Everything you need to know about using the gel

Everything you need to know about using the gel

Keen to use our tanning gel SPF15 but a bit unsure exactly how to use them? Don’t stress! We've put together this detailed guide to answer all your FAQs... From pro tips on how, when and where to apply to important blender questions, this is your ultimate bible. Let the tan-formation begin!

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1. How do I dispense the product?

It's very simple, just twist the lid slightly to open it and take out a little bit with your hand or spoon.

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2. Where can I use gel? 

Tan gel are designed to be used as a gradual self-tanner on the face, neck and decolletage. They deliver natural-looking, buildable colour and a truly custom facial tan. For glowing, even tone body looks, you can also mix them with your favourite body lotion. However we recommend the use of  peach fragrance intensive boost tanning to achieve a deep, rich hue with a single application.

3. When should I apply them?

The best part about our gel, it can be applied at any time of day! “Apply in the morning for a healthy glow during the day, or at night for a next-day-ready result!

While your tan will start to show up after about 2 hours, it takes 8 hours for it to fully set. Facial movement and layering products during this time may affect the result, so to be sure to let the magic happen uninterrupted.

4. How many gel should I use?

There is no 100% clear cut answer to this one, as it depends on your skin tone and how often you’re using the gel. However, for face/neck/duodenum we recommend fairer skin to start with 0.1ml - remember you can apply daily to enhance skin tone - while medium to darker skin tones should start with 0.2ml. But don’t fret too much. Since it’s a gradual tanner gel that gives a gorgeous, gradual fade, you really can’t mess things up!

Recommendation: "For best results, apply a pea-sized amount of moisturizer to the palm of your hand. Mix and apply evenly to face, neck and décolletage."

Another thing to note is that you can feel free to experiment with the gel to find the amount that works best for you, but don’t apply too much gel at a time.

5. How often do I apply them?

It’s totally up to you! You can definitely use tan gel up to twice daily for a gorgeous glow, but 2 or 3 times a week is also fine. You might, for example, want to use 3 days running to build up to your ideal tan, then maintain this by applying a reduced number of gel every second day.

One thing to remember: your face fades faster than your body due to the twice-daily cleansing and use of products like chemical exfoliants. Tan gel are the perfect way to top up colour and combat faux tan fade out!

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6. Can I apply gel directly to skin?

The simple answer to this is: "Yes."  tan gel to ensure even application and a natural, all-over glow.  Our gels are also packed with hyaluronic acid, so they're a great way to enhance your skincare routine and create a healthy, radiant complexion.

7. What can I mix them with?

Tan gel can be mixed with your favourite moisturiser, night cream or serum for even more skin benefits AND a gradual, buildable glow. Simply squeeze the product into the palm of your hand, remove the desired amount of gel, mix until the gel disappears, and apply the serum/moisturizer to your skin. If you do apply tan gel in the morning instead of at night? Remember that a faux glow offers no additional sun protection and make sure you always follow with your SPF!


8. Anything I should do before applying gel?

For longer lasting results, highly recommends gently exfoliating before use.

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9. How should I apply them?

Application is best done using your hands, but you can also use a sponge or other type of applicator if you prefer. Mix as described above, apply, and – If going hands on – make sure you wash your hands immediately afterwards to avoid muddy palms.

10. Any products to avoid whilst using gel?

A good rule of thumb: Avoid products with Vitamin A (retinol), B, C, D, AHAs and BHAs as they may exfoliate your tan, causing it to appear uneven and fade faster.

On the other hand, to boost your tan results, opt to mix with peptide-rich moisturisers/lotions.

11. Anything I shouldn't do after applying gel?

For best results you should wait for your tan gel to set before cleansing skin or applying makeup. This is why it might be more convenient to apply at night. If morning application is more convenient though, go for it. For uniform results, advises to avoid exercise or other sweat-inducing activities for up to 2-hours after application, as the sweat may rinse the product off.

Pro-tip: It’s best to avoid layering products on top of tan gel. This applies for most products, but NOT for sunscreen! Never skip the SPF.

12. How do I remove gel?

If for some (inexplicable) reason you do want to shorten the lifespan of your tan, use an exfoliator or use a tan remover! While toners and micellar water might contain active ingredients that could potentially cause the tan to fade, it's best advised to use an exfoliator/tan remover and follow with a gentle face wash to remove any excess product on the skin.

Check out more tan tips & tricks here!

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Choosing the Best Sunless Tanner for Sensitive Skin

For individuals with sensitive skin, selecting the right sunless tanner is crucial. Here are some key factors to help you find the best sunless tanner for sensitive skin:

  1. All-Natural Face Tanner: Opt for sunless tanners that are free from chemical additives and harsh ingredients to ensure gentleness on sensitive skin.

  2. Best Sunless Tanner for Sensitive Skin: Look for products specifically formulated for sensitive skin, which typically omit fragrances, alcohol, and other potential allergens.

  3. Ideal Tan for Fair Skin: If you have fair skin, choosing a sunless tanner suited to your complexion is essential. This ensures a natural, even tan without any orange or unnatural hues.

  4. Best Tanning Oil for Outdoor Use: If you frequently engage in outdoor activities, select a tanning oil designed for outdoor use. These products often feature waterproof and sweat-resistant properties, ideal for extended periods in the sun.

  5. Dihydroxyacetone-Free Natural Tanner: Seek out natural tanners that are free from dihydroxyacetone (DHA) to avoid irritation to sensitive skin and ensure an even tan.

  6. Gradual Tan for Sensitive Skin: For those prone to sensitivity, opting for gradual tanning products may be safer as they slowly build color without causing discomfort or irritation.

By choosing the best sunless tanner for sensitive skin, you can ensure protection for your skin during outdoor activities while achieving a healthy, natural-looking tan.

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