Frequently Asked Questions

Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter is formulated to stay on the skin for up to 5 and 7 days and

is best removed gradually. Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter TOUGH STUFF  3 in 1 Body Scrub is the most efficient way to remove tan:

  • Apply the scrub on wet or dry skin in circular motions to remove any stubborn, old tan and dead skin.
  • Moisturise skin well after every shower and exfoliation.
  • Make sure your skin is completely free from any old tan if you are applying more!

Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter 1 HOUR TAN MOUSSE is formulated to last up to 5 days. Here are our top tips for maintaining your tan –

• When you shower for the first time after applying tan you can use shower gel but don’t exfoliate your skin.

• We recommend that you wait until day 2 or 3 after your tan application before you begin applying Cocoa Brown by Marissa Chocolate Whip Oil-Free Body Moisturizer. If you moisturize your skin too early, it can cause the tan to fade too quickly.

• On day 4 and 5 start exfoliating using Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter TOUGH STUFF 3 in 1 Body Scrub in the shower and moisturize afterwards. Try using it on dry skin for stubborn tan patches.

• We recommend that you use an Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter Chocolate Whip Oil-Free Body Moisturizer on day 2 and 3 after your tan application to ensure it lasts as long as possible and fades off evenly.

Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter is made to last up to 5 days and if you maintain your tan correctly you can ensure its looking dark and as fresh as possible . You can do this by applying Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter Chocolate Whip Oil-Free Body Moisturiser which won’t break down your tan but instead keep the skin moisturised and nourished which is ideal for a perfect tan application.

If you want to achieve a really dark tan we recommend leaving 1 HOUR TAN MOUSSE on for 3 or more hours or using Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter 1 HOUR TAN MOUSSE ‘DARK’ for a real deep glow.

For a dark tan, use Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter 1 HOUR TAN MOUSSE ‘DARK‘. The level of DHA (tanning ingredient) in the DARK version of 1 HOUR TAN MOUSSE is significantly higher than the original Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter 1 HOUR TAN MOUSSE.

Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter 1 HOUR TAN MOUSSE ‘DARK’ works the same way as the original 1 HOUR TAN MOUSSE. Leave it on for 1, 2 or 3 hours for depending on how dark you like your tan. You can see it developing on your skin so you can wash it off once you are happy with the colour. Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter 1 HOUR TAN MOUSSE stops developing after 3 hours and will not get any darker.

No, there is no UV protection in any Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter products. Ensure you are protected from the sun by wearing adequate SPF on top of your Cocoa Brown tan.

Because Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter tan is a mousse it is easily applied and absorbs quickly into the skin which minimizes the risks of streaking or patchy application. Using the Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter PINK TANNING MITT you can apply the tan evenly on to the skin. Follow our skin prepping steps to ensure your skin is ready for the perfect Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter tan application.

Cocoa Brown is best applied using the Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter PINK TANNING MITT.

To achieve best results when tanning, apply the following steps to prepare for your tan application

  • Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter TOUGH STUFF 3 in 1 Body Scrub is the best way to remove old, stubborn tan and leaves the skin soft and smooth ready for new tan application.
  • The smoother your skin the better the application so exfoliate and moisturise your skin daily in the lead up to your tan application using Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter Chocolate Whip Oil-Free Body Moisturiser.
  • On the day you are going to apply your tan make sure your skin is free from any lotions, potions, perfumes, deodorants or creams.
  • Shower before tan application using shower get but don’t exfoliate.
  • Apply a coat of nail polish to your nails to stop the tan from staining them.
  • Apply some petroleum jelly (Vaseline) to your brows.
  •  Use the Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter PINK TANNING MITT to apply Cocoa Brown tan.

We always recommend patch testing the tan behind your ear to ensure you will have no reactions or sensitivity to any of the Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter products.

To achieve best results when tanning, apply the following steps to prepare for your tan application

  • Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter TOUGH STUFF 3 in 1 Body Scrub is the best way to remove old, stubborn tan and leaves the skin soft and smooth ready for new tan application.
  • The smoother your skin the better the application so exfoliate and moisturise your skin daily in the lead up to your tan application using Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter Chocolate Whip Oil-Free Body Moisturiser.
  • On the day you are going to apply your tan make sure your skin is free from any lotions, potions, perfumes, deodorants or creams.
  • Shower before tan application using shower get but don’t exfoliate.
  • Apply a coat of nail polish to your nails to stop the tan from staining them.
  • Apply some petroleum jelly (Vaseline) to your brows.
  •  Use the Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter PINK TANNING MITT to apply Cocoa Brown tan.

Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter tanning products are made with a vegetable derived DHA and paraben free. They are therefore safe to use while pregnant. We always recommend patch testing the tan behind your ear to ensure you will have no reactions or sensitivity to any of the Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter products.

Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter tanning products are suitable for use on your face. Here’s how to apply them –

  • When you are finished tanning your body, use the excess product that is left on your tanning mitt to lightly brush over your face.
  • Be sure to avoid the eye area.
  • Never apply the tan directly onto your face, always use minimal product.

Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter has a beautiful floral Tahitian Gardenia scent. None of the Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter tanning range has the burnt biscuit smell common in most fake tans.