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About Us

 THE TAN LAB was founded by Shannon Mathie in 2013 after 15 years of experience in the beauty industry and owning her own Spa.

Sunless tanning is something Shannon has always been passionate about. The dangers of the sun and the damage it can cause were made even more real to her after a life-changing Melanoma scare and surgery. With an obsession for sunless tanning products, Shannon used various brands in her Spa, many of which were imported. This was due to locally produced products being limited, but the imported brands came at a price.

Shannon knew there was room in the market to develop a premium product range that met the criteria of imported brands. For this reason, she set out to develop a high-quality range of sunless tanning products. Finally, THE TAN LAB was born after two years of in-depth research and development.

Formulated with 2 active ingredients.

The focus was to develop the most natural looking tan for any skin tone. A tan that would never go ORANGE! The mix of 2 active ingredients was tested extensively and consequently proved to deliver! The result was the most natural looking tan that lasts longer and fades evenly. A range unmatched by DHA only products.

A brand with a conscience.

All our products are vegan-friendly and endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty, a cause very close to Shannon’s heart. THE TAN LAB consists of professional solutions and equipment for salons/spas and mobile tanners, as well as a full retail range. THE TAN LAB supports local business as much as possible and we have some of our equipment locally manufactured. This ensures that we provide our clients with quality local products at affordable prices.

Innovation excites us!

THE TAN LAB added three new retail products to our range in 2017. We have also launched a new range called Athlete Competition Tan. We are set to create a stir in the Competition Tanning market!

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