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PreTan Prep is a refreshing shower gel in an exfoliating tube package. It allows you to easily and gently exfoliate in the shower before applying your Tournesol Tanning Products. The soft, silicone nubs at the end of the tube gently exfoliate top-layer dead skin cells while washing with a gentle but effective cleansing gel.

It is very important when using a sunless tanning product to ensure the skin is exfoliated and smooth for an even result. This means no oil-based gels or scrubs as they may leave residue on the skin.

Body Wash Benefits

  • Tube has silicone nubs built into the end of the tube
  • Skin is gently and quickly exfoliated
  • Ingredients include glycolic acid for gentle skin exfoliation
  • Contains green tea extract and vitamin E - great skincare botanicals to hydrate the skin
  • Paraben-free
  • Light fresh scent
  • Gel consistency
  • Two squeeze tubes with silicone brush head on end and cap
  • Made in the USA

Please see the Usage & Ingredients tab for how to use and ingredient information.

Sun Protection
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.

About the Collection
Tournesol Tanning is here to help you rethink the way you get that summer glow. With more than 17 years of experience in the sunless tanning industry, Tournesol's developers set out to revolutionize the way you sunless tan. Using DHA plus their innovative Algo Tan Technology, a marine-based complex, Tournesol's formula helps mimic the visual effect of a sun-based tan on your skin without exposure to harmful rays. This complex is combined with skin nourishing ingredients like essential oils and botanicals to help boost your skin's glow. Tournesol's no-mess application is perfect for sunless tanning on-the-go. All Tournesol products are paraben-free and coconut scented.  

Tournesol Tanning

Kim Banchs & Samantha MagillAbout the Guests
After working for 18 years with another sunless tanning brand, Kim Banchs decided to create her own line with amazing formulas and innovative delivery ideas. Samantha Magill is the co-creator of Tournesol Tanning. Sam is the go-to girl for all of the packaging and formulation ideas. Kim and Sam refer to themselves as the "Glow Girls."

How To Use

Begin with wet skin in the shower. Turn the PreTan Prep exfoliating brush head to the right to open and squeeze a small amount onto skin. Turn the exfoliating brush head to the left to close before use. Apply the brush with the PreTan Prep body wash in a circular motion to the skin and continue over entire body. Rinse. Make sure that your brush head is closed before replacing the cap.

Average Days of Supply: 60 days each.

Ingredients

Water, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acrylates/Palmeth-25 Acrylate Copolymer, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Propanediol, Fragrance, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Allantoin, Sorbitol, Sodium Pca, Peg-18 Glyceryl Oleate/Cocoate, Glycolic Acid, Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi-Leaf (Bearberry) Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Rhizome/Root Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide