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Frequently Asked Questions

Your Spray Tanning Technician will be able to recommend the best colour choice for your skin tone and your desired result.

 

As a guide…

Formulated with the world’s most rapid natural DHA for results in just 1 hour. Creating a flawless finish you will be radiant with absolutely no orange tone or fake tan odour! Only the light and refreshing natural scent formulated with pure essential oils – Frangipani, Geranium and Vanilla.

Warms the skin with a soft, golden glow and a just-right sun-kissed hue making it perfect for every bride.

Our most popular shade, renowned for achieving natural olive tones, reminiscent of the bronzed beauties of the iconic Bondi Beach. Fades slowly and evenly.

For extra depth, popular with dancers and body builders who require extremely dark tones.

Do Oztan’s Professional Spray Tan Solutions have a green base?

Professional Spray Tan Solutions have two main features.

A clear active tanning ingredient that can’t be seen when first sprayed onto the skin. DHA stimulates the protein within the skin to produce brown colour pigments known as melanoidins. These pigments become visible between 1 – 4 hours after your spray tan and do not wash off but fade away slowly just like a real tan.

As there is no colour visible from the DHA when sprayed onto the skin, spray tanning solutions contain a cosmetic bronzing tint so your Technician can see where they have sprayed the tanning solution – a colour guide. The cosmetic bronzer simply washes off when you shower.

So… when a Professional Tanning Solution is referred to as being of a certain colour base e.g. green or violet based etc.  it is the colour guide that is being referred to which has no impact on the final colour result of your tan. It is the quality and % of the DHA contained in the Professional Tanning Solution that affects the colour of the tan.

What is Natural DHA and why is it important?

DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) is the active ingredient in all tanning products that stimulates your skin to produce a sun kissed glow – without the sun!

 

There are many different varieties and qualities of DHA available ranging from naturally derived to synthetic. The one chosen ultimately affects the quality of the tanning colour result.

 

Oztan products contain the highest grade available of naturally derived DHA made from plant sugars to ensure the most authentic natural tan is always achieved.

 

DHA is clear and professional spray solutions contain a cosmetic bronzer that can be seen instantly and is used as a colour guide so you can see where the tan has been applied. The cosmetic bronzer rinses off when you shower revealing the tan produced by your skin’s reaction to the active tanning ingredient DHA.

How do I prepare for the application of an Oztan Professional Spray Tan or Self Tanning Moisturiser at home?

Skin preparation is essential to ensuring you achieve a natural flawless tan, follow these simple steps-

It’s best to wax or shave the day before application.

Thoroughly exfoliate your body with Oztan’s Spa Exfoliator Mitt paying special attention to any dry areas and arrive at your session freshly showered. This is the most important stage in producing a flawless finish.

Don’t wear make-up, body moisturiser or deodorant.

A bathing suit or g-string - It is up to you if you opt for tan lines or no tan lines.

 

 

How can I extend the life of my tan?

Skin preparation prior to tanning and following these simple steps will help maintain and ensure your tan fades slowly and evenly.

It’s best not to shower or get wet for 2-4 hours. Your tan will continue to develop even after you have showered for up to 24 hours.

It’s best not to shower or get wet for 2-4 hours. Your tan will continue to develop even after you have showered for up to 24 hours.

2-4 hours after your tan session, shower then apply a generous layer of Oztan’s Kakadu Plum Body Moisturiser 200ml. Your tan will last longer on well-hydrated skin so moisturise twice a day.
To minimise total loss of colour in-between tans use Oztan’s Tan Building Moisturiser 200ml.

Soaking in the bath, chlorinated pools or using SLS containing soap and body wash will strip your skin and cause your tan to fade faster. Wash with Oztan’s SLS free Tan Extend Shower Gel 250ml made with natural plant based cleansers to ensure your tan is gently maintained and not stripped away.

Oztan does not contain a sunscreen and won’t protect you against sunburn - so take the usual precautions.

 

 

When do I shower after my Oztan Professional Spray Tan?

It’s best not to shower or get wet for 1-2 hours after Oztan’s 1 Hour Tan or 2-4 hours after Oztan’s 2 Hour Tans. Your tan will continue to develop even after you have showered for up to 24 hours.

 

Do I need to shower 4-6 hours after applying my Self Tanning Moisturiser 200ml?

No you don’t need to wash off your Self Tanning Moisturiser 200ml. To prolong the life of your tan and keep your skin hydrated you should moisturise daily with Oztan’s Kakadu Plum Body Moisturiser 200ml. If you want to enhance your colour without going too deep apply Oztan’s Tan Building Moisturiser 200ml every second day.

 

 

I have sensitive skin, can I still have an Oztan Professional Spray Tan?

Oztan’s tanning products are water based and do not contain alcohol, they therefore are suitable for people with sensitive skin and/or eczema. Vitamin E and Allantoin will soothe sensitive skin however, if you do have sensitive skin we always recommend a skin patch test. If there is no reaction within 24hours, then you should be fine to have a Professional Spray Tan.

 

 

Can I be spray tanned if I am pregnant?

Yes you can, however as a precaution we suggest you seek permission from your doctor before having a spray tan. If you are breastfeeding it is important to ensure the nipple area is clean and free from any tanning product.

 

 

How often should I moisturise after my Oztan Professional Spray Tan?

2-4 hours after your tanning session, shower then apply a generous layer of Oztan’s Kakadu Plum Body Moisturiser 200ml. Your tan will last longer on well-hydrated skin so moisturise twice a day. To extend your spray tan and minimize total loss of colour in-between spray tans use Oztan’s Tan Building Moisturiser 200ml.

 

After having an Oztan Professional Spray Tan, do I still need to wear sunscreen?

Yes! Oztan products do not contain a sunscreen and won’t protect you against sunburn - so take the usual precautions.

 

 

Will Oztan’s Professional Tanning Solution stain my clothes? What should I wear after my tanning session?

Wear loose dark clothing after application. Tight clothing may rub some of the spray tan solution off causing an uneven tan. In most cases the solution will not stain clothes and will come off in the wash but do not wear silk as it may stain.

 

 

Are Oztan’s Self Tanning products natural?

They are naturally plant based and contain NO Parabens, NO Propylene Glycol, NO Sodium Lauryl Sulphate and NO synthetic fragrances.

 

 

Why are Parabens, Propylene Glycol and Sodium Lauryl Sulphate bad for me and my skin?

The most widely used preservaties in personal care products, some research has indicated that Parabens mimic Oestrogen and may be linked to breast cancer. Oztan has therefore chosen not to include any form of Parabens in our products. Alternatively Oztan products contain a combination of both natural and alternate synthetic preservatives such as Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Citic Acid and Vitamin E in low quantities ranging from 0.1% - 1%. Preservatives are necessary, especially in water-based products to retard the growth of harmful fungus and bacteria thereby providing reasonable shelf life to products stored at room temperature.

Is one of the most widely used ingredients in cosmetics

and personal care products. It is used to prevent the product from melting or freezing and has been known to be a strong skin and eye irritant. Oztan’s products therefore do not contain Propylene Glycol.

Is a synthetic surfactant (detergent) widely used in many shampoos and personal care products. It is an irritant that harshly strips the skin and hair. Oztan’s Tan Extend Shower Gel 250ml is made from natural plant based cleansers and is SLS Free to ensure your skin and tan are gently maintained and not stripped away.

 

 

Are Oztan’s products tested on animals?

No they are definitely not tested on animals.

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