the best organic self tanner

Is an organic, vegan and cruelty free sunless tanning system that doesn’t smell, streak or stain your sheets too much to ask for? Not by goGlow’s standards!

You guys know I’m ALL about cleaning up my beauty routine wherever possible and the search for a “better for you” sunless tanning system was REAL. I am SO excited to finally be able to introduce a CLEAN way to get a bronzed glow all year long!

Not only are goGlow’s products organic/paraben-free, they are infused with aloe, antioxidants and other yummy skincare goodness that make these products work double duty!

goGLOW’s at-home, sunless tanning system was quick and extremely easy to use. Best of all, I feel SAFE using it during pregnancy.

best organic self tanner[After one application of goGLOW’s self-tanning system]

Here’s how to get your GOOF PROOF glow on:

EXFOLIATE: Getting rid of dry, flaky skin before you apply your tan is crucial. This magic mitt and a little water provide a deep exfoliation before your tan! Similar to dry brushing, I felt an almost soothing effect and in addition to smoothing skin this process also stimulates the production of collagen.

CLEANSE: pH balanced skin is another key to an even, golden sunless tan. The problem? Most of our soaps and shower gels strip our skin of it’s natural oils. This hydrating cleanser contains hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and organic gingko biloba to help fight signs of aging. Bonus points: this cleanser can be used during your daily shower routine (with or without goGLOW).

EXTEND: After steps 1 & 2 it’s time to get your glow on! Apply the gradual tanning lotion all over your body (except the face and hands). This self-tanning lotion is infused with banana fruit extract and caffeine to pack your skin full of antioxidants, stimulate collagen and help your skin to appear tight and smooth. It’s extremely buildable, so you can use EXTEND 2-3 times per week depending on how tan you like to be. Oh and there is NO icky smell and it doesn’t rub off on your clothes and sheets. As a tip, I highly recommend using the buttery soft, velvet tanning mitt to save your hands and ensure a flawless application. The mitt can be washed and used over and over again.

TOUCH UP: Next it’s time to get those delicate areas bronzed! Using the goGLOW’s sunless touch up spray, apply a light mist to your face hands, décolleté and feet. I really love a spray vs. a lotion for the face and I like to use this just before bed. The spray is infused with white tea extract that helps retain moisture while  evening the complexion. Your face will not feel dry at night I promise! Did I mention this spray also contains grapefruit extract to combat free radicals and fight the signs of aging?

HYDRATE: The last step is to lock in moisturize with goGLow’s hydrating body butter, infused with Argan Oil. This moisturizer is packed with antioxidants, omega-6 fatty acids to boost cell production and vitamin A to improve your skin’s tone, texture and pigmentation. You should use HYDRATE 24 hours post goGLOW and up to twice daily for a longer lasting tan.

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[After one application of goGLOW’s self-tanning system]


Scrolled all the way down to the bottom of this post did yah? Here’s the CliffsNotes!


  • A safe, organic sunless tanning system you can do at home!
  • NO icky “DHA” smell, NO streaking and NO rubbing off on clothes/sheets.
  • All of the products are formulated with skincare in mind and work double duty to provide both anti-aging properties and a sun-kissed glow.
  • I love that the collection is also available in a travel sized version! I often need to tan or touch up my tan closer to an event and this make it easy to do from your hotel room.

Do you guys have any sunless tanning tips?! Do leave them below!

Note: please do your own research and consult a doctor before deciding what’s right for you. Esp if you are preggers!

+ this post is in collaboration with goGLOW.  I ONLY work with brands I love and trust. As always, all opinions are my own.