Pro Sunless Advice

Spray tan without Parabens

After years of development, Sjolie has formulated a spray tan solution unparalleled in the sunless tanning industry. We are proud to offer only the most natural product on the market. We care deeply about the overall health of the used and strive to create products that align with healthy living. Sjolie Sunless excludes many ingredients to make this right.

Select one of the omitted ingredients below for more information



    What is Erythrulose? Erythrulose is a skin colorant made up of keto-sugar that can work in conjunction with DHA; however, it is not currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a self-tanning agent. Erythrulose and DHA work alike in many ways; providing temporary skin colorant. Both Erythrulose and DHA react to the amino acids in the proteins of the first layers of skin causing a chemical reaction that creates a color change. Erythrulose produces a lighter and slower-developing tan, taking 24 to 48 hours to complete development and lasting anywhere between 4-6 days.

    When using an Erythrulose based product, it is known to fade faster and unevenly than a DHA based sunless tan. Some technicians mention the tan is slightly red and less bronze than tan with DHA. Often, companies choose to use the cosmetic bronzer over DHA due to its lower price point, but with this ingredient it will only slightly stain the skin, causing technicians to use more of the product by creating additional layers to give off a darker tan for the client.

    To adhere to FDA Regulations, Sjolie Sunless uses only DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) – a color additive derived from sugar cane and sugar beets. This ingredient does not penetrate beyond the dead skin surface layer which is a critical factor when looking for a healthier tanning alternative. DHA has been listed with the Food and Drug Administration since 1973 as an approved cosmetic ingredient.



    Parabens are used as a preservative to extend the shelf life of a product and prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. This ingredient is known to mimic the actions of estrogen and can lead to irritation to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. According to the FDA, preservatives in cosmetics are treated the same as other cosmetic ingredients, meaning that they do not need FDA approval before going on the market. Paraben is an inexpensive ingredient and accessible to the mass market which is why so many companies use it. Sjolie excludes parabens as there are many other preservatives available that are synthetic free and just as effective that doesn’t irritate.



    Diazolidinyl urea is a formaldehyde releaser (a human carcinogen) for antifungal preservatives in cosmetic products which helps slows down the loss of moisture and extend shelf life. Urea is known to cause allergic reactions, which has become a primary cause of contact dermatitis. Other effects that Urea can cause is skin irritation and reproductive effects. Urea remains unregulated for sunless products; a better alternative may be aloe vera, shea butter, and honey.




    Mineral oil is a petroleum byproduct that can clog pores and slow down the skin’s functions & cell development which would potentially result in premature aging. Many companies choose to use mineral oil in their products it is lightweight and inexpensive. Mineral Oil is another ingredient that is not approved by the FDA. Mineral oil is not only harmful to the skin and to inhale but will strip away your sunless tan.