FAQs

WHAT MAKES BYRON BAY BRONZE SPECIAL?

Byron Bay Bronze combines DHA and the speciality tanning active erythrulose, along with sustainably-sourced kakadu plum (the world's richest source of vitamin C), caffeine, aloe vera, organic avocado oil, coconut oil and macadamia oil to make a premium product that smells great and is nourishing to your skin. 

We are a socially-conscious organisation who aim to limit our impact on the environment. Our products are natural, organic, vegan and PETA approved and free from harsh chemicals and intoxicants. We aim to produce the highest quality products and are constantly striving to improve. We love your feedback!

 

WHAT IS DHA?
DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) is the active ingredient in self-tanning products. It is a sugar molecule that reacts to the amino acids on the surface of the skin. The level of DHA controls how dark and natural the colour looks. Byron Bay Bronze uses a high level of high quality DHA that is carefully formulated to create a natural looking tan – balanced with moisturisers to guarantee a smooth, streak-free application and glow. 

 

WHAT SHADE SHOULD I CHOOSE?

If you’re unsure we recommend starting with the medium. The actual difference in colour between the dark and medium has a lot to do with your skin and how it develops the tan.

Once applied you can rinse after just 1 hour, but for a deeper, longer-lasting tan leave on for up to 8 hours. As it really is personal choice, you may need to test it out a few times before knowing what suits you best. And after washing off, you can always re-apply if you’re after a deeper tan. 

 

HOW LONG DO I NEED TO WAIT BEFORE SHOWERING?

Our foams can be washed off after just 1 hour, but for a deeper tan we advise avoiding too much contact with water such as showering, swimming, and perspiring for 6 - 8 hours to allow your tan to develop fully on the skin.

 

CAN I SWIM AFTER APPLYING?

We recommend avoiding swimming for 6 - 8 hours after applying your tan to allow it to develop fully on your skin. Once your tan has developed you can swim, however seawater and chlorinated pools may result in your tan fading a little more quickly.

 

WILL MY TAN GO PATCHY IF I EXERCISE?

Your tan should stay even and streak-free while exercising, however heavy sweating on a regular basis can result in fading.

 

HOW LONG WILL MY TAN LAST?
Your tan should last between 5 - 7 days, and with good preparation and moisturising it can last even longer. However, everyone's skin naturally exfoliates at a different rate. 

 

CAN I USE THE PRODUCTS ON MY FACE?
All Byron Bay Bronze products can be used on the face. However, being a generally sensitive area it’s important to patch test first. Some people like to mix a small amount of self-tanner with their daily moisturiser, but if you do have sensitive or problematic skin, we recommend avoiding face applications.

 

CAN BYRON BAY BRONZE BE USED DURING PREGNANCY?

It is typically only the top layer of the skin that’s affected by DHA, and shouldn't have any harmful effects while pregnant.

If you’re unsure, it’s always best to double-check with your doctor. To be extra cautious we recommend covering your mouth, nose and eyes when applying to prevent inhaling the products. Additionally do not apply to the breast area if breastfeeding.

It can also be helpful to do a skin test before self-tanning, as hormone levels can fluctuate throughout pregnancy.

 

WILL MY TAN TRANSFER ONTO CLOTHING?

We recommend wearing loose, dark clothing for up to 8 hours while your tan develops. Until washing the excess tan off, please be mindful that the colour may transfer onto items of clothing or bedding. Byron Bay Bronze does however dry quickly and any transfer will be minimal.  

 

CAN I STILL GET A TAN FROM THE SUN WHILE USING THE PRODUCTS?

Yes, you can still get a tan from the sun while wearing Byron Bay Bronze. It's important to know that our self-tanners do not offer any sun protection.

 

IS BYRON BAY BRONZE TESTED ON ANIMALS?
No, Byron Bay Bronze is opposed to animal testing and none of our products have been tested on animals. We are also PETA approved. 

 

IS BYRON BAY BRONZE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES?
Yes, Byron Bay Bronze products are suitable for all ages.

 

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE BYRON BAY BRONZE PRODUCTS?

Australia & New Zealand

We will soon be launching in the UK!

 

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