Collection: FAKE TAN

Discover the glowing benefits of our Face Tan, enriched with watermelon water and watermelon seed oil. Unlike ordinary water, watermelon water boosts hydration with vitamins and antioxidants, enhancing the natural tanning process for an even, glowing complexion. Our Face Tan nourishes your skin, giving you that sun-kissed luminosity with every use. Ready to introduce a burst of watermelon freshness into your beauty routine?

Welcome to the Glow: Face Tan Overview

Looking for that perfect sun-kissed glow without the sun? Dive into the science of face tanning with Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), the key ingredient behind your flawless tan.

DHA is a simple sugar that interacts magically with the dead cells in the top layer of your skin. This interaction causes a natural darkening of your complexion through a process known as the Maillard reaction. It's completely safe and temporary, giving you a beautiful golden tan without any UV damage. So, achieve that radiant glow safely and effortlessly whenever you want it.

What to Look For in Facial Tanners:

  • Non-comedogenic: Steer clear of ingredients like mineral oils or certain silicones that could clog your pores. 
  • Skincare Boost: Tanning can stress your skin, so look for tanners with a skincare bonus. Antioxidants like vitamin E or green tea extract can protect against environmental damage, while hydrators like aloe or glycerin keep your skin smooth and supple.
  • Face vs. Body Formulas: Face tans are designed to be lighter and absorb faster, letting you build colour gradually to get just the right amount of glow without overwhelming your skin.

Choosing the right face tan means you can enhance your natural beauty safely, blending skincare with sunless tanning for a flawless finish. Ready to glow?

What are the different face tanning options?

When you're aiming for that perfect facial glow, it's essential to understand that not all fake self tanners are created equal.

Texture and Formula Nuances: Each type of facial tanner brings its own benefits:

  • Tanning Lotions and Creams provide deep hydration, making them ideal for dry or mature skin that needs a little extra moisture.
  • Serums and Gels are a favorite for oily and combination skin thanks to their light, fast-absorbing nature that leaves no residue behind.
  • Face Tanning Drops: Customisable and versatile, face tanning drops are perfect for those who want control over their tan intensity. Just add a few drops to your regular moisturiser or serum to achieve a tailored glow. 
  • Mists and Waters stand out for their effortless application. They offer a uniform spray that distributes the tanner evenly, reducing streaks and ensuring a smooth, even tan. Plus, they're refreshing to apply, cooling the skin while also hydrating it lightly—perfect for a quick touch-up or a gradual build of colour.
  • Tanning Mousse: Self-tanning mousse offers a lightweight, airy texture that spreads smoothly and is easy to apply. Ideal for achieving an instant, even tan, mousse formulas are often preferred for their quick-drying properties and minimal transfer, making them a great choice for a no-fuss, flawless finish.

Navigating Ingredients: Choosing the right face tanner also means avoiding harsh ingredients that could harm sensitive facial skin:

  • Steer clear of Parabens and Phthalates: These are often found in beauty products but can cause irritation and other skin concerns.
  • Avoid Heavy Silicones: They might smooth and soften, but they can also clog pores and trigger breakouts.

Skincare-Infused Tanners: The best face tans are those infused with skincare benefits. These products not only enhance your glow but also take care of your skin. Key ingredients include:

  • Vitamin B5 (Panthenol): Known for its moisturising properties, vitamin B5 helps to keep the skin hydrated and soft, ensuring a smooth and even tan application.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: This powerhouse ingredient attracts and retains moisture, helping to plump and hydrate the skin, which is essential for flawless tan application and longevity.
  • Watermelon Extract and Watermelon Seed Oil: Rich in antioxidants and vitamins A and C, watermelon extract and seed oil nourish the skin, providing protection against environmental stressors and promoting a healthy, radiant complexion.

By carefully selecting ingredients like these, face tanners can deliver both beautiful colour and nourishing skincare benefits, ensuring that your glow is not only gorgeous but also good for you. Ready to glow smarter?

Is It OK to Put Fake Tan on Your Face?

Absolutely! But ensure you use products specifically formulated for facial skin. Here's why: Facial skin is more sensitive and exposed, necessitating a gentler approach to avoid irritation.

Face tanners are designed to be lighter in texture and are often enriched with skincare ingredients that not only enhance your tan but also promote skin health.

For example, hyaluronic acid hydrates deeply, ensuring the tan applies evenly and smoothly, while vitamin B5 (panthenol) helps retain this moisture, strengthening the skin's barrier function and enhancing elasticity. This combination prevents the patchiness often associated with drier skin and ensures a smoother, more natural-looking tan.

Additionally, ingredients like vitamin E serve as antioxidants to protect the skin from environmental damage during the tanning process.

So yes, it's perfectly fine to tan your face. Look for tanners that blend effective tanning with skincare benefits to keep your glow flawless and healthy.

Why Xanthan Gum is a Game-Changer in Face Tanning Water Mists

In a face tanning water mist, xanthan gum still plays a pivotal role. While it's renowned for thickening creams and lotions in a mist, xanthan gum helps to maintain a light yet cohesive spray that disperses evenly across your face.

This even dispersion is crucial for preventing droplets from clustering into larger spots, which could lead to uneven tanning results.

By stabilising the formula, xanthan gum ensures that each mist delivers a fine, consistent spray, giving you a seamless, sun-kissed glow that looks effortlessly natural. So yes, even in a lighter formulation like a tanning water mist, xanthan gum is your ally for that perfect, streak-free tan.

How to tan your face with fake tan: A Face Mist Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Prepare Your Skin

  • Begin with a clean, exfoliated face to ensure an even surface and remove any dead skin cells that could cause patchiness. It is not recommended to use an tanning exfoliating mitt on the face, as it will damage the delicate face skin.
  • Hydrate particularly dry areas such as the eyebrows and hairline with a light moisturiser to prevent uneven colour absorption.

Step 2: Apply the Face Mist

  • Shake the face mist bottle well to mix the tanning solution, ensuring the active ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Always patch test first. Hold the bottle approximately 20 centimetres from your face and spray in a sweeping motion to ensure full coverage. For a more even application, use an application mitt, makeup sponge or brush to lightly blend the mist, especially around the hairline and jawline.

Step 3: Let the Tan Develop

  • Allow the tan to develop according to the product's instructions, typically ranging from a few hours to overnight. During this time, avoid touching your face and refrain from applying makeup or getting your face wet to ensure the tan sets perfectly.
  • Once the development time is up, your radiant, evenly-applied tan is ready to show off!

How Does Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) Work to Tan the Skin?

Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, is the active ingredient in most self-tanning products, and it works through a fascinating chemical reaction that tans the skin without the need for sun exposure. Here's the science behind how DHA creates that sought-after glow:

DHA is a simple carbohydrate that interacts with the amino acids in the dead layer of the skin, known as the stratum corneum. This interaction occurs through a process called the Maillard reaction, which is similar to what happens when you toast bread or roast coffee. During this reaction, DHA causes the amino acids in the skin to darken, producing a pigment called melanoidins.

This results in the temporary appearance of a tan that can last several days until the skin naturally exfoliates itself. The depth of the tan depends on the concentration of DHA used in the product, allowing for various shades from light to deep bronze.

This tanning process is entirely on the surface and does not involve skin damage from UV rays, making it a safer alternative to traditional sun tanning or tanning beds. Thus, DHA provides a realistic-looking tan with the added benefit of avoiding the harmful effects associated with UV exposure, such as premature aging and skin cancer.

What Should You Look for in a Facial Tanner to Prevent Clogged Pores?

When selecting a facial tanner, preventing clogged pores is crucial, especially for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin. Here are the key factors to consider:

  • Non-comedogenic Ingredients: Choose facial tanners that are non-comedogenic. This means they are formulated not to block pores, which is vital for maintaining clear skin. Avoid ingredients like mineral oil and certain silicones, which can sit heavily on the skin and lead to breakouts.
  • Oil-free Formulas: Opt for oil-free tanning options. These formulas are less likely to cause congestion in the pores and are suitable for oily and combination skin types that are more prone to acne.
  • Added Skincare Benefits: Look for tanners that contain beneficial skincare ingredients. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid provide hydration without heaviness, and salicylic acid can help to gently exfoliate and keep pores clear. Antioxidants like vitamin E or green tea extract can protect the skin from environmental damage while soothing and enhancing the skin's overall health.
  • Lightweight Textures: Serums, gels, and mists are excellent choices for the face as they tend to be lighter than creams and lotions. These products absorb quickly and leave less residue, reducing the risk of clogging pores while still providing an even tan.

What are the benefits of watermelon water in face tan products?

Our Fruity Reboot-Y Face Tanning Mist, where watermelon isn't just a fruit but a revolutionary skincare elixir. Enriched with watermelon extract, this face tan mist offers more than a simple hydrating spritz. The watermelon extract is a treasure trove of vitamins and antioxidants, including vitamin C and lycopene, which work tirelessly to protect your skin against environmental damage and to rejuvenate it on a cellular level.

Using a face tan mist that is high in watermelon extract means imbuing your skin with moisture and essential nutrients that promote a smoother, more even tan while simultaneously enhancing your skin's natural resilience and texture.

This blend of deep hydration and potent botanical nutrients ensures that each application not only deepens your tan but also enriches your skin, leaving it luminous and healthily glowing. Dive into the freshness of watermelon with Fruity Rebooty and turn every tanning session into a nourishing ritual for your skin.

What is the best face tanning mist?

When scouting for the ultimate face tanning spray, here's what to keep in mind, complete with tips on how to identify these qualities:

  • Even Application: Choose mists with a fine, consistent spray nozzle to ensure uniform coverage and a streak-free tan.
  • Hydrating Ingredients: Look for hydration like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, or watermelon water—key indicators that the mist will keep your skin moist and the tan even.
  • Fast-Drying Formula: Ingredients like alcohol denat. can help the mist dry quicker, reducing the wait time and the risk of smudging. Check for quick-absorbing components listed early in the ingredient list.
  • Natural Ingredients: Opt for products boasting components like organic aloe vera or natural plant extracts, which are gentle on the skin and lower the risk of irritation.
  • Pleasant Fragrance: Essential oils or fruit extracts can enhance the sensory experience, making the application process more enjoyable. Avoid synthetic fragrances if you have sensitive skin.
  • Buildable Color: Mists that allow for layering without caking or patchiness offer control over the tan's intensity. Look for terms like "buildable" or "gradual" on the packaging.
  • Skin Benefits: Antioxidants and vitamins like vitamin C from Kakadu plum or vitamin B5 can be beneficial. These ingredients not only enhance the tan but also improve skin health.

Fruity Reboot-y Face Tanning Mist is the Top Choice for Face Tanning Mist:

Fruity Rebooty is the best self tanner in Australia! It delivers a perfectly even application and drenches your skin with hydration thanks to watermelon water and hyaluronic acid. Quick to dry and beautifully scented with natural extracts, it transforms your tanning routine into a refreshing beauty boost.

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