June 24, 2008

Best Natural Body Bronzers for Summer

The season of shorts, skirts and breezy dresses has arrived.  And with it comes the need to give your legs a lil' extra love.  For those of us who refuse tanning beds and baking like rotisserie chicken on the beach, bronzing body lotion is the go-to.

Two superb, more-natural body bronzers are Nature's Gate Happy Glow Lucky Bronzing Creme and Tarte's Glam Gams Bronzing Leg Stick. Both are infused with healthy ingredients and give a shimmery, natural-looking glow.

Pretty factor: Happy Glow Lucky contains moisturizing borage seed oil plus brightening extracts elder fruit and hibiscus extracts. The deodorant-like Tarte stick is infused with the company's antioxidant-packed T5 Super Fruit Complex of goji, acai, maracuja, acerola and pomegranate.

Eco factor: No parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol or petroleum or mineral oil in either product

To buy: $15 for Happy Glow Lucky cream at drugstore.com and Whole Foods; $30 for Glam Gams at sephora.com