Garden of Wisdom Kissed By The Sun Self-Tanning Liquid is an excellent option for those who are becoming so aware of the dangers long-term sun exposure and sunburns can and will cause they are increasingly turning to self-tanners, bronzers, tan accelerators, stains, etc. The FDA has approved Dihydroxyacetone (1,3-dihydroxy-2-propanone) for external use on the skin and is generally considered safe for sunless tanning products. It is derived from natural sources such as sugar cane and sugar beets, making it a natural and gentle alternative to traditional tanning methods. When applied to the skin, it reacts with the amino acids in the outermost layer of the skin to produce a brown color that resembles a tan.
It is important to note that while (DHA) Dihydroxyacetone (1,3-dihydroxy-2-propanone) does not provide sun protection, it can help you achieve a natural-looking tan without the harmful effects of UV radiation from the sun or tanning beds. It is also essential to follow the instructions provided with your self-tanner and avoid overuse to prevent streaking or uneven application.
Method of Application
- Prepare the skin by cleansing and then by gentle exfoliation (microfiber cloth). This will help avoid uneven application of color.
- Apply to skin in thin layers wherever you want to color, less to thicker skin, as color is maintained longer in these areas.
- Wash hands immediately after application to avoid tanned palms. Alternatively, wear gloves to apply.
- To avoid staining clothes, wait 30 minutes for the product to dry before wearing clothes.
- Don't shave, bathe, or swim for at least 3 hours after applying the product.
- Re-apply regularly to maintain color.
Shelf Life and Storage Information for
Products and Ingredients
Finished Products generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend their shelf life. The shelf life for most products is 9-12 months.
Vitamin C Serum(s) and VitaResurface products should always be refrigerated to extend their shelf life.
Sample Sizes do have a shorter shelf life (generally 3-6 months) and items in jars can dry up quicker than this if the lid is not tightened well enough (except our Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
Please keep your products out of high humidity, heat, and direct
light, and keep them in a dark cabinet when possible.
Exfoliating Acid products have a shelf life of 9-12 months. The only things we don't suggest refrigerating are the Mandelic Acid Serums or the Salicylic Acid Serums as those can crystallize in the refrigerator. If this happens you can set the product into a hot water bath to see if the crystals will dissolve.
Additional Items Requiring Refrigeration
and/or Kept in the Dark
Hydrosols - remove 1 ounce of hydrosol and add it into a separate, sterilized spray bottle and spritzer. Keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator.
Carrier Oils - generally you can refrigerate all carrier oils although some of the very rich oils will solidify. This is fine. All you have to do is take it out, warm it up at room temperature and it should liquefy. If not, setting the bottle in a hot water bath and occasionally shaking the bottle will hopefully turn into a liquid.
^There are some oils that have a super long shelf life like Coconut Cream and Jojoba Oil. Refrigeration is not necessary, but it surely won't hurt.
Essential Oils - essential oils are best stored in a cool dark place.
Co2 Extracts - these should always be refrigerated.
Butters - we suggest refrigerating our "skincare' butters. You can take out what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Clays - keep in a dry, dark place. Shelf life is at least 2 years.
Herbs - all herbs (whole or ground) should be kept in a dark, cool and dry location.
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls the constituents from each herb. Root, Trunk, Leaves, and Flowers. Extracts have a shelf life of 3-5 years. They can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place)
Other Various Raw Ingredients - i.e. Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc. will all have a different shelf life.
Tamarind Seed Extract hydrating, healing, soothing
Zemea (propanediol) leaves a beautiful feel to the skin barrier, a non-invasive skin carrier protectant. Benefits of Zemea® propanediol include its purity, lack of irritation and sensitization, and environmentally sustainable nature. Derived through a corn sugar fermentation process. Approved by Ecocert™ and certified by the Natural Products Association (NPA), Zemea® is a 100% natural ingredient.
Dihydroxyacetone (1,3-dihydroxy-2-propanone) FDA-approved self-tanning agent obtained by bacterial degradation of natural phosphate-sugar. Off-white, fine crystalline powder, characteristic odor, pH 4-6, soluble in water and alcohol.
Leucidal SF(Lactobacillus Ferment) broad spectrum, paraben free preservative (does not release formaldehyde)
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