FAQs

    Are your products safe to use?
    Pregnant?
    Which product is best for clients with sensitive skin? Is hypoallergenic?
    What are the recommended soaps and lotions I should use or avoid?
    Will your solutions rub off on formal wear and bridal clothing?
    How do I protect my tan while swimming and on holidays?
    Are your products safe to use?

    All of our products use skin friendly ingredients, within the correct percentages to be considered “safe” in the “normal use” application process for which they are sold for.

    All products contain natural and organic sourced ingredients in the final formulation.

    All of our products meet required import, regulatory and Safety standards as required for product sale, use and importation worldwide, based on the requirements for each countries Individual Toiletry and Cosmetic Regulatory or Governing Agencies.

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    Pregnant?

    Self tanners or their individual ingredients have not been shown to cause harm in historical use in pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, or in their offspring.

    However, You may not be aware of individual concerns specific to your client’s health needs.

    For this reason, Before using a tanning product for a pregnant or breastfeeding client, we always recommend you receive approval from the client’s medical caregiver first.

    For your peace of mind, always use nasal filters and adequate ventilation, eye protection, and lip balm or barrier cream on lip surfaces, and protective undergarments with pregnant or lactating clients.

    All of the ingredients used in all of our products have been tested, approved and rated as appropriate for cosmetic use, by the appropriate regulatory agencies in the USA and Europe.

    Dihydroxyacetone or DHA has recently been reviewed by the European Commission’s independent expert scientific committee (the SCCS), which advises the Commission on scientific matters, and the safety of cosmetic ingredients. The SCCS looked at data to support the use of DHA in cosmetic formulations.

    The SCCS addressed the question of the product possibly being inhaled from self-tan sprays and says “that the use of dihydroxyacetone as a self-tanning ingredient will not pose a risk to the health of the consumer”. This was based on formulas up to the DHA 14% level in consumer applications and booths.

    As well as this endorsement on the safety of DHA itself from the SCCS, it is important to stress that in Europe and in the USA the manufacture and import of all cosmetic products are covered by strict safety laws. There is a legal requirement that every cosmetic product must undergo a safety assessment before it is placed on the market.

    Self-tanning agents and all other ingredients used in our products have not been contraindicated for use with pregnant or lactating clients as a skin application product, because they do not appear to penetrate past the dead skin cell surface layer, nor into live tissues or the bloodstream. Or if so, only in very minimal amounts.

    Some individual medical caregivers prefer not to use skincare products, hair dyes, and cosmetics within the first trimester, as a simple “better safe than sorry approach”, even though no specific problem has been documented.

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    Which product is best for clients with sensitive skin? Is hypoallergenic?

    There is no one “best” product to use in this situation.

    It depends on which ingredient(s) your client is reacting to.

    People with ingredient sensitivities can react to a number of different ingredients or ingredient families, and every person will not react to the same ingredients.

    Some people (though rare) may react to Aloe Vera, for example. This is a common, soothing recognized gentle extract, safe to use even on irritated and abraded the skin. And is used to treat skin irritations, and wounds. It is not considered irritating. But any product containing Aloe can be a problem for this client.

    A client with latex sensitivities may also react to avocado, banana, chestnut, kiwifruit, passion fruit, plum, strawberry and tomato fruits. Those who react to Ragweed may also react to Chamomile, and Daisy plant family extracts

    Some people may be sensitive to DHA also known as Dihydroxyacetone, which is the plant-based ingredient used in all Self Tanners to produce the brown skin tint. So for those clients, every self-tanner currently on the market could be a problem for them.

    We create all of our products using known dermatologist approved, nonreactive, non-sensitizing, skin-friendly ingredients. But because of the wide variety of unique skin concerns, it would be impossible to guarantee any product may not cause a reaction in someone.

    A medical care provider will best be able to assist them in this process to help pinpoint exactly which ingredient or ingredient families they will need to avoid. So for any sensitivity reaction, always advise your client to speak with a medical profession, to best asses their situation first.

    You will then need to work together with your client, and their physician to understand what ingredients they are reactive to, and to best guide them in an appropriate product selection. A client may be sensitive to more than one ingredient, or more than one type of ingredient.

    For your convenience, all of our ingredients are listed clearly on each product label.

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    What are the recommended soaps and lotions I should use or avoid?

    For daily cleansing, a translucent or transparent gel liquid soap of your choice is recommended. No specific brand or ingredient is needed. Specific Ingredients to be avoided are detailed below.

    Bar soaps are not recommended for daily use, as they are coating to the skin.

    Opaque, heavy moisturizing soaps, gels or bars are not recommended. These items leave a heavy lotion layer on the skin that can build up and prevent airbrush tanning solution penetration. They may also cause poor colour development, poor fading, or fading in patches.

    On exfoliation days (approximately once a week, 24 hours before being sprayed) skin should be evenly exfoliated.

    If using a scrub product, cleanse skin thoroughly after use with gel cleanser to remove oils, lotions, silicones or other softener coatings from skin surface.

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    Will your solutions rub off on formal wear and bridal clothing?

    Assuming your client has showered and cleansed the skin well before dressing, We pride ourselves in the non-transfer of tan onto clothes and bridal gowns, but here are a few tips to consider.

    Make sure you have clean, product-free skin before your spray tan appointment.

    You will never, 100%, prevent all dead skin from coming off daily, as they come off every day in the thousands as part of the skin’s normal growth process. The older the tan, the more will come off. Freshly exfoliated skin will shed less. Your skins individual exfoliation rate also will be a factor.

    If you exfoliate well and shower with a mild cleanser gel soap before dressing, and the tan is very

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    How do I protect my tan while swimming and on holidays?

    A thick waterproof lotion-based sunscreen can help slow tan fade and wear related to water submersion from prolonged swimming

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