Classic Dark Lotion

5.0 rating
26 reviews



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Calling all Xen-Tan lovers, your all-time favourite is back with a new look! Keeping our signature olive under toned result, we’ve infused our Classic Dark Lotion with longer-lasting DHA and NaturaTan+ to keep you bronzed for even longer!

Suitable for: Anyone searching for a dark, long lasting tan, from beginners to experienced Xen-Tan junkies.

  • Self-tanning lotion
  • Dark tinted guide colour
  • Dark resulting tan
  • Long-wearing
  • Cherry Almond Scent


Aqua, Dihydroxyacetone, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Caramel, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, CI 15985, Parfum, CI 16035, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cetyl Alcohol, CI 42090, Ceteareth-20, Glycine Soja Sterols, Linoleic Acid, Phospholipids, Erythrulose, DMDM Hydantoin, Melanin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Coumarin, Limonene, Disodium Phosphate, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Phosphate, Citric Acid, Glyoxal, Phenoxyethanol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Silybum Marianum Extract.

This product does not contain parabens, sulfates, gluten or suncream.


How long will my tan last for?

7-10 days, the more you look after your skin throughout the process, the longer the tan!

How do I keep my skin from going scaly afterwards?

Classic Dark Lotion is a premium tan with the finest ingredients to prevent your skin from becoming “scaly.” We recommend keeping your skin exfoliated and moisturised to ensure the best results.

How easy is it to apply?

Our Classic Dark Lotion is super easy to apply! It’s lotion consistency gives you the perfect amount of time you need to blend.

Top Tanning Tips

Step 1:

Get your skin prepped with our Fresh Prep Scrub to ensure skin is free of any dead skin cells.

Step 2:

Lightly moisturise any dry areas; ankles, knees, elbows and hands. Remember to take a BEFORE photo to compare your results, we’d love to see!

Step 3:

Apply Classic Dark Lotion directly onto skin using Xen-Tan’s Luxury Tanning Mitt, it’s lotion consistency is perfect for giving you time to blend!

Lightly cover areas such as; hands, feet, knees, elbows and face.

Step 4:

Wait until touch dry before getting dressed.

Step 5:

Let Classic Dark Lotion work it’s magic for at least three hours before washing off!

Don’t forget to send us your results! #ClassicDarkLotion @xentan_uk on Instagram

To keep your tan lasting longer, moisturise daily and use our Fresh Prep Scrub to retain moisture in your skin.

We’d love to see your results!

#XenTanUK @xentan_uk on Instagram


5.0 rating
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5.0 rating
Danielle Steele
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 ;)
5.0 rating
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 :(
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Chrissy Noble
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.
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Barbara Henderson
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?
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Cliff Carter
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.)
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K Ferguson
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
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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 ????
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Victoria Allan
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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Emma Quinn
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!!!
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Rebekah Jones
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!