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Base Tan

Tan-Boosting Body Lotion

63 Reviews

Upgrade your daily body care routine with this tan maximizing body lotion. Use just once a day to dramatically boost your natural tanning ability. Supports melanin production so you can get a darker tan in less time. 

  • Tan-accelerating
  • Lightweight
  • Deeply hydrating
  • Super smooth 
  • Smells amazing!

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How dark can I expect to get?

Everyone is different and the depth of your tan will depend on a lot of things, like the UV index, how close you are to water, altitude and your genetic predisposition to produce melanin. If you have naturally medium/olive skin tones, you can expect the most dramatic results. More on the fair/ or ivory skin side? Expect a natural golden glow.

Does this contain fake tan?

No way. Fake tan stinks and it stains and we don’t include it in any of our formulas.

Do I have to go in the sun for this to work?

You sure do. UV exposure is what activates the melanin-boosting technology.

How long does it take to see results?

Again, everyone is different, but if you use Base Tan daily (for a minimum of 5 days prior to your time in the sun!), you should see results in as little as half an hour.

What does it smell like?

Coconut, peaches, vanilla... heaven, basically. Base Tan uses our signature Tropical Nectar fragrance.

Shipping & Delivery


$5 | Standard Shipping | 4-8 Business Days (orders under $50)

$10 | Express Shipping | 2-3 Business Days

All Tropic Labs products are (proudly)

  • Conscious
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Sustainable

"This lotion is AMAZING! Light, refreshing and rubs in well with no residue .. best of all it helps you tan - seriously what more could you ask for in a daily lotion?!"

Sarah R. - Verified buyer

How It Works

A Little About Our Tan Boost Technology™

Melanin is your body’s ’built-in’ protection from sunburns, its first defense against UV rays, and is what gives our skin its color. The darker your skin, the more melanin is naturally present in your body. The melanin in your skin also acts as a 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 in the days leading up to sun exposure, you are ‘feeding’ your skin the essential amino acids it needs to boost and support melanin production. We call this our Tan Boost Technology™.

Using Base Tan helps equip your skin with the nutrition it needs to maximize melanin production and get 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 seaberry seed and açaí oils, and you’ve got yourself one powerhouse of a body lotion designed to help you bronze quickly and naturally while leaving your skin radiant and hydrated.

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Backed by science, packed with nature.

How To Use It

Instructions to suit all styles of sun-chasing.

Vacay? Summer holiday? Weekend getaway? 

To maximize your skin’s natural tanning ability, apply 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 both protect itself and optimize its tanning potential. 


Live in a sun-filled spot? 

Apply Base Tan daily to support your skin’s natural protective functions, load it up with antioxidants and hydration, and keep your body’s bronzing ability at full boost. 


Live in a cold or sun-starved region? 

Take advantage of what little sun you do have! Apply Base Tan in the days leading up to and during (less-intense) sun exposure to achieve your body’s best glow.


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

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Smooth, protect & restore. Achieve your darkest bronze while still keeping your skin healthy, soft and protected. Accelerate your natural bronze with Base Tan and Smart Screen, while Over Exposed works to refresh and revitalize. 

  • Tan darker, faster with less UV 
  • Keeps skin protected from the sun
  • Restores and maintains skin health
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