Check the frequently asked questions from customers and discover even more about MARC INBANE.

How can I prepare properly for the use of MARC INBANE tanning products?

Exfoliate: exfoliate the skin before treatment, preferably the day before. Shaving and waxing is possible up to 8 hours before the session (otherwise your skin is too sensitive).

After cleansing your face, apply a nourishing cream. Wait until the cream is completely absorbed by the skin. Then you can apply one of our tanning products.

How long does the tan of MARC INBANE tanning products last?

This depends, among other things, on which product you use from MARC INBANE. On average, you keep the brown color for about 3 to 9 days if you take good care of it. Scrubbing a day in advance (for example with our Black Exfoliator) and then treating your skin with a nourishing cream (for example La Hydratant or Le Teint) ensures that the brown complexion lasts longer.

What can I do to maintain the effect of the Natural Tanning Spray for as long as possible?

MARC INBANE works on the top layer of skin, so we advise you to exfoliate your skin 24 hours before applying the spray. In addition, it is important to use a good moisturizing cream daily.

Can everyone use the same spray, or are there different colors?

There are no different colors of spray to choose from. The spray contains DHA and Erythrulose, which act on the amino acids, proteins and peptides that are found in the skin surface. This creates melanoids, organic pigments with a brown color. The spray stimulates your own pigment, giving everyone their own natural color. That is of course the best!

I am pregnant. Is the Tanning Spray safe for me?

Because sunbathing is not recommended when you are pregnant (because of a pregnancy mask), the self tan products from MARC INBANE are perfect during your pregnancy to provide yourself with a beautiful brown shade.

There are no contraindications for pregnant women. We have a European cosmetic file that meets all standards, requirements and legislation. MARC INBANE products only consist of high-quality and natural ingredients, are free from parabens, silicones and sulphates and are dermatologically approved and hypoallergenic.

You can safely use the Natural Tanning products from MARC INBANE. Our products work on the skin's own pigment and strengthen the summer complexion. Keep this in mind if you suffer from a pregnancy mask. It may be darker than the rest of your face or body. In that case, it is best to apply petroleum jelly on the pigment so that the skin is closed when spraying and therefore does not tan. Note: if in doubt, always consult an expert.

I am getting married, how many days in advance is it best to use a tanning product?

We recommend applying a tanning product 1 to 2 days before the wedding. Then the product is fully developed and there is no risk of stains on your dress. Any stains often go out at the dry cleaner. If you are not yet familiar with MARC INBANE's tanning products, we recommend that you apply the product two weeks before the wedding so that you are familiar with the application and operation of our products.

Do MARC INBANE's tanning products have a nice fragrance?

Hell yes! MARC INBANE has developed and tested the products in such a way that you do not smell a typical self-tan fragrance with our tanning products. For example, we use a delicious caramel scent.

Is it difficult to apply the products without spots or streaks?

You can easily apply our products without streaks or stains. We do advise you to use our glove and / or brushes. This way you achieve the best result.

Does your complexion immediately tan when you spray multiple layers?

Yes, the more layers you apply the tanner you become. We usually advise against this if you want to create the most natural complexion possible. If you still want to darken, we recommend the following:

Wait 3 hours after applying the first layer and then clean the skin. In these 3 hours, the skin has completely absorbed the product and you washed off the layer that the skin was no longer able to absorb. After this first cleansing you will see the complexion that you have left. If you find it too light, you can apply the product again. On average people tan once or twice a week.

How often can I spray?

As often as you want. Daily, every week, every other week or once a month. This depends on your own wishes and preferences.

Can the spray be applied over make-up?

Yes, that's possible! This ensures a beautiful, natural finish of the make-up. When you take off the make-up before going to bed, the tan is also gone. Make-up closes the skin so that the spray cannot penetrate. If you spray over a mineral make-up, the skin will not be closed and the spray will penetrate. So, when you spray on cleansed skin, the complexion stays on for 4 to 5 days, on top of makeup this is only 1 day.




After how long can I shower again after sweeping?

Postpone showering for at least 3 hours after application. The color is still under development for at least 3 hours. Visiting a sauna or fanatically practicing a sport is therefore not recommended during the first 3 hours. After 3 hours you will reach the end result. When a discoloration of the water is visible when showering, this is only an excess layer of spray that has not been absorbed by the skin. After showering it can no longer give off.

Do the tanning products dispense?

The first time you clean your face or body after applying our tanning products, a layer will always come off. This is the excess spray that is not absorbed by the skin.

Are the tanning products washable on textile?

The first time you clean your face or body after applying our tanning products, a layer will always come off. This is the excess spray that is not absorbed by the skin.

Am I protected from UV rays?

No, unless this is explicitly stated on MARC INBANE products. For example, our products offer the "Le Teint" and "La Hydratant" a protection to the skin with SPF.


Can I go out into the sun after using your tanning products?

Yes, that's possible. If you want direct sun, we advise you (before using our products) to lubricate your skin with a good sunscreen with factor. Please note: contrary to what your color suggests, our tanning products do not protect you from sunburn. As usual, you should use a good protective factor.

Can I go swimming with tanning and to the sauna?

By swimming, bathing and going to the sauna, the spray tan tint will fade faster. Tanning products work on the stratum corneum of your skin (the dead skin cells) and by "soaking" the skin, the top layer of skin comes off faster. This will make your tan disappear faster. We recommend that you start swimming or visiting a sauna 3 hours after you have applied one of our products.

Can the tanning spray be used before and after microdermabrasion, microneedling and / or active peeling treatment?

Undergoing one of these treatments requires rest for the skin the first 3 days before and after the treatment. Wounds are made in the skin, they must first heal before a tanning product can be used. In short, our tanning products cannot be used 3 days before and after treatment, but can be used before or after.


Do MARC INBANE products contain sulfates or parabens?

All MARC INBANE products are dermatologically tested, vegan and paraben free. The perfect self-tanning solutions for all skin types!


What is DHA?

DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) is a natural raw material. DHA is the main ingredient in almost every self-tanning product. It is a carbohydrate that is extracted from sugar beet or sugar cane, among other things. DHA causes a reaction in the top layer of the skin causing it to turn brown.

Do I turn orange from MARC INBANE's tanning products?

No. Our products do not contain carotene, the substance that normally gives the orange color to tanning products. This means that the well-known 'root effect' does not occur. We only use a natural colorant (caramel) in our products. This immediately gives the skin a brown color after application.

Can anyone use the spray?

Yes, the spray is in principle suitable for every skin type. In addition, it is harmless to the skin. It gives a grateful feeling that our spray is recommended daily by dermatologists. The spray is even suitable for people who for some reason should not be in the sun. Think of skin cancer patients, pregnancies (pregnancy mask), people with skin type 1 or people who have to avoid sunlight due to antibiotics. In these cases, however, we advise you to consult with your treating doctor.

Can an allergic reaction occur when using MARC INBANE products?

The basis of the spray are natural ingredients. In addition, all MARC INBANE tanning products are dermatologically approved, comply with EU regulations on cosmetic products and the spray is free from parabens. So far we have had little to no unpleasant reactions, even with people with sensitive skin.

It is of course always possible for someone to react allergic to a natural ingredient. We therefore always recommend, especially if you have sensitive skin, to read the ingredients on the bottle before buying or using the spray.

Is the use of tanning products harmful to the skin?

Absolutely not! MARC INBANE is a safe alternative for creating a healthy tan. The compositions of the MARC INBANE tanning products are also enriched with natural extracts that intensively nourish the skin and / or have an anti-aging effect. See below some ingredients that we have incorporated into our products:

  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract:
    As early as the 16th century BC. the medicinal effect of this plant was reported. In cosmetic products, it is mainly used for a moisturizing effect that prevents skin dehydration.
  • Tocopheryl Acetate:
    This is a stable version of Vitamin E and acts as an antioxidant on the skin.
  • Silybum Marianum Extract:
    The seeds of this plant have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. Milk thistle naturally contains a high content of polyphenols. These function as natural antioxidants. These substances are known to keep the skin in a healthy condition.
  • Ginkgo Biloba Extract:
    Contains natural antioxidants and skin-soothing substances, in addition, it can prevent premature skin aging.
  • SMLW Third Generation Hyarolunic Acid:
    The addition of SLMW hyaluronic acid is popular for its nurturing effect and is the only hyaluronic acid to penetrate to the deeper layers of skin; it improves skin texture, stimulates collagen formation and acts as a superior moisturizer!
What is meant by the 4 fold tanning technology?

This means the unique effect of four ingredients. Below the operation of the 4 ingredients:

  • Dihyroxyacetone (DHA) acts on amino acids, proteins and peptides that are in the skin. This reaction produces melanoids, organic pigments with a brown color. This entire process takes about 2 to 6 hours after application.
  • In contrast to tanning by sunlight (this takes place deeper in the skin - DHA only reacts with amino acids on top of the skin), that is, on the surface of the skin (in the epidermis). That is why the brown color disappears after just a few days: then the brown-colored skin cells have worn away from the surface of the skin.
  • The Erythrulose, which is also included in the tanning spray, has a similar effect to DHA. But because it is a slightly larger molecule, it slows down on the amino acids etc. on top of the skin. The entire process takes about 24 to 48 hours after application. As a result, DHA also forms a good combination of Erythrulose: the first quickly browns the skin, while the second provides a more long-lasting tanning effect.
  • There is also natural coloring (caramel) in our products. This immediately gives the skin a brown color after application.
  • Dimethyl Isosorbide promotes deeper absorption of DHA and other self-tanning substances. This makes the skin tanning effect more intensive, it remains visible longer and it has a more even color tone.
What is special about the 3rd generation Hyaluronic Acid called SLMW?

The special thing is that it is not a "normal" hyaluronic acid but that it has a smaller molecule that can penetrate deeper and faster into the skin layers. This ingredient also gives a boost in the production of collagen, which makes the skin feel elastic again. A very luxurious ingredient that makes the mousse work as a super moisturizer!

Why is Alcohol Denat used?

Alcohol is a common ingredient in (skin) care products. For example, alcohol is added to tonics because of its degreasing properties and because it gives a clean and fresh 'skin feeling'. In addition, alcohol prevents foaming and kills bacteria, which extends the shelf life of products. Sometimes alcohol is used as a solvent for other ingredients present in the product. Since many active ingredients have been added in a very low dose, however, the concentration of alcohol required to dissolve such a substance is often negligible.

There are many different types of alcohol in skin care products. Some types can dry out or irritate the skin. This is why many people are quite critical of it. But not all types are bad, on the contrary! Alcohol denat, if grain alcohol is used, is also not harmful. MARC INBANE therefore uses responsible grain alcohol!




What is the best-before date for a bottle?

If you have used the bottle, it can be kept for at least 1 year.

The spray no longer comes out of the bottle properly, what can I do?

If you use the spray frequently, or have not used it for a long time, we always recommend removing the white nozzle from the bottle and rinsing well with warm water. If you have dried the nozzle well, it can be placed back on the bottle. This should fix the problem. If not, please contact MARC INBANE head office on +31 (0) 13 88 97 150.

I get drops while spraying, what can I do about this?

This can have several causes:

  • For example, the nozzle may be clogged. We recommend removing the nozzle from the bottle and rinsing it with warm water. Dry the nozzle well and place it back on the bottle.
  • It is also possible that you keep too little distance between the spray and the body part to be treated. When there are droplets on your face, you can easily equalize it by using our brush.
Is there propellant in the bottle?

No. We work with a bag-on-valve system. This system consists of a bag (containing the liquid) which is welded to the aerosol valve. The air pressure ensures optimal emptying of the bag. So this system is much better for the environment than propellant. That is why you should treat your bottle as a perfume bottle: it is less likely to fall because the bag can tear open otherwise.









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