Chocolate Sun is the first company to provide organic sunless self-tanner, and is one of the best options currently on the market. You can count on all-natural ingredients like locally-sourced botanicals, essential oils, and natural preservatives in these paraben-free products. The brainchild of Susie Hatton, this Santa Monica based company quickly became a favorite sunless tanning option for Hollywood elite and makeup experts who are focused on healthy living but desire a natural-looking luxury tan.
In only a couple of years, Chocolate Sun’s popularity exploded throughout southern California, and the company moved to provide body scrubs and body washes, in addition to their natural bronzers and natural spray tans. You can count on every Chocolate Sun product to be paraben-free, PABA-free, alcohol-free, petrochemical-free, and the vegan formulas are never tested on animals.
With their female leadership and company support of local organic farmers, it’s no question why they’ve topped Allure’s “Best of” list for ten years in a row. You can feel good, stay healthy, and look amazing by using Chocolate Sun!
How Do Chocolate Sun Self Tanners Work?
These non-comedogenic tanning products derive their efficacy from Dihydroxyacetone, otherwise known as DHA. Amino acids found in dead skin cells produce melanoidins, and these melanoidins react with DHA, effectively darkening the skin’s surface. Because the human body constantly sheds skin cells, self-tanners need to be reapplied every week or so to maintain the tan effect. Unfortunately, in these “good bronzers”, their sources of DHA nearly always increase sensitivity to UV-rays and free radical damage. With Chocolate Sun products, however, all of our DHA is derived from natural, eco-certified sources, rather than in a laboratory.
We go one step further and carefully select each plant-based,ingredient for its soothing, hydrating, and antioxidant qualities. Best of all, each Chocolate Sun sunless tanning cream and spray incorporate natural sunscreens to protect you from the actual sun!
Chocolate Sun Lip Care
You can count on our Pure Vanilla Lip Treat to keep you (and your lips) covered, whether you’re at outdoor concerts or on a nature hike. Organic hemp seed oil is one of the best sources of vitamin E and chlorophyll, which are prized for their antioxidant qualities. Hemp oil is also one of the best natural sunblock ingredients, with a natural SPF that fights UV rays without affecting the vitamin D received by the body. Sweet almond oil, shea butter, and soy butter nourish and lock in moisture. Chock full of good-for-you ingredients, why not try other flavors like the Plum Lip Treat?
Chocolate Sun Natural Body Scrubs
It’s crucial to properly exfoliate your skin before you use bronzers and sunless tanners. Why? Oily skin has a difficult time absorbing them, and dry, flaky skin can soak up way too much product. To get the most even, streak-free tan, reach for our Lavender Body Scrub. Aloe vera is the first featured ingredient, and for good reason: super-rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, aloe vera allows the Turbinado sugar and Dead Sea salt to exfoliate without irritating skin. For a brighter, invigorating aroma, try the Citrus & White Tea Body Scrub. Best of all, it’s made with all skin types in mind!
When you need a boost of color, Chocolate Sun has got you covered – literally! If you’ve got fair skin, choosing the best sunless tanner can be nerve-wracking. With the Cocoa Lite Face & Body Tanning Cream, however, you’ll be orange-free and lightly sun-kissed within eight hours after application. Need a bit more of a boost? We’ve got a product for slightly darker skin tones. Say ‘hello’ to natural, golden goddess skin! Think of the Cocoa Lite cream like your favorite body moisturizer, and apply it as often as you like. The shea butter, coconut oil, and aloe vera will leave your skin feeling nourished right down to your toes! For the deepest of tans, the Chocolate Sun Absolute Sun Sunless Tanning treatment will make you look like you’ve just come back from the tropics – even in the dead of winter. Use it safely all over the body for a deep tan. Tanning atomizers are used by salon professionals to get the deepest, most even coat of color. Our Cocoa Fleur 3 Tanning Atomizer is designed especially for darker skin tones, but is made up of 94% organic ingredients. What’s not to love?