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Editor’s Picks: 9 of the Best Wash-Off Body Bronzers for Sun-Kissed Skin in an Instant

Get the glow of self-tanner without the commitment.
Best body bronzer

Confession: I hate self-tanner. I hate how it smells, and I hate how easy it is to mess up—meaning you have to live with weird streaks or patches for days. Even worse (as I explained in my self-tanner tutorial), it can actually harm your skin, too. The active ingredient in self-tanners triggers a chemical reaction that generates free radicals and can even accelerate aging.

Fortunately, self-tanner isn’t the only route to a sunless tan. The latest body bronzers can give you a glowing, sun-kissed look right away. 

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Not only do they deliver instant colour, they’re also safer than self-tanners, have no unpleasant odour, and wash off with soap and water. Most are formulated to be transfer-resistant, so you don’t need to worry about them rubbing off on your clothes.

Keep reading to find out what to look for in a body bronzer, and the best products to try for a commitment-free tan.

Editor’s Picks (At a Glance)

What to Look for in a Body Bronzer

The Best Body Bronzers of 2022

Elaluz Liquid Bronzer with Camu Camu
Tan-Luxe Instant Hero Skin Perfector Illuminating Wash Off Body Bronzer
Isle of Paradise Disco Tan Instant Wash-Off Body Bronzer
Fenty Beauty Body Sauce Body Luminizing Tint
By Terry Tea to Tan Face Body Bronzer
Tanologist Insta Glow Instant Tan Illuminator
This Works Perfect Legs Skin Miracle
James Read Enhance Body Foundation Wash Off Tan
South Seas Island Glow Body Bronzer

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