Whether we’re in winter, summer, or somewhere in between, we love having that classic Aussie bronze glow. But by now, we hope we’ve drilled into you that sun safety is the BEST way to keep your skin happy and healthy. That leaves us in a dilemma – we still want bronzed skin, but without sun damage, and we don’t like regular self-tanning products that are packed with all the nasty chemicals we usually steer clear of. The solution? An invisible fake tan formula made with only naturally derived ingredients that are suitable for easily irritated skin! So yes, a fake tan really can be natural.
What’s in a natural fake tan?
Our new Natural Tanning collection features two all-star products, a Natural Tanning Mousse and a Natural Tanning Water. Both products are specifically formulated to be kind to eczema-prone, irritated, or sensitive skin, with hydrating ingredients to not only keep your skin happy but also so you can have a long-lasting, natural tan. Both our Mousse and Water are non-comedogenic, so they won’t clog your pores or break you out. You’ll find Pro Vitamin B5, Aloe Vera and Betaine on the ingredients list – which we used effective amounts of to ensure your skin retains moisture, is hydrated, and supple. They’re also great anti-inflammatory ingredients, so it helps to calm skin irritations. This is your real-life body filter – it gives you that “I just got back from a 2-month Euro Summer trip” radiance all year.
How does a natural fake tan work?
There are also three key tanning components we formulated this collection with. The first is an ingredient called DHA. DHA is a simple, three-carbon sugar that’s derived from plant sources such as sugar beets and sugar cane by the fermentation of glycerine. DHA reacts with the amino acids found in the outermost layer of the skin, resulting in a chemical reaction known as the Maillard reaction. This reaction leads to the formation of brown-coloured compounds called melanoidins, which gives you a bronzed complexion.
The second ingredient, Erythrulose, is a molecule with a chemical structure like DHA. However, Erythrulose is a more stable compound. It has a lower reactivity with skin proteins than DHA which allows for a more controlled reaction and a reduced skin peeling aftereffect (when your tan begins to fade). It also provides an intense and more natural bronze shade for the skin.
The third ingredient is Dimethyl Isosorbide (DMI). The addition of DMI to our Tan formulations allows for a quicker and better delivery of the DHA to the top layers of skin, increasing colour intensity. The key function of DMI is to enhance the penetration of other active ingredients into the skin. Thus, DMI can improve the delivery of beneficial compounds to deeper layers of the skin, enhancing the efficacy of skincare (or tan) products.
Even if you hate fake tanning, you’ll like our natural tanning range.
The reason we decided to create a Natural Tanning collection was that we recognised a gap in the market – customers were struggling with fake tans that irritated their skin, had a gross, unnatural smell, broke them out in acne, or didn’t like the idea of applying nasty ingredients and chemicals onto their skin every week.
So, we wanted to make a Tanning collection that was made with naturally derived ingredients that had specific properties to ensure you could have a beautiful, mess-free tan suitable for all skin types. Our formulas have a transparent colour, no more stained clothes, sheets, and furniture. The lightweight formula of both the Mousse and Water allows for a smoother, quick-absorbing formula that glides on easily and dries quickly. The formula is also designed to adapt to each individual skin tone so your results will never look way too ‘out there’. Just natural and sun-kissed no matter what.
Our new Natural Tanning collection is a serious game changer – it’s hydrating, calming, soothing, non-comedogenic and (in our unbiased opinion) the best way to get a healthy bronze complexion for any skin type. So, what are you waiting for? Head to our Tanning collection now to pick up your new holy grail fake tan, the natural way.