Glossary

Lotion – Lotions are essential to the overall tanning process because healthy skin tans better. Today’s tanning lotions are full of vitamins, botanicals, essential oils, and anti-oxidants, which help restore depleted moisture to the skin.

Gel – For those with oily skin, gel provides easy application because it is quick absorbing and is primarily used for individuals with oily skin.

Spray – Tanning product applied in a fine mist.

Oil – Oil is quick absorbing and offers easy application. Tanning products with oil penetrate deep into the skin and provide essential moisture, which helps amplify color.

Mousse – An aerosol foam that goes on with ease and dries quickly.

Tingle – Products with tingle stimulate and increase microcirculation of the skin for greater, more intense tanning results. Tingle products are available in varying degrees of intensity and are recommended for the advanced tanner only, and should not be applied to the face.
John Abate’s tingle factor is stated on their products. Ultimate’s Inferno is an example of an extreme tingle factor while Devoted Creation’s Bleeding Love Blush is on the lower end of the tingle intensity and an excellent choice for first time tingle users.

Shimmer – Shimmer is a cosmetic enhancer, which accentuates your tanning results with a radiant glow.

Hemp – Hemp Seed Oil is the closest oil to the oil that the skin produces available on the market. This multi-beneficial ingredient hydrates skin with a highly evolved balance of fatty acids, amino acids, and vital nutrients. This also helps the skin for increased translucency for UV penetration.

Bronzer – Bronzers can supplement a tan in two ways. Either with a light self tanner (DHA) that delivers additional color in 2-4 hours while a natural tan develops, and/or with cosmetic bronzers that provide immediate color.
Hot Mess Ultra-Bronzing lotion contains DHA a sunless tanning ingredient that compliments your tan 2-4 hours after your tanning session.
Pure-fektion Ultra Dark Bronzing Amplifier by Norvell not only contains DHA sunless tanning ingredient but also a bronzer for instant gratification.

Cooling – Cooling tanning lotions contain special skin cooling ingredients that counteract the heat of a hot action product and the heat of a tanning bed by drawing warmth away from the skin.
John Abate’s Platinum Zero and Australian Gold’s Iced Creme Accelerator are two examples of a cooling tanning lotion.

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