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Sun 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate
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0.5 fl. oz. for $18
Category:Skin Care > Self-Tanners
Last Updated:09.09.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Sun 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate allows you to turn any facial or body moisturizer into a self-tanner. And, best of all, you can easily control how much color you get by adjusting the amount you mix per use. This self-tanner contains a very high amount of dihydroxyacetone (DHA), the ingredient used in almost all self-tanners to turn skin tan without a ray of sunlight. Along with DHA, this easy-to-use product also contains the slower-acting self-tanning ingredient erythrulose. The color from the DHA begins to show in as little as one hour (and continues to develop for several more hours) while the color from the erythrulose develops more slowly, so you'll get prolonged color.

This fragrance-free self-tanning concentrate is suitable for all skin types and is also suitable for breakout-prone or rosacea-affected skin. The potent antioxidant troxreutin defends skin against free-radical damage, making this one of the few self-tanners that offers more than just color. A little of this concentrate goes a long way, and the convenience of being able to mix this with the moisturizer you like best makes it worth strong consideration by anyone who wants to look tan without exposing their skin to the sun's harmful rays (or, for that matter, the even more harmful rays from a tanning bed).

Pros:
  • Turns any facial or body moisturizer into a self-tanner.
  • Easy to use.
  • Fragrance-free formula contains a potent antioxidant to defend skin against free radicals.
  • Great value; a little goes a long way!
  • Provides a natural-looking, long-lasting tan without exposing skin to damaging UV light.
Cons:
  • None.
Claims

Innovative formula turns any face or body moisturizer into a self-tanner; Super-concentrated formula allows you to easily control how much color you get; Provides a perfect, even tan without exposing skin to the sun’s aging UV rays; Long-lasting, odor-free formula—no telltale self-tanner smell!; Formulated for use on the face and body; Water-light formula mixes easily with your favorite body cream, lotion, or facial moisturizer; 100% fragrance-free.

Ingredients

Water, Dihydroxyacetone (self-tanning agent), Troxerutin (antioxidant flavonoid/skin-conditioning agent), Methylpropanediol (penetration enhancer) Dimethyl Isosorbide (solvent), Dimethicone (silicone slip agent), Erythrulose (self-tanning agent), PPG-2 Isoceteth-20 Acetate (emulsifier), Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyacrylate-13 (film-forming agents), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Xanthan Gum, Carbomer (thickeners), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate (preservatives), Polyisobutene (thickener), Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide (stabilizers), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Brand Overview

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance

Strengths: Fragrance-free products; all products formulated based on extensive published research on how ingredients can benefit skin; uniquely formulated AHA and BHA products; effective skin-lightening options; gentle cleansers; toners that go beyond the norm; all sunscreens provide broad spectrum protection (including UVA-screening ingredients); proven anti-acne products; antioxidant-rich serums and moisturizers; anti-aging products that work as claimed; gentle yet effective natural products; most foundations provides sun protection and come in a range of neutral colors; unique brow products; on-the-go teeth whitener; lipstick with sunscreen; impressive, reasonably priced makeup brushes; samples are available for most products.

Weaknesses: Does not offer a complete collection of makeup; makeup shade range isn’t as extensive for darker skin tones; limited concealer options.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products. Like most of us, she was fed up with products that overpromised results, cost a lot of money, and failed to deliver—or made matters worse!

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable. From acne to wrinkles, oily skin, rosacea, large pores, eczema, redness, sagging, dry skin, and on and on, Paula's Choice offers a solution.

Paula's Choice Skincare stands apart from other cosmetics brands. The formulas contain only ingredients that have substantiated, published research showing they are beneficial and effective—so you get visible results. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down (unlike jar packaging, which compromises what might otherwise be an effective formula). The line is also 100% fragrance-free, which is best for all skin types, especially for those with sensitive skin or rosacea.

From cleansers to broad-spectrum sunscreens to anti-aging serums to specialized treatments, Paula's Choice Skincare has you covered from head to toe with innovative, state-of-the-art products. The brand also offers professional-quality makeup products including concealer, foundation, eyeshadow, lipstick, and more. (Paula started out as a makeup artist so she definitely knows her way around a face!)

Paula's Choice Skincare does not test on animals and also takes an environmentally friendly approach by featuring minimalist, recyclable packaging. Another plus—the Customer Service team is among the best in the industry, offering a "100% satisfaction or your money back" guarantee.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

Why are all Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedia's criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

About the Experts

The new Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains the commitment to help you find the best products possible for your skin. We do this by relentlessly pursuing and relying on published scientific research so you will have unbiased information on what works and what doesn't-and the sneaky ways you could be making your skin worse, not better!


The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same research, criteria, and objectivity, whether the product being reviewed is from Paula's Choice or another brand.

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07.06.2015
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If you enjoy mixing up stuff, like the 15% vitamin C booster, this is the self-tanner for you.Start with some kind of dish or saucer for the mixing. It's worked for me in a very fragrant body lotion that covers the DHA smell, and mixed into an antioxidant serum to put on my face. BTW you can do much more convincing contouring with a self-tanner than with a dirty-looking powder.

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