Our solutions are paraben free, fragrance free, alcohol free, and Eco-Certified Organic. The active ingredient, Dihydroxyacetone (or DHA), is a simple carbohydrate. The DHA in our solution is extracted from sugar beets and sugar cane. Since it not a dye or pigment, it does not penetrate the skin, but simply reacts with the skin’s outermost layer of proteins, resulting in a browning effect. Sunless tanning was first introduced into the consumer marketplace in the 1960s. In 1977, the FDA added DHA to their list of approved cosmetic ingredients. Today, DHA is the main active ingredient in all sunless tanning skincare preparations.
It’s no secret that a tan makes us appear slimmer, younger, and sexier. However, it’s important to keep in mind that almost 90% of the visible changes attributed to aging are caused by the sun. Sunless tanning is not only the smart alternative because it provides all the same benefits without the exposure to ultraviolet rays; but in addition, it can minimize the appearance of skin imperfections and eliminate the concern of tan lines. Custom airbrush tanning and body contouring also creates the opportunity to obtain any shade of tan one might desire- from a subtle glow to a deep, tropical bronze.
With the sun’s ultraviolet rays being the main culprit of skin cancer, it’s no surprise that DHA-based sunless tanning has been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, American Academy of Dermatology Association, and the American Medical Association. Ultraviolet radiation damages DNA, the genetic material that makes up genes. In turn, our genes control the growth and overall health of skin cells. So although soaking up the sun may seem like a pleasant pastime, it is not safe for long enough periods for people to develop the color they desire. Sunless tanning allows individuals to obtain a sun-kissed glow without the harmful effects of UV-rays.