There is no reason why you cant year-round with have a golden tan all year… just purchase one of our tanning accelerators. lotions are used mostly for sunbeds, some can be used outdoors. Tanning lotions and accelerators are designed to rapidly decrease the amount of time it takes to achieve a sun-kissed tan.

You may be asking yourself what kind of tanning lotion should I use?…with so many tanning optimisers and enhancers you might need some guidance.

Solaris Tanning has created a how to pick your Tanning Lotion guide… so treat yourself!

WARNING!!… Be careful as tanning accelerators do not contain sunscreen, therefore, will not protect you from sunburn!

1. Accelerator & Maximiser Lotions

Just started tanning?…or do you have light/pale/sensitive skin?, we recommend a accelerator or maximiser lotion. Most beginner accelerators contain anti-aging elements such as CoQ-10, Ideal for building a base tan. Beginner accelerators are non-tingle and do not contain bronzers.

Tip: if you have extremely dry skin or sensitive skin, use accelerators with oils or moisture formulas

2. Bronzer Lotions & Accelerators

Most popular type of tanning accelerator… lotions which contain bronzers. Bronzers have 2 types, which are immediate and delayed results. The great advantage with bronzers being in tanning accelerators, they combine DHA and have active ingredients…so you will have instant dark results and long-lasting colour. Your tan will continue to develop after your tanning session which will improve your tanning results. With bronzers, you need to ensure you apply the lotion evenly… you don’t want a patchy tan!

Tip: after applying bronzing lotion wash your hands or use a wet wipe…you don’t want to end up with your hands darker than the rest of your body!

3. Tingle & Hot Lotions

Advanced tanners…tingle lotions or hot action lotions… they give your skin a tingling sensation. Your skin will be red after applying the lotion. The lotion brings the blood to the surface of the skin, which boosts the effect in which UV rays have. You will achieve a deeper much darker tan quickly... be careful… tingle lotions should not be used by people with pale/light/sensitive skin types. Take your time with application and do not use on face please…

 Tip: don’t be shocked if your skin is red after application or you are itchy, it will last for roughly an hour. Don’t panic if you look like you’re sunburnt…the redness will fade quickly.


With a diverse selection of lotions available, carefully reading each product’s label, you will have an understanding of the terminology. Witch gives you a great advantage when picking a lotion perfect for you.

Hemp Seed Oil: Nourishes and moisturises your skin leaving it smooth and flawless.
Body Blush: For those who want a tingling effect, but have sensitive skin.
Anti-Aging: These lotions contain added vitamins help combat ageing skin.
Shimmer: These lotions contain glimmering additives to give your skin reflective properties for added glow.
Caffeine: Caffeine reduces puffiness, will also energise your skin.
Silicon: A moisturising mineral that will help condition skin.
Beta Carotene: AKA Vitamin A. It enhances pigment colouration in your skin.
DHA: A chemical ingredient that produces a brown colour when it comes into contact with skin. The higher the DHA, the darker the tan.
Vitamin E: Makes skin softer and will also reduce the visibility of lines and wrinkles.
Aloe Vera: Soothes and calms the skin.
Monoi De Tahiti Oil: Makes the skin softer and naturally protects it from the harmful effects of the sun and the sea salt.
Coconut Oil: Hydrates the skin to make it silky smooth.

Solaris Tanning stocks many accelerators and extenders… we are sure this guide helps you decide!

Brands we stock…Supre tan, Fiesta Sun, Emerald Bay, Australian Gold and many more.

If you have any questions or would like help to recommend a tanning accelerator for your specific skin type… our team at Solaris Tanning will help you decide!