How Do Self-Tanners Work?
Self-tanning products, sometimes called sunless tanners, give you skin a tanned look, because most contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA).
Despite its intimidating name, DHA is all natural– it’s a sugar molecule that interacts with the proteins in the very top layer of your skin.
When left in contact, DHA produces a brownish-orange color.
There are non-DHA self-tanning products that provide a daily glow but wash off. However, DHA is the only ingredient approved by the FDA for sunless tanning—and, yes, it's totally safe!
The right way to apply self-tanner varies from product to product, so it’s best to read the instructions thoroughly before you start. Then, follow these tips:
Start with clean, smooth skin. Because dry, dead skin cells grab onto self-tanner, you want to exfoliate to smooth away any rough patches. Look for a body cleanser with salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, or urea (up to 20 percent) to help remove any dead skin. It’s also a good idea to shave your legs, but be sure to do it the day before, or any little nicks or cuts will let the chemicals sink into your skin
Prep your Skin
Apply before your sunless lotion and let sit for one minute.
Infused with Protein and Carbohydrate to prime your skin for a darker sunless tan.
(This is a great makeup primer too!)
Check out the multiple products we offer for either an Instant Tan or Gradual Tan!
Most of our products range from 1 hour to overnight setting time, depending on the level of darkness you want to achieve.
Set your Tan
Kaolin Clay absorbs excess moisture leaving skin feeling silky smooth after sunless application. This is excellent for setting your face, and creases such as your neck, and inside elbows! (And doubles as a bronzer!)
Color Blend Technology delivers a cosmetic color that blends seamlessly into the skin.
How to Maintain!
Maintaining the life of your self tan is critical.
You just put a lot of time, energy, and money into getting that glow, now take care of it!
Specialized Body Wash
SAFE BODY WASH
Light, gentle, Sulfate-Free and Paraben-Free formula.
Gently cleanses skin to ensure sunless color is not stripped away.
TAN EXTENDING LOTION
Mix of Sea Salt and Sandalwood Extract nourishes and hydrates, while DermaDark Bronzer provides streak-free gradual colour development.
Removes impurities and buffs off self tanner, leaving skin smooth and renewed.
Smooths skin surface for even application of tanning and self-tanning products.