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Article: What is Tanning Water and Why is it Trending Right Now?

What is Tanning Water and Why is it Trending Right Now?

What is Tanning Water and Why is it Trending Right Now?

It’s hydration in a bottle, and more.

Read on to learn more about tanning water- what it is, and why you need to get on this trend to lock in your Summer glow. A drink that hydrates skin and gives you a tan at the same time… yes you heard right… meet tanning water.

Think of a spritz that packs on moisture, while delivering on a tan at the same time. You heard us right, enter tanning water! This latest skin saviour works double time to help you achieve an effortless radiance, without any of the sun damage. With one simply mist, you can now unlock a glow that also gives back to the health of your skin, your largest organ, and skip out on any of the potentially harmful side effects of UV exposure.



This miracle worker not only helps save you your precious time, but is also made with fresh spring water that is not only packed with electrolytes and minerals, but also infused with dihydroxyacetone. This is a tanning agent that keeps the product super easy to use, while boosting the radiance and vitality of the skin. With Australian icons like Sonia Kruger, Ashley Hart, Roxy Jacenko and Sam Frost being advocates of tanning water, especially our cult favourite Face Tan Aqua Mist, things are looking up for this trend come Summer.

If you’re new to tanning water and its amazing effects, this guide has all the information you need to get started. As a completely certified organic, toxic-free and natural brand, we care about staying transparent with our audience, so here is the 411 on tanning water- so that you can go ahead and enjoy this ingenious product with peace of mind, knowing that it is safe for your face and skin.


To put simply, tanning water is a combination of dihydroxyacetone and water. But if we wanted to be a little more specific, here’s what makes tanning water such a luxury, highly sought after product that is now available from the comfort of your own home. Not only is tanning water enriched with high levels of antioxidants and moisturising, revitalising ingredients; it is also almost always plant-based. Say hello to your new go-to, the Three Warriors Face Tan Aqua Mist.

This beautiful mist is designed for daily use on the face, neck, and decolletage, to give you the gorgeous glow you know you deserve.


Rather than coating your skin with toxic chemicals and tanning agents that are artificial and only touch the surface layer, we’d rather your skin glow organically from the deep layers of the dermis up. By turning towards an organic tanning water made of plant based ingredients you can feed your skin the nourishment it needs so you can develop a glow from the inside out. Our tanning wateris unique as it contains pure Tasmanian Water sourced in the Hartz Mountains that are rich minerals and electrolytes alongside hydrating plant based ingredients including rose oil, aloe vera and Tasmanian olive oil that naturally hydrate, soothe and soften the skin.

Designed as a fine face tan water, the best part of Three Warriors Face Tan Aqua Mistis you can bring on a fresh-faced glow quickly. One spritz in the AM can have you glowing by lunch. Formulated for the face, neck and décolletage, our tanning water is the ultimate pep up that will transition you from the depths of dull winter skin to an instant spring in your step, dewy glow in seconds.


Absolutely! Especially if you’re talking about a natural and fully certified organic tanning product that is made with water, a natural element. Tanning water like our Three Warriors Face Tan Aqua Mist features minimal toxins, preservatives, and does not contain any harsh chemicals. By swapping time in the sun for a tanning water, you’re ditching the harmful side effects of exposure to harmful UV rays, and saying hello to a gorgeous glow that also gives back to your skin with nourishing ingredients.

How about the specific ingredients though, is tanning water safe chemical wise? In terms of the tanning agent used in natural or organic tanning water, such as our own face tan water, the good news is the primary ingredient used -dihydroxyacetone - is a natural sugar based derivative. This means it’s not an artificial toxin or chemical that can cause harm, and as such, it makes it pregnancy safe and supportive for those with naturally sensitive skin too.


There’s a reason tanning water is trending… it’s quite possibly the easiest tan you’ll ever apply. Much in the same way you have a shower to rinse water over skin, it’s essentially the same, but in this case, you allow the water mist to cover the body and soak into skin, post-shower. How does self tanning water work exactly? As a water based formulation it’s best absorbed by the skin through the mist form, so it’s as simple as a spritz and air dry to soak, absorb and glow. As for how long does tanning water take to develop?

This could be the best selling point…as little as three hours. Essentially in the time you’ve commuted into work, fired off some emails and got ready for a Friday long lunch, et voila! Dewy and ready to glow on. While we can’t speak for all tanning waters, as for how does self tanning water work?

In terms of our Three Warriors Face Tan Aqua Mist application process it’s a dream. Simply cleanse and dry skin, hold the bottle 30cm away from face, spritz the face tan water, exhale, allow the tanning water to soak into skin and pores, add makeup (or stay bare!) and go about your day, fresh faced and radiant. The face tan will develop in three hours or less. For those inclined to spritz before bed and wake up fresh from a beauty sleep the same regime applies.


Ps… if wondering, does tanning water stain sheets? It’s primarily H20 so we’re happy to report, no. However, if going to bed the question of ‘does tanning water stain sheets?’ is likely to keep you up at night out of fear you’ll fake tan your white egyptian cotton threads, you can always play it safe and swap pillow slips on the days you’re tanning to keep your sleep sound, just in case! Additionally, while it is a natural water based product do follow the recommended expiry. For those wondering does tanning water expire? While not a hard yes, to support the skin in staying supple and hydrated always read the recommended guidelines for safe product use.

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