The Tan Lab Innovative Self Tan for Fair Skin

The Tan Lab Innovative Self Tan for Fair Skin, R240

The Tan Lab Self Tan Fair

What they say: With its subtle exotic fragrance and endless moisture, this tanning lotion is easy to apply and glides over the skin effortlessly. With micro-algae extracts, rich in anti-oxidants your skin is protected from free radicals. It’s subtle exfoliating properties leave your smooth and nourished. A translucent hint of natural brown will ensure ease of application every time, without staining the hands and skin!

What I say: Okay, so I kind of knew that I was going to love this once I’d read Leigh’s review on it here (she went for the dark shade, even though she’s paler than me – she’s badass like that.) But I almost wasn’t prepared for just how much I love it.

For once, someone has launched a self-tan that does exactly what it says on the box. Yes, it has a subtle scent (it goes the tiniest bit burnt toasty, but this doesn’t linger. And show me a good self tan that doesn’t). Yes, it leaves your skin smooth and nourished. And yes, it really does deliver a translucent hint of natural-looking colour. Now why was that so hard, other brands?

I’ve been applying it just twice a week for 5 weeks and I look like I’ve been sunning myself in Zanzibar. Sadly I haven’t, but at least this makes me look like I have. I’ve been combining this with their just as brilliant Hydrating Lotion, R120, designed to keep your tan looking bronzer for longer.

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Two fine thumbs up for this one, Tan Lab team. Just brilliant! Oh, and did I mention the brand’s local? From Durbs, noggal!

The Self Tan is also available in Medium and Dark for those of you with darker skins (and Leigh).


Shop the range here.