About Skinny Tan

Skinny Tan is the first self-tanner that combines all-natural ingredients for a deep, rich tan with skin smoothing agents that help contour and reduce the appearance of cellulite!

  • Made with naturally-derived tanning agents

  • Instantly bronzes and lasts up to 7 days!

  • Smells like a coconut island breeze

  • Streak-free, natural looking tan

The Beginning

Given the dreadful reputation of self-tanners, UK natives and 'mom-trepreneurs' Kate Cotton and Louise Ferguson were determined to create an easy-to-use tanner indistinguishable from an actual tan. Their formula, perfected in Australia, found its initial home as Skinny Tan 'down-under' and became a huge sensation in Australia.

Coming Home

The UK equivalent of Shark Tank (called Dragons' Den) introduced Skinny Tan to Kate and Louise's home country. Containing natural tanning agents, skin smoothing Guarana and beautiful bronze tones, Skinny Tan became an instant success in the UK.

Since then, the Skinny Tan revolution has been sweeping the globe.

Expanding our offerings

Skinny Tan has been working with industry experts to perfect the latest addition to the its line-up: a range of sprays and accessories for salons and spas.


Tanning Tips

Tip No 1 - Exfoliate first

The better your canvas, the better your tan will be! That’s why our number one tip is to prep your skin properly first. Any scrubber or loofah will do. Priming will help remove dull, dead skin cells. This creates a smoother surface to apply tanner to and, because the new cells won’t shed so fast, your tan will last longer. Massaging vigorously at this stage on problem areas will also help increase blood flow. This can help reduce the appearance of cellulite as you prime the skin. Prep the skin at least a few hours before applying a tanner. It isn't a good idea to tan straight after a shower or scrub, as the skin needs to "calm down" again first. Make sure there is no oil residue left over from shower gels or primers before adding tanners to the skin, as these can act like a barrier to the tanner.

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