Enhance your 2018 tan with the best accelerators to buy now

Taryn Davies
Published: April 13, 2018

Whilst we wait for the sun to show its pretty face or head on holiday, then the thought of getting your legs out might be a bit daunting, but it’s nothing these pick of the best tan accelerators can’t fix.

Nail a natural sun-kissed glow with a luxury tan accelerator this summer, and shop our pick of the best products on the market.

Why use a tan accelerator?

Tan accelerators are different to fake tan, these products work by stimulating melanin production in your skin to bring out your natural colour when you’re exposed to the sun.

Melanin is the pigment that gives your skin its colour, therefore the more melanin your skin produces, the darker your tan will become.

Tan accelerator will encourage your skin to glow naturally, won’t cause streaks and will last much longer than an instant tan.

Should you still use SPF?

A tan accelerator isn’t a replacement for sun cream, even though some of them actually do have SPF in them. They’re usually only small amounts of SPF, so to ensure your skin is protected wear an SPF too.

While it's important to bask in the sun's rays for that Vitamin D hit, too much time in the sun is bad for skin and health. Ensure you look tanned the safe way with clever beauty buys instead.

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Australian Gold Accelerator Lotion

Often regarded as the best tanning products on the market, Australian Gold Accelerator Lotion maybe a no-frills bottle, but it certainly packs a punch in the tan department. This product is designed only to help you achieve a deeper tan whilst enriching your skin with essential oils and vitamins. It glides smoothly and has a very pleasant smell.

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Elemis Tan Accelerator

Elemis Sunwise Tan Accelerator prepares your skin for exposure to the sun, helping to prolong your tan whilst softening and moisturising your body. The ingredients guarantee that this cream smells divine and the mix of jojoba and macadamia oils ensure that the skin is hydrated and softened.

Also formulated with added SPF protection (SPF4), the cream prepares the body for sun exposure by stimulating its natural melanin production in advance.

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EcoTan Accelerator Face and Body Tanning Gel

This lightweight gel from EcoTan works to speed up how the skin tans, give you a deeper colour and prolong the lift of your tan too. It works by stimulating the melanin, whilst the liposomes in the gel work on deepening the absorption into your skin.

We love how easily this glides onto the skin and leaves you feeling ready for a day in the sun. It comes in a 500ml bottle or a 200ml bottle too.

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Piz Buin Tan & Protect Tan Accelerating Oil Spray

The Piz Buin Tan & Protect Tan Accelerating Oil Sprays are easy to use, thanks to the spray-top bottle and are quickly absorbed into the skin without a sticky or tacky feeling.

The oil contains Melitane, which has been proven to help speed up how quickly our skin tans, this natural process is used to encourage us to spend less time in the sun. But yet we're still going to be left with a gorgeous glow that we crave through summer.

There's a choice of protection with these oils too, 30, 15 and 6, and they all protect against UVA and UVB rays too.


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Body Basics by Gatineau Tan Accelerating Lotion

Keep your tan looking radiant for longer with Gatineau Tan Accelerating Lotion. This lotion amazingly works in three ways, to prepare your skin in the first instance for your tan, then boost the tan you get, and then to help prolong it too.

The Body Basics lotion absorbs quickly into the skin, so there's no tacky feeling, and you get a tan that develops more quickly and is deeper than usual too. This works to perfect the skin's health too, so you're left with supple skin that doesn't feel leathery.



Dior Bronze Voile de Monoi Tan Enhancer

For combined beauty and pleasure, Dior has created Voile de Monoï SPF 10, a new sun care product that protects the skin while bringing out its radiance at the same time. The light, airy texture of the dry oil formula with its sensual scent drapes the skin in a veil of light, enhancing its colour while evening out the complexion. Dior has combined a selection of protective UVA-UVB filters with a natural plant extract that stimulates the activation of natural melanin synthesis, for an even, glowing tan. 

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Zhuzh Tan Accelerator

The Shea Butter in the Zhuzh Tan Accelerator ensures this product smells delightful and leaves your skin top and supple too. It works by speeding up the tan your skin gets, and enhancing the natural tones of the tan too. Healthy and glowing skin is pretty much guaranteed.

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