Are your products safe to use for pregnant
and breast feeding clients
All of the ingredients used in all of our products have been tested, approved and rated as appropriate for cosmetic use, by the appropriate regulation agencies in the USA and Europe.
All of our products are approved for worldwide use, and importation, and meet all safety and formulation requirements necessary for standard cosmetic use and importation.
We use certified organic DHA in products, and use other natural and or organic, ingredients when available. All products are paraben free.
Dihydroxyacetone or DHA has recently been reviewed by the European Commission’s independent expert scientific committee (the SCCS), which advises the Commission on scientific matters, and the safety of cosmetic ingredients. The SCCS looked at data to support the use of DHA in cosmetic formulations.
The SCCS addressed the question of the product possibly being inhaled from self-tan sprays, and says “that the use of dihydroxyacetone as a self-tanning ingredient will not pose a risk to the health of the consumer”. This was based on formulas up to the DHA 14% level in consumer application and booths.
As well as this endorsement on the safety of DHA itself from the SCCS, it is important to stress that in Europe and in the USA the manufacture and import of all cosmetic products are covered by strict safety laws. There is a legal requirement that every cosmetic product must undergo a safety assessment before it is placed on the market. Self-tanning agents, and all other ingredients used in our products, have not been contraindicated for use with pregnant or lactating clients as a skin application product, because they do not appear to penetrate past the dead skin cell surface layer, nor into live tissues or the blood stream. Or if so, only in very minute amounts. There have been no indications that self tanners are unsafe for clients or their children when used in a correct manner. Self tanning ingredients have been used in the consumer market since the early 1960's - with a long and safe historical use.
But inhalation issues should be a consideration, especially with breastfeeding, pregnancy, or clients with any type of respiratory concerns. Some individual medical caregivers prefer not to use skin care products, hair dyes, and cosmetics within the first trimester, as a simple "better safe then sorry approach", even though no specific problem has been documented.
Current FDA suggested use recommends the use of nasal filters, lip protection, eye protection, and protective undergarments for all Booth clients.
Before spraying a pregnant or breast feeding client, we always must receive approval from the client's medical caregiver first.
For your peace of mind, we recomend always useing nasal filters and adequate ventilation, eye protection, and lip balm or barrier cream
on lip surfaces, and protective undergarments
with pregnant or lactating clients.