Q&A

The coloring of the skin occurs thanks to DHA (dihidroxyacetone), a molecule extracted from sugar cane that acts on the superficial horny layers of the skin, developing a natural reaction called polymerization that creates proteins with a burnished appearance, giving the skin a color similar to real. tanning without stimulating melanin.
The DHA of BTAN products is organic and UFSC certified and the composition of the products, 99% of natural origin, guarantees a naturally golden complexion that will gradually disappear with normal cell exfoliation, leaving no stains or artificial color (yellow / orange).

It depends on the type of product. We recommend using INSTANT TAN products generally no more than 3 times a week and GRADUAL products and especially IL SOLE EVERYDAY even every day.
However, it is advisable to carry out a scrub / exfoliation before the second application and every 3/4 times that the products are applied.

The tanning effect lasts on average from 3 to 5 days depending on several factors:
. skin preparation: scrub before and hydration after
. waiting for the development of the active ingredient (DHA): do not wash the treated areas for at least 5 hours, but not exceed 12 hours without washing away the excess
. sweat: skin warming and sweating tend to develop DHA less.

The DHA contained can dry the skin slightly, just like when we are tanned, it is necessary to moisturize.
However, the formulation of BTAN has been designed to best counteract this effect. Natural moisturizing emollients and anti-aging active ingredients are in fact added to the formula to moisturize the skin leaving it soft and smooth with an anti-aging effect.

The INSTANT-TAN tanning occurs thanks to the colored polymers (such as make-up) contained within the products. The effect then intensifies over the next 4/5 hours thanks to DHA.
GRADUAL-TAN products, on the other hand, do not have an immediate effect and the complexion develops gradually after 4/5 hours.
INSTANT-TAN products are recommended for all skin types while GRADUAL-TAN products are not recommended for particularly light complexions.

Of course, it is tested and approved by the FDA and the Ministry of Health. Our products meet strict safety criteria and can be used regularly throughout the year without contraindications. While UV rays activate melanin in the basal layer of the epidermis, self-tanners activate a process that affects only the most superficial layer. We can therefore safely insert them into our beauty routine and say goodbye to pallor forever.

BTAN products are suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive, because they are 99% natural.
The result is then different depending on the phototype of each and the starting color.

Thanks to the organic composition, the color is absolutely natural and golden. DHA increases the complexion of the skin that meets up to 2 shades depending on how much product is applied. Proper skin preparation avoids blemishes and hydration in the following days promotes homogeneous disappearance.
If your skin, after using the self-tanner, is slightly orange, it may indicate a slightly more acidic pH than normal and perhaps you are using too aggressive cleansing products.

Absolutely yes, indeed it is perfect for people suffering from vitiligo because it allows to even out the complexion.
It will be necessary to apply the product in the lighter areas to obtain the balance with the darker ones.
For the application it is recommended to use the Perfect Tan glove or better still, for vitiligo, a make-up brush.
Spread the product from the center of the white spot outwards, up to 1/2 mm from the edge of the spot itself. Then distribute the product over the entire surface of the skin, including the pigmented areas and then pass over the areas with vitiligo.

You must not go into contact with water for 5/6 hours to allow the complexion to develop. In the following days you can take baths and showers without any contraindications. However, remember that the more you wash, rub and wet the complexion will disappear faster, but we can repeat the application as many times as we want without contraindications.

Chlorine tends to lighten the skin so the effect will go away faster.

Sure. All BTAN formulations in addition to having a pleasant fragrance and moisturizing the skin, contain anti-aging active ingredients that make the product a real beauty and wellness elixir for the skin.
Exposure to the sun’s rays or to artificial lamps (especially without protection) is risky and harmful to the skin, as it ages it, can create spots, allergies and melanomas.

BTAN products can be used before sun exposure to get to the beach with a little color, but ATTENTION DO NOT protect from the sun’s rays.
The tanning effect is not real, melanin does not develop, so if you are exposed to the sun you are not protected from the sun’s rays and therefore you must always apply an SPF lotion.
In the sun the rays penetrate and the color of our skin will increase accordingly.
Exposure to the sun’s rays or to artificial lamps (especially without protection) is risky and harmful to the skin, as it ages it, can create spots, allergies and melanomas.

No, DHA does not develop melanin, but colored polymers on the surface layer of the skin called melanoidins.

DHA reacts with skin proteins, not tissues. Therefore, they do not stain. The INSTANT-TAN products, on the other hand, can leave some transfer inside the clothes only between application and the first wash because the skin does not absorb the make-up pigments that give the immediate effect.

It is therefore advisable to wait at least 5 minutes before dressing after application or to wear dark clothes before taking a shower.

The same goes for the sheets: if you use an INSTANT-TAN product before going to sleep it could lightly transfer on the sheets / pillow cases.

However, it will be sufficient to wash them with a neutral soap at 30 ° to remove any residual traces of color.

Beware of natural fibers such as linen, silk and hemp which, on the other hand, could absorb and retain color.

DHA does not stain or discolour the hair. ATTENTION to white hair instead that could turn yellow in contact with DHA. Cover the hair with a headband or cap and always clean the hair or white beard with a damp towel or a wet cotton swab after application.

No, there are no contraindications, but it is still recommended not to apply the product directly on the intimate areas, in the groin and in the armpits because it would not be natural as they are areas that do not even tan naturally.

It is recommended to shave and / or shave before application. Waxing at least 12 hours before while shaving no less than 6 hours before application in order to allow the skin to regenerate the stratum corneum on which the product is applied which otherwise would not be able to develop DHA

No. It is not recommended to apply layers of the product on top of each other without washing or scrubbing (at least every 10 days). The layering of the product creates an unnatural complexion and could create spots on the skin.

It is recommended to wash off the excess product no later than 12 hours for an optimal result.

As soon as the application is made, if you wash immediately the effect disappears because the active ingredient has not yet begun to develop the complexion. In the following days, however, you can do a scrub to mitigate the effect of the tan, but you will still have to wait for the natural cell renewal (about 8/10 days) to see the entire effect disappear.

Yes, BTAN products are 99% natural and DHA does not penetrate deeply, but remains on the most superficial layer of the skin allowing even pregnant women to use them without any kind of contraindication. However, it is advisable not to apply the product directly on the nipples if you are breastfeeding.

Immediately after applying the BTAN products you can apply make-up using powdered make-up, however, as regards creamy make-up (concealers / funds) it is recommended to use them in small quantities by tapping and not spreading.
After 5/6 hours of waiting for the complexion to develop and after having washed off the excess of the product, you can put on make-up and creams without any problem.

It is advisable to cover the hair with a cap and try not to go directly with the product on the beard if it is white. After application, always clean your beard and hair with a damp towel or wet cotton

BTAN self-tanning products are the only alternative without contraindications to have a golden complexion for those who suffer from breakouts or have suffered from skin and non-skin cancers. The product is 99% natural and does not penetrate deeply.

Skin spots and freckles will tend to look darker once the product is applied, but unlike when we sunbathe, they do not really darken, but will only seem darker due to the pigmentation effect that occurs externally. When the tanned effect fades, the stain returns to its origin.
To reduce this effect, it is advisable to put moisturizer on the spots before applying the product or to leave a small knob of cream on the stain if it is very dark and remove the cream with a cotton swab after applying BTAN.

The scars / burns may remain clearer as the per cells present in these areas have a lower concentration of keratin therefore the DHA, which reacts with the keratin present on the horny layer of the skin, may develop less

It is recommended not to use the products after 6 months of opening as the DHA may no longer be active.
It is advisable to check the color of the product before applying it if it has been open for some time. If the color tends to green, do not use it

We do not recommend applying any product either before application or after until you take your first shower.
Oil creams create a barrier on the skin that could not make the complexion develop evenly.
In the days following the treatment it is recommended to hydrate with IL SOLE EVERYDAY to maintain the results longer. However, it is essential to moisturize the tanned areas in the days following application, but do not use oil-based products because they lighten faster.

Yes, but not immediately after shaving. Wait a few hours at least.

The use of SOLE SPRAY for the face and IL SOLE MOUSSE for the body is recommended for those with oily skin because they have very light formulations that do not weigh down.

All BTAN products have different and pleasant fragrances and do not develop the “typical self-tanner smell” because they do not contain chemicals.

Yes, but it is recommended to wait at least half an hour between applying the SPF lotion and the BTAN product

Yes, BTAN products are created to be suitable for all skin types.

However, we recommend the use of INSTANT TAN products for those who have very fair complexions because the natural make-up pigments present in instant products help create a more golden and natural complexion. DHA develops a complexion that reflects the complexion which therefore meets, if the complexion is very clear, without the help of instant pigments the complexion could be less beautiful.

BTAN products automatically adapt to the complexion they encounter so the risk of having unnatural colors does not exist.

The more product you put on, the darker you become, but when the tan is too dark it can be unnatural.

It is therefore advisable to be careful in the choice and correct use of the products.

We recommend using a little product especially in the first applications to understand the skin reaction and gradually add until the desired color is obtained.

It would be helpful not to bathe immediately before using the self-tanner. Water causes the top layer of skin to swell slightly and this could be the reason for an uneven complexion. Better a shower.