Photography: Emma Palmer
Launched by beauty specialist Marc Elrik in 2015, Tan-Luxe changed the self-tanning landscape when the brand unveiled The Face Illuminating Tan Drops. Two-to-three drops mixed into your favourite cream or serum leaves you with smooth, natural-looking results.
More than five years later, Tan-Luxe has continued to innovate with hydrating self-tans, nourishing body butters and more recently, a self-tan with SPF 30 protection. Here are five of our favourite Tan-Luxe products that deserve a place in your bathroom cupboard…
The original Super Glow Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum is one of our bestsellers and if you thought self-tan couldn’t get any better, then this formula will give you some food for thought. Not only does it deliver the same hydrated, healthy glow, it also provides SPF 30 protection. And, it’s been formulated with just the right amount of tanning agent, so you can use it every day for a streak-free, smooth tan.
With summer in full swing and a lot of us flaunting more skin than usual, the brand’s NEW body formula has been proving very popular. Similar to the Super Glow Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum, this lightweight serum gives your arms and legs a sun-kissed, dewy glow. Infused with hyaluronic acid, it keeps your skin hydrated and your tan streak-free.
If you’re looking for more of a temporary glow, then this hydrating, wash-off gel will tick the box. Infused with vitamin E and aloe vera, the formula helps soothe and refresh skin, whilst giving it a natural-looking bronzed finish.
We’ve all made the mistake of applying self-tan and then forgotten to wash our hands. Furiously scrubbing your hands with a gritty exfoliator usually achieves nothing but dry, sore palms and fingers. The trick is massage an oil based formula into the area and rinse with warm water. Fortunately, Tan-Luxe has this covered with a specially formulated tan remover, which leaves your skin feeling soft, nourished and most importantly, tan-free.
It goes without saying that a Tan-Luxe round-up wouldn’t be complete without the OG drops. Since they landed on our desk five years ago, we have continued to go back to them time and time again for a streak-free, effortless self-tan that we can adjust to our needs and mood.