There are no toxic chemicals in other self-tanners so you can ignore MyChelle’s misguided claim that theirs is the only safe self-tanner, not to mention that this self-tanner is not all natural. If anything, this self-tanner ends up being the unsafe option because it contains several citrus oils that can cause a phototoxic reaction when skin is exposed to sunlight (Source: www.naturaldatabase.com). Given that this self-tanner includes the same ingredients to turn skin color that countless other self-tanners contain, there’s no reason to risk irritation and other problems for skin or to spend this much money on this one.
Get the dark tan you desire without exposing your skin to the sun’s UV rays, dangerous tanning beds or toxic chemicals from other sunless tanners. MyChelle’s Del Sol is a beautiful self tanning formula that may be mixed with your favorite body lotion for a gradual tan or used straight out of the tube for a more rapid self tan.
Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dihydroxyacetone, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Glycerin, Erythrulose, Glyceryl Monostearate , Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Dioctyl Ether, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Panthenol , Allantoin, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Citrus Racemosa (White Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Fructooligosaccharides (D-Beta), Tyrosine , Citric Acid, Vanilla Planifolia Oil, Xanthangum, Potassium Sorbate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Flavor, Limonene, Linalool, Citral
Colorado-based MyChelle is sold in many health food, specialty supplement and vitamin shops, and spas. It was started by Myra Michelle Eby, an entrepreneur whose background includes years working in the natural products industry. Eby's background was mostly in sales and she translated that talent into creating MyChelle.
Like many lines that heavily emphasize natural ingredients, MyChelle spurns synthetic ingredients as always being bad or toxic. The company's catalog provides an ingredient dictionary that glorifies every natural ingredient they use as having multiple benefits for skin, but it leaves out any of the negative research proving that many plant (i.e., natural) extracts can have a negative effect on skin. Once again consumers are being fed a pipe dream that a natural product is the answer to their skin-care concerns. Depending on the MyChelle product you choose, you could be putting your skin at considerable risk for irritation, free-radical damage, and potentially phototoxic reactions when skin is exposed to sunlight. As is often the case with new skin-care companies promising the world, MyChelle has over a dozen moisturizers and serums proclaiming their lifting antiwrinkle properties, but it sells only one sunscreen, which they identify as being for the body not the face. None of that adds up to great skin care.
Ironically, while MyChelle products have lots of missteps, many of the products also contain several proven beneficial ingredients for skin alongside the irritating ones. Antioxidants, retinol, peptides, and skin-identical ingredients are often included, but when these great ingredients are mixed with ingredients that cause irritation, destroy skin cells, and cause collagen breakdown, they are fighting an uphill battle to provide your skin with any benefit.
Please don't misunderstand: we're all for natural as long as it doesn't make matters worse for skin, but that's simply not the case with the majority of products in this line. As for the "Dermaceuticals" portion of the name, well, that's just one more meaningless marketing term to look past, as there is nothing dermatologic or pharmaceutical about any of these products.
For more information about MyChelle Dermaceuticals, call (800) 447-2076 or visit www.mychelle.com.