- Do you offer Gallon sizes of solution?
- Where can I find ingredients for the products?
- How do I use the prep spray and is it the same as another company PH spray?
- Why is the solution beading or dripping
- Equipment Questions
- Is your DHA organic?
- IMPORTANT Tips for testing our solution
- Allergic Reactions
- If someone normally sunburns can they spray tan?
- What products will make the tan last longer?
- How long will the color last?
- How long until the color develops?
- What should the client wear to their spray tan session?
- How does spray tanning work?
- How should my client prep for their session?
- Can my client use soap?
- FDA advisory regarding DHA-
- Can I mix solutions?
- Do you offer spray tan training courses?
- When will my order ship?
- Can I use a prep spray or barrier cream with Perfect Glow Sunless?
- How do I use the rapid tan -are there Instructions?
- What is the shelf life of the solution?
- How much solution should I use?
- What is the difference between the regular solution and the rapid tan?
- What are the different solutions and what should I use on my client?
- Do you offer refunds?
Do you offer Gallon sizes of solution?
We sell our solution in quarts but offer a great quantity discount when you purchase 3 or more quarts of solution to equal gallon pricing. We like to sell in quarts as it is better shelf life as it is not all opened at once and easier for transport if you are mobile. The more you buy the more you can save, Discount will automatically be applied to the cart (no code needed) and you can mix and match solution.Back to Index
Where can I find ingredients for the products?
Full ingredients on each product is listed on the back of every product label. You can also find them on the pro store under the ingredient tab of each product https://shop.yourperfectglow.com/Back to Index
How do I use the prep spray and is it the same as another company PH spray?
Perfect Glow Sunless solution is already PH balanced. Our prep spray is NOT a PH balancer but is a skin cleanser. It was formulated to prime & clean the skin for the sunless tanning application. This is a must have to use on your clientele. Even if clients shower there can still be an invisible film on the skin from soap, shampoo and bath products, These things can create a barrier preventing the sunless tan from developing in certain areas. Using a prep spray on your client before the spray tan application can help ensure that the skin is clean as possible and help prevent developmental issues from the skin not being as clean as possible.
How to use? Apply via spray liberally to help clean and prep the skin. Wipe off immediately with a cloth or paper towel prior to the sunless tanning application. FDA recommends the use of protective nose filters, protective eye wear, lip balm and protective undergarments.Back to Index
Why is the solution beading or dripping
Perfect Glow Sunless is a lighter water based solution. We do not use any thickening agents as other solution companies do, so you do not need to have your gun open as much. If you are experiencing beading or dripping on the skin your gun setting might be open too much causing too much solution to hit the skin resulting in beading. Or if you might be spraying too slow.
First try to close the gun flow a bit. If this does not help spray a little faster.Back to Index
If you are experiencing any equipment issues and purchased it through Perfect Glow Sunless you must contact Maximist direct for any trouble shooting issues or repairs. They can be reached at 727-834 -9435 or by visiting https://www.maximist.co/
If you purchased your equipment from another sunless company please contact them for assistanceBack to Index
Is your DHA organic?
This is a common misconception in the sunless industry. There is no such thing as organic DHA. Perfect Glow Sunless uses EcoCert dha which is the purest form but not organic. Here is their statement regarding this http://www.ecocert.com/en/ecocert-statement-dha
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IMPORTANT Tips for testing our solution
**PLEASE READ THESE HELPFUL TIPS FOR BEST RESULTS & TO AVOID IMPROPER USE**
Perfect Glow Sunless is a water based blend and is thinner than most other solutions as it does not have any thickening agents (which is also great since it won’t clog your gun)
It is highly recommended that you close your gun up a little bit before spraying!
If you experience any beading or dipping while spraying the client or it seems extra wet then you need to further adjust your gun setting so the solution flow is reduced. I can not stress this enough! This solution should spray as a fine mist.
With the regular developing solution have the customer rinse off in 8-10 hours. DO NOT HAVE THE CLIENT LEAVE THE SOLUTION ON FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE RINSING OFF. Some manufacturers train this way & recommend this with their solution. It is NOT necessary or recommended with Perfect Glow. Our product is stronger and doing so can product unnatural results.
You can spray 1 coat or 2 light coats ( depending on how you were trained) but they key is to NOT exceed approx 2 ounces of solutions. If you wind up using 4 oz for example that is way too much solution.
When a new salon reports that they got unnatural color the first time they tried Perfect Glow Sunless it was because they did not follow our recommendations did not adjust their gun settings. The technician over saturated the skin because the gun flow was way too strong! When they tested it out again with our recommendations the color was perfect!!
**IF YOU ARE TESTING THE RAPID TAN**
Even if you have used a rapid tanning product before please review our specific recommendations. OUR RAPIDS ARE STRONGER THAN OTHERS and do not have to be left on as long. Every manufacturer’s rapid tan has different formulations & different dha strengths so the processing time will vary. It is important that you try the product first according to our instructions to get the best results.*
The recommended time frame to rinse off is as follows:
1 hour- light (6%)
2 hours- medium (8%)
3 hours- medium/dark (10%)
4 hours- dark (12%)
This blend is not recommended to be left on for over 4 hours. As mentioned above do NOT leave it on 5-6 hours because that is what you are used to with another companies product! You can risk turning unnatural if you do so.
If you have a fair client or are not sure how long to have them leave it on it is recommended that you start at 1 hour and gradually increase at their next session.
It is very important that you advise the client that just like with the regular solution, with the rapid tan they are not to get wet or sweat until they rinse as that can adversely affect the tan development.
When they rinse it is to be with water only no soap. They are not to use any oils, perfume or lotion until the next day as the tan will continue to develop over the next 24 hours.
Please note that you should always advise your client that when they rinse off they might not have much initial color. That is normal as the color will still take 8-10 hours to develop. They are just getting the convenience of rinsing off quick
Please contact us with any questions that you may have & Happy tanning!Back to Index
The spray tan solution is a cosmetic and as such reactions can occur. If your client contacts you with any reaction from the spray tan application have them contact a medical professional or 911. Perfect Glow Sunless can not administer any medical advice. The sunless products do have food based ingredients & it is the spray tan artists responsibility to know what is in the solution that they use. Always ask your client if they have any allergies at all as well as specifically asking them if they have food allergies. We list full ingredients of all our products on the back of each product label. It is the spray tan artists responsibility to check the ingredients and make sure they do not contain any allergens the client might have. If you do not have access to the label you can view ingredients for each product on the pro store under the “Ingredient tab” http://shop.yourperfectglow.com/
You can always do a complimentary patch test to see how they will react to the product.Back to Index
If someone normally sunburns can they spray tan?
Yes! I personally have always burned in the sun and take wonderful to sunless tanning. it is recommended that you spray the client with a light natural looking color. *Please note that the sunless tan does not contain sunscreen and that you can still burn on top of a spray tan so please use sunscreen. We recommend Sunbum or Banana Boat lotion. No sunscreen oils.Back to Index
What products will make the tan last longer?
It is crucial that you educate the client on proper post tan care. They are responsible for doing the right things on their end as well to get the best results from the spray tan session.
They should refrain from bar soaps (especially Dove) and moisturize a minimum of 2x a day and drink a lot of water.
Soaps and many body lotions contain SLS and drying alcohols that will strip and fade the tan. Using cheap drugstore products can cause blotching and bad fading.
We recommend that your clients use our GLOWcare 5 step maintenance system for best sunless tanning results. Melissa has formulated this luxury aftercare line to specifically to work well with the sunless tan. They are organic based and PETA vegan and cruelty free.
We offer superior products at affordable wholesale rates with low minimums. http://shop.yourperfectglow.com/Wholesale-Aftercare_c_14.htmlBack to Index
How long will the color last?
The tan should last anywhere from 4-9+ days. The longevity is going to vary from person to person. It will depend on the clients hormones, skin PH and how well they follow pre tan prep and post tan care. It will also depend on their level of activity ( sports etc) and how well they take care of the tan.
For best results it is recommended that you use our GLOW CARE aftercare products as they were formulated specifically to work the best with a sunless tan. A spray tan is affecting the outer layer of the skin so anything that the client does that will exfoliate will result in a quicker fadingBack to Index
How long until the color develops?
The client will see instant color due to the cosmetic bronzer however the actual tan takes 9-12 hours to fully develop. With the regular tan option you cannot sweat or get wet until that time or you risk washing off the spray tan! With the rapid tan option they will rinse in 1-4 hours (determined by the spray tan professional) but full color still takes 9-12 hours to fully develop and color for both will continue to darken over the next 24 hours.
For more info on how a rapid tan works please click here https://perfectglowsunless.com/product-information/#qe-faq-804Back to Index
What should the client wear to their spray tan session?
It is recommended that they wear a dark colored swimsuit or undergarments. The tanning solution will wash off but in some cases can stain light colored garments.Back to Index
How does spray tanning work?
The active ingredient is DHA (dihydroxyacetone) and is approved by the FDA for external use. It is the active ingredient in all self-tanners.
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is derived from sugar beets or cane sugar and is a key active ingredient for natural self-tanners. The skin-browning effect is the result of a nontoxic chemical reaction between DHA and the amino acids which are part of the keratinous layer of the skin’s surface, much like the browning effect in food caramelization. The resulting color is called melanoidins, similar in color to the melanins our bodies produce naturally when exposed to UV rays.
DHA creates a more naturally-looking tan, and fades more evenly, than chemical tanners and is now considered the most effective sunless tanning ingredient. It is also considered the safest form of tanning over chemically-derived self-tanners and sun exposure. The tan will fade gradually over the course of 3-10 days. (Wiki)
Origin: Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is obtained by the fermentation of certain sugars, like sugar cane and beet sugars.Back to Index
How should my client prep for their session?
They should exfoliate 24 hours prior to the session. They should NOT exfoliate the day of as the product can create a skin barrier effecting the outcome of the tan. Exfoliation is important so the skin can be an even canvas and will help the tan last longer.
Client should do any shaving or waxing at least 24 hours before the session. If they shave right or wax right before it can leave a barrier & cause streaking & patches on the legs.
Pedicures should be done the day before the spray tan session. If it is done right before the massage oils will cause a problem with the tan. If a pedicure is done after the spray tan it will remove the self-tan from the feet and the massage oil can cause the color to streak. Polish change only is OK as long as no lotion or oil is used.
Client should not apply any perfumes, oils or lotions or deodorant to their skin the day of the tan as it can cause developmental issues.
Client should never shower right before the session. They may think that “clean skin” is good but many soaps, hair conditioners and shower products will leave an invisible film on the skin. This can cause the spray tan to develop patchy or streaky. Showering right before the session will hydrate the skin which means that all of the spray tan solution will not be absorbed. This will result in a lighter color on the client.
Instruct the client to NOT use Dove soap before or after the tanning session, this always causes development issues. We recommend our Body Wash. This was made for spray tanning and does not contain any SLS or alcohols. http://shop.yourperfectglow.com/Wholesale-Body-Wash-6-BOTTLE-MINIMUM_p_66.htmlBack to Index
Can my client use soap?
You should advise your client to NOT use any commercial bar soaps either prior to the session and afterwards. Especially Dove soap, This is the worst thing to use and will cause the tan to fade and become patchy. It can also leave an invisible film preventing development of the spray tan. Most times when a client has an issue it is the result of using Dove or a commerical bar soap prior to the session.
Advise your client to also refrain from any exfoliating soaps or body washes. We reccomend they use our Glow Care luxury body wash. It has been formulated for spray tanning and is free of SLS and drying alcohols. They can also use it in lieu of shaving cream. https://shop.yourperfectglow.com/Self-tanners-Aftercare_c_14.htmlBack to Index
FDA advisory regarding DHA-
Salons should be posting the FDA recommendations in their salons and providing protective measures for their clients. DHA is a skin colorant used in spray tanning and cosmetics. The FDA has approved its use in cosmetics-including sunless “tanning” products and is restricted to external application. It is not approved to be applied to the lips, eyes or mucous membranes.When applied in a mist during your airbrush tanning session, Perfect Glow Sunless as well as the FDA recommends taking the following protective measures to avoid inhalation or ingestion of DHA. Recommendations for protective measures are:
As always please consult your physician with any concerns or for medical advice. For more information please visit fda.gov
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Can I mix solutions?
It is not necessary to mix solutions as our solutions are already pre formulated to use straight out of the bottle. However if you like to mix we recommend mixing Perfect Glow Sunless colors. We do not recommend mixing with any other brand of solution.Back to Index
Do you offer spray tan training courses?
Yes we do! We have a 5 star rated Spray tan Academy with various training options available. Spray tan training is very important and is crucial for the success in your business. If you are struggling with basic questions as well we recommend our training.
Please visit https://learntoairbrushtan.com for more information or email us at firstname.lastname@example.orgBack to Index
When will my order ship?
Please allow up to 24 hours for processing of all orders. Orders under $200 ship USPS priority mail and orders that qualify for free shipping or equipment orders are subject to UPS or FedEx ground shipping determined by Perfect Glow Sunless. Samples & international orders ship out within 48 hours
You will receive tracking info once your order is shipped. Please check your spam folder.
Orders will not be shipped on Fridays in the summer to avoid sitting in a hot warehouse. If you need overnight shipping please contact us to make arrangements.
Perfect Glow Sunless is not responsible for any shipping delays by the mail carrier & the package will delivered without a signature being required so please ensure that you are using a shipping address that will allow that. (Perfect Glow Sunless is not responsible for any theft or damage of your order at your location)
Can I use a prep spray or barrier cream with Perfect Glow Sunless?
Yes you can and is highly recommended. The solution is already ph balanced but I recommend using one to make sure the skin is clean. Poor prep will result in issues with the development of the spray tan. Perfect Glow Sunless offers one that is fantastic to further help prime the skin for a sunless tan application. Here is my blog for further reading on why a prep spray is very important to assist with the outcome of the tan. https://perfectglowsunless.com/should-you-use-a-prep-spray-on-the-client/Back to Index
How do I use the rapid tan -are there Instructions?
Even if you have used a rapid tanning product before please take a look at my specific recommendations. Every manufacturer’s rapid tan is formulated different with different dha strengths so the processing time will vary. So it is important that you try the product first according to my instructions to get the best results.*
The recommended time frame to leave on before rinsing is as follows:
1 hour- Light (6%)
2 hours- Medium (8%)
3 hours-Medium dark (10%)
4 hours Dark (12%)
The rapid tan is not recommended to be left on for more that 4 hours. ( Only in cases where the client was resistant the first time)
If you have a fair skinned client or are not sure how long they should leave it on for, it is recommended that you start at 1 hour and gradually increase the time as the next session.
You must advise the client that just like with the regular solution they can not sweat or get wet until the rinse off as that can affect the tan development.
They must do a water rinse only. No soaps or body wash.
Do not apply any oils, lotions, perfumes to the skin after the first rinse. That is because the tan will still continue to develop over the next 12 hours. They can use lotion the next day.
*Always advise the client that with the rapid product it is normal to not see much color or any at all after the initial rinse! This is normal as the tan is still developing and not to panic. They will see color as time progresses. They are just getting the convenience of being able to rinse off in a quicker amount of time but the tan will still take the normal time to develop.
Please see our blog as well! https://perfectglowsunless.com/use-rapid-spray-tan/
What is the shelf life of the solution?
Our solutions are Paraben free. Unopened shelf life is approx 8 months if stored in a cool area.
Once opened shelf life is approx 6-7 months as long as stored in a cool environment (75 degrees or less) Do not freezeBack to Index
How much solution should I use?
Perfect Glow Sunless is a water based solution. It is thinner that other solutions on the market without thickening agents that can clog your gun. It is recommended that no more than 2-3 ounces (max) be used on an average size client.
If you experience any dripping, beading or a very wet application while spraying then that means your gun setting is open too high. You will need to close up the gun flow a little bit.Back to Index
What is the difference between the regular solution and the rapid tan?
The regular solution is designed to be left on the skin for at least 8-10 hours to develop before rinsing off.
The rapid tan is an accelerated formulation that will allow the client to rinse off in 1-4 hours depending on the darkness wanting to be achieved.Back to Index
What are the different solutions and what should I use on my client?
There are 5 solutions & here are basic descriptions Please also review the product description for each product on the store as it will explain the color and bronzing. These are my general recommendations but I always suggest trying samples to see what you personally like best.
Cocoa Beach- This is an 8 hour tan and available in 3 DHA strengths- 8%, 10% and 12%. This blend has a traditional bronzer and is a beautiful caramel/golden brown color. It is universal and good for all skin tones, especially those with heavy pink/red undertones.
Dark Chocolate– This is an 8 hour tan and available in 3 DHA strengths- 8%, 10% and 12%. This blend is a violet based /brown tan with a touch of red. Dark Chocolate is a true brown color and is recommended for olive/darker tones, yellow undertones or on clients that have a base tan.
Rapid Tan– This rapid tan is a triple bronzing violet based/brown tan with a touch of red. This color is a true brown color and is recommended for olive/darker tones. Also recommended for clients with yellow undertones.
Cocoa Rapid– This rapid tan is a triple bronzing caramel/golden brown color. (There is no violet in this bronzer ) This is Blue/green base. It is universal for all skin types and recommended for those with heavy pink/red undertones in their skin (*Please note that due to this unique base it is common to see some blue color on the top of the bottle when the bronzers separate, so always shake well before pouring in the cup. The solution will not spray blue, it will spray a beautiful caramel/golden brown)
Rapid Cocktail- This Perfect Glow exclusive is a multi tone color and is universal for ALL skin tones for a beautiful brown tan. This unique gorgeous proprietary color is a 50/50 mix of the Rapid and Cocoa Rapid! The blends are such beautiful colors on their own but now you get the best of both worlds by having them combined in this exclusive bronzing cocktail!
SKIN TYPE 1-
Extremely fair tones. Will either have a pink/red undertone or very white cool tone.
This skin tone can never tan in the sun and will always burn and peel.
Be very careful & cautious with these clients if it is your first time spraying them.
They can turn unnatural very easily with too high of a % .
Better to start lighter and then gradually increase color with future sessions.
Cocoa Beach 8% (you might even have to do less solution or close the gun to lessen it to a 6%)
Cocoa Rapid or Rapid Cocktail- Leave on 1-1.5 hours depending on the client.
SKIN TYPE II
Pale tone that easily burns.Tans with difficulty and takes a long time to develop a base tan.
Cocoa Beach 8% (Universal for everyone and best on very pink/red undertones)
Dark Chocolate 8% ( On yellow undertones or those that want a browner color)
Cocoa Rapid or Rapid Cocktail- have client leave on 1 hour for light , 2 hours for medium,
3 hours max only if you have sprayed them before and 2 hours did not look unnatural.
SKIN TYPE III
This is the most common skin type. Can still burn but for the most part tans very easily
Cocoa Beach 8% or 10%
(If they need to go darker than 10% I recommend starting out with 75/25 ratio of 10 & 12% but be cautious)
Dark Chocolate 8% or 10% or 12% for darkest (Best on olive/darker skin tones.
If skin tone is very pink I suggest sticking with the Cocoa Beach)
Rapid, Cocoa Rapid or Rapid Cocktail – 1 hour light, 2 hours medium, 3 hours dark
( if this is your first time spraying the client I do not recommend 4 hours until you know that
3 hours did not look unnatural.)
SKIN TYPE IIII, 1V , V
Tans very easily, rarely burns or never burns Skin can be dark brown/olive/Mediterranean/African American
Any dha percentage of Cocoa Beach or Dark Chocolate depending on the level of tan they are looking to achieve and Rapid,Cocoa rapid or Rapid Cocktail for up to 4 hours for maximum darkness.
**If you have a client with yellow undertones I always recommend using the Original Rapid or Dark Chocolate violet based solution.
If your client has a lot of pink/red undertones I always recommend using the Cocoa Rapid or Cocoa Beach solution.Back to Index
Do you offer refunds?
There are no refunds on spray tan solution or self tanning / aftercare products. Please make sure that you thoroughly,y review your order before completing your purchase. If you have any product questions please contact us before purchasing.
Solution samples are available for purchase to allow you to try before buying a larger size. if there is a product or shipping defect please email Info@perfectglowsunless.com for further instructions.Back to Index