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The Big O Nobody Is Talking About

The Big O Nobody Is Talking About

The term organic is really becoming overused these days, would you agree?  And while I personally think it is a good thing that the world is becoming more health conscious, I find it a bit misleading that companies are claiming to have or sell organic products when they aren’t truly organic.  As an owner of an Airbrush Tanning business I find it annoying when I see people in our industry touting their organic solution while I know they are just using misleading marketing.

Let me explain some things.  First, products that don’t have a USDA Organic Seal only have to be made of 70% organic ingredients.  The other 30% don’t have to be natural at all.  That is a third of their ingredients.  I don’t know about you but if I am paying organic prices I want 100% organic solution.  

Secondly, there is one main ingredient that all spray tan solutions have.  It’s called dihydroxyacetone or DHA or as I like to call it “Sunshine in a bottle”! This is the ingredient that keeps you tan after you have taken a shower.  DHA is what makes tanning solution more than just a cosmetic bronzer.  It is also the one ingredient that can’t be 100% organic.  

There are plenty of good solutions out there but you need to make sure that your tanning company is using them.   The products you don’t want in your solution are:


Mineral oils


Artificial perfumes 

Artificial preservatives

 I would strongly suggest talking with your spray tan professional and find out what is in the solution they are using on you.  Make sure that since the ingredients can’t be all organic that they are a more natural alternative.  I use solution make of red wine powder and grape skin.  I mean, I love wine so much even my solutions are made out of it. 

 I find it extremely important for business owners to be honest with their customers.  And while good quality solutions with more natural ingredients aren’t cheap they are worth it to your clients.  My clients love, know and trust the fact that I use the best solutions on the market.  So the next time you book a spray tan or an airbrush talk with them about their solution.  Don’t let them charge you more just because they throw the word organic into their service.  #Knowbeforeyouglow  

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What are the Benefits of Spray Tanning?

• It is safe and UV free.  No exposure to UVA or UVB rays.

• It is recommended by dermatologist and approved by the FDA.

• Spray tanning is quick and only takes 15 minutes.  You are tan immediately versus laying in a tanning bed for days or spending hours out in the sun.

• Airbrushing offers a flawless application that can not be duplicated by rub in tanning lotions.  There is no odor, streaks, or risk of turning orange.

• You can have a custom color of a golden glow or brownish tan.

• Lasts 7-10 days from the first day of application.  No more waiting for your burn to turn into a tan or dealing with unsightly pealing.

• You will look and feel great which will boost your confidence tremendously.  Your teeth will also appear to be whiter without taking a trip to the dentist.  Airbrushing can conceal many blemishes and imperfections on your skin as well.

• You can go on with your day immediately because the solution dries quickly.

• You can tan all year long because the level of darkness can change with the seasons which insures you always look natural, even in the winter.

• You preserve your skin and reduce your risk of pre-mature aging.  Why would anyone want to help wrinkles come sooner than they should?

• All of the products I use are organic and paraben free.  Many of them also have aloe vera and anti-aging agents in them to help moisturize your skin for optimal health.  Please be sure to let me know if you have sensitive skin or allergies to particular products.