Fake Bake

Fake Bake

Fake Bake offers new self tan products or new formulas more often than other tanning brands in the UK. Fake Bake is an award winning British self-tanning brand that has become the choice of beauty experts and celebrities alike, giving an instant sun kissed colour that develops into a long lasting sunless fake tan. With naturally derived tanning agents DHA and Erythulose guaranteeing longer lasting natural results. Blended with botanical ingredients and antioxidants with specialist self-tans offering added benefits like anti ageing and anti-cellulite. All formulas are free from paraben and artificial preservative.

Read our Fake Bake Application Guide at the bottom of this page.

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Fake Bake Amplify Daily Gradual Tan 236ml

If you are looking for the perfect all year round essential multi-purpose skin product it will have to be the New Amplify Daily Gradual Tan. So much more than just a daily gradual tanner this product has been created to work in three ways

Price £18.00

Free delivery available

Fake Bake 60 Minutes Self Tan Liquid 236ml

Out of Stock until the 2nd June 2017

A long lasting, natural golden tan in just 60 minutes. The tanning agents are activated upon contact with the skin whilst accelerators speed up the development time.

Price £21.25

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Sport Unisex Daily Tan 236ml

A gradual self-tanning lotion created for men and women with active lifestyles. This light weight non-greasy formula dries quickly and does not block the pores and is suitable for all skin tones.

Price £12.50

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Fair Gradual Self-Tan Lotion 170ml

A Self-Tan Lotion specially formulated for the fairer complexion or as a gradual tan if desired. With its subtle fudge guide colour you can still apply with ease and confidence.

Price £21.50

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Original Self-Tan Lotion 170ml

Boasts and easy glide formula and a show where it goes colour guide for easy application. Suitable for any skin tone giving you the desired shade of tan that still looks natural.

Price £21.30

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Airbrush Instant Self Tan 210ml

Airbrush Instant is the simplest way to achieve a self-tan with its 360 nozzle and natural looking guide colour Fake Bake Airbrush Instant is ideal for those hard to reach areas.

Cannot be shipped overseas

Price £21.50

Free delivery available

Fake Bake 5 Minute Mousse Self Tan 207ml

Following the success of the 60 Minutes Self-Tan Liquid the experts have created the 5 Minute Mousse Self-Tan. This revolutionary mousse is your secret to transforming yourself in 5 minutes.

Cannot be shipped overseas.

Price £18.95

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tan Liquid 170ml

This professional strength spray tan solution will give you a flawless, golden tan that lasts and lasts making it a firm favourite since its launch in 2010.

Price £21.50

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Flawless Darker Self Tan Liquid 170ml

The Darkest self tan in the Fake Bake range gives you a Flawless finish with a deeper, darker and longer lasting tan thanks to the three new tan boosting ingredients.

Price £20.50

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Flawless Coconut Tanning Serum For Face And Body 148ml

A beauty and bronzing hybrid that not only delivers a golden glow but also conditions your skin, with superfood Coconut Oil and Fake Bake luxurious tanning formula blended.

Price £23.65

Free delivery available

Fake Bake The Face Anti-Ageing Self-Tan Lotion With Matrixyl-3000 60ml

A sheer face tanner combined with the highest quality self tanning ingredients and clinical levels of Matrixly-3000 helping to reverse the ageing process and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Price £17.35

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Platinum Bamboo Buffing Face Polish 60ml

It gives your skin renewing benefits while removing impurities and gently but effectively exfoliating the skin, leaving it smooth and ultra smooth.

Price £7.00

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Passion Fruit Body Polish 170ml

Out of Stock until the end of August 2017

This is the perfect way to start your self-tanning journey and prepare for Fake Bake tanning lotions.

Price £10.00

Free delivery available

Out of stock

Fake Bake Skin Smoothie Oil 236ml

A luxurious blend of botanicals and essential oils which moisturise and lock Fake Bake deep into the layers of the skin maximising the life of your tan. Easily absorbed leaving skin soft & radiant.

Price £8.60

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Mistifier Oil Free Spray 120ml

Leaves the skin silky smooth and hydrated. This easy to apply, fast application contains two anti–oxidants green tea and vitamin E which protect the skin from free radicals.

Cannot be shipped overseas

Price £8.60

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Tinted Body Glow For Face And Body 60ml

Tinted Body Glow is perfect for highlighting the areas you want to show off with a sun kissed glow such as cheeks, shoulders and legs.

Price £5.50

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Faux Glo Instant Tan Spray Aerosol 120ml

Faux Glow is the original wash off tan created by Fake Bake. The continuous spray works at any angle making it easy to use.

Cannot be shipped overseas.

Price £10.65

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Bronzer Instant Tan Lotion 125ml

This luxurious matt lotion provides a natural looking golden tan to your skin instantly. With its non sticky and transfer resistant formula it is the perfect instant bronzer for those special occasions when time is limited.

Price £7.90

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Perfection Instant Tan Liquid Spritz 170ml

An easy-to-apply one day tanning liquid which gives an instant golden bronze to all skin tones. With its quick drying and transfer resistant formula it coats the skin in a golden glow without blocking pores.

Price £11.85

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Dual Purpose Mitt

This handy dual purpose re-usuable mitt is great for self tanning application. Use the rougher side to aid with your exfoliator and use the velour side to gently buff your Fake Bake to even out the colour.

Price £3.50

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Beauty Bronzer

A triple pigmented cream based powder with long lasting results and to warm up your skin tone.

Price £17.20

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Kabuki Brush

Featuring hypoallergenic synthetic bristles which are perfect for sensitive skin, contained in a diamante case keeping them soft and clean.

Price £8.60

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Legal Sunburn Blush

For a healthy looking sun kissed colour to perk up your cheeks, a duo of matte pink on the right and highlighter on the left.

Price £6.90

Free delivery available

Fake Bake Lip Inflate Collagen Plumping Gloss

OUT OF STOCK

Get gorgeous bigger lips with this lip enhancing set. It contains two products: the Collagen Plumping Lip Gloss 8ml and the Collagen Plumping Mixer 4ml

Price £14.95

Free delivery available

Out of stock

Fake Bake 3D Face And Body Tanning Contouring Kit

The first ever kit enabling you to sculpt and tan all at the same time, including bestsellers Flawless Coconut Tanning Serum and Airbrush Self Tan. Worth over £62.90.

Price £50.00

Free delivery available

Gloves For Self-Tan Products x3

Wear the gloves when applying your self tan to prevent staining of the hands.

3 Pairs of Gloves per pack.

Price £2.99

Free delivery available

FAKE BAKE APPLICATION GUIDE

Fake Bake has scientifically created an organically based product to create the most natural looking tan without the harmful effects of UV rays. Fake Bake Self Tanning Lotion has two tanning agents plus new patent-pending technology that promotes a deeper darker tan that lasts up to 50% longer. Fake Bake self-tanning lotion has a cosmetic colour guide which is a great tool to assure a streak-free application.

How To Apply Fake Bake At Home

Fake Bake Self-Tan products can be used on their own. However, for superior tanning results – for a more even, longer lasting self- tan, we recommend you follow this simple step-by-step guide:

Step 1 – Prepare your skin
Step 2 – Apply your self-Tan
Step 3 – Maintain your tan

We advise you apply your self-tan prior to going to bed.
This gives your tan time to develop overnight, allowing you to wash off the guide colour in the morning, ready to start the day with a beautiful, golden tan.

Before

Prior to applying your Fake Bake self-tan, we recommend :

  • Do not use any other self tanning products 1 week before your Fake Bake self-tan
  • Wax or shave at least 24 hours prior
  • When you apply your Fake Bake self-tan DO NOT wear any make-up, deodorant, perfume, body oils or lotions as these may react with our tanning agents

Step 1 - Prepare Your Skin

Exfoliate

We recommend the first step you take is to use a Fake Bake Body Polish (exfoliator) to gently remove flaking, or dead skin cells to help create a longer lasting tan.

Remember your self-tan fades as your skin sheds. If you remove loose skin cells, the remaining ones will not wear off as quickly. Fake Bake ‘polishes’ skin. without lacerating or damaging the surface of newly exposed layers. Fake Bake Body Polish is a soap-less product which will leave no residue on the skin.

  • With a cupped hand, mix Fake Bake Body Polish with a little water (you may want to apply Polisher in the shower).
  • Starting with your feet – apply Fake Bake Body Polish in circular motions working up your legs and body, paying particular attention to feet, knees and elbows.
  • Remove excess Fake Bake Body Polish with warm damp mitts or alternatively, shower off.
  • Apply Fake Bake Face Bamboo Buff on your face with a small amount of water.
  • Rub gently with circular movements and remove thoroughly with sponges or mitts.

Moisturise

Immediately prior to your self-tan, apply a small amount of Fake Bake Skin Smoothie Oil to dry heels, feet, knees and elbows which can be blended when the self-tan is applied.

Step 2 - Apply Self-Tan

  • Using gloves (provided with Fake Bake Self-Tan), apply product starting at your neck, working down in small circular motions.
  • Working down your torso, onto your legs, lightly glazing the product over your ankles.
  • It’s best to apply self-tan to the front of your leg while your knee is bent, but when applying to the back of your leg make sure its straight.
  • Apply product at the bottom of your leg moving upwards in small circular motions.
  • When you are working down your arms you can spray Fake Bake Skin Smoothie Oil onto your hands and elbows.
  • This will emulsify the self-tan slightly and smooth the product over any dry areas.
  • Keep product off your palms.
  • Apply Fake Bake Face Self-Tan using a small amount. Blend over all of your face as if applying a tinted moisturiser.
  • Take into the hair line, blend around the ears and join up to the Fake Bake on your neck.
  • Allow the self-tan to dry for 15 to 20 minutes before you redress.

Immediately after your self-tan we recommend:

  • Wear loose clothing.
  • Keep your skin completely dry, avoid water contact.
  • Do not apply any products over the developing tan.
  • Allow tan to develop for at least 6/8 hours (overnight if possible).
  • Avoid activities that make you perspire.
  • Drink hot beverages through a straw because the steam and contact with a hot cup can strip colour from around your mouth.
  • Toothpaste can also strip colour while your tan develops.

After your tan has developed:

  • Rinse off remaining colour guide with warm/hot water. Once the water runs clear gently wash your-self with a mild soap.
  • Avoid products that contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s) as they can strip colour.
  • Avoid swimming pools as Chlorine will prematurely fade your tan.

Step 3 - Maintain your Self-Tan

Moisturise

To prolong your Fake Bake self-tan, make sure you keep your skin well moisturised on a daily basis. After showering either splitz yourself with Fake Bake Skin Smoothie Oil or apply Fake Bake Tan Enhancing Lotion. These products have been specially formulated to work with Fake Bake self-tans. Other moisturisers may react with tan as the Alkaline in them stripe colour leaving your skin patchy.

Exfoliate

5 to 7 days after your tan we recommend you gently exfoliate your skin with Fake Bake Body Polish. Repeat this every 2 days thereafter to ensure your tan fades evenly and to prepare your skin for your next Fake Bake self-tan application.

Fake Bake Salon Treatment

Before

  • We recommend you obtain a patch test, if you have never used any self-tanning products before or have sensitive skin.
  • Do not use any other self tanning products 1 week before treatment.
  • Wax or shave at least 24 hours prior to treatment.
  • On the day of your Fake Bake treatment DO NOT wear any make-up, deodorant, perfume, body oils or lotions as these may react with the tanning agents in Fake Bake Self-Tan.
  • Wear loose, dark clothing, sandals or flip flops.

After

Immediately after your treatment:

  • Wear loose clothing.
  • Keep skin completely dry, avoid water contact.
  • Do not apply any products over the developing tan.
  • Allow tan to develop for at least 6/8 hours (overnight if possible).
  • Avoid other beauty/hair treatments whilst tan is developing.
  • Avoid activities that make you perspire.
  • Drink hot beverages through a straw because the steam and contact with a hot cup can strip colour from around your mouth.
  • Toothpaste can also strip colour while your tan develops.

After your tan has developed:

  • Rinse off remaining colour guide with warm/hot water.
  • Once the water runs clear gently wash your-self with a mild soap.
  • Avoid products that contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s) as they can strip colour.
  • Avoid swimming pools as Chlorine will prematurely fade your tan.

Fake Bake Spray Tan Treatment

Before

  • We recommend you obtain a patch test, if you have never used any self-tanning products before or have sensitive skin.
  • Do not use any other self tanning products 1 week before treatment.
  • Wax or shave at least 24 hours prior to treatment.
  • On the day of your Fake Bake treatment DO NOT wear any make-up, deodorant, perfume, body oils or lotions as these may react with the tanning agents in Fake Bake Self-Tan.
  • Wear loose, dark clothing, sandals or flip flops.

During

Relax whilst a professional therapist guides you through your treatment. First, the therapist will ask you to wear sticky soles that temporarily adhere to the bottom of your feet. These will stop your feet discolouring. The therapist will then prepare your skin with Fake Bake Oil-Free Moisturiser Body Spray by spritzing it over your hands, knees, elbows and feet to ensure your spray tan blends naturally. Your Fake Bake spray tan will then be expertly applied.

The whole treatment lasts less than 10 minutes. Immediately after your spray tan we recommend you allow a few minutes for the tan to absorb before dressing. Fake Bake spray tan will not smell of DHA, the tell-tale sign of a recently applied tan. The initial tan colour you’ll see is actually the cosmetic guide colour.

After

Immediately after your spray tan:

  • Wear loose clothing.
  • Keep skin completely dry, avoid water contact.
  • Do not apply any products over the developing tan.
  • Allow tan to develop for at least 6/8 hours (overnight if possible).
  • Avoid other beauty/hair treatments whilst tan is developing.
  • Avoid activities that make you perspire.
  • Drink hot beverages through a straw because the steam and contact with a hot cup can strip colour from around your mouth.
  • Toothpaste can also strip colour while your tan develops.

After your tan has developed:

  • Rinse off remaining colour guide with warm/hot water. Once the water runs clear gently wash your-self with a mild soap.
  • Avoid products that contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s) as they can strip colour.
  • Avoid swimming pools as Chlorine will prematurely fade your tan.
  • To prolong your tan use Fake Bake Smoothie Oil or Fake Bake Oil Free Moisturiser daily, locking in colour.
  • This will also hydrate your skin.

About Fake Bake in the UK

Fake Bake gives an instant sun-kissed colour and develops into a long lasting sunless fake tan by combining naturally derived tanning agents DHA and Erythulose ­ guaranteeing longer lasting (up to 50% longer), more natural-looking results. We have developed botanical ingredients to remove parabens and artificial preservatives. Our specialist self-tans offer added benefits like anti ageing, anti cellulite and anti oxidants. Fake Bake has become the choice of beauty experts and celebrities alike. So if you want to fashion a tan like Paris Hilton, Katie Price, Victoria Beckham and Cheryl Cole then Fake Bake is establishing itself as the best fake tan.

Fake Bake has scientifically created an organically based product to create the most natural looking tan without the harmful effects of UV rays. Fake Bake Self Tanning Lotion has two tanning agents plus new patent-pending technology that promotes a deeper darker tan that lasts up to 50% longer. Fake Bake self-tanning lotion has a cosmetic colour guide which is a great tool to assure a streak-free application.

About the Fake Bake Self Tanning Brand

Fake Bake guarantees to provide the richest looking tan in the most luxurious way without the sun. It also moisturises, hydrates and protects the body without clogging the pores or irritating sensitive skin.

Get ready to experience the ultimate in self-tanning lotions. Fake Bake has created a unique blend of exotic oils and natural ingredients to give you a long lasting tan. Fake Bake will give you the richest, longest lasting self tan, completely streak and hassle free and without turning you orange!

Fake Bake lasts for up to one week. Fake Bake works with your skin’s natural pigment, to provide a smooth and deliciously dark tan using unique tanning agents.

How to apply Fake Bake

Our Fake Bake self tanning products are recommended by dermatologists. However, if you have sensitive skin or questions about using our self tanning products, we recommend that you test the product on a small area of your body. Let it set for a few hours and discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash appears. Common sense dictates to avoid contact with the eyes, do not apply to broken or inflamed skin . For external use only so do not swallow and of course, keep out of reach of children.

Exfoliate
Jump in the shower and get ready to prepare your skin for the ultimate self tanning experience ! Begin by using Fake Bake's passion fruit Body Polish . This is a soapless product which will leave no residue on the skin. This is important as residue can affect the outcome of your tan.

Pay particular attention to the feet, knees and elbows and you'll be left with the softest, smoothest skin which is the perfect starting point for the Fake Bake ™ experience!

A little Skin Smoothie...
After you have exfoliated, apply a little Skin Smoothie to the very dry areas such as your knees, elbows, heels and feet. This will help emulsify Fake Bake and "smooth" out the tanner for a more professional finish.

Fake Bake has moisturisers already built in but if your skin is really dry, we would recommend using our Oil Free Moisturiser under the tan. Please do not use a moisturiser containing oil as this can prohibit the tanning agents from working correctly and may affect the outcome of your tan.

Apply Fake Bake

Using the gloves provided *, apply Fake Bake self tanning cream starting from the feet up working in small circular motions. You might want to enlist help when applying to your upper back. The dark brown colour guide in Fake Bake shows where it goes, its easy to spot if you missed a bit.....

Remember a little goes a long way! Lightly glaze Fake Bake over the ankles and knees. If you find that you have dry patches here, lightly spray some Skin Smoothie Oil on the areas affected - this will emulsify the Fake Bake and give a more even application. If your skin is very dry, please use the Oil Free Moisturiser, developed to go under our Self Tanning cream, Extreme Gel and self tanning mousse.

When you are working down the arms, at this point, again, you can lightly spray the Skin Smoothie oil onto the hands, elbows if you have drier areas here.

FACE: - Apply the product full strength to the face. Rub well into the hair line. You might like to use a cosmetic sponge for more control of the product.

HANDS: - Great Tip! Spray a little Skin Smoothie on them but do them last . Using whatever residue is left on your gloves, peel one glove back and spread the fingers wide and bend at the knuckles. (A bit like a claw!) Then lightly glaze over the hand. Wait til dry, then put the glove back on and tan the other hand.

Allow the product to dry for 15-20 mins (unless you are applying the mousse or gel which will dry very quickly)before you put your loose clothes back on. We recommend that you sleep in the product or leave it on for at least four hours before showering.

Once the product has developed you will notice that you are notably darker than when you first started. This is because your Fake Bake tan has developed underneath the colour guide. Shower the colour guide of thoroughly using warm water and a terry towelling flannel to reveal your sunless tan. The water will turn a muddy colour but don't worry - you are not washing off your Fake Bake tan, only the colour guide. It's important that the colour guide is washed off meticulously!

If you have low levels of melanin in your skin, you will develop a lighter tan than someone with high levels (e.g: olive skin toned) If you wish to be darker, simply build up your tan as you would a real tan by applying Fake Bake over the next few nights until you are happy with the depth of colour - but skip the exfoliation step.

Maintain Your Fake Bake Tan

Take care of your Fake Bake tan much as you would a real tan and your tan will last longer. In the morning, after you've showered off the colour guide, lock your new Fake Bake tan deep into your skin with Skin Smoothie Oil, Oil Free Moisturiser, Tan Enhancing Lotion or one of our wonderful Body Butters.

Enhance your skin too with our tinted Body Glow and bronzing powders then complete the look with Babe Tools, our range of make-up designed for tanned skin.

Is Fake Bake suitable for everyone?

Our self tanning products are recommended by dermatologists. However, if you have sensitive skin or questions about using our self tanning products, we recommend that you test the product on a small area of your body. Let is set for a few hours and discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash appears. Common sense dictates to avoid contact with the eyes, its for external use only so do not swallow and of course, keep out of reach of children.

Is Fake Bake safe to use in pregnancy?

Fake Bake only comes in to contact with the upper most layers of the epidermis (skin) and does not penetrate into the blood stream whatsoever, therefore, yes it is safe to use during pregnancy. However we would also have you take note, that you should always perform the patch test to check for sensitivity as when you are pregnant, your hair and skin may not behave the way it used to and you may find that you are sensitive to products you used when you were not pregnant.

How long does Fake Bake cream take to dry?

Because the level of moisture in each skin type varies, drying time will also vary slightly. In general, we have found that 20 minutes is sufficient time for the cream product to dry. Many choose to apply the product several hours before going to bed to ensure that the product has dried completely. If you are using the mousse or the Extreme Gel however, you'll find that these products dry within seconds so you do need to move faster when applying those ones.

How long does Fake Bake last?

This is one of our favourite questions! We boast that our product needs to be applied on the average of only once or twice a week. Of course, you will determine your own maintenance schedule. Remember, you are in control, you can deepen your tan simply by applying more coats of the product.

Can I use Fake Bake in the sun or with sunbeds?

In our marketing research we discovered that the use of our product with the sun or with a sun bed actually accelerates the tanning process. Stimulating the dark pigment of the skin, known as Melanin, accelerates any form of sun tanning. Those who wish to combine our product with an additional sun tanning regimen will see quicker and more satisfying results than ever before. For this reason, many Suntan Salons carry our products to use with sun beds as a Melanin Accelerator to promote tanning. Our product is also ideal for those who cover their face during tanning or who have trouble tanning the sides of their bodies or other problem areas. NOTE: We do recommend the use of SPF or sun block when engaging in any form of sun tanning.

Does Fake Bake contain sunscreens or SPF?

Our laboratory specialists recommended that we did not add any of the above to our product. So many of our customers want different degrees of sunscreens or sun blocks that it would be impossible to satisfy all of them. We recommend that you use the sunscreen best suited to your skin type.

Does Fake Bake use animal testing?

No. We use no animal testing because our product contains no harmful ingredients that would have required extensive animal testing.