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Top 14 Sunless Products Now in Canada

The appeal of a good glow is nearly universal—whether you have the ability to lay out for a bit in the sun or if you want a temporary sun-kiss when you’re nowhere near a beach. A touch of tan can give skin an instant, rested radiance, but with the allure of a faux glow can come the (reasonable) fear of a spray tan or at-home application gone wrong. Nobody wants to look like a Cheeto. Thankfully, there are a number of sophisticated self-tanning formulations on the market, from mousses and foams to oils and creams that boast streak- and blotch-free bronzing action.

How does self-tanner work?

Self-tanners exist thanks to an active ingredient called DHA (dihydroxyacetone).

“When applied, DHA comes into contact with the amino acids in the surface layer of the skin, creating a pigment or melanoidin,” explains Harold Lancer, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist.

Gabriella Baki, Ph.D., a cosmetic scientist and assistant professor of pharmaceutics at The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, explains that the higher the percentage of DHA, the more pronounced the tanning action will be. “Products available in stores usually contain 3% to 5% DHA,” she says. “They are usually labeled as light, medium, and dark, which can help consumers pick the right product.”

DHA is also the ingredient that gives a lot of products an unpleasant “self-tanner smell,” but luckily for us, modern formulas have come a long way in masking it with fragrances such as coconut, aloe, and watermelon.

How long does self-tanner last?

“This skin coloration is temporary, and often only lasts only about one week, as the skin will naturally shed its dead cells,” says Dr. Lancer.

It’s also worth noting that it usually takes anywhere from between eight to 48 hours for the skin to fully develop a ‘tan’ from the DHA, so if you’re in search of a more immediate tan, look for tinted or instant options.

From beginners who just want a subtle glow to those who want to become a full-blown bronze goddess, we rounded up some of the best foam mousse self-tanners new to the Canadian market.

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Top 14 Sunless Products Now in Canada

EVERYDAY GLOW | GRADUAL TAN FOAM VIOLET BASE GRADUAL TAN FOAM TO BUILD A WARM, SUPER DARK BROWN SKIN FINISH Look like you've just stepped off the beach in Positano or flew in from a Mediterranean holiday escape. Use Violet Everyday Glow Gradual Tan Foam daily to build a rich, super dark brown finish. Use daily to build or maintain your existing self tan, with a flawless airbrushed skin finish.

$44.95

1 HR EXPRESS TAN A COOL, INTENSE SUPER DARK BROWN SKIN FINISH Look like you've just returned from Rio. Dark Ash gives you a cool, intense super dark brown finish. A mix of dark ash brown bronzers counteracts red and gold undertones in your skin to deliver a natural looking, cool intense tan. This easy to apply, streak free and self adjusting formula ensures a seamless application every time.

$44.95

1 HR EXPRESS TAN THE WORLD’S 1ST COCONUT WATER TAN This one-of-a-kind bronzing treatment, is supercharged with antioxidants to restore skin hydration, whilst revitalizing the skin. The weightless formula absorbs quickly to lock in moisture, while essential fatty acids found in natural coconut soothe dry areas and improve overall skin texture and tone. The boost in hydration replenishes the skin, making this 1 Hour Tan work as a natural moisturizer with a rich super dark brown skin finish.

$44.95

1 HR EXPRESS TAN A RADIANT, EVERYDAY CLASSIC TAN WITH A SUN KISSED GOLDEN SKIN FINISH. Not too light and not too dark, Caramel is perfect for those looking for a classic, sun kissed, golden skin finish in as little as one hour. This easy to apply, streak free and self adjusting formula ensures a streak free, natural looking finish every time. Caramel Self Tan Foam suits all skin types and tones for those wanting a natural, sun kissed golden skin finish.

$44.95

1 HR EXPRESS TAN X60 QUAD BRONZING MELANIN ACTIVATING INTENSIFIERS. Absolute X60 is the darkest of all ultra dark tans. X60 quad bronzing melanin activating intensifiers are combined with naturally derived tan actives to produce a darker, faster tan by activating skin cells to boost colour. The unprecedented power of blended X60 quad bronzers provides rapid unparalleled bronzing results. By choosing when to shower, create an instant tan that continues to develop into the darkest colour available, without the fake tan smell.

$44.95

1 HR EXPRESS TAN A COOL MID-TONE NATURAL BROWN SKIN FINISH For a silky smooth, matte brown skin finish, Mink is perfect for those looking for a natural looking, cool mid-tone tan in as little as one hour. This easy to apply, streak free and self adjusting formula ensures a streak free, natural looking finish every time. Quadruple dark bronzers work with tan extending multi-vitamins and oils to deliver a picture perfect tan in an instant that continues to develop into soft, matte velvety skin finish.

$44.95

1 HR EXPRESS TAN FOR FAIRER SKIN TONES OR FIRST TIME TANNERS Achieve subtle bronzed, glowing skin in as little as an hour with MineTan Medium-Dark Express Tan Mousse. Perfect for first time tanners or those with fair complexions. The Triple Action Formula of our 3 tan actives Erythrulose, DHA & Bronzers works to produce a more even, longer-lasting, streak-free finish whilst keeping the skin deeply and more consistently hydrated - all to develop the deepest, most natural looking tan attainable. Lightweight, fast drying and with a tropical coconut scent it’s your perfect partner to get that iconic beach bronze.

$29.95

1 HR EXPRESS TAN FOR ALL SKIN TONES WANTING DARK RESULTS Achieve dark bronzed, glowing skin in as little as an hour with MineTan Double Dark Express Tan Mousse. Perfect for all skin tones and those wanting darker tan results. The Triple Action Formula of our 3 tan actives Erythrulose, DHA & Bronzers works to prod uce a more even, longer-lasting, streak-free finish whilst keeping the skin deeply and more consistently hydrated - all to develop the deepest, most natural looking tan attainable. Lightweight, fast drying and with a tropical coconut scent it’s your perfect partner to get that iconic beach bronze.

$29.95

1 HR EXPRESS TAN FOR EXPERIENCED TANNERS WANTING THE DARKEST RESULTS Achieve ultra dark bronzed, glowing skin in as little as an hour with MineTan Ultra Dark Express Tan Mousse. Perfect for more experienced tanners and those wanting the darkest tan results. The Triple Action Formula of our 3 tan actives Erythrulose, DHA & Bronzers works to produce a more even, longer-lasting, streak-free finish whilst keeping the skin deeply and more consistently hydrated - all to develop the deepest, most natural looking tan attainable. Lightweight, fast drying and with a tropical coconut scent it’s your perfect partner to get that iconic beach bronze.

$29.95

darkest candy scented party-proof, sweat and transfer-resistant 1 hour self tan mousse when you like to party allllll weekend long and need a tan that can party as hard as you do, where do you go? why, to this party-proof, sweat and transfer-resistant self tan mousse that smells so sweet it’s good enough to eat. sweet like candy but tough enough to go the dancefloor distance. Look hot AF in this darkest candy-scented 1 hour tan mousse. how dark...? rinse in just 1 hour for a groovy glow... or leave on for longer if you dare to go darker. how to use...first up, get naked. or at least naked enough to tan your super hot bod. apply mousse with your b.tan tan mitt, wait at least 1 hour and then shower. streak free, vegan friendly, paraben free & 100% natural DHA

$19.99

dark 1 hour self tan mousse when all you want is a natural dark tan. shed the moon kissed sun of winters past and embrace the unnatural natural sensation of fake tan. you’re looking for a natural, perhaps even fashionable tan to rock during the day and into the night. something that, like your diamonds, looks real but... hey, there’s nothing wrong with faking it until you make it. how dark...? rinse in 1 hour for a natural dark tan... or leave on for longer if you dare to go darker. how to use... first up, get naked. or at least naked enough to tan your super hot bod. apply mousse with your b.tan tan mitt, wait at least an hour and, then shower. If you want it crazy dark - double coat it, leave on for 4+ hours. streak free, vegan friendly, paraben free & 100% natural DHA

$19.99

darkest 1 hour self tan mousse when the darkest tan possible isn’t quite dark enough. when the darkest tan possible just isn’t quite dark enough, where do you go? why, to the darkest darkest tan possible of course 😉 you’re obviously a super obsessed tanning addict with a huge tanning problem, and we’re not here to judge. in fact darling, we’re here to enable. how dark...? rinse in just 9 minutes for a natural tan... or leave on for longer if you dare to go darker. how to use...first up, get naked. or at least naked enough to tan your super hot bod. apply mousse with your b.tan tan mitt, wait at least an hour and, then shower. If you want it crazy dark – double coat it, leave on for 4+ hours. streak free, vegan friendly, paraben free & 100% natural DHA

$19.99

darker 1 hour self tan mousse when you're ready to come over to the dark side. let’s cut to the chase, we know you want to b.tanned. we know you want to look hot...ready for those insta selfies. so we won’t waffle about the amazing dark results; the name pretty much says it all. just use this product and have an awesome ‘dark’ tan instantly. simple. how dark...?rinse in 1 hour for a natural dark tan... or leave on for longer if you dare to go darker. how to use... first up, get naked. or at least naked enough to tan your super hot bod. apply mousse with your b.tan tan mitt, wait at least an hour and, then shower. If you want it crazy dark - double coat it, leave on for 4+ hours. streak free, vegan friendly, paraben free & 100% natural DHA

$19.99

darker violet based 1 hour self tan mousse that knocks out the orange tones when you’re ready to come over to the dark side (in an exotic rich dark tan) you obviously want something exotic, steamy, and different from all the rest. Well darling, we can promise a dark tanning experience you won’t soon forget. Just sign your name on the dotted line... and let’s get started on that funky time 😉 how dark...? rinse in 1 hour for a natural dark tan... or leave on for longer if you dare to go darker. streak free, vegan friendly, paraben free & 100% natural DHA

$19.99

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