These Products Give You an Instant Sun-Kissed Glow — Without the Sun

There’s something irresistible about bronzed and glowing skin in the summer, but getting that tan isn’t exactly healthy for our skin. While self-tanners are always an option, they take time to develop. Thankfully, there are products on the market that will give you an instant sun-kissed glow without spending countless hours in the sun. We’ve rounded up nine glow boosters that will keep you bronzed, shimmering and shining all summer long.

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Born to Glow! Liquid Illuminator, $7.50 at Ulta Beauty

Available in four shades, this barely-there illuminator gives subtle shimmer to your complexion so you glow from within. Add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer and your skin will be truly radiant.

Sol de Janeiro

GlowMotions Glow Oil, $35 at Sol de Janeiro

These coveted glow oils sold out within hours of their pre-sale. Not only do they add irresistible shimmer from head to toe, they double as lightweight moisturizers that hydrate and soften your skin.


Radiance Gel Bronzer, $44 at Bluemercury

Gunky moisturizers are not fun in the summer heat, but this bronze-boosting gel formula is so light you won’t even know it’s on your face.


True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer, $30 at Ulta Beauty

Bronzers don’t have to be scary when applied all over the face. This natural-looking, buildable powder gives your complexion a sun-kissed glow without the orange tint.

Charlotte Tilbury

Wonderglow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash, $55 at Nordstrom

Think of this perfecting product as an Insta filter in a bottle. It blurs away lines and imperfections and adds a beam of radiance to your skin so you glow all day long.

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Instant Radiance Sun Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40, $42 at Sephora

After one use you’ll want to keep this two-in-one sunscreen and illuminator in your purse no matter where you go. It adds a hint of glowing color to your complexion for the ultimate no makeup look while protecting your skin from UV damage.

Herbivore Botanicals

Rose Quartz Illuminating Body Oil, $48 at Amazon

When your goal is glowing skin, hydration is always the first step. This illuminating oil instantly hydrates and adds shimmer to your skin in a simple spritz.