The Chocolate Sun Collection was created by natural skincare enthusiast Susie Phillips. Working with a botanical chemist, Susie created a solution using botanicals, herbs and essential oils as the foundation for all Chocolate Sun formulas. The emphasis placed on the ingredients is what differentiates the Chocolate Sun Collection from other products on the market.
The immediate task was to develop a sunless solution that could be, first and foremost, a hydrating and nurturing skin care treatment with the benefit of tanning the skin.
Our professional solutions and retail products are handcrafted in small batches. We start each batch with our proprietary blend of organically grown, wild crafted, natural botanicals and herbs. All ingredients used are chosen for their powerful and protective antioxidant properties, natural sunscreen properties and nurturing and hydrating qualities.
The next step is to include the active tanning ingredient Dihydroxyacetone (DHA). DHA is often derived from plant sources such as sugar beets and sugar cane, and by the fermentation of glycerin. DHA is listed in the FDA regulations as an approved color additive for use in imparting color to the human body. This sugar is the active ingredient that causes the skin to darken when applied topically.
The Chocolate Sun professional solutions and retail collection are free of mineral oils, dyes, lanolin, parabens, PABA, alcohol, petro-chemicals, sodium lauryl sulfate, and formaldehyde. They are non-comedogenic. Chocolate Sun products are never tested on animals and are vegan friendly. With an eye on the environment, we use recycled materials when choosing our bottles and our packaging is minimal, no excess boxes and outer plastic wrapping.
Because Chocolate Sun is made with organically grown botanicals and herbs, pure essential oils and chemical-free preservatives, it is free of the unpleasant odor often associated with conventional sunless tanning products. Our tan delivers the most natural looking color on every skin type, and fades flawlessly. No streaking or dry patches.
Recognizing that every client has different skin care needs, Chocolate Sun’s technician’s custom blend a solution that is perfect for each individual. If purchasing one of our sunless lotions, we will guide you in choosing the right formula for your skin type.
There are Chocolate Sun studios located in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, California. In addition to our studios, the Chocolate Sun Treatment is licensed to high-end hotels, day spas, and wellness centers. Although we do not have ownership in these accounts, they are extensively trained and certified by Chocolate Sun to offer our treatment and sell our retail collection.
Chocolate Sun will remain committed to the pursuit of the finest organic, wild crafted and natural remedies for skin care. It is our intention to promote natural alternatives for skin care as a “LIFESTYLE CHOICE.”