You know the UV rays of the sun can be damaging, but there other ways to get a tan, and some indoor tanning products even help fight the signs of aging. A number of tanning lotions contain certain vitamins and firming ingredients to prevent wrinkles and skin spots. These anti-aging lotions also can repair the damaging effects the sun has had on your skin. All prices cited are as of April 2011.
Believe by Designer Skin
Believe is an anti-aging indoor tanning salon marketed by Designer Skin. It contains alpha lipoic acid and phytoage, two ingredients that fight against the signs of aging. Copper PCA and white birch extract, which firm the skin, are also in the lotion. Believe has a subtle smell of pomegranate peach. It retails for $50 for a 13.5-oz. bottle.
OC Overnight Celebrity by R-Sun
OC Overnight Celebrity by R-Sun offers anti-aging ingredients plus 4x bronzers with DHA and walnut extract to enhance the tanning process. This lotion prevents fine lines and wrinkles caused from UV lights in tanning beds. It also has dimethicone, which keeps skin baby smooth. After using this lotion, you'll find that your skin smells like creme brulee. OC Overnight Celebrity is available in a 12 oz.-bottle and retails for $80.
Juicy Code by Extreme Tanning Lotions
Juicy Code is an anti-aging tanning lotion that contains bronzers and some natural ingredients to help your skin to fight aging. One of its ingredients is matrixyl, which has been shown to fight against wrinkles and prevent premature aging. It also has caffeine, and white and green tea extracts, ingredients that help firm the skin. Juicy Code has a floral scent and is available in an 11-oz. bottle for $30.
LIV by Devoted Creations
LIV by Devoted Creations helps skin from aging and will also leave you with an all-natural tan. Some indoor tanning lotions contain ingredients that make your skin look orange after tanning, but LIV isn't one of them. It does contain tyrosine, which will keep your tan longer. One of the key things Devoted Creations promotes is this lotion's Renovage Technology, something that keeps skin taut and prevents UV rays from making it look rough and old. LIV smells like Tahitan rain and costs around $100 for a 7-oz. bottle.
Ambrosia 360 by California Tan
Ambrosia 360 is an anti-aging product that's ideal for those building their base tan. It's different from other lotions because it's half lotion and half gel. The two most important anti-aging ingredients in Ambrosia 360 are vitamins C and E. They work together to help the skin from aging. Ambrosia 360 will leave your skin feeling soft and smelling like banana coconut. It's available in a 6.8-oz. bottle and retails for around $50.