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Gillette Venus Embrace is the best razor for women we have used in some time. Sure, we have others we like, but this one is the absolute best. Its five blades deliver the closest, smoothest shave without leaving our legs with nicks, cuts or razor burn, and comes with a convenient in-shower holder for extra refills- our inner neat freak can appreciate that fabulous detail. $12.99, drugstore.com

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If we could create what an island getaway would smell like, it would be this: Michael Kors Island Bermuda. This limited-edition scent is vibrant with the scents of freesia, hibiscus, tropical passion flowers, and complimented by soft scents of ceder and driftwood. It’s fresh, inviting, and oh-so office friendly. So while we may not venture to the islands this Summer, we can at least imagine what it would smell like. $62, sephora.com

top10sunlesstnnrs.jpgSummer is the perfect time to give yourself a more tan, glowing complexion, but getting too much sun isn’t the healthiest. For this reason, we have compiled a list of the best self-tanners for 2009 that will help you get the bronze look you desire without the risk of damaging your skin.



Best Overall Application

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Clarins Delicious Self-Tanning Cream- We love this cream because it’s easy to use and formulated with aloe vera to moisturize and cocoa beans to help prevent premature aging. Its golden color guarantees you don’t miss a spot, and because it comes in a tub rather than a spray can, you won’t be cleaning up spots all over your bathroom after applying. $42, nordstrom.com

 

 

Best for Face

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Jergens Natural Glow Daily Facial Moisturizer- For an everyday glow and the protection of SPF 20, this oil-free moisturizing facial self-tanner delivers the perfect amount of natural-looking color. It absorbs quickly and wears well under makeup. $7.49, drugstore.com

 

 

 

 

 

Best For Travel

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L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes are packaged in individual wrappers, making them perfect for travel. One towelette is enough to cover our entire body, and the result is a natural-looking tan— no orange in sight. We found it best to apply in a circular motion for a streak-free finish. The smell isn’t our favorite, but subsides after a day. $8.99 for 6, drugstore.com

 

 

 

Most Dependable

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Neutrogena Sun Fresh Foam should be in your sunless tanning arsenal if it isn’t already. Cherished by its loyal users for years, this citrus-smelling foam goes on clear, develops a golden glow in a few hours and dries quickly once applied. $9.99, drugstore.com

 

 

 

 

Best Import

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Lancaster Easy Bronze Milky Spray SPF 6- As the authority in the field of prestige sun-care products in Europe’s, we now have access to these best sellers. Easy Bronze Milky Spray can be applied at any angle, even upside-down, making it very user-friendly. The result is a streak-free golden glow that lasts for days. $27, spalook.com

 

 

 

 

 

Best For Customization

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Aveeno Continuous Radiance Moisturizing Lotion- The innovative, dual-chambered package has a dial design that allows the user to choose the depth of color to be applied and can be readjusted until the desired shade of bronze is met. $12.99, target.com

 

 

 

 

Best Fool-Proof Kit

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Mystic Tan Perfect Tan Kit for Face ensures the perfect tan with its 3-step system. Gone are the days of over-application thanks to the uber-genius base that increases color depth and saturation in all the right places. $54, sephora.com

 

 

 

 

 

Best Multi-Purpose Formula 

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Hourglass Solar Tan Self-Tanning Primer is just what we gals-on-the-go love. A primer and self-tanner in one, this glow-giving product leaves skin moisturized and prepped for your foundation. Subtle color develops over five days for a more radiant, natural look. $60, sephora.com

 

 

 

 

Best Smelling Formula 

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Bliss A Tan For All Seasons- A user favorite, this antioxidant-rich formula provides a gradual, believable color without the typical “self tanner stink” thanks citrus-scented odor-repelling actives that mask the smell of DHA. $36, blissworld.com

 

 

 

 

 

Fastest Dark Tan 

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Bare Escentuals Faux Tan- This super-hydrating formula dries quickly and delivers instant color ensuring you won’t miss a spot. Maximum color develops in a few hours and lasts for up to a week. We recommend wearing gloves to apply this one, as the formula is highly tinted. $22, bareescentuals.com







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John Frieda Frizz-Ease Creme Serum Overnight Repair Formula improves our tresses while we sleep, ensuring that our dry, damaged, or frizzy hair will transform into visibly smoother hair by the next morning. We love that it leaves our locks shiny and soft, but what’s even better is that it never leaves residue on our pillows (because who needs more laundry to do?) $8.99, drugstore.com

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DuWop Revolotion Bronzing Body Moisturizer is what those of us who use self-tanner call a cult classic. From its silky and smooth finish, to its ability to give a streak-free finish (not to mention its improved non-transfer formula), getting that summer glow is beyond easy with this stuff. 

Bonus: Revolotion contains SPF 15 to go along with the kiss of bronzing pigment and subtle shimmer. $28, beauty.com

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