Most Effective Gluten-Free Self Tanner Lotions & Bronzers [2022 update]

​​​Hello, summer! Hello, sexy glow! With summertime here, we’ve shed our coats and snow gear only to unveil the winter ghost in all of us! If you’re looking to enhance your skin’s color this season, this is certainly the post for you. Finding multiple options for gluten-free self-tanner in your local Walgreens or grocer might not be as easy as you think, so if you’re interested in a safer way to darken your tan, check out the self-tanners we came across below.

Frankies Bikinis Gradual Bronzing Lotion: Frankies is a gluten-free gradual body lotion. Frankies’s tan building moisturizer cream is clinically tested and dermatologist reviewed. Rich with vitamin E, infused with shea butter, orange, lemon & bilberry extract.

This lotion is free from gluten, silicone, sulfate, phthalate, and artificial fragrances.

This is another refreshing, hydrating lotion. Just make sure you avoid putting on your face if you have acne or break out easily. Also, wash your hands when you are done applying or your palms will catch some color as well.

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Millennium SOLID BLACK Dark Tanning Lotion: This lotion is advertised as “Gluten-free” in the bottle. It is a hypoallergenic, paraben-free, nut-free, and sensitive skin-approved formula. It helps with hydration as the lotion contains hemp extracts, argan oil, cocoa, and shea butter.

Millennium named their scent “Salt Water Slate”. I find it is a light scent.

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L’Oreal SUBLIME BRONZE Self-Tanning Gelee: ​” There is no gluten in the Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning gel, lotion, or mist,” claimed the L’oreal rep. Since all three of the following products do not contain gluten, you are free to pick and choose to your heart’s content. Natural-looking, the long-lasting glow is what you’ll get with any of these three products!

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Tanceuticals Self Tanner: This tanner has a coconut scent, maybe a bit fake, and it doesn’t leave any streaks. The tan will last for about a week – longer than most I’ve used. You don’t get the typical orange color. What your hands when you apply as it might stain a bit.

They use healthy ingredients and are cruelty-free. The manufacturer claims their products are gluten-free.

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Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam: This is a lightweight, self-tanner foam enriched with aloe vera and coconut. It provides an even, streak-free tan.

When I asked the manufacturer if this product was gluten-free, this is what they answered: “Our Dark Self-Tanning Foam is Gluten-Free and contains no ingredients sourced from gluten. As always, we recommend doing a patch test on the skin and then waiting 24 hours prior to full application to ensure that your skin does not react negatively to the formula.”

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Bondi Sands Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk: This is another product from this Australian brand. This is a lotion that is designed to hydrate and gradually tan your skin. You can use it daily.

I find that if you use a body lotion prior to applying this tanning milk, it will apply smoother and it won’t streak. And do wash your hands when you are done applying.

I use still use this cream during the winter. It works great.

When I asked the manufacturer if this product was gluten-free, this is what they answered: “Thank you so much for reaching out! Yes, we can confirm that our Gradual Tanning Milk is gluten-free.”

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Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning:​ ​Neutrogena’s rep claims that their micro-mist product has no added gluten or gluten-containing grains included in the ingredients. “We like to tell you that even though we have not added any gluten, we also do not test for the presence of gluten in the final product, and therefore it could contain traces of gluten at the end of production,” she added.

This spray tan covers evenly, dries in 5 minutes, and works at any angle for those hard-to-reach areas. This product is oil-free, non-comedogenic, and comes in two different colors: medium and deep.​

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Beauty by Earth Self Tanner: ​​This ​is an all-natural, gluten-free, vegan, cruelty-free self-tanning lotion that provides a very natural tan color and pleasant smell – non of that orange skin and awful smell anymore! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Especially for those with sensitive skin.​

Is Beauty by Earth Gluten-Free?

Beauty by Earth said all of our products are gluten-free. However they are not made in a facility that is gluten-free, so they can not guarantee cross-contamination.

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Skinerals Self Tanner Extender Lotion: ​​​Another excellent choice, it’s ​Cruelty-free, gluten-free, paraben-free, nut-free, and vegan friendly. Skineral’s Amber Glow is not a tanner lotion, but instead it is designed to keep your tan for longer. This is one of the best gluten-free tan extenders. It’s made using premium natural plant-based oils, essential oil blends, fruit, and plant extracts.

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Vita Liberata Self Tanner​ ​​If you are Celiac, do not use it. If you have a gluten intolerance, please read this first:

Vita Liberta says “We intentionally use Gluten based ingredients in our products we cannot say for certain that traces of these ingredients are not in our products (e.g. raw material suppliers may well process their ingredients in a factory that does have Gluten). We do advise a patch test prior to use of all our products.”

You have several choices to choose between, from a tinted self-tan lotion to a 2-3 week tan mousse to an untinted self-tan lotion. Your choices are limitless, thanks to Vita! Whether you’re looking for a long-lasting bronzer, or a golden bronze tan that lasts 7 days and locks moisture in for 72 hours, the Vita Liberata line is safe to use and is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates. Transform your skin safely for the summer with this great.

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Self Tanner, Sunless Tanning Lotion: ​If you are picky about what you put on your skin, ​this ​excellent natural, gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and cruelty-free tanning lotion is definitely for you. It gives you a beautiful, natural-looking tan without the sun or tanning beds.​

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​​​​Too Faced Royal Oil: ​The kind rep at Too Faced claims that this product is formulated without gluten. To top it off, those of you vegans out there will be pleased to know that it is safe for you as well! This self-tanning oil not only absorbs quickly to give your skin a warm glow but will also protect against harsh environmental factors. You can also get excited about the versatility of this body bronzer. You can comb it through the ends of your hair to protect against demands that tend to come from long days at the salty or chlorinated pool! I love when products have multiple uses!

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The Celiac Diva

I am Betty Lewis, the Celiac Diva. I've been living a healthy Gluten-free life since 2000. I am happy wife and loving mother to two beautiful children, and yes we all live a gluten-free lifestyle. I love writing, fashion, cooking and eating healthy.

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