What is DHA?
DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) is the active ingredient in self-tanning products. It is a sugar molecule that reacts to the amino acids on the surface of the skin. The level of DHA controls how dark and natural the colour looks. Other tanning brands uses a high level of DHA that is carefully formulated to create a natural looking tan – balanced with moisturisers to guarantee a smooth, streak-free application and glow.
How safe is DHA?
The actual levels of DHA are low on OTC products therefore are considered safe, non-toxic and not carcinogenic.
Are there any side effects with tanning products?
As with any skin cream it is advisable to carry out a patch test (suggest on inside of wrist) before applying to your body. Side effects may result in irritation dermatitis & drying of skin for some individuals. It is not recommended for asthmatics to use tanning sprays without wearing face masks.
What makes Jbronze products better than other products?
Jbronze is a natural range full of natural oils, extracts and vitamins. Our range has been designed to not only tan the skin but to nourish & hydrate as well. Jbronze is well known for its seamless colour & patch free fade.
The Jbronze range is Vegan friendly, Paraben and Palm oil free and our products made in Australia.
Do Jbronze products have a shelf life?
Yes. On each product you will find an opened jar symbol with a number inside. This number is the useful lifetime of the product after its package has been opened for the first time.
Eg: 6M = use product up to 6 months after opening.
What is the difference between self-tanning mousses, tanning oil, & gradual tanning creams?
Jbronze Luxe Tanning Oil is a light, quickly to dry and wearable product, suitable to apply again whenever you need to.
Self – tanning mousses and creams dry in seconds to reveal a natural looking tan. They need to be washed off at a time indicated in the directions for each product and for the desired colour you are wanting. You can choose a light, medium or dark tan.
Our Gradual tanning cream may be used to moisturise and add a tan to your skin. Use daily to keep your tan from fading. Maybe used in conjunction with the tanning mousses.
How do I apply Jbronze products?
The application of the Jbronze range varies from product to product. Please see the ‘directions’ section next to each of our products on the website and/or the actual Jbronze product when you purchase it. You’ll also find directions printed on the back of each product.
Further to this, please see Jen’s Tanning Tips on the website for some great pointers.
Which colour should I choose light, medium or dark?
There is no “one shade suits all”. Skin tones vary and the condition and preparation of your skin play an important part. We recommend starting with the medium colour. You may want to do a skin patch test first.
Can I use tanning products on my face?
Yes. The Jbronze Flawless Face is specifically designed for your face & neck. Other products can be used on the face however we’d always recommend you exercise a patch test before applying. When applying product to your face, please make sure that your skin has been gently exfoliated prior, is clean (free from any other product) and is completely dry.
How long do I have to wait before showering?
Please check each Jbronze bottle for specific instructions & recommendations.
Can I swim after applying Jbronze products?
After your tan has developed (as per the particular products recommended development time) & you have showered – yes you can swim. Please note** however that chlorinated pools are likely to cause the tan to fade. It is advised that you gently pat dry after swimming & moisturize to encourage the longevity of your tan.
Will my tan go patchy if I exercise?
Your tan should stay even and streak-free while exercising, however heavy sweating on a regular basis can result in fading.
How long will my tan last?
It should last between 5 – 7 days, and with good preparation and moisturising it can last even longer. However, everyone’s skin naturally exfoliates at a different rate.
How often can I apply self-tanning products?
If after 3-5 days your tan is fading, you may do a light exfoliation and re-apply.
How can I maintain my tan?
We recommend using gradual tanning cream after your shower or swimming.
Will I get burnt if I don’t wear a sunscreen?
Yes. Our products do not contain a sunscreen so normal precautions must be taken.
Can I use Jbronze if I am pregnant?
DHA affects the top layer of the skin and shouldn’t have any harmful effects while pregnant. If you’re unsure check with your doctor first. Do not apply to the breast area if breastfeeding as a precaution. It would be advised to do a patch test on your skin as hormone levels can fluctuate throughout pregnancy.
Will Jbronze colour my clothing?
We recommend wearing loose, dark clothing for up to 8 hours while your tan develops. Until washing the excess tan off, please be mindful that the colour may transfer onto items of clothing or bedding. Jbronze products dry quickly and any transfer will be minimal.
Are Jbronze products tested on animals?
We do not test our products on animals.
Are Jbronze products suitable for all ages?
Yes, our products are suitable for all ages. We recommend all users & especially under 16 to do a patch test first to check for skin irritation.
Where can we purchase Jbronze products?
Right here on our website! Or you can visit a range of retail outlets as per our Stockists Page.
What causes a tan to go orange on my skin?
Several factors may be the cause including the pH balance of your skin, too much tanning solution used, solution left on for too long or DHA levels too high for your skin type.