Skinny Tan FAQ's
Most ordinary tanners work with a chemical form of DHA that has been found to dry and damage the skin and often smells unpleasant. Skinny Tan is one of the first self-tanners to use a natural tanning active derived from the seeds of the Brassica napus plant. This makes it a bio-organic form of DHA that works naturally with the amino acids in the skin to create the darkening reaction for a natural looking tan. Due to its plant origination any unpleasant smell is significantly reduced and most people cannot detect it at all. It is also gentle and less drying on the skin than tanners using the chemical form of DHA.
Skinny Tan includes Guarana a caffeine derivative that is an important ingredient in the most popular firming and cellulite creams. It is Guarana’s high caffeine content that can help to disguise the visible appearance of cellulite with a cosmetic effect that lasts until the tan fades. Tanned cellulite also always looks better than white cellulite so by tanning with Skinny Tan you get the double benefit with one application. As we say at Skinny Tan if you can’t tone it - tan it!
The active ingredient in Skinny Tan is a natural form of dihydroxyacetone (DHA) derived from seeds. It is a type of sugar. It's non-toxic and works by interacting with the protein of the skin cells in the top, dead layer of skin.
Skinny Tan creams won't harm pregnant womens’ babies as when rubbed onto the skin the creams don’t go beyond the top cell layer. This means they aren’t absorbed into the body. As your skin renews itself, the Skinny Tan fades as the skins cells are shed.
However, if women use any fake tan spray or a spray-tanning booth, then they may inhale some of the vapours. There is no evidence to know how breathing in ANY fake tan spray will affect an unborn baby.
To be on the safe side during pregnancy, I would suggest using cream based tanning only.