Chocolate Sun Cocoa Illume Lite Sunless Tanning Face Gel #1
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Fair to Medium Skin.
Our aloe based sunless tanning gel is made with a proprietary blend of botanicals and herbs chosen for their soothing effect on delicate facial skin. This is our lightest formulation, created for those with fair to medium skin. Best for normal to oily skin. Because this Sunless Tanning Gel is formulated with aloe, it will feel cool to the skin when applied and you may experience a temporary tightening effect as it drys. Product should be stored in a cool, dark space, away from direct sunlight.
Our Cocoa Illume Lite sunless gel was formulated specifically for the face. This lightly scented and lightweight formula gives an instant glow and develops quickly giving your face a beautiful, healthy glow. Your skin tone appears even and sun kissed. You will be able to give your foundation a vacation. Avoiding excessive exposure to the sun is the most effective way to maintain healthy, youthful looking skin. Gluten Free & Vegan.
*Before beginning, shake product vigorously, as natural products will separate between uses. Shaking ensures the active ingredient needed to darken the skin, has not settled at the bottom of the product.
*Apply to clean, dry skin that is free of all products.
*Gently apply to face, neck and décolleté. The application should be similar to applying foundation. Pay close attention to blending from face to neck to décolleté. Blend into hairline to avoid lines of demarcation.
*If you have extremely light hair, avoid getting product in hair.
*Reapply every few days, or as needed.
*Wash hands and in between fingers, thoroughly after application
*Product should remain on skin a minimum of 4-5 hours.
*Do not get skin wet during development time. If liquid is splashed on skin during development time, it is best to gently blot dry affected area and then leave treatment alone to continue to develop.
*Product should be stored in cool, dry area and out of the direct sun light. Refrigerate if possible.
AFTER APPLICATION IS COMPLETE
*It is best to wear loose fitting, dark clothing, while product develops.
*Your skin must remain dry for 4-5 hours. No workouts, no swimming, no showers, no bathing, or doing dishes, until application time is complete.
*If it is necessary to wash your hands before development time is complete be especially careful to not submerge hands in water and then touch your face.
*If you brush your teeth before the development process is complete, do not allow water to splash on your chin.
*Be sure to wrap a paper towel around any glass, bottle or cup that you are drinking from. Perspiration may drip and interrupt the development process.
*You do not need to be paranoid of water, simply be conscious of it. Water splashes on us more than we generally realize.
*For those of us with dogs, big or small, be aware that the treatment is sweet, and our furry kids like to lick it. If this happens, please scroll to the Troubleshooting portion of this information.
Thank you for following our very detailed directions!
If you are not completely exhausted from these directions (LOL!), and feel you need more information, please scroll below for Trouble Shooting Tips and Sunless Tanning Facts.
*If you discover that you missed a spot or an area after your application has over developed, or you wish for a darker result overall, you can easily reapply the product to the missed area to fix the area or darken the original application.
*If you do not clean your hands thoroughly after application and sunless tanning product develops on unintended areas such as palms of hands or in between your fingers, you can use an emery board to gently exfoliate the mistake. This will at least lighten the area and assist in the fading process.
*If you accidentally apply too much product, and your sunless tanning results are too dark, gently exfoliate your skin with an appropriate facial scrub or cream. This will assist in the fading and lightening of the sunless tan.
SUNLESS TANNING FACTS:
*Keeping your facial skin moisturized after your sunless tan has developed, will extend the life of your tan and help tan fade evenly.
*Your sunless tan will lighten daily as your skin goes through its natural exfoliation process.
*Because facial skin is continually exposed to the environmental elements such as pollution, varying weather conditions and free radicals, it is typical for the sunless tan on your face, to fade more quickly than a sunless tan on your body.
*Your sunless tan will fade more quickly if you are using anti-aging or exfoliating products in your daily beauty routine. Specifically, products like Retin A can be drying and cause your skin to become flakey during treatment. A sunless tanning product will not work well in conjunction with this type of product.
*Hormonal changes brought on by menstruation, use of certain medications, diet or stress can cause sunless tanning products to be less effective. Occasionally, these hormonal changes may prevent the development of the sunless tanning product all together. Don't despair just reapply
*Avoiding excessive exposure to the sun is the most effective way to maintain healthy, youthful looking skin.
*Always wear sunscreen; a sunless tan will NOT protect your skin from sun and environmental damages and burns.
*If you discover any awesome pointers that you would like to share with us, that would make the sunless tanning application even more flawless, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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pH-balanced Distilled Water (Aqua)
ECOCERT DHA Derived from Sugar Beets (Dihydroxyacetone)
Organic Aloe Vera Gel (Aloe Barbadensis)
Natural Thickening Agent (Sclerotium Gum)
Mica Organic Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus Sinensis)
ECOCERT Leucidal Liquid (Natural Preservative Derived from Radish)
Potassium Sorbate (Natural Preservative Derived from Fruit)
94% Organic Ingredients
Water not included in calculations.
All Chocolate Sun organic ingredients come from certified growers. All additional ingredients are either ECO-Certified, wildcrafted and or 100% natural. All formulas use only vegan friendly ingredients. Tested only on humans.
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.”