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FAQ

Find the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions below

Where do u deliver?

Worldwide. Click here to view shipping info.

utan is based in London, UK. We pass on less than the cost of shipping/packaging onto our customers, to make our products as accessible as possible.

Can I amend an order once placed?

Unfortunately, once an order has been placed we can not amend. Please check your order carefully before submitting.

Are utan products tested on animals?

We are 100% vegan and cruelty free certified by Peta. 

Will utan clog pores and cause breakouts?

When it comes to your face all skin types and sensitivities react differently to self-tan, essential oils, extracts and fragrances. It’s always recommended to check you are not allergic to any of the listed ingredients and do a 24 hour patch test. For more sensitive skin types, we recommend using our patent pending CBD Jamie Tanning Water - naturally scented with calming antibacterial Lavender oil to balance your skin’s moisture barrier and calm any redness with it’s anti inflammatory properties. This formula is specifically designed to calm the overproduction of sebum- perfect for use over an anti-acne moisturiser.

Can I use utan products with sunblock?

Our formulas do not provide SPF protection but they can all be applied before sun, during or after protection. Try our Vaycay Gummies or Tan Gummies if you want a tan with minimal time in the sun.

Are utan products suitable for all skin types?

Our formula's contain no nasties or Parabens and are designed to be lightweight, balancing and hydrating for all skin types. 

Does the utan Turbo Mousse have a guide colour?

Yes, there is a guide colour that gives a gorgeous instant bronze. This can be rinsed off depending on how dark you want your tan.

Will utan products transfer onto my clothes? Bedding?

We specifically formulate for minimal to no transfer. Turbo Mousse guide colour may transfer onto sheets as makeup would- however, this washes out with ease and does not stain. Our Turbo Mousse rapidly develops so you have the option to wear it during the day, should you prefer not to sleep in it. Our Skin Idol has an anti-transfer agent so the formula ‘sets’ down after a few minutes. If you want extra protection, we recommend you mist on a setting spray (Like Urban Decay all nighter).

Do u have to shower utan off after a few hours or can u sleep in it?

Our Turbo Mousse is designed to be rinsed off depending on how dark you desire your tan. We do not recommend you sleep in Skin Idol, which is a form of body makeup. This should be rinsed off as you would remove your makeup.

Will utan products suit my skin tone?

All of our formulas are highly pigmented yet buildable. The Turbo mousse is suitable from the palest to darkest skin tones, rinsed off for time controlled results. Skin Idol looks beautiful on all skin tones to brighten, smooth and highlight ur complexion. The Tanning Waters are more suitable for pale to medium skin tones looking for a buildable gradual tan. The Tan Gummies are suitable for pale to medium skin tones with varying results from person to person. Our Vaycay Gummies are suitable for all skin tones when exposing your skin to sun/uv with a suitable SPF for tan accelerating benefits. 

Can I swim in a chlorinated pool with utan products?

Chorine strips the skin, including self-tan which only develops on the top layers of your skin. All self-tans develop on the top layers of your skin so this can not be avoided. We recommend to use our Turbo Mousse and top this up with a gradual tan, stay moisturised and drink lots of water! Using Skin Idol at night will give you an all over instant bronze and glow.

What’s the deal with shaving or waxing before or after?

Shaving a few hours before applying self tan is good as it also helps exfoliate for an even application. We recommend using a wooden brush to exfoliate legs to minimise the risk of bumps. Waxing should be done at least 24 hours before to avoid irritation and brown dots. This happens when your pores are still open and absorb self tan.

How can I make my tan last longer?

It is recommended to exfoliate and moisturise the skin before applying the Turbo Mousse to clean dry skin. A long lasting tan starts with a good application and regular moisturising of the skin. We recommend you avoid extra hot showers and chlorinated pools. Moisturising regularly helps your tan last longer and fade more evenly. Our Tanning Waters are perfect if you like keeping your face out of the sun to match your body tan in summer months. Also perfect in winter for bronzing and warming the complexion, spray as light mist every couple of days or build up the sprays for a more intense colour. Can be used over, under or in conjunction with your makeup and skincare routine. 

Do utan products cover or spider veins?

Self tan can make minor imperfections less visible, including spider veins and small scars. If you're looking to perfect your skin try Skin Idol. Skin Idol gives light coverage which is amazing for photo-ready skin. The formula has 8 specialised HD pigments to reflect light.

 

Tanning Gummies

How do ur tanning Gummies work?

We have two types of patent pending vegan tanning gummies that work in different ways. Dubbed ‘the legal answer to tanning injections’ our Tan Gummies bring out a light golden hue to the skin after 3-4 weeks of taking 3 gummies per day*. They contain a mix of 5 different carotenoids which range from yellow to orange through to red which are blended to specific levels for the most perfect golden glow to the skin. Patent pending technology means the Gummies are absorbed through the cheek walls. More powerful than anything available before, is one of the reasons why the Tan Gummies went viral around the world and frequently sell-out.  

Our new Vaycay Gummies are super-strength and taken for only a few days before any sun or UV exposure. Vaycay Gummies act like edible solutions to tan accelerating tablets with a high dosage of l-tyrosine- the building blocks for melanin- absorbed via the cheek walls.

For best results you can use both Tan Gummies and Vaycay Gummies together when you have a planned holiday or sun exposure.

*Results vary from person to person. Thousands of customers continue to get amazing results with one of a kind, patent pending Tanning Gummies!

I love them, they taste great and they seem to definitely be making me more naturally bronzed and any (little time thanks to the British weather) that I have spent in the sun my skin has literally soaked it up unlike never before.'  Laura hastings

One of the annoying things about my condition (PKU) is that I am extremely sun sensitive and naturally very fair and pale. so your products I literally a lifesaver for me! . in fact , right now, I'm in the process of making a big order for myself and a couple of family friends - on the superdrug website - ( they are amazed by the results i get).

L Southgate

Are the Tanning Gummies safe to take?

Tan Gummies and Vaycay Gummies are completely safe to take as a food supplement. They contain plant-based ingredients and vitamins and are free of any animal-derived ingredients. There is a danger associated with taking too much animal-derived vitamin A which is why we only use natural beta-carotene- never synthetic! The Vitamin A in the Tan Gummies is a by-product of the natural and non-synthetic ‘Beta-carotene’. Your body will only convert and use what it needs and flush the rest out!

Are there any side effects?

No, Tan Gummies are a food supplement containing only vitamins and plant extracts. Completely GMO, gluten free and vegan-friendly.

Can I get Tan Gummies from another brand?

No, all of our Tanning Gummies are patent pending and this innovation can only be purchased from utan.co.uk our authorised sellers (Find us in most Superdrug stores with more major retailers being announced soon). Please do not purchase Tan Gummies from eBay or any unauthorised sellers. If in doubt please email us enquiries@ubeautyglobal.com

Can I take Tan Gummies if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

We do not recommend to take any vitamin or food supplement when pregnant or breastfeeding without first consulting your GP.

Can I take Tan Gummies if I am a heavy smoker?

There has been a lot of controversy around this subject for many years. A clinical trial suggested that synthetic beta-carotene is not safe for consumption in heavy smokers. Tan Gummies contain only natural beta-carotene and naturally derived carotenoids which are shown to have fantastic health benefits. For the safety of our customers, we recommend that heavy smokers first consult their GP before taking Tan Gummies.

Are Tan Gummies just Beta-Carotene supplements?

Tan Gummies contain 5 natural carotenoids: Beta-carotene, Lycopene, Asthaxanthin, Luetin, Zeanxhantin to ensure a natural colour can be achievable. They also contain Riboflavin for the maintenance of normal skin hailed as a ‘tan accelerating ingredient’, Selenium & Vitamin E to help protect the skin from oxaditive stress, Vitamin C, Copper citrate, Zinc citrate and L-tryosine.

Will Tan Gummies turn me orange?

It is important not to consume more than 3 gummies per day. Tan Gummies contain a mix of natural carotenoids to help promote a healthy golden hue to the skin. The colour is specially blended to have a natural warm yellow effect to the skin, so there is no worry of unnatural orange hues.

Will Tan Gummies make me tanned without the sun?

Tan Gummies may promote a healthy light golden hue to pale skins all year round with possible enhanced effects with any Sun or UV exposure. With any Sun or UV exposure, an SPF is essential as Tan Gummies are not an SPF.

What kind of colour can I expect from Tan Gummies without the sun?

A healthy light golden glow may develop if 3 Tan Gummies are taken for 3-4 weeks. Tan Gummies will not promote a dark tan without any sun or UV exposure. With any sun or UV exposure an SPF is totally essential to protect your skin.

What kind of colour can I expect from Vaycay Gummies without the sun?

The Vaycay Gummies will not work without any sun or UV exposure. With any sun or UV exposure an SPF is totally essential to protect ur skin.

What is the difference between Tan Gummies and Vacay Gummies?

Tan Gummies are designed to give a light golden hue to the skin without any sun exposure with enhanced results when exposing the skin to the sun or UV light. Vaycay Gummies however only work when taken alongside exposing your skin to sun or uv, which is why we recommend to take 3 days before sun exposure. They are a lot stronger and give more results than when using tan Gummies alone.