Xen-Tan FAQs

Why should I self-tan?

We know that there’s nothing better than feeling beautifully bronzed, but it doesn’t have to be at the expense of your skin or health! Over exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays and the use of sunbeds increases the risk of skin cancer as well as speeding up the ageing process- causing 90% of wrinkling, sagging, rough skin texture and irregular skin colourations. Xen-Tan offers a safe and sunless way to achieve a natural-looking tan.

What is DHA?

DHA (dihydroxyacetone) is the active ingredient used in sunless tanning products which controls how dark and natural the colour looks. It is a sugar molecule that reacts to the amino acids or proteins on the surface of the skin. Xen-Tan uses a high level of DHA which is carefully formulated for a dark, natural tan and balanced with moisturising ingredients to guarantee a smooth, streak-free application and tan.

Can I use Xen-Tan on my face?

Yes, all our products are suitable for face and body!

Are Xen-Tan products cruelty-free?

Of course! We do not test on animals.

Are Xen-Tan products paraben-free?

Yes, all our products are paraben-free.

Are Xen-Tan products gluten-free?

Our products do not contain gluten however, they are made in laboratories that make all kinds of products so there’s a possibility they may come into contact with gluten. If you have a serious allergy to gluten, please check with your doctor first before using ANY of our products. We have yet to hear of any detection of gluten in our products, if you have any issues, please contact us.

Do I need to exfoliate before tanning?

We will always recommend exfoliating before tanning because when your dead skin is removed, the surface will be smoother and more product will be absorbed, resulting in a darker, longer-lasting tan. Try our Fresh Prep Scrub for gentle exfoliation that smells gorgeous!

Which product gives the darkest tan?

Our Intense Tanning Lotion is our darkest tan yet, recommended for our more experienced tanners.

How long will Xen-Tan take to develop?

Xen-Tan products develop in just three hours, after this time you can shower to remove any residue.

Do the products have an expiration date?

If left unopened, our self-tan products will last a year. Once opened, they should be used within 6 months.

Can I use the product if I’m pregnant?

We recommend you consult your doctor before using any product during pregnancy. We haven’t been made aware of any issues with sunless tan during pregnancy, but your doctor should give the final word on the safety of the product.