Skinny Tan – as seen on Dragons’ Den

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Skinny Tan: Why Should I Know The Brand?

Skinny Tan is the amazing self tanning lotion that claims to reduce cellulite whilst making you look like a bronzed goddess. After success in Australia, the creators of Skinny Tan decided to bring this fabulous product to the UK. To give them the help they needed, the pair of business women Kate Cotton and Louise Ferguson pitched their venture to the Dragons on the BBC2 program Dragons’ Den.

Thankfully for us they were successful and chose Kelly Hoppen and Piers Linney to guide them in the UK market.

Skinny Tan is the first self- tanner that combines a natural tanning active with naturally derived skin smoothing actives to visibly tan, contour and reduce the visible appearance of cellulite!”

Direct from the golden beaches of Bondi Australia, Skinny Tan is a salon-quality, self-tanner that instantly bronzes the skin then develops into a deep gorgeous golden brown that lasts for up to 7 days!

The colour you achieve from Skinny Tan is very natural PLUS because it is made with the highest quality naturally derived ingredients. Bonus: Skinny Tan won’t irritate or dry your skin. And everyone will be glad to hear that it has been designed so it doesn’t have that awful biscuity fake tan smell! Instead Skinny Tan smells like a coconut island breeze.

What Skinny Tan Should I Use?

Skinny Tan originally came in two variants – the Gradual Tanner and the 7-Day Tanner – but now has a wider range of products as they sold so well. The difference is the Gradual Tanner allows you to build your level of tan, to achieve the intensity you desire, whereas the 7-Day Tanner develops in a few hours and lasts 7 days.

For light tone skin… opt for Skinny Tan Gradual Tanner. This slowly builds up a golden glow, perfect for adding colour over a long period of time.

For salon-style application… opt for Skinny Tan Salon Effects Dark Spray. A fine mist, this fake tan creates an even coverage, just like you’d get from the salon.

For adding definition… opt for Skinny Tan Ab Shader. Don’t have time for a gym session this week? No problem. Add shade and (fake) tone with Skinny Tan’s ab shader.

For a longwearing fake tan… opt for Skinny Tan 7 Day Tanner. The original, and still the best, this specifally formulated self-tan will last for 7 days.

For an instant tan… opt for Skinny Tan Instant Tanner Shimmer. Buff on, wash off, this instant tan adds both colour and a subtle shimmer which may be used on the face, perfect for when you don’t have time for a fake tan to develop.

For developing during the day… opt for Skinny Tan Coconut Water Tanning Mist. With no guide colour, this water tanning mist develops gradually so is perfect for use during the day.

How to Use Skinny Tan

Simply massage into the skin using a tanning mitt, for a tan that visibly contours, tones and reduces the appearance of cellulite so you not only look naturally tanned but also more toned too.

If you want your fake tan application to be extra AF, then use their luxury application roller for a flawless finish. The long handle will help you get to those out of reach areas too.

Skinny Tan Reviews

It’s not just us – and the Dragons! – who love Skinny Tan. Read the reviews of Skinny Tan below, direct from fans of the brand:

Was skeptical when I applied skinny tan but after washing off I have an amazingly natural looking tan and (wait for it).. No streaks! This is a first for me with a fake tan. One happy lady today!

Joanne Patterson – Glasgow

Great colour, great smell, great value and it helps make us look thinner – what more could a girl want?


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