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 midwinter, 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 fragrance, 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.

Whether you’re going for a week-in-Martinique sheen, a dewy flush, or an understated post-gym glow minus the workout, these light, hydrating, beautifully skin-rousing, totally clean formulas should leave you feeling (and looking) positively radiant.

The Glow Basics

  • 1

  • 2 MINUTES
    TO RADIANT

    The Exfoliating Instant Facial instantly brightens and softens skin to reveal a glowing, smoother-looking complexion. Natural alpha and beta hydroxy acids sweep away dead skin cells; plant-based cellulose beads exfoliate further, while releasing soothing vitamin B5, leaving skin supple, soft, and utterly revitalized. The Exfoliating Instant Facial is formulated with
    USDA-certified organic ingredients and contains approximately 86 percent total organic content.

    goop by Juice Beauty Exfoliating Instant Facial
    goop, $125
  • goop by Juice Beauty Exfoliating Instant Facial
    goop by Juice Beauty Exfoliating Instant Facial
    goop, $125

  • 2

  • DREAM
    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 color 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

  • LUMINIZING
    BRONZER

    Designed to be a far cry from some of the more orangey powder-based bronzers on market, RMS Beauty’s Buriti Bronzer is made from 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

  • 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 Wellness GOOPGLOW
    goop, $60

    *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.

  • goop Wellness GOOPGLOW
    goop Wellness GOOPGLOW
    goop, $60
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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

  • 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

  • 6

  • 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

  • 7

  • SUPER HYDRATING
    BODY BALM

    This brilliant stick is fantastic for travel or the makeup bag, but it’s also just a new, less-messy way to moisturize. The solid balm glides across skin and melts into a super rich body oil—you can massage it in further or leave it as is. And it smells absolutely beautiful. Coconut and cupuaçu butter combine with Australian superfood noni, a source of antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin B.

    Kora Noni Glow Body Balm
    goop, $34
  • Kora Noni Glow Body Balm
    Kora Noni Glow Body Balm
    goop, $34
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