Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Cool New Twist For Tanning Eyewear

As we all know, tanning eyewear is a necessity for anyone looking to protect their vision while attaining a perfect tan. But why tan boring? Tanning goggles have been around in one for or another for decades with little changes. A little change here or there and a few new colors but overall not much has changed. That is until now! Fashion Podz, considered "a stylish twist on the traditional tanning goggle" is a fashion eyewear collection that offers a variety of fun designs to highlight your personality while you tan. Whether you want a zebra stripe or a polka dot, Podz has something for you. Lotion Source is the only place to find these tanning fashion icons and actually be able to choose your design.

Monday, May 23, 2011

eXtremely Confusing?

Tingle Tanning

Ever since the birth of the "tingle" tanning lotion in the early nineties, logically thinking folks have tried to make sense of the labeling and in particular the levels placed there by the lotion companies. There is no "Tingle Regulation" that would set a industry wide rating system so it is left up to each company to come up with their own.

Tingle products are primarily created using a chemical called nicotinate, similar to niacin which causes an increase in circulation to the area in which it is applied. This causes a mild to intense warming and reddening of the skin which typically fades within 20-40 minutes after application. With continued usage the skin becomes less sensitive to the tingle factor and it becomes necessary to step up to a higher tingle factor.

The original tingle products called "Swedish Beauty" were manufactured in Arizona by John Abate International.  Later the Swedish Beauty brand changed hands and it is now owned by another large lotion company.

Not long after being released on the U.S. market, John Abate's lotion line skyrocketed to the top as people learned of these tingle tanning products. Slowly, all of the other lotion companies realized they needed to offer tingle products for their customers as well.

Originally John Abate International offered a single product simply called "Accelerator" and a product with less tingle for those with "Sensitive" skin. There was no designation of tingle strength as of yet. This was later replaced with their Tingle Level 1 and 2 and then followed by stronger products with a 3 and finally Tingle Factor 4 products.

To most people this is a pretty simple system. Tingle factors 1-4 with four being the strongest available and only for advanced tingle users. This is where the simplicity ends and the confusion begins.

Next Generation

Seeing the benefits of skin stimulation in tanning, Skincare By Hoss released Outlaw Tanning Lotion with what they nicknamed the "Stolen Tingle." This product has sold thousands of bottles over the years and is still produced today in it's various forms.

Nearly every other lotion company followed with their own versions of tingle tanning lotions. Today some of the other popular brands include Most, Ultimate and Brown Sugar who each have very popular tingle tanning lotions.

Originally Skincare By Hoss expanded their Outlaw line by releasing Outlaw 5x, meaning 5 times the tingle factor, followed by 6x the year after that. John Abate came back with Tingle Factor 2+ and then 3, 3+ and finally 4. Obviously these numbers mean different things at the different companies. John Abate's tingle factor 4 is similar in strength to Hoss Sauce's 6x, or 6 times the tingle.

The other companies also came out with many products that had their own rating system. Consumers were bombarded with everything from 200x up to 9000. One company's 9000 may not be as strong as another's 200x which may or may not be as strong as someone else's 6x.

Companies like Skincare By Hoss added expensive skin care ingredients to their newer hotter products like best seller Outlaw 6xxx and Outlaw Red Hot Maxx and basically stepped out of the high number race. They focused instead on the customers needs rather than the number system.

In the end, the only way to know how hot a product might be, is to test it on your own skin. We recommend testing on a small patch on your arm and waiting 5 minutes or so. This will keep you from being surprised by an intense product after applying to your whole body.

If you haven't used a tingle tanning lotion before than start with a lesser strength and work up to the hotter ones. You and your tan will thank you for it.

Generation 2.0

Outlaw has long been the standard bearer for tingle tanning. Many consider the Outlaw Red Hot Maxxx to be the strongest or hottest tingle every created. In 2011 Skincare By Hoss released the next generation of Outlaw Tingle with a new product called "SONS OF OUTLAW 99xxx WTF" or Wild Tingle Formula. This new fiery hot lotion promises to take tingle lovers to a whole new dimension of hot tanning bliss. This one is HOT, don't say we didn't warn you!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Introducing Kardashian Glamour Tan!

That's right! Kim, Kourtney and Khloe have a sunless tanning gel that will give you that dark bronze Kardashian tan. Kardashian Glamour Tan Self-Tanning Gel "It’s the best tanning product I’ve ever used. I’m really obsessive about my skin" Klhoe Kardashian said in an announcement, "This is really exciting for me and my sisters and we sincerely hope you’ll give Glamour Tan a shot."

Now you too can discover the secret of the Kardashian's fabulous bronze tan. Kardashian Glamour Tan Self-Tanning Gel produces a natural sun-kissed look while proving your skin with natural Vitamin D. Glamour Tan also features an easy Application with moisturizing clear gel leaving your skin hydrated.

So far the reviews have come back very positive. Lotion Source has a large selection of the finest tanning products on the market. We are very pleased with this new sunless tanning gel.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

We Have A Winner!

Congratulations to JACOB HAMAKER on winning the drawing for the Hot Tools Pink Dragon 1875w Hair Dryer (retail $130).

Monday, May 2, 2011

Spotlight On Brand: Hempz

Discover the Miracle of Hempz. Learn why all Hempz Body Care products contain 100% Pure Organic Hemp Seed Oil and how it heals, renews and improves the condition of skin.

All Hempz products contain Pure Organic Hemp Seed Oil, one of nature's richest sources of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), nutrients and vitamins that protect and condition the skin. Every product is formulated to heal and renew skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Hemp Seeds are rich in Vitamins E, C, B1, B2, B3 and B6. They contain about 25% protein, 30% carbohydrates, 15% nutrients, 15% key minerals and 15% fiber. Hemp is one of the best sources of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), with a perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Linoleic Acids, and contains 9 Key Amino Acids.

Hemp has been used for thousands of years to make a variety of items, including paper, rope, medicines and ships’ sails. In today’s eco-conscious landscape, Hemp is more prevalent than ever. It is a key ingredient in products for hair care and skin care. Hemp also is used for many other applications such as textiles, food, clothing and biodiesel fuel. Industrial Hemp has no illegal uses and is cultivated for commercial use throughout most of the world. It contains no THC.

Hemp is one of Earth’s most renewable resources, able to produce a full harvest within 120 days without the need for fertilizers or pesticides. That makes it perfect for today’s trend toward a healthy, green lifestyle.

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