A week before: Prepare your skin
UV in Cellium Bronzant, Esthederm
This misting spray is packed with pro-melanin active ingredients, to activate your tan from the first time you expose your skin. Take your marks, get set…
UV in Cellium Bronzant, Esthederm, €49
Sérum Terrybly Sun Booster, By Terry
A small amount of this serum applied religiously every morning before you hit the sun, will push the melanin to the skin’s surface more quickly once you’re there.
Sérum Terrybly Sun Booster, By Terry, €72.
Actif Pur A83 Tyrosine, Etat Pur
Used before and during exposure to the sun, this new soy extract-based treatment will help your skin to produce more melanin.
Actif Pur A83 Tyrosine, Etat Pur, €17.50
Solaire Intensif Antiox, Innéov
Each capsule includes just the right balance of beta-carotene, vitamin E and Eblica fruit extract to prepare the skin for intense exposure, while keeping it protected.
Solaire Intensif Antiox, Innéov, €17.
Crème Protection Sublimante SPF 50, Dior Bronze
Applied to your skin’s surface, SPF 50 protects against UV damage, but underneath the caroubier-rich Dior Tan-Protect complex works to make sure you get a safe tan, fast.
Crème Protection Sublimante SPF 50, Dior Bronze, €32.85.
Huile Soyeuse Sun Beauty SPF 30, Lancaster
Packed with reflecting minerals like ruby and titanium dioxide, that block infra-red rays, this tan optimizer helps your skin manage sun exposure and protect against burn. In parallel, the Tan Activator Complexe stimulates melanin synthesis.
Huile Soyeuse Sun Beauty SPF 30, Lancaster, €30.
Hydratant Solaire Activateur de Bronzage, Guerlain
Known to accelerate the rise of melanin to the skin’s surface, caroubier is a key ingredient in this protective treatment – and we love the addictive fragrance.
Hydratant Solaire Activateur de Bronzage, Sun Brunettes SPF 30, Terracotta Sun, Guerlain, €38.
A week afterwards: Prolong your glow
Lait Onctueux Après Soleil Corps, Soleil Réconfort, Lancôme
Licorice extract soothes skin post-sun and orchid extract tops up your hydration reserves. At the same time, hibiscus extract works to eliminate dead cells that can dull the skin’s surface and cause your tan to face more quickly.
Lait Onctueux Après Soleil Corps, Soleil Réconfort, Lancôme, €41.95.
Lait Satin Irisé, Activateur de Bronzage, Lierac
Enriched with a peptide pigment stimulator and tan-boosting erythrulose, this milk will intensify your color once you are out of the sun for a smooth, even finish. A healthy glow for longer, from day one.
Lait Sain Irisé, Activateur de Bronzage, Lierac, €22.
Soin Après-Soleil Anti-Age, Sunleya, Sisley
As well as calming and soothing the skin after exposure to the sun, this treatment includes white willow extract to stimulate the skin’s protein defense system and work to de-stress the epidermis. More relaxed skin means quicker tanning and longer-lasting color.
Soin Après-Soleil Anti-Age, Sunleya, Sisley, €146