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.


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.

NEW! Tanning Travel Essentials Kit


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!