Looking for a natural golden glow for your vacation or special event?

If so, sunless tanning is the perfect solution: quick, easy, & non-damaging to your skin.  

How does it work?

The principal-agent used in self-tanning formulas, dihydroxyacetone or DHA, creates a bronzed appearance by reacting with amino acids on the surface of the skin. What exactly is DHA? This active ingredient is naturally derived from plants such as beets and sugarcane. 

In addition to DHA, each solution contains a cosmetic bronzer that produces an immediate ‘tanned’ appearance. However, this bronzer will wash off during your first shower and the DHA develops over 8-24 hours. 

Are the products safe for my skin?

DHA is approved by the FDA for external application to the skin. (FDA: Sunless tanners, bronzers, DHA)

At The Wax Boutique, we use Norvell Sunless Tan Solutions, some of which are also organically derived and contain skin-firming and anti-aging vitamins. Additionally, all Norvell products are paraben-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free, sulfate-free, nut-free, and 100% vegan. (Norvell Tanning: Key Ingredients)

Please note that a sunless tan will not shield you from UV rays or protect the skin from the sun, so we strongly recommend using sunscreen any time you plan to have your skin exposed to the sun.  

Will I turn orange?

Norvell’s formula is specifically designed with violet brown-based bronzers to counteract orange coloring in order to achieve a natural, just off the beach™ look.

Your skin is guaranteed to look naturally darker without the ‘fake’ non-natural looking sunless color. We customize each sunless experience for all skin types in order to achieve the most natural-looking tan for you! 

How long will it last? 

A professional airbrush sunless tan may last up to 7 days with proper after-care. Your skin’s natural exfoliation process along with the before and after skincare regimen will affect longevity.

We recommend using a few Norvell after-care products such as the pH balanced cleanser and the skin-renewing body butter to help the tan last and fade evenly. DHA naturally dehydrates the skin, so a combination of the sunless solution, salt-water, and sun could fade the tan rather quickly, but Norvell’s body butter is formulated to rehydrate your skin. 

For more information visit: Norvell Tanning Guide or give us a call and we’ll ease any concerns you may have.