About Us 2017-05-08T09:20:02+00:00

A revolution in self tanning

 Bronze leaf is made with only the finest and unique exotic botanical ingredients, designed to tone and firm the skin fighting cellulite whilst developing a naturally youthful, sunkissed glow. All our products are enriched with deep moisturisers and free from paraben and alcohol, ensuring a streak-free, soft finish.

Our ingredients

Mandarin Orange Peel Extractorange

(Citrus Nobilis )

Mandarin Orange Peel Extract is used to improve skin circulation, and help fade freckles and other pigment spots. 

A natural inflammatory high in vitamin C which can brighten dull drab skin and improve clarity. Can lessen dark circles under the eyes.
 Used in skin care creams, and Airbrush Tanning solutions.

Grapefruit Seed Extract

(Citrus Grandis)grapefruit

Is made from the dried, ground seeds and pulp of the grapefruit. Its principal active ingredient is water soluble bioflavanoids which have high antioxidant properties.

Grapefruit Seed Extract is a broad spectrum antiseptic and antibiotic, able to kill a wide variety of pathogens. It has deep skin cleansing properties, and can helps scars and wounds heal faster.

Bergamot Essential Oil

(Citrus bergamia)bergamot

Is extracted from the rind of a tropical citrus fruit. It’s an antibiotic and antiseptic oil and is beneficial for healing wounds, treating dry cracked skin and heels, itchy skin and helps sooth eczema prone skin.

Bergamot Essential Oil can help fade scars and other marks on the skin, and evens out the distribution of heavy pigment concentration and excess melanin patches on the skin surface.

It is also used as a fragrant addition to Airbrush tanning solutions and skin care products.

Macadamia Nut Oil

(Macadamia Ternifolia)nuts

Is a carrier for active ingredients and a natural moisturizer with excellent penetration properties. It helps draw other activities deeper in to the skin. It has long been valued by Hawaiians for its ability to protect, soothe and condition the skin.

Macadamia nut oil is high in palmitoleic acid, which is an effective antioxidant and a valuable fatty acid that is lost in skin as we age. Recent research indicates that palmitoleic acid may help protect cell membranes against damage. A beneficial emollient for soothing and moisturizing dry skin. Often used in body care lotions and moisturizers.

Lemon Peel Extract

(Medica Limonum)lemon-peel

Is a natural non-toxic astringent, antiseptic, and bactericide. It is beneficial for treating problem skin and cellulite. It can help balance fluids within tissues, and improve circulation.
It is used as a pH balancer, and a mild skin lightener, which can brighten dull skin, and lessen redness. Used in a range or skin care products and treatment lotions.

Aloe Vera gel

(Organic Aloe Barbadensis Gel)aloe_1

Is derived from the leaves of a succulent plant and contain natural skin soothing antioxidants. Aloe Vera gel increases the availability of oxygen to the skin, which helps to strengthen the skin tissues. It can stimulate fibroblast activity, which can increase collagen and elastin deposition, reducing the skin’s tendency to wrinkle and maintaining youthful looking skin.

This is a skin soothing ingredient, which helps counter irritation and skin dryness. Airbrush Tanning solutions and skincare products with Aloe Vera have powerful moisturizing properties that help to maintain smooth, healthy glowing skin. Aloe is added to all of our sunless tanning products to enhance the skins moisture retention, and improve skin health.

DHA

(Dihydroxyacetone)dha

This plant derived ingredient has been used as a skin safe tanning agent for over 50 years in professional and consumer sunless tanning products. The most common natural sources are Sugar cane.  DHA does not change one’s skin pigmentation level as a UV based “real tan” with protective melanin. Instead it will create the “tanned” appearance by way of the development of a brown skin coloring, of the dead cells on the skin surface layer.

The dead skin cells actually change colour, they are not painted or stained. This process is very similar to the one commonly seen when a cut apple is exposed to the air, and the visible fruit cells turn brown. 
 DHA action is limited to the upper dead layers of the skin and involve a harmless reaction between DHA and the natural skin surface proteins.

DHA reacts with the amino acids and amino groups of the skin keratin forming brown colored compounds. The process takes place in the outer layers of the epidermis. There is much evidence to suggest that the process is similar to Maillard reaction, also known as “non-enzymatic browning”. DHA is the active tanning agent in all of our products. The development of the brown or “tanned” color takes anywhere from 2 – 12 hours and the intensity is dependent on the formulation concentration of the DHA in the product. The higher the DHA percentage, the darker or more concentrated the color will be.

Caramel

(Sucrose)caramel

The sweet confection, is made from cream and sugar. Its characteristic smooth warm brown color comes from the reaction between the added sugar and the protein in cream. This browning reaction is the Maillard reaction, the same reaction that causes the skin surface to brown from the application of DHA in Sunless Tanning products.

We use caramel in our products to add a warm soft natural looking tint. Clients that may be sensitive to synthetic colorant agents often find caramel is a beautiful non-reactive alternative coloring ingredient.

Hyaluronic Acid

(Sodium Hyluronate)skin-2

Is a component naturally found in the joints and supporting tissues of the body. As we age the body’s production of HA slows down. This can lead to stiff joints, rough dry skin, and less plump lips.

It provides suppleness and fullness to the skin, holding 1000 times its weight in water. Individuals with high HA levels in the skin have more vibrant skin, which appears more toned, plump glowing and wrinkle free.

Centipeda Cunninghamii

(Daisy family)leaves

Is a member of the daisy family used traditionally by the Aboriginal people to help support healthy youthful looking skin.

This Australian native plant is used as a skin treatment for the itchy dry skin associated with psoriasis and other skin aliments. This extract is anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, helps renew skin cells, and works as a sunscreen agent. This exotic ingredient is added into airbrush tanning solutions and skin care treatment lotions.