Skip to comments.Kerry's Mystic Tan for the Magical Mystical Tour. "They're coming to take me away, take me away."
Posted on 09/28/2004 7:11:48 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
Consumer Team Report
Mystic Tan (WWLP; June 4, 2002) Is it possible to get a perfect tan in seconds, without the harmful effects of the sun? This Consumer team report tells us of the results of the 22News Consumer Team test of the "Mystic Tan" technique.
Makers of 'Mystic Tan' say it applies a sunless tan safely, quickly, evenly... and in only 28 seconds. But we wanted to see for ourselves. Is it possible to get a UV free tan in seconds? With the push of a button, a fine mist of Aloe Vera, an instant bronzer, and a chemical called DHA are sprayed from nozzles onto your skin.
We wanted to know, is this stuff safe? Springfield dermatologist Dr. Stanley Glazer says, yes. He says the active chemical... DHA or Di-Hydroxy Acetone is what's found in most over-the- counter self-tanners. When it's applied to the skin it causes it to darken, like a stain. Dr. Glazer: They darken the most superficial layer of the skin called the Stratum-Corneum. They're quite effective. They're very safe. There's a rare instance of people being sensitive or allergic to them, but it's quite uncommon.
So what's the difference between 'Mystic Tan' and the kind you find in a bottle? Liz Piponidis: It does go on streak-free so I like it a lot better than self-tanners.
Owner of East Longmeadow's Island Tanning, Todd Witwer explained that users should wear nylon foot coverings, a hair cap and barrier cream on their hands. Todd Witwer: It will mist you for 14 seconds on the front, turn around it'll mist you for 14 seconds on the back, then you get out, towel dry and about 6 hours later you're totally tan.
But we wanted to check it out for ourselves... all at the expense of a potentially great tan. I gave mystic tan a run for its money... and ended up with a noticeable tan. And speaking of money, one of these sessions costs about $25... but Witwer says, compare that to a tanning bed, or the natural sun... both unhealthy and potentially dangerous to your skin. Todd Witwer: It usually takes about 5 to 7 sessions to get a tan. With this it takes 1 session, the next day you've got a tan. We're trying to discourage tanning, but if people want the color, this is certainly a reasonable alternative I think.
It has been 6 days since my Mystic Tan session and the color started to fade about a day ago. So Mystic Tan lives up to its claims. One Consumer Team observation; wearing the nylon footwear can cause a tan line there. So users may want to use barrier cream on the soles of their feet and toenails. And on a sidenote, Mystic Tan should not be used to create a base-tan before going in the sun. It will not protect you from sunburn.
That will do nicely!
Good job, good post!!
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You forgot the link...
If a photo is required, then I'm not in my pajamas but in my sweats. No photo required.
See, I knew I would get something wrong. Would you tell me how to get the link right?
Have a friend who owns a tanning place in Studio City (Ca). Mystic Tan is all the rage. It costs her $4.00 per session and she charges $30 per, unless the person buys a "package". She is making silly money with these things.
Only if you have a Mystic Tan, I suppose....
That's sweet. Although I don't have a mystical tan, I do have a bikini photo which I will post.
Will a high srchool photo due?
love your tagline.
The orange Kerry goes nicely with my couch
No, not unless you are in high school today having your picture made. I want fresh pictures.
you got me, TYVM?
Sorry-Thank you very much!
TYVM = thank you very much
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