Beauty

Winter Glow Self-Tanner Bronzer

Photo courtesy of Jana Kirn for Free People

Winter Glow:
Self-Tanner,

Bronzer,
and
More to Warm

Your Skin
Right Up

The look of having just blown in from the tropics—your skin sun-warmed, rejuvenated, and flush with energy—is especially appealing when it’s grey or cold, when you’re in the middle of a detox, or after a draining day in front of the wan blue light of a laptop. Start with a rousing exfoliation; follow with enlivening oils and elixirs. And if you really want to kick it up a notch, send in the bronzer and self-tanner.

Skip all the potentially toxic ingredients (self-tanner, for example, is conventionally made with parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances, but try the foaming tanning water below and you’ll agree that it needs none of those things to be the best self-tanner on earth) and know that the glow you’re getting is a pure, healthy one.

The Glow Basics

  • 1

  • TWO MINUTES
    TO RADIANT

    GOOPGLOW Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator is inspired by the transformative brightening, smoothing effects of popular in-office microdermabrasion treatments. It’s a dual-action microdermabrasion exfoliator that delivers the benefits of both physical and chemical exfoliation, instantly polishing away roughness, smoothing uneven texture, and revealing a healthy-looking, glowing complexion. The air-whipped, almost marshmallow-like formula is densely packed with a blend of four powerful glow-inducing microexfoliating minerals (quartz, garnet, alumina, and silica) plus glycolic acid to help sweep away dry, dead skin cells and refine the appearance of pores for skin that is visibly softer, smoother, and more radiant.

    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator
    goop, $125/$112 with subscription
  • GOOPGLOW Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator
    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator
    goop, $125/$112 with subscription

  • 2

  • FANTASTIC

    SELF-TANNER

    This clear tanning water is an absolute dream to apply. It foams into a thick, hydrating mousse that sinks right into skin when applied with the Vita Liberata Tanning Mitt—and the clear solution means there’s absolutely no residue or transfer to clothing or sheets. The quick-dry formula is infused with organic botanicals and aloe leaf juice to moisturize skin while it works.

    Vita Liberata Invisi Foaming Tan Water
    goop, $39
  • Vita Liberata Invisi Foaming Tan Water
    Vita Liberata Invisi Foaming Tan Water
    goop, $39

  • 3

  • GODDESS GLOW LOTION

    For a soft, flattering allover gleam, this featherweight lotion is instant magic on skin. A luxurious luminizer for legs, shoulders, décolletage, collarbones—anywhere you want a candlelit glow—it smooths on in seconds and sinks right into skin. Light-reflecting minerals create a radiant, imperfection-blurring sheen, while Australian kakadu plum (a superfruit that’s one of the world’s richest sources of vitamin C) and hyaluronic acid plus sugarcane-derived squalane work together for a sexy dewiness.

    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Body Luminizer
    goop, $48
  • goop Beauty goopglow Body Luminizer
    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Body Luminizer
    goop, $48

  • 4

  • THE DRINK FOR

    RADIANT SKIN

    Drink your way to glowing skin with a megadose of skin-supporting ingredients: grape-seed proanthocyanidins, vitamins C and E, and CoQ10, along with the critical carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. A power shot of antioxidants designed to reduce the free radical effects of the sun, pollution, stress, and more, it helps face down oxidative photodamage, which can lead to signs of premature aging like dullness, uneven tone, fine lines, and loss of firmness.* Drink as part of your healthy morning ritual: It tastes of oranges and lemon verbena, and looks a little like a sunrise as you mix it with water. The
    single-dose packets fit easily in a gym bag and travel effortlessly, so you can get the goop glow just about anywhere.

    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Morning Skin Superpowder
    goop, $60/$55 with subscription

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Morning Skin Superpowder
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    *These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

  • 5

  • GORGEOUSLY NATURAL-LOOKING BRONZER

    Designed to be a far cry from some of the more orangey powder-based bronzers on the market, RMS Beauty’s Buriti Bronzer is made with buriti oil, a source of vitamin A and beta-carotene that’s pressed from the nuts of Brazil’s moriche palm tree. It leaves a gorgeous sun-kissed glow.

    RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer
    goop, $28
  • RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer
    RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer
    goop, $28

  • 6

  • ALPINE-GLOW
    ELIXIR

    Moisturize, exfoliate, and brighten skin with this all-in-one serum/primer that leaves skin instantly radiant. Five lightweight
    hydrators—hyaluronic acid, olive-fruit oil, linoleic acid, coconut, and
    squalane—combine with vitamin C, bearberry leaf, and licorice root extract. At the same time, gentle azelaic, glycolic, and lactic acids work together to delicately exfoliate skin. The super nourishing ingredients give you a natural glow that’s amazing on its own, though it’s also brilliant under makeup.

    Alpyn Beauty Plantgenius Survival Serum
    goop, $68
  • Alpyn Beauty Plantgenius Survival Serum
    Alpyn Beauty Plantgenius Survival Serum
    goop, $68

  • 7

  • DEWY-SKIN SERUM

    This pure, rose-colored elixir leaves skin infused with moisture, with an amazing, dewy glow. Lightweight jojoba oil is whipped with rose otto, sea buckthorn, geranium, neroli, and stone-root essential oils into a gentle yet powerful tonic for all types of skin. Use alone or pair with the RoseGlow Face Crème. The sustainable, ’70s-beach-vibe packaging is irresistible.

    Living Libations RoseGlow Serum
    goop, $50
  • Living Libations Roseglow Serum
    Living Libations Roseglow Serum
    goop, $50
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