We don't need to tell you that lounging by the pool slathered in tanning oil or baking yourself in those giant microwaves is a questionable life choice, you already knew that. But are at-home self tanners always a safer way to get bronzed? Chances are you've probably been a little curious about what ingredients are required to change your skin tone. While some self tanners may pose less risk than basking in UVA and UVB rays, that doesn't mean you should automatically give them the green light. We always encourage you to embrace your natural beauty but if you want to live out your inner beach babe fantasies, be sure to be on the lookout for these ingredients in your sunless tanning products first -
3-DIOL: is an antimicrobial preservative that works by forming formaldehyde in cosmetic products.In the U.S. approximately 20% of cosmetics and personal care products contain a formaldehyde-releaser and the frequency of contact allergy to these ingredients is much higher among Americans compared to studies in Europe.
Fragrance: Are we still talking about this one!? Stay far away from this undisclosed chemical cocktail. There is no way to know what chemicals have been used because the FDA only requires manufacturers to list them as “Fragrance.” They may include ingredients related to cancer, birth defects, nervous system disorders, neurotoxicity, and allergic reactions.
Parabens: A fragrance ingredient that acts as a preservative. Parabens mimic estrogen and can act as potential hormone (endocrine) system disruptors.
Ditch the self tanners filled with these pesky ingredients and switch to one that not only smells heavenly, but is actually good for you! Suntegrity has changed the way you tan by infusing botanical extracts (including Goji, Acai, Mangosteen, & Noni), hydrating organic oils, nourishing vitamin E, and antioxidants into a luxurious sunless tanning lotion that is healthier and better than a real tan. This natural self tanner will have you looking like you’ve been on a beach holiday without exposing your precious skin to the sun’s harmful rays. We've had our die-hard self tanning clients testing it out all year and they have nothing but rave reviews. Come try it for yourself this Spring!