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“As someone who never tans - just burns (due to my fair...”

Written on: 25/05/2007 by Sally2007 (12 reviews written)

Good Points
Looks great
Easy to use
Even colour

Bad Points
Can be a little messy

General Comments
As someone who never tans - just burns (due to my fair skin, I have used a lot of various fake tans over the years (having resorted to the highest SPF factor I can find).

I was browsing the internet one day and came across a site for Fake Bake. It sounded worth a try, so I went to my trusty hair and beauty site ( and they had it, as always at a great price and with next day delivery. (Please see my previous posts on Salonlines - They have every hair and beauty product you ever want at cheaper prices! - I love that website).

| So What is Fake Bake? |

Very simply put, Fake Bake is a range of sunless tanning products. These products are recommended by dermatologists. The Secret is a combination of a special blend of fruit-acids with a dihydroxy-complex that creates this natural tanning lotion. It is not tested on animals, as it contains no harmful ingredients that would require extensive animal testing (Great!).

| Application |

Before doing anything make sure that you are wearing gloves. These are provided, but you should be able to get suitable gloves from pretty much anywhere.

You must also wash, exfoliate, and moisturise beforehand (the day before is best - moisturise really really well), like with all other self tanning products, if you want to achieve the best results.

I tend to begin applying mine after a shower, again moisturising well. Once you are dry, begin applying the lotion, covering all areas (this is essential, as it is hard to tell when is properly covered). On areas that you want a little lighter like your face, apply mixed with a moisturiser to dilute the lotion.

I always leave the cream about 15 minutes before getting into my nightwear. Sleep, and then in the morning shower - Ta Da!

| Positives? |

1) Not tested on animals.

2) Great tan

3) Pretty easy to use

4) Even colour

5) Very natural looking

| Negatives? |

1) Fake bake products do no contain sun protection, so there is the added hassle of coating yourself in sun lotion whenever you are out in the sun.

2) Can be messy.

3) The prep work (as with all fake tans, to get it right you have to prepare your skin properly).

| Additional info |

I usually buy the Fake Bake Gold, a superior version of Fake Bake.

Salonlines gets this products direct from Fake Bake UK, and they are an official supplier.

If you do it right, you'll get amazing results!

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