We've seen the recent news reports and wanted to provide a little insight from our point of view over at RAW Bronzing Studio. We are equally concerned regarding the lack of adequate ventilation in conventional spray tanning booths and mobile airbrush services. Most conventional airbrush tanning services do not provide proper ventilation (and in most cases, people are squeezed into a tiny tube or pop-up tent with no place for the solution to escape!) and the majority use solutions full of chemical preservatives (and other additives for fragrance and color) that are being inhaled throughout the service. This is why we DO NOT offer mobile tanning services even though it's in high demand. Using a small pop-up tent or squeezing inside someones small shower does not allow for a controlled, well-ventilated environment for our clients or ourselves. Ultimately, we know our clients use sound judgment and we don't recommend inhaling or ingesting skin care products - even the organic/natural ones! My hair spray, for instance, is completely organic yet it would be harmful to inhale it or swallow it! So here are the important things to know about RAW: First of all, yes, our product (as with ALL other self-tanners and self-bronzing products since the 70's) contains DHA. DHA has been approved by the FDA and is not absorbed into the blood stream but simply sits on the top of the first layer of skin and naturally exfoliates throughout the week.
1) RAW Bronzing Studio's solution is a 100% Organic, All Natural, FDA Approved, alcohol, paraben, and odor free, aloe based moisturizing formula that contains 10% Dihydroxyacetone, Aloe Vera, Vegetable Based Glycerin, White Tea Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract and Citric Acid and truly one of the most simple products one can use on the skin.
2) All three of RAW Bronzing Studio's rooms are ventilated with electrostatic gold anodized filters that are placed in each room and are on during the entire business day, constantly cleaning and purifying the air.
3) RAW Bronzing Studio has been researching the topic of ventilation safety for the last several years to stay up to date on the latest in cancer prevention and skin health and more importantly, adamantly adhere to proper usage of FDA regulations regarding sunless tanning and DHA. As you may know, I'm a melanoma survivor and concerned about the amount of chemicals in everyday products and strive to use only the purest, safest ingredients for myself and our clients. RAW Bronzing Studio feels strongly that our FDA approved solution, combined with our ventilated rooms, provide the best organic bronzing experience available today! We're so excited to announce that we have also invested in an exhaust system that's FDA/OSHA approved to eliminate excess overspray (basically making it cleaner than our parking lot!) and specifically designed for the high-volume airbrush tanning environment. We appreciate each and every one of our clients and are thankful for your continued support everyday. Please do not hesitate to reach out to anyone on the RAW Bronzing Studio team if you have further questions. We look forward to seeing you again soon!