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MELANOBOOST® is a performance oriented brand of peptide powered suntan oils, lotions and sprays designed to boost melanin, activate the natural tanning process, and optimise tanning results with minimal UV exposure.

Our philosophy: Melanoboost® combines sun and science to bring advancement to tanning products beyond the scope of traditional suntan oils and lotions, fake tan, or prohibited tanning methods by using intelligent biomimetic peptide technologies to assist faster darker tanning with minimal UV exposure.

Our mission: Innovate on the past to advance your tanning potential in the future.


Naturally occurring in our bodies, peptides are short chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of our body's proteins. The most commonly recognised 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 naturally occurring proteins can slow down prematurely, or simply diminish as we age; thanks to biomimetic peptides designed to mimic those naturally occurring proteins, we can now incorporate them within our product formulations to reinforce, repair, rejuvenate or maintain.


Melanoboost® uses biomimetic peptides to reinforce the natural tanning process.

These intelligent functional actives are designed to boost melanin concentration in the skin in the lead up to UV exposure. Melanin is the pigment which strengthens our skin’s natural photo-protection and makes it tan. Melanin is usually only produced when our skin is exposed to UV light, however the biomimetic peptides used by Melanoboost® are formulated to mimic this naturally occurring function without UV exposure; this is what makes the science of biomimetic tanning technology so game changing! The more abundant our melanin levels are before we head outdoors, the better prepared our skin is for exposure to sunlight in moderate amounts, and the better its ability to maximise tanning results with minimal sun exposure; this allows us to take a balanced approach to UV exposure to maximise benefit and minimise risk.



Melanoboost Peptide Complex® is the fundamental element that that powers the entire Melanoboost® product range.

Formulated exclusively for Melanoboost®, our Complex is a unique combination of functional peptide actives with Octapeptide-5 at the core; a multitalented biomimetic peptide that is changing the way you tan in a way that only biomimetic technology allows – GAME CHANGING.

Designed to induce melanogenesis without UV exposure to strengthen the skin’s natural photoprotection and its ability to tan with minimal UV exposure, Octapeptide-5 is the leading next generation biomimetic peptide designed to help you tan faster, darker, smarter. Further powering the performance of Melanoboost Peptide Complex® is another intelligent biomimetic peptide Bronzyl, which offers excellent support to the tanning process when combined with Octapeptide-5.



Each Melanoboost® formulation is based on the functional actives within being used to the highest dose or percentage that the scientist recommends will make the most significant difference to the skin and its ability to tan.

Beware of imitators who ‘claim the PEPTIDE Holy Grail’ by using replica ingredients in barely-there volumes of under 1%; a misleading dilution that simply does NOT work. Imitators quite literally pale in comparison to the performance of Melanoboost®.


Melanoboost® has certainly made its mark with peptide powered tanning; tan lovers around the globe are seeing their tans accelerate like never before thanks to our Melanoboost Peptide Complex®, but what else does Melanoboost®do for your skin?


Our team spent so much time selecting special ingredients like Buriti Oil, Sacha Inchi Oil and Kakadu Plum Oil to make up the composition of our Peptide Sun Tanning Oil base; eight nutrient rich oils in total, with each oil carefully selected for its superior skin conditioning properties and light weight texture.

Unlike traditional sun tanning oils which are often heavy and leave a greasy film on the skin, the light silky consistency of Melanoboost’s superior oil base spreads easily and absorbs quickly, leaving your skin looking glossy without feeling greasy.

Loaded with antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C and E to assist with reducing free radical damage, and high in Phytosterol, Beta-Carotene and Carotenoid to aid skin repair and conditioning, many of the ingredients in Melanoboost’s oil base have anti-inflammatory properties that can calm heat sensitive skin and reduce redness; think about this for sun exposed skin! (for a detailed list of all ingredients contained in our oils and their many benefits, please see our ingredients lists on the product pages of this website).


Our lotions feature Duraquench IQ; a humidity responsive moisturising complex. DuraQuench IQ optimises skin hydration by regulating water loss from the skin at different temperatures and humidities providing exceptional long-lasting moisturisation and skin softness.

Light and refreshing, Melanoboost® lotions absorb incredibly fast leaving a smooth weightless feel yet moisturise intensely for visibly hydrated skin beyond 24 hours. Enriched with soothing Aloe Vera and anti-oxidant Vitamins A, C and E to ward off free radicals and help soothe and protect skin post sun exposure, Melanoboost® lotions instantly quench any after-sun tightness and prevent peeling, contributing to a longer lasting tan. (for a detailed list of all ingredients contained in our lotions and their many benefits, please see our ingredients lists on the product pages of this website).

Enriched with Marine extracts, Melanoboost’s NEW Peptide Sun Tanning Spray is inspired by the Ocean.

Some of the most powerful skincare ingredients emanate from the depths of the ocean; these marine extracts are a rich source of vital substances including, minerals, vitamins, trace elements, amino acids, and antioxidants.

Boosted by peptides to optimise tanning results with limited sun exposure, the spray formula is also enriched with marine extracts to help ward off free radicals that disrupt melanin production and cause skin tone to become uneven. Other beneficial ingredients help reduce hyper pigmentation and improve skin texture, whilst cooling Aloe Vera soothes and conditions the skin.



NO parabens, harsh preservatives, sulphates, petrochemicals, artificial colours or synthetic fragrances are used in the manufacture of Melanoboost® AND, we have kept animals out of the lab! In fact, you’ll find Melanoboost® listed on the PETA website.