Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel
Best sunless tanner
Reviewers say Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel is the best do-it-yourself tanner because it's easy to apply and it doesn't streak. Although it's more expensive than similar products, testers say a little goes a long way, and the natural-looking tan it imparts is worth its extra cost. Compared to other brands, users say its formula doesn't feel sticky, and it dries more quickly. Because Clarins is colorless, there is no tint to show where you've already applied it. As with all DIY tanning products, users need to wait a few hours before their tans will completely develop. But once it does, users say it will last more than a week. Some complain about Clarins' strong chemical smell. However, all tanning products emit an odor stemming from their active dyeing ingredient, dihydroxyacetone (DHA).