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7 Self Tan Removers That Actually Work

By Carly Cochrane - 3 years ago | Updated
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If your once beautifully bronzed body is slowly starting to resemble a loaf of tiger bread – streaky and a little dry – it’s a sign that your fake tan needs to be scrubbed off, ASAP.

However, before you start going at your hands and knees with a rough exfoliating mitt, we might have something that’ll make getting rid of patches a lot easier (and less painful).

Enter; tan remover. Self tan removers are the wonder product that help stubborn streaks slide off your skin. Formulated with a bunch of oils that break down tough tanning pigment, they’re ultimately a fast track to a tan-free complexion.

Whether you want to prep skin for a fresh application or revert back to your natural color, here’s seven self tan removers that actually work.

Isle of Paradise Over It Magic Self Tan Eraser

$19.44 $24.30 (20% off)

Over it? Allow Isle of Paradise to sort you out. Their Magic Self Tan Remover can strip off old, streaky fake tan without drying out skin. Not only is it powered by glycolic acid - an ingredient that gently exfoliates - but it also utilizes an Oxy-Glow complex in order to keep skin hydrated, allowing you to reveal your freshest skin yet.

Bondi Sands Self Tan Eraser

$14.64 $18.30 (20% off)

Bondi Sands are an OG tanning brand so it’s no surprise that they are just as good at removing color than they are at supplying it. This gentle foam formula can remove patches and streaks in less than five minutes, thanks to a blend of innovative technology and nourishing ingredients. There’s no need to scrub your skin red raw with this shortcut.

Lusso Tan Bath Bomb Tan Remover

$8.60 $10.75 (20% off)

Ditch the exfoliating gloves and allow this tan remover to do all the hard work for you. Lusso Tan are the creators of the original tan removing bath bomb and this game-changer really is the product that will transform your entire tanning routine. The Bath Bomb allows you to relax in a bubble bath for a self care moment, whilst your tan melts away.

St Tropez Prep & Maintain Tan Remover Mousse

$17.24 $21.54 (20% off)

If anyone knows how to achieve the perfect base, it’s St Tropez. Their Prep & Maintain Tan Remover Mousse can be used to erase tan, correct minor mishaps and prep skin for the next layer of color. The formula is so easy-to-use and effective that both bronzing beginners and tanning professionals can reap the benefits.

Tanologist Self Tan Eraser + Primer


The 2-in-1 formula breaks down the remnants of old, stubborn tan, dirt and oil, so you can hold back on the scrubbing of knees and elbows. Simply allow the foam to work its magic and you'll be able to reveal squeaky-clean skin that's primed, purified and ready to go again.

Bellamianta Salicylic Foaming Tan Eraser & Primer

$16.37 $20.46 (20% off)

Removing expired tan from skin can be a chore, but not with Bellamianta as they serve up a highly effective tan eraser. Banishing faded and patchy false tan is made easy, as the formula utilises salicylic acid to buff away dead skin. Your bod is left smooth and clean from top-to-toe, plus prepped for a new coat of color.

Loving Tan Deluxe Tan Remover

$22.42 $28.02 (20% off)

Loving Tan ensures that your next application of false tan is the best yet by coming through with a two-in-one formula that makes the whole self-tanning process a lot easier. Working in just a couple of minutes, the gel gently lifts away all built-up tan whilst also priming skin for the next application.

A self tan remover is one of those products that'll make you wonder how you ever coped before. Snap one up today and revolutionize your self-tan routine forever - you won't regret it. Check out our guide 'How to Apply self tan Like A Pro' for even more tanning tips.

Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

As the Senior Content Editor for Cosmetify, Carly is the go-to for all the latest (and greatest) beauty tips, tricks and trends. With over six years of experience in the industry, she knows all the ins-and-outs when it comes to health, beauty and wellbeing. 

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