Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Spray tanning work?
The main active tanning ingredient used in Vita Liberata tanners is Dihydroxyacetone (also known as DHA), which is derived from organic sugar beet. Vita Liberata’s DHA is combined with pure natural and organic ingredients that condition and nourish the skin while tanning it. The DHA reacts chemically with the amino acids found in the upper epidermis (top layer) of the skin producing coloring from yellow to brown. An individual’s level of amino acids will dictate the final result of their self tan application. DHA should be left to develop on the skin between 4-8 hours for optimum results.
What does Certified Organic mean?
Certified Organic beauty products require the maximum amount of organic ingredients, minimum synthetic ingredients, minimum processing of ingredients and clear labeling so that consumers can make an informed choice.
Can I still get a sun tan through my Self Tan?
Yes, you can still get a suntan and potentially sunburn through most of our self tans.
Will the product streak?
No, our products don’t streak but make sure you prep the skin well before use, exfoliate and don’t moisturize.
Does the tan smell?
No, all of our tanning products are completely odorless. However, at certain times of the month when the ph of your skin changes you may find a developing smell.
Will the product get on my clothes?
Due to the unique formulation, Vita Liberata tan solution dries on contact with the skin so you can dress with confidence in 5 minutes. It is best to wear dark, loose clothing to the appointment however if a client is wearing light or tight clothing a light transfer may occur. This is easily removed when washed
Are we Vegan?
All Vita Liberata products are vegan friendly with the exception of Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask which includes beeswax as an ingredient.
Is Vita Liberata Gluten free?
Vita Liberata Ltd manufacture in accordance with the Cosmetics Regulations 1223/2009 and the Cosmetics Products (Safety) Directive 2008 and adhere strictly to this Regulation and Directive respectively. With regards to Soy and Gluten – although we do not intentionally use Soy or Gluten based ingredients in our products we cannot say for certain that traces of these ingredients are not in our products (e.g. raw material suppliers may well process their ingredients in a factory that does have Soy or Gluten). We do advise a patch test prior to use of all our products.
Do Vita Liberata products contain traces of nuts?
None of our self tan products contain nuts but if you suffer from a serious nut allergy, we always recommend a patch test 24 hours prior to applying any of our products.
Does Vita Liberata test on on animals?
Is it safe for pregnancy?
In line with Industry Standards we advise not to use tan in the first trimester. However there is nothing in our products that would be of concern when pregnant.
I have eczema / psoriasis, can I still get the tan?
Yes, because our products contain ingredients such as aloe vera, which has natural soothing properties, licorice which is anti-inflammatory and ginkgo biloba which is anti-bacterial they are suitable to use with these skin conditions. In addition, the moisture locking properties in our tans ensure dry skin remains hydrated.