As we head into summer, we look forward to lazy days spent lounging around the pool, lying on the beach and spending time outdoors soaking up some rays for that summer time glow. Whilst there are many benefits to spending time in the sun, too much exposure can be harmful.
If you’re keen to get a beautiful sunkissed glow while still protecting your skin a sunscreen with bronzer offers an easy alternative to getting a head start on your tan before you hit the beach. Not sure which bronzing sunscreens to try? Check out our top picks for the 3 best sunscreens with bronzers for an instant glow.
Australian Gold Protection with Instant Bronzer
Available in SPF 15 and 30 this sunscreen lotion with Bronzer is specially formulated with kona coffee-infused bronzers to leave your skin with an immediate sun-kissed glow while protecting it from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. Unlike a sunless tanner, Australian Gold’s temporary bronzers wash away with ease, and are ideal for those wanting application control.
A blend of native Australian extracts help to leave the skin feeling soft and hydrated. This bronzing sunscreen also contains Australian Gold’s signature Cocoa Dreams fragrance. The delectable scent is a combination of Coconut, Orange and Vanilla, and will remind you of warm, sunny days and your favourite vacation memory.
Fast absorbing and non-greasy, the lotion allows for even application with broad-spectrum protection. Rich in Vitamin C, this sun protection lotion contains ingredients such as Kakadu Plum, to promote collagen production while helping protect the skin from free radicals. Tea Tree Oil, a powerful antioxidant, contains natural odour-fighting properties to leave skin feeling fresh. Lastly, Sunflower Seed Oil, Olive Fruit Oil and Cocoa Seed Butter work to deeply moisturise for smooth and hydrated skin. Sweat and water-resistant (up to 80 minutes), this bronzing sunscreen is a summer must-try. For those who prefer a gel-like formula, the range also includes a gel spray with instant bronzer.
Caribbean Tan Instant Body Bronzer SPF20
With a Sun Protective Factor of 20, this wash-off formula protects your skin from harmful sun exposure while treating your skin with multiple nourishing ingredients suchﾠas, Vitamin E, and Cranberry Fruit Extract to encourage collagen production and improve skin elasticity. This easy-to-use product will give you an instant, wash off tan that is perfect for days when you need to have a glow on-the-go.
If you struggle with very dry skin or haven’t exfoliated in at least a week, make sure you first apply a layer of aqueous cream before application of the Bronzing lotion. For best results, apply with a self-tan mitt to avoid streaks.
Caribbean Tan Instant Body Bronzer SPF20 is available from Dis-Chem at R99.99 (200ml).
Australian Gold’s Bronzing Intensifier Dry Oil Spray
If you’d rather use your old favourite sunscreen then try combining it with the Australian Gold Bronzing Intensifier Dry Oil Spray. This easy-to-use spray contains immediate bronzers designed to provide dark colour and smooth skin. The combination of Melanin, Caramel, Walnut Shell and Carrot Oil works to impart an immediate, natural-looking glow, whilst Aloe Vera provides natural soothing and conditioning to the skin. Free of Oxybenzone, PABA, Phthalate and Gluten Australian Gold’s products are also vegan and never tested on animals.
Like all Australian Gold products, this spray has a delicious coconut fragrance that is sure to delight. This product does not contain sunscreen but it’s the perfect solution to create an instant glow for a day on the town. The product washes off, without a trace, giving the option to enjoy a sunkissed look whenever the mood strikes.
Find Australian Gold Intensifier Bronzing Dry Oil Spray (237ml) at Clicks for R279.99.