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Original Self-Tan Lotion

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We say no to skin-irritating preservatives
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Botanical extracts adapted for optimal skincare performance
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Perfectly blended formulations for ultimately flawless results
To help keep skin beautifully smooth and plumped
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Our Original self-tan, it’s our indulgent tan for when you have time to pamper your skin. Our naturally-derived triple tanning agents of DHA, Erythrulose and DHI changed the game, so that you are left with the most natural, evenly-toned and long-lasting tan. The colour guide makes it super-easy to apply, and the lotion formula is hydrating and replenishing. Our double decade bestseller, Original is the ultimate in iconic tanning. 

Why is Fake Bake Original a Harknett Must-Have?  

Our Global Creative Consultant James Harknett says,  

“I first tried Original when it was launched and remains a firm favourite both for myself and my clients. It’s triple-threat tanning formula works so well at adapting to your skin tone and type, giving a beautifully authentic finish. Original is the tan I opt for when it needs to last and fade naturally. It gives you a week in Ibiza, wherever your location.” 

Product Information

  • Easy-glide, easy to apply lotion formula
  • Contains naturally-derived tanning agents DHA, Erythrulose & DMI
  • Contains cosmetic guide colour for instant colour and ease of application
  • Paraben free
  • Naturally derived ingredients
  • Vegan friendly
  • Not tested on animals
  • Includes gloves for application
  • Expires 10 months after opening 

Best Self-tanner

New York Times

"One of the most foolproof brands of self-tan on the market"

The Independent

“It’s really fool-proof and moisturising to boot. No wonder the system has such a big celebrity following”

Vanity Fair

  • Shake gently before use
  • Always wear waterproof gloves when applying
  • Prior to applying to elbows, hands, knees and feet we recommend the use one of our oil free moisturising products
  • Apply in the evening and allow your tan to develop overnight for best results
  • Apply small amounts of lotion in a circular motion
  • Lightly glaze over elbows, hands, knees and feet
  • Bend elbows and knees when applying
  • Rinse off guide colour with warm water after tan development time
  • Re-apply once a week and use Fake Bake maintenance products to extend life of tan
  • 5

    Posted by Sam on 22nd Feb 2017

    Out of all the different fake tans on the market nowadays, I still think this is the best around. I have a skin condition with uneven pigment and by using this lotion it means I am less self-conscious, as it gives an great even colour. I won't use anything else. Plus I got an offer with 241, bonus!!! I'm ready for the summer now! Love Fake Bake!

  • 5
    best fake tan

    Posted by joanna on 9th Jun 2016

    I've used this for years now , I'm naturally very pale skinned so finding a tan that doesn't turn me orange is a nightmare .. I used this one years ago after trying pretty much everything on the market and to this day people even family think it's natural .. Turns you 50% darker than you are naturally and fades off really even if used correctly . No false tan smell I love it

  • 5
    still using 3 yrs down line

    Posted by deb on 10th Mar 2016

    best ever for bit of colour