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Base Tan

Regular price $42.00


The first step in our unique tanning system - Base Tan lays the foundation for a flawless tan by deeply hydrating and loading your skin full of essential nutrients.


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A luxurious tropical body lotion with our proprietary Tan Boost Technology optimizes your natural tanning ability and gets you the deep, dark tan you’ve been longing for, while spending less time in the sun.

Supplement that process with potent antioxidants and innovative natural anti-aging ingredients like soya bean and pomegranate extracts, and you’ve got yourself one powerhouse of a body lotion designed to help you bronze quickly, safely and naturally, while leaving your skin radiant and hydrated.


+ use it as an intensely hydrating after-sun to recharge your skin before your next day of sun exposure, and quench your skin with powerful anti-aging and plant-powered ingredients.

+ we ALWAYS suggest using a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 20 (such as Tropic Labs Tan Smart) if you intend to expose yourself to the sun. Using BaseTan alone does not provide adequate protection from sunburns, especially during extended sunbathing.

Tropical Phytocomplex

11 natural oils and butters from exotic tropical fruits and nuts including Coconut, Kakadu plum and Shea.

Tan Boost Technology

This specially adapted form of Tyrosine, partnered with dynamic tan activators and skin conditioning agents are what give our products an edge over traditional tanning oils.

Going on holiday?

To maximize your skin’s natural tanning ability, we recommend applying Base Tan daily for a minimum of 5-7 days before prolonged sun exposure. This ensures your skin is fully-loaded with all the nutrients it needs to adequately protect itself and optimizes your tanning potential.  

Live in a sun-filled paradise?

Apply Base Tan daily to support your skin’s natural protective functions, help prevent premature aging due to sun exposure, and keep your body’s bronzing ability constantly charged.  

Live in a cold or sun-starved region?

Take advantage of what little sun you do have by encouraging your skin to get as tanned as possible with our innovative Tan Boost Technology. Apply Base Tan in the days leading up to and during (less-intense) sun exposure to achieve your body’s best glow.

Water, Glycerin, Sunflower Oil, GMS/ Peg 100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Acetyl Tyrosine, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Adenosine Triphosphate, Riboflavin, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seaberry) Seed Oil, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum)  Seed Oil, Caryodendron Orinocense (Cacay) Seed Oil, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu)  Seed Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu)  Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Seed Butter, Astrocaryum Murumuru (Murumuru)  Seed Butter, Gardenia Taitensis Flower Extract (Monoi), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seaberry) Fruit Oil, Polyglutamic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soy) Seed Extract, Pomegranate Extract, Aloe Vera Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol


Warning--This product does not contain a sunscreen and does not protect against sunburn. Repeated exposure of unprotected skin while tanning may increase the risk of skin aging, skin cancer, and other harmful effects to the skin even if you do not burn.

How it works

Melanin is your body’s ’built-in’ protection from sunburns, its first defense against UV rays, and is what gives our skin its colour. The darker your skin, the more melanin naturally present in your body.
The melanin in your skin also acts as natural form of DNA protection, and is what shields the precious nucleus of your skin cells, blocking and preventing the aging effect of ultraviolet radiation.
When you apply Base Tan, you are ‘feeding’ your skin the essential amino acids it needs to boost and support melanin production. We call this our Tan Boost Technology™.
Sunlight begins a skin-protective transformation that turns an amino acid called tyrosine into melanin. The more tyrosine your cells have access to, the more melanin they are able to produce.

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Ellen M.

Over 3 weeks and still no sign of my order!!

Unfortunately I have still not received my product 3 weeks after ordering. At this point in time I am not impressed with the product or the service of the company.

Tropic Labs

Hi Ellen, we are truly sorry for the delay! Your order was placed just after the black friday/cyber monday madness and this is arguably the busiest time of year for all fulfilment centres and as such your order was slightly delayed. International orders all the way to Australia can take even longer than usual in this instance. We checked the tracking and your order is showing as delivered today - once again we sincerely apologize and hope you enjoy your products! Please do not hesitate to contact us at should you have any more concerns.



This is my favourite tanning product ever! I just tried it on vacation and got a seasons worth of tan in just a week! (as a Canadian this is a Huge benefit during the winter!) The Lotion is extremely hydrating and soaks into the skin nicely without leaving behind a residue. My skin feels and looks great and it smells like banana! Would 100% recommend!

Claudia B.

WOW... can’t wait to really dig in!

The Base Tan is truly amazing, super soft, non-greasy formula and it smells amazing! I live in Canada and it being almost winter already I have had the chance to properly use it. However from my first impressions, I absolutely would recommend! I’m pretty pale and try to avoid tanning salons, so this will be a life saver as it will for sure be packed in my suitcase for Hawaii in January.

Natalie L.

Smells incredible!!

I can't get enough of this SCENT!! Its sucha soft fragrance but I just can't stop smelling it! Reminds me of banana candies from when I was kid.

Anelie S.


Helps to get a longer and lasting tan helps to stop prickly heat and sunburn.