Why are Ubatuba Tan products so awesome?

    Ubatuba Tan products are handmade with natural and organic ingredients, and never include any nasties! Our formulas have been family beauty recipes for generations, and utilize the natural benefits of seeds, berries and organic cold pressed oils. Our unique blend of ingredients are a nourishing treat for your skin that you won't find anywhere else.

    We use the highest quality vegan ingredients packed with antioxidants so your skin will feel the benefits of ultimate hydration whilst preventing anti-aging, and of course, prolonging a glowing bronzed tan safely.

    Can I use Ubatuba tanning oil in a sunbed?

    Yes- Our tanning oil products are just as effective in a tanning bed as they are for outdoor sun sessions! We recommend using our Californian Sun Oil with SPF 20 for sunbed tanning, as the higher SPF levels will protect your skin from the short bursts of UV. For a higher SPF and more protection from sunbeds, you can apply sunscreen lotion 15 minutes prior, or until it has absorbed before adding Ubatuba tan oil.

    *Please protect your skin when tanning indoors and outdoors. Our recovery creams are not recommended for use in tanning beds. Continue to re-apply SPF products every 45 minutes to an hour to prevent burning from sun exposure. 


    I want the darkest tan, and I want it to last. Which products do you recommend?

    Our tan oils and tan accelerators were formulated to safely give you the darkest tan for the longest time, all while hydrating and soothing the skin. 

    We recommend exfoliating your body with a scrub or loofah at least 3-5 hours before sun exposure. Once your skin is clean and exfoliated, prep your skin with a thin layer of Brazilian Recovery Cream, which will hydrate the layers of skin and prepare it for a deeper tan. Our fast-absorbing formula should be used before and after sun exposure to prevent peeling and sun damage. 

    When ready to tan, apply our all-in-one California Tanning oil with spf 20, or if you prefer a lower spf and/or already have a base tan, apply our Brazilian Tanning oil with spf 6.  Remain in the sun for 10 - 15 minutes on each side for best results.  

    *Please continue to top-up the amount of product you use, or apply a higher spf sunscreen 15 minutes before applying tanning oil to protect your skin and prevent sunburn. 

    Once you have completed your tanning session, apply Ubatuba after sun lotion. We recommend using the  Brazilian Recovery cream or our Californian after sun recovery Cream.  This will prolong your tan, eliminate peeling, and soothe your skin with cooling aloe vera. We recommend using our Californian Recovery Cream with 200mg of CBD oil for those who are prone to sun spots, aging, have sensitivity to the sun, or have joint pain or inflammatory skin conditions.

    I have fair or pale skin and find it hard to tan. Will Ubatuba tanning oil work for me?

    The best tanning regime we recommend for light or pale skin is the California Tanning oil with spf 20 with added CBD oil. All of our tanning oils contain urucum seed oil, which has 6 x more beta carotene than carrots, giving you a tan 6x faster than other tanning oils. CBD oil has antioxidant properties that reduce signs of aging and inflammation, which help you get the bronzed glow you have always wanted safely. 

    Ubatuba Tan is perfect for fair-skin babes who don’t want to burn and find it difficult to tan. Prepping your skin before and after sun exposure is just as important as tanning! The key for fair skin tones is to apply the Brazillian Recovery cream 5-7 days prior to sun exposure, as the natural ingredients have Melanin Boosting properties. So the more, the better! 

    As you develop a darker tan, continually add our nutrient-rich tan prolonging and recovery creams that will keep the skin moisturized, allowing it to keep your natural tan longer, without peeling or causing skin damage. 

    *For added sun protection for pale and fair skin, apply a thin layer of high-spf sun cream 15 minutes prior to applying tanning oil.    

    What is the best way to use Ubatuba Tan’s sun oil for a golden tan?

    1. Prep your skin by exfoliating gently and moisturizing at least one day before sun exposure. 
    2. Apply Ubatuba tanning oil and tan for 10-15 minutes on each side. 
    3. Apply recovery after sun lotion after tanning sessions. 

    ***Remember to always take caution to sun exposure to maximize benefit and minimize risk. Ubatuba sun tanning lotions and oils do not contain high SPF, so be sure to apply your usual sun protection and take breaks from sun exposure.

    Why is your sun tan oil a dark brown/red color?

    All of our ingredients are 100% natural. We never add dyes, chemicals, scents or colors to our products. The color of our tanning oil is a dark/red-brown due to the Urucum seeds that have a high content of carotenoids.  It is a natural pigment that accelerates your tan, and is 100 times richer in beta-carotene than carrots.  So, the old saying - drink carrot juice for a darker tan - can now be replaced with use Urucum for a darker tan!

    How do I get a discount on my next order?

    We want to see your Ubatuba glow! When you receive your products, take a before pic and after. Send your Before and After results to for a discount on your next purchase!

    Are these products fake tan?

    No.  Ubatuba Tan aims to give you a quick and natural tan. None of our products contain fake tan, dyes, or bronzing powders.

    Does Ubatuba tan oil contain sunscreen?

    Our suntan oils should not be used as sunscreen. Our products DO contain natural SPF to protect you from sun exposure. However, please use our products responsibly and in conjunction with a high protective sunscreen. We do not promote excessive direct UV exposure and recommend the use of our products with a high SPF product prior to application.

    Can I use your products on my face?

    Yes, Ubatuba Tan oils can be used on your face. If you are prone to clogged pores and acne, we recommend using our California Sun oil with CBD as it is specially formulated to reduce inflammation. However, please use with caution if your skin reacts badly to oil based products or is sensitive. Do not use if you are allergic to any ingredients in our oils. Test a small amount on your skin before applying to your face.  Please avoid contact with eyes.

    Can I use your products if I have allergies?

    If you are using Ubatuba for the first time, please do a patch test 24 hours before applying.  All of our products are natural and vegan, however, if irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately.

    Are these products vegan friendly?

    Hell Yeah! All of our products are vegan friendly and 100% natural!

    Are Ubatuba’s sun tan oil and after sun recovery lotions tested on animals?

    Never ever ever!!! We do not test any of our products on animals. 

    Where are Ubatuba Tan products made?

    All of our products are handmade with love in our headquarters in Los Angeles! We source our ingredients from Brazil and other countries, where we are able to purchase organic, vegan ingredients.

    What is CBD oil?

    CBD doesn’t make you high! It’s a cannabidiol that has many benefits for your skin and body. Often it is used to naturally relieve muscle and joint pain, and many athletes, and those who have underlying health conditions, such as arthritis, use it to reduce pain and inflammation for stiff joints and achy muscles. It is also beneficial for skin issues, such as acne, eczema dermatitis, and psoriasis.

    What are the benefits of Hemp CDB oil and how does it help with tanning?

    Ubatuba Tan’s California Collection features CBD body lotion and sun oil.  We use 100% organic locally sourced Hemp CBD oil from California. It is packed with antioxidants, which give your skin the ultimate hydration, whilst repairing it. 


    Hemp oil or CBD, has some incredible benefits for your skin and body. It’s perfect for:

    • Sensitive Skin and acne-prone skin – CBD oil has anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce redness caused by irritation and calm inflamed skin. If you have sensitive skin we recommend trying our CBD recovery cream for everyday use, and our tanning oil with 200mg of CBD for a glowing tan.
    • Muscle and joint pain - If you have back pain, arthritis etc, using a topical CBD infused cream or product can reduce stiffness and muscle aches.  It takes anywhere between 15 - 45 minutes to start feeling the relaxing benefits! 
    • Repairing and Anti-aging – CBD has healing properties and can reduce visible signs of aging. It is perfect when added to your skincare and tanning regime and even helps turn sunburn to tan quicker!

    Where can I purchase Ubatuba Tan products?

    Purchase from our online store or from our approved list of vendors

    Orders, returns, refunds and shipping

    Where is my order?

    Please check your inbox for order confirmation, tracking codes and dispatch information. If you would like to speak with a member of the Ubatuba team, please use our live chat or email:

    Can I amend or cancel my order?

    Once an order is placed you cannot cancel or amend so please choose carefully.

    Do you offer returns or exchanges?

    We have a 30-day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item to request a return. To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase.

    For more information, please see our refund and returns policy.

    Can I use a P.O BOX in my shipping address?

    If you choose a courier service to ship your order your shipping address must be a street address and must contain a mobile phone number so the courier can call you if they need for delivery confirmation. If your order is shipped with regular mail shipping, then it is ok to use a P.O box in your address.

    What if my order is lost, damage or stolen?

    If your parcel is marked as ‘delivered’ by the local postal service, yet you do not physically have your parcel it is up to the customer, not Ubatuba Tan to contact the local postal service to follow up on the problem. If the local postal service and the customer do not resolve the discrepancy, Ubatuba Tan is not liable to refund or resend your order, but we will work with you to resolve the situation and provide any information regarding your order.

    Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us at immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right.

    Personal Information and referral programs

    Is my information safe and what will you do with it?

    Our clients’ privacy is our top priority. We will never share your information with third parties. All personal information and credit card details are processed via a secure browser, and the information is never stored. 

    Ubatuba Tan does not sell, rent or lease customer lists and information to third parties. We do not disclose any of our customer information without explicit consent. If you have signed up for our mailing list, you may opt out of this at any time.  Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.

    Want to sell or purchase Ubatuba products in bulk? 

    If you’re looking to add our exceptional range of tan oil and sun care products to your inventory, spa, as a gift at an event, send us an email at for quotes, info, and wholesale pricing.