Dark Tropical and Clear Base Formulas can be used independently of
each other and the fragrance additives. However, most customers
prefer a blend of the two with a fragrance added. The system
requires both Dark Tropical and Clear Formulas to be effective.
The Dark Tropical Formula will be too dark initially for the
majority of clients unless they have an extremely dark complexion.
Blending to meet the individual skin tone of the client is
imperative for natural looking results. Too much bronzer can get
muddy looking on a fair skinned client. Additionally, some skin
conditions such as large pores or hair follicles respond
unfavorably to bronzers and just clear should be used.
The Clear Formula contains 10 % DHA and the Dark Formula contains 12
% DHA. However, the blend of F, D&C dyes and the additional DHA
content of the Dark Formula will absorb into the skin producing a
deeper, darker residual color base on the proportion used. The two
most popular blends are 1/3 Dark and 2/3 Clear; this will result in
a light, natural immediate color and prevent excess bronzer from
rubbing off on clothing. The 1/2 Dark and 1/2 Clear blend results in
a slightly darker initial color and so on. Depending on the needs of
the salon artist or individual client, custom blending of the two
formulas is a distinct advantage over other brands of airbrush
tanning solutions. Regardless of the proportions used the bronzer
color looks totally natural throughout its range. Dispensing pumps
on the bottles allow for easy customization and consistency. Less
bronzer is always the best way to start with first time clients and
also fades more evenly on lighter skin. For extremely fair,
first time clients use ¼ Dark and ¾ clear and shower in six hours.
For example: A business man or woman entering the salon in the
morning desiring a tan but not wanting bronzer rubbing off on
clothing throughout the day would use the clear formula. By the end
of the day he or she would have a nice sunless tan and no residual
bronzer on clothing. Use of the Clear Formula alone is only
recommended for experienced airbrush technicians that utilize a
distinct and repetitious body pattern. As the solution is clear, it
is not easy to see on the skin and the tendency is to over apply the
solution. A model requiring immediate color of varying degrees for a
photo shoot might need a blend of the two formulas differing in
ratio all the way up to 100% Dark Tropical Formula. Bodybuilders in
competition would probably opt for the 100% Dark Tropical Formula,
as they typically prefer the darkest possible color. Additionally,
these clients will actually perform on stage with the bronzer on
prior to showering. DHA is only capable of making skin so dark based
on body chemistry. It will never be able to make the client as dark
as the Dark Tropical Formula prior to showering.
The twelve-fragrance selection provided in 2 oz. dropper bottles may
be used to customize our airbrush tanning solutions and other water
or alcohol based solutions. Depending upon the strength of the
fragrance desired, between five and seven drops per ounce (30 ml.)
of product should accommodate most preferences. Simply add the
fragrance and give the gun a shake to blend. If the customer desires
a stronger, longer lasting fragrance more may be added to suit their
individual taste and visa versa. Fragrances may also be used to
customize our before and aftercare products only as they were
designed to accept them. Add fragrance again at about five drops
per ounce of product and simply shake vigorously to blend.
The fragrances may also be blended together to customize a scent.
The Vanilla is a nice compliment to all of the fruity scents. Fresh
Pineapple goes very nicely with Coconut and Peaches. It is always
better to start with less fragrance. More may be added but can never
be taken away without diluting with more of the particular product.
CAUTION: Do not apply pure
fragrances to the skin as they are not designed for this application
and may cause an allergic reaction. Fragrances in topically applied
products are responsible for the majority of allergic reactions.
This is why our entire line is fragrance free yet fragrance
customizable. The good thing is that fragrance sensitive people
almost always know about their allergy because it is virtually
impossible to find a fragrance free over-the-counter product.