What if we told you there were actually self tanners out there that look and feel like water, smell like practically nothing, and won't stain your white cut-offs. No, you're not dreaming — this is actually a reality now in 2018, thanks to a few companies who listened to our complaints and got inventive with their formulas.
The fact is, you don't actually need a tinted formula for the active tanning ingredient (DHA) to work. Most of the added colorants are to adjust the shade of the tan or to provide a guide color for even application. In fact, co-founder of Tan-Luxe, Marc Elrick, tells us that some of these dyes can actually prevent the DHA from penetrating the skin, which shortens your tan's lifespan before it begins.
There aren't a ton of products on the market with this innovation quite yet, but there are a few gems we've tried and loved. Click ahead to check out nine dye-free products necessary for all the self-tanning skeptics and devotees out there.