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Get The Perfect Faux Glow With “Glow It All” Body Moisturizer by mark.

  • posted June 19th, 2012
  • Beauty

As many of us know (and may have learned the hard way), achieving the perfect summer complexion is easier said than done. After all, we’re all far too educated about the dangers of the sun’s harmful rays to get our tan on the old-fashioned way (which is a good thing!). However, the alternative – sunless tanning products – may leave you looking like a member of the Jersey Shore cast when not used correctly. Enter your summer skin savior: Glow It All Gradual Glow Body Moisturizer by mark. An all-purpose moisturizing lotion with subtle shimmer and gradual color, this must-have summer product provides us beauty mavens with the most flattering, natural, buildable summer hue with each application. No mess, no streaks, no unpleasant odor, no dark patches in those tricky dry spots, and no unsightly orange sheen! Too good to be true? No way! If Glow It All doesn’t make you look and feel prepared for shorts season, you might just have to stock up on more shorts!

– Alexandra Gambardella

Get Your Glow On All Year Round With a Gradual Self-Tanner

  • posted November 11th, 2011
  • Beauty

While I wouldn’t say that I’m tanorexic, so to speak, and I never verge on the orange side of way too tan, I have to admit that I do enjoy my summer glow. It makes me look and feel healthier, sexier, thinner, and looks great against my favorite brightly-hued wardrobe pieces. But does it really have to be summer to rock a summer glow? Is being tan strictly a seasonal thing? Technically no, but there is something to be said about using self-tanner in moderation in the off-season! Gradual self-tanners help you get and maintain that subtle glow without showing up at work one day looking an entirely different shade than the day before! Moisturize with a gradual self-tanning lotion and skin will be nourished, soothed, and firm while slowly but surely building an even sun-kissed tone. Let’s face it – unless you’re heading out to the tropics for the holiday season, you have no reason to look like you’ve spent a week at the beach in one go!

From left to right: St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Everyday Gradual Tan, Sisley-Paris Soleil San Soleil Self Tanning Lotion, purminerals Get a Little Self Tanning Lotion, and La Prairie Gradual Tanning Lotion.

– Alex Gambardella

Nature’s Gate Guiltless Self Tanner

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Getting that head to toe glow all year round is a must.  You want to look your bronzed and radiant best but streaking can happen and just what is this dye you are using on your skin?  Nature’s Gate Sunless Tanner eliminates the guilt and questionable ingredients.

Nature’s Gate Sunless Tanner is all-natural.  Paraben-free with no artificial colors this self-tanner contains olive oil for extra moisturizing, something many other sunless tanners lack.  Great for medium skin tones the streak free formula glides on creating a natural looking glow.  Antioxidant-rich Green Tea and Red Raspberry extract work together with Hibiscus and Aloe to formulate a soothing lotion that is also lightweight and hard to mess up.

Nature’s Gate Sunless Tanner heals your skin with its all natural ingredients while giving it a naturally bronzed hue too.  Retailing for about $7 for a 4 fl. oz tube you just can’t beat it!

– Victoria Mason

Take It Slow With a Gradual Self-Tanner

  • posted June 1st, 2011
  • Beauty

As much as you may crave earning that “authentic” summer glow while basking at the beach or lounging poolside, it’s vital to remember that the only way to tan safely is by doing it completely sun-free! Sure, fake-baking definitely has stigmas associated with it, and of course, no one wants to look orange and streaky (unless you’re dressing up as Snooki for your next costume party), but self-tanner doesn’t have look fake. In fact, if you’re not in a hurry to go bronze in one spritz, and especially if you’re trying to avoid that jarring suddenly-tan contrast that often comes with an overzealous spray tanning session, opt for a gradual self-tanner to help deepen your color in a more buildable way while you moisturize! Gradual tanners are great because they’re subtle but still give great, natural-looking results. Streaks or mistakes don’t show because you’ve built the color over time, allowing you to get your tan on without going overboard in one session, and some, like Too Faced’s Tanning Bed in a Tube, give you a subtle instant glow that washes off, while also building your gradual tan at the same time!

Also pictured: Shiseido Daily Bronze Moisturizing Emulsion, St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Gradual Tan Mousse, Clarins Delectable Self Tanning Mousse, and La Prairie Gradual Tanning Lotion.

– Alex Gambardella