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Five new game changing gradual tans you need to know about


Spring is finally here, meaning its time to banish your winter coat to the back of your wardrobe and dust off your skirts, shorts and T-shirts.

It's also that time of year when our thoughts turn to tanning and, if you're not jetting off on an exotic holiday, a gradual self-tan is just the ticket for a natural looking golden glow.

Here stylist.co.uk have rounded up the five best gradual tans, from multi-tasking products to those that smell simply amazing.

Melvita's ProSun Gradual Self-Tanning Cream


Melvita's ProSun Gradual Self-Tanning Cream is a very clever product. Firstly it contains no DHA, which can often lead to uneven coverage and the traditional biscuit smell of fake tan. Secondly, it is enriched with Erythrulose, a revolutionary new bronzing agent that gives a beautiful, streak-free tan that you can build up over time. A true spring tan essential.

Melvita ProSun Gradual Self-Tanning Moisturising Gel Cream, £22, from uk.melvita.com

Cheeky's Turn Me On Gradual Tan Body Lotion


Enriched with cocoa seed butter and sweet almond oil, Cheeky's Turn Me On Gradual Tan not only moisturises skin but also leaves it smelling divine. Smooth it over your skin in the mornings or at night for a gradual golden glow.

Cheeky's Turn Me On Gradual Tan Body Lotion, £10, from urcheeky.com

M&S Autograph Gradual Tan Velvet Touch Crème for Body

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The silky smooth Autograph Gradual Tan Velvet Touch Crème feels lovely on the skin and will provide a streak-free golden glow. The revolutionary new formulation works by interacting directly with your skin's amino acids to give a bespoke, unique self-tan.

M&S Autograph Gradual Tan Velvet Touch Crème for Body, £6, from marksandspencer.com

James Read Day Tan SPF15 Face

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The revolutionary new James Read Day Tan For Face acts as three products in one. Not only does it provide a gorgeous, buildable glow to your face, but it also provides SPF protection from the sun and instant hydration. 

James Read Day Tan SPF15 Face, £22, from johnlewis.com

He Shi Overnight Ageless Tanning Balm

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The He Shi Overnight Ageless Tanning Balm is specially formulated for your face. Packed full of skin boosting ingredients, including almond oil to soften and jojoba proteins to repair, the balm moisturises, protects against wrinkles and provides a glow. Even better, it works overnight, so just smooth it on before bedtime for a fuss-free gradual tan.

He Shi Overnight Ageless Tanning Balm, £22.50, from uk.spacenk.com



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