Found Safe Tan at a country show about 5 plus years ago. Have not
found anything else that gives a more natural looking tan.
S.M. New Zealand
Thank you for the great tip with my
last order on how to apply Safe Tan using gloves to rub it in. I
actually spray the Safe Tan directly on my skin and rub it in while
wearing gloves. It is so much faster and easier and the color is still
beautiful. Thanks again. I will continue to order this from your
company as long as you continue to sell it. Thank you!!!!!
L.N. South Carolina
Diane I just had to drop you a line to say I am so
happy with the Safe tan product. Everything that you said is totally
true. I also incorporated your techniques which makes it so easy to
apply. I have never used product that looks so natural. I have gotten
so many compliments. Thank you so much for such a wonderful product.
My sister and I are ecstatic. I will definitely be re-ordering. The
product and customer service is absolutely awesome. Thanks again Diane
for making me one happy person.
L.C. North Carolina
I've told many
people about how wonderful Safe Tan is because I'm always
getting compliments about my tan. I think my friend Katie
bought it already.
just had to write you to say how much I LOVE the Safe Tan! It
is Amazing! I have been so pleased with 1) the natural,
beautiful color, 2) the fact that there is no detectable odor,
3) the fool-proof ease-of-use and 4) the fact that no color
transfers to my bedding. All in a natural product. I am
over-the-moon! I did find a way to more-easily apply the
product to my body and face and want to share with you.
Safe Tan provides color immediately!
No streaking, staining, or smell.
Safe Tan adjusts to each individuals skin tone. The paint on
color creates a smoother and more even appearance while it mutes veins
and hides flaws. Safe Tan looks and fades just like a real tan. Your skin
feels smooth and silky with none of the mess or damage cause by other self
The first application gives a healthy, natural look. The
paint the next day looks like you spent the weekend at the beach.
The third day in a row of painting will be a deep dark tan. Than apply
once a week to maintain.
In clinical trials, it was determined that Safe Tan significantly
improved the appearance of veins, freckles, scarring and other blemishes
by making the skin color become more uniform.
Safe Tan dries almost immediately, except for the luxuriant moisturizers,
leaving a warm rich color and beautifully soft skin. Safe Tan will save you
time on your normal routine. It is safe, easy, long lasting and economical
to use. Safe Tan rehydrates skin cells smoothing out fine lines in the
skins surface. At once a week, it is low maintenance and replaces
stockings, hand and body lotions and even face make up.
The hazards of tanning: The Skin Cancer Foundation states that more
than 23 minutes per year in a tanning bed does irreparable harm. The radiation
from tanning beds is 5 times the intensity of the noon-time sun at the equator.
One of the common side-effects of bed tanning is the development
of spider veins, as the blood in your veins actually boils, it damages vascular
structure and results in unsightly discoloration.
Tanning, in its most unglamorous form, is simply the bodys response
to skin cell damage caused by ultraviolet light. UVA and UVB radiation stimulates
the production of melanin, the skins pigment, in a desperate attempt
to protect the skin from further damage. Each layer of skin is shed every
2 to 3 days on average, newer cells revert to their usual level of melanin,
leaving the skin, once again, vulnerable to ultraviolet light. The cycle
repeats itself, resulting in damaged skin that has lost its elasticity (i.e.,
tough, leathery, and prematurely wrinkled), liver spots and a range of skin
cancer conditions from basal skin to carcinoma, to melanoma. The reality
is alarming. One out of every five Americans will develop skin cancer.
Questions and Answers
QUESTION: What is in this and how does it work?
ANSWER: Aloe Vera based Safe Tan contains moisturizers and humectants.
A small amount of evaporative SD-alcohol allows Safe Tan to dry quickly without
drying the skin. The cosmetic colors along with plant extracts, help create
your own individualized tan shade. The carrier takes the color and moisturizers
into the top three layers of your skin.
QUESTION: Will this wash off?
ANSWER: Safe Tan is washable for the first hour, so it is virtually
goof-proof. As you paint, it begins absorbing into the skin at the rate of
one layer every three hours. Safe Tan hydrates and colors three layers of
skin. It will take ten to twelve hours for full absorption.
QUESTION: Is this a sunscreen?
ANSWER: No. While Safe Tan contains non-paba sunscreen, we make no
SPF claims. We encourage frequent and liberal sunscreen use after the first
QUESTION: How long does it last?
ANSWER: The color lasts 3 days on the face and a week on the body
when properly applied. It fades naturally, like a real tan.
QUESTION: How is this different from common self-tanners?
ANSWER: Safe Tan moisturizes your skin rather than drying it out.
It improves the look and feel of your skin. Its a natural color, never
orange! We use food-grade cosmetic colors instead of harsh, smelly
chemicals. Its brown in the bottle and goes on brown. Instant, believable,
and long lasting color. No more waiting hours hoping youll turn out
ok. Unlike common self-tanners, Safe Tan colors and conditions 3 layers deep
so skin underneath is tan, not just the surface layer. No blotching or
streaks---just color that lasts and fades like the real thing!
QUESTION: Can it be darker?
ANSWER: It will look a bit darker overnight. For more color, re-apply
the next night. For an even darker tan, re-apply for up to 3 nights.
QUESTION: How often can I paint?
ANSWER: Paint once a day for up to 3 days in a row until you have
the shade you want. To maintain color, paint your body once a week and your
face twice a week.
QUESTION: Can I paint more than once a day? If not, why?
ANSWER: If you do, the color coats itself and absorbs improperly creating
a fake look. Remember: 10-hrs/ rinse/ re-apply.
QUESTION: Does it stain clothes?
ANSWER: NO! It can come off on your clothes just after application,
until you have had a first shower, but it will not stain the clothing. Using
too much will leave a residue on the skin. We recommend using as little as
possible, blending and stretching the product. Safe Tan wont stain
nails, hair or fabric. If it gets on your clothes, dont panic. It will
wash out with regular laundering. Dont use a stain penetrator as it
can set the color and cause staining.
QUESTION: How soon can I dress after painting?
ANSWER: The product is dry within 5 minutes. You can dress when you
are through painting. No more standing naked for 20 minutes not touching
anything. Unlike self-tanners, Safe Tan will not rub off on clothes after
the first rinse. No more orange bras!
QUESTION: Will lotion, perfume, sunscreen, etc. affect Safe Tan?
ANSWER: Not at all. Once Safe Tan has been fully absorbed overnight
and the excess rinsed off, you can follow your normal routine. No after shave,
lotion, perfume, etc., impacts your tan. Its your skin only
better. Weekly use soon eliminates the need for other moisturizers.
QUESTION: Is this OK if pregnant?
ANSWER: Yes, it does not cross the blood barrier and is not toxic.
Safe Tan is really nice for pregnancy, since it has no foul odor or nausea
inducing fragrance. It also covers the facial discoloration that sometimes
accompanies pregnancy. Safe Tan helps keep the skin supple and smooth with
very little effort
QUESTION: How to paint knees and other problem areas?
ANSWER: Use the dry side of the brush with very little color left
in it. Lightly go over dry areas, barely getting any color on the dryer areas
as they can grab more of the moisturizers and appear darker. Its still
fully washable, so if you make a mistake just fix it!
QUESTION: If the 2-oz. size does four paints, how can the 4-oz. size do
ANSWER: The first 2 times you paint, your body will drink about ½
ounce per application. Thereafter, if applying weekly, your skin becomes
re-hydrated and requires less product to maintain the same rich color and
QUESTION: Does Safe Tan age?
ANSWER: It has an approximate 10-month shelf life. This product has
no preservatives. We use as few chemical components as possible. With an
Aloe Vera base, after time, nature conquers and the cosmetic colors break
QUESTION: Can I paint my face?
ANSWER: Yes, you can paint your entire face and up into the hairline
with the product. Apply one drop to the wet side of the brush and to the
forehead and cheeks. Turn brush over to blend it across the face, ears and
tip of nose. Apply more color as needed. The color wont grab on eyebrows,
hairline, nails, or beard. Paint right over the eyelids with the dry side
of the brush. If it gets in your eyes, it won't blind you, but it will sting
because of the alcohol. Wipe excess from eyes.
QUESTION: What about shaving?
ANSWER: It is better to shave in the morning and paint in the evening
as pulling the hair with a razor enlarges the hair follicles and can cause
tiny dark spots. These will wash away in the next shower, but meanwhile it
is not an attractive look. Shaving can irritate the skin and immediate use
of Safe Tan directly after shaving can cause unnecessary moments of discomfort.
The good news is you can shave and still have color. No streaks. No ugly
knees or rusty ankles. After four days of shaving, a subtle difference may
exist from the shaved to unshaved areas-just as with a real tan. If you want
you can apply a little touch up to lighter areas.
before first use, soak foam in warm water for 10 minutes to expand and soften
for easier application. Remove from water and let dry totally before painting.
It is best not to rinse the brush again. A plastic divider prevents Safe Tan
from soaking through from the “wet/painting side” to the “dry /blending
side”. Beginners can mark the handle to not which is the wet side.
Body Before you apply, shower or bathe with a deodorant bar
soap (not a liquid, gel, glycerin, or moisturizing soap). Safe Tan mush be the
first thing on clean skin. Other moisturizers interfere with the skin’s
absorption of the product. If you ignore this step, you will get color; but it
will not last as long and it will be harder to apply. Safe Tan is a moisturizer!
It will hydrate your skin which can only absorb so much of any moisturizer at
Please read all the directions before you begin.
There are a few synthetic/chemical components in this
product. Safe Tan has a cold-pressed aloe vera base.
No emulsifiers. This
means they product will separate within the bottle so you need to shake it
before each use.
No preservatives. This means there is a limited shelf life.
Each bottle has an expiration date stamped on the bottom and is guaranteed until
that date and may last longer with proper care. If the product is old, it takes
on greenish hue.
The product is still safe to use, but the color will not be
as intense or last as long. Evaporative SD Alcohol-40 prevents microbe growth in
your bottle or brush and also allows Safe Tan to dry quickly upon application.
As with anything new, there is a learning curve. It may
take you longer to do your first application. Soon you will have it down to 25
minutes a week. The touch up for your face will take less time than washing it.
Shower and paint in the evenings after you’ve finished
will water use. (dishes, brushing teeth, etc.).While you sleep, Safe Tan’s color and moisturizers penetrate into your
skin.Shower the next morning, with any soap, to rinse off any
excess and you are ready to go. You can do everything you normally do, wear
anything you please. Safe Tan will not rub off on your clothes. You can use
perfumes, sunscreens, shampoos, etc. Shave your legs, swim, hot tub, work out,
whatever...Safe Tan is there to stay.
Shake the bottle a few time before you apply each drop to
the brush. Remember to click the cap closed first. If you don’t shake it, the
colors will not be mixed with the carrier and all your pretty work will wash
off. Lay the flat of the brush across the small opening and upend the bottle in
the center of the brush for a 3 second count. Don’t squeeze!
A dime-sized drop will fully paint from ankle to knee,
wrist to elbow, etc. Don’t put color too close to the brush edges or it will
soak through and we both sides.
Use the wet side to apply a wide line of color vertically
from the ankle to just below the knee area. Repeat a similar line on both sides
of the calf, allowing about 2– inches of unpainted skin in between the lines
of color. Safe Tan beads up on the skin permitting ample time to turn the brush
over to the dry side to blend. With the dry side, pull the color horizontally in
a smooth, slow stroke from the wet to dry.
If you find you didn’t put enough on the brush, put more
on. If you put on so much that you have product running down your body, just
turn the brush over to the dry side, wipe the drips and continue painting.
When you have smoothed out all the Safe Tan, then apply
additional color from the still wet side of the brush to any unpainted smooth
skin areas. Just touch the web brush to the unpainted area. Avoid the dry spots
(ankles, knees, elbows, feet and knuckles) until you have painted everything
Instructions for Self Tanning
HANDS – FEET – KNEES – ELBOWS:
These are areas where you must use a very dry brush with
very little color left in it.
Before painting the above, check the dry side for
undiscovered web pockets by pressing the brush firmly against a smooth skin
area. Don’t worry if the area was already painted, since smooth skin will only
absorb so much moisturizer, the excess product can easily be blended at this
line of color across the back of the hand, below the knuckles and not over the
edges. Use the dry side to pull the color up the wrist, away from the knuckles.
When you see no more color moving, take the same dry side and gently buff the
fingers and knuckles until they have all been lightly colored. If you need
additional product, spread your fingers and gingerly touch the wet brush to the
“side” of one finger, not on the dry knuckles, then continue to buff.
Feet Put one line of color only on the top of the foot.
Blend the wet color with the dry side up the leg, away from toes, sides, ankles
and heels. Flex the foot to paint your ankles with the dry side of the brush. Do
not repeat as the dryer areas can become too dark if over painted.
Knees and ElbowsBend
so skin is stretched tight and lightly pull the dry side of the brush over the
unpainted area, moving in the same direction the lines naturally run. Remember,
when applying to these dry areas, to make sure the skin is tight. Bend your
knees, elbows and fingers then painting. Otherwise, they wrinkle and can pocket
the color. If you have other dry areas, use only the dry side of the brush and
lightly go over them.
Face One dime size drop will paint you whole face. Touch
wet brush to forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. Use dry side to blend across face,
nose, eyes, even ears. Repaint face every third night as it exfoliates more
quickly. Safe Tan does not discolor the hair or eyebrows.
It will tan the scalp and make thinning hair appear
thicker. The moisturizers soothe and even out skin tones. You can truly use Safe
Tan from head to toe!
Clean up Check your work (especially fingers, palms, and
feet) to make sure you don’t have any color where you do not want it. If you,
wash it off.
Some excess can get on your clothes before your first
shower. Safe Tan does not stain fabric. Just put garment in the laundry ad wash
as normal. If dry cleaning ask them to “wet clean” the area. Do not us a
spot treatment as chemical may set the color.
Safe Tan is generally dry to the touch within 5 minutes.
Please allow ten hours before showering or perspiration inducing activity.
You don’t ever have to live with mistakes. They can be
whisked away, as Safe Tan is completely washable for the first hour with a soapy
washcloth. Do a thorough inspection of your handiwork in a full length mirror
and make any corrections needed. You won’t need to do this later when Safe Tan
becomes a regular part of your skin care.
Safe Tan is very user friendly!
Remember, all this will become much easier as you become
more familiar with this process. Most of us can fully paint our own bodies in
about half and hour once a week. Enjoy your wonderful new skin tone and texture.
Don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions.
Moisturizers-(Aloe Vera Water)-The actual base of the product. Our
aloe is re-hydrated from cold pressed leaves. (
Sunscreens---Used solely for cosmetic
enhancement. No sunscreen factor claimed. No sunscreen factor claimed.
Colors--- FDA-approved, cosmetic-grade colors -Our colors are the highest grade commercially available. They
are commonly used in food products, prescription pharmaceuticals, and in
other cosmetic products from lipsticks to eyeliners. A
plant extract that interacts with the body's amino acids to create a personalized
shade of tan. This ingredient has been used in liquid baby vitamins, and
is very safe for human consumption.
Penetrant--- A micro-molecular carrier that enables
the moisturizers and color to penetrate the top three layers of skin. The
carrier enhances the activity of the aloe vera, creating a synergistic effect
that enables the lower layer skin cells to "plump up" or re-hydrate, resulting
in a more resilient, cosmetic aspect.
Other--- Evaporative alcohol. This is
a grain-based alcohol, not a petroleum distillate. It serves as an antibacterial
agent in the bottle and brush. It will not dry out the skin as it is not absorbed,
but evaporates, allowing for the quick drying of our tan.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not
intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If under
medical care, or if pregnant or nursing, please consult a health