Tan in a Towel
As far as I'm concerned, the only thing worse than traveling with cumbersome bottles of tanning lotion is being pale on vacation. OMG they're both terrible.
Lucky for us, skincare wizard Dennis Gross has created Alpha Beta Self-Tanner Glow Pads for face and body - all the tanner you need in wet nap-esque pads. Each pad is soaked in scent-less tanner formula. You simply (and quickly) rub the towel all over for a perfect tan. Not too dark, light or orangey. One teeny pad holds enough tanner to cover your entire body, and they include special ingredients that help minimize hair growth and bumps! They really work, and you're done in 60 seconds.
Another cool fact: The formula is clear, and WILL NOT rub off on clothes. I used them, immediately put on a white tank top and went to set up an event where I had to put together adirondack chairs in the blazing sun - not a spot on my shirt, though I was kind of in a bad mood afterward.
You've been able to buy boxes of them for a while, but they're now available in "Beauty to Go" two-packs for your vacationing pleasure. Each pack includes two full tans - two body pads and one face pad.