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Idol Tan (Sunless Tanning / Bronzer) REVIEW - Will You Get "Tanned", or Just Turn Orange?

A 'beautiful, sunless, celebrity tan'
That what Idol Tan is promising.
So if you've had enough of baking for hours in harmful UV rays, layering on the slap every half an hour, only to end up with a patchy tan, or (worse) burned and blistered, then enter the wild and wonderful world of fake tanning.
No! I hear you say. Spray booths? Streaky legs, 'orange peel' skin - who needs it?
And with the risk of turning orange all over? I mean who wants the Hare Krishna look?
Well Idol Tan promises a way out of this nightmare.†
'The beach body you've always wanted.' they say. 'Just apply, get dressed and in several hours get ready to show off your new healthy sun kissed, celebrity tan to the world.'
Can it possibly be that easy?
Well, with 1.3 million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States last year, staying safe in the sun is more important than ever.
So no surprise that sunless tanning products are becoming increasingly popular as more people become aware of the harmful effects of all that lying in the sun.
But being human, of course we want to look as if we're living the healthy, outdoor life.
So what's in Idol Tan and how does it work?
The main ingredient in this product is Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) which is derived from sugar cane. †
Dihydroxyacetone was first discovered as a skin-coloring agent in the 1920s by German scientists who noted that when applied to the skin, Dihydroxyacetone made the skin turn dark brown.
Further testing found that coloring didnít seep beyond the surface layer of the skin, minimizing potential side effects.†
As this is a product that is applied directly to the skin, preparation is vital for the best, most natural looking effect.
You need to make sure your skin isn't dry. Exfoliate to remove all dead skin cells; then moisturize.†
This will minimize the dreaded streaks.
So what do users say about this product?
'After trying practically every fake tanner out there I can safely say that a lot of them will leave you looking orange!'
Which is the last thing you want after all that expense, scrubbing and exfoliating.
But this customer recommends Idol Tan, saying, 'I mainly use Idol Tan because it's got the best tan colour and lasts quite a while.'
Others agree:
'Itís not usual for me to big something up this much but this stuff is great and probably one of the best fake tans Iíve used.'
'This product truly did produce a beautiful color on me. In my opinion it is well worth the money. It is the best sunless tanner I have used.'
And believe me these ladies (and the reviewers were mostly ladies) seem to have tried them all!
The product applies evenly, dries quickly and does not leave marks on your clothes (if you let it dry properly, of course).
There's no rushing in the fake-tan world!
However there are some cautionary comments. 'No lotion is 100% effective,' says one reviewer. 'Unfortunately technology just isnít there yet; but itís getting better and Idol Tan is a representation of this technological advancement.'
'Youíll want to keep a vigilant eye on the tan every couple of hours to make sure it doesnít need a quick touch up.'
And it plain doesn't work for some people.
'I have fair to medium skin. I purchased this product because I saw many reviews on this and other sites that claimed this product was so great; it was terrible. The color looked very orange on me.'
It does seem true that the paler you are, the more likely you will turn orange.
However with free-trial offers available on the web then at least you can test it (on the inside of your arm or other discrete place) without risking too much expense.
It's a good idea to apply a test patch anyway; having a reaction to this product is improbable but not impossible.
'Got mine a couple days ago and is pretty good,' says one user of the free trial.
And you should not that this product does not give protection against UV. You should continue to use a lotion that has UV protection of at least 15 SPF.
The product can be expected to last 5-10 days; a little longer with good moisturizing beforehand.
So with the free trial offer there is little to lose.
Beach bodies here we come!
Date Reviewed: November 8, 2011, 6:54 pm
Reviewed by Jackie Gay
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