Inspired by the beachy Australian lifestyle, Bondi Sands is an indulgent brand of sun care and tanning products that feel very much like summer in a bottle. If you’ve always wanted to try this iconic brand, we’re here to help you with our guide to the best Bondi Sands self-tanner for every need. Whether you’re looking for a subtle sun-kissed glow, or the most intense of tans, you’ll find the right self-tanner for you with Bondi Sands.
Bondi Sands Self-Tanners: From Subtle to Intense
Maybe you’re a beginner when it comes to self-tanning, or maybe you’re a long-time pro. Either way, you’ll find that Bondi Sands has the right self-tanner for you. Achieve the tan of your dreams with these high-quality vegan formulas, and prepare your skin for that summer glow.
Bondi Sands Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk
The everyday tanner for a year-round glow
Let’s start with the most subtle self-tanner by Bondi Sands. Enriched with aloe vera and vitamin E, this Gradual Tanning Milk is the easiest way to achieve a year-round tan with an easy, fuss-free application. The formula is enriched with aloe vera and vitamin E, so it hydrates the skin as it glides on with every application.
After 1-3 applications, this product creates a subtle tan, with a very natural sun-kissed effect. It is, therefore perfect for those who have little experience with self-tanning, or for those looking for a low-maintenance tan. If you want a more intense tan, you can always use this product to maintain your tan while you use a more intense formula as your go-to self-tanner.
Bondi Sands Liquid Gold Self Tanning Foam
The quick-drying self-tanner that lasts
For those who want a golden tan that develops in a matter of seconds but also lasts as long as a week, the Liquid Gold Self Tanning Foam is the perfect product. With a foam texture that melts into the skin, this self-tanner is like summer in a bottle, thanks to the lush formula infused with argan oil and an unmistakeable coconut fragrance.
Apply the foam directly to your skin, using an application mitt (we’re recommending one below), to achieve a well-blended, perfectly streak-free finish. You will find that the formula absorbs in seconds, leaving your skin feeling smooth and dry to the touch. You can even get dressed right away, as the formula is also transfer-resistant.
Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam Ultra Dark
The super-intense self-tanner
If you’re looking for a self-tanner with a really, really intense and dramatic result, look no further than the Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam Ultra Dark. With dual tanning actives, this self-tanner develops into the darkest Australian tan, perfect for experienced users who know their way around self-tanning products.
Because of how intense this self-tanner is, make sure you apply it with a tanning mitt in long, sweeping motions, in order to blend it as perfectly as possible. Now, keep in mind that great results require great patience! Wait at least an hour before showering after applying the product, as this is the minimum time it takes for the tan to develop. For even more intense results, wait about 6 hours before taking a shower.
Bondi Sands Reusable Self Tan Application Mitt
The essential self-tanning accessory
An application mitt is an essential accessory for anyone who is a fan of self-tanning at home. If you’re not sure what to look for in a self-tanner application mitt, Bondi Sands has this specialized mitt, designed with a texture that won’t absorb your product, but will allow you to apply it to the skin without streaks.
Washable and reusable, this mitt is the ideal companion for all Bondi Sands self-tanners, though it is especially suitable for foam, lotion, or mist formulas. Use it whenever you self-tan at home, and say goodbye to uneven tans and, more importantly, to hands stained by self-tanner!
Bondi Sands 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Face Mist
The ultra-quick self-tanning face mist
When looking for a self-tanner, you can sometimes get confused looking for a self-tanner that can be used on the face. Bondi Sands solves this confusion by creating, from scratch, a dedicated facial self-tanner. In a super practical mist format that develops in just one hour, this self-tanner is ideal for anyone looking to achieve a sun-kissed complexion without the risk of sun exposure.
Apply the mist directly to clean, dry skin, and then blend gently using your hands or an application mitt. The product is meant to be washed off after a time, but you can play around with that duration to get the desired effect: leave on for 30 minutes for a subtle tan, or for up to 3 hours for the deepest, most intense result.
Bondi Sands Self Tan Eraser Gentle Foaming Cleanser
The secret to removing self-tanner fast
Anyone who self-tans regularly knows it’s common to end up with self-tanner stains where you didn’t intend them to be, like on your knees or elbows. Bondi Sands helps you solve the problem with this Self Tan Eraser, a specialized cleanser that effectively removes self-tan in just 5 minutes, without subjecting your skin to harsh exfoaliants or excess scrubbing.
Simply apply Bondi Sands Self Tan Eraser to the skin, then leave on for at least 5 minutes. Leave the Self Tan Eraser on the skin for at least 5 minutes. After this time, use a cloth soaked in warm water to clean the self-tan stains. Remember: no scrubbing! This gentle cleanser should get the job done without it. For best results, try using the Self Tan Eraser at least 3 days after you’ve applied your self-tanner.
Bondi Sands Face Daily Moisturizing Fragrance-Free Lotion SPF50+
The bonus sunscreen!
This product is not a self-tanner, not even close, but we couldn’t help but recommend it. After all, it’s our Care to Beauty community’s favorite Bondi Sands product! We are talking about a face sunscreen, enriched with added aloe vera and vitamin E, that delivers up to 72 hours of hydration.
With a moisturizing formula that is easy to apply and reapply–as it absorbs super quickly–, this sunscreen is the perfect complement to your Bondi Sands tan. What’s more, it dries invisible and offers a dewy, radiant finish, contributing to that much-desired summer glow.
Now that we’ve guided you through the best Bondi Sands self-tanners for every scenario, you’re ready to choose a favorite. Explore the full collection of Bondi Sands products in the shop, and embrace your summer glow!
Beauty Writer & Editor