How does the tanning process happen?
Our MagicTan 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,
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
What about allergic reactions to
chemicals used in the tanning solution?
All of the components in the MagicTan 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 MagicTan 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 MagicTan
solution passes through the system’s 40 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
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
Does it turn the skin
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 MagicTan system was designed specifically for individuals who
can't or don't want to tan conventionally.
What happens if the mist gets into the
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
No. Once the user leaves the MagicTan 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
The mist applied in the MagicTan 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
No. MagicTan has a specially formulated solution that has pleasant
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 MagicTan 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 MagicTan 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.
the ingredients of the Magic Tan Solution?
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).