FAQ

Here is a list of most frequently asked questions about our products

Why are Pocket Sun tanning products the best on the market ?

The Pocket Sun line brings a brand new tanning concept to the market: natural, transparent and 100% eco-friendly. Pocket Sun products deliver a natural and even tan. They can be mixed and matched according to your needs, without the side effects associated with older self-tanning products, such as giving your skin a yellow/orange colour, leaving marks on your skin or clothes, and unpleasant odours. You’ll be introduced to customised tanning. Thanks to the “Pocket system”, you can achieve a tan that’s all yours: a customised result that naturally adapts to your skin colour. As of today, you’ll be able to flaunt a marvellous tan all year round without damaging your skin; in fact, you’ll be looking after it instead. The Pocket Sun line is recommended by the Associazione di Donne Dermatologhe (Italian Association of Female Dermatologists).

How do Pocket Sun tanning products work ?

100% natural, hypoallergenic, and with no negative effects, Pocket Sun tanning products are available as either a spray or a mousse. They do not go beneath the skin, instead they work with the cells on the top layer of the skin, without damaging it. Thanks to their innovative sugarcane-based formulas, they stimulate the production of carotenoid rather than melanin. The pigment of the skin is not affected; it is the top layer of the skin that changes colour. Pocket Sun tanning products are water resistant. The skin stays naturally golden for 4/5 days even if you wash your face, take a shower, or exercise.

Why is it so important to read the instructions ?

Pocket Sun is a safe, practical, and fast treatment. In order to achieve the effect you want, it is important to follow a few simple rules to prepare the skin as best as possible and to carry out the treatment correctly and effectively. You will, therefore, find information leaflets inside the packaging with instructions and QR codes that direct you to video tutorials, to help you to use the products and guarantee you a golden and even tan.

Don’t tanning leave the skin looking yellow or with marks ?

Pocket Sun is new and different. Pocket Sun tanning products are transparent. They do not leave marks. They will give you a tan just like the one you get when you go out in the sun.

Why do I have to exfoliate before applying Pocket Sun tanning products ?

The perfect tan begins with perfect exfoliation. Pocket Sun scrub is specifically designed to prepare the skin for the effects of the self-tanning products, which will leave it with a golden and even tan. Pocket Sun scrub guarantees to deeply and uniformly exfoliate your skin without drying it out, which is essential before any self-tanning treatment.

What is the most suitable product for my skin colour ?

The amount of DHA (extracted from sugarcane) contained within Pocket Sun tanning products has been specifically designed so that they are suitable for all skin types, regardless of their phototype, providing you with a customised tan. You achieve a natural result with Pocket Sun, just like the one you get when you have been out in the sun. For example, people with light-coloured skin will get a golden colour, whereas people with darker skin will get a deeper tan.

Why are Pocket Sun Spray and Pocket Sun Speedy recommended for the face and neckline ?

When you apply the spray, it produces an evenly spread-out cloud of product, which is ideal for ensuring that even the most hard to reach areas are uniformly covered, such as the ears, eyes, nose, or the hairline.

What is the difference between Pocket Sun Spray and Pocket Sun Speedy ?

Pocket Sun Spray works in 4 hours. You apply it in the evening, it works throughout the night, and you wake up with a tan. Your tan will last for 5/6 days. Pocket Sun Speedy, thanks to its innovative and instantaneous formula, works in 1 hour. Specifically designed for people who have a special occasion and want a ‘last-minute’ tan that will last 2/3 days.

Why do I have to apply the tanning sprays at a distance of at least 30 CM ?

The distance of at least 30CM is so that you get an evenly spread-out cloud of product and do not cancel out the spray effect. If the product is sprayed too close to the skin, it can become liquid and start to run, which will leave marks.

Can I re-apply to achieve a darker colour ?

Of course. After you have applied the product for the first time (please refer to the tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlNTOubAJyc), dry with a hairdryer to speed up the process, and then re-apply to achieve a darker colour. The more times you apply the product onto the skin, the darker the result will be. For people who have never used the product, we recommend them to start by applying it just once and checking the result. After that, and once they have familiarised themselves with the product, they can re-apply it until they achieve the tan intensity they want.

Why are the Pocket Sun Legs and Pocket Sun Elixir mousses suitable for the legs and body ?

The compact texture of the Pocket Sun Legs and Pocket Sun Elixir mousse has been specifically designed to be easily and quickly applied onto the legs and body. Both products have a fast-drying formula. Just apply and massage them in until they are completely dry.

What is the difference between Pocket Sun Legs and Pocket Sun Elixir ?

Pocket Sun Legs is a transparent tanning mousse, which, thanks to the DHA (extracted from sugarcane), gives your skin a natural and hazelnut-like colour in 4 hours. You apply it in the evening, it works throughout the night, and you wake up with a tan. The tan will last for 5/6 days. Pocket Sun Elixir is a moisturising and radiating mousse that can be used daily. It contains a small amount of DHA (extracted from sugarcane), which gives a light tanning effect, thereby bringing out the skin’s radiance and healthy appearance. Pocket Sun Elixir covers imperfections and allows you to keep and make your tan last longer, by gradually giving you a golden glow.

How do I apply the Pocket Sun Legs tanning product onto my hands and feet correctly ?

Once you have finished applying Pocket Sun Legs onto your body, rub any remaining product still on your hands onto the top of your feet. Never apply the product directly onto your hands or feet, because these parts of the body are able to better absorb the product and could become too dark. After use, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and clean your nails with make-up remover. If the soles of the feet have come into contact with the product, clean with make-up remover.

Can I use moisturiser on my face and body before applying ?

No, Pocket Sun self-tanning products should be applied onto clean and completely dry skin.

What should I do once the number of hours required for tanning has passed ?

Once the tanning has finished, it is important to wash the treated area of skin and dry it by delicately dabbing it with a towel. Then, always use a moisturiser. We recommend you to use Pocket Sun Elixir daily so that your tan will last longer. The more hydrated the skin is, the more natural and radiant the colour will be!

How many times per week can I apply Pocket Sun tanning products ?

Pocket Sun is a non-toxic and non-allergenic treatment, so you can re-apply it upto 2 times a week, with no risk of damaging your skin. As it does not penetrate deep into the skin, the DHA (extracted from sugarcane) is easily tolerated by the skin; even the most sensitive types or those with psoriasis and vitiligo do not normally have unusual reactions.

What should I do if I apply the self-tanning product incorrectly ?

Cosmetics Milano has designed and patented the first product in the world to be able to completely remove the effects produced on the skin by self-tanning. Pocket Sun Remover removes imperfections caused by using any brand of self-tanning product incorrectly. Just apply it onto the area where you want to remove the tan and leave it to work for 10 minutes. It does not penetrate beneath the skin; instead, it affects the cells on the top layer of the skin, without damaging them, thereby removing all marks and streaks.

Does it leave an unpleasant odour on the skin like other self-tanning products ?

No. The Pocket Sun range has a fresh and neutral scent that covers the odour of the DHA (extracted from sugarcane), both when you are applying the products and during the hours that follow.

Does it cause allergies ?

Absolutely not. All Cosmetics Milano products are natural and hypoallergenic and have been thoroughly tested and certified by the Associazione di Donne Dermatologhe (Italian Association of Female Dermatologists). They are also paraben-free, nickel-tested, and have no negative effects.

Does it leave marks on clothes ?

No, the product is transparent, so it does not leave marks on clothes or your skin.
Can I use Pocket Sun tanning products during pregnancy ?

Of course, you can use them during pregnancy. They are 100% natural, hypoallergenic, and have no contraindications. They do not go beneath the skin; instead, they affect the cells on the top layer of the skin, without damaging it.

Can I use the self-tanning products even if I have sunspots on my face, scars, or spots ?

Yes. After applying, you will just need to dab these areas with a damp cotton bud to prevent them from showing up more.

Can I use Pocket Sun tanning products on chapped or peeling skin ?

No. You should not use the tanning products on chapped or peeling skin.

If I have white hair or a white beard, what should I do ?

If the product comes into contact with a white beard or white hair, we recommend to remove with a damp cloth, because there is a slight risk in certain cases that it will turn a yellowish-brown colour, as it contains keratin.

Can I use Pocket Sun tanning products if I wax or use hair removal products ?

We recommend you do not use the product during the 24 hours before or after hair removal.

Can I use Pocket Sun tanning if I shave ?

Yes, there is no issue in using the Pocket Sun tanning before or after you shave.

Can I use Pocket Sun tanning products if I exercise, go to the gym, or go swimming in the sea or pool ?

Of course. Pocket Sun tanning products are water resistant. Apply the product in the evening so that when you wake up the next morning, you will be tanned and able to exercise, or go in the sea or swimming pool without any problem. It doesn’t run, and the tan will last perfectly for 5/6 days.

Do Pocket Sun tanning products protect the skin from UV rays ?

No, they do not protect the skin from UV rays. We, therefore, recommend you to always apply a high-factor sun cream every time you go out in the sun, even after using Pocket Sun.

How many applications can I get out of a can of Pocket Sun spray ?

One can will allow 30 applications onto your face and neckline.

How many applications can I get out of a can of Pocket Sun Legs ?

One can will allow 30 applications onto your legs and 7/8 over your entire body.

If you have any further questions about Cosmetics Milano products, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via our Facebook page!

Scroll to Top