DHA is the active ingredient most often used in all sunless tanners, including tinted moisturizers, self-tanners, and spray tan solution. DHA is a carbohydrate (monosaccharide sugar) compound, approved by the FDA for use in externally applied sunless tanning solutions. DHA is often derived from a vegetable source like beets or sugar cane. The FDA added DHA to the list of approved colors for cosmetic products in the 1970s. Mystic Tan DHA ingredients are Eco-certified. The FDA has approved DHA for external application to the skin. For misting applications, the FDA recommends protective measures to prevent eye contact, inhalation or ingestion. To ensure complete protection, the FDA suggests wearing protective eyewear, nose filters, earplugs, lip balm, and undergarments.
Erythrulose is an active ingredient often used in spray tan and self-tan products combined with DHA. Erythrulose takes longer to develop its full effect, which helps your tan last longer. Mystic Tan products are formulated with Eco-Certified Erythrulose.
Dimethyl Isosorbide (DMI)
DMI is a high purity solvent, and carrier, which offers an effective delivery enhancement mechanism for active ingredients in personal care products. DMI in sunless tanning products enhances the effect of the sunless tan. Mystic Tan sunless products are formulated with DMI.
Mystic Tan products are formulated with naturally derived, Eco-Certified Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), Eco-Certified Erythrulose, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sorbitol and other natural ingredients.
Although DHA is naturally derived, there is no 100% certified organic DHA ingredient on the market. However, Mystic Tan works with the #1 supplier of Eco-Certified DHA to ensure purity and quality.
Mystic Tan products are formulated with Tri-Hydration, a blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin and Sodium PCA that nourishes and hydrates the skin for a perfect tan.
- Hyaluronic Acid – penetrates the skin’s upper layers to lock in moisture for softer, smoother skin
- Glycerin – helps skin attract and retain moisture
- Sodium PCA – absorbs moisture from the air and binds it to cells to restore the skin’s youthful appearance