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Sun­tan with­out the sun

The lazy, pool­side days of sum­mer are com­ing to an end. But no one wants to say good­bye to that per­fect bronze from the past few months in the sun. Luck­ily, there are more sun­less tan­ners than ever to chose from to take that glow­ing com­plex­ion into fall.

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ST. TROPEZ GRAD­UAL TAN IN SHOWER GOLDEN GLOW — MEDIUM Best for: The over­sched­uled tan­ner

The brand that set the gold stan­dard for tan­ning prod­ucts has up­dated its best-sell­ing in-shower for­mula with a deeper shade, and it’s worth the up­grade. The ap­pli­ca­tion process is con­ve­nient, par­tic­u­larly for those who only have a few min­utes to spare. Af­ter show­er­ing, turn off the wa­ter and ap­ply like a lo­tion, wait three min­utes, then rinse off. The for­mula does make shower floors slip­pery, oth­er­wise it’s fairly fool­proof. $25 at sttropez­tan.com, as well as Sephora, Ulta, sa­lons and e-tail­ers.

JERGENS NAT­U­RAL GLOW DAILY MOIS­TUR­IZER Best for: The ca­sual user

Jergens’ mois­tur­izer is a cult clas­sic. It feels like a lo­tion and is user-friendly — there’s min­i­mal dan­ger of streaks even for be­gin­ners. The color also is sub­tle, which makes it a good choice for win­ter months. $8.99

CLARINS SELF TAN­NING MILKY-LO­TION Best for: A light pre-va­cay glow

Clarins has been a sta­ple in the qual­ity-tan­ning mar­ket for years, and that in­cludes its new easy-to-ap­ply lo­tion. The mois­tur­iz­ing tan­ner, which in­cludes fig ex­tract, comes out of the tube a gen­tle white hue and leaves users with a sub­tle glow you can see within 10 min­utes. $38 at clarins.com

FAKE BAKE FLAW­LESS CO­CONUT TAN­NING SERUM Best for: Kar­dashian-level pro­fes­sion­als

The brand has a solid list of celebrity fans, in­clud­ing Chrissy Teigen and Demi Lo­vato, but it’s not for the tan­ning faint of heart. The new Flaw­less Serum is a se­ri­ous un­der­tak­ing, com­plete with gloves. It’s im­por­tant to prop­erly ex­fo­li­ate and mois­tur­ize skin be­fore ap­ply­ing, and coat evenly to pre­vent streaks. But the color cre­ates the il­lu­sion of a re­cent trip to the Car­ib­bean.

SALLY HANSEN’S AIRBRUSH SUN IN­STANT TAN­NING MOUSSE Best for: A quick fix

Drug­store beauty ad­dicts know that Sally Hansen’s Airbrush Legs is a se­cret gem. It’s coun­ter­part mousse is still more leg makeup than tan­ner, but it can be a sav­ior for those wed­dings or for­mal events when legs are win­ter-white and tights are not an op­tion. $13.99

JAMES READ SLEEP MASK TAN — BODY Best for: Im­pa­tient bronz­ers

Ever want to go to sleep and wake up with a darker tan? James Read’s overnight tan is the way to go. The serum is best ap­plied with a tan­ning mitt, but dries quickly. It has a faint smell so it’s best to rinse off first thing in the morn­ing. But sheets stay re­mark­ably clean. $52 at Sephora

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