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9 of the highest-rated sunless tanners, because no one wants to be orange

We’ve got nothing against orange. It’s a lovely color, which we especially like when it comes to things like sunsets and mimosas. But when it comes to tanning? Um, no. Orange isn’t the look we’re going for. So we’ve gone on a major quest to find the best self tanners out there.

Why self tanning? Because it’s the safest way to rock a bronze beach look. UV rays are responsible for 90% of all melanomas, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Baking in the sun is bad for you, and tanning beds are even worse, which is why tanning salons are straight up illegal in several countries, including Brazil and most of Australia.

But let’s be honest. There’s an art to sunless tanning. It can be tricky. We’ve all ended up on the wrong side of orange or somehow pulled a Ross Geller. AKA:

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The struggle is real, guys!

But we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up 9 of the best self tanners on the market. Behold, our faves:

James Read Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse, $45

JamesReadTan.com

This product works really fast and also lets you customize your tan. Leave it on for one hour, and get a golden glow. Two hours will get you a medium tan, and after three, you’ll be rocking Kardashians-in-Greece level awesomeness. Plus it’s a mousse! Which means it’s basically the whipped cream of tanners.

Get it here.

Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer, $8.21

Jergens.com

This one wins on multiple levels. First of all, the price. Hands-down it’s the best sunless tan you’ll get for under $10. Period. And this new formula is designed to be applied while your skin is still wet from the shower, which means maximum moisturizing potential AND easier blending. No more zebra stripes!

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Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tanning Liquid, $28

Ulta.com

You know a self-tanner is going to be good when it carries the same name as a Beyoncé song! And wave buh-bye to orange hands, because Fake Bake’s Flawless liquid comes with a professional mitt for effortless, even application.

Get it here.

Almay Healthy Glow Makeup & Gradual Self Tanner, $12.97

Almay.com

This product is amazing because it’s a nice quality foundation, but also a gradual tanning product at the same time. So after a week behind your desk at work, you’ll look like you’ve been on a beach vacation. Aloha.

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Kiehl’s Sun Free Self-Tanning Formula, $22.50

Kiehls.com

Check out the reviews on this product, and you’ll see that not only does it work quickly, but it also contains ZERO sunless tanner smell. You know what we’re talking about, right? That weird, chemical burning odor that no one wants to smell like. Well, you won’t find it here. Sign. Us. Up.

Get it here.

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