Tancream has been many years in the making. Without the dedication of the fantastic team behind this revolutionary product, it might never have existed. Find out a little more about the personal stories, hard work, and innovative scientific solutions that brought Tancream to life.

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Gillian Robson and Katy Foxcroft

Gillian Robson

Co-Founder of Tancream, Gillian Robson’s life changed dramatically six years ago when she found a mole on her leg that had changed. Within a few days she was undergoing surgery for skin cancer (melanoma) and has had many more moles removed since.

At this time, Gillian was a busy mum running her own successful beauty business. She was advised to wear high protection sun cream SPF50, 5 star UVA, even in winter. As she liked to have a tan, she used fake tan. Rather than using lots of different products in her morning skin care routine, she searched worldwide for a product that she could use every day that did everything. It soon became apparent that there wasn’t anything available and so she had a lightbulb moment!

Katy Foxcroft

Gillian teamed up with friend Katy Foxcroft, Co-founder of Tancream and together the pair worked hard to find out how such a formulation could be developed. A long list of requirements for our unique product was presented to various formulators and they all kept pointing them in the direction of suncare expert Dr Jack Ferguson!

Katy has a background in business development, product development, sales & marketing specialising in helping UK manufacturers with patented products by introducing them into retail and distribution. She builds strategic business relationships creating a robust supply chain to ensure stability and a clear strategy for future growth. The pair stocked Tancream in 3 retail stores within a matter of hours of their first production run.


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