Fake Bake

The Fake Bake website states: “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. Award winning, Fake Bake has become the choice of beauty experts and celebrities alike.”

We tried the Flawless Self-Tan Liquid (which comes with its own professional mitt) and the Platinum Face Anti-Aging Self Tan Lotion.

Flawless produced a lovely golden bronze tan that was intense and long lasting. Application was easy as the formula was light and dried quickly. The non-sticky lotion had a fresh tropical scent which got us in the holiday mood.

Platinum Face uses Apple Stem plant cell culture technology to deliver anti-ageing properties that purportedly preserve and repair skin cells for added vitality and younger looking skin. We were not equipped to test these high tech claims but the face lotion was very easy to apply as it is so sheer. We achieved the best results by applying it at bedtime and rinsing it off  the morning and then topping it up during the day like make-up until the depth of tan we wanted was reached.

See the review score to find out if Fake Bake met our expectations.

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The SLOAN! Factor


  • Easy to use
  • Professional results at home
  • Quality packaging
  • Naturally derived formula
  • Plant cell high tech ingredients

  • Must exfoliate very carefully to avoid patches
  • Needed help to cover hard-to-reach areas
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