VersaSpa Sunless Spray Tanning FAQ’s
In-Salon Sunless Spray Tan
Will my skin look orange?
No. The advanced technology currently used in sunless tanning solutions is designed to ensure a natural, bronze tan. The salon staffer can help you select the proper level of tanning solution to best match your skin tone.
What is Sunless Spray Tanning?
Sunless spray tanning is the spray/mist application of Sunless tanning solution to your body. When applied, DHA (the active ingredient in Sunless tanning solution) reacts with the proteins in the skin’s superficial layer to form a golden brown color. Your skin begins to darken two to three hours after application and reaches its peak color within 24 hours. The color will gradually fade through natural exfoliation, just like a tan from the sun.
Are any sunless tanning products on the market 100% organic?
No. It is not unusual for Sunless tanning products to contain over 20 ingredients, yet only one is authorized by the FDA to provide a sunless tanning effect on the skin – DHA (Dihydroxyacetone). Although DHA is naturally derived, to date there is No 100% certified organic DHA ingredient on the market. You may see products with claims such as, “includes natural/organic ingredients”, which may be an accurate claim, but that does not mean the entire product nor the tanning agent is 100% Certified Organic.
For Ecocert’s official statement regarding organic DHA please visit www.ecocert.com/en/ecocert-statement-dha/
How should I prepare for my Sunless Spray Tanning Session?
Exfoliate and shave the day before or the day of the sunless spray tanning session (day before is preferred).
The day of the Sunless spray tanning session refrain from using moisturizers, perfumes, lotions, oils or deodorants that may create a barrier between the skin and the Sunless tanning solution. You may resume using these after your first shower or bath.
How long should I wait after a session before showering?
To give the DHA enough time to fully set, it is recommended to wait a minimum of 4 hours after a sunless spray tanning session or 8 hours for optimal results. Showering sooner may diminish the intensity of the tan. If you tan using an Instant Cosmetic Bronzer, the Instant Cosmetic Color will wash off in the shower, but the color produced by the DHA will remain.
Will swimming affect my tan?
Swimming in chlorinated water or salt water can fade the Sunless Spray Tanning results, cause possible streaking and will diminish the length of your tan. However, normal activities such as bathing, showering or physical activities will not affect the quality of the tan.
Does Sunless Spray Tanning Solution have any smell after contact with my skin?
Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless spray tanning solution use a breakthrough odor control technology designed to virtually eliminate the odor that may be present when the solution interacts with the skin.
Will the bronzing formula stain my clothing?
No, the sunless spray tanning solution which includes a cosmetic bronzer is water soluble and will be removed after the next wash in cold water. However, in some instances, the DHA in the tanning solution may permanently stain undergarments worn during the spray session.
How long does Sunless Spray Tanning last?
A Sunless Spray Tan can last up to 7 days depending on the formulation you choose and the condition of your skin.
Are there ways to enhance the Sunless Spray Tanning results?
Yes, all VersaSpa at-home products are created to enhance and extend Professional Sunless Spray Tanning results. Over the counter products are not formulated for Sunless Tanning. They may block the tan’s application, impede the development process, and create uneven post-tan fading.
What ingredients are in your spray tan solutions?
ULTRA PRO BRONZER
Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Dihydroxyacetone, Isopentyldiol, Propylene Glycol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Ethoxydiglycol, Erythrulose, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chlorella Vulgaris (Green Algae) Extract, Laminaria Digitata (Brown Seaweed) Extract, Methyl Gluceth-20, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Glycine Betaine, PEG-25 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Extract, Laureth-9, Caramel, Diisopropylamine Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance/Parfum, Sodium Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Green 5/CI 61570, Yellow 5/CI19140, Red 40/CI 16035, Red 33/CI 17200, Citric Acid, Benzyl Benzoate, Alpha-isomethyl Ionone
ULTRA PRO CLEAR
Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Dihydroxyacetone, Isopentyldiol, Propylene Glycol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Ethoxydiglycol, Erythrulose, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chlorella Vulgaris (Green Algae) Extract, Laminaria Digitata (Brown Seaweed) Extract, Methyl Gluceth-20, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Glycine Betaine, PEG-25 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Extract, Laureth-9, Diisopropylamine Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance/Parfum, Sodium Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Benzyl Benzoate, Alpha-isomethyl Ionone
Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Dihydroxyacetone, Erythrulose, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance/Parfum, Blue 1/CI 42090, Red 33/CI 17200, Citric Acid, Limonene, Linalool.
At-Home Salon Products
What is the scent in the VersaSpa at-home product line?
Seagrass and Sage, which are two of the top selling fragrances in the spa industry.
What is the duration of the tan for each product?
The duration of the tan depends on frequency of product use as well as how the tan is maintained.
The gradual tan lotions should be used on a daily basis (even AM and PM), to build the tan to optimal color and also to maintain a tan.
The spray bronzers are formulated for a darker, extended tan that can last up to a week and can also be used multiple times within a week to extend beyond the week.
What does non-comedogenic mean?
Is skin-care product or cosmetic that is specially formulated so as not to cause blocked pores.
What is the difference in the Bronzing Mist tan compared to the Spa Butter tan?
The Bronzing Mist transforms skin, with an instant bronzed tone, fused with the power of an extended tan that can last up to a week. The Spa Butter luxuriously moisturizes skin and creates a beautiful tan. The delicately whipped butter immediately restores skin to a silky and renewed feel, building a perfect head-to-toe tan, when used daily.
How do you increase/decrease the intensity of the VersaSpa Bronzing Mist?
To increase the intensity of the bronzer, spray multiple layers until desired depth of color. To decrease the intensity, spray the bronzer further away than the recommended 4-8 inches.
What skin tone is the VersaSpa Bronzing Mist best for?
All skin tones.
How long does the VersaSpa Bronzing Mist last?
The length of the tan can last up to one week depending on the maintenance of the tan. The more moisturized and rejuvenated the skin is, the longer the tan can last.
How many (full body) applications from Bronzing Mist or Spa Butter?
It really depends on the size of the person and how much product is used.
Can the VersaSpa Face Moisturizer be used daily?
Yes. To get the maximum benefit of moisturization, oxygenation and detoxification it is recommended to use the Face Moisturizer daily.
What does ‘butter’ mean in VersaSpa Gradual Tanning Spa Butter?
‘Butter’ means that the moisturizing lotion of the Gradual Tanning Spa Butter is luxurious and whipped to perfection for an immediate restored, silky and renewed feel.
What is the difference in the Bronzing Mist tan compared to the Gradual Tanning Spray Butter tan?
The Bronzing Mist will give an instant bronzed tone fused with a deep extended tan that can last up to a week. The Gradual Tanning Spa Butter builds a perfect head-to-toe tan when used daily (AM and PM).
Will the Mitt really improve the quality of the tan?
The Applicator Mitt assures an easy, even and mess-free application for a perfect sunless tan. The risk for user error of streaking is much less with the Applicator Mitt.
What are the top benefits of the marine algae ingredients in the VersaSpa products?
The green and brown algae in the VersaSpa at-home products are Chlorellagen, Mitostime and Pheohydrane. The benefits of this marine algae blend are to moisturize, oxygenate, detoxify and rejuvenate the skin – and rejuvenated skin produces a beautiful tan.
What ingredients are used in other products that may clog pores that we do not use in our products?
Although we do use some oils in our products, all of our products are non-comedogenic, they do not clog pores. Popular ingredients in other product that can clog pores are petrolatum, mineral oil and lanolin.
Are there anti-wrinkle ingredients in the VersaSpa Face Moisturizer and are they used at an active level?
Yes, we use two ingredients in the Face Moisturizer that help with fight wrinkles, they include Brown Algae (Luminaria Digitata Extract) and Argireline (Acetyl Hexapeptide-8). Yes, they are used at an active level.
Is there an SPF in the VersaSpa Face Moisturizer?
What does dry-oil mean in Luminous Legs?
A dry-oil is oil that is lightweight and with quick absorption and will not clog pores.
What is the exfoliator ingredient in the VersaSpa Cleansing product?
White sand from the beaches of Bora Bora and pumice which is powdered volcanic rock from Mexico.
DHA, the Key Ingredient in Sunless Tan Products
What is DHA?
The active ingredient most often used in all sunless tanners including tinted moisturizers, self-tanners, and spray tan solution is called Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA. DHA is a carbohydrate (monosaccharide sugar) compound approved by the FDA for use in externally applied sunless tanning solutions. For misting applications, the FDA recommends protective measures to prevent eye contact, inhalation or ingestion. DHA is often derived from a vegetable source like beets or sugar cane. The FDA added DHA to the list of approved colors for cosmetic products in the 1970s.
Is the DHA in Sunless Spray Tanning solution safe to use?
The FDA has approved DHA for external application to the skin. For misting applications, the FDA recommends protective measures to prevent eye contact, inhalation or ingestion. To ensure complete protection, the FDA suggests wearing protective eyewear, nose filters, ear plugs, lip balm, and undergarments.
Is Sunless Spray Tanning Solution recommended for people with skin sensitivities or allergies?
This product is safe, however, for those with skin sensitivities or allergies, it is recommended to consult a health care professional before using the product.
What happens if Sunless Spray Tanning solution gets in the eyes?
FDA recommends that DHA not be used in the eyes or surrounding area. Protective eyewear is recommended and can be supplied by the salon. If eyes feel irritated, gently splash with water. For additional questions or if irritation persists, consult a health care professional.
What happens if Sunless Spray Tanning solution is inhaled?
FDA recommends that DHA not be inhaled. Nose filters are recommended, which can be supplied by the salon. For additional questions or if irritation persists, consult a health care professional.
What is the Sunless Spray Tan (FDA) advisory?
The FDA advises that users avoid inhaling or ingesting DHA or letting the spray get into the eyes. When using DHA-containing products as an all-over spray or mist, it may be difficult to avoid exposure in a manner for which DHA is not approved, including the area of the eyes, lips, or mucous membrane, or internally.
The FDA recommends protective measures to eliminate eye contact, inhalation or ingestion during a spray tan session, such as:
• Eye protection
• Nose filters
• Ear plugs
• Lip balm
For additional questions or concerns regarding DHA, consult a health care professional. To understand the complete FDA position on DHA, visit the FDA website.