The stakes are high when you’re using self-tanner north of the neck, but forgiving formulas and innovative delivery methods are changing that. Take Vita Liberata’s Trystal Minerals, which can be dusted over skin like a traditional powdered bronzer for a glow that holds up— even after a double cleanse. And as our obsession with dry oils rolls on, St. Tropez offers a neroli- and lemongrass-scented version for the face that dries like it’s on deadline. For body, the brand’s latest breakthrough, Gradual Tan In Shower ($31), lathers up on wet skin like soap and can be rinsed off after three minutes. The result: a time-released hint of bronze (no drop cloth or oven mitt required).
ST. TROPEZ SELF TAN LUXE FACIAL OIL ($43); VITA LIBERATA TRYSTAL MINERALS SELF TANNING BRONZER MINERALS ($55)