow undertones.

NIOD Photography Fluid Tan Opacity 8%, $32, available at NIOD.
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Easy to apply and fast-drying, this moisturizing gel is enriched with vitamin E and will leave your skin silky smooth with a natural-looking glow.

Lancôme Flash Bronzer Face Gel, $42, available at Lancôme.
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A bronzing-hydrating hybrid containing bearberry, to reduce the appearance of fine lines ,and raspberry stem cell extract to soothe redness, this gel is the perfect tan-enhancer.

Chantecaille Radiance Anti-Age Gel Bronzer, $47, available at Nordstrom.
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A mix of collagen-boosting ingredients plus cucumber and rose lends the skin a glow. This fast-absorbing serum can be added to your moisturizer or used alone as a primer under makeup.

Vita Liberata Self Tanning Anti-Age Serum, $45, available at Sephora.
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While a little pricier, this is well worth the money. With visible results only two hours after application, this tanning fluid is jam-packed with beneficial ingredients to help prolong your tan and enhance your complexion.

Sisley Self Tanning Hydrating Facial Skin Care, $145, available at Sisley.
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Black and red tea extracts teamed with cold-pressed fruit moisturize the skin while keeping the tanning pigments streak-free. It's long-lasting and easy to apply.

By Terry Tea To Tan Face & Body, $88, available at Dermstore.
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An award-winner for a reason, this fine, clear mist spray dries in seconds and won't stain your sheets. It's infused with aloe vera and witch hazel to soften skin while providing a rich color that mimics a natural tan.

Hampton Sun Sunless Tanning Mist, $36, available at Hampton Sun Care.
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