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FAQs

Got questions? We’ve got the answers.

Find frequently asked questions and answers about Isle of Paradise. Where we do SELF TANNING differently.

WHY CHOOSE THE ISLE OF PARADISE?

If you’re sick of same old same old tanning, and want next generation formulations that give the most real looking, streak free and easy to apply tan EVER – then welcome aboard. Our products are also jam packed with hydrating ingredients (such as coconut, chia seed and sage oils), as well as colour corrective technology to even the skin tone. And if there’s one thing we know at IOP its this: Self tanning isn’t just about the colour, it’s a mood enhancing, confidence boost that can make even the greyest of Mondays feel like a sunny Friday.

I DON’T KNOW WHICH PRODUCT TO PICK!

Ok, BREATHE. Don’t panic we’ve got you covered. We believe tanning should be fun and easy so we’ve created products that are simple to use and always give amazing, natural looking results.

If you love Self Tan (products that you apply once or twice a week with results that last up to 10 days) then ask yourself this: What do I want my glow to look like?

A chic weekend away? Perhaps a museum and some ice cream with a photo booth for after? Then choose our LIGHT tan for a sun kissed glow…

If you have fair skin or just want a healthy, low key glow – opt for our light tan range, infused with peach colour correcting actives and our Oxy Glow Complexô to brighten the skin (and your day).

Lusting after a week on vacay? Besties, bikinis, dancing and fun? Then choose our MEDIUM tan for a golden glow…

For a head to toe golden hued glow choose our medium range, formulated with a green colour correcting tanning base and our Super Balance Complex to reduce redness, calm the skin, increase sass and give a rich natural looking tan.

A month with bae, travel journal, hair braids, anklets and most of all – filter free? Then choose our DARK tan for a bronze glow.

Glow for that rich, deep and intensely natural looking dark tan – infused with violet colour correcting actives and Ultra Violet Complex to reduce lifeless ash like dark tan colour and to deliver your best dark tan yet.

DROPS, WATER or MOUSSE?

You are the master of your tanning destiny and only you can decide on which product will be your gateway to tanning paradise….or in other words – its up to you, but we can guarantee that all of our products will love you right back 😉

If you are big in the moisturising game choose our Self Tanning Drops.

Simply add these drops into your current moisturiser, serum, oil, butter or balm to transform into a custom made self tanner. Make a well with your mixer of choice and add in 1-12 of our drops per arm, upper leg, lower leg, torso and face – the more you add the deeper your glow! Wash your palms and in between fingers after application.

Can we get a re-fresh?! It’s hard to describe just how refreshing our Self-Tanning Water is for the skin. But we shall try.

With a eucalyptus and peppermint fragrance, our waters are an instant pick me up and will live happily on you desk at work or in your bathroom. Mist over the skin until wet, blending in with your palms (washing after use) or with an applicator mitt in sweeping motions. We love applying these at night or in the morning ( for an afternoon personal re-launch) for a tan that develops in 4-6 hours. Our Self Tanning Waters are also MAJOR when kept in the fridge.

Choose mousse if you want quick drying, deep colour.

Our mousses are formulated with a subtle naturally derived guide colour to help you see where you’re applying. A mousse is best applied using an applicator mitt, sweeping onto the skin as if you were frosting a cake (no joke). Our mousses dry in seconds but if you’re impatient (we understand) hack your tanning regime with a hairdryer on cool to speed up the process.

WHAT IS HAPPY TAN?

If you like your moisturiser premixed and glossy then welcome to Happy Tan. This is a gradual tan, so switch with your everyday moisturiser and use this beauty to build up a sun kissed tan over the course of 3 days. The more you apply the richer your results will be. Once you’ve achieved the desired colour, use on alternate days and glow forth and spread those HAPPY vibes.

WHAT IS DISCO TAN?

Commitment not your thing babe? That’s cool with us. Disco Tan is the tanning world’s answer to body make up – so it’s perfect if you’ve never tanned before and you’re super nervous, or just need a quick fix. Apply onto your skin using an applicator mitt and when you’re done, just wash off with warm soap and water. On the Isle Of Paradise we recommend no more than two coats, waiting for the first coat to dry before you apply the second.

We love using Disco in between our self tan applications or to add an extra bit of contour. Disco is also MAJOR when mixed in with your foundation to deepen it in colour.

HOW DO I PREP? You need our TANNING TLC.

Want the best out of your Isle of Paradise Tan? We do too…

 

Get exfoliating! Shift those dead skin cells and buff that bum – a great scrub will be give you soft, even skin that is perfect for tanning. This also ensures your final colour is uniform, meaning your tan will look amazing and fade evenly.

 

If you’re into hair removal then de-fuzz and perform any waxing/ shaving etc at least 24 hours prior to applying self tan. Do not apply self tan onto broken or irritated skin.

 

Do not moisturise directly before tanning. Instead use our Prep It Spray – clinically proven to balance your skins PH, which means a deeper, longer lasting self tan. Drench the skin with this clever tonic and massage in directly before you apply your favourite Isle of Paradise Self Tanning product.

HOW DO I TAN MY HANDS AND FEET?

If you’re using one of our Self Tan Drops, Water or Mousse formats apply a light layer of aloe vera based moisturiser to hands, elbows, knees, feet and ankles as well as nails. If you’re naturally fair or bleached blonde apply to your eyebrows and hairline too. Why? These areas are like sponges so absorb tan more readily. After you’ve applied, simply wipe your palms and nails. Baby wipes are a staple for this.

For DROPS simply sweep the backs of your hands across your body after application to add a light layer of self tan.

For WATER lightly mist your hands and feet from a far (wiping nails and palms after use)

For MOUSSE simply use the residue product on the mitt to sweep over hands and feet (putting hands in a claw).

Whatever self tan you’re using put a towel on the back of your door, add moisturiser to your wrists and rub your wrists together on the towel to prevent a tanning sleeve. Rub your knuckles on the towel lightly as well and you are set.

WHAT IF I’M DONE WITH MY TAN?

You need OVER IT
Whatever the tan, sometimes like an annoying ex they can overstay their welcome, right? If you’re done and dusted and you’re ready to reapply – simply apply OVER IT our magic self tanning remover. This glycolic micellar water lathers on the skin and removes stubborn tan – ideal for areas such as armpits, hands, inner thigh and feet.

WHEN DO I SHOWER AFTER APPLYING?

We recommend showering 4-12 hours after tan application, if you want a tan that lasts wait 12 hours. This includes swimming and any activity or FUN that will make you sweat 😉

HOW LONG WILL MY ISLE OF PARADISE TAN LAST?

We’re all unique creatures and our skin types, tones and textures are all different, – so this isn’t an exact science. We all naturally shed skin cells at varying rates, meaning our self tans will fade differently. Your tan will last anywhere between 4-10 days depending on depth in colour and skin type. Sneaky tricks to slow down a self tans fade include allowing a longer development time, avoiding hot showers, chlorinated water, body oils and using Isle of Paradise Prep It (our PH balancing spray – clinically proven to make your tan last up to 3 days longer).FACT.

WILL I TURN ORANGE?

In short NO.
Oranges are for eating, not for wearing babe. Our formulations react with YOUR skin’s amino acids and natural tone to give a real looking glow suited to YOU and nobody else.

DOES ISLE OF PARADISE TEST ON ANIMALS?

HELL NO.
Self Tanning is for humans, not for bunnies, kittens, flamingos, sloths, possums or any other animal. We do not and will never self any of our products on animals.

HOW COME YOU’RE VEGAN, DOES THIS MEAN MY TAN WON’T BE AS RICH?

We love being inclusive and accepting whether you eat bacon or facon. Why should those who choose to live a vegan lifestyle be restricted from having the happy factor that self tanning provides? We wanna spread the love, whatever your beliefs and we believe our tanning products work better without any animal based ingredients.

SHOULD I PATCH TEST?

We always recommend a patch test 24 hours prior to applying any Isle of Paradise product. If you’re nervous please always consult your doctor or dermatologist.

CAN I APPLY ISLE OF PARADISE IF I’M PREGNANT OR BREAST FEEDING?

We do not recommend using self tanning products in your first trimester of pregnancy. The Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) confirm that it is safe to use spray tanning and self tanning products during pregnancy and breast feeding. We recommend speaking to your doctor or midwife if you have any concerns.

DOES ISLE OF PARADISE CONTAIN SPF?

No. Isle Of Paradise offers no protection from UVA and UVB rays. We personally love our tan to be safe and from a bottle, not from the sun.

ARE ISLE OF PARADISE PRODUCTS SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES?

Our products are suitable for all ages and skin types but we recommend a patch test prior to application, particularly on those under the age of 16.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO USING ISLE OF PARADISE PRODUCTS?

Yes. These may include:

  • A boost in self confidence.
  • Amazing looking skin.
  • Brighter looking eyes and teeth.
  • Spontaneous high fives.

We hope you enjoy using our products as much as we love creating them.
We love your feedback and if we haven’t answered anything here you need more info on, drop us an email on: hello@theisleofparadise.com