Five of the best… DHA-free fake tans

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UPDATED:

22:35 GMT, 8 December 2012

Recent news that DHA – the active ingredient in self-tanning products – has been linked to asthma, skin irritation and even cancer has left many reluctant to slather on their bronzing lotion this party season.

But there are DHA-free alternatives on the market that give a glow without putting your health at risk. Here are five worth trying.

BEAUTYLAB PEPTIDE TANNING LOTION
200ml 20, beautylabshop.com

Suitable for body and face, this luxury tan contains peptides to protect your skin from ageing and is perfumed with cocoa, rose petal and jasmine.

DHA-free: BeautyLab

Melvita Prosun fake tan

DHA-free: BeautyLab tanning lotion and Melvita Prosun gel-cream

FAKE BAKE FAUX GLO INSTANT TAN
118ml 15, very.co.uk

From the cult brand, this aerosol instant tan contains light-reflecting pigments to help even skintone. Washes off easily.

MELVITA PROSUN SELF-TANNING GEL-CREAM
150ml 20, melvita.com

Contains Erythrulose – a tanning agent derived from cane sugar – to give a gradual, even tan. Buriti, safflower, coconut and sunflower oils nourish the skin.

Australian gold

He Shi One Day

No risk: Australian Gold Crystal Faces and He-Shi's One Day Tan are both safe

AUSTRALIAN GOLD CRYSTAL FACES
125ml 45, cyranoltd.com

Facial tanner contains DermaDark complex to provide deep, long-lasting colour and stimulate collagen production. Silicone acts as a primer for make-up too.

HE-SHI ONE DAY TAN
150ml 14.50, he-shi.eu

Award-winning instant tan that is suitable for face and body. Free of parabens and contains Vitamins E and B5 to soothe and protect the skin.

Fake it til you make it: FakeBake's Faux Glo will not jeopardize your health

Fake it til you make it: FakeBake's Faux Glo will not jeopardize your health