Get the Jersey Shore tan with Pauly D's new line for Devoted
There is great debate over which tanning lotions are the best, which are really worth the money, which get you the best color...etc. I've been tanning since I was 15 years old. I've tried almost every lotion out there, and can firmly tell you that YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! Want a lotion that will get you a nice, deep, NATURAL bronze color? Don't want to look like an Oompa Loompa? Then don't buy the $20 walmart bronzing lotion. Want your skin to feel moisturized? again...the cheap stuff isn't going to cut it. I always tell people to think of their indoor tanning lotion the same way they think of skin care. You only have one skin for the rest of your life, it's worth spending money to take care of it. People will spend $1,000+ on face products, but can't see the value in an $80 bottle of lotion that will help nourish and protect your skin. I think the best thing we can do is educate ourselves on the benefits and drawbacks of different indoor tanning products so that we can give accurate descriptions to customers and find something that will fit their needs, while being able to express to them the value in the product. With that in mind, here are my top picks for 2012...so far.
Anything Goes by Devoted
100xxx bronzer? yes please. This lotion has their BodyFit and RevitaFit technology to firm and tone the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. It is also contains an anti aging formula and their FreshTek to ensure that you smell awesome after your tan!
22x's bronzer with Ultra Pure DHA and Erythrulose gives you noticeably darker skin after just one tanning session. This lotion also contains amino acids to help maintain your tan and nourish your skin! Combined with SunStay technology and a fresh citrus scent, I think this is a great lotion!
BombShell 100XX Bonzer (Tingle lotion)
I have personal experience with this lotion. It's tingle factor is insane! It contains White Tea Extract, Soy, and CoQ10 and has a kiwi watermelon fragrance. Tingle lotions work by dilating the small surface blood vessels in your skin so that the blood rushes to the surface and oxygenates your skin cells to help them tan better than ever! Most use Niacin or a niacin based compound, and this is what causes the "tingle" feeling. It is harmless, but should only be used by advanced tanners.
DC Forever Black
I love love love this lotion. It gets you super dark in just one session. After a week of using this lotion, I looked like I had been living in Jamaica for a few months! Its silicone based, contains Acai Oil and Ceraminde2 moisture barrier. Your skin feels super soft and moisturized after your tanning session. The scent is "alluring amber" so it's good for both men & women because it isn't a floral smell.
This is a 'warming' lotion, but not a tingle. I love the way this makes my skin feel...kind of like a cozy blanket. Every time I tan with this, I end up napping during my session because i'm so warm. It has a pretty great bronzer in it too, and smells like fruit punch. It has volcanic minerals and all kinds of other good stuff to ensure nourished, refreshed skin with every tan.
Pauly D: The After Party
I haven't used this, but I love Jersey Shore AND Pauly D. So...it can't be bad. I don't think someone who's whole persona is based on his perfect tan would put his name behind a less than stellar tanning lotion. It contains Matrixyl anti aging compound, RevitaFit for skin toning, and multiple tanning accelerators to ensure ultra dark color out of each session. The scent is "iced berry". I can't wait to try it!
The prices of lotion vary by salon, but just always keep in mind, you pay premium price for premium results.