I think I may have found my favourite tanning product! After hearing a lot about Fake Bake's 60 Minute Tan in the press I had to buy it for myself to see what all the fuss was about. I have never bought from Fake Bake before and have only used their instant wash off tan before, which was bought for me as a gift. Admittedly since then I have stuck to my faithful £3 St Moriz tan as my student budget couldn't stretch to some of the more expensive brands!
The 60 minute tan costs £24.95 from Boots. Admittedly I was a bit put off by the price tag and decided to hold off for a while, but on a trip to Tesco I saw that all their tanning products were reduced and most Fake Bake items had around £5 off so I managed to pick this up for £20 in the end.
The product comes in a spray bottle and comes with application gloves and a double sided tanning mitt. One side is velvety and the other is spongey - I haven't quite worked out what the velvet side is for yet and find it applies much better on the other side! I don't use gloves to apply fake tan as I find it can make it go quite streaky, but you can wear the gloves under the mitt to protect your hands.
What the product says...
"The longest lasting, most natural looking, ultimate fake tan just got even FASTER!
A revolutionary, express, self tan liquid which develops into a beautiful, natural looking tan in 60 minutes. Easy to apply with our “shows where it goes” colour guide, the tanning agents - dihydroxyacetone and erythulose are activated upon contact with the skin. Accelerators speed up the development time and a golden glow can be achieved in an hour.
To achieve an even darker tan, there’s no need to re-apply, simply leave 60 Minutes on longerthen rinse off the colour guide to reveal the tan.
We do not recommend leaving on any longer than three hours. This light weight, fast drying formula is non-sticky and does not clog the pores."
I love this tan! The first time I used it I left it on overnight - the box says it doesn't recommend leaving the product on for longer than three hours but it didn't make much difference, the product just stopped developing after three hours so you can either wash it off then or leave it - and in the morning I had a nice natural looking glow. I'm used to wearing darker fake tans so was surprised at how light this than is, but I guess it is more of a one shade suits all tan and if you want something more intense it is best to go for a darker shade. Having said that you can easily build the colour up by re-applying it throughout the week! It's also perfect for first time tanners and people who are scared of fake tanning as the colour is so natural you don't need to opt for something light or for fair skin!
There was no dodgy fake tan smell and when I left it on overnight it dried quickly and there were no stained bed sheets either which was a huge bonus! The second time I used this tan I applied it in the morning and left it on for around two hours before washing off. I found this time a lot more of the product washed away in the shower and the tan wasn't as strong so if you like a darker tan I'd definitely recommend leaving it on longer!
My legs after applying Fake Bake 60 Minute Tan (this was before showering - the tan is tinted as a colour guide so you can see where you've applied it - once you wash the colour isn't as intense!)
Overall I'm really pleased with this fake tan and think it's perfect for last minute tanning! I love that I don't have to spend time applying it overnight when I'm tired and want to go to bed, I can just get up a bit earlier and apply it in the morning then leave it to develop while I potter around having my breakfast! It delivers a gorgeous natural colour making me look sunkissed without going over the top!
Have you tried Fake Bake 60 Minute Tan? Which is your favourite fake tan?