Frequently Asked Questions
Our co-founder, Sivan Ayla, answers some frequently asked questions about +LUX UNFILTERED and our products. If you have any other questions you can always email or DM us.
Q: Can N°10 be used on my face?
A: We do not recommend using N°10 on your face. If you are looking to bronze your complexion, N°12 Bronzing Face Drops are for you!
Q: Does N°10 transfer to clothing/furniture/bedding?
A: We recommend allowing N°10 to fully dry to touch before getting dressed. If light transferring occurs, treat your garment according to the care instructions.
Q: How should I apply N°10?
A: N°10 can be applied with your hands in circular motions. Make sure to blend it evenly so no transferring occurs. Wash your hands immediately with soap and water after applying.
Q: If I sweat, will it streak off of me?
A: When wearing N°10 on the body we recommend avoiding exposure to water.
Q: Does N°10 work with sensitive skin
A: We recommend patch testing in areas of skin that are more sensitive than others.
Q: What step should I use this in my routine?
A: N°10 can be used on its own, over N°32 Hydrating Self-Tanning Cream, or mixed with N°14 Conditioning Body Cream. If you would like to apply SPF, apply that last.
Q: Does it easily wash off?
A: N°10 washes off easily in the shower with warm water and soap.
Q: What's the fragrance? Can I spray perfume on top?
A: We created N°10 fragrance free so you could layer your own perfume or fragrance with it.
Q: WHAT DOES N°12 SMELL LIKE?
A: N°12 is fragrance free.
Q: HOW DOES N°12 WORK IF IT’S CLEAR?
A: We opted not to use any artificial coloring in our formula, as it does not affect or enhance your tan. One less unnecessary ingredient in our eyes!
Q: IS N°12 NON-TOXIC?
A: Yes! N°12 is non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free, fragrance-free, gluten-free, silicone-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, & paraffin-free. Our goal is always to make our products as clean as possible.
Q: WHAT ARE THE SKINCARE BENEFITS OF N°12?
A: N°12 is loaded with antioxidants like Vitamin E and Pomegranate that protect your skin from free radicals. It has sodium hyaluronate, which is excellent source of moisture and great for all skin types. N°12 also uses steamed coconut water that is non-irritating and rich in nutrients for the face.
Q: CAN YOU APPLY MAKE-UP OR SPF WITH N°12?
A: Of course! We recommend letting the product dry fully before applying your make-up (usually less than 5 minutes). SPF can be applied after your drops are applied.
Q: DOES N°12 WORK WITH SENSITIVE OR ACNE-PRONE SKIN?
A: Everyone’s skin reacts differently to products so we recommend starting with a small amount of drops (1-2) mixed with your moisturizer before working your way up to more drops. Our co-founder Sivan has sensitive skin (especially while she is pregnant) and was able to use N°12 without experiencing any irritation or sensitivity.
Q: WHAT STEP IN YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE TO USE N°12?
A: N°12 should be the last step in your skincare routine (with the exception of SPF). If you’re mixing it with moisturizer do that last. If you use the drops after applying moisturizer, have that be the last step of your routine. SPF is fine to apply over N°12 as long as you allow your skin a few minutes to dry first.
Q: What does Blood Orange smell like?
A: Fresh, juicy & subtly sweet with neroli facets. This hybrid citrus fruit is unlike anything you've ever smelled in a body cream.
Q: What does Santal smell like?
A: Warm, natural, & earthy.
Q: Can N°14 be used on the face?
A: N°14 was formulated for the body so it is very rich and emollient. We would not recommend using it on your face.
Q: How often can I apply N°14?
A: As often as you’d like! For best results use daily after a shower when your pores are open and can absorb the cream.
Q: What are the skincare benefits of N°14?
A: This conditioning body cream is incredibly hydrating and leaves your skin with a beautiful healthy glow. It is loaded with jojoba oil, squalene, shea butter, Vitamin C, & hyaluronic acid.
Q: Does N°14 work with sensitive skin?
A: Yes, N°14 is made of very clean ingredients and is non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, silicone-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, & paraffin-free. If you are sensitive we recommend using the Fragrance Free version of N°14.
Q: Why is there a "Fragrance Free" Option?
A: We offer a Fragrance Free version of N°14 for anyone who prefers to layer this product with other creams like N°32 Hydrating Self-Tanning Cream, perfumes, or body oils. It is also a great option for anyone who is extra sensitive to fragrance. Just a matter of preference!
Q: How does N°14 work with N°32?
A: To use N°14 + N°32 together, we recommend applying a light layer of N°14 to your hands, wrists, knees, ankles, and feet and then apply N°32 over your entire body (including those areas) for easier blending. N°14 will essentially create a barrier between your skin and N°32 Self-Tanner. You can also use N°14 after you’ve applied N°32 to keep your skin hydrated, which is the key to a lasting tan!
Q: Can men use N°14?
A: Of course! All of our products were created for women and men equally.
Q: How fast will N°28 fade my tan?
A: N°28 will only slightly break down your tan, so we recommend using it when you’re ready for a fresh application of N°32 to help remove any tan residue.
Q: Should I use N°28 every time I apply self-tanner?
A: You do not need to use N°28 before every application of self-tanner.
Q: How strong is the Santal scent?
A: We keep all our fragrances on the lighter side, as to not overwhelm the senses.
Q: Is the exfoliator intense?
A: The texture of N°28 was crafted to be the perfect roughness. It is not too abrasive but also doesn’t dissolve too easily. You will find it melts into the skin the more you rub it in, leaving your skin feeling super luxurious and soft.
Q: How often should I use N°28?
A: We recommend using N°28 once to twice per week. It is recommended to use before applying a fresh application of N°32. It can also help remove any residue self-tanner on tougher parts of your skin.
Q: Does this replace a body wash?
A: No. N°28 is that extra step in your shower that should come last.
Q: How does this work with oily skin?
A: N°28 works well with all skin types. The shea butter, passion fruit oil, crushed sugar, and Vitamin E all work together to hydrate and exfoliate your skin. Of course, make sure to rinse your skin well after applying.
Q: How does this work with sensitive skin?
A: N°28 works well with all skin types. It is gentle, non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, silicone-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, & paraffin-free.
Q: Can I use N°28 to wash my face?
A: We do not recommend using N°28 on your face, as it was formulated for the body.
Q: If I have dry skin can I use this daily?
A: If you find your skin to be extra dry, N°28 will definitely help restore hydration. We recommend following it up with N°14 Conditioning Body Cream to lock in hydration.
Q: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DEVELOP?
A: You will immediately see a subtle healthy glow after applying. N°32 Deep was designed to give a natural-looking color and glow rather than intensely tanning your skin right away. You will see more color with each application. Your color will reach it’s peak after 6-8 hours.
Q: HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT TO SHOWER?
A: Our tip is to apply N°32 Deep in the morning to allow your tan time to develop & set all day long. During the day avoid water exposure so no streaking occurs, then take a shower in the evening before bed. In an ideal world we recommend waiting 8 hours before showering to give your tan ample time to develop.
Q: HOW DO I PREVENT TRANSFERRING ONTO MY CLOTHING OR BEDDING?
A: After applying N°32 Deep wait a full 5-10 minutes before getting dressed or getting into bed so the product has time to dry. This will ensure an even development and prevent transferring.
Q: WHAT DOES N°32 DEEP SMELL LIKE?
A: N°32 Deep comes in our luxurious Santal scent, which is a warm musky scent.
Q: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN N°32 ORIGINAL AND N°32 DEEP?
A: N°32 Deep has the same hydrating formula as N°32 Original, but will give deeper results. N°32 Deep is ideal for someone with a darker skin tone that is looking to enhance their color, glow, & hydration.
Q: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN N°36 AND N°32?
A: N°36 Supernatural Tanning Mousse is designed to give a deep & immediate color. The application process is different, as you need to wash off N°36 to reveal your color. N°32 Deep does not need to be washed off, as it is a gradual self-tanner that is formulated to be used the same way you would an everyday body cream.
Q: SHOULD I USE MY HANDS OR A TANNING MITT WITH N°32 DEEP?
A: No mitt is necessary for applying Nº32 Deep. You can simply use your hands. We find that using your hands creates a more even development, no streaking, and you have more control over the product. Wash hands immediately with soap and water after applying.
Q: IS N°32 NON-TOXIC?
A:Yes! It is a priority of ours to use only non-toxic ingredients in the products we create. N°32 is non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, paraffin-free, silicone-free, & phthalate-free.
Q: CAN N°32 BE USED ON MY FACE?
A: We wouldn’t recommend using N°32 on your face. It was designed to be a rich cream to keep your body super hydrated so it will most likely be too heavy for your complexion. However, N°12 Bronzing Face Drops were designed specifically for the face so you will be able to achieve a customizable tan with skincare benefits.
Q: HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT TO SHOWER?
A: Our tip is to apply N°32 in the morning to allow your tan time to develop & set all day long. During the day avoid water exposure so no streaking occurs, then take a shower in the evening before bed. In an ideal world we recommend waiting 8 hours before showering to give your tan ample time to develop.
Q: HOW SOON WILL I SEE COLOR AFTER USING N°32?
A: You will immediately see a subtle healthy glow after applying. N°32 was designed to give a natural-looking color and glow rather than intensely tanning your skin right away. You will see more color with each application. Your color will reach it’s peak after 6-8 hours.
Q: DO I APPLY N°32 WITH MY HANDS OR DO I NEED A MIT?
A: No mitt is necessary for applying N°32. You can simply use your hands. We find that using your hands creates a more even development, no streaking, and you have more control over the product. Wash hands immediately with soap and water after applying.
Q: HOW OFTEN SHOULD I APPLY N°32?
A: The more you apply the deeper your color becomes. We recommend using it daily for 4 - 5 days for best results. Once you’ve achieved your desired color, we recommend using it every other day to maintain your color.
Q: HOW DO I PREVENT TRANSFERRING ONTO MY CLOTHING OR BEDDING?
A: After applying N°32 wait a full 5-10 minutes before getting dressed or getting into bed so the product has time to dry. This will ensure an even development and prevent transferring.
Q: WHAT DOES N°32 SMELL LIKE?
A: N°32 comes in 2 luxurious scents - Rosewood, which is a Moroccan rose with woodsy undertones, and Santal, which is a warm musky scent.
Q: How do I apply N°36?
A: Shake the N°36 bottle before use. Using 2-3 pumps of mousse on your tanning mitt, apply directly to clean, dry, and exfoliated skin in circular motions. Focus on one limb at a time for the most even application, adding fresh pumps for each area. Wash hands after applying. Avoid water exposure while your tan develops. Shower after 8 hours or once desired color has been reached to reveal your supernatural tan.
Q: How long does N°36 last?
A: Color can last up to a week if keeping your skin moisturized. You can also use N°32 Hydrating Self-Tanning Cream to prolong your color and keep it looking fresh. Avoiding pool and ocean water will help keep your tan intact.
Q: How long before my color shows up?
A: Development of color will vary; however, color will begin developing within 2 hours, and will continue to develop for the next 8 hours.
Q: How many coats do I need?
A: We recommend applying one even layer for the most natural results. If you’re seeking a deeper color, additional coats will increase your tan.
Q: How do I prepare my skin before applying N°36?
A: Exfoliating skin prior to tanning is always a good idea. We recommend N°28 Exfoliating Body Polish to remove all dead skin and prep your skin for an even coat of self-tanner. Applying a thin layer of N°14 Conditioning Body Cream to areas like feet, hands, elbows, & knees will also help blend your color.
Q: How long do I wait before showering?
A: Ideally 8 hours after showering. We recommend applying at night, sleeping in loose clothing, then showering in the morning.
Q: What is the difference between N°36 & N°32?
A: N°36 Supernatural Tanning Mousse is formulated to give a deeper, more immediate tan than our self-tanning creams. If you have an event the next day we would suggest using N°36. If you’re looking to slowly build your color to maintain a healthy glow, we suggest using our gradual N°32 Hydrating Self-Tanning Cream.