Fake Bake

Fake Bake Spray Tanning

Fake Bake is the UK’s leading salon professional self tan and spray tan brand.

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. Specially developed botanical ingredients remove parabens and artificial preservatives. 

Award winning, Fake Bake has become the choice of beauty experts and celebrities alike.  


Self-tanning occurs in the top layers of your skin called the Epidermis. The Epidermis is also made up of layers. The Stratum Corneum (or Horny Layer) is the layer affected by self-tan products. 

The Fake Bake products contain the naturally derived, premium tanning agents DHA Erythulose and DMI. 

DHA (Dihydroxyacetone)

Although DHA has been used in self-tans since the 1970’s, it wasn’t until the late 1980’s that cosmetic companies found a way to produce better results (browner, less orange) with DHA. This is attributed to an improved refining process yielding higher quality, more predictable DHA. Fake Bake only uses the most premium DHA throughout their self-tans. Premium DHA interacts with the amino acid- Keratin (more commonly known as ‘dead’ or `cornified` skin cells) that lie in the top layers of your skin (the Stratum Corneum or Horny Layer). This tan develops rapidly, but is also temporary, as your skin cells are worn away.  



Effectively, DHA and Erythrulose do the same thing – they react with Amino Acids to turn your skin brown. Eruthrulose is a Ketose which also reacts with the amino acid - Keratin. This reaction leads to the formulation of brownish coloured polymers called Melanoids. Erythulose used on its own has to be applied daily, and it never develops a dark tan. However, when combined with DHA, they work together to reduce streaking and miscolouring for a natural looking tan. They also make your tan last longer and fade perfectly evenly for a continuously natural appearance.

Tanning FAQs

Do I need any tests before coming for treatments?

A free patch test will be required before the first treatment at least 48 hours prior to the session.  You will be notified of this at the time of requesting an appointment.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

For a spray tan treatment, we would ask you to bring loose, dark clothing to wear when you leave the Boutique. We will provide you with disposable underwear to wear during the treatment but you may wish to bring your own underwear which is perfectly acceptable. 

What the Press says about Fake Bake

MARIE CLAIRE - "Fake Bake is one of the best self-tanners on the market, with an olive-hued undertone as opposed to orange’

COSMOPOLITAN on the full range - "Fake Bake is top of its game boasting innovative new tanning products"CLOSER Magazine on Original – “ A  favourite among the WAGS”  

GLAMOUR Magazine on Flawless - “A tan for all seasons”  

HARPERS BAZAAR on the full range - "Fake Bake - the company behind a thousand just-off-the-beach tans"



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