There’s a lot of confusion and questions about the difference between Versa Tan and the Mystic Tan. Not all tanning solutions are created the same! One is not necessarily better than the other, they are different for good reason. For starters, let’s talk about their similarities: both take the same amount of time, roughly 60 seconds; they have voice instruction so you don’t have to memorize the poses; both offer moisturizing spray; and they have reformulated the solution so smell is no longer an issue for either.
Now for what you want to know: the differences! The biggest distinction is the kind of tan you want for the skin type you have. If you are already a darker tone, the Mystic will give you a better result because in general, it gives a darker tan. But if you are fair and use the Mystic, it may look too dark and unnatural. If you are starting off with very fair skin, go for the Versa which has a reddish violet undertone to prevent the horrid orange Oompa Loompa look during the fade. The one advantage Mystic has is the built in heater which opens up the pores allowing for better absorption. Some have found this process to give a slightly longer lasting tan, around 5-6 days, but it will be less if you go in a hot tub, shower with super hot water or use lotions with high alcohol content (which you should never do!). But the biggest contrast between the 2, and one that really seals the deal for most to go with the Versa is their clear solution. The clear process requires 2-3 hours to develop the tan so it doesn’t rub off immediately and get on all your clothes. The bronze solution is instant and is good when you need to go somewhere and look fabulous immediately.
- Heated booth to open pores
- Lasts longer
- Darker tan
- Will not turn orange
- Best option for fair tones
- Has a Clear option to prevent mess