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Our community nominate their top 3 self-tan products for vitiligo skin

 Posted on 16th May 2023  3 minute read

In March 2023 we asked our community to share their favourite skin-coverage products with us. Over a hundred people responded enabling us to write an article series sharing the most recommended products from our community under the categories: Cosmetic Camouflage Products; Full Coverage Makeup and Foundations, & Self Tanners.

Self-tan products are often referred to as “sunless tanners” or “fake tan”. Most of these products work using the active ingredient DHA (dihydroxyacetone) or erythrulose which helps create a ‘healthy glow’ on the skins surface. They are generally non-toxic, non-permanent and skin safe, although you should consult a medical practitioner before using, especially if you have sensitive skin or other skin conditions. Caution should be used as they can stain clothing and sheets. Self-tan products can last up to 10 days.

Because camouflage and makeup products are easily removed by hygienic practices (soap and water and alcohol hand sanitisers) if you have several patches, especially on your fingers or the backs of your hands, then you might prefer to use a self-tan product.  Although these products are not designed to replicate skin of colour, the tan will help to lessen the visual impact of vitiligo.

No1: Dove Gradual Self-Tanner

Specially formulated to give various skin tones  a radiant summer glow and natural-looking tan. As well as gradually building up colour, this dermatologically-tested body lotion also helps keep skin soft. Formulated with our unique NutriDuo Complex, a blend of skin natural nutrients and rich essential oil, your skin is left deeply nourished.

What our community said:

Dove gradual Self-Tanner received the most recommendations of all of the products shared by our community in the survey. It was most recommended by people identifying as having fair, medium, olive and dark skin tones. It was recommended by people to had various skin types, including dry and sensitive skin. Recommendations came from the level of coverage it provided (lightly evening skin tone and cover vitiligo patches) and the availability to purchase easily.

Dove example picture featured on their website

Joint Second: Skinny Tan

Skinny Tan was invented by two mums who were driven by a passion to combine the best of skincare with a tan that could be applied so quickly and easily that it would fit into even the most hectic lifestyle. The ‘skinny’ in our name refers to our ‘skinny’ ingredients list. Just like your skinny cappuccino, we’ve squeezed out anything unnecessary and just left behind an up to 99% naturally derived, cruelty-free, vegan friendly and skin-loving ingredients.

What our community said:

Skinny Tan was most recommended by people identifying as having fair skin tones. It scored well for being a natural looking product. Community members used to both to cover their entire face, and also for vitiligo spots across their whole body.

Skinny Tan example picture featured on their website

Joint Second: St Tropez

At St.Tropez (say it with us – SAN-TRO-PAY) we are proud to be the OG of tanning, continuously setting the self tanning bar for an effortless sunless glow that fits seamlessly into your skincare routine. We’re proud to be the go-to brand for millions worldwide looking to glow with confidence from the inside out.

What our community said:

The St Tropez range was most recommended by people identifying as having fair skin tones. It was recommended by people to had various skin types, including dry and sensitive skin to lightly even their skin tone. Recommendations came from the results that were closest to natural skin tone and for being readily available to purchase.  Additional feedback was provided in regard it it’s good level of water resistance.

St Tropez example picture featured on their social media

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