Our most frequently asked question has to be “What IS the difference between the organic spray tans at Silver Sky and traditional spray tans? Why are your organic spray tans better than traditional spray tans??”.
Let’s start with DHA (dihydroxyacetone). It’s probably a term you’ve heard and know is a common ingredient in self-tanning products. It’s the agent responsible for that bronze glow you get from a sunless tan. But not all DHA is created equal. There are 3 types: synthetic, natural, and organic. Synthetic DHA is created in labs and usually derived from chemicals. Natural DHA is made from plants like beetroots and sugarcane. Organic DHA is also made from beetroots and sugarcane, but of course, they are organic versions of those plants! One of the most important differences is that the chemicals in synthetic DHA can leech through the skin’s cell walls and get into the bloodstream. Organic DHA does not contain harsh chemicals and cannot compromise the cell walls. It only interacts with the amino acids on the outside of dead skin cells on the outermost layer of skin.
Synthetic DHA should always be avoided. According to a study at the Gematria Test Lab in Berlin, synthetic DHA makes the skin especially susceptible to free radical damage from sunlight. Only 40 minutes after synthetic DHA was applied to the skin, they found that more than 180% additional free radicals formed during sun exposure compared with untreated skin. They found this effect lasted up to 24 hours after applying the synthetic DHA. 180% more?!?!?!?!? 😱
Even some “natural” products are riddled with pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals. It’s difficult to know which products are synthetic, which are natural, and which are organic. Products are often poorly marked or packaging can be misleading. So it’s important to only use Certified Organic sunless tanning products, like the Eco Tan products we use at Silver Sky Organics. Eco Tan is also Certified Toxin-Free, Vegan, and Cruelty-Free! Not to mention: our products have no synthetic dyes so they look natural and are never orange, they fade evenly, and they’re nourishing to the skin!
At Silver Sky Organics, we put your safety first, using only the highest quality, organic products. We also have taken it a step further with our proprietary, state-of-the-art, heated extraction booth. You stand in the booth while a highly-trained technician hand-sprays your beautiful tan! The booth was built especially for Silver Sky Organics and there isn’t another one exactly like it anywhere else in the world! It has a powerful filtration system that removes overspray from the air, so you can breathe freely during your tanning session, and it circulates warm air to keep you cozy! Also, it looks like a rad spaceship, so who doesn’t wanna get in there??
If you have any more questions about our organic spray tans, comment below or give us a call! We hope to see you soon!