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Cocoa Brown

Cocoa Brown launched in 2012 with the world’s first 1 HOUR TAN and has since gained cult-status internationally amongst celebrities and beauty editors, from the pages of Teen Vogue to The Oscars red carpet.

Marissa Carter, founder Cocoa Brown |

Meet founder Marissa Carter -  She is the eldest of eight children and grew up being taught by her parents that hard work, tenacity and a kind spirit would take her as far in life as she wanted to go.

In 2012 the Brand Cocoa Brown came to life! That year, Marissa gave birth to her first child in March – Charlie, and when he was about three weeks old, she had a spray tan done. She slept with the tan on her skin overnight as was required for the solution to develop on her skin and when she woke up, she was beautifully bronzed but so too was her baby boy!  He had slept beside her in the bed and the tan had transferred onto his skin. It was then that Marissa decided to work with a team of cosmetic chemists to create the world’s first 1 HOUR TAN, a tan that didn’t need to develop overnight.

Later that year, in November, Cocoa Brown 1 HOUR TAN hit shelves in Ireland and was a sell-out success.  Cocoa Brown now consists of a wardrobe of different products and is available in over 20 countries.

Marissa's mission as a creator is to provide products for you that are innovative, affordable, beautiful on your dressing table and most importantly make you feel like you can take on the world while wearing them!

Cocoa Brown |