Ingredient Glossary

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Agave Nectar®-
Enriched with premium skin care concentrates and fortified with nutritive vitamins to provide supple skin and a deeper tan

Agireline Peptide–
Assists in diminishing the appearance of wrinkles by helping to smoothe skin

Aloe Vera-
Delivers soothing and moisturizing effect to skin

 
Alpine Lichen- 
Aids in preventing unpleasant after-tan odor

Anti-Aging Technology-
Works to hydrate skin by creating a barrier to seal in moisture, replenish nutrients with Vitamins A, B, and C, and defend skin by utilizing the anti-oxidant power of Black Walnuts

Argan Oil-

Rich with Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and other beneficial nutrients and enzymes, argan oil helps skin look radiant and aids in diminishing fine lines and wrinkles
 
Avocado Oil-
Provides intense, long-lasting hydration and delivers potent age defying properties
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Balm Mint Extract-
Helps clean the body of environmental pollution restoring it to a more homeostatic state

Banana Extract-
Maximizes the tanning process by helping to stimulate the production of melanin for faster color development

Biofusion™ Blend-
A fusion of firming and energizing properties that accelerate the firming process and help boost your mood and energy

BioRenewal Factor™-
Contains wrinkle reducing properties and increases tanning potential by protecting enzymes from harsh conditions

Blue Passionflower-
Assists in softening and healing the skin for a more youthful bright appearance

Blueberry-
Hydrates skin by binding moisture to skin for longer-lasting color

 
Breakthrough Fragrance Technology-
Eliminates odors at the source leaving only fresh fragrance behind

Broad X-
Inhibits odor upon application, throughout the tanning process and after tanning

 
BronzeActiv™-
An atomic compound that activates dormant melanocytes to maximize tanning potential and help develop dark color
 
Bronzextend® Blend-
Adds a potent touch of DHA and Erythrulose to gradually develop rich bronze color
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C2 Complex®-
A complexion correcting complex that helps improve skin tone and suppleness by supplying skin with enhanced flxibility and elasticity

Caffeine-
Energizes and firms skin for improved tone, performance and texture

Calendula Extract-
Calms and soothes stressed skin, reduces irritations and inflammation


Cali Collection® Blend-
A unique combination of ingredients that help keep skin looking young

Caramel-
A solution obtained from heating sucrose or glucose solution, caramel is used as a colorant in cosmetics

Carrot Extract–
High in vitamins A and E and beta carotene. It is an anti-inflammatory, known to help soothe dry skin and bring balance to the moisture in the skin as a conditioning agent

 
Cashmere Extract-
Repairs surface damage, enhances the surface moisture content, coats skin smoothly and has moisture retentive properties; all acting to provide healthy, glowing skin

CC Bronze™-
Delivers unique color due to its natural variation and blends into any skin type, offering optimal, natural-looking, customized color
 
Cell Speak Complex®-
Age-defying code that supports optimum skin rejuvenation

Chamomile Extract-
Provide a cooling effect to the skin, while soothing and calming sensitive and irritated skin

Chromatic Complex
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A complex of powerful antioxidants that help protect collagen from damage

Citri-Lift
™Complex-
Combines biological exfoliators, papaya, lemon fruit extract and orange fruit extract, to help lift and reduce the appearance of a sunless stain

Cocoa Extract-
This extract is used as a skin-conditioning agent and is known for it's skin-firming properties. Because it is rich in caffeine, it also energizes the skin

 
Cocoa Seed Butter-
Provides intense hydration to skin cells for an accelerated deep, dark tan

Coconut Oil
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This oil is used for moisturization and also helps protect the skin from moisture loss

Coconut Water-
Hydrates skin and decreases excess oils making your skin look soft and supple

 
Color Blast Infusion®-
Bronzing enhancers that boost product efficacy when used in combination with specific accelerators and bronzers
 
Color Match® Blend-
Compliments skin tone with subtle light reflecting elements to conceal minor imperfections and provide a radiant, balanced finish

Color Perfecting Complex
® Natural Colorant Blend-
An anti-oxidant rich blend of seven natural colorants that enhance and darken skin's organic color and conceal imperfections


ColorWave Bronzers-
Imparts skin with instant color while activating the tanning process

ColorWave
™ Intensifiers-
Amplifies color results by mimicking tanning pathways for a vivid golden glow

 
CT-Protect -
Shields skins youthful appearance with nutrients to prevent damage
 
CT Renew®-
Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles by increasing collagen properties in the skin
 
Cucumber Extract-
Provides cooling, purifying, soothing and moisturizing benefits while reducing inflammation
 
CuO2® -
Copper peptides and oxygen blend to produce this exclusive California Tan
® ingredient. Both elements energize the skin and contribute to the production of tyrosinase, which plays an essential role in the production of melanin for dark tan development.
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D-Cypher Complex-
Breakthrough in tanning technology and the first that unlocks the proteins essential to the formation of melanin for unsurpassed fast, dark tan development
 
Deep Sea Blend®-
Delivers skin soothing and smoothing benefits for a soft feel and helps deepen tanning results for ultra-dark color

Dihydroxyacetone-
Often referred to as DHA, Dihydroxyacetone is an effective bronzer, or sunless agent. A sunless tan is limited to the upper layer of the skin and results in from a reaction between DHA and skin's proteins.  The development of sunless color takes anywhere from 2-4 hours and the intensity is dependent on the concentration of DHA in the formula.
 
Duodecimus (12) Bronzers-
Intensifies a natural tan with an extra boost of deep, dark natural-looking color
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Energen® Complex-
Supplies skin with the necessary energy to help prevent and combat the signs of aging

Exhance Technology
™-
Helps lift and fade sunless imperfections and softly exfoliate unwanted sunless stains
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Fig Extract-
This extract functions as an antioxidant, fighting free radicals that cause wrinkles, leaving the skin refreshed and renewed

Furious Complex™-
Imparts a warm, "tingling" effect on the skin, causing skin to flush and helps increase melanin production
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Ginseng-
Energizes the skin for a healthy glow and improved tanning performance
 
Goji Berry Extract-
Moisturizes and helps shield the skin from free radical damage
 
Gold of Pleasure Oil-
Helps combat dehydration, moisturizes and helps deepen the apperance of an even tan

Grape Seed Oil-
Powerful moisturizer that assists in tightening skin

Green Tea -
A natural antioxidant that helps fight fine lines and wrinkles
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Hawaiian Ginger-
Rejuvenates and energizes skin

 
H.E.A.T® Technology-
Delivers superior dark color and enhanced sensation to the skin

Hemp Seed Oil-
This multi-beneficial ingredient hydrates skin with a highly evolved balance of essential fatty acids, amino acids and vital nutrients

 
Hi-Lite+® Bronzers- 
Subtle natural bronzers boost bronzing efficacy and protects the skin. Skin is left energized and hydrated to accentuate skin's natural, healthy looking glow

High Definition Tanning™ Technology (HD)-
UV specific science formulated with advanced skin care agents and anti-aging ingredients that improve skin barrier functions to keep skin looking young and smooth; for ultimately flawless bronze color

 
High Definition MelaPixel® Tanning Technology-
A bronzing booster that helps fashion your skin for a beautiful bronze tone creating close-up bronze perfection

Hot Action
® Complex-
This complex is a blend that increases blood microcirculation in the skin which causes the skin to flush, warm and redden

Hyaluronic Acid-
This ingredient is a potent humectant that absorbs moisture from the air to help hydrate the skin

Hydration Blend-
Soften, smooths and hydrates by infusing skin with moisture
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In2Cell™ Technolgy-
Imparts cellular actives that improve overall skin tone and appearance

ION Color Technology™-
Increases cell longevity while offering a more intense, faster acting, and longer-lasting natural dark hue

Ipomea Sweet Purple-
Extracted from the sweet potato, it contains caffeic acid, which helps firm skin. Also, contains emollient and moisturizing properties
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Matricaria Extract-
Has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-irritant properties to help soothe and calm sensitive or irritated skin

Moisture Magnet -
A water attracting blend that helps skin stay moisturized and provides a healthy, dewy glow

Moisture Rich Blend-
A combination of water attracting ingredients that hydrate skin by pulling water to the surface while creating a barrier to lock-in hydration
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OmniBronze™-
Helps stimulate, enhance and extend dark color while protecting from oxidative damage

 
One Hour Formula-
Our uniquely balanced quick dry formula allows optimal penetration, enabling you the freedom to wash off within 1 - 3 hours

OmniGlow
™Complex-
A unique blend of seven minerals and Cosmetic Bronzers that are blended together to provide a deep, rich, shimmering bronze color

OxC Technology™-
Rejuvenates skin cells and provides skin with oxygen to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles
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Parsley-
Develops a golden glow by utilizing proteins to assist in increasing melanin production

Peach Extract –
A powerhouse of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids

Peppermint Extract-
Refreshes and conditions skin for a beautiful glow
 
Platinum [78] Complex™-
A proprietary scientific blend that addresses all 7 signs of aging

PowerBoost® Compound-
A trio of ingredients, including Whey Protein, which energize skin for a more toned appearance, hydrate skin for long lasting color and impart additional proteins on the skin for competition dark color

Prismatic Technology™-
Helps decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while restoring skin vibrancy

 
Pumpkin Butter-
Delivers the benefits of the oil and puts them into a form that will add a luxurious skin feel, complexity, body, and emmoliency to the product

Pu[red] Technology-
A patent-pending ingredient known to shield the skin from harsh blue-violet visible spectrum rays. It protects the skin, allowing the purest red light to reach the skin for faster results and also prevents premature aging
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Quartus Decimus (14) Bronzers-
Exclusive to California Tan®, this ultra boosting blend includes an increased percentage of DHA, non-DHA, and Melanin Activating Peptides (MAP) for amplified bronzing potency and deep, dark color
R
Renovage® Age Reversing Technology-
Helps re-balance skin functions for prolonged color

ReSync Complex
™-
Revitalizes and restores skin with hydration and vitamins
S
Safflower Oil-
This emolient plant oil is similar to all non-fragrant plant oils and is a known antioxidant used to moisturize the skin

 
Shea Butter-
Its intense moisture properties will saturate and smooth the skin while deepening and prolonging tanning results
 
SkinTherapy Blend™-
Helps rejuvenate and replenish energy in skin, leaving skin radiant and healthy
 
SkinniDip® Technology-
Tones and tightens utilizing a unique, natural feel and coffee bean extract

Spearmint Oil-
Volatile oil obtained from the dried tops and leaves of Mentha Viridis. Fragrance ingredient, stimulant, and anti-septic
 
Sunflower Oil-
Rich in vitamins A, D, and especially E, Sunflower Oil has superb oxidative stability and emollient properties to condition skin and prolong dark color

Suma Extract-
Contains 19 different amino acids, a large number of electrolytes, trace minerals, iron, magnesium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, E, K, and pantothenic acid. Used as an aphrodisiac and to help reduce muscle fatigue
 
Sweet Almond Oil-
An outstsanding skin conditioning and moisturizing agent, preparing skin for brilliant dark color
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Tamanu Oil-
Regenerates skin cells, hydrates and soothes skin

Tektonic Technology™- 
Increases and replaces epidermal stem cells for more youthful looking skin

TRF™
This exclusive and boosted California Tan® ingredient increases the elasticity, healthy appearance and general well being of skin. Tissue Repair Factors (TRF) have excellent moisturization qualities and promote oxygen intake in the living cells while also enhancing collagen production and the development of a deep, dark tan

Triple Moisture Sensation-
A blend of ingredients found in California Tan Sunless® products that lock in moisture, triggering a hydration that reaches deep into skin providing intense moisturization and gives skin a healthy looking appearance

 
Tropical Heat®-
Provokes a medium-strengthr reddening and warming effect on the skin, increasing circulation to deliver an at-the-beach sun glow
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Vitamin C-
Helps to neutralize free radicals to prevent wrinkles and diminish fine lines


Vitamin E-
Vitamin E, also known as Tocopheryl Acetate, is an antioxidant that helps block lipid peroxidation in cells and tissues. Helps neutralize free radicals to prevent and diminish fine lines and wrinkles, while it also softens skin and moisturizes from within

Vitatan®-
This exclusive California Tan
® ingredient aids in the enrichment of the skin's biological composition through nutrient supplementation. It moisturizes and energizes the skin so that it can efficiently deal with the tanning rays in sunlight or artificial UV light to rapidly build a base tan. Vitatan® helps prevent the skin from drying out and allows an even tan to develop by providing a package of "complimentary" nutrient moisturizers and activators that are normally present in the skin
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White Birch Bark-
Skin rejuvenating, refreshes and nurtures skin, renewing activity while smoothing the appearance of the skin

Witch Hazel-
Anti-Irritant, skin softening and soothing while reducing inflammation during tanning; refines pores and tones skin
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