Naturally Glowing Self-Tan Mousse, All you Need to Know
If it’s a sun-kissed, all-over tan you’re after, then look no further. Our Mousse has a deliciously tropical fragrance and is easy to apply to give you a bronzed glow, without exposing your skin to the sun.
- Develops in 2 hours
- Quick-dry formula and no sticky feeling
- No dodgy fake tan smell
- Contains natural DHA which works with your skin tone to give your all-over, natural glow
- Vegan, Cruelty Free, palm oil free – ethical beauty at its best
- Enriched with essential nutrients from coconut water such as amino acids, sugars, vitamins and minerals to nourish and hydrate your skin
- Dermatologically approved for sensitive skin
With a tropical starfruit & logan berry fragrance that’ll take you right back to beach days.
How To Use
Get the best tan you can by first prepping your skin. By this we mean exfoliating and moisturising any dry patches before tanning, this will give you an even tan and glow!
Pump the mousse directly onto a tanning mitt and apply to the skin in sweeping motions, making sure you cover all areas – you’ll see the product as you rub it over your skin, which makes this part much easier! Use it sparingly on your elbows, hands, knees, wrists and face.
The tan will develop in 2 hours, after which you rinse off the excess and pat your skin dry. If you want a darker tan, apply another layer.
You must use a mitt to apply this product, not bare hands.
Things to be aware of:
Moisturise regularly to make the most of your tan.
Do not apply to broken or irritated skin.
Avoid contact with eyes, hair and fabrics.
This doesn’t contain any sunscreen, so we advise you to wear SPF with this product.
No Palm Oil
Many skincare products list palm oil, or its derivatives, in their ingredients but we choose not to use it in any form in ours, due to its negative impact on the environment, habitat, animals and eco-systems.
There’s hardly a day goes by without reading in the press about deforestation for palm oil production and the fact that the very existence of orangutans is threatened because of this.
Many ingredients used in skincare include a derivative of palm oil, and it’s not always obvious that it’s been used. For example, some emulsifiers are sourced from either palm oil or coconut and the manufacturer of the emulsifier may not differentiate the source. We can confirm that no palm oil or derivatives of palm oil are used in any of our products.
- Palm oil
- Artificial dyes
- Synthetic dyes
- Mineral oils
Container - 100% PCR plastic - recyclable
Pump - not recyclable
Lid - virgin plastic - recyclable
We have used 100% PCR (post-consumer recycled) plastic for the bottle. PCR plastic is plastic that’s already in the world – it might previously have been a water bottle or a milk carton, for example.
By using PCR plastic, it reduces the reliance on fossil fuels. The carbon footprint of manufacturing 100% PCR is 60% lower than virgin plastic.
PCR can be recycled and used again, and it reduces landfill dumping and reuses recovered plastics.
We are working closely with our manufacturing partner to offer refills of the Mousse with the idea that you keep the pump to reuse with the refill.
- What’s the difference between using the Tanning Mousse over the Drops?
Our Self-Tan Drops mean you are in control of the colour you want to go and it is more of a gradual tan, whether that be a couple of drops added to your moisturiser for a little glow, or more for a deeper tan. They are also colourless and develop between 2-6 hours. You can use them on the face and body.
With our Tanning Mousse, it works in the same way and it still looks completely natural, but it is an instant colour and it takes you straight to a medium tan. If you prefer a darker tan, then double it up. It is a little different in the sense that you apply it with a mitt. It takes 2 hours to develop and then you can wash off any excess if you wish with warm water, leaving you with a glowing tan - the natural DHA only needs 2 hours to develop on your skin so you can shower after this. You can also see the colour when applying the Mousse.
They both have the same principle – no sticky feeling, a quick dry formula, develops in 2 hours with a natural glow which works with your skin!
- Can I use the Self-Tan Mousse on my face as well as body?
Yes of course, we’d recommend applying a small amount to the face. If you’d prefer to be more in control of your tan, then we’d recommend using our Self-Tan drops. With these you can use less drops for a little glow or add more for a deeper tan.
- Is the tan visible as I apply the Mousse?
Yes, you’ll be able to see where the mousse has been applied. We always recommend starting from the bottom and working your way up so that you don’t miss anywhere.
- Can I use the Tanning Mousse while pregnant?
According to the NHS it's generally considered safe to use fake tan products during pregnancy. The active ingredient in fake tan - dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a non-toxic substance. It can’t penetrate further than the top layer of the skin and it is not absorbed into the body.
- How long will my tan last?
Generally, it will last about 5 days, but It really depends on a number of things, such as: your exfoliating routine; your skin type; and your individual cellular renewal – the older you are, the longer the cell turnover.
- Can I suntan whilst wearing Lucy Bee Tanning Mousse?
Whilst using a fake tan product, you can still tan naturally when in the sun. Fake tans do not produce a skin-protecting barrier like sunscreens, so tanning naturally can still occur.
Please note these do not contain SPF or sun protection so it is important to also use an SPF.
- How long does the Tanning Mousse take to develop?
It develops in 2 hours, and we find that the longer it is left on the deeper it goes. The great thing with this tan is it doesn’t smell of fake tan, or leave you feeling gross and sticky due to the quick dry formulation which means you can leave it on as long as you like, whether that’s during the day, or throughout the night, so you can wash off after 2 hours or leave on for longer.
- What colour will I go?
It really depends on your skin type. The more Mousse you use, the darker the tan. The beauty of self-tanning is that you can control how much you apply to your skin, and therefore the depth of the tan. We've added a few functional ingredients to gain a natural looking colour. The key one is erythrulose, a natural keto-sugar which takes part in Maillard’s reaction and leads to the formation of brownish polymers. It balances out the orange tones created by DHA (a colour additive), giving a deep, even and natural long-lasting tan.
- Are there other options than medium?
Our medium tanning mousse covers many skin colours. If you find you want a deeper tan after the initial layer than you can build it up with more mousse.
- How does fake tan work? What is the reaction that creates tanned skin?
Sunless tanners contain dihydroxyacetone- commonly known as DHA. DHA molecules combine with the amino acids in the top layer of your skin to cause a chemical reaction which forms brown-coloured melaninoids. It is well known as Maillard reaction.
The individual cocktail of amino acids in the skin determines the tanning effect, that’s why each individual tans differently.
- What is DHA?
DHA is the standard self-tanning agent for all types of cosmetic products and has been the most common active agent used over the past 70 years. It is a solely natural reaction of DHA with the amines, peptides and free amino acids in a Maillard reaction (independent of UV rays) – this means it reacts with the top layer of the skin to tan. The benefit of using tanning mousse is that you can achieve a sun-kissed glow without damaging your skin with harmful UV rays.
- When should I do a patch test?
When using any new product we recommend doing a patch test first. See here for how to patch test.
- Will the tan transfer to my clothes?
Whilst the product is sinking in and working its magic it is best to wear loose clothing and avoid any lighter colours to reduce the risk of the tan transferring!
- What is the fragrance of the Tanning Mousse?
It has a tropical fragrance.
- Self-tanning versus natural tanning?
When you sunbathe, UV rays cause the skin to increase its production of the protective pigment melanin, which manifests itself as a tan. Tan is actually a sign of skin cell damage, which can increase the risk of skin cancer and accelerate skin ageing. Using a self-tanner is always a safer option than traditional sun tanning as it can give your skin a tanned look without exposing it to harmful ultraviolet rays.
- What is the 7% of non-natural ingredients in the tanning mousse?
This is preservatives which protect products from harmful microbial contamination, antioxidants and stabilisers. You can find most of these ingredients in nature and they are synthetized in the laboratory to get a pure and unique molecule.
- Why use Lucy Bee Coconut Water in the tanning products
Coconut water is a great water alternative with additional skin-moisturising benefits.
- Will the tan wash off in the shower?
The Tanning mousse isn’t a wash-off tan. Instead, your tan will slowly wear off over a few days – the exact number of days depends on your cleansing/bathing routine, your skin type and your own individual cellular renewal. Generally speaking, the tan will last about 5 days.
- Can men use this?
Yes, they can. The Mousse works with your natural skin tone and is designed to be unisex.
Aqua (Water), Dihydroxyacetone, Heptyl Glucoside, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol
Citric Acid, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Parfum, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Erythrulose, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon Oil) Peel Extract, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, Coumarin, Limonene, CI 14700 (Red 4), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1).