How It Works, Directions For Use, & FAQs

How It Works


L-Tyrosine & Carrot Oil Accelerate Tanning

Carrot Sun products contain almond oil, which is rich in a natural tan-accelerating agent called L-Tyrosine. This amino acid promotes and stimulates the production of melanin in the skin upon exposure to UV rays or the sun. Melanin is the pigment responsible for the tanned colour of skin and also protects skin from UV rays. L-Tyrosine in our tanning formulas means that less time is needed in the sun to achieve your desired colour.

Carrot oil is a natural tan accelerator, and is present in our Carrot & Tropical Fruit products. It is also rich in beta carotene which, in the correct amounts, shows as a slightly bronze coloured tint on skin. Beta carotene is another contributor to Carrot Sun’s signature golden glow. Carrot oil is also rich in vitamins A, E, & C and antioxidants, all of which significantly reduce the signs of aging and combat free radicals.


Henna Enhances Your Colour To A Beautiful Golden Shade And Locks It In For A Supremely Long-Lasting Tan

Henna is a plant extract that has been used to stain skin naturally for hundreds of years. Carrot Sun contains a type of henna that gives a rich golden-coloured glow, thus enhancing your skin colour naturally during tanning. Henna also allows skin to hold on to that glow for weeks, resulting in a very long lasting tan that fades more evenly.

Vitamins, Carotenoids, And Essential Fatty Acids Nourish Skin, And Antioxidants Protect Skin From UV Ray-Induced Free Radicals.

Wheat germ oil is packed with skin-loving nutrients including A, B, D, & E vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants that support the formation of collagen, promote an even skin tone, combat free radicals, and boost skin regeneration. Wheat germ oil is also a natural moisturiser with soothing and anti-ageing properties.

Directions For Use


Carrot Sun products can be used in the sun and on sunbeds.

Apply liberally to the skin, and re-apply as often as needed.

Carrot Sun products do not contain any SPF (sun protection factor), but can be used in conjunction with SPF containing lotions without interfering with their effectiveness. It is recommended that an SPF-containing cream be applied to the skin prior to the application of Carrot Sun products, or that you have a base tan prior to their use.

If you have any skin conditions or sensitivities, or are gluten intolerant, please consult your GP or dermatologist before use.

The Carrot and Papaya  varieties of Carrot Sun products may stain light-coloured garments temporarily. However, this does tend to wash out after a single wash, but depending upon the type of garment it may need a few more washes.

Carrot Sun products can give fantastic tanning results, but in order to achieve a healthy, glowing, and beautiful tan, it is essential to tan responsibly. Only increase exposure times to the sun or on sunbeds slowly and gradually over time as you build up your tan.


Frequently Asked Questions


I’d like to get a really dark tan on holiday, which cream can you recommend?

The very best product we can recommend for what you need is the Carrot Cream, and we say that from experience! It will give you the darkest tan and it will be a really lovely colour because of the henna in it. Best of all you will find that your tan lasts longer than usual after you get back from holiday. 


Can I use it on my face?

Yes, you can use it all over your body.


Is it like fake tan/ self-tanner? Is there a chance I might go streaky?

No. These creams do have a type of bronzer called Henna, but it's not at all a fake tan/ self-tanner and will not get you streaky and won't tan you without the sun or a sunbed. Basically, the henna will enhance your tan and make it last longer, but it doesn't work unless you go in the sun or on a sunbed. No matter how you apply it, you should get an even tan.


Will it tan me without the sun or a sunbed?

No, you must be exposed to the sun or use a sunbed in order for it to work.


Are any of the varieties better than the others? How do I choose which one to buy?

We’ve had a lot of fun testing out all the varieties, and they all work brilliantly! But if you’re trying to decide which one to buy, we suggest that you choose one based on what you need.


Carrot- will get you really nice and dark and is for normal skin types 

Coconut- good for sensitive or very fair skin, perfect for getting a base tan

Papaya- has skin healing and regenerative properties, also good for sensitive skin

Cocoa Butter- great for dry skin

Gold- for normal skin

Tropical Fruit- for normal skin

Watermelon- for dry/oil/acne-prone skin

Otherwise, you can choose one based on whether it contains henna or not.

And if you still really can’t decide (we know, it’s hard!), then we recommend you go with whichever scent you prefer.


Which varieties contain the bronzer henna?

The Carrot, Papaya, Tropical Fruit, and Watermelon varieties.


What is the difference between the creams and the oils?

Actually there isn't a huge difference between the creams and the oils, the main differences are the application (do you prefer putting a cream or an oil on?) and also the creams are more moisturising because they have an extra moisturising agent in them.


Does the henna give you a temporary colour?

No. It only works to enhance your colour when exposed to the sun/sunbeds.


What does the henna do?

Normally when people tan they go brown, but the henna adds a hue of golden to your color, making it a really beautiful shade. The henna also prolongs the life of your tan so that it fades more slowly and more evenly after you stop going in the sun/ on sunbeds. So you will find that your tan will last for weeks longer than you are used to!


Are there active ingredients that make you produce more melanin?


1. They all contain L-Tyrosine, which is an active ingredient that stimulates your skin to produce more melanin whilst you’re in the sun or on a sunbed. It is the main active ingredient which makes you tan faster, and it is a major building block of melanin.

2. The Carrot cream and oil both contain carrot oil, which is a naturally active tan accelerator. This also stimulates your skin to tan better and faster in the sun/ on a sunbed.


Do I need to build up my tan before I go on holiday?

If you have fair skin then building up your tan two weeks before going on holiday is recommended by going on a sunbed. Otherwise, you can apply our products to your skin over an SPF cream whilst on holiday, they will still work well and you will still get a great tan.


Do you have any tanning tips?

1. Exfoliate in the shower before you go tanning to get rid of dead skin cells. This will make your tan last longer.

2. Our creams are so moisturising that many people find they don’t even need to apply any after-sun cream. However, if you do feel that your skin is dry, then keeping your skin moisturised will make you tan better and make your tan last longer.


Does it work if you're pale, fair or just can't tan?

Yes it does, for more information and helpful tips check out this blog 


Will one tub last 2 weeks in the sun?

Only if you don’t share!


Do you ship to Australia?

Yes! And every other country in the world too!