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DHA INFO

DHA sunless tanning has been recommended by The Skin Cancer Organization, American Academy of Dermatology, The American Cancer Society, The American Medical Society, and has been approved for cosmetic use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It has been used for over 30 years without any harmful effect. NOTE: IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO YOUR TANNING SESSION.
 
Sunless tanning is safe and proven method of obtaining a tan.  As with any personal product, sensitivity can occur but is very rare.  The active ingredient DHA or Dihydroxyacetone is derived from sugar beets and has been FDA approved for topical application and used for tanning creams since the 1960's.  DHA has also been used in food and cosmetics for decades.  When DHA comes in contact with the amino acids of the skin, it creates a natural chemical reaction that causes the skin to appear tanned.
 
DHA is not absorbed through the skin into the body and it has no known toxicity. DHA was first discovered by the Germans in the late 1920's when DHA spilled on the skin and produced a brown color. DHA has been listed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 1973, and has been used in cosmetic preparations for almost 30 years.
 

Sunless tanning products contain DHA in concentrations ranging from 1% to 15%. The artificial tan takes 2 to 4 hours to begin appearing on the skin surface, and will continue to darken for 24 hours.
 
Once the darkening effect has occurred, the tan will not sweat off or wash away with soap or water. It will fade gradually.  Exfoliation, prolonged water submersion, or heavy sweating can lighten the tan, as these all contribute to rapid dead skin cell exfoliation (the dead skin cells are the tinted portion of the sunless tan.)
 

 

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