What are tanning drops?

Discover everything you need to know about tanning drops including what they do, how they work and Charlotte’s best face tanning drops for a gorgeous glow.

Darlings, a radiant, sun-kissed glow is the secret to a MAGIC look through summer and beyond! But sunbathing can be damaging to the skin and cause premature ageing, which is why we turn to beauty products to mimic that glow without the risks. Fortunately, many MAGIC skincare and makeup must-haves can help you achieve a glowing bronzed complexion without compromising the health of your skin!

One of my favourite easy self-tanning beauty products is tanning drops! Find out everything you need to know about self-tanning drops here including what they do, how they work, how long they take to develop and why Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Island Glow Easy Tanning Drops is your new skincare essential for achieving a lit-from-within island glow and feeling!

What are tanning drops

What are tanning drops and what do tanning drops do?

Tanning drops are a concentrated self-tanning product that you apply to your clean skin under, mixed in with, or on top of your moisturiser. Working in harmony with your moisturiser, tanning drops help to deepen the look of your skin tone over time, creating a finish that is similar to what you would achieve sunbathing; that dreamy, lit-from-within golden bronzed glow!

How do tanning drops work?

Like other forms of self-tanner, tanning drops feature the active ingredient dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which causes the keratin on the surface of your skin to temporarily turn deeper. While exposing your skin to harmful UV rays can be damaging to your skin, self-tanning drops are a completely safe way of achieving a sun-kissed complexion.

Tanning drops work best when applied to clean, dry skin. Their formulas are usually buildable so that you can customise the depth of your tan – the more drops you apply, the deeper your final colour will be!

Tilbury Tip: If it’s your first time using tanning drops, start slow. Add a few drops to your moisturiser to begin with and then slowly build it up over time to find your perfect finish.

How long do tanning drops take to develop?

Tanning drops usually develop over a few hours but this will vary depending on the product you choose. My NEW! Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Island Glow Easy Tanning Drops are my first-ever self-tanning innovation and develop in 6-8 hours*, leaving you with a fuss-free, streak-free and long-lasting golden glow that lasts for 4 days!*

Charlotte’s best face tanning drops to try

Darlings, I’ve bottled sun-kissed beach confidence to make your glowing, bronzed, beauty dreams come true! My NEW! Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Island Glow Easy Tanning Drops are my very first self-tanning innovation and give you a buildable, beautiful bronzed glow of your best holiday!

Inspired by the same MAGIC ratios you’ll find in my award-winning skincare, my glow tanning drops work with your existing morning or evening skincare ritual and can be worn under, mixed in with, or on top of Charlotte’s Magic Cream or Charlotte’s Magic Water Cream to give you a gorgeously hydrated, streak-free, even, glowing tan every time.

Its weightless and non-sticky formula contains hydrating hyaluronic acid to hydrate, nourish and plump your skin and skin barrier booster to give you smooth-feeling and radiant-looking skin over time. Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Island Glow Easy Tanning Drops also contain tan-enhancing molecules with erythrulose, a natural keto sugar, and instant radiance-boosting optics that give pearlescence to the skin for a visible, enviable and natural-looking glow!

While developing Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Island Glow Easy Tanning Drops, I studied different skin tones and their behaviour in the sun to create a product that flatters everyone across two MAGIC shades: Fair/Medium for cool skin tones and Tan/Deep for warmer skin tones.

Apply my glow drops evenly to clean skin with my Beautiful Skin Bronzer Brush avoiding the eye and lip area, and use our GLOW-O-METER to dial up the drops and personalise your flattering finish…

2-4 drops… for a natural sun-kissed glow! 5-8 drops… for a golden bronze glow! 9-12 drops… for a deep bronzed glow!

Don’t forget to shake your tanning drops before use and always wash your hands after application, darlings! I also recommend applying Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Island Glow Easy Tanning Drops alongside Charlotte’s Magic Body Cream and Supermodel Body to take your gorgeous glow from head to toe!

Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Island Glow Easy Tanning Drops also layer perfectly with makeup. After application, simply continue your research-powered skincare ritual, finishing off with my Invisible UV Flawless Poreless Primer SPF 50 shield before applying your magic makeup products.

Now that you’ve discovered the secret to achieving a safe and sun-kissed complexion with Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Island Glow Easy Tanning Drops, it’s time to get your island glow on!

Tilbury Tip: Give your sun-kissed complexion a dewy glow on the go with Charlotte’s Magic Hydrator Mist – an oxygenating, hydrating face mist with hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and pollution defence!

*Tested on 63 people

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.

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