A Foolproof Way to Get a Faux Glow in Under an Hour
Style.com editors much prefer a faux glow (see our summer sun essentials for proof), but we’d yet to find a product that solved all our sunless woes—that is, until James Read came along. Unlike virtually every self-tanner on the market, Read’s products are formulated without DHA, which accounts for other lotions’ funky smell. His Sleep Mask Tan has sold out across the country thanks to skin-loving ingredients like aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, and red algae; an odor-free formula; and believable, overnight results.
But say you find yourself in a less dreamy scenario—e.g., you have a party tonight and you don’t have time to hit the pillow and let the Sleep Mask work its magic. James Read’s newest creations provide instant gratification to satisfy all the impatient members of the digital age. For starters, there’s the Express Mask Tan Body, which gives you a top-to-toe tawny glow, and the Express Mask Tan Face, which is an accelerated version of the Sleep Mask. Simply apply and wait 30 minutes (up to 60 minutes for a deeper color), then gently wash off for an even, golden complexion. Also included in the lineup is the Tan Maximizer, which extends the life of a pre-existing glow, natural or faux. We’re already stocking up on the face mask for New York fashion week this September, when our tired skin will undoubtedly need a boost. Even if you aren’t heading to the shows, we highly suggest adding these to your fall beauty arsenal for radiant skin year-round.
James Read Tan Maximizer, Express Mask for Body, and Express Mask for Face, $34 to $62. Available now at jamesreadtan.com. Products will be available in the U.S. and at Net-a-Porter this fall.
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