Best Budget Spray Tanner?

Question: What’s the Best Budget Spray Tanner?

Remember that time you got all spray tanned up before an impromptu party, ended up an ugly orange, and had to take a panicked shower with baking soda? Self tanners are an awesome alternative to painful sunburns, peeling (yuck), and scary skin cancer, but they can also be nightmare in a bottle. It’s really difficult to achieve an even golden tan with a spray tanner, especially if you’re on a budget. We don’t even think the movie stars and models have the art form down yet.

So, where can we find the best spray on tanners? Do you prefer organic products over those with chemicals? After all, isn’t that one of the major advantages of spray-on tans – that they’re safe?

If you’ve found a self tanner that’s easy to apply, gets you consistently good results, and also fits into your budget (Lindsay Lohan’s Sevin Nyne is a tad too pricey for us), us pale people want to know…

Try these budget friendly spray tan brands-

Aveda Sun Source, $18.00, from

Kiss My Face Instant Sunless Tanner, $8.55, from

Hawaiian Tropic Island Glow, $7.19, from

Body Drench Quick Tan, $19.99, from

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  1. mweissinger says

    I have used the Aveda Sun Source and highly recommend it – tip: be sure to wear rubber gloves when applying so your palms don’t start getting tan!

  2. aithori says

    I’ll have to try the aveda one, thanks!

    I’ve heard jergens makes a good one but I haven’t been able to find it in a store yet to try. I do like banana boat’s summer color in the light/medium color. It looks great and applies well, the only complaint I really have is that it does seem to take a while to dry.

    Probably my least favorite was neutrogena’s sun fresh foam fair/medium—the foam is kind of watery and it took multiple attempts to get ANY color whatsoever. Not sure what the problem was, my skin gets results from other products.

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