The active ingredients in spray tan solution are DHA (dihydroxyacetone) and Erythrulose. When sprayed on the skin, DHA reacts with the proteins in the skin’s superficial layer to form a golden-brown color. Your skin begins to darken 2-3 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
Erythrulose is similar to DHA as an active ingredient because it also produces color on the skin and is a naturally based sugar found in red raspberries. It works in combination with DHA to produce a tan that lasts longer, fades more evenly, and provides natural looking color for all skin types. Erythrulose continues to develop over 48 hours which extends the tan and creates the natural fade.
We block 30 minutes for your ease and comfort, but the process takes about 10-15 minutes.
Your even spray tan bronzing should last 5-7 days, depending on the condition of your skin, using a primer and moisturizing daily post session.
Yes! Take-home products from VersaSpa will enhance and extend your spray tanning results.
Exfoliate and shave the day before or the day of the spray tanning session (day before is preferred). The day of the spray tanning session, refrain from using moisturizers, perfumes, lotions, oils or deodorants that may create a barrier between the skin and the tanning solution. You may resume using these after your first shower or bath.
To give the DHA enough time to fully set, it is recommended to wait a minimum of 4 hours after a spray tanning session or up to 24 hours for the 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.
No! The advanced technology currently used in sunless tanning solutions is designed to ensure a natural, bronze glow. We will help you select the proper level of tanning solution to best match your skin tone.
VersaSpa spray tanning solutions use a breakthrough odor control technology designed to virtually eliminate the odor that may be present when the solution interacts with the skin.
No, the spray tanning solution which includes a cosmetic bronzer is water soluble and will be removed after the next wash in cold water. However, in som instances, the DHA in the tanning solution may permanently stain undergarments worn during the spray session - we provide disposable bottoms.