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With over ten years in the self tanning industry, leaders of innovation in the self tanning market and the No.1 Self Tan brand globally, Bondi Sands knows a thing or two about the self tan experience. With an extensive variety of tanning products from gradual all the way to our deepest shade, ultra dark, plus endless formulas and formats; from our OG self tanning foams, to our unique Aero aerated formulas, tanning oils, lotions and mists, Bondi Sands truly has it covered.

With innovation at the forefront of all that we do, our latest launch was no exception! Wanting to create a customised, tailored tanning experience for every skin tone, we created four self tanning products that provide results as unique as you are.  Enter…Technocolor 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam! With four shades uniquely created for every skin tone to provide your most optimal tanning results, this range includes our Technocolor 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam in Sapphire & Emerald which have been formulated for those with a fair to medium skin tones, or ‘pale skin’ as some may describe it. To determine which of these shades might be right for your skin tone, head over to our Shade Finder Quiz to find out.


Why is it Important to Find the Right Tanning Foam for your Skin Tone?

Not all skin types should be treated the same. Technocolor isn’t a blanket approach to self tanning, where each shade has been clinically curated through cutting-edge research to go beyond the surface of your skin to create the perfect tan. We conducted a world-first clinical skin trial to understand how DHA (a common self tanning active ingredient) affects varying skin tones to determine their most natural results. What we found was that each skin tone required a tailored formula that worked best for their unique skin tone, leaving them with natural, glowing skin results, maintained hydration and increased longevity of colour.

For those with lighter skin tones, higher levels of DHA cause the skin to stress, resulting in an unnatural orange tone and decreased tan longevity. Through this research we concluded that those with fairer skin tones achieve their most natural result and experience increased colour longevity when using a low-level DHA and additional colour enhancers to help produce the most natural tone for their skin.

Bondi Sands Self Tanners for Pale Skin

If you’re looking for the best tan for lighter skin tones, you can't go past Technocolour Sapphire or Technocolor Emerald shades. With both of these shades specifically formulated for lighter-medium skin tones, keep reading below to find out which of these self tanning foams might be best suited to you. 

Perfect for fairer skin tones looking to achieve a natural, cool toned tan, Technocolor Sapphire 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam has been formulated with low-level tanning active ingredients and electrolyte hydration. Featuring a blue-grey colour guide to counteract the development of orange tones and can be washed off after one hour of wear for enhanced, natural skin results.

“This product gave me a natural golden glow that was even throughout and made me feel confident enough to get my legs out!” - Nicole (Sapphire)

For a medium skin tone, look no further than the Technocolour Emerald 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam. Technocolor Emerald has been formulated with mid-level tanning active ingredients and electrolyte hydration, perfect for medium skin tones looking to achieve a deep, olive toned tan. Featuring a green colour guide to counteract the development of orange tones, Technocolor is available in a 1 Hour Express Foam format and will leave you with enhanced, natural skin results.

“I don’t like orange tone tanners, I like natural but also a tone that you can layer and this was perfect for that.” - Dawn (Emerald)

Why are we so confident that this is the perfect self tan for different skin tones including pale and fair skin? Well, Technocolor has been carefully curated through cutting-edge research, development, and laser skin analysis technology, to deliver results that are perfectly matched to every skin tone. We’ve tested on thousands of participants to determine the most natural results based on skin function and its ability to process DHA whilst maintaining hydration and longevity of colour for the perfect tan every time.

If you’re new to tanning, or just want a step-by-step guide on how to apply Technocolor 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam, discover our how-to guide here, and if you’re still not sure about your best-suited shade, trial all 4 shades with our Technocolor Trial Bundle

Tanning Methods for Pale Skin

While our Technocolor range has specifically been developed for different skin tones to provide the most optimal, enhanced results, Bondi Sands has a range of existing Self Tan products that are also suitable for pale skin. If your skin tone is on the fair or pale side, using a product with high levels of tanning actives may not result in the best colour tone for your skin (an undesirable ‘orange’ colour), so if you have fair to pale skin, you might want to stick to our Light/Medium shades of Self Tan for the best tan result, or experiment with leaving the product on your skin for less time, before washing it off. 

Gradual Tan for Pale Skin

Our range of Gradual Tanning Products is also formulated with low levels of active ingredients, so will build to a natural golden tan with each application. Try our Gradual Tanning lotions with hydrating ingredients for radiant, glowing skin. Our Skin Perfector Gradual Tanning Lotion has the dual benefit of providing a hit of instant tan alongside low-level tanning actives so you can control the depth of colour you can achieve.

Find the Perfect Shade for Your Skin Tone

To read more about choosing the perfect self tan shade for your skin tone, check out our blog here. To find out more about the Technocolor Self Tan Range, discover the Technoverse, or take our Shade Finder Quiz.

Self Tanner for Olive to Deep Skin Tones

Another shade in the Technocolor range, Technocolor Magenta 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam has been formulated with high-level tanning active ingredients and electrolyte hydration, perfect for olive to deep skin tones looking to achieve a rich, deep toned tan. Featuring a red-violet colour guide to counteract the development of cool tones. You can read more about finding the perfect shade for Olive Skin Tones here.

Self Tanner for Deep Skin Tones

Technocolor Caramel is formulated with low-level tanning active ingredients and electrolyte hydration, perfect for deep skin tones looking to achieve a warm, golden toned glow. Featuring a yellow-golden colour guide to help provide hydration and warmth to the skin. You can read more about finding the perfect shade for Deep Skin Tones here.

Shop More from Bondi Sands

Explore our variety of self-tanning products to suit different preferences and skin types, including lotions, foams, and mists. With a wide range of shades to choose from, you can achieve a flawless, natural-looking tan that complements your skin tone. Don't miss out on the chance to achieve a beautiful, radiant glow by shopping the Bondi Sands self-tanning range.

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