For those of you who are considering a quickie tanning bed session after giving yourself a Winter vacation from the sun, hold up for a second. Instead of frying your skin, go with a self-tanner like Lait Auto Bronzant from YonKa ($34). It has a milky texture that spreads evenly, it isn't greasy, and best of all, it smells great. It is made with natural botanicals and fruit extracts so it has a slightly floral, slightly spa essence.


What distinguishes this self-tanner from others is that it has a natural and gradual effect. Even after I've used it for a week straight, the result is more bronzey and sun-kissed than anything else. I've never been accused of looking orange or yellow — however, that's not to say I haven't turned a few girlfriends green with envy.

The only drawback is that you have to wait four hours before seeing any results, and let's just say that patience isn't my strongest virtue. But if you're looking for a Winter self-tanner to give your face a little boost of color, this is tops.