Indoor tanning is a process that’s greatly enhanced through the use of specially designed lotions. Beyond the obvious benefits of moisturizing, tanning skincare products can help prep the skin, accelerate the tanning process and extend the life of a tan. Available in a wide range of price points and fragrances, lotions are available from a variety of lotion manufacturers for all levels of tanners – from those who like a bronzer or tingle to those who are more interested in a lotion’s texture or nutrient-based ingredients. Best of all, lotions – whether sold in bottles or packettes – and related products provide an extra revenue stream for your salon, while allowing you to gain your customers’ trust based on your knowledge of the product lines you carry.

  • Undercover Dermatology Sting Exposes Sun-Scare Tactics
    Author Harmon Leon gives Cosmo’s undercover reporting antics a run for their money with his recent article in The Huffington Post, “Is Profit Behind Dermatology's 'Sun Scare' Message?” Leon acknowledges the constant media messaging from the dermatology ...More
    July 16, 2010 Posted in News
  • Derms, Watchdogs, Scientists, Debate Sunscreens
    Dermatologists can be vocal in the media regarding their views on indoor tanning; however, they’re not often asked to elaborate on their feelings about sunscreen. As the U.S. waits on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to release updated information regarding ...More
    July 12, 2010 Posted in News, Operations
  • FIJI Blend Lotions Return
    In December 2009, Terry Katz – who launched Fiji Blend lotions eight years earlier – announced the company would be closing its doors. However, Beau Soleil, a Canadian tanning bed manufacturer, has taken over Fiji Blend lotions. As of June 4, 2010, Beau Soleil ...More
    June 29, 2010 Posted in News
  • Sunscreens May Accelerate Cancer, FDA Knew, Study Claims
    Researchers at Environmental Working Group (EWG) are only recommending 8 percent of the 500 sunscreens they reviewed in this year’s fourth annual Sunscreen Guide. This handful of products earned a safer, more effective rating than their competitor counterparts because ...More
    May 25, 2010 Posted in News, Operations
  • Study Reveals Most Women Vitamin D Deficient
    A five-year study of 800 women revealed that only two participants maintained an ideal amount of vitamin D.The physician who authored the study is a staunch advocate of the sunshine vitamin’s reported health benefits – so much so, that she personally supplements ...More
    May 7, 2010 Posted in News
  • New Lotion Company Offers Salons Exclusivity, Deep Discounts
    A hip new lotion company is offering tanning salon owners a one-two punch: Unique lotions at killer prices.“Punkytan Clique was designed to give salons the best-quality lotion at the lowest prices possible by cutting out middlemen,” explains Jeffrey ...More
    April 26, 2010 Posted in News, Operations
  • Retail Sales Tips to Inspire Tanning Salons
    Estée Lauder, the company responsible for brands such as Clinique, Aramis, Prescriptives and Origins, is challenging the status quo of the traditional department store cosmetic shopping experience. In business for more than six decades, the cosmetic giant recognizes ...More
    March 26, 2010 Posted in Articles, Operations
  • Red Light Therapy with Collagen Lamps: Targeting the Rapidly Growing Anti-Aging Industry
    The anti-aging market is booming – so much so, in fact, that many consider it to be recession-proof. Products and services geared toward preserving or promoting a youthful appearance are all the rage in America, where the focus is often on looking and feeling good.As ...More
    March 3, 2010 Karl Platzer and Gene Czako Posted in Articles
  • Sun Protection Market Shows No Sign of Slowing
    A report from research publisher Global Industry Analysts Inc. projects the sun care products market will be a $5.6 billion business within the next five years. In that, products aimed at sun protection have the largest global representation.One factor contributing to the ...More
    February 19, 2010 Posted in News, Operations
  • JCTA Statement Disputes Dermatologists’ Anti-Tanning Allegations
    The following statement was recently released by the JCTA:The Joint Canadian Tanning Association (JCTA) strongly disputes the damaging allegations made yesterday by the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) about indoor tanning.There is no data to suggest that tanning is ...More
    February 8, 2010 Posted in News