The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved DHA (the primary tanning agent in sunless products) for external application to the skin. For spray or misting applications, the FDA recommends protective measures to prevent eye contact, inhalation or ingestion by wearing protective eyewear, nose filters, earplugs, lip balm, and undergarments.
DHA reacts with the proteins in the skin’s superficial layer to form a golden-brown color that lasts for up to a week. It’s typically derived from a plant source such as beets or sugar cane, and the DHA used in Mystic Tan products is Eco-Certified by a third party to ensure it is the best quality available.
Mystic Tan products are also formulated with Erythrulose, which is another active ingredient often used in combination with DHA. Erythrulose takes longer to develop, which gives you a long-lasting tan. The Erythrulose used in Mystic Tan products is Eco-Certified.
In addition to Eco-Certified DHA and Eco-Certified Erythrulose, Mystic Tan products contain other naturally derived ingredients such as Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice and Sorbitol.
For more answers to common questions about spray tanning and self-tanning, read our Tanning Guide.