What is the Difference between Tanning Lotion Intensifiers, Bronzers, Optimizers and Tingles?


If you are new to the tanning world or even an oldie to UV tanning, you may not know what the differences are between tanning lotions.  Do not worry because more than 70% of tanners do not!  Here is the breakdown:

  • Intensifiers: designed to enhance your natural color without DHA with the use of natural bronzing ingredients, such as caramel or silicone
  • Bronzers: incorporates a variety of the ingredient--DHA- that accelerates your skin to darken, such as White DHA, Brown DHA, or any proprietary blend of it
  • Optimizers: best of both worlds, or has both Intensifying and bronzing properties
  • Tingles: only for experienced tanners because these bad boys pop your blood vessels to get your circulation flowing extra hard

Be sure to check out the descriptions on our website for the full breakdown of ingredients in the products- that way you can choose your perfect tanning lotion.  Remember not to compare your skin to others or choose the lotion your friend uses, instead, pick a product that will help you reach your tanning goal by basing it off of things such as the following:

  • What your starting skin color shade is
  • How easily you burn, such as the amount of minutes to reach the burning color
  • How much protein you consume, since protein affects the rate in which you establish color
  • How often you are going to tan, because two or three times with an intensifying lotion will not show the same results as a tanning lotion that is either a bronzer or a tingle
  • What aroma you prefer, whether it be more sweet, tangy or rough
  • What ingredients you're seeking, because there are all types, such as ones that are hypoallergenic tanning lotions or with tattoo protecting complexes

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