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Original Self-Tan Lotion

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Original Self-Tan Lotion

Discover where it all began with Fake Bake® Original Self-Tan Lotion, the first product featuring our patented tanning formula with a color guide. Boasting an easy-glide formula and rich color , this product is easy to apply, develops in 6-8 hours and provides a long-lasting golden tan. Lotions are absorbed deeper into the skin, making this option the longest lasting of all formulations.

With this Fake Bake lotion, naturally-derived tanning agents DHA, Erythrulose and DMI, enhance the natural pigment of your skin to deliver a streak-free natural tan for every skin tone. Simple directions for how to use Fake Bake® Original can be found below. One application is sufficient for most users, but if you want to achieve an ever deeper bronze glow, reapply this Fake Bake self-tanner over consecutive days.

Tanning Perfection Directions:

  • Shake gently before use.
  • Always wear waterproof gloves when applying.
  • Prior to applying to elbows, hands, knees and feet, we recommend the use of our oil-free moisturizing products.
  • Apply in the evening and allow your tan to develop overnight.
  • 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 color with warm water after tan development time.
  • Re-apply once a week and use Fake Bake maintenance products to extend life of tan.


  • Size: 6 fl oz (170 ml)
  • Skin Types: Normal, Oily, Dry
  • Skin Tones: Medium, Dark
  • Development Time: 6-8 hours
  • Includes application gloves
  • Cosmetic guide color assists in application


  • "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 moisturizing to boot. No wonder the system has such a big celebrity following." - Vanity Fair
  • 5
    Great no orange

    Posted by Holly Eoff on 19th Mar 2019

    I like it

  • 5

    Posted by Jessica Gannon on 13th Mar 2019

    Amazing!! I want to stock up for life

  • 5
    Awesome color!

    Posted by Mandi on 1st Feb 2019

    Loved this product! No streaks or orange. Natural looking

  • 5
    Customer rating

    Posted by Shelly Cummings on 16th Jul 2018

    I love it!!!!! The best self tanned I've ever used!!

  • 5
    Fake Bake Original Self Tanner

    Posted by Deborah on 13th Jul 2018

    I purchased fake bake self tanner hoping to help even out the skin tone on my legs. I have a burn mark on the bottom of my leg and I have olive color skin. When I apply the self- tanner around the burn and on the light half of the burn it helps make it less noticeable. I was not looking to cover the mark, but just to help blend it with my normal skin tone. This self-tanner does the job! It delivers a beautiful bronze color. It is not yellow or orange and smooths put imperfections. Thank you Fake Bake. Please do not stop making this product!

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 18th Apr 2018

    By far, the best self tanner I have used!

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