When you hear the word “DHA,” it sounds like it might be just another harmful chemical in a beauty product, like sodium lauryl sulfate or petroleum. However, the DHA in Sinless Sun’s sunless tanning solution is derived from beet sugar. It’s an Omega 3 Fatty Acid that occurs naturally, and in some forms is necessary to a human diet. Our solution isn’t meant to be consumed, of course, and there is no proof that DHA is absorbed through the skin into a person’s diet! The FDA has, however, approved DHA safe for use on the body to color the skin a beautiful bronze glow.
Because it comes from beet sugar, our DHA is not only vegetarian and animal-friendly, but it’s also 100 percent natural. Even better, Sinless Sun’s solution is 100 percent certified organic, too. Many DHA solutions can be made up of man made toxic chemicals that are not meant to be applied to the skin or inhaled. At Sinless Sun we keep our solutions simple so that you are only breathing and absorbing non-toxic, pure ingredients into your skin.
So How Does DHA Work?
DHA works by reacting with protein in the outermost surface of the skin. The outermost surface of skin is comprised mostly of dead skin cells. This reaction causes a brown, tan-looking color, which stays until the dead skin cells are exfoliated/sloughed off during the normal process of skin regeneration and replacement.
There are no known dangers of the use of DHA on the body, as it’s been proven by the FDA to be safe to apply for a sunless tan. The only restriction, as outline by the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act, is that DHA, when used in cosmetic solutions, is for external use only. That means you probably shouldn’t eat it, even though it’s 100 percent organic!