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PRODUCT FAQs

How does the Melanoboost Peptide work?

Melanoboost® uses intelligent technologies designed to trigger an increase in melanin production without exposure to UV light. Melanin is the pigment which makes our skin turn brown. The more abundant our melanin levels, the darker we are able to tan.

When used in conjunction with minimal sun exposure, the tanning result is significantly amplified, resulting in an intense, long lasting tan.

Does Melanoboost Peptide Sun Tanning Oil contain fake tan?

Our Peptide Sun Tanning Oil contains only our acvtive Peptide Complex which is designed to boost melanin levels and product a faster, darker sun tan.

Our second product, Peptide Sun Tanning Oil + Bronzing contains a hint of sunless colour to give you an extra boost of skin tint before you work on your real sun tan. Great for really pale skin!

Does Melanoboost work on fair skin?

Yes, Melanoboost will work on all skin types. As everyone tans differently, results will differ from person to person. It will depend on your natural skin tone and natural sun tanning ability. Some people have seen results when using it with sun exposure in as quickly as 20 minutes; others who are fairer and have less melanin to begin with, may notice a slower increase.

Is Melanoboost water resistant?

Your Melanoboost will absorb into your skin once you apply it, but if you are swimming or sweating excessively you will need to reapply it. Remember that you only need a small amount of our oils for them to be effective.

Is Melanoboost the same as tanning injections / Melanotan?

With the introduction of peptides into skin care products, there has been much interest about the difference between Melanoboost and tanning injections, most commonly known as Melanotan, Melanotan II or MT2. Tanning injections are often associated with negative side effects so it is important for us to point out that there are distinct differences between Melanoboost and tanning injections; most notably, our products are topical and do not require injection into the body.

Our range contains a revolutionary topically applied peptide designed to boost melanin and therefore increase sun tanning ability and time in the sun. There are no know side effects of our Peptide Complex. We spent years perfecting our formulation to produce a premium product that nothing compares to. Our Peptide Complex has allowed us to introduce this new and effective concept to the sun tanning industry and it has changed the way people tan.

Melanoboost is an Australian based company and has no affiliation with Melanotan.

Is Melanoboost Vegan?

We're happy to say that Melanoboost products are vegan.

Can I use Melanoboost in a solarium?

The benefit of Melanoboost is that it requires very little UV for rapid tanning.

Melanoboost evolved with the banning of solariums in Australia. Our goal was to produce a product to help you tan without needing to be over exposed to UV. You will be able to get excellent results with short healthy bursts of sun exposure. So to achieve great results, you don’t need to use tanning beds.

We encourage a balanced approach to sun exposure to maximise benefit and minimise risk, so if you’re spending more than recommended daily amount of time in the sun when you’re using Melanoboost, be sure to use sunscreen over the top.

Can I apply Melanoboost to my face? 

Yes, Melanoboost Peptide Sun Tanning Oil can most definitely be used on the face. The oil is nourishing with a variety of antioxidant benefits, as well as many others.

We spent time perfecting the consistency so it absorbs beautifully into the skin and doesn’t leave you feeling slimy! It won’t clog your skin and it smells delicious.

You can still apply your daily SPF on top for sun protection of the oil and it won’t hinder the tan you get.

Do Melanoboost products contain sunscreen?

Our product range doesn't contain sunscreen. Melanoboost recommends being sun smart. It is important to always wear a sunscreen, protective clothing and avoid extended periods in the sun, to protect your precious skin from damage. Apply your sunscreen over your Melanoboost.

Will using sunscreen on top reduce my tanning ability?

It won't reduce your tanning ability, it will in fact help your tan. Protecting the skin from burning, peeling and sun damage, sunscreen is vital when spending time outdoors. We highly recommend the use of sunscreen and sun protection conjunction with all Melanoboost products.

Does Melanoboost still work if I have fake tan on?

Absolutely. Just make sure your fake tan is fully developed and you've had your first shower before you apply your Melanoboost.

Is Melanoboost safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding?

The Melanoboost range consists of topically applied products that works in the areas it is applied. The Peptide Complex is not systemic, meaning it won't enter the bloodstream. So it is fine during pregnancy and breastfeeding. As with all skin care products, during breastfeeding apply outside areas that would come in contact with a babies mouth.

It is impotrant for us to note that all women and pregnancies are different and it is advised that you check with your individual doctor if you're unsure.

The base of our oils are made up a gorgeous skin conditioning ingredients that will feed your skin. Be sure to use our products in conjunction with sun protection.

How long until I start seeing results?

This will differ from person to person. It will depend on your natural skin tone and natural sun tanning ability. Some people have seen results when using it WITH sun exposure in as quickly as 20 minutes; others who are fairer and have less melanin to begin with, may notice a slower increase.

Will it make my spots, freckles, moles or pigmentation darker?

Using Melanoboost will affect your moles, freckles and pigmentation the same way the sun would. It will make them more evident as the melanin content increase also in freckles, moles and dark spots.

Melanoboost recommends that you take a balanced approach to sun exposure to maximise benefit and minimise risk, and always wear sunblock.

Will my Melanoboost tan fade like a real tan?

Yes, it will fade like a real tan because it IS a real tan!

If you continue to use it on a daily basis (even indoors) it will continue working on your tan without the need for UV exposure so therefore you can potentially keep a level of tan all year round.

How long does a Melanoboost tan last?

This will be dependent on a few things: your natural tanning ability, how long your real tan usually lasts, and how well you care for and maintain the health of your skin.

Melanoboost will definitely help to lengthen the life of your real tan because the peptide will continue to stimulate your melanin production each time you apply it (even indoors). Also, our 8 skin food oils have been specially selected to deliver nutrients, antioxidants and extreme moisture into your skin.

This will significantly increase the health of your skin, maintaining your tan further. Lastly, always wear sunblock. It will help to reduce / prevent sun damage and peeling. Peeling skin is unhealthy skin and will mean your real tan disappears more quickly.

SHIPPING INFORMATION

ORDER & CHECKOUT INFORMATION

Does Melanoboost deliver worldwide?

Yes, we want all tan lovers to be able to use Melanoboost!

There are a few exceptions within countries tan prohibit cosmetic imports.

How long will my order take to arrive?

 All orders are shipped from our Melbourne, Australia warehouse.

AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMERS:

Our carrier is Australia Post. Depending on your location, delivery times are slightly different. Parcel post standard delivery estimates are below:

Please note:

Delivery times are estimates only. We cannot guarantee overnight delivery. We rely on Australia Post for efficient and speedy delivery. On occasions, there can be unforseen delays.

VIC: Metro: 1 - 2 business days & country up to 5 business days
NSW | QLD | SA | WA | TAS: 3 - 6 business days
NT: 3 - 7 business days
Interstate Country: Please ask at your local Post Office

EXPRESS ORDERS:

Melbourne metro: 1 business day
NSW/SA: 1-2 business days
QLD: 2 business days
WA: 2-4 business days

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:

Our international carrier is DHL. Upon arriving in selected country, your order will be transferred to the national postal service and delivered to you.

Please note, any customs fee, taxes or charges are your responsibility.

New Zealand: 3 - 5 business days
United States and Canada: 7 - 12 business days
Western Europe: 5 - 12 business days
Rest of the World: 8 - 14 business days

 

How do I track my order?

AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMERS:

You will be emailed a tracking number from Australia Post once your order has been dispatched from our warehouse. You can enter your tracking number into the Australia Post Track & Trace feature.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:

You will be emailed tracking information from us once your order has been dispatched from our warehouse.

1. Using your tracking number, you can track your item via the DHL WebTrack feature .

2. Once it arrives in the destination country, enter the same tracking number into your national carrier's online Track and Trace feature.
For the UK, see Royal Mail. For the USA, see USPS. For Canada, see Canada Post.

I've ordered, can I change my address?

If you notice you have entered the wrong address or any other important information directly after placing your order please email hello@melanoboost.com and enter "URGENT CHANGE OF ADDRESS" in the subject line.

Once orders have been dispatched we are unable to change any delivery information.

Melanoboost is not liable for any undelivered items due to a wrong postal address being entered at checkout.

Can I pay with a credit card if I don't have a PayPal account?

We use PayPal to provide you with a safe and secure place to use your credit card.

Yes, when checking out via PayPal you have the option to enter a credit card.

You do not need to have a PayPal account. Once you have entered your delivery details, click “Complete Order”. If you are paying with a credit card click “pay with a card” and complete checkout securely through PayPal as a PayPal guest.

How do I enter a Discount Code?

During checkout, before you proceed to payment: On the right hand side of the screen will be an area that says “discount” enter your code into this field and click 'apply'. Then proceed to payment.

If you forget to enter your discount code when checking out, we cannot refund you the amount once you have placed your order.

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