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5 of the Best: Cruelty Free Self Tanners

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Want to get that ‘back from the Bahamas’ glow without having to leave the comfort of your own home? (And hurt no bunnies or beagles in the process?)

We’ve found 5 of the best cruelty free self tanners – all guaranteed to give gorgeous, bronzed coverage with no streaks or oompa loompa orange in sight!

Editor’s Note: For more cruelty-free products, tips and ideas, see our Cruelty Free Living section.


5 of the Best: Cruelty Free Self Tanners

Eco Tan
100% Vegan and Not Tested on Animals, the Eco Tan tanning range is also organic. Their gorgeous tan formulas are made from natural Cacao, herbs, flower extract, fruit extract and chamomile meaning your tan finish has no green or orange undertones.

CLICK FOR MORE: Eco Tan Organic Tanning


5 of the Best: Cruelty Free Self Tanners

St Tropez
The darling of the tanning world, St Tropez certainly lives up to it’s name with a full tanning range for the body and face. Their tanning mousse is a cult fave of beauty writers, and their formula brings the most natural glow to the most palest of skins.

CLICK FOR MORE: St Tropez Self Tan Range


5 of the Best: Cruelty Free Self Tanners

Prtty Peashun
No that’s not a typo. Prtty Peashun’s Skin Tight Body Lotion contains light reflective particles that add colour and blur imperfections in the skin. With Gwyneth Paltrow as a fan of this all vegan, cruelty free lotion, it’s the perfect tan when you don’t have time for a tan.

CLICK FOR MORE:  Prtty Peashun Self Tan Range


5 of the Best: Cruelty Free Self Tanners

With a full range of professional spray tan solutions, rapid self tanners (they even have a 1 hour tan!) and gradual tanners, the 100% cruelty free range at PureTAN guarantees there is a tan for everyone. Enriched with moisturisers, these tans give a streak free, glowing finish with no rough and dry patches appearing as the tan fades.

CLICK FOR MORE:  Pure Tan Self Tan Range


5 of the Best: Cruelty Free Self Tanners

Loving Tan
Don’t let the pretty pink packaging fool you – this tan packs a punch! All vegan, the Loving Tan formula gives instant colour with an inbuilt bronzer while the remaining ingredients develop a deeper, long lasting tan. Their 2 hour express mousse also also a favourite – guaranteeing a quick tan that washes off before bedtime saving your sheets!

CLICK FOR MORE: Loving Tan Self Tan Range

What are your fave cruelty free self tanner picks?

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7 responses to “5 of the Best: Cruelty Free Self Tanners”

  1. Georgina says:

    I’ve been on a massive cruelty free research session this morning and tan is something I forget, I just tend to stick to make up. I’m SO happy I’ve found that St Tropez are cruelty free I really struggle to try other brands! My top two are Bondi Sands and Loving Tan; both cruelty free yippee!

  2. Sarah Levine says:

    I recently found a place called that is also great for brands of this nature, love all the cruelty free options, great article

  3. Versix says:

    I am always searching online for articles that can help me.
    Thank you!

  4. magnificent issues altogether, you just won a new reader.
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  5. This website was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found something that helped me.


  6. Gail Weber says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this! People need to be aware and educated on this topic…no I don’t mean tanning.

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