Your Tanning Ingredients, Uncovered & Explained

There’s nothing like that post-tan bronzed glow. Especially when that glow not only looks completely natural but nourishes and protects your skin without any harmful side effects.

While your tan should provide a gorgeous natural-looking glow to skin, its beauty runs deeper than the rich tanning shades it provides. Now, it is just as important to know what’s IN your tanning formula as it is to know what has been purposefully left out.

Ingredient listings are often skimmed over but can be the most important part of your tan, how long it lasts and the effect it has on your skin over time. Our formula enriches the skin with anti-ageing vitamins, hydrating oils and skin-firming ingredients, for a tan that is as healthy as it is flawless.

Here are the key ingredients you need to LOOK FOR:

Aloe Vera. Renowned for its moisturising effect, aloe vera delivers hydration straight to the skin tissue. It also provides a soothing and calming effect, reducing skin irritation.

Kakadu Plum. A small fruit native to Australia, Kakadu plum contains the highest known levels of vitamin C concentration of any food source and helps to boost collagen in the skin. It also improves the natural appearance of firmer, nourished skin.

Green Tea. Holds the ability to aid skin rejuvenation, and helps to heal ageing skin, sun damage and fine lines. Potent antioxidants alleviate dry skin, and help neutralise harmful free radicals.

Avocado Oil. Recognised for its moisturising properties, avocado oil leaves dry skin feeling smooth and nourished. It also promotes skin repair by rapidly transporting active substances to where they’re needed most.

Macadamia Seed Oil. Rich in fatty acids, this nourishing oil leaves skin feeling soft and silky. It can also help regenerate damage from scarring or the sun.

Kiwi Seed Oil. One of the richest sources of essential fatty acids, kiwi seed oil deeply nourishes and helps to restore elasticity to aged and damaged skin.

Coconut Oil. Soothes and softens the skin, while protecting it against free radical damage. Coconut oil also promotes elasticity in the skin and works as an incredible anti-bacterial agent.

Grape Seed Extract. The powerful antioxidants in grape seed extract help to protect and enhance the skin’s appearance. It is also non-comedogenic and can assist in tightening skin through the restoration of collagen.

The key ingredients you need to AVOID:

Brown HT. This synthetic petroleum-derived brown colouring dye has been banned in the USA, Canada, Japan and major European countries like France and Germany for its potentially dangerous health risks. Brown HT can induce hypersensitivity, eczema, dermatitis, itching and rashes, can cause bad reactions in those allergic to aspirin, leading to asthma and has been linked to some cancers.

DMDM Hydratoin & Imidazolindinyl Urea. These common formaldehyde releasers break down to form toxic carcinogen, formaldehyde, and act as a preservative in tan to hold product formulas together. Even low levels of formaldehyde are a major health concern, and are known to cause weakened immune systems, respiratory problems, cracked and blistered skin, and even cancer when ingested or absorbed through the skin.

Sunescape Tan is your ticket to that post-holiday glow. With an aloe-based formula, containing natural ingredients to nourish skin as well as anti-ageing and firming properties to promote and preserve healthy, ultra-smooth skin, a Sunescape spray tan is the key to a natural glow without the harm.

Got a European Holiday Booked?

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Missing warmer days where Espresso Martinis and evening dips on the ocean were your daily routine? We soooo can’t blame you for that, considering we may be having some intense summer withdrawals too.

But, whether you are jetting off on a Euro getaway this winter, or staying put in the chill, your skin shouldn’t be suffering from #palegirlprobs.

A few pivotal changes to your tanning routine – like switching from DHA mousses to DHA-free lotions – will keep your skin looking youthful and glowing in this season, without the commitment of a long-term tan. Get your skin back into summer working condition before you jet off to Sorrento or head to after-work drinks, with Sunescape’s must-have tanning products, giving you bronzed skin without a care whether the temperature outside is sub-zero.

Let us show you the key products you need to stay golden:

Illuminating Body Tint.

This Mediterranean inspired tanning lotion smells like balmy summer evenings and gives you a subtle golden sheen for an instant glow. Wear on its own to smooth out uneven skin tones, or layer over your European tan. *WASH-OFF

Instant Wash Off Mousse

Gives the perfect glow, instantly. Tan and go without the commitment, especially when you’re island hopping around Greece, and wear a delicious caramel tan that you can wash off when you’re done. Sunshine optional. *WASH-OFF

If you’re worried about your precious luggage getting lost in transit when you’ve just landed in Capri, our Tanning Essentials Travel Kit will be your saving grace. Featuring 4 of our best-selling tanning and hydrating maintenance products, your tan is officially in the best hands for you to continue your #sunescape.

SHOP our wash-off tanning products now!