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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.


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This is my very first post. Hope I have done it right. I am certain if anything is wrong,I'll hear about it. By the way, everyone keeps telling me to submit a photo. Is that required? Will a swimsuit photo do? Cat's P.J.'s
1 posted on 09/28/2004 7:11:49 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: Cats Pajamas

That will do nicely!


2 posted on 09/28/2004 7:14:10 PM PDT by OSHA (It's a WAR not a wedge issue. They are AMERICAN SOLDIERS not petty pawns.)
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To: Cats Pajamas

Good job, good post!!

Welcome to Free Republic!!


3 posted on 09/28/2004 7:14:12 PM PDT by JesseJane ( “fake but accurate” ... it’s like saying a body in a pine box is “dead but lifelike.” -- Lileks)
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To: Cats Pajamas

You forgot the link...


4 posted on 09/28/2004 7:14:24 PM PDT by COURAGE (A charter member of the Grim FReeper Club)
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To: Cats Pajamas

If a photo is required, then I'm not in my pajamas but in my sweats. No photo required.


5 posted on 09/28/2004 7:15:39 PM PDT by Raffus
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To: COURAGE

See, I knew I would get something wrong. Would you tell me how to get the link right?


6 posted on 09/28/2004 7:16:02 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: Cats Pajamas

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.


7 posted on 09/28/2004 7:17:08 PM PDT by luckodeirish (Providing the Dems with grief therapy since 2000, cash pay only.)
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To: Cats Pajamas
. By the way, everyone keeps telling me to submit a photo. Is that required? Will a swimsuit photo do?

Only if you have a Mystic Tan, I suppose....

Good post.

8 posted on 09/28/2004 7:17:14 PM PDT by Cogadh na Sith (--Scots Gaelic: 'War or Peace'--)
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To: Cogadh na Sith

That's sweet. Although I don't have a mystical tan, I do have a bikini photo which I will post.


9 posted on 09/28/2004 7:18:55 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: Cogadh na Sith

Will a high srchool photo due?


10 posted on 09/28/2004 7:18:58 PM PDT by Raffus
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To: Cats Pajamas
I wonder if this guy uses it..


11 posted on 09/28/2004 7:19:07 PM PDT by Imaverygooddriver ( What`s the difference between Windows XP and John Kerry? Windows XP works once in a while.)
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To: luckodeirish

love your tagline.


12 posted on 09/28/2004 7:19:38 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: Cats Pajamas

The orange Kerry goes nicely with my couch


13 posted on 09/28/2004 7:20:06 PM PDT by woofie (This document was generated in 2004 by a computer)
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To: Raffus

No, not unless you are in high school today having your picture made. I want fresh pictures.


14 posted on 09/28/2004 7:21:07 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: Cats Pajamas

TYVM


15 posted on 09/28/2004 7:21:10 PM PDT by luckodeirish (Providing the Dems with grief therapy since 2000, cash pay only.)
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To: luckodeirish

you got me, TYVM?


16 posted on 09/28/2004 7:22:21 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: Cats Pajamas

http://www.mystictan.com/


17 posted on 09/28/2004 7:22:40 PM PDT by woofie (This document was generated in 2004 by a computer)
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To: Cats Pajamas

Nicely done.


18 posted on 09/28/2004 7:22:44 PM PDT by GailA ( hanoi john, I'm for the death penalty for terrorist, before I impose a moratorium on it.)
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To: Cats Pajamas

Sorry-Thank you very much!


19 posted on 09/28/2004 7:22:49 PM PDT by luckodeirish (Providing the Dems with grief therapy since 2000, cash pay only.)
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To: Cats Pajamas

TYVM = thank you very much


20 posted on 09/28/2004 7:22:49 PM PDT by jim_g_goldwing (Principled... Always Remain Principled)
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To: Cats Pajamas

QT, Quik Tan, was the first sunless ''tanning'' product I was ever aware of...and it turned your skin Orange. Kerry looks like a poster boy for QT.


21 posted on 09/28/2004 7:23:13 PM PDT by elli1
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To: Cats Pajamas

You are going to be very popular on Free Republic.


22 posted on 09/28/2004 7:23:21 PM PDT by speedy
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To: woofie

Woofie, nice to hear from you. You don't know my cousin Woogie do you?


23 posted on 09/28/2004 7:23:22 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: elli1

He looks like he fell into a vat of varnish.


24 posted on 09/28/2004 7:24:54 PM PDT by speedy
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To: jim_g_goldwing

Sorry. You know a blonde moment.


25 posted on 09/28/2004 7:26:17 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: Cats Pajamas
I don't know guys. He claims that it's authentic by virtue of the fact that his skin is still white under his toe rings and star shaped "nipple stickers." He may have a valid argument this time.
26 posted on 09/28/2004 7:26:21 PM PDT by Jaysun (It's getting hard to see through all of the "white out" on my screen.)
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To: Cats Pajamas

No woogies that I know of


MagneTan™ is our patented process that uses the body's natural magnetic properties to attract Mystic Tan Tanning Myst to every exposed surface of the skin. When our exclusive Mystic Tan Tanning Myst passes through the spray nozzles in a Mystic Tan booth, the micro-myst particles are polarized, taking on the characteristics of "tiny magnets." These particles are attracted evenly to the skin to create a smooth, natural-looking tan.


27 posted on 09/28/2004 7:26:33 PM PDT by woofie (This document was generated in 2004 by a computer)
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To: Cats Pajamas

not at all....... FR is acronym city........


28 posted on 09/28/2004 7:27:00 PM PDT by jim_g_goldwing (Principled... Always Remain Principled)
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To: speedy

What do you mean?


29 posted on 09/28/2004 7:27:22 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: Cats Pajamas

He looks like an Oompa loomp.


30 posted on 09/28/2004 7:27:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The economy won't matter if you're dead.)
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To: jim_g_goldwing

Are you in a goldwing club Jim?


31 posted on 09/28/2004 7:29:19 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: Cats Pajamas
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32 posted on 09/28/2004 7:29:32 PM PDT by igoramus987
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To: cripplecreek

He is just so ME TOO, ME TOO. He is just like ALGORE.


33 posted on 09/28/2004 7:30:15 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: Cats Pajamas
This reminds me of Gore's appearance in the 2000 debates all made up, and how everybody was talking about it the next day.

I say this is a bad omen for Kerry.

34 posted on 09/28/2004 7:30:49 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: Cats Pajamas

We're objective journalists here, dn't you know. We want pictures and intimate details. Lots of details.


35 posted on 09/28/2004 7:30:58 PM PDT by JusPasenThru (Why don't you go and doof your own boofen?)
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To: igoramus987

Thanks, am feeling so much more welcome now.


36 posted on 09/28/2004 7:31:39 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: Cats Pajamas
To quote (with artistic license) Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes:

"Why is a Kerry more orange than an orange?"

37 posted on 09/28/2004 7:31:57 PM PDT by SupplySider
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To: woofie

Of course being negatively charged does help too, that's why that tiny electrode is safely and semipainlessly inserted, please note barrier cream must be used at point
of insertion.


38 posted on 09/28/2004 7:32:21 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Cats Pajamas

Yes

Goldwing Road Riders Association (GWRRA)


39 posted on 09/28/2004 7:32:36 PM PDT by jim_g_goldwing (Principled... Always Remain Principled)
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To: elli1
Yep. I don't think Mystic Tan explains F'n having orange skin. I've seen people after Mystic Tan and it produces a very natural-looking tan. My bet is on QT or overzealous application of some kind of make-up. The man is so weird!
40 posted on 09/28/2004 7:33:02 PM PDT by lonevoice (Vast Right Wing Pajama Party)
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To: Cats Pajamas
Dear John; How are things going on the campaign trail?, I hope your well. I thought I would drop you this note to let you know of a great new tanning cream I just found. This stuff works great, and I know you will love it, I've enclosed a large tube for you to try out, apply it "liberally" ha ha.
sincerely; Hillary Clinton
41 posted on 09/28/2004 7:33:07 PM PDT by BOOTSTICK (meet me in Kansas city)
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To: JusPasenThru

I haven't doofed boofens in ages. How did you know? Who told you, that Free Republic, awwww mannnn.


42 posted on 09/28/2004 7:33:20 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: JusPasenThru

I haven't doofed boofens in ages. How did you know? Who told you, that Free Republic, awwww mannnn.


43 posted on 09/28/2004 7:33:21 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: Cats Pajamas
Maybe some make-up gal will apply 100% acetone anhydride that can turn him white? It turns my fingers white. I am in the aerospace industry.

Then she can pour liquid nitrogen on him.

I put some LNO in a coffee cup when I was bored once. Put in a couple of grapes (which I love) into the liquid. You can pick them out with your fingers because your fingers are warm and develop vapor pressure around them that insulates them, momentarily. When you drop those frozen grapes on the floor, they shatter like glass marbles:) They are still at -270C when you pluck them out:) Be very fast:)

Beware of bored guys:)

44 posted on 09/28/2004 7:34:07 PM PDT by BobS
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To: Cats Pajamas

Miraculous what those expensive, exclusive salons can do.


45 posted on 09/28/2004 7:34:48 PM PDT by Ciexyz (At his first crisis, "President" Kerry will sail his Swiftboat to safety, then call Teddy.)
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To: tet68

I wonder if this is the stuff Michael Jackson used


46 posted on 09/28/2004 7:35:15 PM PDT by woofie (This document was generated in 2004 by a computer)
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To: Cats Pajamas

Hey Gang! I found Liveshot Kerry over here!!
47 posted on 09/28/2004 7:35:40 PM PDT by rinkrat (This November, be considerate... Flush the Johns and lower the seat.)
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To: Cats Pajamas
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.

Hmmm, I thought from my chem studies that Di-Hydroxy Acetone always made a person's face seem longer by expanding the jaw area and that it also absorbed into the brain to make a person more wishy-washy in his thoughts? Good luck to comrade Kerry with his use of this chemical!!!!!!!!!!

48 posted on 09/28/2004 7:36:41 PM PDT by eeriegeno
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Is that idiot obvious or what?? He says "I got a tan from playing football" but you can clearly see he has some greasy stuff on his face and one side is lighter than the other. I bet you tomorrow he`ll be back to his usual Lurch dull pasty white pallor.


49 posted on 09/28/2004 7:37:05 PM PDT by Imaverygooddriver ( What`s the difference between Windows XP and John Kerry? Windows XP works once in a while.)
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To: BobS
You can pick them out with your fingers because your fingers are warm and develop vapor pressure around them that insulates them, momentarily.

Dude.

This reminds me of some skit where this college frat guy would drunken boast that he would dip his - well, "grapes" - in anything.

50 posted on 09/28/2004 7:38:22 PM PDT by Palmetto
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