I love reviewing new products and sunless tanning products are at the top of my list, (along with anti ageing ones) ?

So getting my hands on a sample of Tanning with added Melanin (squid ink) for a more natural sunless tan really excited me.

I have vitiligo so fake tan is a part of my weekly routine these days. I find most fake tan products are orange based or don’t colour me enough or fade really fast. After reading the information on fake tan I was a little excited. I do admit I try not to get excited over sunless tanning products due to the majority of them failure to deliver the promised results.

The product was really easy to apply, it dries quickly, feels great on your skin and the colour lasted nearly 7 days. That is a great result for a fake tan. It also blended in really evenly, smells pretty good and gives a really nice even medium-dark tan in a realistic colour. Vitiligo means my skin is quite dry and sunless tanning products often leave me feeling like I need to moisturize over and over to get rid of the dryness, not Tanning! My skin was soft and felt lovely. There was no need to scrub it off as it wore off evenly over the 7 days. Tanning is my favorite self tanner right now and currently sits at #1 in my ranking of the best self tanners I have used.

Overall Rating 9/10


Look & Feel 9/10

Ease of Application 9/10

Drying Time 9/10

Scent 10/10

Colour 9/10

How Long It Lasted 9/10 Tanning website Tanning Facebook


From the Tanning website – Tanning is a revolutionary natural dha solution with added melanin. Combining witch hazel and erythrulose, this advanced formulation develops a natural tan with just an hour’s wash-off time or longer for a deeper tan. It includes pure melanin for faster absorption and drying times. And fuelled with provitamin B5 and argan oil, it leaves the skin nourished and radiant. This product is 15% Ecocert approved DHA and has a natural fruity fragrance.

We think about how we need to nourish ourselves more, both inside and outside. We think carefully about what’s in the food we eat. We avoid things that can be detrimental to our health. We look for answers on how we should live and what will make us happier and healthier.

We want to look good and make the most of how we appear – to ourselves and the rest of the world. Part of looking younger and feeling great is a healthy tan, whether a light glow or a darker bronze. We understand the consequences of sun damage. We know it’s doing us harm.

We want to protect ourselves. Yet we love the look of a naturally glowing, tanned body. So we think carefully about what goes into a tanning product. We want the purest ingredients on our skin. We want a natural glow. We like the idea of natural pigments from nature, for a natural tan.

Now research has found that squid ink, a natural melanin, offers a sunless natural tan so we can be the shade we want all year round. Combining squid ink with the highest quality ingredients, a new natural and effective sunless tan product has entered the market.

Imagine looking great, feeling great, with minimal effort – fast and easy, any time, with no skin damage. Think about having that perfect tan – fresh, younger and vibrant, whenever you want. Knowing it’s derived from squid ink, from nature Think about how great you’ll look … Think about how fabulous you’ll feel … And by using products inspired by nature, we stay true to the™ philosophy – the natural tan, from nature.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Dihydroxyacetone, Denatured Alcohol, Witch Hazel, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Erythrulose, Melanin, Caramel, Sodium Pyrosulfite, Ordenone, Yeast Extract, Cupric Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Banana (Musa Sapientum) Fruit Extract, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Caffeine USP, Phenoxyethanol, DMDM Hydantoin, Polysorbate 80, Disodium EDTA, FD&C Yellow #5, D&C Green #5, D&C Red #33, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Yellow #6, Fragrance (Parfum)

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