May/June Issue of D Home: Fake Bake Off

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Fake Bake Off
Looking to achieve the perfect sun-kissed glow without the sun (and skin damage)?  We tested five self-tanners to see which bronze the best—and which pale in comparison.

Kiehl's Sun-Free Self-Tanning Formula

First impressions: The thin, white potion has a vague medicinal smell that turned sweeter on the skin. The consistence is more watery than a lotion, and therefore it doesn't moisturize.

Ease of application: Pretty easy. A little went a long way: three or four quarter-sized dollops were enough to cover our testers entire body. But a less-than-careful application can result in streaks.

Results: Nearly a week after use, our tester's tan (and streaks) were still evident, even surviving a pedicure and regular exfoliation. Th effect was natural and never orange.