The Science Behind the Product
The DHA that we use in our Bronzing Coconut Milk is derived from environmentally-friendly plant sources. It provides a water-resistant, long-lasting tan. DHA reacts with the proteins of your cells which, in turn, darkens the shade of the cell.
Benefits of DHA
Natural and water resistant: the tan gradually fades as the dead cells of the horny layer flake off.
Fast and long lasting: the color change is visible within a few hours and lasts over 3-7 days. Repeated applications every 2 to 3 days maintain the intensity of the tan.
Light/medium/Dark: Control your tanning shade: skin coloration is proportional to the number of applications and concentration of DHA.
Erythrulose is a natural keto-sugar which reacts with free primary or second amino groups in the upper layers of the epidermis. This reaction produces a color comparable to the appearance of a natural sun tan. Erythrulose produces a less intense, but longer lasting tan than DHA. This is why the combination of Erythrulose and DHA is ideal in a self-tanning product. This ingredient also helps to overcome known disadvantages of self-tanning, such as streaking and skin drying. When combined with DHA, Erythrulose leads to a more reliable and pleasing self-tanning experience.
When combined with DHA, Erythrulose produces a longer-lasting tan than just DHA on its own.
ALGOTAN (WATER & HYDROLYZED ALGIN & MAGNESIUM SULFATE & MANGANESE SULFATE)
Algotan is a blend of ingredients that induce tanning without UV. At the same time, Algotan protects cells against UV damage and helps protect the skin’s immunity against UV. Usually UV triggers the production of endothelin, a messenger promoting melanin production. Algotan acts like endothelin without the need for UV.
Endothelin activates tyrosinase, which ultimately increases melanin production.