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Article: Say No to Toxins!

Say No to Toxins!

Say No to Toxins!

With the amount of chemicals and compounds tanning products, it can be easy to lose track of what we put on our skin, our largest organ, every day. While we might enjoy a gorgeous self-tan for a week or so, what kind of consequences does this have on our long-term health? And not only that, these toxins don’t simply “wash off” after a shower- instead, toxic molecules can be absorbed through the surface of the skin and enter our bloodstreams, potentially causing systemic changes in the entire body, with lasting effects. Which begs the question…


What should we minimise our exposure to?

  • Mineral Oil- this ingredient is often put in tanning solution to make a smooth texture that we love when we glide a product on. But here’s the thing: because of its smooth, round, molecules, it also clogs pores and can be cancerous.

    This is where we come in with our solution: Olive Oil.
    Hand-pressed, extra virgin Tasmanian Olive Oil to be exact.
    This nourishing plant oil is packed with healthy fats as well as anti-ageing properties, gliding onto the skin beautifully.

  • Parabens and Fragrances- parabens are used widely in skincare products and have a direct link to hormone dysfunction which may lead to the development of breast cancer and reproductive issues. That signature ‘fake tan’ scent is a tell-tale sign that your self-tanner is derived from petrochemicals.

    Enter: Our Three Warriors signature scent.
    This is a subtle combination of lime and vanilla, two of our main ingredients.

  • Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate- it’s a mouthful and it’s also an embalmer’s best friend. This chemical nasty is a main component of formaldehyde, a strong preservative. Not only that, it can also cause respiratory issues, widespread skin irritation, and even cancer. It’s a big no from us.


So is Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), the ingredient in nearly all tanning products, including Three Warriors, safe?

DHA is derived from sugar and reacts with dead skin cells to cause a temporary change of colour. It’s a natural chemical reaction and studies reveal no risk can come of this. So despite the intimidating name, DHA is our friend.

Empowering ourselves with knowledge about what’s packed into your little matte black bottle is the most important self-tanning decision we want you to make.
Let’s take ownership of our health ladies and gents. Three Warriors* exists so you can glow without guilt.

*As voted by us, in head office, while we wrote this article.



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