Fake Bake offers new self tan products or new formulas more often than other self tan brands in the UK, for you to enjoy the latest technology on home tanning. 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 Application Guide at the bottom of this page.
Choose from our range of Fake Bake Self Tanning Lotions, Sprays and Mousse for a flawless and natural looking tan.
A range of instant tans that will give you a perfectly natural looking tan when there is no time to wait, simply wash off.
A range of luxurious prep and maintain products. Offering superb hydration with oil free moisturisers and body polishes.
Choose from a selection of Lip Glosses, Bronzers, Blushers, brushes and tools to compliment your beautiful tan.
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.Add to Basket
Get gorgeous bigger lips with this lip enhancing set. It contains two products: the Collagen Plumping Lip Gloss 8ml and the Collagen Plumping Mixer 4mlAdd to Basket
Take the hassle out of tanning those hard to reach areas. Made from super soft washable velour that glides effortlessly over your skin. No gloves needed.Add to Basket
A triple pigmented cream based powder with long lasting results and to warm up your skin tone.Add to Basket
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.Add to Basket
It has scientifically created an organically based product to create the most natural looking tan without the harmful effects of UV rays. The Self Tanning Lotion has two tanning agents plus new patent pending technology that promotes a deeper darker tan that lasts up to 50% longer. The self-tanning lotion has a cosmetic colour guide which is a great tool to assure a streak-free application.
HOW TO APPLY SELF TAN AT HOME
The 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.
Prior to applying your self-tan, we recommend:
STEP 1 - PREPARE YOUR SKIN
We recommend the first step you take is to use a 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. ‘polishes’ skin. without lacerating or damaging the surface of newly exposed layers. Body Polish is a soap-less product which will leave no residue on the skin.
Immediately prior to your self-tan, apply a small amount of 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
Immediately after your self-tan we recommend:
After your tan has developed:
STEP 3 - MAINTAIN YOUR SELF-TAN
To prolong your self-tan, make sure you keep your skin well moisturised on a daily basis. After showering either splitz yourself with Skin Smoothie Oil or apply Tan Enhancing Lotion. These products have been specially formulated to work with self-tans. Other moisturisers may react with tan as the Alkaline in them stripe colour leaving your skin patchy.
5 to 7 days after your tan we recommend you gently exfoliate your skin with Body Polish. Repeat this every 2 days thereafter to ensure your tan fades evenly and to prepare your skin for your next self-tan application.
Immediately after your treatment:
After your tan has developed:
Advice for spray tanning!
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 Oil-Free Moisturiser Body Spray by spritzing it over your hands, knees, elbows and feet to ensure your spray tan blends naturally. Your 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. The 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.
Immediately after your spray tan:
After your tan has developed:
They have developed botanical ingredients to remove parabens and artificial preservatives. Our specialist self-tans offer added benefits like anti ageing, anti cellulite and antioxidants. It 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 FB is establishing itself as the best fake tan.
It has scientifically created an organically based product to create the most natural looking tan without the harmful effects of UV rays. 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.
It 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. FB has created a unique blend of exotic oils and natural ingredients to give you a long lasting tan. It will give you the richest, longest lasting self tan, completely streak and hassle free and without turning you orange!
It lasts for up to one week. FB works with your skin’s natural pigment, to provide a smooth and deliciously dark tan using unique tanning agents.
How to Apply it
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.
Jump in the shower and get ready to prepare your skin for the ultimate self tanning experience ! Begin by using passion fruit Body Polish . This is a soap-less 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 FB and "smooth" out the tanner for a more professional finish.
The 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.
Using the gloves provided *, apply 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 FB shows where it goes, its easy to spot if you missed a bit.....
Remember a little goes a long way! Lightly glaze it 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 it 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 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 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 it over the next few nights until you are happy with the depth of colour - but skip the exfoliation step.
Maintain Your Tan
Take care of your 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 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 it 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 it safe to use in pregnancy?
Only comes into contact with the uppermost layers of the epidermis (skin) and does not penetrate into the bloodstream 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 it tanning 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 it 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 it in the sun or with sunbeds?
In their 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. Their 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 it contain sunscreens or SPF?
Their 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 sunblocks that it would be impossible to satisfy all of them. We recommend that you use the sunscreen best suited to your skin type.
Does it use animal testing?
No. They use no animal testing because our product contains no harmful ingredients that would have required extensive animal testing.