The active ingredient in most tanning solutions is Dihydroxyacetone (DHA). When applied to the skin, it reacts with the proteins on the skin’s superficial layer to form a golden brown color.
What makes Mystic Tan different is the addition of other ingredients like erythrulose and dimethyl isosorbide (DMI) that are important for making your tan last longer. Erythrulose takes longer to develop its full tanning effect, therefore helps the tan last longer and fade more evenly. DMI in sunless tanning products enhances the effect of the sunless tan by helping the active ingredients properly absorb into the skin.
With these advancements in tanning technology, your spray tan can last up to a week. That’s about the time it takes for the skin to naturally exfoliate the top layer. As the skin naturally exfoliates, the tan fades. For a perfect, long-lasting tan, it’s important to moisturize daily to keep the skin hydrated so it doesn’t exfoliate sooner.
Tip: You can also extend your tan at home with Mystic Tan instant and gradual self-tanning products.