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Tan Accelerating Lotion
Tan Accelerating Lotion has a rating of 4.9 stars based on 255 reviews.

Prep, boost and prolong tanning with our multi award-winning, best-selling formula. This hydrating lotion boosts the production of melanin to kick start the tanning process, before you see the sun. Loved by Gatineau customers, it helps to deliver a deeper, more even, longer lasting tan, with less time spent in the sun.

*This product does not contain SPF

400mlTan Accelerating Lotion & AHA Body Lotion DuoTan Accelerating Lotion & Golden Glow Gradual Tan Duo
490 pts


  • Hydrating • Smoothing • Helps to deliver a deeper, more even, longer lasting tan, with less time in the sun • Elasticity

Why you'll love it


Formulated with a melanin activating complex that boosts the production of melanin, the skin’s natural colouring pigment for a faster, deeper, longer lasting tan. The hydrating formula kick starts the tanning process before you see the sun. Use for a minimum of 2 weeks before sun exposure to help you achieve your best ever natural tan, with less time spent in the sun. 

Our high-performance, tan intensifying formula has also been developed with age defying and nourishing ingredients that will help your skin feel smooth, calm and appear more youthful, making it perfect for looking after your skin, all year round.

This product does not contain SPF, so please ensure you always use a high factor SPF. It also does not include self-tan. If self-tan is what you are looking for, try our Golden Glow Gradual Tan.


MAP (Melanin Activating Peptide) – boosts melanin production, helping you get a more even, deeper tan, in less time 
Sweet Orange – this active ingredient is rich in citrus flavonoids which accelerate tanning through melanin synthesis. This helps to create a quicker, deeper tan but also helps to combat the premature photoaging of the skin 
Narcisscus Bulb Extract – Extracted from the daffodil bulb, it has been shown to improve skin elasticity and help preserve the skin’s youthful appearance 
Skin Protection Complex – this blend contains a melatonin derivative, known to boost the skin's antioxidant production and help protect it from environmental damage

Vanilla Extract – rich in polyphenols, this extract has antioxidant properties to help protect the skin 
Allantoin – moisturises, soothes and hydrates the skin 
Grape Seed Oil – rich in vitamin E and omega 6 fatty acids, it helps to hydrate and smooth the skin 


Prep your skin for summer and help your tan to last. Apply daily to body and face for at least 2 weeks before sun exposure. Continue use during periods of sun exposure and for 4 weeks afterwards. Always use an SPF. Also ideal for use all year round as your daily body moisturiser for smooth, hydrated, youthful looking skin.

Expert Advice

Start to apply at least 2-4 weeks before the sun for max results
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CUSTOMER Questions

How does Gatineau Tan Accelerating Lotion work?

Gatineau Tan Accelerating Lotion kick starts the melanin production; the skin's natural colouring pigment

Can I use an SPF over Gatineau Tan Accelerating Lotion ?

Yes, we recommend always using high factor SPF

Can I use Gatineau Tan Accelerating Lotion after I've been in the sun to maintain my tan?

Yes, Gatineau Tan Accelerator contains peptides and MAP (melanin activating peptides) to help maintain your tan



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Standard Delivery – Free (Minimum spend £40) 3-5 working days

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Standard International Tracked & Signed

3-11 business days



Standard International Tracked & Signed

3-11 business days



Standard International Tracked & Signed

3-11 business days




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