About us


Caribbean Tan is no ordinary sunless tanning brand. Our innovative professional self-tan and tan care products are designed to eliminate the fuss and mess associated with at-home tanning creams, as well as the costs associated with achieving the perfect tan. Let’s face it – beauty is mainly a confidence thing, and we believe everyone deserves to look and feel their best, come rain or shine.

Love the skin you’re in, with Caribbean Tan!

Caribbean Tan was born out of pure inspiration back in 2003, when managing director Clive Roberts was on a tropical adventure, captivated by turquoise ocean and startling sunshine. He saw a need for a better, safer way to achieve that beautiful bronzed holiday look, without damaging your skin by exposing it to harmful UV rays or harsh chemicals. Enter Caribbean Tan Professional Salon System: the first professional self-tanning salon application system in South Africa, which subsequently sparked the Salon Spray Tan phenomenon. In 2007, Caribbean Tan became available on the shelves of beauty stores, which contributed to it quickly becoming consumers’ number one choice for self-tanning.

HISTORY OF CARIBBEAN TAN

Caribbean Tan founder Cindy Nell Roberts was involved in the development of the newer arm of Caribbean Tan, and tried all the products in the development stages. She is the ideal ambassador, and inspires the brand in her quest for a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. 

“I use to love lying in the sun and on sunbeds, because I love being brown. But by age 25 I could already see the incredible ageing effect that had accumulated. I literally woke up one morning and noticed that I have more wrinkles than my older friends and pigmentation that has now taken me years to reverse. I love to be brown because it makes me look healthy, thinner, and toned. But never again at the cost of my health and long-term appearance. Caribbean Tan is by far the best product I have ever used. Some say self-tan only lasts 10 or 15 days but a tan from the sun only lasts a few weeks anyway so what is the difference? (And for all that exposure and UV damage I don’t want a UV tan, no thank you!)”

FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN SPRAY TAN COMPANY

Caribbean Tan is a South African registered company, distributing various self-tan and sun protection products, both locally and internationally.

Caribbean Tan is distributed by Cosmetix, a South African registered company which manufactures, imports, exports and distributes various cosmetic brands. The company supplies some of South Africa’s largest retail chain stores and over 3000 beauty salons and spas. 

ETHICS

We are very strict when it comes to which ingredients goes into our products. We only use FDA approved ingredients and ingredients that are considered safe and not know to cause adverse or allergic reactions.

All our sunless tanning products are 100% Free from Parabens, Erythrulose. Fragrances, Alcohol, SLS & Sulfates are Vegan and only the Purest & Highest Quality DHA is used.

Our Products are also hypoallergenic, enriched with Anti- Oxidants and completely Cruelty Free.

SPRAY TANNING HEALTH & SAFTEY

It is recommend by the FDA & Caribbeantan that users should avoid ingesting or inhaling the mist of any sunless tanning product containing DHA (Dihydroxyacetone). Although DHA is considered a safe ingredient and the DHA in our products are EcoCert, DHA is recommend for external use only by the FDA. Therefore always wear the necessary safely gear when spray tanning.

Shop safety gear. Read more on DHA.