Onyx Tanning Foam - 6.6 oz
Please Note - This product does not contain a sunscreen and does not protect against sunburn. Repeated exposure of unprotected skin while tanning may increase the risk of skin aging, skin cancer and other harmful effects to the skin - even if you do not burn. Use only as directed. Avoid contact with eyes and lips. Carry out a patch test 24 hours before use. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin.
Please view the above Ingredients tab for how to use and ingredient information.
SPF is an acronym for Sun Protection Factor. The Sun Protection Factor in products can range from 2-60, referring to its level of ability to block the sun's rays. Many variables should be considered when determining the level that is right for you. They include duration of exposure, time of day, season, activities you're doing, geographic location/altitude, prescription drugs that could leave you more susceptible to exposure, and your own skin's predisposition.
Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are both considered to be physical sunscreens or sunblocks, as they protect against both UVA and UVB radiation. UVA and UVB represent different waves on the electromagnetic spectrum of ultraviolet (UV) light. While UVB can cause sunburn and damage to the eyes, UVA can cause long term damage to the skin.
Look for products that offer protection from both UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are especially intense during the summer and UVA rays are present year round.
There are two basic types of sunscreens/sunblocks. Depending on their ingredients, they work to either reflect or absorb the sun's rays. Inorganic particles like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide create a physical barrier to block out the rays, whereas organic particles absorb UV rays and release the energy as heat.
Both sunblock and sunscreen are similar in use, but are slightly different in their protective abilities. Sunblock is more opaque and therefore protects more from UVA/UVB and radiation. Sunscreen tends to be more transparent and therefore needs to be reapplied more often. For this reason, it is recommended to choose a higher SPF since its ingredients break down more rapidly than sunblock.
It's important to protect your face from the sun's harmful rays on a daily basis. Sun exposure is reflected and intensified by the pavement, snow, water and sand. Higher SPF is recommended for higher elevations and locations closer to the equator. It is also recommended to wear an SPF of 15 or higher regardless of your activity or weather condition.
Increase the SPF when your sun exposure peaks, such as in the summer or during vacations. Apply sunscreen/sunblock according to its directions. Most directions indicate applying approximately one ounce of sunscreen at least 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. Make sure to reapply at least every two hours throughout your exposure, especially after perspiring, toweling or swimming.
Be particularly cautious between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Limit your exposure outside, wear sunscreen, and spend time indoors or in the shade under an umbrella/structure.
Even if you're not spending significant time outside, it's important to wear products with SPF to protect your skin. Choose a day moisturizer with an SPF in order to keep your skin moisturized while providing sun protection. This will help protect you from sun damage that ultimately leads to premature aging. As a general rule, it is recommended that your day moisturizer have at least 15-20 SPF. If you spend more time outdoors, consider a moisturizer with 30+ SPF.
HOW TO USE:
Onyx Tanning Foam:
For an even, streak-free tan, apply to clean, exfoliated skin using the Applicator Mitt. Allow at least a few minutes before contact to clothes. Use sparingly on elbows, hands, knees and feet. Wash hands with soap and water immediately after use. Rinse with luke warm water for only 60 seconds. Do not use soap or scrubs and do not rub or scrub freshly tanned skin. By showering one hour after application, you will achieve a light to medium result. By showering two hours after application, you will achieve a medium to dark result. For a deeper and darker color, you can leave the product on for three hours and beyond. The express tanning agent will begin to activate immediately upon application, this will replace any temporary bronzers as the wash off in the first shower. Your tan will continue to develop and deepen in color over the next 24 hours. Regular showering may be taken 16-24 hours after application.
Whilst in the shower, dampen your glove, making sure it's not too wet. Starting with your ankles and feet, rub with a firm upward motion. Continue with hips, arms and elbows, followed by the rest of the body. Be gentle on the décolletage areas. The glove can also be used directly before applying self-tanning products to prepare the skin. Designed for use on either hand. Rinse Mitt and allow to air dry.
Slide hand into mitt with the tan foam side covering the palm and the black side covering the back of the hand. Squirt a small amount of tanning lotion or mousse into the mitt. Apply to body in circular motion. Smooth out color for desired look. Designed for use on either hand. Rinse Mitt and allow to air dry.
Made in the USA; Mitts are made in China.
Purified and Deionized Water (Aqua)*, Dihydroxyacetone, Caramel (Natural Colourant)*, Glyceryl Cocoate* (Derived from Coconut), Acetyl Tyrosine (Amino Acids), Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein*, Adenosine Triphosphate*, Hydrolyzed Beta-Glucan*, Hydrolyzed Cornstarch, Beta Vulgaris Root (Beet) Extract*, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A)*,L-Ascorbic (Vitamin C), Tocpherol (Vitamin E)*, Lycopersicum Esculentum (Tomato) Seed Extract*, Panthenol (Vitamin B5 Complex), Caffeine*, Microencapsulated Ascorbyl Acid (Vitamin C)*, Natural L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Ordenone (Water-based compound, Parfum), Dimethicone, Copper*, FD&C Blue 1 (CI42090), FD&C Yellow 5 (CI19140), FD&C Red 40 (CI6035), D&C Green 5 (CI61570) and Natural Essential Oils* as Fragrance (Parfum).
Both Mitts are made from man-made textiles.
Average Days of Supply: Depends upon use.