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2010 Luminary Tanning Lotion Black Label by Designer Skin Review | Promotes A Natural Golden Tan

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Luminary BronzerLuminary 25x Black Label is a lotion designed for sun bed use. This lotion is new to 2010 and is voted by users to be one of the best tanners to provide the darkest most natural looking tans.

According to Black Label the revolutionary L.E.D.TM complex works as a multifunctional system to help combat free radical aggressors and boost skins overall tone, elasticity and appearance.

It also contains soft Celestial Stardust, which helps to filter the light letting just the right amount onto the skin to give it a natural luminosity.

The lotion has a therapeutic essence of sweet champagne fizz which seems to prove very popular with most of the users.

Users Conclusions

I have gathered the information below from the opinions of the people using the tanning lotion.


  • Smells nice
  • Provides a natural color
  • Fast acting
  • Moisturizing
  • Nice light up bottle


  • Very pricey
  • Not much better than the cheaper brands

To Sum Up

Luminary 25x black label is pretty well known among you bronzed ladies or even those of you that want to get bronzed.

Most of the users think this tanning lotion is the holy grail of tanning lotions as they say it gives natural color fast. The golden ladies also relish the perfumed fragrance as most other tanners smell fruity.

However, there are some users who think it doesn't really work any better than cheaper brands.

It is quite pricey at $45.99 special price, it usually costs $120 for a 13.5oz bottle. Personally that is over my budget but it has very good reviews so could be worth a try if you can spare the cash.

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Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel Review | Non Oily Natural All Over Light Weight Tanner

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Clarins Self Tanning LotionClarins Self Tanning Instant Gel designed to provide a natural glow with its light weight non oily formula.

It should absorb instantly, so you shouldn't have to wait before dressing and its suitable to use all over the face and body. You should see results in about 2 hours after application.

I don't know about you but I'm a little weiry of self tanners, all the ones I have tried make me look orange! I think it is harder for me and other pale girls to find a natural self tanner, it just is so obvious its fake when applied to pure white skin.

Users Conclusions


  • No patches
  • Moisturizing
  • Clear gel
  • No orange color
  • Natural
  • A little goes a long way


  • Weird smell
  • Expensive


For best results with any self tanner always exfoliate and moisturize before application. Then there will be less chance of horrid dry patches becoming darker than the rest of your skin.


DHA & Erythrulose: promotes a natural tan, Larrea Divaricata extract: prolongs tan.

To Sum Up

Most users have found it created a natural looking tan for them. The only disadvantages they spoke of was that it smells a bit weird and is expensive at $32.50 for a 4.4 oz tube. Personally I don't think it is that over priced especially if it actually gives a natural tan.

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California North Titanium Self Tanner Review | Pina Colada Fragranced Natural All Over Tanning Cream

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

California-North-Titanium-Self-TannerCalifornia North Titanium Self Tanner is designed to give a light natural tan for the body and face. It has a pina-colada fragrance and you doesn't need sun exposure to develop color.

I personally wouldn't want to walk around smelling of a cocktail but each to their own. One good thing about this tanner is that it starts off quite light, if a darker color is desired you just need to reapply a couple more times or until desired color is reached.

Directions for use

It's very important to exfoliate before using any self tanner, it helps glide on to the skin more smoothly. Apply liberally to the face and body twice to get the best results and to make sure there are no patches. If you want to maintain the color apply every 2 days or daily to build up color. Wait at least 2 hours after applying before water exposure.

Below is a list I have compiled of users opinions:


  • Natural color
  • No odor
  • Easy to apply
  • Fades naturally
  • Doesn't clog pores
  • No streaks


  • May not to good for sensative skin ( A couple of users found it irritating).


Aqua (Water), Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Safflower Oil, Dihydroxyacetone, Sesame Oil, Cyclomethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Potato Starch, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Benzophenone-3, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Methyl Glyceth-20, Fragrance, Allantoin, Methylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide, Propylparaben, Sambucus Nigra, Arnica Montana, Althea Officinalis, Cucumber Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Extract, Propylene Glycol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Roscarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbandensis Leaf Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Cholecalciferol.

To Sum Up

California North Titanium Self Tanner is a big hit amoung the users. They found it easy to use and gave a natural non streaky tan. There are a couple people who found it a little irritating for their sensitivity levels. Just ckeck the ingredients first if you decide to buy. It is average-high on the price front at $49, but that is for a 16 oz bottle, so you do get a good amount of product.

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