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Tancream stars on Dragons’ Den

Tancream, a unique skin-care and sun-protection lotion company, has received a £75,000 investment after appearing on BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den.

Gillian Robson and Katy Foxcroft, co-founders of Tancream, offered a 10% stake in the business and the patent-pending product, in return for the investment.

The pair received an offer of the full £75,000, in exchange for a 25% share in the business from Peter Jones. However, the entrepreneurs opted to team up with new Dragon Sara Davies, and Touker Suleyman, who proposed to split the £75,000 investment between them, in exchange for an equal 12.5% stake.

Tancream™ was founded in 2017 by Gillian Robson and Katy Foxcroft.

After being diagnosed with skin cancer, company co-founder Gillian noticed a gap in the market for a product which offered the UV protection of sun cream combined with self-tanning, anti-ageing and moisturising properties.

Gillian, together with co-founder and Director Katy, worked with industry experts and the UK’s top suncare specialists for more than three years to develop a solution and Tancream was born.

Tancream carefully blends sunscreen and sunless tanning agents to create an innovative luxury face and body lotion offering SPF 50, a superior self-tan, a tint of natural bronzer and moisturising properties – all in one bottle.

To buy Tancream today, please click here.

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Time to Tancream

Tancream on the beach

Phew! Where did this hot weather come from? Not that we’re complaining!

Whether you’ve decided to stay put for your Summer holiday or go abroad, your space saving saviour 100ml (hand luggage friendly) Tancream will keep you and your family safe from those harmful sun rays from dawn till dusk!

Here are just a few suggestions to help get you started with Tancream from Sunrise to Sunset!

First thing!

Got an early start and heading out for the day? Apply Tancream as part of your usual beauty routine, under or over make up for SPF 50 five star UVA coverage all day long. By applying first thing you will help prevent damage to your skin.

While out and about…

Heading to the beach or for a ramble? Take Tancream with you wherever you’re heading for peace of mind. Apply to both body and face as you would a normal sun cream, washing hands after use or use a baby wipe to remove excess. The sun’s rays are strongest late morning to early afternoon so be extra careful during these times. If there is no access to hand washing, you can top up if required with other sun protections, just look out for HIGH Protection SPF 30 or above and Five Star UVA.

Self tan SPF50
Twilight Tancream

The sun may well be setting but it is still emitting its rays, though the UV strength will be lower. Add a bit of bronze to your evening and enjoy the SPF gradual self tan and instant bronzer All-in-One benefits of Tancream.

Need a reminder on how to use Tancream?

applying Tancream to body

FACE – Apply evenly to face and neck with finger tips in circular movements, avoiding the eyes & eyebrows. Tancream will give you instant warmth and coverage of blemishes, age spots and scarring allowing you to be make-up free.

BODY – Apply evenly, working in circular movements to all exposed areas not forgetting your back and the backs of your legs. The instant warm bronzer will give you a great guide to your application, is easily absorbed and will leave your skin looking and feeling luxuriously smooth.

It’s Time to Tancream everybody! Stay sun safe with your favourite sun talisman.

5-in-1 Tancream

Heading off to even warmer/sunnier climates? Here are some holiday packing tips for you from our gorgeous local image consultant Jackie Crawford … don’t forget Tancream is your sun protection, your moisturiser, your foundation, your golden glow and age prevention All-In-One 100ml Airless Bottle!

Tancream Testimonials:

“Took Tancream away with me to a wedding in the South of France and it saved me from getting burnt, with highs of 38 degrees! Plus had a lovely Tancream glow the entire weekend! I’m in love … my new beauty must-have.”

“I love it. It feels so nice to put and skin feels so soft. I don’t tan easily and I’m also aware of the harmful rays, so this is perfect for me. And a little goes a long way! Thank you Tancream for creating such a lovely product, may your success continue!”

“My 15-year-old daughter and I bought this cream at “The girls day out show” in Glasgow! Its fantastic stuff! My daughter wore it on her whole body on holiday, so with SPF50, it was great! I wear it daily on my face, and I now don’t need to wear makeup as I have a lovely natural glow. So nice to apply too!”

“Fabulous product, I use it every day for a lovely golden glow, and now don’t need to use as much make up, so better for my skin. I would highly recommend Tancream, it goes everywhere with me.”

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Tancream UV Protection

86% of skin cancer is preventable with adequate sun protection.

If there was a cream that could prevent breast or prostate cancer… would you wear it?

This month is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a month where we stop in our tracks and consider whether we are savvy in the ways that we protect our skin from the sun?

If we’re honest, life is so busy that looking after our skin from the sun can go amiss, but with these simple tips you can keep your skin safe:

  1. Check for any changes of spots or moles on your skin, specifically look for changes in size colour or shape
  2. Wear at least SPF 30 to protect you against damaging UV rays. The sun not only transmits UVA (which ages your skin) but also UVB (which burns your skin leaving it vulnerable). By wearing a high sun protection factor you are protecting it from harmful rays which are present even through cloud and not just when the sun is shining bright
  3. Remember your lips! Find a lip balm which has an SPF to it
  4. Stay away from sun beds!

With rates of skin cancer increasing faster than any other form of cancer, now is the time to look after your skin!

Gillian (our Founder) discovered a suspicious looking mole on the back of her leg just four years ago. Her GP fast tracked her on to the appropriate medical specialists who saw to remove the mole swiftly based on it being cancerous.

This experience motivated Gillian and co-Founder Katy Foxcroft to create a brand-new beauty routine for men and women around the globe today.

Heading abroad this summer?

Brits are even more likely to be sunburnt abroad, with almost half of people who have been abroad in the last twelve months getting sunburnt whilst away (46 per cent).

Skin damage caused by the sun and its harmful rays can happen every day of the year, so be sensible and introduce an SPF to your morning beauty routine.

Tancream, the World’s First SPF50 with Natural Gradual Tan, allows you to enjoy both looking and feeling great and it has anti-ageing and anti-oxidant properties giving protection and perfection! Shop your summer essential now at

Stay Alert! We’ve found the best skin cancer charities in the UK. There are all sorts of fundraising events you can get involved in from coffee mornings to marathons!

Worried about a mole? Find a clinic near you to check it out for you.

Take the test:

Go to the professionals:


Saturday 5 May 2018:

Sun Awareness Event – Browns Department Store, York

Saturday 5 May 2018:

MelanomaMe Ball, Ramside, Durham –

Tuesday 8 May: Thursday 10 May 2018:

Beautyworld Middle East, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai

Monday 14 May:

Fenwick York – Garden Party! Meet the Tancream Founders (11-3pm)

Thursday 17 May – Sunday 20 May 2018:

This Morning Live – NEC, Birmingham

Thursday 24 May: 

Summer Extravaganza – Hoopers Department Store, Wilmslow – both Gillian and Katy will be in store (12-3pm)

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ACE 2018

The Annual Aesthetic Conference Exhibition is held at the Business Design Centre Islington… Tancream was represented by our fabulous distributors AestheticSource. Over 4,400 visitors over the weekend – learning about our unique formula for looking healthy and staying healthy in the sun! (if only it would make an appearance!!)

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Hoopers Stores stocking Tancream

We have the delight to announce that Hoopers Stores in Harrogate, Wilmslow and Tunbridge Wells will now be stocking Tancream. We had the pleasure of meeting the team in Harrogate at their Account Holders Exclusive Evening and celebrated with record Tancream sales and a complimentary glass or two of fizz!