PRODUCT FAQs

HOW DOES THE MELANOBOOST PEPTIDE WORK ?

Melanoboost uses biomimetic peptides to assist the natural tanning process. These intelligent actives are designed to boost melanin concentration in the skin in the lead up to UV exposure.

Melanin is the pigment which strengthens the skin's photoprotection and makes it tan. Naturally, melanin is usually only produced when your skin is exposed to UV light, however the biomimetic peptides used by Melanoboost are designed to mimic melanogenesis without UV exposure which allows you to start the tanning process indoors. This is what makes the science of biomimetic tanning technology so game changing!

The more abundant your melanin levels are before you head outdoors, the better prepared your skin is for exposure to sunlight in moderate amounts, and the better its ability to maximise tanning results with minimal sun exposure.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO TAKE A BALANCED APPROACH TO UV EXPOSURE?

Taking a balanced approach to UV exposure involves understanding the benefits and risks associated with sun exposure and taking proactive measures to maximise the former while minimising the latter. By knowing your skin type, using adequate sun protection, being aware of the UV index, timing your sun exposure wisely, and avoiding prolonged sun exposure, you can enjoy the sun in moderation.

DO MELANOBOOST PRODUCTS CONTAIN SPF?

Melanoboost Peptide Sun Tanning Oils, Lotions and Spray do not contain sunscreen, so don’t forget your usual sun protection. TIP: Apply Melanoboost first, let it absorb, then apply sunscreen over the top. Re-apply both again after swimming.
*Check the expiry on your SPF to ensure adequate protection.

WILL USING SUNSCREEN REDUCE MY TANNING RESULTS?

No, wearing sunscreen won't hinder your ability to tan. In fact, it's essential for safeguarding your skin from burning, peeling, and sun damage while outdoors.

We highly encourage the use of sunscreen alongside all Melanoboost products. Here's a tip: apply Melanoboost first, allow it to absorb, then apply sunscreen on top. Remember to reapply both after swimming.

When selecting sunscreen, opt for an SPF factor that matches your needs. A higher SPF provides better UV protection, while a lower SPF offers less protection. Remeber to always check the expiry date on your SPF to ensure adequate protection.

IS MELANOBOOST VEGAN and cruelty free?

It certainly is! Melanoboost products are proudly vegan and cruelty-free. We're delighted to share that Melanoboost is listed on the PETA website as part of their 'Beauty without Bunnies' program. This means that our products are not tested on animals, and we're committed to ethical treatment across our entire range. You can find Melanoboost listed in the 'CRUELTY-FREE' DATABASE on PETA's website, reaffirming our dedication to cruelty-free practices.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE OIL, LOTION AND SPRAY?

All Melanoboost products contain melanin boosting peptides of equivalent effect to assist effective tanning with minimal sun exposure, however aach has its distinct texture and feel on the skin so the choice between an oil, lotion, or spray simply comes down to personal preference.

Some people may like the way oils provide intense moisturisation, particularly during UV exposure when it's needed most. They may also like the way that oils have the unique ability to instantly enhance a natural sun tan with a glistening luminosity that’s hard to beat.

Others may prefer the fast absorption rate, and light, weightless feel of a spray, especially pre and post sun exposure when feeling refreshed and replenished is key to comfortable skin.

Rich and soothing, lotions instantly quench any dryness leaving the skin visibly hydrated and soft to the touch which is why they are always a favourite.

Our packs are a great choice if you want to try multiple products.

WHICH MELANOBOOST WORKS BEST?

All Melanoboost products contain biomimetic peptides of equivalent effect designed to boost the skin's melanin levels in the lead up to UV exposure, activate the natural tanning process, and accelerate tanning results with minimal UV exposure.

The yellow bottle contains a silky dry touch oil.

The coral bottle contains the same silky dry touch oil formula as the yellow bottle but has the addtion of + BRONZING sunless tanning actives to give you a temporary fake tan boost in the lead up to UV exposure. The coral +Bronzing oil can also be used after UV exposure to enhance and deepen the tan.

The blue bottle contains a light weight lotion.

The green bottle contains the same light weight lotion but has the blue bottle but has addtion of + Bronzing sunless tanning actives to give you a temporary fake tan boost in the lead up to UV exposure. The green +Bronzing lotion can also be used after UV exposure to enhance and deepen the tan.

The aqua bottle contains a refreshing spray with no fake tan actives.

After deciding whether or not you want the addition of a temorary fake tan boost, it simply comes down to personal preference as to whether you prefer an oil, lotion or spray.

Our packs are a great choice if you want to try multiple products.

DOES MELANOBOOST WORK ON FAIR SKIN?

Yes, Melanoboost is designed to work with all skin types and tones, including those with fair skin.

As everyone tans differently, results will differ from person to person. The results determined by you will also come down to your expectations. For example, if someone is very fair to begin with they shouldn’t expect to see results like an olive skin tone. Melanoboost is designed to help you achieve your best tan possible.

There are plenty of great reviews from fair skinned customers that can be found on the product pages of our website.

HOW LONG UNTIL I START SEEING RESULTS?

The time it takes to see results can vary from person to person based on factors such as their natural skin tone and sun tanning ability.

When used as directed before, during and after UV exposure, some individuals may notice changes more quickly, while others may experience a more gradual progression in their tan. For individuals with fairer skin and lower initial melanin levels, the tan procession may take longer.

We recommend a balanced approach to UV exposure to maximise benefits and minimise risk. Short, regular durations of UV exposure should be sufficient for achieving effective tanning results when using Melanoboost. Prolonged exposure should be avoided.

IS MELANOBOOST THE SAME AS MELANOTAN / TANNING INJECTIONS?

No Melanoboost is not the same as Melanotan.

Melanoboost is a safe and effective range of topically applied suntan oils, lotions, and sprays that utilise biomimetic peptides to assist the tanning process. All ingredients used in the Melanoboost product range have been approved for use ensuring both safety and efficacy.

In contrast, Melanotan is a banned injectable drug that lacks approval from any governmental drug regulatory bodies worldwide due to its extensively documented adverse side effects.

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

IS MELANOBOOST THE SAME AS TANNING NASAL SPRAYS?

No Melanoboost is not the same as nasal tanning sprays.

Nasal tanning sprays are unregulated and do not possess approval from any governmental drug regulatory bodies worldwide. This is due to the fact that nasal sprays introduce substances directly into the nasal passages, which may result in systemic absorption and unpredictable effects. Moreover, the ingredients used in nasal tanning sprays are not sanctioned for nasal inhalation. Additionally, the delicate and sensitive nature of the nasal mucosa increases the risk of irritation and adverse reactions from unapproved substances.

Melanoboost is a safe and effective range of topically applied suntan oils, lotions, and sprays that utilise biomimetic peptides to assist the tanning process. All ingredients used in the Melanoboost product range have been approved for use ensuring both safety and efficacy.

DOES MELANOBOOST CONTAIN FAKE TAN?

The coral and green bottles contain additional +Bronzing sunless tanning actives (fake tan). These products are designed to build a temporary fake tan over consecutive days of application while the biomimetic peptides work to boost your natural melanin levels in the lead up to UV exposure to prepare your skin for tanning. By the time you're ready to head out doors to work on your real tan, your skin will be perfectly prepped for sun exposure and beautifully bronzed for social exposure.

The +Bronzing sunless tanning actives will not show colour immediately when applied to the skin; the +Bronzing oil and lotion apply clear so won't stain your clothing or bedding.  The fake tan will start to develop colour on the skin after a few hours and will gradually intensify reaching peak colour development at 24 hours.

Apply daily thereafter to build colour intensity whilst boosting your skin's melanin levels in readiness for UV exposure. After applying the +Bronzing products make sure to rinse your hands after application.

If you prefer not to have any added fake tan and only want to achieve a natural sun tan only, the yellow, blue or aqua bottles are recommended as they do not contain any added +BRONZING sunless tanning actives.

IS MELANOBOOST WATER RESISTANT?

Melanoboost isn't water-resistant. While it readily absorbs into your skin upon application, if you're swimming or perspiring heavily, you'll need to reapply it afterward.

CAN I USE MELANOBOOST IN A SOLARIUM?

While solariums are prohibited for commercial use in Australia, for our international customers located in countries where solarium use is permitted, yes Melanoboost can ibe used in a solarium, sunbed, or tanning bed.

Unlike conventional tyrosine-based indoor tan accelerators, Melanoboost features biomimetic peptides as its active ingredients. These intelligent actives are designed to boost melanin levels before, during and after UV exposure, facilitating quicker, deeper tanning with reduced UV exposure.

CAN I APPLY MELANOBOOST TO MY FACE?

Absolutely! You can use all Melanoboost products on your face. Each Melanoboost formulation is designed with a superior blend of skin-conditioning ingredients, offering more than just our Peptide Complex.

Our ultra-light lotions feature Duraquench IQ, a humidity-responsive moisturizing complex that optimizes skin hydration by regulating water loss, providing exceptional, long-lasting moisturization and skin softness beyond 24 hours. These lotions are perfect for daily use as they won't clog pores and leave your skin feeling silky smooth.

Our oils are formulated with 8 nutrient-rich oils chosen for their superior skin-conditioning properties and lightweight textures. They spread easily, absorb quickly, and won't leave an oily residue, making them ideal for facial use.

The spray provides deep and lasting hydration while leaving a dry, weightless finish that's completely undetectable. Enriched with marine extracts, it's packed with vital substances like minerals, vitamins, trace elements, amino acids, and antioxidants.

It's important to note that Melanoboost products don't contain SPF, so remember to also apply sunscreen when spending time outdoors.

DO MELANOBOOST PRODUCTS CONTAIN NUTS?

All Melanoboost products are nut free, you will find detailed ingredient lists on each of our product pages. We do use Buriti Oil in our oil products, Buriti Oil comes from the Buriti fruit however, the fruit does contain a nut at the centre. We don’t use the nut in our products but it may be something to consider.

Our Melanoboost Lotions and Spray do not contain Buriti Oil so if you’re unsure this may be the best option for you. All Melanoboost ingredients are listed on each of the product pages under the “INGREDIENTS" tab.

IS MELANOBOOST SAFE TO USE DURING PREGNANCY AND/OR BREASTFEEDING?

Our Melanoboost product range of aoils, lotions and sprays are all topically applied meaning the ingredients do not enter the bloodstream, making it safe for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

As with any cosmetic product, it's recommended to apply it away from areas that may come into contact with a baby's mouth while breastfeeding.

Every woman and pregnancy is unique, therefore if you have any concerns, we advise consulting your healthcare provider.

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.

WILL IT MAKE MY FRECKLES, MOLES OR PIGMENTATION DARKER?

While Melanoboost itself doesn't directly impact the appearance of moles, freckles, or hyperpigmentation, it's important to acknowledge the influence of UV exposure on these spots. If you're worried, here's some helpful tips:

Limit UV Exposure: Be mindful of how long you spend in direct sunlight, especially during peak UV hours. Avoid prolonged sun exposure.

Sunscreen Protection: Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with adequate SPF when you're outdoors.

Targeted Protection: If you're concerned about dark spots or hyperpigmentation getting darker, consider using a targeted product on these areas. Blockout is specifically formulated to provide extra protection to areas of concern. Apply a small amount of blockout to identified areas for targeted protection.

Regular Use: Incorporate blockout into your daily skincare routine on areas of concern for consistent coverage and protection of these areas.

By following these recommendations, you can maximise the benefits of Melanoboost while also proactively protecting your skin during sun exposure.

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 WILL MY TAN LAST?

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

Melanoboost will continue to assist melanin production each time you apply it, so with continued daily use combined with regular short bursts ofUV exposure, you can potentially keep a level of tan all year round.

Exposure to the sun and outdoor elements can leave your skin feeling dry, tight and thirsty for moisture. Enriched with skin codtioning and anti-oxidant ingredients, Melanoboost Peptide Sun Tanning Oils, Lotions and Sprays help soothe and protect skin post sun exposure, providing hours of hydration to quench any after-sun tightness and prevent peeling, contributing to a longer lasting tan.

DOES MELANOBOOST AFFECT TATTOOS?

Melanoboost has no affect on tattoos. Melanoboost products are designed to nourish and hydrate the skin which is beneficial for the appearance of tattoos.

To our knowledge (tattoos are not our expertise), tattoos can be affected (faded) by sun exposure, so if you are spending time in the sun, protect your skin and tattoos accordingly by using an spf.

ORDER & CHECKOUT FAQs

IVE 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.

We aim to respond to all change of address emails before the order is dispatched however, Melanoboost is not liable for any undelivered items due to a wrong postal address being entered at checkout.

HOW DO I ENTER MY FIRST ORDER 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.

CAN I CANCEL / CHANGE MY ORDER?

Once orders are placed they cannot be cancelled or amended so please choose carefully.

MY ORDER HAS ARRIVED DAMAGED

We’re so sorry. Please send images of the damaged products to hello@melanoboost.com along with your order number and our customer service team will be able to assist you.

SHIPPING FAQS

DOES MELANOBOOST SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?

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

There are a few exceptions within countries that 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:

VIC: Metro: 1 - 3 business days & country up to 5 business days

NSW | QLD | SA | WA | TAS: 3 - 6 business days

NT: 3 - 7 business days

* Please note message from Australia Post regarding Covid-19 delays: "We're seeing a huge increase in volume as more people are shopping online due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, which is impacting our network. Unfortunately, this means your parcel delivery may be delayed, but rest assured we are doing everything we can to minimise delays.

Express Post: Note that parcels sent via Express Post may take five business days or more to be delivered, because of restrictions including limited flights and social distancing requirements."

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:

Our international carriers are DHL + Australia Post. 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: 5 - 7 business days

United States: 5 - 7 business days

Canada: 7 - 12 business days

UK & Western Europe: 7 - 12 business days

Rest of the World: 8 - 14 business days

DO I NEED TO PAY IMPORT TAXES AND DUTIES?

All orders are shipped from Australia, some international orders may have additional duties to be paid upon entry into the country.

Melanoboost is not liable to any unforeseen changes such as strict customs and unexpected custom order inspections. Melanoboost does not have any control over such circumstances and may unfortunately lead to a delay your order's shipping time.

Any customs or import duties must be paid by the recipient of the parcel. As these are a local charge, Melanoboost has no control over these charges. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you may want to contact your local customs office for further information.

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 DHL using the following link:https://dhlecommerce.asia/track/

If your order has been sent via Australia Post you can track your parcel here https://auspost.com.au/mypost/track/#/search

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.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Send us an email to tell us what's up and someone from our Customer Service team will get back to you as soon as possible. Be sure to include your order number (if you have one).

Please email us at hello@melanoboost.com