I have no idea why but every time I am at Barneys, the beauty sales associates push By Terry products on me. Sometimes I’ll bite, but most often I listen, test, and report to you. The last such item was the Terrybly Hydra-Bronzing Tinted Serum. Since I would never put anything on my face that aids the darkening melanin cells (which translates to freckles!), this natural alternative is the answer. It gives a very subtle tan without any self-tanning DHA, and without any scent. The active ingredient is Helisun, which actually reinforces your skin’s own defenses. The effect is a natural-looking bronzed glow.
And you don’t have to worry about those dreaded application mistakes. I tested it on the inside of my wrist, since it’s the closest color to my face, and found that it won’t be detectable if you mess up! I would love to use it on my legs, but cannot justify the cost. However, my face is certainly worth it! At Barneys New York for $90 (available in Summer Nude).