How the Skin Tans
Skin is exposed to UV (ultra violet) light
Melanocytes then produce Melanin in the epithelium cells
The Melanin cells move towards the surface of the skin
UV light oxidises the melanin, developing a tan
Types of Lotion
Moisturisation is essential in the tanning process. Accelerators are specifically formulated to condition the skin whilst replenishing essential Vitamins. In addition to providing moisture, accelerator lotions carry ingredients that trigger the melanocyte cells to produce more melanin. This in turn is what helps you tan quicker. When you see this symbol, it confirms that these products have no tingle or bronzer properties.
Enables you to feel and see your tan working immediately. Ingredients help stimulate rapid circulation on the surface of the skin, creating an extreme redness and warming/tingling sensation to enhance the intensity and appearence of a tan.
Tingle factors vary from range to range, giving you a moderate to extreme tingle. The effect is temporary and can last up to several hours.
Warning: We recommend testing a small area of the skin before using a tingle product. Tingle products should not be used by beginner tanners or those with sensitive skin. Never use a tingle product outdoors.
Helps you achieve your desired tanning results while helping your skin feel cool.
A bronzer is a product with natural ingredients or DHA that provide colour to the skin. Lotions containing bronzers will enable people to achieve greater results from their tanning experience, sometimes more quickly. There are three main types of bronzer.
A DHA (dihydroxyacetone) bronzer does not require any UV light stimulation to produce a tan. These bronzers work by reacting to certain proteins on the surface layers of your skin. DHA takes approximately 6 to 8 hours to fully develop and should always be applied in circular motions. Always wash hands after use when using a product that contains DHA bronzers.
Cosmetic Instant Bronzers
As the name suggests, these bronzers provide immediate colour but will wash away after showering or when you come into contact with water. When using a lotion that contains these bronzers, you will see an initial colour so have the added benefit of a bronzed tan instantly.
A natural bronzer enhances the skin's natural tanning potential by utilizing agents that occur naturally, and some of these ingredients include Henna, Walnut Oil, Kola Nut, Caramel and Carrot Oil.
UV lotions contain an abundance of rich, moisturising ingredients that nourish the skin during the tanning process. Here are some of the most popular and the benefits they provide:
A popular antioxidant which can help restore the skin’s resiliency and elasticity
A healing and soothing extract for exceptional skin hydration
Contains natural antioxidants and has a velvety texture; the emollient properties make it ideal for superb silky skin
A natural concentrated emollient, it works to penetrate and rehydrate the skin whilst shielding from external damage
A great moisturiser that aids
Widely used in skincare products, this natural moisture does not clog pores and is a great antioxidant which has anti-inflammatory properties and can also work to even the skin tone
Because Carrot Seed Oil is high in antioxidants, it's great for anti-aging and helping to protect your skin from environmental stressors
Green Tea Extract is a strong antioxidant that protects the skin from the damaging effect of free radicals therefore influencing the tone and health of the skin
Peppermint Oil is used to relieve skin irritation and redness where inflammation is present. Peppermint is excellent for customers with troubled skin
Sea Kelp has superior oil free moisturising benefits that help soften the skin while supporting a radiant healthy glow
Helps prevent damage to
Easily absorbed, it contains fatty acids to restore and revitalise for healthy skin
Improves tone, elasticity and smoothness
Fights free-radical damage and assists in the creation of collagen for younger looking skin
Promotes vibrant, healthy, younger looking skin
Has 3 essential fatty acids that lock-in moisture