If you have ever used self-tanning products, then you’ve probably asked yourself, what is the best-smelling self-tanner? Unfortunately, it’s a known fact that self-tanners can have a less-than-pleasant smell as they develop. But why is this? And is there a tanner out there that can tan your skin and make you smell like a beach goddess?
The answer is yes, there is! At Glow by Skalla, our Flawless Finish Bronzing Mousse and Flawless Finish Bronzing Drops have a warm vanilla scent that makes using our products a pleasure. No more bathing in perfume after applying your self-tanner, no more feeling self-conscious about how you smell as your tan develops, and no more stinky bed sheets!
Glow by Skalla has formulated the best-smelling self-tanner on the market today. Here’s what a few of our customers have to say:
“These drops seriously outperform competitors (they smell amazing, none of that fake tan smell!!).” – Emilie
“Great product. Love the way it smells. Gives the perfect glow” - Sara Jane
“I seriously love these drops! I love how It smells like vanilla. Honestly amazing!” - Hilary Nice
“I was really impressed with this product. It comes in a generous sized bottle and smells amazing- like vanilla!” – Niki
“Get your tan on!! This is the BEST tan I have ever gotten from a bottle. And to top it off it smells AMAZING!! I will be purchasing more!” – Karlee Baur
Customer satisfaction is a product's most accurate measure of quality, and we’re so proud of our unique formula. But what if you aren’t a Glow by Skalla customer? If you haven’t tried our products yet, you’re likely struggling with off-putting self-tanner odor. If that describes you, let’s talk about why some self-tanners smell unpleasant in the first place.
Self-tanning products have become increasingly popular as people look for a safe way to achieve a sun-kissed glow without exposing their skin to harmful UV rays. However, one of the most significant drawbacks of using self-tanners is their unpleasant odor. Let’s explore why self-tanners smell bad and what we can do to minimize the odor.
The leading cause of the foul smell in self-tanners is due to the active ingredient Dihydroxyacetone (DHA). DHA is a sugar-based compound that reacts with the amino acids in the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin to produce a temporary tan. The chemical reaction between DHA and the skin produces a strong, musty odor. This odor is caused by the breakdown of DHA into various compounds, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are known to have strong and unpleasant odors.
In addition to the odor produced by the natural chemical reaction between DHA and the skin, many self-tanners contain synthetic fragrances and other ingredients that can also contribute to the overall smell of the product. For example, some scents are designed to mask the off-putting odor of DHA. Still, these fragrances can also have their own unpleasant odors, particularly if you have sensitive skin or are allergic to certain ingredients. That is why it is best to choose a self-tanner with natural ingredients.
There are several ways to minimize the odor of self-tanners. Let's learn a few tips and tricks!
Choose a self-tanner with quality ingredients
One of the most effective methods to minimize self-tanner odor is to choose a product with natural fragrance and pure ingredients. At Glow by Skalla, we only use ingredients that are good for your skin, like organic coconut oil and aloe leaf juice. This allows our self-tanner to work with your body's natural chemistry, resulting in vanilla-scented skin with a warm beachy glow.
Apply self-tanner in a ventilated area
Another way to reduce the odor of self-tanners is to apply the product in a well-ventilated area. This will help to dissipate the fumes produced by the development of the tanner and minimize the smell. You should also ensure you wash your hands thoroughly after applying the product to prevent the odor from spreading to other parts of your body or clothing. Plus, hand washing is essential to avoid over-tanning your hands after application. Our Bronzing Mitt and Bronzing Back Band are especially helpful if you want to protect your hands and achieve the best possible tanning results.
Allow your self-tanner to fully dry and apply scented lotion
It's also a good idea to allow the self-tanner to dry thoroughly before getting dressed or lying down. This will help prevent the product's transfer to your clothing or bed sheets, which can result in an unpleasant odor. Additionally, you can use a moisturizer or a body lotion to help reduce the smell and make the product more pleasant to use. But don’t apply these products until after your tanner is dry, or you could accidentally remove some of your self-tanner and cause streaky results.
Be patient; the odor will dissipate
Finally, it's essential to be patient when using self-tanners. The odor produced by the product will usually dissipate within several hours after application, so you can enjoy your new tan without having to deal with the unpleasant smell.
In conclusion, the unpleasant odor of self-tanners is caused by the active ingredient DHA and the natural chemical process that occurs when DHA reacts with the top layer of skin cells. You can do small things to combat this odor, but the most effective approach is to use a quality self-tanner with a high customer satisfaction rating and plenty of positive reviews. At Glow by Skalla, we are proud of our products and excited to share all the positive comments we get daily about how amazing our self-tanner smells!
If you have ever used any other tanner, you will know how unique our product is the moment you apply it. The vanilla scent is sweet, warm, and enticing. In addition, the violet undertones we use to combat orange hues result in the most natural-looking tan available on the market today. After using Glow by Skalla's self-tanning products, you will look, smell, and feel like a beach goddess!