The secret to keeping your tanning brush clean
What is the secret to a hygienic Tan Brush and why do I need a Tan Brush Cleanser, you ask? Well, it’s very straightforward. Read on if you wish your brush to last and give you the best results in self-tanning every time you use it. The Tan Brush Cleanser is so easy to use. Simply hold the the Tan Brush in one hand and spritz the cleanser 5 times onto the surface of the brush, rub vigorously onto the microfibre cloth provided. Repeat if necessary and leave the brush to dry; then it’s ready to use again.
In the conception stage of development, The Tan Brush appeared very differently, mainly in its size, bristle colour and handle shape.
As the brush evolved, we tested it with a wide variety of self-tanning products – oil, mousse, cream and lotions. After all, the ability to use any self-tanning product in conjunction with The Tan Brush is our unique selling point.
During these trials, one of our chosen products left a dark green residue on the bristles. That was a shock as it took me straight back to the ‘green mitt and bathroom cabinet’ scenario See here.
We knew that a tweak to the design, altering the bristle colour, could quickly rectify this; however, that wouldn’t solve the underlying problem, and after we had seen the green strands, we couldn’t unsee them! It was straightforward; the brush needed to be thoroughly cleaned after every use. Not only for hygienic purposes but also to keep the brush in its best condition. We found ourselves pondering a cleanser. It had to be exceptional, strong enough to remove the complex ingredients whipped up to create a wide range of self-tanning products. This would be no mean feat!
As a food technologist, I knew alcohol would help, so I reached into my drinks cabinet for a bottle of gin, sprinkled a little on top of the brush and rubbed it with a cloth. Voila, no more dirty green bristles; however, I knew this wasn’t the answer as the alcohol would damage the brush fibres over time. So we set about finding a clever chemist, someone who would listen and work with us to create a product that could solve the problems presented throughout our trials. We finally found a group of people in the United States; they helped us develop the world’s first natural, alcohol-free Tan Brush Cleanser. Of this, we are very proud.
So now we had our second product, an afterthought, a solution to a problem we hadn’t even considered. We didn’t factor a cleanser into our business plan as we weren’t aware we needed one at that time. Without it, though, we would struggle to keep the brush in optimum condition.
Our products have all been conceived through conversation, each leading to another twist or turn in The Tan Brush journey. It blows my mind every time I think about it. The brush was born courtesy of Lady Gaga, then the Cleanser through a wrong choice in our design.
Another huge bonus of using the cleanser is the ability to use different self-tanning products simultaneously. We, in the office, prefer to apply a darker self-tan to our legs and a lighter product to the face. If we cleanse the brush between applications, we can achieve the look we want. We can even apply a bronzing powder for extra shimmer on a special occasion. One tool, following a simple process, gives a fabulous result!
The cleanser is of the highest quality; it’s cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, and perfume and fragrance-free, a must for our customers and claims we proudly and loudly make. We dispensed the cleanser into a 100ml atomiser bottle so you can take it with you when you travel. Which then presented another quandary. Something pretty to carry both the brush and cleanser in when you travel. Cut to our third product- The Tan Brush Travel Bag! These conversations have to stop! lol
Love Karyn x