The Magic of Coconut Oil

There is no denying that COCONUT OIL is a mystical ingredient. Coconut oil can heal wounds, save lives, make you feel happy and smell delicious all the while. Fact.

The benefits of coconut oil are more than just skin deep, with health benefits listed include controlling diabetes, promoting digestion and strengthening the immune system, but its properties when applied on the skin are insane.

But what does it actually do?

Smoothes and softens the skin.

Coconut oil is a natural moisturiser and very lightweight when applied to the skin. Due to its low molecular weight, coconut oil can penetrate your epidermis more effectively than other water-based products, making it perfect for those with very dry skin or in winter climates.

Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Bacterial.

Coconut oil can help in reliving redness, including rashes, burns and even acne.  For acne-prone skin especially, applying coconut oil in light doses can help exfoliate and moisturise the skin for a clearer complexion. This helps skin heal faster and makes it stronger and healthier while healing.

Treats eczema.

Thought you could never wear self-tan or bronzing products on your eczema-prone skin because they would only aggravate it? Not when coconut oil is involved. Coconut oil can inhibit the growth of harmful micro-organisms and help heal painful skin and infections in the longer term.

Fights the signs of ageing.

Coconut oil not only promotes elasticity in the skin for quicker ‘bounce back’, but can prevent future signs of fine lines and wrinkles by plumping the skin. The Vitamin E properties in the super ingredient help your skin’s ability to heal as well as increasing collagen production.

Stretch marks be gone.

Applying coconut oil regularly to your body can reduce the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite, making it the perfect firming treatment in skin and body care products.

The perfect detox.

Coconut oil is full of antioxidants which have been proven to help the body detox over time.  Adding it to your bath helps to soak in the antioxidants within the oil, and your skin will come our visibly refreshed and rejuvenated.

 

Did you know, our professional and self-tanning formulas use coconut oil as one of the key ingredients? We believe in a tan that not only gives you a gorgeous glow but treats and heals your skin like a body treatment, and our inclusion of macadamia nut, argan, avocado and coconut oils makes it a summery, bronzed treatment.

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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?

Image Creds: @tashoakley

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.

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3 Glowing Secrets to Help your Tan Last Longer

Coming into winter means we no longer need to maintain a gorgeous glow, right? WRONG! Just because the mercury has plummeted to chilly lows, and more of our skin is covered up than shown off, certainly doesn’t mean we are letting a natural looking and feeling bronzed tan go!

While it may seem impossible to maintain a weekly spray tan (who has time for that nowadays?), we never underestimate the power of high quality take home tanning product to complement your spray tan, or wear on their own.

Here are our top tips to help your tan last longer this winter:

Instant Self-Tan Mousse.
Perfect to use in place of a spray tan on those days where you just can’t make it in salon, this self-tanner contains the exact formula we use for our spray tans, in mousse form, to give you a gorgeous natural brown colour in minutes! We recommend applying this 3-4 days after a spray tan to build up colour, or in its own to bring life to pastel scarves and warm boots.

Gradual Tan Extender.
This is our #1 favourite in winter! Not only does this deliciously scented lotion gradually build up a subtle glow over 3-5 days, it also acts as a nourishing moisturiser and tan extender in one, to give you the best of both worlds. If you want to maintain colour over the colder months, we use this in replacement of our regular body lotion at night to build up a natural glow.

Illuminating Body Tint.
When the situation calls for bare legs and an emergency last-minute tanning session, just a hint of tint is necessary. Trial Sunescape’s Illuminating Body Tint, and apply it all over or to special areas like your collarbones or shins to elongate legs, giving your skin that finishing touch.

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Faux Tanning Tricks you Need in your Life

Faux tanning can be oh so right, but oftentimes, it just goes OH. SO. WRONG…

To avoid classic tanning mistakes like the ‘way too dark hands’, ‘streaky leg syndrome’, and ‘I didn’t think I’d be wearing a backless outfit and now I’m literally two different skin colours’, we have some essential self-tanning tips to help your glow look as natural and flawless as possible.

Baby got (a tanned) back.

Tanning your back may be your least favourite thing to do ever, closely followed by taking out the bins and getting petrol, but simply turning your application mitt around so that the velvety applicator side is on the back of your hand could save you dozens of TANtrums. OR, our Luxe Applicator Mitt‘s velvety material is double-sided so you can reach every nook and cranny, every which way you turn! The cute extra thumb area also makes for a perfect addition when tanning around your neck and ankles.

Only tan what’s visible.

Yes, we know you might be constantly living in fear that your selective tanning habits might be caught out, but we have just the products to fix this eternal dilemma! For those events where your legs, arms, back, neck or any other area of your body is on show, use a DHA-free (wash off tan) formula that will allow you to apply tan at the last minute, and then wash off when you are done. AND it looks just as good as the longer-term tan you normally marinate in. Our picks are the Illuminating Body Tint and Instant Wash-Off Mousse.

Spot treat your mistakes.

During the tanning process is the make or break. One missed streak or darker patch and you are done for, right? Nope. While you are tanning, keep an exfoliating mitt and soap and water close by to massage in to any body part that tan has been applied to too heavily. Our Tan Removal Mitt is best used damp too quickly and easily wipe away any mistakes before time is against you and the tan dries!

Oil slick does the trick.

If you’ve woken up and realised that your skin maaay be a little too dark for your liking, especially when you started off the same colour as Frosty the Snowman, a deliciously scented body oil and warm water will do the trick in fading your tan quicker and starting over. Oil causes the DHA (the ingredient that tans your skin) to breakdown quicker and your tan will fade evenly. It might take a few goes to get it to completely fade away, but it will definitely do the trick, and you’ll smell pretty darn good too. Our top pick is Pure Fiji’s Exotic Body Oil.

Should I Still Faux Tan During Winter?

As the mercury plummets to a cold winter chill, the last thing that should be on your mind is a lovely bronzed glow, right? Wrong!

While many people skip more than a few spray tan appointments and ditch the self-tanning formulas in exchange for heavy duty moisturisers, we are just not about that pale life, even when the going gets tough (and by that we mean anything under 20 degrees) we will still tan during winter…

Tanning can make your skin look healthier, and more vibrant. Adding a subtle hint of colour to your skin can be just the pick-me-up solution to find the perfect tan during winter, boosting your confidence and making your winter clothes look beautiful! There is a fine art that goes into embracing a beautiful bronzed glow in the winter months.

While winter may be some people’s ‘thing’, here at Sunescape, we need instant solutions for when we decide to brave the cold and don a subtle golden glow.

Here are our top tips and fave products for a glowing tan during winter months, without sticking out like a sore thumb:

  • Gradual Tan will become your best friend, we promise. Stuck with the dilemma that you have dry-winter-skin-syndrome, but still want a gorgeous glow when you do decide you want to show off your pins? Our Gradual Tan Extender not only gives you a subtle, gradual sunkissed colour, but it moisturises your skin while you do it, with added ingredients like coconut, avocado and Argan oils to hit your skin with hydration. Subtle is best in the winter months, opting for a simple golden glow, over a daring bronze.
  • Don’t wait around for your tan to dry, get an instant hit of glow. When you are out of time, or can’t brave getting your kit off in the cold bathroom at night, instant tanners are your saviour. You can simply apply the morning of your day, and it will not only dry instantly, but give your skin that natural, shimmering look, almost like your legs are airbrushed (they don’t need to know its tan at all). Wash our Illuminating Body Tint and ‘Just for the Night’ Instant Wash Off Mousse, after your day with soap and water.
  • The horror of a ghostly white face is gone, remember to tan your face. Never forget, to tan your face. Don’t live the regret of waking up in the morning with a glowing body and pale face (eeek!). The objective here is to look like you haven’t faux tanned at all, so we suggest mixing our Instant Self-Tan Mousse formula into your daily moisturiser for a soft, subtle tan, letting you skip the panic in the morning, when nothing matches!

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Tan Removal Hacks You Need to Know

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Here’s the situation. It’s the morning after your marinating tanning session, and you’ve noticed a big (and obvious) too dark tan mark that looks like it doesn’t belong. Oh. No.

While you could panic and immediately call in sick to work because there is no way you are leaving the house in this state, Sunescape has found a better way!

Here are our top tanning survival hacks that you need to be following every tan sesh:

  • Get an exfoliating glove, stat – Sunescape’s Tan Removal Mitt is just what you need to gently scrub that tan build up before anyone notices. If you are in a rush in the morning, all you need is this wonder glove and warm water to remove any tanning horrors, with the added benefits of leaving you with cleansed, silky smooth skin.
  • Use a tan friendly scrub – Do the once over on all your rough areas of skin with our Exfoliating Body Polish, seamlessly melting away any dodgy tan jobs (though we know this just isn’t possible when you are using a Sunescape mousse!) with the blend of pineapple enzymes and eco beads. And you’ll get a gorgeous summer scent while you’re at it!
  • If you can’t remove, blend – When you don’t have the time to undo your blunders in the morning when you’ve already snoozed your alarm 3 (maybe 5) times, blend! Put our DHA free, wash off products, like our Illuminating Body Tint or Wash Off Mousse, to work by blending it into your existing tan for an instant way to cover any dark tan marks. And don’t worry, these wash off in the shower so you’re not building up any extra colour on your skin!

How to Avoid this Tan Faux Pas

 … And Save your Sheets

We’ve all been guilty of jumping into bed too quickly after a self-tan session, leaving your beautiful white sheets a lovely shade of bronze. Just as annoying as a ring of foundation around your favourite new white t-shirt, the tell-tale stains post-tan are something that can be easily avoided with Sunescape stain-free hacks that will change your life (and save your sheets).

Luckily our professional spray formula, and self-tanners are all quick drying, so you don’t have to wait hours before you can hit the hay. We recommend waiting for the sweet spot, around 20 minutes after your application to ensure the tan has settled on your skin and started to dry evenly. There is nothing worse than smudging a fresh manicure, let alone a whole body tan, so trust us on this… good things come to those who wait.

If you’re one of those impatient bunch who just cannot resist the temptations of a comfy bed or throw on a beautiful white dress seconds after you tan, no worries! But girl, it’s time to act fast!

Run the underside of the fabric under cold water until it runs clear and put them in a warm cycle with an added stain remover. If all else fails dish soap is your new best friend, get rubbing…

Sunescape formulas are not only ultra-hydrating, but are quick drying, leaving you to literally tan and go within the hour! Our spray tan formula can be washed off in 2 hours, leaving your tan to develop over 8 hours, or overnight, without the stains. Our Instant Self-Tan Mousse wears evenly, is super lightweight and fast-drying meaning you don’t need to worry about it rubbing off on clothing or sheets!

NEW! Tanning Travel Essentials Kit

PREP | MAINTAIN | TAN…

Even when you’re away on holiday!

We’re so excited to launch our latest tanning kit to the Sunescape retail line, a compact pack complete with our best selling prep, tan and maintain products in the cutest mini packaging you ever did see!

The hardest thing about fulfilling your wanderlust dreams and travelling the world, is maintaining that tropical-inspired glow while you do it! You either don’t have the time because you are snacking on Italian ice-cream on the Positano coast or where you are going, there is no last minute faux tanning supplies, because the Europeans have got their natural sheen down pat.

Never leave home again without Sunescape’s hero tanning essentials, available in a convenient travel set, so you can top up your tan while you are away!

4 x 50ml travel sized tubes of our top selling tanning products so you can take it on your carry on luggage or slip into your suitcase without taking up too much room!

Tanning Travel Kit includes:

As part of the Sunescape philosophy, we don’t skimp on nourishing ingredients for the sake of the tan. Like our Instant Tanning Mousse and Gradual Tan Extender, you can continue to indulge your skin – and your senses – with our pampering blends of aloe vera, macadamia nut oil, and guava and pomegranate extracts which are guaranteed to give your skin the hydration boost it needs while you are globetrotting!

This glowing kit is ONLY $49.95, with 2 FREE Tanning Mitts provided for you!

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Prolong your Tan Post-Summer

With summer but a distant memory (we’re not crying you are), a lot of us are preparing for the inevitable loss of our gorgeous natural-looking faux glow.

But why? As self-confessed sunless tanning obsessee’s we have already stocked up on as much of our Gradual Tan Extender as possible, to ensure our glow keeps going throughout the in-between months of flirty dresses and ankle boots.

Our Gradual Tan Extender is perfect for extending the life of your spray or self-tan, whilst providing you with nourishing nutrients to keep skin hydrated and replenished.

Why we love our Gradual Tan Extender:

  • 3-in-1 formula means this product acts as a self gradual tan, tan extender and moisturiser all in one
  • Enables you to control the depth of tan you want to achieve with each application
  • Made with certified organic DHA and vegan, natural ingredients
  • Designed for fair-skinned tanners to build a tan slowly and give you a beautiful natural glow
  • Delicious tropical scent and contains nourishing ingredients to hydrate and benefit the skin
  • Quick to dry

The Key Ingredients:

  • Coconut Oil: This oil though aids in protecting skin against damage and promoting healing, to reveal a more youthful, healthy appearance. It can help discourage sun spots and may promote elasticity and suppleness of the skin
  • Argan Oil: Helps reduce wrinkles and soften the skin. It is rich in proteins which may help to tighten the skin and protect skin’s elasticity. This oil is said to assist in skin regeneration and prevention of premature ageing due to external aggressors
  • Kakadu Plum: A native plant in northern Australia the kakadu plum contains the highest known levels of vitamin C concentration of any single natural food source. It is also used to improve the natural appearance, reduce irritation of dry skin and to prevent future damage due to its high concentration of antioxidant actions.
  • Papaya/Goji Berry Extracts: Papayas contain an abundance of vitamins and enzymes that make them powerful antioxidants to help clear pores, leaving skin glowing and healthy

How to Use:

For best results, apply the Gradual Tan every day for 3-5 days until you reach your desired tan depth, and then use every second or third day to keep your tan topped up and looking its best. Be sure to wash hands thoroughly after application.
Works well to enhance a spray tan or Instant Self-Tan Mousse.

“The gradual tanner is the perfect natural golden shade, and looks so even and natural. This product must have more DHA than the other gradual tanners I usually use, as it builds up on my skin quicker, and I find that I have achieved the level of tan I desire after only three applications! I love the sweet vanilla scent, and how hydrating it is.” – Kelsie Reid

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Hold onto Summer Skin All Year Round

Sound the alarm, summer is over in 2 days! While we’re secretly crying in the corner about the ending of our favourite season, we know its not the end of our dream for summer skin 365 days a year.

But while you’re busy thinking about how you’ll go days without heading to the beach, we’ve been on the hunt for the best products and tips to keep that beautiful, bright skin that screams warmth. Because summer skin is made, not born, here is how we are getting glowing skin without jetting off to the French Rivera:

Fake it ‘til you make it. Of course, our first tip had to include a faux tan. You cannot go past a natural-looking, sunless tan to get you in the tropical mood, no matter the outside temperature. Try using our Instant Self-Tan Mousse for a deeper glow under your trans-seasonal ankle boots, or use our hydrating Gradual Tan Extender for a more subtle, dewy glow. Not only is this low maintenance, but you are moisturising your body at the same time, keeping dry winter skin at bay.

Stock up on vitamins. No need to go to the pharmacy for this one, but just make sure your body and skincare routine is infused with nourishing ingredients like Vitamin C and E, to revitalise your complexion and skin. These skin-loving ingredients soak into your skin, plumping it up and intensely hydrating for brighter, dewier skin. Our Instant Self-Tan Mousse contains Vitamin E to replenish the skin’s natural hydration for a more natural tan.

Sunscreen is a must. Don’t ditch your sunscreen just yet. The sun may feel less strong on your skin and may hide among the clouds, but it will still damage your skin and dry you out even further. Protect your skin from the UVA and UVB rays that age you prematurely and look for a moisturiser that contains SPF. We recommend the Image Skincare Prevention + Tinted SPF Moisturiser, as this gives a high sun protection factor and gives your complexion an added tint that you can wear under your foundation or on its own.

A little shimmer doesn’t hurt. Oils, lotions and creams with added shimmer in them fake a brighter, warmer complexion without slapping on any glitter or semi-permanent tan. Our Illuminating Body Tint is the perfect addition to your cooler skincare routine. Swipe over your legs and arms for a hint of tint and subtle shimmer that will instantly liven up your skin without the commitment of a full tan.

Keep up the scent of summer. We’re candle people, and we’re not ashamed to admit it. A gorgeous candle scented with notes of summer infused citrus, caramel and light florals are where’s it’s at and seem to magically get your mind, body and skin in the mood to look and exude enviable summer skin. Our top pick is our Triple Scented Candle in Bali Breeze, with our signature scent of coconut, caramel and vanilla.

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Bronzed Babes: Nicky Bell

Our love for Bair Beauty’s Nicky Bell is tenfold. We are currently having a love/love relationship with this blonde bombshell, from her impeccable fashion sense to her glowing personality!

Check out her gorgeous glowing skin, courtesy of a little bit of Sunescape, keeping her bronzed and sun-kissed all throughout summer…

Her incredible Instagram page leaves us envious over her killer shoes, and beauty know-how, and her tan is just icing on the glowing cake!

One of our all-time faves, Nicky has tried and tested our tanning products, from our Illuminating Body Tint to our award-winning Instant Self-Tan Mousse (in both Fiji and Maui), and has loved the natural colour and tropical scent. You may have even seen us recently collaborate with her beautiful swimwear brand, Born Bair Swimwear, inclusive of all body types, colours and sizes.

Complimenting each outfit with a bronzed glow, we have to say Brissie based beauty blogger Nicky is an expert on the subject.

We give Nicky from @bairbeauty a tan/10. Follow her on Instagram.

Achieve a natural glow, that looks like you have just landed back from a tropical holiday, without even leaving home with Sunescape, your ticket to that post-holiday glow!

Sunescape products are formulated to provide a natural looking and feeling tan, and one that smells amazing. They contain added vitamins, antioxidants and oils to nourish skin, as well as anti-ageing, hydrating and firming ingredients to leave skin smooth and replenished.

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5 Minutes with Tan Temple

Tan Temple has been Sydney’s premier tanning salon since it opened in 2009. Just a short stroll from Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach, the award-winning salon has dedicated all its energy and expertise into ensuring they offer the finest spray tan experience and results possible.

With summer well and truly here, Sunescape spoke with Jaclyn Haslam, owner/manager and ‘Tan Goddess’ of Tan Temple about one of Bondi’s most successful beauty destinations.

Tell us about your salon. What is Tan Temple’s point of difference?
I would describe Tan Temple as a luxury beach side spray tanning salon. At Tan Temple we provide the most amazing spray tan experience you have ever had by listening to our client’s needs, and providing a comfortable and caring environment. Our focus is 100% on customer service and attention to detail.

What Sunescape services and products do you use?
We use the full range of Sunescape Spray Tan Solution and even blend them together to suit our client’s personal needs!

We recommend the Sunescape Hydrating Body Butter and Sunescape Hydrating Shower Gel (which is sulphate free) to every single client as ‘must haves’ for a beautiful, even tan. Plus, Sunescape’s Gradual Tan Extender to keep their glow lasting as long as possible! These three are our biggest sellers but we also sell a lot of the gorgeous Sunescape Illuminating Body Tint as well as the Sunescape Self-Tan Mousse for those times you just can’t make it in!

What can clients expect when they come in for their spray tan?
Our clients can expect a friendly, warm welcome, a beautiful atmosphere, and a thorough consultation as the first part of their treatment with us at Tan Temple. After that we customise a tan suited to their needs, as well as a few little extra touches in the room to wow them with our skills and attention to detail.

We finish with drying and powder so our clients don’t feel uncomfortable. We also provide them with aftercare information on how to maintain their tan for as long as possible and also how to remove it at the end.

What sets Tan Temple apart in an industry full of spray tanning salons? How do you stand out among the crowd?
While there are a lot of salons that offer tanning as a service, there aren’t too many salons that only offer tanning and specialise just in that. It’s important to never stop learning, we always add new extras to the salon, renovate, re-style and keep up with the times. It’s an ever-evolving industry so you can’t just sit back and hope for the best. You need to know the trends and be on top of them before the clients are asking for them!

What does an average week at Tan Temple look like?
There is no average week at Tan Temple! Depending on the season, the weather and different events that are on, each week is always different from the next. We are open late each weeknight and often find ourselves staying back until 10pm or 11pm to get all our clients in. We have pretty much outgrown our space in Bondi now and could easily do with a 5th tanning room!

If you could only pick one product, which Sunescape retail product flies off the shelves? Why?
Oh, that is so tough, can I pick three?! I guess if I must only pick one then I would say the Gradual Tan Extender as it’s like a 3 in 1 anyway – moisturiser, gradual tan and tan extender! And it flies off the shelves (although all Sunescape products do!).

If I got to pick 3 products, then it would be the Hydrating Body Butter, Hydrating Body Wash and Gradual Tan Extender.

As a salon owner, what are your reasons for choosing Sunescape?
My clients! Everyone loves it because it is so much more nourishing for your skin, lasts longer, fades more evenly and is beautifully accompanied by the after-care products. It is also the most natural looking tan that I have tried and really lives up to its holiday inspired names.

What do you attribute to your success?
Hard work. You can’t be successful without working your butt off! And within the team we focus all our effort on customer service and attention to detail. If our clients feel like we are doing our absolute best and their tan is amazingly perfect, then they tell their friends and their friends tell their friends and before you know it you are the best place to get a spray tan! But you must keep at it, because every tan is just as important as the next.

CONTACT
140 Curlewis St, Bondi Beach
Bondi NSW
(02) 9130 1100
www.tantemple.com.au

The Truth About Suntans

With Summer upon us, most Australians can be found flocking to the beach to embrace the sand, sea, and sun. But for those of us who love to lather on the tanning oil to get that sought-after bronzed glow, it’s time you were told the truth – there’s nothing healthy about a suntan.

Did you know that a suntan indicates your skin in trauma? When exposed to UV radiation, the skin produces melanin, the dark pigment that gives you a tan, as a shield to further damage from UV radiation.

When your skin is frequently exposed to the sun, constant radiation causes damaged cells to build up, increasing your risk of skin cancer. There are two main types of skin cancer including melanoma and non-melanoma. Melanoma is a less common form of skin cancer, however more dangerous and is responsible for most deaths due to skin cancer each year. Non-melanomas often develop in sun-exposed areas of the body including the face and hands.

Sun damage is also the primary cause of premature aging in skin. As you age, you will notice pigment spots, wrinkles and other signs of aging appear earlier than expected. This means that your efforts to improve your physical appearance will soon be reversed, bringing about other skin dilemmas.

It’s important to be aware that the effects of skin damage are not always immediately visible. Often skin damage begins to present itself when the person reaches their 30’s or 40’s and what’s more? It’s irreversible. Treatments exist to improve the appearance of sun damage, however they can often be expensive and do not return your skin to optimal health.

This Summer, consider the safer option and opt for sunless tanning mousses or sprays. Sunless tanning products often offer quality bronzing solutions that give you a natural, sun-kissed look without the risk of skin damage. To find your sunless tanning solution, visit our shop here.

How to get the most out of your Tan

If you’ve used sunless tan before, you’ll know the difficulty that comes with achieving a natural looking tan that shows evenly and seam-free. Often, applying a sunless tan comes with some undesirable outcomes if not applied properly, but the good news is that there are many quick, simple solutions that will help you get that perfect, sought-after tan.

Prepare
A sunless tan works best when applied to the ideal type of skin that’s smooth, fresh and free of dead skin cells. The night before applying your sunless tan, jump into the shower and shave the areas you’re going to tan. It’s also important to grab an oil-free exfoliator to remove and dry or blotchy patches of skin, giving you a streak-free tan. Using an oil-free exfoliator will mean that your tan is more likely to adhere to your skin without oil acting as a barrier. If you choose to exfoliate just before applying your tan, be sure to wait at least 30 minutes to make sure your skin is completely dry, otherwise your tan may not properly adhere to your skin.

Apply
When applying, be sure to choose a shade that suits you. Often going too dark can make your tan look unnatural. Always apply one layer first, leaving the tan on for the recommended time before deciding whether you’d like to go darker by adding a second coat.

When applying your tan, add only a small amount of mousse to your mitt, applying more as needed. Begin by focusing on larger areas first such as thighs, arms and stomach. Lotions should be applied with small, circular motions and foams/mousses in long, fluid motions. Leave smaller body areas last, using only a very small amount on areas with rough skin such as elbows. Rough skin grabs tanning products more easily meaning using too much product can leave these areas unusually dark.

When applying tan to your face, run cold water over your T-section to reduce pore size. This prevents your tan building up and causing dark spots on your nose, chin or forehead.

Tip:  When applying tan to your hands and feet, use a cleansing wipe to prevent your nails from turning brown.

Moisturise
The key to keeping your tan on for longer is to stay hydrated. Moisturising at least twice a day and drinking a sufficient amount of water will ensure your skin stays healthy and nourished.

When choosing your tanning products, be sure to look for ingredients that will nourish your skin to avoid damage. To find the sunless tan products suited to your skin, click here.

How to remove your Fading Tan

What’s more important than knowing how to apply a tan? Knowing how to remove it. When our tan’s lifespan is drawing to an end, it can often become uneven or streaky leaving us self-conscious about heading outdoors. To help you find the tan removal solution that doesn’t involve scrubbing yourself raw, take a look at our pro tips below!

Run a warm bath
Run a warm bath with bath oil to soften your tan. To remove stubborn patches, use a tan removal mitt by rubbing it in circular motions. Alternatively, a steam room or sauna will help too!

Go for a swim
Chlorine has qualities that break down sunless tanning products. Head to the shower after and gently exfoliate with your tan removal mitt.

Use a fake tan remover
For those looking for a more professional touch to their tan removal approach, opt for tan removal products to give your removal process that extra boost.

Squeeze a lemon
Lemons are naturally acidic making them great tan removers. Mix some fresh lemon juice with raw sugar and rub over the body. For a spot removal, use a lemon wedge instead!

Grab some bi-carb soda
Grab the bi-carb soda from the back of the pantry and mix it with water until it forms a thick paste. Spread over the body and leave for approximately 30 minutes before scrubbing off. Bi-carb soda also has great oxygenating qualities!

When it comes to removing your tan, it’s important that you don’t damage your skin in the process. Be sure to find a gentle removal mitt to accompany your chosen removal method. Take a look at our Sunescape Tan Removal Mitt here or opt for some of our self-tan mousse known for its even fade!

 

Afterpay Now Available

There are SO many reasons to love Sunescape Tanning Products!

We have just added another. Our shop now offers AFTERPAY!

It has never been easier to add Sunescape products to your regular tanning routine! Using Afterpay, you can buy those goodies you’ve been eyeing off forever and split the cost over 4 interest-free fortnightly payments. It really is that easy! All you need to do is click the ‘Afterpay’ option when checking out and follow the prompts.

Go crazy #bronzedbeauties and start shopping our entire range NOW!

Oh, and did we mention free shipping and free samples available on any orders over $100!

You’re welcome.

Sydney’s top 7 Insta-worthy Places To Visit

When it comes to taking the perfect Insta pic, we know the struggle. Making sure the lighting is right, choosing the best angle, and finding the right filter that will make people jealous of your oh-so-gorgeous Insta paradise. But what comes before taking your snap is finding the right scenic location to photograph which can even more difficult to find. We’ve done our research and found a list of Sydney’s most Instagrammable places as decided by author, Rohit Agarwal.

First on the list is Bare Island. Located in La Perouse, Bare Island displays an elaborate fort built in the 1880’s to ward off invaders and was decommissioned by 1902 to then be used as a retirement home for war veterans. In recent years, Bare Island featured as a backdrop in Mission Impossible II.

Photographer: @j0nc0x

Taking the next spot on the list is Carriageworks. Tucked away within the Eveleigh Rail Yards, it is now known for its multi-arts centre. Carriageworks retains its glorious heritage and nineteenth century industrial atmosphere with former railway carriage and blacksmith workshops conserved for public viewing. Take a snap here and let the destination work the camera.

Photographer: @chilts007

If you’re looking to snap our most beloved Sydney icons, take a tour on the Manly Ferry and absorb the sun and sea. This snap means you can capture the Harbour Bridge and Opera House all in one picturesque click of a button.

Photographer: @themanlyferry

The North Sydney Pool is the next place to be if you’re looking to snap some Insta magic. Located near the Harbour Bridge, the North Sydney Pool gives you the chance to capture some of the magnificent beauty Sydney has to offer.

Photographer: @yyisfishball

An oldie but a goodie, Bondi Beach is next to make the list. A favourite destination for resident and tourist alike, Bondi Beach encapsulates all that is trendy, friendly and cool. A snap here means your Insta account will be one to envy.


Photographer: @aysuek

The Museum of Contemporary Art is a photographer’s best friend. Offering a range of scenes and sights to see, it’s easy to take that perfect pic here. Located in The Rocks, taking a snap here will be sure to grab the eye of your followers.


Photographer: @tamaratobing

Finally on the list is one of our childhood faves, Taronga Zoo. With gorgeous views of the harbour and so many adorable animals, your only problem will be deciding which snap to post. This photo speaks for itself.

Photographer: @ianfuller28

Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it’s time we showed it off. Take a look around and snap some of some of the most Insta-worthy places in town. To view the list, click here.

Why Going Coconuts is Great for You

Coconut oil is a tropical treasure, known for its highly nutritious and therapeutic properties on both the inside and outside of our bodies. Many have been aware of the benefits of coconut oil, using it for generations. Today, research has delved deep into the science around coconut oil and we’re here to give you an inside guide to what they’ve found.

Here are some of the many reasons why you should start going coconuts!

It’s a deep cleanser
Our daily routine exposes us to many toxic chemicals including the makeup we wear and the air we’re exposed to. These toxins become lodged in our pores, clogging them and causing the buildup of harmful bacteria. Coconut oil is a gentle cleanser that reaches deep into the pores to dissolve the hardened sebum that is produced.

It’s a moisturiser
Coconut oil works by softly covering your skin, seeping well into the pores to create a nourishing layer. Say goodbye to dry and flaky skin!

It’s a makeup remover
The soft tissue on your skin’s surface can often become damaged when using makeup removers with chemicals. Coconut oil is the natural solution to makeup removal that won’t damage your skin thanks to its gentle properties. Coconut is also a common ingredient in baby skin products for the same reason!

It fights fungal infections
Recent studies have found that the capric acid and lauric acid in coconut oil naturally treat yeast infections. This is particularly useful when treating symptoms like dryness or scaly skin.

It prevents wrinkles and other signs of aging
Research has found that coconut oil is able stimulate collagen production deep within the pores of the skin. Collagen is what gives our skin the elastic, smooth and supple appearance.

These are just some of the reasons why we love coconut oil and why we’ve included it in so many of our products. We know you’ll love the benefits of coconut oil as much as we do! Take a look at our coconut infused products here.

NEW! Instant Wash Off Mousse

Introducing our new Instant Wash Off Mousse!

If you’re looking for a commitment-free, quick tan fix that will give you the sunkissed glow you’re after then our Instant Wash Off Mousse will become your new best friend. With a fast drying formula that delivers instant colour, you’ll have the tan that others spend hours in the sun working on. And what’s more? It’s transfer resistant, so you won’t need to worry about ruining your evening outfit!

DHA and paraben-free, Instant Wash Off Mousse features nourishing vitamin E, grape seed extract and aloe vera to give your skin that all needed TLC that we often forget.

Available in one flawless colour, “Just for the Night” washes off simply with soap and water when you’re ready to say goodbye to your smooth, supple caramel tones at the end of the day!

If you’re ready to give your skin the pampering it deserves, add it to your bag today!