Clarins Delicious Self-Tanning Cream ($40): Your newly caramel-hued skin will elicit questions about a recent vaca. Its creamy texture (it smells not of DHA, but like a tub of rich pudding – yum, yum, yum) goes on easily and is absorbed immediately, enveloping you in a lucious cocoa aroma. This light cream provides long-lasting (about a week) color and yields an absolutely mistake-proof application. It can concentrate a bit on knees, ankles, feet and elbows, so be sure to apply a bit of rich body lotion to those areas first.
My fave part? The formula helps prevent premature skin aging, so you can feel even more virtuous about your decision to tan safely.
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