Classic Dark Lotion

Our most popular formulanow with our longer-lasting DHA, NaturaTan+, for that classic olive undertonetan so many of our customers have fallen in love with. Dark instant color givesan immediate tan and washes off after three hours to reveal a dark resultingtan. Lotion consistency allows for more time to blend, making Classic DarkLotion perfect for anyone from beginner to experienced.

  • Self-Tanning Lotion
  • Dark Tinted Color
  • Dark Resulting Tan
  • Long-Wearing Color
  • Cherry Almond Scent


RRP £28.99

24 Apr 2012 - 4:00 pm

The Best Fake Tan there is and beleive me I have tried them all, St Tropez, Fake Bake, Sienna X etc - and this is the only one that really doesnt look fake. They all say they look real - but they never do and fade patchily, this fades so smoothly too. The colour is olive - REAL, and it is so moisturising. Once you use this, you'll never go back to any other Fake Tan. Only problem is my Mum and sister always steal it when I buy it.

Emma Baker -
Emma Baker 27 Apr 2012 - 11:16 pm

Great product. The best fake tan by far. Lasts well and wears off gradually. No hmrc for too much scrubbing. Natural colour and a great price. Would recommend this to anyone wanting a long lasting tan.

Christina Noble -
Christina Noble 29 Apr 2012 - 3:40 pm

This is the best fake tan on the market. Its easy to apply, smells nice and looks so natural even though the colour is quite dark. I scrub and tan twice a week and it maintaines the perfect tan.

Kimberley Wilson -
Kimberley Wilson 15 May 2012 - 2:14 pm

This is my must have tanning product. Not only does it leave me with an all over natural, beautifully even tan, it also leaves me feeling full of confidence.

Bethany Johnstone -
Bethany Johnstone 21 Jun 2012 - 8:04 pm

First time me trying this tan tonight and i have to say its the best tan i have ever used and this will be my regular tan from now on! The smell is so nice for me having fake tan on and it went on so easily, just need to wash it off tomorrow for the final results but so far so good! Looks so real and my skin feels amazing, don't have that sticky feeling that you get with most tans. It looks so good that my Mams stole it already and i only got it yesterday haha! A must buy tan, utterly in love!

Xen Horsley -
Xen Horsley 17 Jul 2012 - 7:33 pm

This is my all time favourite fake tan - no other self tan can compare! It has a nice, dark base colour so you know where you've applied it, smells like a cherry bakewell slice (yummy!) and because of the olive undertones it leaves you with a natural looking tan. I have super pale skin and it makes me feel like a million dollars whenever I wear it. Xen-Tan? NO. This is My-Tan haha! Well worth every penny - highly recommended to all.

Shareen Cameron -
Shareen Cameron 7 Sep 2012 - 2:26 pm

Absolutely amazing. Gives you a lovely natural tan and its a doddle to apply, plus the smell is just yummy!

jeannette maguire - C/O doug Watkins
Jeannette Maguire 22 Apr 2013 - 3:19 pm

i have tried all tans on the market and i have personally found this one to be the best.I have light skin but dark eyes and love the colour .

rebekah jones -
Rebekah Jones 17 May 2013 - 2:27 am

I tried this with gloves and although it turned out great in the morning, the application was horrible and stressfull!! I think I was rubbing it in too much and it was almost breaking up and rubbing off the more I was rubbing. Then I tried the mitt! I thought the lotion would be too thick to spread evenly but what a difference;the lotion glided on like a dream! Love this so much. AND this is the only tan which my hubby and son and friend instantly said they really liked it! They don't throw away compliments! I tried a very cheap mousse tan and my hubby hated it! My search for HG tan is over!

Emma Quinn -
Emma Quinn 12 Jun 2013 - 7:18 am

I have tried so many fake tans, but this one is my favourite by far!
The colour is a natural beautiful olive, so natural looking, never patchy or streaky, goes on evenly and it lasts a long time. I love the smell also! What a wonderful product!
A must have!!!

Victoria Allan 6 Aug 2015 - 4:44 pm

Being the kind of girl who buys her foundation in "porcelain" shades naturally, finding the perfect fake tan has been a bit of a journey, I found other brands would turn out yellow/orange against my skin, or appear fine until in direct sunlight and suddenly I'd be glowing orange. Xen tan is the exception. Beautiful, natural looking tan from the get go, can apply an extra layer for those occasions I want a darker colour and I have no worries about doing so, plus, it doesn't go patchy when washing off! 5* product. Thank you Xen Tan!

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Charlotte 6 Aug 2015 - 5:04 pm

I love how natural the colour is and the way it makes your skin feel after the softness is amazing and I have yet to find a tan that sits so well on the skin without it streaking- totally awesome and I will shop all over just to try and find it ????

K Ferguson - K ferguson
K Ferguson 6 Aug 2015 - 5:37 pm

Love love love this tan feel as though I am just back from the Caribbean when I have applied this soo soo many compliments asking where ? Have u been on holiday lol Tantastic ???????? xxxx

Cliff Carter 6 Aug 2015 - 5:40 pm

Being a man and consequently having different skin chemistry I find Xen tan's dark lotion to be the most effective and lasting tan product I've used - and there have been a fair few. Having fair pink undertoned skin this dark olive toned lotion transforms my skin into the kind of golden bronze a fair to medium skinned person with yellow undertones achieves! You know the fair Scandinavian blonde you always envied? You can get her tan now. My mum has much darker olive toned skin and on her this lotion deepens and enriches the colour giving her a beautiful Mediterranean colour. Suffice it to say we're both fans. What I will say is that preparation and maintenance is key with this product. Slap dash won't get those perfect results. I like to add a little petroleum jelly to my nails and nail bed to avoid those streaky digits and then quickly skim the tops of my hands and feet with a small amount of tan on a mitt. For everything else I can't recommend enough a good exfoliation session before tanning and good upkeep with hydrating and moisturing products. If you follow those tips and keep those fingers and toes careful guarded you can make this tan last a good week to ten days and feel great for the same duration. (And if all else fails there's the hair removal cream trick for brown palms but that didn't come from me and probably isn't healthy or clever. Shhh.)

Barbara Henderson - Barbara Henderson
Barbara Henderson 7 Aug 2015 - 9:08 am

I have tried many, many fake tans over the years and this is the only one that really 'takes' on my skin. It also has the best colour - a proper golden-olive. I am relatively fair skinned and get very fed up with the usual recommended fake tans which always turn out so light as to be barely there - fair skinned people, this tan suits you too, I promise! Smells gorgeous - sort of almond-y, and unlike other tanning lotions this doesn't go off during the day into something horrible! It's also fast drying. I have found my perfect fake tan in Xen Tan Dark Lotion. Now can someone help me with my ongoing search for the perfect mascara?

Christina Noble -
Chrissy Noble 7 Aug 2015 - 9:37 am

Wow I LOVE this tan!! It is so easy to apply with a tanning mitt and dries quickly. I tan over night and wash it off in the morning and every time I get a perfect natural looking olive tan. I scrub and tan twice a week and then I remain this gorgeous colour without uneven fading or streaks. It has a lovely smell as it is applied and it doesn't have that horrid smell as it develops - perfection in a bottle.

Amy 7 Aug 2015 - 9:41 am

Not a massive fan of this tan - I liked the old Dark formula in the squeezy bottle - please bring it back!

Pump bottles aren't my favourite but also the colour of this is not as rich and dark as the dark formula in the tube or the ultra dark formula in the tube :(

Danielle Steele -
Danielle Steele 7 Aug 2015 - 6:11 pm

This is hands down the best fake tan I have used! I've now been using it for 3 years have never went back. It doesn't streak, it smells nice and it can last on your skin for up to a week. Most importantly though it makes me feel so much more confident when I wear it! My boyfriend particularly likes me in it too ;)

Deborah Parker -
Deborah Parker 7 Aug 2015 - 6:35 pm

I actually Love <3 this Sunless Tan.. I mean REALLY Love it!! I have tried many over the years but this brand is by far THE best ever... I use the Xen Tan Dark Lotion & it's beautiful... the smell, the consistency, the application & the result - all amazing! Having used this now for quite a while (years!), I would never use anything else & that's a fact. I suffer from Eczema too & have really sensitive skin & have NO reaction whatsoever - that's how I know this product is naturally beautiful. I love the gorgeous olive colour too & the way it fades naturally.. Cannot fault at all & have nothing but good things to say <3

Kristina Earley -
Kristina Earley 20 Aug 2015 - 6:07 pm

To match all the other comments- best tan out there. Have tried and got on ok with many other tans but I LOVE this tan. I have also been using it for three years and had many friends move on to it. Hadn't applied in a month or so until last night and today I already had three comments from people asking where was I on holiday!! It is so natural looking it's just fab!

charlotte rozier -
Charlotte Rozier 20 Aug 2015 - 7:14 pm

This is my all time favourite fake tan, so much so that I recommended it to my friends and they are also now hooked! I have been using it for over 4 years now. It goes on so smoothly, I use latex gloves and make sure I rub in the fake tan really well in circular motions, I never have problems with streaks when I do this. I usually apply it in the evening then sleep with it on and wash it off in the morning. The colour is fab, it is not the usual orange fake tan colour, its more olive in tone and very natural looking. It is well worth the money - if you are questioning whether to purchase it or not DO IT :) you won't regret it!!

Samantha Quigley - Nails By Samantha
Samantha Quigley 20 Aug 2015 - 10:08 pm

This is my absolute favourite tan! I could never use different one again! It gives a perfect natural olive tan, which I absolutely love! It's so easy to apply and doesn't go patchy at all! It has a gorgeous almond smell too, not that horrible biscuit smell most fake tans have. Definitely couldn't live without it and have recommended it to absolutely everyone! Ladies, trust me when I say, this is perfection in a bottle.

Lindsey Davies -
Lindsey Davies 21 Aug 2015 - 12:32 am

In short, thee best fake tan on the market. And you can believe me when I say I have tried pretty much every brand out there! I first discovered fake tan when I was 15/16yrs old - I'm now 35 and been using Xen tan for two's been quite a journey to find 'the one'!. When pushed for time though, and particularly if I need to go out after tan application, I use the gradual version of Xen tan, which for me achieves exactly the same depth of colour as the lotion after two applications. Fades naturally, perfect olive colour, smells good, goes on perfect with gloves or mit. If you prefer to apply with bare hands, scrubbing them after with bicarbonate of soda ensures no giveaway tanned palms..

Philippa Carroll -
Philippa Carroll 22 Aug 2015 - 9:18 am

Dark Lotion is amazing. Lovely natural colour and the smell is divine. So easy to use and doesn't leave those nasty orange crease lines around elbows etc as it just fades naturally. Brilliant!!

Sophie Carter 24 Aug 2015 - 7:40 pm

This brand is the best I have ever used, I would happily only use this brand for the rest of my life! I swap and change between this one (Dark Weekly) and the Moroccan Tan as they give amazing but very different results. This is a deep, olive-toned tan, which makes you look as though you have had a tan for weeks and are left with a very natural golden glow, or that you are a natural tanner (total lie) and have an olive skin tone all year round. The guide colour isn't too dark which is a good indication of whether or not you've put on too much. Unlike the Moroccan tan, it takes a while to build up, but it is no problem as the more you put on, the softer your skin feels! My favourite aspect is probably the smell, as it's very almondy and almost leaves you smelling like a bakewell tart! It takes days to fade if you don't scrub your skin too hard, which means it doesn't have to be applied very often and lasts a long time. Every tan from Xen Tan is worth every penny and I will never use another brand again!

22 Jan 2020 - 12:22 pm

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