What is Tan Physics?
Numerous health studies claim that tanning provides an enhanced appearance, an improved mood, and an increase in the amount of vitamin D in the body. Furthermore, the Indoor Tanning Association believes that “catching a few rays may extend your life”. Exposure to sunlight has been linked to elevated energy and enhanced mood which is probably associated with the belief that tanning makes a person look better. What if one could achieve all this without even having to leave home? That is what a relatively new product named Tan Physics promises to help you accomplish. However and unfortunately, in practice, it is not as good as it may sound. The following review explains why.
Tan Physics overview
Tan Physics is a radical sunless tanner system which, according to the manufacturer, can produce a great tan, along with reducing wrinkles and fine lines. While there are a thousands of skin lotions that help enhance sun-tanning, this one is without doubt one of its kind as according to the producers, it can provide the required tan without even requiring the slightest exposure to sunlight, eliminating all the risks associated with harmful ultra-violet rays, as well as decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and skin lines. It is made up of natural products and can be applied throughout the whole body.
As per the manufacturer, Tan Physics was specifically designed for working women who do not have the spare time for sunbathing. After all, everyone deserves a flawless beautiful skin.
The product has been formulated to reduce the visible signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, and a droopy face. It promises to improve the skin texture and color by nourishing, replenishing, and hydrating the skin.
Ingredients in Tan Physics
While Tan Physics contains a number of natural ingredients like argan oil, soybean oil, tocopheryl acetate, dihydroxyacetone, caramel, caprylic triglyceride, mandarin orange peel extract, aloe barbadensis gel, retinyl palmitate, and caprylic triglyceride, there are a few chemically made compounds as well about which there hasn’t been much information provided in terms of their concentration.
The following are the main ingredients of Tan Physics along with a few of their properties:
- Argan Oil
Argan oil is used in many skin care products. It is rich in vitamin E and provides antioxidants to help moisturize the skin and reduce wrinkles.
- Coconut Oil
Like argan oil, coconut oil is a rich source of vitamin E and antioxidants and has similar benefits to argan oil, as well as anti-aging properties. It is capable of removing numerous toxic elements both from the surface of the skin as well as from beneath. Known as an ancient remedy for centuries, it is now being extensively used in modern day skin care products as well. As a matter of fact, coconut oil is used in more than 90% of all skin care products.
Matrixyl is a peptide and another anti-aging compound that stimulates collagen production and skin improvement. The active portion responsible for improving the skin’s appearance is a micro-collagen. Unlike most other peptides, the effects of Matrixyl are long-lasting. It also does an impressive job in repairing skin damages.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is one of the best medicinal plants with a wide range of uses. It is known to serve as an excellent hydrating agent and plays the role of a moisturizer for the skin. Not to forget, it is the first thing people search for after catching a sunburn. Additionally, Aloe Vera is known to reduce the visibility of stretch marks, treat acne, provide relief from burns, accelerate the process of healing, fight skin infections, lessen the visibility of blemishes, as well as decelerate the aging of the skin.
- Hydrolyzed Collagen
This collagen helps to revive and restore the elasticity of the skin caused by the aging tissues. It also helps in replacing the dead skin cells. However, it is a questionable component. While it is necessary for the regeneration of the skin, collagen from a bottle will not easily infuse with collagen inside the skin. These molecules are considerably large to penetrate through the skin. Even if they do, they wouldn’t be capable of differentiating between healthy and damaged collagen.
- Dihydroxyacetone (DHA)
DHA is a component responsible for darkening the skin by reacting with the amino acids present in it. The higher the content of DHA – the browner will it make the skin. It is present in almost all tanning products. However, The FDA (Food and Drug Administration of the US) permits only a concentration between 1 and 15 percent of this component. The producers do not mention the concentration of DHA present in Tan Physics, which makes it difficult to gauge how much should one apply for the desired skin tone.
Working of Tan Physics
According to the creators, Tan Physics contains naturally obtained sugar-based ingredients that are specially formulated to provide an even and long-lasting tan. The product has been developed, according to what the manufacturer calls – Formula 12 that enhances skin complexions and works perfectly with most skin types. It also contains tan intensifying peptides, caramel, amino acids, and fruit extracts that further enhance the depth of the tan and the tone of your skin. It is a safe and easy-to-apply lotion.
Pros of Using Tan Physics
- Tan physics is said to have a considerably high content of natural sugar-based tanning ingredients which should provide long-lasting tans.
- Rich in amino acids and fruit extracts that boost the quality of the skin and enhance its natural color.
- Doesn’t require any exposure to sunlight
- Dries very quickly
Cons of Using Tan Physics
- Like most sun-tan enhancing creams, Tan Physics does not have the best odor, many claiming it to be similar to a kitchen cleaner. For something which must be applied to the whole body, this might be a huge deal breaker.
- For most people, it provides little to no effect.
- Doesn’t perform as well as many other self-tanners in the market.
- Relatively expensive when compared to other self-tanners.
How to use Tan Physics
For best results, it is essential to clean the skin and make it as exfoliated and smooth as possible to allow the Tan Physics lotion easily penetrate into it.
The next step would be to dry the skin completely. Make sure you remove all accessories you might be wearing to produce an even tan.
Apply the lotion in a circular motion making sure not to miss any region where you would like to see a tan. Press firmly into the skin while messaging your body.
Let the lotion soak into the skin. Allow it to rest for 10-15 minutes until it penetrates and dries off completely.
Depending on your skin tone, you should be able to notice a change within 6-24 hours
Avoid showering, sweating, or damping the skin in any way till the next 6-8 hours.
Tan Physics Reviews
While there aren’t many official complaints against Tan Physics, there indeed are many negative consumer reviews with many stating that the product doesn’t do anything. There also have been reports that the manufacturer does not cater to the 3-month money-back guarantee.
Please remember that all of us are different. While the potency of any skin care product depends on many factors, an individual’s skin type is what is most important. This is something that must be kept in mind when studying skin care products based solely on customer reviews and judgments. Having said this, there have been a few people (and by few, we mean almost none) that have claimed that Tan Physics indeed does what it promises to do.
While it doesn’t really help in achieving a much darker skin, it does, however, produce a very light and even bronzed texture. For the cost, however, it would be better to buy a rather conventional self-tanner.
Where can I buy Tan Physics?
Tan Physics is available on most online-retail stores. You can also order it from the official website: http://tanphysics.com/
However, the 8 oz. bottle costs a whopping $29.95 along with an equally ridiculous $9.99 shipping fee that makes it around $40 for a single bottle. You are also given the choice of ordering 2, 3 or 5-month bottle supplies for $49.99, $69.99, and $99.99. In addition, you would find it relatively hard to get this product in a retail store as the manufacturer prefers selling it online.
The verdict on Tan Physics
While there are a lot of negative reviews about Tan Physics, there certainly is some scope for development. The idea of a self-tanner simultaneously functioning as a wrinkle and face line improver, on its own is quite impressive and innovative. There undoubtedly is, and will always be a demand for a revolutionary product like this one if done right! However, as of now, it’s not worth spending so much money on something that doesn’t even compete well with what has already been in the market for decades.
Thomas Matthys a former world-class track & field athlete and the founder of Swol Headquarters. He graduated from the University of Fordham with a Master’s degree in Science. Matthys is a certified sports nutritionist and personal coach of several professional athletes. Matthys has been involved in various clinical studies within Track & Field including one on the factors associated with muscle recovery and HIIT.