A regular request Jade and Juli receive during training sessions is further information on different tanning lotion skincare ingredients. What do they do? What benefit do they bring to the skin as well as the tanning process? Therefore, below, Jade has listed some of the main key tanning lotion skincare ingredients featured in different tanning lotions. This also details how they improve the tanning process and overall feel and experience of a lotion.
Check out the second part of our ABC of tanning lotion skincare ingredients…
The vitamin E present in macadamia oil has many properties that may benefit skin. For example, it absorbs easily, making it a good moisturizer for very dry skin. This additionally enhances lotion spreadability, making it ideal for delivering Delayed bronzers for even coverage.
The addition of melanin into tanning lotions helps boost tan results faster. This is available in many tanning lotions, and is also essential for fair-skinned tanners to harness.
Found in: Dark Legs
This nourishing ingredient moisturises, protects, exfoliates, and cleanses skin. Oatmeal also helps boost collagen production, improves your skin complexion, and reduces skin inflammation. This therefore makes it ideal for those with sensitive skin.
Found in: Shea You Love Me
Olive Fruit Oil
This extract contains vitamin E, anti-oxidants, and compounds such as squalene and oleocanthal which may prevent ageing and repair skin damage. Olive oil is also hypoallergenic and ideal for hydration and lengthening the life of your tan.
Found in: Most Australian Gold lotions
Omega Fatty Acids
Omega fatty acids offer incredible benefits for the skin. They act as building blocks in the skin cells, strengthening the skin’s surface layers for a smoother, healthier and younger-looking complexion. Topical application of omega fatty acids additionally helps strengthen and smooth skin’s surface.
Orange contains citric acid that helps brighten the skin organically. This is also rich in vitamin C, making it ideal for combatting the signs of ageing.
Panthenol makes for a great moisturising ingredient. Research has shown that it decreases transepidermal water loss (water that evaporates through the skin). Products containing just 1% of panthenol can rapidly hydrate skin, resulting in a more supple feel and appearance.
Found in: many Australian Gold tanning lotions as part of its base, such as the Biosine Complex
Propolis smoothes out wrinkles and also has anti-aging properties. A huge role is played by antioxidants such as phenolic compounds and flavonoids which neutralise free radicals on the skin, for a more youthful complexion.
Found in: Bronze Accelerator
A natural starch polymer is used to create a primer effect. This combines with brightening agents to fill in imperfections and fine lines for a even, glowing complexion with a velvety, smooth after feel
Found in the Outback Collection
Raspberry Seed Oil
Rich in both essential fatty acids, raspberries are an excellent free radical scavenger, helping to protect the skin from daily environmental stress and prevent skin damage. Omega-3 fatty acids help the skin retain moisture, regulate oil production, and maintain elasticity.
Found in: Adorably Black
Red Algae Extract
Red Algae are rich in protein, vitamins and antioxidants, and are used in skincare to help clarify and clean the skin. This also has outstanding moisture-retaining properties and promotes a healthier skin barrier and helps replenish the skin’s natural hydration.
Found in: Australian Gold’s botanical sun cream, Making Waves
This non-comedogenic oil helps skin retain water, it leaves the skin radiant, soft, and smooth. Safflower oil also helps to enhance the texture and tone of the skin.
Found in: most tanning lotions
Sandalwood oil contains antioxidants that help maintain the buoyancy and structure of the skin cells. It also reduces dryness and replenishes the moisture in skin, increasing elasticity.
Found in: Hemp Nation Sea Salt and Sandalwood Tan Extender and Body wash
Ideal for those with dry skin, Sea Algae has water-binding properties and is full of natural minerals and vitamins, leaving it moisturised, plumper, and more youthful-looking.
Anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory, skin strengthening and soothing.
Found in: Making Waves
Rich in linoleic acid and fatty acids, Sesame Oil is ideal for promoting brighter, more radiant skin. This also has anti-inflammatory properties, and is rich in antioxidants for great skin care.
Found in: the base of many tanning lotions
High concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins make shea butter an ideal cosmetic ingredient for softening skin. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Using shea butter on your body, especially your face, can condition, tone, and soothe your skin.
Found in: the base of many tanning lotions
Shiitake mushrooms are anti-inflammatory, which makes them perfect for calming the skin. They are rich in B vitamins, and prevent collagen deterioration to improves the structure, and quality of collagen, for firmer skin. This also acts as a melanin precursor, boosting natural tan development.
Found in: Swedish Beauty Pink Spirit
Ideal for improve the spreadability of a tanning lotion for even coverage, deeper hydration and a lightweight feel to avoid matted body hair. Designer Skin is reputable for their premium silicone blends, ensuring lightweight, velvety-feeling lotions with no greasiness.
Found in: the base of many tanning lotions, namely Designer Skin
Sunflower Seed Oil
Sunflower seed oil is a great source of vitamin E, rich in nutrients and antioxidants, and is effective for combatting skincare issues like acne, inflammation, general redness and irritation of the skin. This also has emollient properties that help the skin retain its moisture.
Found in: the base of many tanning lotions, including Australian Gold’s Biosine Complex
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil contains many nutrients that are good for the skin, including vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and antioxidants. Using almond oil may help soothe and hydrate. Some also use almond oil to reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles and to treat skin conditions.
A key natural colour-booster which works to encourage deeper, faster melanin production for enhanced tan results. This is also rich in amino acids, to help build, repair and strengthen skin for the best skin condition possible.
Tea Tree Oil
This has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to reduce inflammation and enhance healing, as well as being rich in antioxidants for enhanced skincare. What’s more, Tea Tree Oil is ideal for pH balancing. This combats natural bacteria on the skin, to prevent after-tanning odours for a fresh feel and smell post-tanning session.
Found in: most tanning lotions as an After Tan Odour Inhibitor
Due to a lot of antioxidants and Vitamin B6 found in vanilla, it proves to be an excellent remedy for treating dull and dry skin. Using vanilla essential oil regularly can help to protect your skin from several environmental factors and also keeps it moisturised for a long period of time.
Violet is good for any type of skin, but especially for oily skin and helps to gently tighten and refine pores and can help reduce the appearance of imperfect skin. What’s more, Violet has a colour-correcting effect, combating brassy tones in the skin for an overall enhanced golden glow.
A popular immediate bronzing technology to deliver an instant glow on the skin.
Also useful as a guide colour for Delayed Bronzer tanning lotions, to ensure an overall even application with no patches left bare pre-tanning.
An obvious one, but an essential one! Water is key for lotion deliverance, and spreadability. This also ensures deep hydration, and refreshes skin.
Found in: all tanning lotions
These are essential for helping fight free radicals which makes your skin more radiant. Wild berries contain two main antioxidants that are in charge of detoxifying your body. They also hydrate, rejuvenate, and promote healthy hair growth.
Witch hazel has many benefits for skin, including relieving inflammation, tightening pores, and helping with razor bumps. It may also help reduce acne, since it can cleanse your skin of excess oil.
Found in: Australian Gold’s sunless products, Infamous