With people becoming so aware of the dangers long-term sun exposure and sunburns can/will cause, they are turning more and more to self-tanners, bronzers, tan accelerators, stains, etc. Our choice for a gentle, naturally derived subtle self-tanner is the DHA (dihydroxyacetone) because to date, it is the only active ingredient approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sunless tanning. It takes around 3 hours for the color to develop on your skin.
Method of Application
Prepare skin by cleansing then by gentle exfoliation (microfiber cloth) this will help avoid uneven application of color.
Apply to skin in thin layers wherever you want 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 of clothes, wait 30 minutes for the product to dry before putting on clothes.
Don't shave, bathe, or swim for at least 3 hours after applying the product.
Reapply regularly to maintain color.
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Our Products and IngredientsFinished 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 continually 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 for our Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
direct light and 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 Salicylic Acid Serums, as they 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 That Require 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 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, set the bottle in a hot water bath and occasionally shake the bottle, which will hopefully turn into a liquid. There are some oils with 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 continually be refrigerated.
Butters - we suggest refrigerating our "skincare" butters. You can remove
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
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls
the constituents from each herbs - root, trunk, leaves, and flowers. They
have a shelf life of 3-5 years.
They can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place)
Other Raw Ingredients - i.e., Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc.
will all have a different shelf life.
Spring Water hydrating
Sunflower Seed Oil high in fatty acids, as well as vitamins A, D, and E, conditions skin
Grapeseed Oil emollient, antioxidant
Sugarmulse wax free emulsifier
Stearic Acid emulsifier
Dihydroxyacetone sunless tanning agent
Emollient Esters emollient
Galactoarabinan (polysaccharide) humectant, helps to stop transepidermal water loss, binds moisture to skin
Allantoin relieves dry, itchy, irritated skin, believed to heal skin by promoting new tissue growth
Optiphen (Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol) paraben free, broad spectrum preservative
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