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CLICK ONE OF THE 3 OPTIONS BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RIGHT SPRAY TAN FOR YOU.
- Original Sunless
- Gimme Brown!™
- Express Tan
SINGLE ORGANIC SPRAY TAN – $44
(YOU CAN SHOWER IN EIGHT HOURS)
Temporary Atlas Tan – $44
EXPRESS ORGANIC SPRAY TAN – $54
(DRYS QUICKLY AND YOU CAN SHOWER IN TWO HOURS)
how does a spray tan work?
Dihydroxyacetone (or DHA for short) is the tanning ingredient in all self-tanning formulas. DHA creates a tanned appearance by developing a brown color on the surface of the skin thus creating a tanned appearance. DHA is a colorless 3-carbon sugar that when applied to the skin causes a chemical reaction with amino acids in the surface cells of the skin producing a darkening effect. DHA does not damage skin as it only affects the outermost cells of the epidermis, the outer layer of skin.
The development of color takes anywhere from 6 to 8 hours and the intensity of color is dependent upon the DHA concentration in the product as well as each person’s skin type. The tan typically lasts 5 to 7 days and begins to fade as the top layer of skin cells naturally sheds.
how long will my spray tan last?
The tan typically lasts 5 to 7 days (or up to 10 days when using Aviva Labs Tan-Extending Skincare products). The faster your skin cells turn over and shed from your body, the faster the sunless tan fades. The tan created by the DHA affects only the top layer of the skin and will begin to fade after 4 to 5 days as the skin naturally begins to shed. To get the longest life from a spray tan, it is crucial to exfoliate prior to the spray tan application and to moisturize daily after the application.
will i turn orange?
No. Our cosmetic bronzer is perfectly blended to give you that “just off the beach” look and our spray tan solution features a “what you see is what you get” effect meaning that the bronzer color they see initially exactly matches their resulting DHA spray tan. We also offer different DHA solutions in 8%, 10%, 12% and 14% DHA to insure that each client receives the proper amount of DHA for their skin tone.
do i still need to wear sunscreen when going out into the sun?
Absolutely! A spray tan does not protect the skin from UV rays from the sun.
is dha safe?
The sunless tanner dihydroxyacetone is currently the most popular way of gaining a tan-like appearance without sun exposure as it carries less health risks than any of the other available methods. To date, it is the only active ingredient approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for sunless tanning. The FDA has tested and approved DHA for use on the skin.
is it ok to spray tan if i am pregnant?
Spray tanning has not been tested on pregnant woman. Because of this we recommend that if your pregnant you should consult with and receive permission from your physician before receiving a DHA spray tan.
is sunless tanning allergy proof?
Dermatologists universally agree that the fewer the number of ingredients, the less likely the chance of an allergic reaction. Particularly in a spray on product, where inevitably the client will breathe some in, this is critical. Most competitors’ solutions contain 25-32 ingredients, but we have counted some as high as 40 ingredients. Aviva Labs’ formula contains just 13 ingredients. It is important to note that there is no such thing as a 100% allergy-proof product. However, we have dozens of salons & spas per week switch from competitors’ formulas to Aviva Labs specifically because the allergic reactions they were experiencing with the other solution goes away when they switch to Aviva Labs.
when should i exfoliate?
It is important to Exfoliate prior to your spray tanning experience, to ensure that all of the dead skin cells are removed and to clean off any oils or impurities. This will leave the skin smooth and allow the DHA to best adhere to the skin. After your spray tan, you should be moisturizing daily to prevent the skin cells from shedding.
when should i shower after getting a spray tan?
Most DHA sunless solutions take about 8 hours to completely develop and therefore, clients should not shower until after 8 hours from the time they are sprayed. If you want a quicker finish you should opt for the Aviva’s Rapid Solution. With this express tan you are able to shower after just 4 hours. Because a DHA tan takes 8 hours to completely develop, no matter how quickly you shower; you should expect to see your full tan results after 8 hours.
why is it important to moisturise after spray tanning?
It is important to keep your skin moisturized after sunless tanning, as dry flaky skin will shed faster and the tan will fade sooner. To slow down the body’s natural exfoliation process, it is essential to moisturize daily. Moisturizing can also extends the life of the tan by 1 to 3 days and help the spray tan fade evenly.
will there be an odor?
No, as Aviva Labs sunless solution (unlike most competitors’ solutions) is fragrance-free.
will the spray from a spray tanning application come off on my clothes?
We recommend that you wear loose-fitting, darker clothes after your spray session to minimize the chance of the bronzer transferring to clothing. When using a spray solution with bronzer, some of the bronze color may rub off on clothing or bed sheets. However, this is very rare when using Aviva Labs spray tanning solution. Vogue Magazine even nicknamed Aviva Labs as “The Bedsheet Saver.”
The Bedsheet Saver: “Perfect for faketan-phobics, Aviva Labs Airbrush Sunless Tanning Solution is a clever water-based formula that’s non-sticky and quick-drying,it’s like it never happened – except that the natural-looking color starts to develop instantly… and it won’t rub off on clothes or Egyptian cotton sheets.” -Vogue Australia, June 2010
will spray tan solution stain my hair?
No. Most people will not see any effect on the color of their hair. Clients with light blonde or gray hair may see some initial discoloration from the bronzer but this color will wash out after their first shower.
how long does a spray tan take to dry?
The Aviva Labs solution dries the fastest in the industry because it is oil-free. Our spray tan dries in seconds.
I went for a spray tan and am thrilled with the results! Getting a spray tan can be an uncomfortable situation but Rachel was so professional and knowledgeable that i felt at ease. The color and application are perfect and after several bad spray tan experiences at other places i am thrilled to find someplace i can frequent with confidence.