How does the tanning process happen?
Our Mystic Tan system works by creating a response with the top layers of skin. Specially formulated Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) sugars, bronzer blend, aloe and moisturizers are finely misted on to the skin, which then reacts naturally with the protein in the top layers of the skin creating a golden bronze, healthy and soft, streak-free color.
Is the process safe for consumers?
Yes. All of the components in our tanning solution are approved by the FDA and have been used in food and/or cosmetics for several decades.
What about allergic reactions to chemicals used in the tanning solution?
All of the components in the Mystic Tan tanning solution have been used in cosmetics and food products for decades. These components are approved for use on the skin and are considered safe.
How is the tanning solution applied to the skin?
The Mystic Tan system is a full-body, DHA tanning process that utilizes a new misting technology. This is a revolutionary process that allows the system to apply a uniform amount of tanning solution to all parts of the body. When the special Mystic Tan solution passes through the system’s nozzles, the particles of solution are polarized making it cover all surfaces of the skin evenly. When the tanning process is finished, the user simply steps out of the booth, towels-off any excess mist, gets dressed, and exits. The result is a uniform, natural-looking tan in less than five minutes.
What is DHA?
Dihydroxyacetone is derived from a vegetable source, most likely sugar beets. Some German scientists in the 1920’s were experimenting with DHA [it's used in the X-ray process] and noticed that it turned the skin brown. In 1960, Coppertone introduced QT or Quick Tanning, a product that almost single-handedly destroyed the market for decades. In the 1970’s the Food and Drug Administration added DHA to their list of approved cosmetic ingredients. Then, sometime in the 1980’s, the cosmetic companies found a way to produce better results [browner, less orange] with DHA. The secret: better refining processes now produce higher quality, more predictable DHA.
Does it turn the skin orange?
No! In the past, self-tanners gave many individuals an unnatural orange glow and caused streaking. Most of these undesirable results were caused by improper or ineffective application techniques. Applying cremes and lotions by hand usually results in excessive amounts being absorbed in the skin. Excessive amounts applied in a single application can give an orange glow to the skin. Unnatural dark spots may also appear in dry or thick-skinned areas such as elbows, knees, and knuckles because these areas have a tendency to absorb more of the creme. Hand held spray-on applicators tend to run and cause streaking. This new technology used to apply the MagicTan solution assures that all areas of the body get a uniform coating of the solution in the exact quantity required in producing a golden brown tan.
What about people with fair skin that has never been able to tan?
The Mystic Tan system was designed specifically for individuals who can't or don't want to tan conventionally.
What happens if the mist gets into the user’s eyes?
We suggest keeping the eyes closed during the misting process, but there is nothing in the mist that is harmful to eyes.
Will it make the user feel sticky like lotions do?
No. Once the user leaves the Mystic Tan system and dries off, their skin will feel soft and pliable because of the moisturizing components. It will not feel sticky.
Is the user wet when getting out of the booth?
The mist applied in the Mystic Tan system is very fine, much like the mist floating in the air on a foggy day. By the time the user steps out of the booth most of the mist will have dried, but there may still be a few moist areas. They may see small droplets clinging to the body hair on arms or legs. This remaining moisture can be removed quite easily by toweling dry. There’s no worry about wiping off the solution with the towel. Toweling does not streak the tan, and any solution that comes off on the towel was excess and will not affect the tan.
Does the mist leave an unpleasant odor on the user?
No. Mystic Tan has a specially formulated solution that has pleasant odor.
Will the user get sick if they breathe during the session?
We recommend that users keep their mouth closed during the actual misting process, which lasts about 20 seconds. We make this recommendation because most individuals would prefer not to breathe in the mist even though there is nothing in it that would cause any harm. However, if there is a history of asthma or other respiratory illnesses we do not recommend tanning in the Mystic Tan system until consulting with a physician.
How long after the tanning session can the user put their clothes back on?
Once the user has towel dried there is little chance of the bronzer or DHA getting on their clothes. If they pursue any strenuous physical activity after the MagicTan session, perspiration may cause some of the bronzer to transfer to their clothing. Since the bronzer is completely water-soluble it will wash out.
Does this system cause freckles in people who usually freckle when tanning?
No. There is nothing in the Mystic Tan solution that will cause more freckles to break out. In fact, in most cases, freckles and blemishes become less pronounced because the lighter skin areas will darken and reduce the color differentiation between the blemishes and the rest of the skin.
Will the user get a better tan if they tan twice in the same day?
Yes. Tanning twice in the same day will create a darker tan, but we do not recommend back-to-back sessions. Tanning back to back does not give the DHA a chance to set between tans, and increases the chance that your tan may have an orange glow. Waiting 12 to 24 hours between tans will eliminate this potential problem.
How soon after the tanning session can the user shower?
We recommend that the user wait at least 3-6 hours after tanning to give the DHA enough time to fully set. If they shower earlier, they may diminish the intensity of the tan. When they do shower the initial tan created by the water-soluble bronzer will wash off, but the DHA will remain and create a long-term tan.
What are the ingredients of the Mystic Tan Solution?
Water (Aqua), Dihydroxyacetone, Ethoxydiglycol, Dipropylene Glycol, SD Alcohol 40-B, Propylene Glycol, Erythrulose, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Extract, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Citric Acid, Parfum (Fragrance), Caramel, (FD&C) Yellow 5 (CI 19140), (FD&C) Blue 1 (CI 42090), (FD&C) Red 4 (CI 14700).