Sunless Tanning FAQ’s

Will my skin look Orange?

No. The advanced technology currently used in sunless tanning solutions is designed to ensure a natural, bronze tan. The salon staffer can help you select the proper level of tanning solution to best match your skin tone.

What is Sunless Spray Tanning?

Sunless spray tanning is the spray/mist application of Sunless tanning solution to your body. When applied, DHA (the active ingredient in Sunless tanning solution) reacts with the proteins in the skin’s superficial layer to form a golden brown color. Your skin begins to darken two to three hours after application and reaches its peak color within 24 hours. The color will gradually fade through natural exfoliation, just like a tan from the sun.

How long should I wait after a session before showering?

To give the DHA enough time to fully set, it is recommended to wait a minimum of 4 hours after a sunless spray tanning session or 8 hours for optimal results. Showering sooner may diminish the intensity of the tan. If you tan using an Instant Cosmetic Bronzer, the Instant Cosmetic Color will wash off in the shower, but the color produced by the DHA will remain.

Will swimming affect my tan?

Swimming in chlorinated water or salt water can fade the Sunless Spray Tanning results, cause possible streaking and will diminish the length of your tan. However, normal activities such as bathing, showering or physical activities will not affect the quality of the tan.

Will the bronzing formula stain my clothing?

No, the sunless spray tanning solution which includes a cosmetic bronzer is water soluble and will be removed after the next wash in cold water. However, in some instances, the DHA in the tanning solution may permanently stain undergarments worn during the spray session.

How long does Sunless Spray Tanning last?

A Sunless Spray Tan can last up to 7 days depending on the formulation you choose and the condition of your skin.

Are there ways to enhance the Sunless Spray Tanning results?

Yes, all VersaSpa at-home products are created to enhance and extend Professional Sunless Spray Tanning results. Over the counter products are not formulated for Sunless Tanning. They may block the tan’s application, impede the development process, and create uneven post-tan fading.
Ask your Salon Professional about MysticTan’s complete line of in-home Sunless Products to enhance and extend the life of your Professional Sunless Spray Tan.

What ingredients are in your spray tan solutions?

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DHA, the Key Ingredient in Sunless Tan Products

What is DHA?

The active ingredient most often used in all sunless tanners including tinted moisturizers, self-tanners, and spray tan solution is called Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA. DHA is a carbohydrate (monosaccharide sugar) compound approved by the FDA for use in externally applied sunless tanning solutions. For misting applications, the FDA recommends protective measures to prevent eye contact, inhalation or ingestion. DHA is often derived from a vegetable source like beets or sugar cane. The FDA added DHA to the list of approved colors for cosmetic products in the 1970s.

Is Sunless Spray Tanning Solution recommended for people with skin sensitivities or allergies?

This product is safe, however, for those with skin sensitivities or allergies, it is recommended to consult a health care professional before using the product.

Is Sunless Spray Tanning Solution recommended for people with skin sensitivities or allergies?

This product is safe, however, for those with skin sensitivities or allergies, it is recommended to consult a health care professional before using the product.

Sunless Tan Products

What is the duration of the tan for each product?

The duration of the tan depends on frequency of product use as well as how the tan is maintained.
The gradual tan lotions should be used on a daily basis (even AM and PM), to build the tan to optimal color and also to maintain a tan.
The spray bronzers are formulated for a darker, extended tan that can last up to a week and can also be used multiple times within a week to extend beyond the week.

What does non-comedogenic mean?

Is skin-care product or cosmetic that is specially formulated so as not to cause blocked pores.

What are the top benefits of the marine algae ingredients in the VersaSpa products?

The green and brown algae in the VersaSpa at-home products are Chlorellagen, Mitostime and Pheohydrane. The benefits of this marine algae blend are to moisturize, oxygenate, detoxify and rejuvenate the skin – and rejuvenated skin produces a beautiful tan.

What ingredients are used in other products that may clog pores that we do not use in our products?

Although we do use some oils in our products, all of our products are non-comedogenic, they do not clog pores. Popular ingredients in other product that can clog pores are petrolatum, mineral oil and lanolin.

Are there anti-wrinkle ingredients in the VersaSpa Face Moisturizer and are they used at an active level?

Yes, we use two ingredients in the Face Moisturizer that help with fight wrinkles, they include Brown Algae (Luminaria Digitata Extract) and Argireline (Acetyl Hexapeptide-8). Yes, they are used at an active level.

What is the exfoliator ingredient in the VersaSpa Cleansing product?

White sand from the beaches of Bora Bora and pumice which is powdered volcanic rock from Mexico.