5 sunless tanning products you need this summer

Get that sought-after sun-kissed summer glow but check the UV damage at the door with these amazing sunless tanners

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1. St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Gel

1. St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Gel

Just released this spring, St. Tropez Self Tan Gel is an easy-to-use product that won’t leave behind icky streaks or give you that unsightly orange peel finish. Just exfoliate your skin evenly before applying and before you know it, you’ll look like you just got back from vacay. If you’re still worried about the possibility of orange streaks or uneven patches, then you may want to invest a little more and get the St. Tropez Optimiser Self Tan Remover ($25) to get rid of unevenness right away – no sweat!

St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Gel, $44. Available at Sephora.

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2. MUSST Prep Like a Pro

2. MUSST Prep Like a Pro

This complete kit has been all over the blogosphere and in countless beauty magazines for one simple reason – it works! This set makes for virtually error-proof application. It comes with a salon-quality spray and a large brush to help work out an even tan from head-to-toe.  For areas like the face, there’s the lotion for more precise application. The best part? There are no orange components to these products. Made with olive undertones, you’re guaranteed a natural-looking tan every time.

MUSST Prep Like a Pro, about $70. Available at Musst.ca.

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3. Bliss A Tan for All Seasons

3. Bliss A Tan for All Seasons

If you’re looking for a long-lasting tan with a quick-drying formula, this wallet-friendly self-tanner was made for you. The highlight of this product is that it’s known for being oil-free, so you can bronze your face without looking shiny or sweaty. Plus, the product is made with aloe vera and antioxidants, known for their healing and anti-aging properties. A tan that actually helps prevent aging beats a real UV-damaging tan any day.

Bliss A Tan for All Seasons, $36. Available at Sephora.

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4. Victoria's Secret NEW Tinted Self-Tan Body Spray

4. Victoria’s Secret NEW Tinted Self-Tan Body Spray

A professional-quality tan with a not-so-professional price tag? Perfect. Victoria’s Secret (opening in Quebec at Carrefour Laval on August 30, 2012) is known for their super-sexy and ultra-feminine beauty collection. The spray makes for a flawless airbrush tan that turns golden over time. Plus, it boasts a streak-free finish so you won’t end up looking mismatched.

Victoria’s Secret NEW Tinted Self-Tan Body Spray, $14. Available at Victoria’s Secret stores and online at VictoriasSecret.com.

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5. Yves Rocher Express Body Mist

5. Yves Rocher Express Body Mist

For a subtle summer glow rather than an intensely bronzed skin tone, this body mist is perfect. Just spray it all over and within one hour, you’ll notice a sun-kissed glow peeking through. For a darker tan, continue applying for up to four consecutive days. Then apply every three days to maintain your faux tan.

Yves Rocher Express Body Mist, $18. Available at Yves Rocher stores or online at YvesRocher.ca.

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