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The $40 Aussie fake tan that Hilary Duff swears by for a bronzed glow

Get your glow on safely and keep your skin nourished with this celeb go-to.

There's nothing quite like a celebrity endorsement to prove a product is worth its weight in gold. So when Hilary Duff shared an Instagram reel of her spritzing an Aussie brand Luna Bronze's tanning water on her face, and declaring herself a "glowing goddess", it was clear the new product was about to make waves.

Model holding Luna Bronze tanner; Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff is a big fan of Luna Bronze Illume Tanning Water. Photo: Supplied, Getty

Hilary isn't the only star to rave about the product, as Ashlee Simpson also loves it. "The colour's really beautiful and it's really gradual," Ashlee said. "I love a good glow."

Illume Tanning Water, $39.95, is designed to give a hit of hydration and a light-to-medium golden bronzed glow. It contains a nourishing blend of antioxidants, essential oils and a natural tanning active for optimal skin health. It also has non-comedogenic properties, so it's perfect for acne-prone skin.


All you need to do is spritz the water directly on your face, wait for it to dry, then apply your usual serums and makeup over the top. It can also be used as a setting spray over makeup, making it extra versatile. Once it's applied, it develops a natural-looking tan over six to eight hours.

Customers say it "has a great glow" and "keeps skin hydrated." It's no wonder it was voted #1 self tanner in the NewBeauty's 2023 Beauty Awards.

Before and after shots of Luna Bronze user's face and legs
Illume Tanning Water develops over six to eight hours. Photo: Supplied

Luna Bronze was started by Maddy Balderson in 2015, after she was diagnosed with skin cancer. She wanted a safe alternative to lying in the sun, but when she looked for a self-tanner that also made skin hydration a priority, she couldn't find one. So, she decided to make her own.

Since then the brand has released over 10 different products for both face and body, with their tanning drops selling out over four times with a waitlist of over 10,000 people. All products in the range are vegan, organic and 100% cruelty free.

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