How Fake Tan Works

Ever wondered how fake tan works? The main ingredient in tanning products is DHA which contains a sugar derived from raspberry. When it comes into contact with the outermost layer of the skin, the sugar reacts with natural skin proteins (amino acids) and oxygen from the air which causes the reaction that turns our skin brown. Formulas should be left on the skin for 8 hours in order to fully develop.

Because the process only occurs on the top layer of skin, the tan then fades after 5-7 days in keeping with the normal skin shedding cycle.

An important thing to remember in regards to self-tanning is that everyone’s skin is different, and fake tan will react differently depending on your skin type. Fake tans only run the risk of looking unnatural if you have a tan with too much DHA in it for your skin type, which is why we have formulated our products to suit all tones; if you’re looking for a darker tan, simply apply more regularly.

Gradual Tanning

If you’re new to tanning, want to achieve a subtle glow or are looking for a colour you can build slowly, then our Gradual Glowing Self Tan is perfect for you. With 4% DHA, this creamy formula comes out white in colour, like a normal moisturiser and develops into a light tan in just a couple of hours. To achieve a darker colour, simply re-apply until you reach the shade you want.


Self Tanning

Our Dark Glowing Self Tan applies as a smooth, anti-cellulite lotion to leave you with a deep holiday colour. It comes out brown in colour which makes it really easy to see where you’ve applied and gives you an instant touch of colour which will develop into a natural looking glow suitable for all skin tones.


Our Q10 Bronzing Mousse comes in an easy-to-use aerosol can, and has a clear guide colour so you can ensure an even finish. With its beautiful biscuit-free fragrance, no one will know that you’ve faked your glow. Plus this formulation is mess-free; with a firm consistency, you won’t end up with drips on the carpet!


Wash Off Tanning

Our Instant Bronzing Gel is perfect for a night out or a last-minute tanning emergency. The luxurious gel blends easily for an immediate, streak-free colour, while the non-transferable formula means that as soon as the product has dried, you are ready to go! Plus, this tan is drip-resistant which means that a spot of rain or a spilt drink won’t ruin your glow.



Top Up Tanning

For the perfect spray tan in a can, try our Express Tanning Mist. The beautiful colour provides an instant touch of colour and a tan that develops in just 4-8 hours, leaving you with gorgeously sun kissed skin. The can boasts a 360° nozzle which can be used upside down, making it easier to tan those hard-to-reach areas.