FAQ

ABOUT OUR SELF-TAN

   

The base colour of the Malibu Glow tan is green, making it suitable for most skin tones. One of the many benefits of a green base is that it is 'pink correcting' making it the ideal colour base for fair skin. The green base provides a natural olive bronzed glow, without any orange undertone.

No, we do not test any of our products on animals. Malibu Glow is 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

The Malibu Glow Tanning Mousse includes only 100% Natural DHA.

No, the Malibu Glow tan has been made completely free from sulphates and parabens to ensure it is as natural as possible.

This very much depends on how you use the product (all over your body, just legs etc) and how many coats you apply. Generally, you will get approximately 6-8 full body coats per bottle.

The Malibu Glow tan scent is very refreshing with natural hints of Coconut, Vanilla, Strawberry... Due to the natural DHA in the product, the Malibu Glow tan doesn't have that standard fake tan smell that comes with most self-tanning products.

APPLYING YOUR SELF-TAN

For best results when applying the Malibu Glow tan, we recommend using our tanning applicator mitt for a smooth streak-free tan. After moisturising dry areas of the body (hands, elbows, knees and feet) apply the fake tan in long sweeping motions using the mitt starting from the ankles up.

Exfoliate - Your self-tan colour sits on the top layer of skin so it’s really important that your skin has been exfoliated to ensure a flawless smooth colour. We recommend exfoliating at least once in the 24-48 hours before you plan on tanning.

Hair removal - To ensure your tan lasts, we recommend that any shaving, waxing or other hair removal procedures are done at least 24 hours prior to self-tanning to give your pores time to close. It’s important to note that shaving or waxing after your tan may remove your colour slightly.

Hydrate - Fake tan will often grab to dry areas of the skin, so a hydrated and moisturised base will ensure a natural even glow all around.

Clean skin - A clean, dry blank canvas is optimal before applying the Malibu Glow tan. Ensure you have no leftover deodorant or perfume on your skin as this can alter the self-tan colour during application on the places it is present on your skin.

To avoid any unwanted tan build up in dry areas like hands, elbows, knees, ankle and feet we recommend using a lotion immediately prior to applying your fake tan on these areas. This will ensure the tan doesn't stick to dry skin and looks even all over.

Yes, the Malibu Glow self-tan is safe to use on your face. The natural and nourishing oils in the tan will give your face a nice healthy glow.

The Malibu Glow tan scent is very refreshing with natural hints of orange, peony and soft woody notes. Due to the natural DHA in the product, the Malibu Glow tan doesn't have that standard fake tan smell that comes with most self-tanning products.

You do not need a mitt to apply the Malibu Glow Self Tanning Mousse, however, we recommend using our Tanning Mitt for best results. The applicator mitt ensures a streak-free and even tanning application while keeping your hands stain free. The Malibu Glow tanning mitt is incredibly soft with a velvet-like feel and can be washed under warm soapy water and re-used again.

This depends on what sort of tan you would like to achieve. We recommend leaving the Malibu Glow tan on for 1-3 hours for a light tan, 3-6 hours for a medium tan and 6-8 hours (overnight) for a dark tan.

MAINTAINING YOUR SELF-TAN

The Malibu Glow tan will last around 5-7 days.

Yes, you can swim, however, any additional water exposure on the skin will reduce the longevity of your fake tan.

No, the Malibu Glow self-tan will not protect you from U.V exposure. Please ensure you use SPF on top of your fake tan when the skin is exposed to the sun.

Simple steps can be taken to ensure your tan lasts as long as possible, these include: Avoiding shaving and waxing - Avoiding hot saunas, spas and steam rooms - Avoiding skin exfoliation - Avoiding excessive sweating (gym) - Limiting time in the ocean and swimming pools.

Due to the nourishing oils in the Malibu Glow tan, it will come off your skin gradually and evenly. After 5-7 days, the tan can then be exfoliated off in the shower using warm water and an exfoliating glove or brush.

CAN I USE SELF-TAN?

The Malibu Glow tan is enriched with natural oils and ingredients so it is suited for sensitive skin. If you are worried, we recommend doing a patch test on a small number of skin 24-hours ahead of your planned fake tan application.

Due to its natural properties, including 100% DHA the Malibu Glow self-tan can be used on skin disorders such as eczema. If you’re prone to breakout more often than not then we recommend doing a patch test on the skin to check for skin sensitivity.

Generally speaking, all fake tan products are safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding (we suggest avoiding the breast area if you’re lactating). The Malibu Glow fake tan is made with 100% Natural DHA and contains no sulphates or parabens, making it even more safe to use when pregnant. If you’re unsure in any way we highly recommend consulting with your doctor or doing a spot test to ensure you don't have any reactions due to pregnancy hormones.