We’ve been spray tanning in Orange County and Los Angeles since 2005, and the question we hear most often is, “HOW DOES AIRBRUSH TANNING WORK?”
The active ingredient in virtually all sunless tanning formulas is DHA (dihydroxyacetone), a carbohydrate (monosaccharide sugar) compound approved by the FDA for use in externally applied sunless tanning solutions. DHA is usually derived from a vegetable source like beets or sugar cane. When DHA is applied to the skin, it causes a harmless chemical reaction with the existing amino acids in the skin to produce a tan, much like the sun does, but without UVA and UVB damage. The tanning solution is manually airbrushed in a fine mist all over the body or desired areas.
There are absolutely no tanning beds or spray tanning booths at Kona Tanning Company. The airbrush spray tanning process takes about 20-30 minutes, including drying time.
In other words, your skin can be beach-ready in less than an hour if you’re near our Costa Mesa studio! And if you aren’t, check out our online boutique of sunless tanning products HERE. Our award-winning Gradual Tanner allows you to build a natural-looking color in just a few short days! The Kona Spritzers are individually packaged bottles of your own Kona Tanning House Blend tanning solution, for touch-ups on the go; ideal for travelers and busy moms. Both men and women love how easy the Spritzers are to use for a quick face spray – the perfect way to brighten even the most dull-looking complexion!
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