I recently discovered Isle of Paradise, a cruelty-free line of tanning products and guys, I’m hooked!! I love a good spray tan and the glow that comes with it, but going to the salon to get one is f#@%ing expensive. So I’m always on the hunt for products to help extend my pricey bronzing or give me a solid at-home alternative. Isle of Paradise has a great selection, but their self tanning drops are the best!
You just mix a few drops in with your moisturizer and apply your moisturizer like normal. (Just make sure to wash your hands after!) It smells great, and in just a few hours, your skin has a perfect soft glow like you just spent an afternoon in the summer sun (but you didn’t, ‘cause sun damage is real y'all). I apply it with my night cream, and when I wake up in the morning, I’m a new person. It doesn’t make my skin break out or turn orange (‘cause I’ve def been there). It’s just a very subtle, classy golden shade.
Since my skin is SO white I need to build a gradual glow, so I use Golden after getting a spray tan, but when my spray tan fades, I switch to Sun-Kissed. They're really amazing and last a really long time, because you only need a few drops every couple of days! —Elena Garcia, Senior Market Writer
Get them from Sephora for $29 each (available in three shades: Sun-Kissed Glow, Golden Glow, and Bronzed Glow).