Let’s be honest, everything is better with a tan! Today marks the nation’s day to honour tanning, and boy, do we love faux-ing that glow here in Ireland.
The lack of sunlight is, of course partly to blame, but us Celts also got dealt a tough hand when it came to our skin tones; perennially pale, fair and freckly. The land of Saints and Scholars this may well be, but the land of naturally-bronzed babes it certainly is not....
But out of all adversity comes great opportunity and it’s no wonder then, that we’ve become some of the world’s most masterly self-tanners…. Practice does make perfect after all. Creams, oils, gels, mousse, wipes – you name it, we’ve tried it and sure enough, have our favourites. Some formulas for particular occasions, some depending on colour-depth required, others for effort-level executed…. because, just like us, not all self-tans were created equally.
So if you’re a rare, Irish tanning neophyte or you’re just looking to add to your bronzing armoury, here’s an edit of our best-loved.
This bronzing serum works double-time - it hydrates while gradually imparting a sun-kissed glow and can be mixed with your favourite moisturizer or oil for radiance-boosting effects.
For a Quick Fix that Lasts:
This multitasking gem gives the most flawless skin finish instantly, while a longer lasting self-tan develops underneath.
For Dry Skins:
Formulated with organic Coconut Oil, this rich balm that melts into the skin for a deeply nourished glow.
For a Believable Hue:
This delicious self-tanner smells like Cocoa and has a tinted caramel colour for easy application and a natural-looking golden glow.
For a Gradual Fade:
Use this milk daily as an everyday moisturiser to keep skin hydrated and golden. No weird streaks and no sheet-transfer!
For Next Level Bronze:
Not for the fair-at-heart, the rich guide colour washes off to reveals an ultra-dark olive tan, that isn’t at all tangoed.