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05. 14. 2009

Coming soon... fake tan without the smell (thank goodness!)


I think the news has finally gotten out that tanning (even if you use an SPF and don't burn) is really bad for the skin and can cause cancer. (Right?) That makes fake tan the only viable option for adding a bit of pre-beach color to your look. But oh man... that SMELL. Only old-style depilatory creams have a worse stink, but the fake tan one lasts longer, as it's the chemicals causing the smell which make the tan sink in.

Thankfully, the tan fans among us may not need to put up with that rancid odor much longer.

New Scientist reports that researchers in Bishop's Stortford, UK have found a way to capture the molecules causing the smell and neutralize them by making larger modules which appear less smelly.

Apparently, "professional sniffers reported a 70 per cent reduction in their perception of the unpleasant smell on users' skin". (Wouldn't you love to do that job?)

Look out for Aromaguard technology if you want a less stinky tanning experience in future: San Tropez is the first brand to incorporate it into their products.

Posted by Diane    Category: body
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