Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Mist-On Tan?

It's a new way of applying sunless-tanning solution to your body.  It combines the latest advances in sunless tanning products with state-of-the-art misting technology.

A very fine mist of sunless-tanning solution covers your body in seconds.  A bronzer gives you an immediate golden-brown color, and DHA gives you a long-lasting tan.  Plus, a high quality moisturizer makes your skin feel soft and supple.

What's in it?

All the components in the Mist-On Tanning solution can be found in high-end cosmetic products.  The key components are:

   Bronzer - basically food coloring.

   DHA - dihydroxyacetone, the active ingredient in most sunless tanning products.

   Moisturizer - we believe we have the finest moisturizer on the market, just ask our customers.  It contains        25% aloe vera, vitamin E, alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids, and collagen amino acids.

What does the tan look like?

The initial tan, which you will observe in seconds, is a deep, dark brown.  The initial color is from the bronzer and will wash off after your first bath or shower.  The DHA tan, which peaks in 12-24 hours, is a golden-brown color.

How long does it take?

The entire process lasts about 60 seconds, that's it!  You then towel-buff (less than a minute) and you're done.  Most customers are in and out of the Mist-On Tanning room in 5-7 minutes, with most of that time spent changing in and out of clothes.  Many customers find time to tan on their lunch break while still going out to eat!

How long will it last?

Our customers are reporting that the tan typically lasts 5 to 7 days.  The bronzer gives you instant color.  The color intensifies rapidly, practically doubling in the first 30 minutes.  The intensity again more or less doubles overnight.  Most of the bronzer washes off with your first bath or shower, but the DHA tan remains.  The DHA tan begins to fade after about 48 hours, but you should have a distinct tan for 5 to 7 days.

How often do I need to do it?

That's up to you.  Once a week will give you very noticeable color.  Twice a week will get you quite dark.

Will I turn orange, or streak?

No.  The Mist-On tan is the most advanced sunless-tanning method on the market.  Sunless tanning has come a long way from those old QT days.

Is it safe?

The Mist-On tan is a cosmetic.  It uses the same basic sunless-tanning components as the products being promoted as a smart alternative to UV-exposure.  The main unique feature of the tan is the way it is applied --- an automated misting process providing uniform coverage.

What about allergic reactions?

If you have hypersensitive skin, or are allergic to sunless-tanning products, please proceed with caution.  You should check with your physician prior to using this or any other sunless-tanning product.  We have had very few reports of reactions of any sort.

What if I breathe it?

Although there is nothing in the mist that should cause problems if you breathe it, we recommend that you hold your breath during the misting process (a few seconds with each pass.)

What if it gets in my eyes?

We recommend that you close your eyes during the misting, mostly in order to tan your eyelids.  However, we have not had any significant issues related to eye irritation.