Solution № 9 is designed for medium skin tones and is our most commonly used spray tanning solution. Tans using this solution will last about 10 days (with proper care).
What is an olive-based solution?
Solution colors & undertones are affected by cosmetic bronzers. These cosmetic bronzers act as a color guide for technicians during application as well as a temporary color for the customer as the tan develops. Most cosmetic bronzer will wash off in the first shower; however, it does have a staining power that tints the skin with the undertone used, violet and green are most common. This tint is only temporary and will gradually fade while the DHA continues to play part in the spray tan color.
An olive-based solution will help to neutralize red color or cool undertones. The Icon Reserve Line with an olive(green) base is ideal for those wanting a beautifully natural, golden tan. For an in-depth guide to choosing the right product, check out our guide on choosing a solution.
How to improve your spray tan outcome
- Exfoliate & shave 24-hours before the tan, do not exfoliate or shave the day of
- Do not apply body lotions, deodorant, or other body products the day of; or, remove them hours before the tan
- Do not shower before recommended development time
- Avoid over the counter lotions & washes; only use spray tan-safe products to avoid premature fading
Apply pH Balancing Spray to the body. Next, apply Barrier Cream to areas DHA absorption should be minimized like palms, cuticles, elbows, ankles, and knees. Pour 2 oz. of spray tan solution into your HVLP cup and apply one coat of product per client. Dry the client with air from your hose after each pass. The solution should not run or drip after the spray tan session. Blot off any excess solution. This Alcohol-based solution will dry instantly allowing for customers to dress immediately and feel comfortable while their spray tan develops.
Recommended development time is 8-hours. Do you use soaps or shampoo during the initial rinse, use warm water only. Keep in mind, DHA is still active and can continue to develop over 24 hours after application.
Deionized Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Dihydroxyacetone (Organic), Ethoxydiglycol, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Ceteareth-12, Cetyl Palmitate, Caramel, Walnut Extract, Polysorbate 20, Tocopherol Actetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate(Vitamin A), Ascorbic Acid(Vitamin C)