These days, I generally skip self-tanner and spray tans. That said, I still consider myself a connoisseur in the art of self-tanning and all the offerings on the market. No joke, I have an entire cupboard at home brimming with mousses, lotions, waters, sprays, powders, and every other self-tanning innovation you can think of. Something that may surprise you? Some of my favorite formulas can be found at the drugstore.
Even though I love pricier picks from Isle of Paradise, St. Tropez, James Read, and Bali Body, I still have major love for Jergens, L’Oréal, Sally Hansen, and other low- to mid-cost brands you can easily find on Amazon or at Walmart. Ahead, I’m sharing eight of the best drugstore self-tanners I personally use, have purchased in a pinch while traveling, and/or have recommended to friends when they don’t want to spend $50 on a bottled bronze. Keep scrolling! All my faves lie ahead.