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Having established ourselves as a world-leading skincare brand in the self tanning industry for more than a decade, Bondi Sands knows a thing or two about the self tan experience. With an array of tanning products ranging from gradual to ultra dark, our deepest shade. Our products are available in a variety of formulations and formats; including our  original self tanning foams, the innovative Aero aerated formula, tanning oils, lotions and mists. Bondi Sands prides itself on offering a range of options to cater to every tanning preference.

With innovation at the forefront of all that we do, our latest launch was no exception! Wanting to create a customised, tailored tanning experience for every skin tone, we created four self tanning products that provide results as unique as you are. Enter…Technocolor 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam! With four shades uniquely created for every skin tone to provide your most optimal tanning results, this range includes our Technocolor Magenta 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam which has been formulated for those with olive to deep skin tones looking to achieve a rich, deep toned tan. To determine if this product is right for your skin tone, head over to our Shade Finder Quiz to find out.

Why is it Important to Find the Right Tanning Foam for your Skin Tone?

Not all skin types should be treated the same. Technocolor isn’t a blanket approach to self tanning, where each shade has been clinically curated through cutting-edge research to go beyond the surface of your skin to create the perfect tan. We conducted a world-first clinical skin trial to understand how DHA (a common self tanning active ingredient) affects varying skin tones to determine their most natural results. What we found was that each skin tone required a tailored formula that worked best for their unique skin tone, leaving them with natural, glowing skin results, maintained hydration and increased longevity of colour. 

For those with medium skin tones, higher levels of DHA do not cause the skin to stress, as there is a direct correlation between adaptability to sun exposure and adaptability to self tan. Those with medium-deep skin tones aren’t as sensitive to the sun and easily take to higher tanning actives with no skin stress. Through this research, we concluded that those with medium-deep skin tones achieve their most natural result and experience increased colour longevity when using a high-level DHA and additional colour enhancers to help produce the most natural tone for their skin.

Bondi Sands Self Tanners for Olive Skin

If you’re looking for the best product for olive to deep skin, you can't go past Technocolour Magenta 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam. Technocolor Magenta has been formulated with high-level tanning active ingredients and electrolyte hydration, perfect for olive to deep skin tones looking to achieve a rich, deep toned tan. Featuring a red-violet colour guide to counteract the development of cool tones, Technocolor is available in a 1 Hour Express Foam format and can be washed off after one hour of wear for enhanced, natural skin results.

Why are we so confident that this is the perfect self tan for different skin tones including medium skin? Well, Technocolor has been carefully curated through cutting-edge research, development, and laser skin analysis technology, to deliver results that are perfectly matched to every skin tone. We’ve tested on thousands of participants to determine the most natural results based on skin function and its ability to process DHA whilst maintaining hydration and longevity of colour for the perfect tan every time.

If you’re new to tanning, or just want a step-by-step guide on how to apply Technocolor 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam, discover our how-to guide here or the video below, and if you’re still not sure about your best-suited shade trial all 4 shades with our Technocolor Trial Bundle

“I like that it makes my skin tone look even and gives it a glow.” - Mary (Magenta)

Tanning Methods for Olive Skin

While our Technocolor range has specifically been developed for different skin tones to provide the most optimal, enhanced results, Bondi Sands has a range of existing Self Tan products that are also suitable for olive skin. These skin tones may be able to adapt well to sun exposure or have increased melanin in your natural skin tone, in which case you’d be able to achieve your best colour result with Dark to Ultra Dark shades of Self Tan for a bronzed skin result.

Tanning Foam for Olive Skin

Ultimately, the best self-tanner for olive skin is one that suits your individual preferences and produces a natural-looking, streak-free tan. Our range of Self Tanning Foams are enriched with skin-loving ingredients like aloe vera, and infused with a coconut scent. These salon-quality tanning products are formulated to be lightweight, easy to apply, and produce flawless, even results that will leave you glowing year-round. For olive to deep skin tones, try our self tanning foams in the shade Dark or Ultra Dark for a glowing bronzed result. Another option is our 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foam which has high-level actives but when only left on the skin for a minimum 1 hour may suit your skin tone for a beautifully bronzed glow.

Find the Perfect Shade for Your Skin Tone

To read more about choosing the perfect self tan shade for your skin tone, check out our blog here. To find out more about the Technocolor Self Tan Range, discover the Technoverse, or take our Shade Finder Quiz.

Self Tanner for Pale Skin Tones

Other shades in our Technocolor range, Technocolour Sapphire and Emerald 1 Hour Express Self Tanning Foams have been formulated for those with fairer & medium skin tones. You can read more about finding the perfect shade for Pale Skin Tones here.

Self Tanner for Deep Skin Tones

Technocolor Caramel is formulated with low-level tanning active ingredients and electrolyte hydration, perfect for deep skin tones looking to achieve a warm, golden toned glow. Featuring a yellow-golden colour guide to help provide hydration and warmth to the skin. You can read more about finding the perfect shade for Deep Skin Tones here.

Shop More from Bondi Sands

Discover our diverse collection of self-tanning products designed to cater to various preferences and skin types, including lotions, foams, and mists. With a range of shades available, you can effortlessly attain a flawless, authentic-looking tan that complements your skin tone. Seize the opportunity to attain a stunning, luminous glow by exploring the Bondi Sands self-tanning range.

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