James Read Gradual Tan Day Tan SPF15 Face

We sort of wish we'd discovered the joys of this at the start of summer, to ease us into a golden state of face. Better late than never - and this is perfect for topping up a 'bronzed' look (which has been quite hard to avoid, even with a good SPF, if you've spent time outside).

From our self-tanning guru friend James Read, it's a blissfully smooth creamy facial 'faker', with a built-in SPF15 too. We've been using it over a touch of moisturiser just to ensure the ultimate glide-on, seamless finish - and are incredibly impressed with the natural-looking, healthy results. As the name suggests, it can be used daily but we're getting the best results from every-other-day (or every three days): a can't-tell-it-from-real sun-kissed look that has everyone saying, 'have you been away?' - when we've actually been staycationing.

UK readers find James Read Gradual Tan Day Tan SPF15 Face at www.selfridges.com/£22 for 50 ml