FAQs

cleantan sunless tanning model

WHAT MAKES CLEANTAN ® DIFFERENT?

CLEANTAN ® was created by skincare professionals to offer the home user a unique and effective 100% plant based, non-toxic, dye free sunless tanner. Our formulas are free of potentially dangerous ingredients such as synthetic frangrances, parabens, phthalates, PEG's/propylene glycol, triclosans, petrochemicals, penetration enhancers, skin irritants, and most importantly, synthetic dyes. We carefully hand selected every component, leveraging the cleanest cosmeceuticals available and exclusively use EcoCert DHA (dihydroxyacetone, a plant sugar that naturally browns the skin), the highest grade available. CLEANTAN ® is odor free and streak free with an intuitive dispense mechanism that makes application a clean and easy process.

WHAT IS TEATAN ® COMPLEX?

The creation of TeaTan ® Complex has set a new standard in skincare by advancing the 'empty spaces' in formulations, optimizing and energizing your tan in a revolutionary new way. While most cosmetic products are primarily just plain water, we saw an opportunity to do better. Our entire formulation is built upon the protective powers of Green Tea, Black Tea, Rooibos Tea, White Tea, Matcha Tea, Gotu Kola extract, and Cardamom seed oil. This synergistic blend of herbs and seed oil harness the most potent antioxidants, anti-agers, anti-stress, anti-smoke, and anti-pollution antidotes recognized for their amazing qualities for thousands of years. The addition of Erythrulose, a raspberry sugar that works harmoniously with DHA, promotes a deeper, longer lasting tan.

WHAT ARE PLANT BASED PIGMENTS?

All self tanners get their instant color from somewhere. Most use synthetic dyes, otherwise known as FD&C colors. These are derived from coal tar, a by-product of petroleum, and are regulated by the FDA as to the amount of lead or arsenic they are allowed to contain.

We don't play that way - nor do we need to. Rich caramel and cocoa fruit powder make up CLEANTAN’s delicious body bronzers. Beet root and Organic blue green algae round out our plant based color palette, creating a natural and gorgeous skin tone for all!

ARE ANY OF THE INGREDIENTS IN CLEANTAN ® TOXIC?

No. None of the ingredients in CLEANTAN ® have any known toxicity. We spend countless hours ensuring that our ingredients are not formaldehyde lenders or potential skin irritants and do not contain arsenic, mercury, or lead (very common in low priced DHA).  We are also very careful not to create harmful by-products during manufacturing. Click HERE to learn more about our ingredients.

IS CLEANTAN® TESTED ON ANIMALS?

No. Our vegan philosophy is held true for all products and manufacturing processes. 

HOW DO I PREP FOR SUNLESS TANNING WITH CLEANTAN® ?

Our patent pending Infinity Body Polisher  is a premium exfoliating accessory born for sunless tanning preparation. Use in your shower the day before applying CLEANTAN® for the smoothest application and even color development.

DO I NEED GLOVES OR AN APPLICATION MITT?

No, but you can. We formulated CLEANTAN ® with no mess and no stress. Because we use rich natural pigments from nature all you need is a good old fashioned hand washing immediately after application.

HOW LONG DO I NEED TO WAIT BEFORE SHOWERING?

Ideally 8 hours, though the tan will keep developing for up to 24.

WILL CLEANTAN ® STAIN MY CLOTHES?

No. Our plant sugar and herb formulation will easily wash out of clothes, towels, and sheets. It is possible that pigment may transfer to light colored clothing during development, but only if prompted by excessive rubbing or contact with water or sweat.

CAN I SWIM ONCE I HAVE APPLIED CLEANTAN ®?

You must not shower, swim or exercise within the development time. Once your tan has developed and you have rinsed off, you may do whatever you wish. However prolonged exposure to ocean water and chlorinated pools may result in your tan fading more quickly.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW BEFORE TANNING WITH CLEANTAN ®?

For optimal results here are some best practices and Pro Tips:

Do all hair removal and/or exfoliation the day before application.

Do any services such as waxing, facials, body treatments, manicures, or pedicures at least a day before applying.

Apply in one section at a time, moving rapidly to ensure even coverage. PRO TIP: Use a regular lotion on hands, elbows, knees, ankles, and feet before application to dampen color production. These areas tend to have more dead and dry skin, possibly resulting in a patchy or over-pigmented tan.
Avoid applying directly to under arm area, or any other body part that is prone to dampness and sweat. This can trigger an unusual odor.
 
- Buff or blend any areas that may need it. PRO TIP: Spray tanning professionals often use make-up brushes or sponges to perfectly blend more challenging body parts such as the neck, hands, feet, toes and ankles.
Hydrate! Both internally and externally. We cannot emphasize this enough. By using a moisturizing lotion or oil at least once daily you will help to keep a longer, healthier and even tan. Dry skin is chalky and flaky and will chip off unevenly as your body naturally sheds. By drinking lots of water and regularly applying lotion to your skin you will save yourself a lot of grief and be more satisfied overall.