What Is Sunless Spray Tanning?

Sunless Spray Tanning is a way to create a tan with a simple system that turns tanning solutions into fine mists as they are applied to the body. The ingredients in the tanning solutions are varied with many different outcomes, but the star ingredient is always DHA (Dihydroxyacetone). DHA reacts with the topical layer of the skin called the epidermis producing an attractive golden brown tan. In the same way your "sun" tan fades over time, the spray tan will also fade through the natural exfoliation of the skin.

What Is DHA? Is It Safe?

DHA is an FDA approved nontoxic product that is a safe, reliable means of tanning without the potential health risks associated with exposure to UVA and UVB rays from the sun or other methods of tanning the skin. It is declared safe and suitable for use in cosmetics and drugs used to color the skin. DHA is derived from glycerin (vegetable origin). DHA is not absorbed into the body and poses no possibility of toxicity. It has been used for over 30 years without any harmful effects. The FDA recommends protective measures to prevent eye contact, inhalation or ingestion and suggests wearing protective eyewear, nose filters, lip balm and protective undergarments.

Is It Possible To Be Allergic To DHA And Tanning Solutions?

Yes. It is rare, but if you have a reason to believe you may be sensitive to spray tanning solutions (or if you tried one and it was problematic) you may wish to consult with a health care professional before using the product. Also, do a patch test.

What Makes Belloccio Tanning Solutions Different?

CLIENT FAVORITE- Belloccio Opulence Tanning Solution, Features & Benefits:
  • It delivers beautiful natural looking and long lasting results to people WITH ANY SKIN TYPE
  • Special blend with highly concentrated antioxidant ingredients that provide an accelerated rapid full tan within 4 hours
  • Premium tan-aiding and accelerating ingredients are:
    • Vegetan Premium that significantly improves color intensity and increases speed of coloration. It also protects DNA from oxidative stress that to its antioxident properties
    • Banana Fruit Prime that accelerates the tanning process. Speeds up the production of Melanin delivering a quicker more intense color, and a natural looking tan
    • Skin moisturizing and firming formula that helps revitalize the skin. Includes Aloe Vera that's known for its moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and healing properties
    • Solution includes dark bronzer color guide to aid you in even application
    • It's fast drying, non-sticky and streak-free
    • Pleasant fresh clean fragrance; Paraben free

    Belloccio Pre-Tan Exfoliating Spray solution, Features & Benefits:
    • Powerful exfoliant that removes excess skin cells that can result in uneven tanning.
    • Includes moisturizing and healing elements which improve the skin's ability absorb the tan evenly and completely.
    • Removes oils from: sweat, deodorant, makeup, perfume and films left from exfoliation and moisturizing products.
    • Ideal for use when clients are not prepared properly for a spray tan session.
    • Formulated to prepare the skin for sunless tanning application by Airbrush, HVLP Spray, Spraying Booths or before using UV and self tanning creams and gels.
    • Helps pH balance the skin to ensure effective penetration of active ingredients such as DHA (dihydroxyacetone) for longer lasting results.
    • Light Fresh Clean Scent, Paraben Free

      Belloccio Post-Tan Solution (Sealer, Extender & Moisturizer)
      • Seals and extends the tan
      • Moisturizes
      • Smoothes the skin
      • Combines and eco-certified DHA booster with skin reparative elements
      • Light Fresh Clean Scent, Paraben Free

      How Do I Prepare For A Sunless Tan?

      24 hours before (optimal), or at least 8 hours before, shave and/or wax. These activities open the pores and may cause an unpleasant texture to appear if done too close to the session.
      Day of tanning session, shower and exfoliate the entire body.
      Do not apply lotions, oils, deodorants, or makeup, - be a clean canvas. Any product will act as a barrier to the tanning solution.
      Do apply barrier lotion on bottom of feet (they will go orange) and between the toes, palms of hands and between fingers, knees and elbows - these areas absorb tanning solutions differently and need to be protected

      What Should I Wear?

      The solution may stain your tanning attire. Some choose older bathing suits (one or two-pieced), underwear, and/or disposable undergarments (hair nets, bras, panties and sticky feet), or nothing. The solution may stain the hair of people who are gray, blonde, platinum or light brown. They should wear hair nets. Place them so they go behind the ears and leave a little hairline visible so a hard line is not created. Post-tan, wear loose and dark clothing ( t-shirts and workout pants are fine).

      How Long Will My Tan Last?

      The tan will last 7-10 days depending on your skin type and activities. Exfoliation (removal and sloughing off ) of the tanned skin cells causes the fade - just as it does with a tan created by the sun.
      Here are some tips to make your tan last longer or forever.
      Use moisturizer on your skin morning and evening. It will help the tan last longer and fade evenly. If you have dry skin, your tan will exfoliate faster. Moisturizer is essential to keep your tan alive.
      Use a tan-extender moisturizing lotion with DHA in it to help replace some of the tanned cells that are lost
      After the tan session:
      Wear dark, loose-fitting clothing and shoes. Yes, you can stain furniture and light apparel. t-shirt and warm-up pants work.
      Wait 8- 10 hours before you shower. 24 is optimal. Allow the process to occur
      Do not exfoliate or scrub, light and sudsy only
      Pat yourself dry
      No long hot baths, hot showers, soaking in the pool, hot-tubs, or ocean - all will exfoliate and fade your tan
      Exercising causing perspiration will negatively affect the tanning process
      Spray again after your tan disappears (forever tan). Now is the time to seriously exfoliate your skin to create a clean canvas that won't end up streaked or blotchy from leftovers.

      What Are The Ingredients In The Belloccio Sunless Tanning Solutions?

      Belloccio Opulence Contains:
      Dark Bronzer Color Guide: Provides an immediate bronze color to aid you in even application
      Eco-Cert (certified organic) Approved DHA (Dihydroxyacetone): The active ingredient that reacts with the skin to create the tan
      Erythrulose: A natural sugar that helps to prolong and produce a beautiful natural tan when the optimum ratio is mixed with the DHA
      Banana Fruit Prime: Accelerates the tanning process. Helps reduce the lag time for the production of Melanin. It speeds up the production of Melanin by releasing Dopamine in to the skin
      Vegetan Premium: Significantly improves color intensity and increases speed of coloration. It also protects DNA from oxidative stress that to its antioxident properties
      Collagen: Is a type of protein found in the skin. Collagen works in tandem to keep the skin tight and elastic. Used as a anti-aging ingredient
      Certified Organic Aloe Vera Extract: Known for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Aids in skin moisturization
      Hyaluronic Acid: Known for its level of moisturizing and hydrating the skin
      CoQ10: Is a vitamin like substance in all human cells and responsible for cell production of the body's energy

      Belloccio Pre-Tan Exfoliating Spray Solution Contains:
      Certified Organic Aloe Vera Extract
      Propylene Glycol
      Pro Vitamin B5
      Potassium Sorbate
      Hyaluronic Acid. Known for its level of moisturizing and hydrating the skin
      Glycolic Acid. An exfoliator that ensures better solution penetration. Removes the outer layer of dead skin cells on the surface your skin, bring fresh new skin to the surface.

      Belloccio Post-Tan Spray Solution Contains:
      100% Pure Organic ECO-Certified DHA (Dihydroxyacetone): The active ingredient that reacts with the skin to create the tan
      Chamomile: Promotes cell regeneration while calming and soothing the skin
      Resveratol: Grape seed oil that is high in antioxidants and helpful in diminishing the sun's damaging effects and lessening free radical damage. Excellent emollient & moisturizer with anti-aging properties that help to tighten and tone the skin.
      Coffee: Coffee seed extract hydrates the skin and evens out the complexion. Provides an instant tightening and firming effect on the skin. Contains a potent source of antioxidants.
      Aloe Vera: Known for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Aids in skin moisturization
      Hyaluronic Acid: Known for its level of moisturizing and hydrating the skin
      Glycolic Acid: An exfoliator that ensures better solution penetration. Removes the outer layer of dead skin cells on the surface your skin, bring fresh new skin to the surface.

      What about the overspray?

      The Belloccio System Gun is adjustable from more than you would ever need, all the way down to slightly more than an airbrush. You choose how much or how little material you spray. You can even make quick adjustments during an application for different areas of the body or when doing the client's face. When adjusted correctly, the advantages of applying the product at 5 or more times the normal airbrush rate far outweighs the issue of slightly more overspray in the work area.

      Does TURBO-TAN require a special tanning solution?

      The Belloccio System works best with a tanning solution which has been optimized for turbine gun application. Because the turbine gun tends to wet-out the skin more than an airbrush, standard airbrush solution may stay sticky longer, requiring additional dry times. The Belloccio System Solution has been optimized for less stickiness and quicker dry, which we believe also has its advantages when applied with an airbrush.

      What about maintenence and repairs?

      The Belloccio System is very well built and durable. With a little simple cleaning and care,the Belloccio System should give many years of dependable service. If you should need a repair, we are here to help, within or beyond the warranty period.

      How Loud Are Tanning Turbines?

      The Belloccio System Turbine Pump makes a similar sound as your vacuum cleaner. It is louder than an airbrush compressor, but only being on for 2 to 3 minutes makes the sound acceptable in most all salon environments. As with airbrush tanning, it's best to have a designated separate room or secluded space for tanning.

      2 Minutes: Is speed really that important in tanning?

      If your clients enjoy spending 10 to 20 minutes standing in a swimsuit or less, having cold spray applied slowly, and your time is not very valuable, then airbrush tanning is probably just fine. If, on the other hand, your clients would like to get in and out quick and you would like to book $800 per hour rather than $160, then faster is definately better.

      Is there any system warranty?

      What is covered and for how long?
      We are confident that your Belloccio System components will perform well and therefore warrant to you, as the original purchaser, for a period of two years from the date of original purchase, that your system will be free of mechanical and electrical defects in material and workmanship.

      What we will do and how to get service?
      If your system is defective during the warranty period, we will repair or replace (at our option) the necessary component(s) of your system without cost to you, which will be your exclusive remedy under this warranty. Simply sent the system postage prepaid and insured, with proof of purchase and a short description of the problem directly to our service center at the following address:

      Belloccio
      6695 Rasha Street
      San Diego, CA 92121-2241

      Alternatively you can call (858) 909-2120 during normal business hours.

      What is not covered?
      Our warranty for your product will not cover normal wear of parts, damage resulting from negligent use or misuse of the product, use of improper voltage or current, use contrary to operating instructions or disassembly, repair or alteration by any person other than our service personnel. It also does not cover consumables. Any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose on your system is limited to the duration of this written warranty. We shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages for breach of any express or implied warranty on your system.

      How Your State's Law May Apply
      Some stated do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.