The BEST self tanner for face, ON SALE!!!

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is about self tanner. Everybody wants to know what the very BEST self tanner is. More specifically, everybody really wants to know what the BEST self tanner for your face is! And when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale gives us incredible deals on two of the best face self tanners out there, I have to share ASAP!!! Not to mention… the sale is now OPEN TO THE PUBLIC which means cardholder or not, you can score on these amazing deals today – YAY!!

BONUS: I'm going to share all about the deals, and then I'll share two more face self tanners that I love, too – so that you can really decide which one is best for your pretty face!

I love love love sunless tanner, because it means I get to keep that beachy vacation glow all year long and protect my skin from sun damage. But I know applying the same self tanner you use on your body to your face makes a lot of people very nervous. So I went out and tried ALL the face self tanners that I could get my hands on to try to find the best self tanner for your face… and I'm giving you the scoop on all of them, plus the scoop on the best deals right now!!

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Tan-luxe Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum
Photos by Arielle Levy

In a hurry? Go straight to the deals below!

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Deal Details

I'm SO excited because today TWO of my favorite face self tanners are on major sale for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, now open to the public!! Today you can get these Tan Luxe Facial Tanning Drops for 20% off, and this St. Tropez Tanning Face Mist for 35% off! Keep reading for more details on each!

Hyaluronic Acid Tanning Drops

Tanning drops are easy to mix into a moisturizer you love, small and easy to store, and less intimidating to apply because they mix-in to lotions or moisturizers you already have. These hyaluronic acid tanning drops are THE BEST ones I've tried because they do NOT dry out my skin!

They give the most even, pretty, natural-looking glow. If you want ONE face self tanner that has never ever let me down – THIS one is it. It's my go-to #1 pick, hands down. And TODAY you can purchase these drops for 20% OFF in whatever size you like!!! That means you can try these out today for as low as $18.40. SUCH a great deal!!

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tan luxe hyaluronic acid tanning drops
tan luxe hyaluronic acid tanning drops

St. Tropez Self Tan Face Mist

I have used this St. Tropez Self Tan Face Mist more over the last year than anything else and I'm still absolutely bananas over it! I'm head over heels for this stuff. Using this mist over and under makeup gives me the prettiest gradual tan. It's the ideal product if you're okay with GRADUAL. This is not the product for you if you're looking for an instant (or overnight) tan!

My favorite way to use this face mist is to wash off all my makeup at night, spray this on my face and go to bed. Doesn't get much easier than sleep tanning! This is a water based product so it won't get all over your pillows or your sheets. This face mist is my pick for maintaining between spray tans or keeping a tan after a vacation. And it's 35% OFF today, making it only $19.50 (regularly $30!!).

st tropez self tanner

Tanwise Self-Tanning Face Gel

I originally introduced you to Tanwise Self-Tanning Face Gel in a post on the best splurge or save self tanners and it's still my favorite budget pick! I love that this gel is face specific and super, duper easy to use. It goes on really smooth and gives you a nice even, natural looking glow! It's one of the best “drugstore” facial self tanners out there and is priced just over $18!

This one gets my vote for the best face self tanner on a budget – but since the two face self tanners I mentioned above are on sale, their prices are pretty dang close to even this budget find!

Alpha Beta Glow Pads

These Alpha Beta Glow Pads are the bomb! Honestly this is probably my favorite self-tanner towelette I have ever used. The color is REALLY good. Because this one was created by a dermatologist, it has anti-aging benefits that come along with that natural healthy glow! Score!

This is a great self tanner option if you have acne prone skin. You get 20 towels for $38 which means each tan is only about $2! Not bad if you have another self tanner you absolutely love for the rest of your body! My vote for the very best self tanner for your face if you want to use a towelette.

Skincare Alpha Beta® Glow Pad™ for Face
face self tanner
Tan-luxe Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum
St. Tropez Bronzing Face Mist
Tanwise Self-Tanning Face Gel
Alpha Beta Glow Pads
Photos by Arielle Levy

Here comes the (faux) sun

Have you tried any of these self-tanners for face? Is there one that you LOVE that's not on my list? Let me know what you thought and if you liked the same ones I did!! And remember, you can get the Tan-Luxe Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum drops for 20% off today, and the St. Tropez Bronzing Face Mist for 35% off!!

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls and baby boy, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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  1. Thank you for this! I have been on the hunt for a self tanner, and then this dropped in my inbox. It’s as if you read my mind. What self tanner do you use on your body?

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