Product Type: Elemis Sun Care
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A must for fair skins...
Elemis Tan Accelerator SPF 4
Member Name: lisabatty
Elemis Tan Accelerator SPF 4
Date: 01/06/03, updated on 05/06/03 (3351 review reads)
Advantages: No burning!, Easy to use/daily use, Gorgeous tan!
Disadvantages: Funny colour & smell
I am so pale and pastey it is unbelieveable! So, as you can imagine, at the first sign of sunshine I just start to burn... forget the nice tan afterwards too, I usually just go white again! And then I tried the Elemis Tan Accelerator...
At first I was very sceptical about tan accelerators, I just didn't believe they could work... I've tried so many different sun products in the past I couldn't really understand how a tan accelerator could work for me.
I first heard about the product on QVC - they were raving about it and at first I just thought "selling tactic", but they also had several people ringing in to the studio and I started to think more about it... then my shopaholic urges kicked in anyway and I bought a duo pack for £22 + P&P (2 x 125ml tubes).
When it arrived I was not at all sure! It's a funny brown colour and I wasn't too convinced about the smell either! But I started using it... it was in the middle of summer and I had been hiding from the sun for days to avoid burning... I used it everyday for a 2 weeks before I dared to show myself to the sun...
I was amazed - even with my usual SPF20 sun lotion (which keeps me white) I started to tan... I had strap marks!! And no burning at all. I now use this product in the lead-up to and throughout the summer and always before going on holiday. I used this last September before going to Vegas (30 degrees +) and I didn't burn at all. And as fair-skinned as I am I can now get away with SPF12 instead of the usual SPFblanket.
Now I'm not an expert, but my understanding of this product is that it eliminates those first 4-5 days of the skin adjusting to the sun. It prepares the skin by encouraging the melatonin to get into gear to naturally protect the skin.
Do give this a try... yes it's a funny colour and the smell is odd, but that all goes out the window when you see the results.
Find it at:
qvcuk.com (£22 for 2)
Forgot to mention - this is very easy to apply, just as you would any other body lotion. It absorbs easily and leaves skin soft and healthy-looking. The smell and odd colour disappears once it is applied.
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