Sukin Sunless Bronzing Gel 200ml
Specifically designed to encourage a natural looking tan, Sukin Sunless Bronzing Gel boasts caramel for instant colour, aloe vera for instant skin hydration and the gentle bronzing active dihydroxyacetone* (from sugar cane/sugar beets), to gradually develop a radiant glow. Free from the unpleasant smell associated with many tanning products, this quick drying, non-greasy gel is enriched with Australian lemon myrtle and lime oils for an invigorating fragrance.
For all their beauty, the Australian beaches, sun and harsh climate can make sun exposure a dangerous sport in itself. Now, there's a natural way to tan, safely and conveniently, with Sukin's latest addition to the body care range.
Suitable for the face & body and for all skin types, including sensitive.
Purified Water (Aqua) Alcohol Denat. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Glycerin Dihydroxyacetone Xanthan Gum Caramel Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Leaf Oil Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Benzyl Alcohol Sodium Citrate Citric Acid Citral Limonene (Natural component of essential oil)
*Active ingredient - Dihydroxyacetone (DHA)
What is it?
DHA is a plant sourced simple carbohydrate and can come from either a sugar (eg sugar cane, sugar beet) or vegetable derived glycerin, found in a number of vegetable oils.
Is it safe?
DHA is deemed the safest self-tanning active as it does not penetrate the skin‘s outer layer (epidermis) and interestingly, it is the only self-tanning active to be approved by the US Food & Drug Administration. For this reason, the skin darkening effect is non-toxic, does not damage the skin and is ideal for those with sensitive skins.
How does it work?
DHA is a colourless sugar that undergoes a natural reaction with the skin‘s amino acids, part of the keratin protein layer of the skin. This produces a darkening effect to the skin and can vary from yellow to brown dependent on the amino acids as well as quantity of the active applied.
How long does it last?
A colour change should be noticeable within a few hours of application, however darkening may take up to 24 hours to develop. As the skin darkens only on the epidermis, the life of the colour will depend on the individual and the natural shedding of skin cells. Colour should last for approx. 3-4 days with 1-2 applications. Combined with natural moisturisers such as Aloe Vera to soothe & nourish the skin, promoting a smooth, even skin surface for colour distribution.