Frequently asked questions

The ELLE EFFECT tan will develop in to the perfect golden glow in just 6-8 hours.
It is also designed so that you can also wear it straight after application, should you desire.

The ELLE EFFECT tan gives you the PERFECT golden glow in just one application but also allows you to control the depth of your tan with multiple layers.

One application, think a day at Bondi Beach.

Two applications, think by the pool in LA.

Three applications, you’ll look like you’ve spent a week in the Bahamas.

6-8 hours is the optimum time to develop the perfect golden glow.

5-7 days, depending on skin type.  We recommend re-applying the tan to the face every second day.

Yes – that’s the beauty of the ELLE EFFECT tan!

Apply a small amount of ELLE EFFECT tan to your ELLE EFFECT mitt. Starting in the centre of your face use a circular motion to blend out to your hair and jaw line. Remember to blend down your neck using your ELLE EFFECT mitt. You can always add more tan to the are of your face that the sun hits. Think nose, cheeks and forehead.

It is recommended that you double-check with your doctor. To be extra cautious during pregnancy, we recommend covering your mouth, nose and eyes when applying to prevent inhaling the products.

Do not apply to the breast area if breastfeeding.

It can also be helpful to do a skin test before self-tanning, as hormone levels can fluctuate throughout pregnancy.

The ELLE EFFECT tan dries quickly so you can wear clothes after application.  We recommend loose, dark clothing but transfer is minimal.

Yes you can still get a tan from the sun but why would you want to when you have the ELLE EFFECT tan!

The ELLE EFFECT tan does not contain sunscreen so if you are planning on tanning in the sun, we recommend you wear SPF 50.

No, the ELLE EFFECT tan is proudly cruelty free.

The ELLE EFFECT tan includes: Water (Aqua), Dihydroxyacetone, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycereth-2 Cocoate, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Erythrulose, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Caramel, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 4 (CI 14700), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).

The ELLE EFFECT tan can only be purchased at elleeffect.com

The Elle Effect tan is the first product in the ELLE EFFECT Collection so watch this space.