FAQ

How Long Will My Lavish Tan Last?
 
A Sun-kissed Tan will last anywhere from 7-10 days, on average. The amount of physical activity, after care, and proper preparation for the tan are all factors of how many days one can expect their tan to last.
 

DHA & The FDA
 
The active ingredient in self tanning products is dihydroxyacetone (DHA). DHA has been used in cosmetic preparations for almost 30 years and was listed with the FDA in 1973. It is declared safe and suitable for use in cosmetics and used to color the skin.
DHA is derived from glycerin (vegetable origin) which is a commonly used cosmetic and food ingredient. DHA is not absorbed into the body and poses no possibility of toxicity.

FORGET ORGANIC. THINK PARABEN FREE, ALCOHOL FREE AND FRAGRANCE FREE.
While many spray tanners use products that carry the words organic or organically certified on their packaging, in reality, there is no such thing. And it is not a case of those companies intentionally misleading their customers. Instead, the issue stems from a general lack of clarity as to what ingredients can reasonably be called organic.


A great example of this is dihydroxyacetone (DHA) an active ingredient in spray-tanning products. DHA is manufactured from natural sources including but not limited to sugar beet and rapeseed. And while many spray tan producers consider this naturally based DHA to be an organic ingredient, others do not.


The reason for this is an ambiguous certification by a French company called ECOCERT; while many spray tan manufacturers consider ECOCERT certification to mean the DHA they use is organic, ECOCERT themselves assert their certification allows the use of non-organic raw materials in DHA production.


While Sun-kissed uses ECOCERT-certified DHA derived from all-natural sources, I felt it was misleading to accurately list this active ingredient as organic.
And even though the Australian Organic Standard requires only 95% of a products ingredients to be organic, I believe anything less than 100% is again misleading.


What should you look for instead of organic spray tans?
Rather than relying on organic labels, certification, or advertising claims, you should instead look for tanning products that are free from unnatural ingredients like:
Alcohol - Artificial perfumes - Parabens - Mineral oil - Artificial preservatives
Not only will this ensure your glow is as close to organic as possible, you also avoid unwanted side effects and unnecessary harm to the environment caused by chemicals in many spray tan products.


Sun-kissed services the following cities - Atascadero,CA, Templeton,CA, Paso Robles,CA, Santa Margarita,CA and San Luis Obispo,CA