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Welcome to TeaTan

We've created the best-looking streak-free healthy organic self-tanner in the world and offer it to you at a super low price. Here are some of the reasons TeaTan is so amazingly great.

It looks natural. It doesn't smell. It's great for your skin. It doesn't streak. It doesn't stain your hands or the bathroom. It has natural sun blockers. 

We know your health is important and that's why we made TeaTan in the first place. It's great for your skin! And to take it a step further, we only use the best natural and organic ingredients when making TeaTan. Almost everything is made and produced right in our laboratory in Chandler, Arizona. 

Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Propylene Glycol, Dihydroxyacetone, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Ethoxydiglycol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol, Fragrance (Counter-act Parfum), Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract (Cold water seaweed), Centella Asiatica Extract (Deep herbal tea healing), Undaria Pinnatifida Extract (Kelp), Ulva Lactuca Extract (Sea Lettuce), Crithmum Maritimum Extract (Carrot oil), Citric Acid

Mixed for a perfect blend of natural bronzing, skin evening, and self-tanner. Lasts up to two years in a stable environment. Anti-aging, natural sun blocker, TeaTan even helps you tan naturally from the tannins in the tea, it has so many benefits with nothing bad added.

Self Tanners have a long and interesting history (at least we think so)

Ancient Times: The desire for darker skin dates back to ancient times. In ancient Egypt, people used a mixture of oils and plant extracts to darken their skin. Ancient Greeks and Romans also considered tan skin to be a sign of beauty and used various substances like red ochre, burnt seeds, and wine to darken their skin tone. 

Early 20th Century: The modern concept of self-tanners began to develop in the early 20th century. In the 1920s, Coco Chanel inadvertently popularized the tanned look when she got sunburned during a Mediterranean vacation. Her accidental tan was seen as fashionable, and it led to a rise in the popularity of tanning. To achieve a tan without sun exposure, people started using substances like tea, coffee, and walnut oil to darken their skin temporarily. 

Introduction of Dihydroxyacetone (DHA): The breakthrough in self-tanning came in the 1960s when a new ingredient called dihydroxyacetone (DHA) was discovered. DHA is a colorless sugar that reacts with the amino acids in the top layer of the skin, causing a temporary browning effect. The first commercial self-tanning product using DHA was introduced in the 1960s by Coppertone.Advancements in Formulations: Over the years, self-tanner formulations have improved significantly. Initially, self-tanners had a strong and unpleasant odor due to the reaction between DHA and the skin. Manufacturers started adding ingredients to mask the smell and enhance the application process. Additionally, the formulations evolved to provide more natural-looking and longer-lasting tans.

Spray Tanning and Tanning Booths: In the 1990s, spray tanning gained popularity as an alternative to traditional self-tanners. Spray tanning involves applying a fine mist of self-tanner onto the skin, creating an even and instant tan. Tanning booths, commonly known as spray tan booths, became common in salons, allowing people to get a quick tan in a controlled environment.

Gradual Self-Tanners and Bronzers: To provide more control over the tanning process, gradual self-tanners were introduced. These products allowed users to build up their tan gradually by applying the product over multiple days, thus avoiding sudden changes in skin color. Bronzers, which contain a temporary color that washes off, also became popular for providing an immediate tan that can be easily removed.

Technological Advancements: In recent years, self-tanning products have continued to advance. Formulations have improved to reduce streaking and provide a more even application. Additionally, there has been an increased focus on incorporating skincare benefits into self-tanners, such as hydrating ingredients, antioxidants, and SPF protection.

Self-tanners have come a long way since their early beginnings and have become a popular alternative to sun exposure for achieving a tan. With ongoing advancements, the industry continues to innovate and develop new products like TeaTan to meet the demands of consumers seeking a safe and sunless tan.

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