There are literally hundreds of tanning products on the market today. The primary functions of an indoor tanning product is to moisten the skin. Moistened and nourished skin tans better. Tanning lotions help counteract the drying effects of tanning and ensure a longer lasting tan. Dry skin acts as a barrier and reflects tanning rays. The active ingredients in a salon tanning product also helps in the production of additional melanin in your skin.

Tanning Accelerators are products that boost the level of tanning cells in your skin. Applying an accelerator after you shower in the morning allows your skin to generate tanning cells prior to your tanning session. This way when you enter the tanning unit you immediately start to tan the cells rather than having to create them first.

Tanning Bronzers contain a dye that changes the color of your skin instantly. You have to be careful when applying tanning lotions that contain bronzers as some will streak if not applied evenly, also real dry areas of the skin will absorb more of the tanning bronzer and leave the skin a different color. Elbow, knees, between fingers, and palms of hands are the most common spots.

Tingle Lotions may be referred to as hot, fire, spicy, and tingle factor. The theory behind a tingle lotion is a stimulation of the epidermal layers of your skin by using a cheap ingredient like methyl nicotinate. Most people feel their skin heat up or tingle after applying these tanning lotions. The stimulation (irritation) brings blood closer to the surface of the skin. The blood brings melanin with it. The tingle factors range from 1 to 30+ with some tanning lotion manufacturers and others use words like hot, hotter, hottest, max reddening. The higher the number is, the more intense the tingling. We do not sell or support the use of tingle lotions.

Essential for a deep wholesome tan is moisturizer. The constant use of a moisturizer allows your skin to retain the tanned layers while subsequent layers are added. This combination of multiple layers is how your tan continues to darken with future tanning sessions.

Indoor tanning lotions are not recommended for outdoor tanning since they do not contain SPF. You will have no sun protection outdoors. Likewise, outdoor tanning lotions are not recommended for indoor use, as they will inhibit the tanning process and leave a film on tanning beds.

Getting The Best Value On Indoor Tanning Products

Many lotion distributors and salons have on-going sales or offer coupon discounts on their products. The way they do this is by marking up the original price of the product, or making their products with inferior ingredients, then discounting them or offering free shipping, buy one-get one, or some other incentives. For instance, the manufacturer or salon may set the retail price of a lotion at $80.00, then give you 50% off. At $40.00, this may seem like a really great deal. In reality, the lotion may not even be worth $10.00.

We decided to manufacture our own products (1994) because of the lack of quality ingredients used in tanning products. The lotions' were not preparing the skin properly and some of our salon customers were getting breakouts or allergic reactions. The quality has improved somewhat, but we still find that our products produce better results for our salon and internet customers than that of other products on the market.

Thanks to our great chemist, we were able to make a product using expensive "top grade" ingredients and price them reasonably. By selling the products directly to our salon and internet customers, and not through a distribution network, we have been able to keep the pricing under control. Typically, a manufacturer sells to a distributor, who sells to a salon and then to a client. If this were the case with our TanStuff or CoolStuff, for instance, the retail price to you would be from $50.00 to $70.00 per bottle. By direct selling, we are able to maintain a price of $30.00 or less for TanStuff and CoolStuff. We are also able to give you about 9 ounces of product, as opposed to the 8 ounces you get from other tanning products. Learn More...

Natural Skincare Products:
Tanning Products • CoolStuffTanStuff 
Moisturizers • Aloe PlusBurnStuff t
Skin & Tanning Supplements • Fish-Free Omega 3 Oil




Tanning is the bodies natural reaction to sunlight. Your body is designed to tan to protect itself from sunburn. But, the tanning process, whether indoors or in the sun, can be very drying to the skin. Excessive exposures can result in pre-mature aging and wrinkling of the skin. Outdoors, your skin is subjected to sun, wind, cold, and pollutants in the air and is greatly affected by the depletion of the ozone layer, the atmospheres natural protection from the sun's harmful UV-C rays. Tanning in moderation, in addition to preparing the skin before and replenishing the skins' cells after tanning exposures is of the utmost importance.

According to certified nutritionist Robert Crayhon, M.S. (Nutrition Made Simple), "toxic chemicals in many tanning lotions may damage the skin when mixed with free-radical producing sunlight." He suggests choosing sunscreens and tanning lotions that are rich in antioxidants and as low in synthetic chemicals as possible.

Unfortunately today, to offset the cost of packaging and marketing, most tanning and skin care products are compromised with cheaper ingredients. Disturbed by the inferior and potentially hazardous ingredients found in many tanning and skin care products led us, in 1994, to develop our own tanning and skin care line. We began by partnering with a laboratory in Chicago to develop and formulate our products.

By taking control of our own packaging and marketing, we have been able to formulate a tanning and skincare line using many of nature's finest ingredients known to heal, soften, nourish and replenish the skins' cells. We work closely with our chemist to produce products of the highest quality. With the exception of necessary preservatives, only natural ingredients known beneficial to the skin are used (see ingredients list). By controlling the complete process we are able to sell our products at realistic prices.

Maximize Your Tanning Potential ... Safely and Effectively

Our tanning and skincare products have been formulated from many of nature's finest ingredients known to heal, soften, nourish and replenish the skins' cells. All of our products are formulated in a base of "True" liquid Aloe Vera, not a gel or inferior grade. Aloe Vera has the ability to penetrate human skin almost four times faster than water, while the cheaper synthetic ingredients found in most other products tend to stay on the skins' surface. Aloe is also known to produce an anti-aging effect on the skin and stimulate cell renewal. Since 1994, when we first began selling our products these are some of the comments we have been hearing from users:

What's In This Stuff?
...That makes me tan so fast? ...That keeps my tan from fading so quickly? ...That makes my skin feel so soft? ...That seems to eliminate the odor I got when tanning?

• Get A Super Tan... Fast

Containing 20% to 27% tyrosine*with added amino acids... Make our TanStuff 20, LegStuff, Cool Gel, and CoolStuff some of the most powerful tanning products on the market today.

* Tyrosine is a natural amino acid derived from proteins. It interacts with the skins' melanin to speed up the tanning process. Most products contain less than 5% Tyrosine. The added amino acids act as catalysts to increase the skins' ability to absorb the tyrosine.

• Helps Hold A Tan

All of our skincare products are derived from many of the finest natural and organic ingredients including a "True" Aloe Vera base (other products are based with water, mineral oil or aloe vera gel). The first ingredient listed in all of our Skin Sense products is Aloe Vera. Compare with other tanning and skin care products. Since natural ingredients have the ability to be absorbed in the skin more easily and effectively, your tan is less likely to fade quickly.

• Makes The Skin Touchably Soft

All of our skincare products have been developed without compromising cheaper, ineffective ingredients for an expensive marketing program. We put our money in the bottle not the hype. We use "True" Aloe Vera (known for its soothing and hydrating properties) as a base and other ingredients known to heal, soften and nourish the skins' cells.

• Eliminates An Odor From Tanning

The body's natural perspiration process, combined with the heat generated from indoor tanning equipment in a small enclosed environment, tends to leave the skin with a distinct smell. Products that are water-based and may contain cheaper ingredients, interact with the skins' moisture and actually amplify the odor. Using an Aloe Vera base, not water, and ingredients of the highest quality, virtually eliminates the tanning odor.


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Tanning Products • CoolStuffTanStuff 
Cleansers • Fragrance-Free Scrub
Moisturizers • Aloe PlusBurnStuff
Skin & Tanning Supplements • Fish-Free Omega 3 OilTan-Aid

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