UV-Free SMART Mystic Tanning

Our Manhattan Style Salons are located throughout the North East, Miami and LA. They deliver a “WORLD CLASS TANNING EXPERIENCE” with a variety of State-of-the-Art, High Performance Equipment and Lotions (including both Traditional Beds, Smart Bed and UV-FREE SMART Spray technologies) We’re the “BEST VALUE IN TANNING” as we equip our customers with the knowledge to make “Smart” decisions on what is the safest, most effective, and least costly means to a beautiful tan, and looking and feeling your SEXIEST all year long!

Choose Between Several Session Options and a Variety of Beauty Engineered Shades

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What will you experience? Its simple as 1, 2, 3, we’ve got you covered…

  1. After watching a 2 minute demonstration video, each 5 to 10 minute session includes everything needed to apply and develop a beautiful tan in just a few hours.
  2. Our spray booths are automated and voice guided thereby eliminating any chance of human error.
  3. Our spray solution is vacuum-packed in personal 8 oz cartridges to eliminate the risk of any “orangy-ness or streaking”, and our Magnetic spray technology eliminates any risk of shading or missed spots.

FAQ’s

Why SMART TAN Mystic tan?
Mystic Tan revolutionized the world of tanning in 1998 when it introduced the world’s first Sunless spray-on tanning system. The primary focus of Mystic Tan is to provide customers with the smoothest, most even, natural-looking tan possible. Quality and patented technology have always been fundamental to each and every product that Mystic Tan introduces. With an 80 percent market share in Sunless spray tanning, Mystic is in thousands of salons and spas worldwide. “We didn’t just perfect the spray-on tan, we invented it. After more than 10 years of innovation, we are still the world leader in Sunless tanning.”

What is SMART TAN Mystic tan?
It’s a private, self-contained system that employs a patented revolutionary spray-on process that uses sweeping side to side airbrush motion, and MagneTan® Technology, to apply uniform amounts of Mystic Tan Tanning Myst™ to the entire body in just seconds. The Mystic Tan System utilizes personal single use cartridges and additives that can be blended to create the perfect combination for all skin types and desired results. These personal cartridges are sealed air tight so the Mystic Tanning solution doesn’t spoil. Its this spoiling that causes the orangy-streaky problems of the past.

What is magnetan® technology?
MagneTan application technology is Mystic’s patented process that uses the human body’s own magnetic properties to attract Mystic Tan Tanning Myst™ to every exposed surface of the skin. When genuine Mystic Tan Tanning Myst passes through the patented spray nozzle, the micro-particles of mist are polarized, taking on the characteristics of “tiny magnets.” These particles adhere evenly thru magnetic static attraction, and in a precise uniform amount to the exposed skin to create a smooth, even, natural-looking tan.

Exposure
Mystic Tan® is the sunless name your customers know best; mentioned by celebrities, on top TV shows and in the pages of the most popular magazines.

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ADDITIONAL READING FOR INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

 

Sunless tanning

(Redirected from Spray tanning) Sunless tanning (also known as UV-free tanningself tanningspray tanning (when applied topically), or fake tanning) refers to the application of chemicals to the skin to produce an effect similar in appearance to a suntan. The popularity of sunless tanning has risen since the 1960s after links were made by health authorities between exposure to the sun, and other sun tanningmethods, such as sunbeds or tanning beds, and the incidence of skin cancer.

Natural sunscreen

Artificial sunscreen absorbs ultraviolet light and prevents it from reaching the skin. It has been reported that sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 8 based on the UVB spectrum can decrease vitamin D synthetic capacity by 95 percent, whereas sunscreen with an SPF of 15 can reduce synthetic capacity by 98 percent (Matsuoka et al., 1987).[1]

A safe and effective method of sunless tanning is consumption of certain carotenoids — antioxidants found in some fruits and vegetables such as carrots and tomatoes — which can result in changes to skin color when ingested chronically and/or in high amounts. Carotenoids are natural, and unlike many sunless tanning products, are long-lasting. In addition, carotenoids have been linked to more attractive skin tone than suntan.[2]

Carotenaemia (xanthaemia) is the presence in blood of the yellow pigment carotene from excessive intake of carrots or other vegetables containing the pigment resulting in increased serum carotenoids. It can lead to subsequent yellow-orange discoloration (xanthoderma or carotenoderma) and their subsequent deposition in the outermost layer of skin. Carotenemia and carotenoderma is in itself harmless, and does not require treatment. In primary carotenoderma, when the use of high quantities of carotene is discontinued the skin color will return to normal. It may take up to several months, however, for this to happen.

Carotenoids safe in chronic high doses

Lycopene

Lycopene is a key intermediate in the biosynthesis of beta-carotene, and xanthophylls. While chronic, high doses of β-carotene supplements have been associated with increased rate of lung cancer among those who smoke, evidence for lycopene’s benefit was strongest for cancers of the lung, stomach, and prostate gland. Lycopene is found in lung tissue and is valuable in protecting lymphocytes from NO2 damage found in lung cancer.[citation needed]

Lycopene may be the most powerful carotenoid quencher of singlet oxygen,[3]

Due to its strong color and non-toxicity, lycopene is a useful food coloring (registered as E160d) and is approved for usage in the USA,[4] Australia and New Zealand (registered as 160d)[5] and the EU.[6]

Carotenoids not safe in chronic high doses

Beta-carotene

A sunless-tanning product is tanning pills which contain beta-carotene.

However, chronic, high doses of synthetic β-carotene supplements have been associated with increased rate of lung cancer among those who smoke. This may be prevented by combining β-carotene with lycopene that is found in lung tissue and is valuable in protecting lymphocytes from NO2 damage found in lung cancer.[citation needed]

Canthaxanthin

Canthaxanthin is most commonly used as a color additive in certain foods. Although the FDA has approved the use of canthaxanthin in food, it does not approve its use as a tanning agent. When used as a color additive, only very small amounts of canthaxanthin are necessary. As a tanning agent, however, much larger quantities are used. After canthaxanthin is consumed, it is deposited throughout the body, including in the layer of fat below the skin, which turns an orange-brown color. These types of tanning pills have been linked to various side effects, including hepatitis and canthaxanthin retinopathy, a condition in which yellow deposits form in the retina of the eye. Other side effects including damage to the digestive system and skin surface have also been noted.[citation needed] The FDA withdrew approval for use of canthaxanthin as a tanning agent, and has issued warnings concerning its use.[7]

Other products

DHA-based products

The most effective sunless tanning involves the use of lotions and sprays that contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA) as the active ingredient. DHA is not a dye, stain or paint, but causes a chemical reaction with the amino acids in the dead layer on the skin surface.[8] This is similar to the Maillard reaction, a process well known to food chemists that causes the browning that occurs during food manufacturing and storage. It does not involve skin pigmentation nor does it require exposure to ultraviolet light to initiate the color change. The effect is temporary and fades gradually over 3 to 10 days.

These products are available as gels, lotions, mousses, sprays and wipes, some of which also use erythrulose which works identically to DHA, but develops more slowly. Both DHA and erythrulose have been known to cause contact dermatitis.

Professional spraytan applications are available from spas, salons and gymnasiums by both hand-held sprayers and in the form of sunless or UV-Free spray booths.[9] The enclosed booth, which resembles an enclosed shower stall, sprays the tanning solution over the entire body. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states when using DHA-containing products as an all-over spray or mist in a commercial spray “tanning” booth, it may be difficult to avoid exposure in a manner for which DHA is not approved, including the area of the eyes, lips, or mucous membrane, or even internally. DHA is not approved by the FDA for inhalation.[9]

September 2012 also saw a surge in debate within the United Kingdom regarding the inhalation of DHA through spray tanning. While the quantities inhaled would have to be considerably higher than an average consumer or even spray tan technician would be exposed to, press coverage on the issue has resulted in increased consumer diligence with regard to the level of DHA and other ingredients in their spray tanning products, and a move toward more naturally-derived spray tan solutions. An EU Directive published by the Scientific Committee of Consumer Safety to eventually limit DHA content of spray tan products to 14% has also been cited within this discussion.[10]

DHA has been approved for cosmetic use by the FDA.[11] The European Commission has issued an extensive 2010 Opinion on DHA in which they concluded spray tanning was safe for consumers, but recommended DHA content be limited to 14%.[12] Because DHA does not use the skin’s melanocytes to make the skin a tan color, it is recommended as a cosmetic disguising cover for vitiligo patients.

Tyrosine-based products

Although gels, lotions or sprays that contain DHA are said to be the most reliable and useful, there are other types of products on the market. Tanning accelerators—lotions or pills[7] that usually contain the amino acid tyrosine—claim that they stimulate and increase melanin formation, thereby accelerating the tanning process. These are used in conjunction with UV exposure. At this time, there is no scientific data available to support these claims.

Melanotan hormone

Afamelanotide, a synthetic melanocyte-stimulating hormone analog, which induces melanogenesis through activation of the melanocortin 1 receptor, is another alternative on the horizon. A 1991 clinical Investigational new drug trial conducted at the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center with afamelanotide (then known by its amino acid formula[Nle4, D-Phe7] (NDP)-alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone) with 28, “healthy white men” who used a, “high-potency sunscreen during the trial” and concluded, “Human skin darkens as a response to a synthetic melanotropin given by subcutaneous injection. Skin tanning appears possible without potentially harmful exposure to ultraviolet radiation.” [13]

Afamelanotide in a subcutaneous implant form is currently undergoing clinical trials and being developed by a company in Australia.

Temporary bronzers

Bronzers are a temporary sunless tanning or bronzing option. These come in powders, sprays, mousse, gels, lotions and moisturizers. Once applied, they create a tan that can easily be removed with soap and water. Like make-up, these products tint or stain a person’s skin only until they are washed off.

They are often used for “one-day” only tans, or to complement a DHA-based sunless tan. Many formulations are available, and some have limited sweat or light water resistance. If applied under clothing, or where fabric and skin edges meet, most will create some light but visible rub-off. Dark clothing prevents the rub-off from being noticeable. While these products are much safer than tanning beds, the color produced can sometimes look orangey and splotchy if applied incorrectly.

A recent trend is that of lotions or moisturizers containing a gradual tanning agent. A slight increase in color is usually observable after the first use, but color will continue to darken the more the product is used.

Air brush tanning is a spray on tan performed by a professional. An air brush tan can last five to ten days will fade when the skin is washed. It is used for special occasions or to get a quick dark tan. At-home airbrush tanning kits and aerosol mists are also available.

Risks

Most sunless tanning products do not contain sunscreen, therefore, they do not provide any protection against ultraviolet rays when the person is outdoors. To offer protection against UV rays the tanner should contain an SPF. The ingredients known to offer appropriate protection are titanium dioxidezinc oxide, or avobenzone.[14] There has also been some research to suggest that DHA can make the skin temporarily more susceptible to sun damage.[15]

Risks of inhaling or ingesting DHA are not known. People are advised to close their eyes or protect them with goggles and to hold their breath or wear nose plugs while they have a spray-on tanning applied.[16]

September 2012 saw a surge in debate within the United Kingdom regarding the inhalation of DHA through spray tanning. While the quantities inhaled would have to be considerably higher than an average consumer or even spray tan technician would be exposed to, press coverage on the issue has resulted in increased consumer diligence with regard to the level of DHA and other ingredients in their spray tanning products, and a move toward more naturally-derived spray tan solutions. An EU Directive published by the Scientific Committee of Consumer Safety to eventually limit DHA content of spray tan products to 14% has also been cited within this discussion.[17]

The European Commission Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety has issued a comprehensive 2010 Opinion on DHA in which the committee concluded that DHA and spray tanning did not pose risk to the consumer.[18]

Many self tanners use chemical fragrances which may cause skin allergies or may trigger asthma. Furthermore, some of them contain parabens. Parabens are preservatives that can affect theendocrine system.[19]

Tanners can stain clothes. It is therefore important to look for fast drying formulas and wait around 10 to 15 minutes for the product to dry before dressing.

After self-tanner is applied, the skin may be especially susceptible to free-radical damage from sunlight, according to a 2007 study led by Katinka Jung of the Gematria Test Lab in Berlin.[20]Forty minutes after the researchers treated skin samples with 20% DHA they found that more than 180 percent additional free radicals formed during sun exposure compared with untreated skin.See also

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