FAQ

How can I find out more information about a product?

You can learn all about our products on their individual product pages or on the 'Journal' page for updates and tips!

If you have any other questions or feedback, please let us know by emailing bteam@thebase.me

Where is it made?

We are an Australian-owned private company who create our products in Australia.

Is The Base tested on animals?

No. Only tested on Lara!

Which tanning product will best suit me?

Instant Tan Mousse if you require colour right NOW! A light, supple texture, that spreads effortlessly, without leaving the skin feeling sticky or weighed down.

Gradual Tanning Lotion if you wish to build a slow, steady, even tan all year round, with a superior formula devised to hydrate and nourish the skin.

Wash Off Bronzing Gel for instant colour you that washes off with soap and water use the Wash Off. Unique, lightweight, non-staining formula adds an immediate streak free tan that dissolves with one wash. Perfect for the last minute application, even for one night.

Do I need to use the self application tanning mitt?

We recommend that you use a our mitt to protect your skin and hands from being stained. Designed to last and machine washable, the mitt fits your hand perfectly and helps minimise streaking and mess for a fast and easy application.

How long will my tan last?

Your tan will last for around 4-7 days and will fade naturally.  To make sure your tan endures you need to ensure you stay hydrated, drink lots of water and moisture morning and night.

How do I get an even colour finish on my hands, feet, elbow and knees?

When tanning ensure you are wearing your Mitt and when applying focus on the large areas of the body first and then blend excess only on feet, ankles, knees and neck ensuring you blend well. If you notice excess colour in these areas use a towel to remove.

How long should I wait prior to going into the water or having a shower?

You should allow between 4- 12 hours for best results.

Can I use the tanning products on my face?

Yes. The formulas are designed so they can be used all over the body including the face.

Why do I need to exfoliate prior to putting on my tan?

We recommend you exfoliate your body with our Exfoliating Mitt to remove excess dead skin cells, as this will then allow a smooth application and prolong the life of your tan.

When should I shave or wax prior to tanning?

You should shave or wax 24 hours prior to tanning to ensure best results.

When using the tanning products will I go orange?

NO WAY! All products have been used and tested by Lara. All ingredients selected are to ensure we deliver a natural golden tan/glow.

Does the tanning range have a smell?

Lara handpicked the beautiful light natural fragrance that has been used across the collection.

Does The Base protect your skin form the sun?

ONLY the LB cream which has SPF15. There are no sun filters in The Base body tanning and body oil products so it's very important that you still use a sun protection product with sufficient levels of SPF when exposing your skin to the sun.

I have sensitive skin how do you perform a patch/skin test prior to using?

Apply a small amount of the self tan product with a cotton bud to the inner crease of the elbow or behind the ear and leave dry for 24hrs. If any contra-actions occur such as redness, swelling, inflammation or itching, avoid using the product as this is a positive reaction for sensitivity. If no reaction occurs then it is fine to proceed with the full body application.

Can I use The Base range during pregnancy?

YES! The Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) confirm that spray tan and self-tanning products are safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding (lactating mothers may choose to avoid the breast area during the breast feeding stage).The use of any product during pregnancy is a personal decision and we would recommend you consult your health care professional if you have any concerns.

Can I use The Base if I have eczema?

The Base by Lara Bingle can be used on skin disorders such as eczema, however we advise a patch test is completed at least 24hrs to the tan being applied to check for skin sensitivity.

When is the next product launching?

We'll be coming out with new products very soon - sign up to our newsletter to get the latest updates.

I have a suggestion to improve the product, who should I ask?

Contact us at bteam@thebase.me