Sun & Science

What sets Melanoboost® apart from every day 'sun tanning oils'?

There are a number of ‘sun tan’ oils on the market. Most of them can help you achieve a tan if you spend lengthy amounts (hours) of time in the sun. That raises the question; if you need to spend excessive time in the sun to achieve a sun tan, do you really need to wear the sun tanning oil? Spending hours in the sun WILL tan (or burn!) most people, so the oil is unnecessary.

Melanoboost® changes the way you tan by removing the need to spend lengthy time in the sun while still promoting a deep, dark tan. No more ‘sun baking’ required!

The Melanoboost® team spent years researching and developing an innovative product to combine high quality oils and skin enhancing ingredients PLUS the sun tanning game changer – peptides. Our Peptide Complex is what takes Melanoboost to the next level. It’s not just a sun tanning oil, it is a Peptide Sun Tanning Oil and it will change the way you look at sun tanning.


“I’ve been using this product for just over a week now, the tan is absolutely perfect! Short bursts of sun exposure does the trick!" – Darren. C, Seychelles, 19.01.2018.

What is melanin & melanin boosting? 

Melanin is the pigment that makes our skin tan and is produced by cells called melanocytes. Melanin synthesis usually only occurs when our bodies are exposed to UV light. The higher the melanin levels in the skin, the darker you can tan.

Regular sun tanning products like coconut oil don't contain any significant active ingredients therefore don't boost melanin. When you apply regular tanning oils and lay in the sun for long periods, it is the UV from the sun that stimulates melanin synthesis, not the oil. Coconut oils may benefit the skin with moisturising properties, but don't actually help to darken your tan.

Prolonged sun exposure is also never advisable. We've explained this a bit further in our "Coconut Sun Tan Oils & Why You Should Upgrade To Melanoboost" blog.

The Science Behind Peptides

What are peptides and how do they work?

Naturally occurring in our bodies, peptides are short chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of our body's proteins. The most familiar proteins found in our skin are collagen, elastin, keratin, and melanin. These proteins are responsible for our skin's foundation, tone, texture, and colour.

Over time, the effectiveness of these proteins can slow down, or diminish with age, but thanks to advancements in skin care, synthetic peptides (man made) are often used to help reinforce those naturally occurring proteins in our skin to repair, rejuvenate and maintain it.

When it comes to performance based skin care, different peptide chains produce different effects; from smoothing wrinkles or repairing barrier function, to increasing firmness and hydration - the list goes on. Due to their role in helping to reinforce the naturally occurring proteins in our skin, peptides have become some of the most powerful of all anti-ageing ingredients.

Most high-end cosmetic companies have embraced the use of peptides in their performance based skin care lines as they are proven to deliver results beyond the scope of main stream skin care lines.

Melanoboost has introduced peptides into sun tanning - GAME CHANGING!

Melanoboost Peptide Complex

Melanoboost® Peptide Complex is a unique combination of active ingredients powered by peptides to promote higher concentrations of melanin in the skin with very little UV exposure. It is this use of peptides that differentiates Melanoboost® from other sun tanning oils, and what makes its performance so ground breaking - accelerated tanning at its best!

Apply Melanoboost® Peptide Sun Tanning Oil before UV exposure to help boost melanin levels and activate the tanning process, then use it during short bursts of UV exposure for accelerated tanning results. Just 10-15 minutes is all it takes to start seeing the difference Melanoboost® makes!

***We do always recommend the use of sun protection when spending time in the sun. Apply sunscreen after you have applied your favourite Melanoboost® product.

If you’re serious about tanning and care about skin health, then it's time to take a balanced approach to UV exposure. 

Minimum Sun · Maximum tan = Melanoboost®.

For some real customer experiences, read some of our 250+ reviews here.