As a very pale person who spends more time in front of a computer than in the sun, I've dabbled in numerous self-tanning products.
After testing out some new highly hyped options this summer and spending one morning frantically scrubbing orange streaks off my hands with lemon juice in the office washroom, I've returned to my time-tested favourite: St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse.
The mousse delivers a perfect bronze glow that doesn't turn you 50 shades of Oompa-Loompa and is unfailingly streak-free. St. Tropez doesn't use parabens, sulfates or phthalates in its products, and its patented formula all but eliminates that telltale tanner stink. ($38 for 4 oz, Sephora, 131 Bloor West, 416-513-1100, and others, sephora.com)