Frequently asked questions

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Is SUNKISSED non-toxic?

Absolutely! Ensuring the safety of our products is paramount. We exclusively incorporate non-toxic ingredients in all our formulations. Rest assured, our entire range is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, paraffin-free, silicone-free, and phthalate-free.


Why is a Gradual Tan Better?

If you consider yourself a self-tanner novice, starting out with gradual formula is your way to go. These will allow you to slowly build up your color to your desired shade rather than leaving you with an instant tan that could end up being too intense for your skin tone. Plus, gradual tanners tend to be formulated as lotions and creams, which will provide extra hydration benefits.


How Sunless Tanning Work?

Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, is the main ingredient in tanning products and bronzing lotions. Naturally derived from sugar cane, it creates color when it comes in contact with the amino acids found in your skin’s surface cells.

The resulting tan typically takes a few hours to fully develop and can last for several days as the dead skin cells naturally slough off.

It's important to note that DHA only affects the surface of your skin and does not penetrate or have any long-term effects on the deeper layers. This makes it a safe and temporary solution for achieving a tan without the need for sun exposure.


Why is Sunkissed a Better Option Than Sun Tanning?

Gradual self-tanners are generally considered a safer alternative to traditional tanning methods, as they eliminate the need for prolonged sun exposure, which can lead to skin damage and increase the risk of skin cancer.


When can I expect to notice color after applying SUNKISSED?

You'll enjoy an immediate healthy glow upon application, and after 6 to 8 hours, SUNKISSED will continue to develop a natural-looking color and radiance. It's designed for a gradual effect, allowing you to achieve your desired shade over time.


How Soon After Applying Sunkissed Can I Shower?

For the best results, we recommend that you apply at night before bed or in the morning after you shower. This way your allow your tan to develop for the recommended 8 hours. 


How frequently should I use SUNKISSED?

The depth of your color intensifies with each application of our hydrating lotion. For optimal results, we suggest applying it daily for 4 - 5 days. Once you've reached your desired shade, maintaining it is easy. We recommend using it every other day.


How do I remove it?

The Gradual Tan will slowly fade off the skin evenly. If a more immediate removal is required we recommend using our Self Tan Removal and Exfoliating Mitt.


How long it last?

The duration of your tan can vary depending on factors like your application method, skin type, and reapplication frequency. According to the feedback from many of our customers who have left self-tanner reviews, they typically enjoy their tan for 5-7 days.


Can I use SUNKISSED on my face?

While we love the versatility of Sunkissed as a rich body lotion for intense hydration, it may not be the best choice for your face.


Is there a possibility of my skin developing streaks when using this self-tanner?

Using any self-tanner incorrectly can lead to streaks, but with proper technique, our self-tanner is designed to give you a flawless, even glow. For the best results, be sure to follow the application steps and exfoliate before your first use.


How do I extend the life of my self tan?

To prolong the life of your self-tan, follow these steps:

  1. Begin with exfoliation before application.
  2. Use a generous amount of product.
  3. Allow ample time for it to dry before getting dressed.
  4. Opt for warm, not hot, showers.
  5. Moisturize daily.

By adhering to these practices, you'll find your tan lasts longer and looks its best.


How can I prevent any transfer onto my clothing or bedding?

While SUNKISSED won't stain your sheets, towels, or clothes, it's advisable to wait a full 5-10 minutes after application before dressing or getting into bed. This ensures the product has time to dry, promoting even development and preventing any potential transfer.