Spray Tan Safe Products

We always recommend sunless products first if you can get them at your appointment these products are made to interact with sunless tans and store bought products are not. Store bought products can cause bad fading and fade your tan faster. If you did not get to grab something in our studio here is a list of the better products out there for sunless tans. The products you use on a daily basis will determine the outcome and length of your sunless tan.

Mineral Oil FREE Body Lotions
Also products without PEGs, silicones, phthalates and parabens. These brands offer chemical
free body and face lotions. They mainly use plant based substances, essentential oils and natural minerals
Original Fragrance Free Hempz Lotion
Coconut oil (wait a couple days after your rinse to start this)
Acure Firming Body LotionMiner
Alba Botanica Very Emollient
Amara Organics Vitamin C Face & Body Lotion
Aubrey Organics Unscented Body Lotion
Avalon Organics Hand & Body Lotion
Barbary Natural Body Lotion for Men
Burt’s Bees Fragrance Free Shea Butter and Vitamin E Body Lotion
Desert Essence Organics Hand & Body Lotion
Dr. Bronner’s & All-One Organic Lotion for Hands & Body
Ecco Bella Original Organic Water-Free Herbal Body Lotion
Eminence Coconut Firming Body Lotion
EO Everyone Lotion, Coconut plus Lemon
Fundamental Skin Lotion – for Hand & Body – Unscented Natural Skin Lotion
Good For You Girls All Natural Body Lotion
JASON Cocoa Butter Hand & Body Lotion
Kiss My Face Sensitive Skin Natural Moisturizer
L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Lotion
Lavera Body Lotions
Logona Body Lotions
Nature’s Gate Moisturizing Body Lotion
Nourish Organic Body Lotion
Nubian Heritage Lotion
Organic Fiji Nourishing Face & Body Lotion
Puracy Organic Hand & Body Lotion
Real Purity Hand & Body Lotion
The Honest Company Face & Body Lotion
Tom’s of Maine Body Lotions
Weleda Body Lotions
Wellness Prioritized Vegan Hemp Seed Oil & Mango Seed Butter Face, Hand, & Body Lotion

SOAPS

Choose only ph balanced soaps for your spray tan. Eucerin PH5 Cleaning Bar, Johnson & Johnson Baby Bar Soap, Cetaphil Cleaning Bar for dry, sensitive skin, and Burt’s Bees Buttermilk soap are great choices.

SUNSCREEN

A common question I get asked at the salon is, “Will sunscreen harm my spray tan?”  Well, the truth is that yes, depending on which sunscreen you are using you could end up shortening the life of your spray tan due to the ingredients drying out your skin and causing the tan to fade.
Most sunscreens need to be applied every few hours, especially after exposure to water.  Note that the FDA recommends an SPF of 15 or higher!  You may need a higher SPF depending on how fair your skin is.  
When choosing a sunscreen that won’t harm your spray tan, there are 2 ingredients you want to avoid: oil and alcohol.  Alcohol and the types of oils used in sunscreens are NOT moisturizing and will break down your tan! Unfortunately, most sunscreens contain at least one, if not both of these ingredients. I recommend that no matter which sunscreen you choose, you moisturize from head to toe with a good quality moisture cream,coconut oil, or lotion first.  Next apply one of these great sunscreens that have ditched the oil and alcohol, and therefore won’t dry out your skin or fade your tan:

Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen

This sunscreen lotion is available in SPF 30 and SPF 55. It contains NO oil or fragrance, so it is delicate on skin and spray tans. It is water resistant and protects from UVA/UVB sun rays. Although it is called “clear face,” it is perfect for use on the face AND body.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Bodymist Sunscreen

If you are looking for quick and convenient application, this spray on sunscreen may be for you. Also oil free, this sunscreen comes in SPF 30 and SPF 45 and is applied by way of a light mist. This sunscreen is ideal for the body (not the face) as it is easy to apply to hard-to-reach areas. This sunscreen contains a small amount of alcohol, so I recommend moisturizing skin with a thick, good quality moisturizer before application.

Coppertone Oil Free Faces and Oil Free Lotion

Coppertone has a line of oil-free sunscreens that are hypoallergenic and also contain no fragrance. Faces comes in SPF 30 and body comes in SPF 15. This sunscreen is also water resistant for up to 80 minutes. Keep in mind that long dips in the pool, ocean, or lake will dry out your skin and break down your spray tan faster, so keep swimming sessions short!

Murad Oil Free Sunscreen Broad Spectrum

This is a light weight formula that comes in SPF 30 for UVA/UVB protection. It is recommended for full body use, but is NOT water proof. You will need to reapply after swimming and toweling off. This sunscreen contains a small amount of alcohol, so be sure to use in addition to a good quality, thick moisturizer.

Loreal Advanced Suncare Quick Dry Sheer Finish Spray

An excellent option for easy application, this sunscreen is applied in a gentle mist and is alcohol and oil free. Available in SPF 50 and SPF 30, it provides broad spectrum protection from UVA/UVB rays. It is recommended for body and face, but is not water proof so will have to be applied after swimming.