Vegan self tanning cream? We've got it!

Who doesn’t dream of a nice tan all year long? Well, dear tan-lovers, you will be happy to know that it is possible to keep a long-lasting tan. But first, let's take a look at why we tan. 

How and why do we get tanned?

Tanning is the process that our skin experiments when our melanin increases. "Long story short", it's the skin's natural mechanism to protect itself from the damage that exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays can cause.

While tanning from sun exposure is the most natural and common way of getting tanned, there are also several types of tanning. Some people opt for UVA rays where the same melanin activation process is stimulated but in an artificial way. There are also cosmetic products that help stimulate a tan, but let’s stop here, there are some differences between these: 

  • Products with chemical photoprotection: they lower the photoprotection by allowing UVB rays to penetrate the skin, to increase melanin. This method can be dangerous because the rays may damage DNA.

  • Self-tanning products: they do not affect melanin production, so their action is independent of sun exposure. They act on the stratum corneum of the skin, forming bonds between skin proteins that are capable of forming coloured complexes that are completely harmless to the skin, avoiding the melanogenesis process caused by UV rays. 

A Natural self-tanning cream? Yes! 

A healthy way of being bronzed!

The Bronzing Radiance Self-Tanning Cream with a combination of powerful active ingredients that moisturise the skin, stimulate skin renewal, help prevent ageing and, of course, tan. The effects of Bronzing Radiance Self-Tanning Cream are visible after only 3 days from the first application. The shade darkens according to your complexion and skin type as you apply it, day after day. When you have achieved the tone you want, you can keep applying the cream every 2 or 3 days. If you want to lighten your complexion, simply stop applying the cream and the effect will disappear thanks to the skin's natural renewal process.

self tanning cream

Now, let’s talk about our biggest fear when tanning: uneven skin colour!

With the Bronzing Radiance Self-Tanning Cream, you can forget about it! The cream has a neutral colour that is only activated once it penetrates the skin and its soft, light texture makes it easy to apply evenly, without leaving those patches that we all hate. Also, you can apply it without a glove, simply massaging it in with your hands, like your everyday moisturiser. And as for the colour you'll get, it is absolutely natural: no orange tones.

What’s great about it is that it not only gives you that “ I’ve been back from Ibiza look”, but it also intensifies and prolongs the tan after sunbathing if you happen to be in Ibiza (lucky you). Isn't it wonderful?

Also, it has a 99.9% concentration of natural ingredients, which guarantees that it's an environmentally friendly choice that won't harm the planet and has no impact on the seas or biodiversity.

A tan that doesn't cause any harm, that's what we're going for! 

And the face? How can I safely and healthily tan it?

We have also thought about that. Considering that the skin on the face is thinner than on the body, it is recommended to use products specially formulated for this area. That's why at Freshly, we have developed the Chocolate Self-Tanning Serum, the facial self-tanner in a serum format, with over 5 specific clinical actives for a tanned, elastic, and firm face. It adapts to all skin types and tones, providing a natural and even tan. You will notice the results from the third day onwards, gradually acquiring a tan that you can control until you achieve the desired shade. It has it all! It tans the skin on the face while pampering and treating it, thanks to powerful antioxidants and specific actives for facial skin. Do you want it?

We at Freshly Cosmetics create natural cosmetics (all of our formulas contain over 99% natural, sustainable and vegan ingredients) based on scientific knowledge and studies. We aim to make people aware of the effect cosmetics have on their skin. We are scientists with a strong desire to change things and help people take better care of themselves, consciously.
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Tell us what you think!


  • Sue

    10 Agosto 2022

    Mrs S Southworth

    Sounds just what I’m looking for. I am 74 and have never had a proper tan.

    Freshly 10 Agosto 2022 We are sure that you'll love the results :) Not only provides that natural bronzy look but also hydrates your skin, it's a win-win! We'll be looking forward to hear about your experience in some weeks ;) Have a great summer!

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