The Turbo Babe story begins with this simple question. Our founder,
Carly Scott, a former personal trainer, has used self-tanners her
whole life, willingly accepting to expose her skin to perfume and
alcohol – the 2 main ingredients that can be found in most
self-tanning products on the market.
It was not until she had her
daughter, that she noticed that the tanners she used in her early
twenties were no longer working for her: they were suddenly turning
out orange and streaky. She couldn't get a nice, even, dark tone — all
she was left with, was pumpkin-like skin; and her tanners got hung up
on every imperfection, bump and lump on her body, that wasn't there
That's when she started looking for an answer. She wanted to
know why she couldn’t get the same glow she used to have. It turns
out, that thousands of other women are experiencing the exact same
thing. The self-tanning industry holds a secret: these products
contain alcohol, because it sets the tan right after application, and
perfumes are just there to cover the unhealthy "tanner stink". Alcohol
may help with setting the tan, but it dries out the skin which forces
it to produce more oil to compensate and that then leads to clogged
pores, breakouts, ugly streaks, and simply – a disaster.
research, Carly decided to take things into her own hands and jump in
where the tanning market hasn't caught up. Turbo Babe was born!
Inspired by real female bodies, she turned to nature and designed a
skin-loving, self-tanning formula that consists of more than eleven
100% healthy botanicals and glycols that can be found in baby lotions
and medical-grade moisturizers. No harsh chemicals and no alcohol or
perfume — the number one enemies of natural glow for mature skin and
skin with imperfections. Real women want a real tan, even without the
help of the sun.
Turbo Babe's mission is to embrace the unique needs
of every skin, especially mature ones, and help every woman feel
fantastic in their own glowy, plump, smooth, and tanned skin. Women
across the globe who adore our natural tanner and feel great about
themselves are our biggest compliment, and our biggest motivation to
keep spreading awareness about natural tanning, and beautiful, bronze
Thank you for being a part of our story! We're looking forward
to many flawless, natural tans to come!