The True Value of a Tanning Lotion

The True Value of a Tanning Lotion

Ever wondered why some tanning lotions are pricier then others? This might help to explain why.

We take our bottle of 14 KARAT GOLD RUSH by Design Skin for example, it has almost 5 things going on inside of it.

1. First, the bottle contains Tyrosine, an amino acid which boosts the melanin production in the body and accelerates the browning of the melanin injunction with U.V Light.
2. Secondly, the bottle contains a sunless bronzer which continues to tan your skin for up to 3-12 hours after your tanning session. These bronzers can stay on your skin for 5-7 days.
3. Thirdly, the bottle contains cosmetic immediate bronzers, similar to a liquid bronzer found at Shoppers or Sephora, which provides immediate colour!
4. Fourth, the bottle contains a few different intense and deep moisturizers that help fight against the drying effects of the sun.
5. Last but not least, the bottle contains anti-oxidants, anti-aging and skin firming ingredients found in high-end skin care products. 14K Gold Rush contains Hyaluronic acid, a moisture-binding characteristic is exceptionally important when it comes to skin aging.


4 Main Benefits to Purchasing a Lotion in Ottawa

4 Main Benefits to Purchasing a Lotion in Ottawa


Accelerate Your Tan

• The melanin activating peptides, which are the basis of all lotions ( non-bronzers and bronzers ), aid the producing of new melanin cells that create the brown pigmentation during U.V light exposure.

• Lotions also bring oxygen to the skin to accelerate your tanning session.


 Moisturize For a Deeper, Darker, Longer lasting Tan

•Moist skin tans 40% more efficiently than dry skin. If you look at dry skin under a microscope, you’ll see a lot of peaks and valleys; this inconsistency smoothness reflects U.V light in certain areas and absorbs it in other areas causing your tan to be inconsistent. By smoothing out the skin with a proper moisturizer, you are absorbing more U.V light evenly and contributing to a 40% better tan result.


Skin Care

• The majority of our tanning lotions contain anti-oxidants, skin firming, and anti-aging ingredients to provide the best possible looking skin while achieving a dark tan.


•You can choose a lotion that has extra bronzing power and adds additional colour  to your skin on top of your U.V tan.

• This helps darken your skin faster and longer, allowing you to get the same results with less visits to the salon. It also helps busts tanning plateaus that you would eventually get with the U.V light.


Natural Lotions
• We now carry a variety of lotions with natural organic ingredients that are free from cosmetic preservatives.
Sensitive Skin/Hypoallergenic

• We carry a special line of tanning lotions for those with sensitivities to certain perfumes and ingredients.


Scent Free

• Lotions that are completely scent free.
• This works well for people who are sensitive to smells or who like to wear other perfumes/colognes and don’t want it to interfere.
Men’s Lotions

• Men have traditional thicker skin and more body hair.

• These lotions spread between hair follicles better.


Tingle Lotions

• These work extremely well; especially for the legs. They help oxygenate the skin.

• Oxygen is a key player in the tan. It’s also the reason why people have a hard time tanning their legs, and it’s also the reason why some people get the white bunny tale on the bottom of their backs where the bed causes pressure points with the skin.


Tattoo Guard

• We have a line of lotions that contain tattoo protectors. Tiger grass is the main ingredient and is well known for its colour preserving properties


Facial Tanners

• We wash our face with different soap then we wash our body. Our face is more sensitive than the skin on the rest of our body and we treat it differently with special tanning lotions.

• Our facial tanning lotions are oil free. Oily body lotions are great for tanning and provide lots of moisturizing effects for our skin, however, we don’t want to clog our face pores with these lotions.

My favourite ingredient with facial tanning lotions is hyaluronic serum. . Naturally found in the body, hyaluronic serum secures moisture and creates fullness..



At Bel-O-Sol Tanning Salon, we have one of the largest selection of tanning lotions in Ottawa; with over 61 different bottles of lotions to choose from.

Call Today for more information. Located at the corner of Bank St and Walkley Rd.


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Tips to staying Happy – Increased Endorphin levels leads to Increased Mood

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In recent studies Dr. John Cannell suggested that increased UV exposure from sun and sunbeds increase endorphin levels and may therefore help  with improving mood. It’s ideal to feel good all year round, not solely in the summer when it’s easy to spend hours in the sun. Sunbed tanning is an excellent alternative that gives you the opportunity to feel good and look good all year round.

A study in Germany, along with multiple other studies across the world found that increased time in the sun or sunbeds left people feeling “significantly more balanced, less nervous, more strengthened, and more satisfied with their appearance after sunbed use.” Another study resulted in fibromyalgia patients having lowered pain short-term as well as a boosted mood.  Increased blood levels of endorphins is the explanation behind the mood changes according to Vitamin D Council founder Dr. Cannell.


Tips On Finding Ottawa Spray Tanning Services

Tips On Finding Ottawa Spray Tanning Services

There really isn’t anything more attractive than having a beautifully sun-kissed glow. The only problem is that though many people love the way that the sun adds a healthy looking hue to their skin, our skin doesn’t really love the sun. The best way to get the glow you want without the wrinkles, acne, and chance at skin cancer that traditional tanning includes is to go for a spray tanning session. Still, not all sunless tanning salons are good choices. Finding the right Ottawa spray tanning service to give you that splash of bronze you want is crucial if you want to get a natural-looking skin tone. Before you decide which Ottawa spray tanning services you want to check out, make sure you take a look at these helpful tips to ensure that you get the right salon for you.
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