This £8 cleansing eraser will fix streaky fake tan disasters

We’ve all been there: you apply a layer of fake tan, think everything looks perfectly smooth, and only a few hours later, realise you were very much mistaken. Fake tanning mishaps happen all the time, and when they do, there’s nothing we wish for more than a way to undo the streaks. But how to remove fake tan? Enter: Bondi Sands Self Tan Eraser.

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The genius fake tan removal foaming cleanser is a product that will make you wonder why more brands haven’t cashed in on fake tan removal. Created by Australian tanning brand Bondi Sands, the Self Tan Eraser will only set you back £7.49 at Boots, and has been garnering rave reviews online.

The cleanser is special as it does not require exfoliation; a technique usually associated with removing excess tan. The brand writes that their product ‘effectively removes self tan without harmful ingredients and exfoliation in just 5 minutes,’ and that it ‘also moisturises and leaves the skin silky smooth.’

Annoyingly, you do have to wait three days after tanning application to get the best effects from your fake tan eraser. For this reason, it’s best used to remove leftover colour in preparation for a new layer of tan. However, at least if you suffer the dreaded streaks, you won’t have to wait too long to get rid of it for good.

To use the product, you simply apply it to dry skin, rub it in gently, and wait five minutes. Then you simply wash away the product (along with the remainder of your fake tan) with a flannel and warm water.

But is the product actually effective? Well, the reviews online pretty much speak for themselves.

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Bondi Sands Self Tan Eraser, £7.49, boots.co.uk

One user wrote that she ‘religiously use[s] this every week.’

‘I love it! I can’t even explain how good and easy it is. It is definately my favourite and I would recommend it to anyone!’

Another reviewer named it a ‘holy grail remover,’ writing:

‘Finally a product that actually removes my tan without the need to scrub my skin raw for an hour. If you’re an avid tanner like myself do yourself a favor and go buy this product. I am OBSESSED!’

The good news is that the eraser is currently selling for £7.49 at Boots, reduced from its usual £14.99. The bad news, however, is that it’s currently out of stock. You can pick it up from other retailers such as Lookfantastic for its full price, or hope to get lucky when Boots restocks!