In-Salon Automated Sunless Spray Tan
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.
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.
No. It is not unusual for Sunless tanning products to contain over 20 ingredients, yet only one is authorized by the FDA to provide a sunless tanning effect on the skin – DHA (Dihydroxyacetone). Although DHA is naturally derived, to date there is No 100% certified organic DHA ingredient on the market. You may see products with claims such as, “includes natural/organic ingredients”, which may be an accurate claim, but that does not mean the entire product nor the tanning agent is 100% Certified Organic. For Ecocert’s official statement regarding organic DHA please click here.
Exfoliate and shave the day before or the day of the sunless spray tanning session. (The day before is preferred).
The day of the Sunless spray tanning session, refrain from using moisturizers, perfumes, lotions, oils or deodorants that may create a barrier between the skin and the Sunless tanning solution. You may resume using these after your first shower or bath.
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.
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.
Versa Spa and VersaSpa sunless spray tanning solution use a breakthrough odor control technology designed to virtually eliminate the odor that may be present when the solution interacts with the skin.
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.
A Sunless Spray Tan can last up to 7 days depending on the formulation you choose and the condition of your skin.
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 VersaSpa’s complete line of in-home Sunless Products to enhance and extend the life of your Professional Sunless Spray Tan.
All VersaSpa products, both self-tanning and spray tanning, are formulated with a blend of green and brown marine algae. For a full list of ingredients, click here.
DHA, the Key Ingredient in Sunless Tan Products
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.
The FDA has approved DHA for external application to the skin. For misting applications, the FDA recommends protective measures to prevent eye contact, inhalation or ingestion. To ensure complete protection, the FDA suggests wearing protective eyewear, nose filters, ear plugs, lip balm, and undergarments.
For those with skin sensitivities or allergies, it is recommended to consult a health care professional before using the product.
FDA recommends that DHA not be used in the eyes or surrounding area. Protective eyewear is recommended and can be supplied by the salon. If eyes feel irritated, gently splash with water. For additional questions or if irritation persists, consult a health care professional.
The FDA recommends that DHA not be inhaled. Nose filters are recommended, which can be supplied by the salon. For additional questions or if irritation persists, consult a health care professional.
The FDA advises that users avoid inhaling or ingesting DHA or letting the spray get into the eyes. When using DHA-containing products as an all-over spray or mist, it may be difficult to avoid exposure in a manner for which DHA is not approved, including the area of the eyes, lips, or mucous membrane, or internally.
The FDA recommends protective measures to eliminate eye contact, inhalation or ingestion during a spray tan session, such as:
- Eye protection
- Nose filters
- Ear plugs
- Lip balm
For additional questions or concerns regarding DHA, consult a health care professional
To understand the complete FDA position on DHA, visit the FDA website.
At-Home Sunless Tan Products
The scent of our at-home products is Seagrass and Sage, which are two of the top-selling fragrances in the spa industry.
The duration of the tan depends on the frequency of product use as well as how the tan is maintained.
Gradual tan products should be used on a daily basis (even AM and PM), to build the tan to optimal color and also to maintain a tan.
Instant tan products 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.
When a product is non-comedogenic, it means it’s specially formulated to not clog your pores.
The Bronzing Mist transforms skin, with an instant bronzed tone, fused with the power of an extended tan that can last up to a week. The Spa Butter luxuriously moisturizes skin and gradually creates a beautiful tan. The delicately whipped butter immediately restores skin to a silky and renewed feel, building a perfect head-to-toe tan, when used daily.
To increase the intensity of the bronzer, spray multiple layers until the desired depth of color. To decrease the intensity, spray the bronzer further away than the recommended 4-8 inches. Click here to watch our how-to videos.
The VersaSpa Bronzing Mist works great with all skin tones.
With the VersaSpa Bronzing Mist, the length of the tan can last up to one week depending on the maintenance of the tan. The more moisturized and rejuvenated the skin is, the longer the tan can last.
Yes, the VersaSpa Gradual Tanning Face Moisturizer can be used daily. To get the maximum benefit of moisturization, oxygenation and detoxification it is recommended to use the Face Moisturizer every day.
‘Butter’ means that the moisturizing lotion of the Gradual Tanning Spa Butter is luxurious and whipped to perfection for an immediate restored, silky and renewed feel.
The Applicator Mitt assures an easy, even and mess-free application for a perfect sunless tan. The risk for user error of streaking is much less with the Applicator Mitt.
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.
Although we do use some oils in our products, all of our products are non-comedogenic, meaning they do not clog pores. Popular ingredients in other products that can clog pores are petrolatum, mineral oil and lanolin.
Yes, we use two ingredients in the Face Moisturizer that help fight wrinkles, they include Brown Algae (Luminaria Digitata Extract) and Argireline (Acetyl Hexapeptide-8). Yes, they are used at an active level.
No, the VersaSpa Face Moisturizer does not provide sun protection.
The VersaSpa Cleansing Body Wash and Exfoliator contains white sand from the beaches of Bora Bora and pumice, which is powdered volcanic rock from Mexico.
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