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Tiki Central Forums Bilge Help! Does anyone remember "Man Tan"
Help! Does anyone remember "Man Tan"
HelloTiki
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Joined: Jul 23, 2005
Posts: 440
From: Kailua, Hawaii
Posted: 2008-03-13 10:32 pm   Permalink

Aloha.
There used to be a an artificial skin tanning product called "Man Tan".
If anybody remembers this stuff, I know it's the TC crowd.
I need the info for a book.
Mahalo!
Hellotiki


 
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HelloTiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 23, 2005
Posts: 440
From: Kailua, Hawaii
Posted: 2008-03-13 11:41 pm   Permalink

from a Time magazine article:
"Regimen's Andre is currently riding the crest of another new fad of his own creation : Man-Tan, a colorless lotion costing $3 for a four-ounce bottle that by means of a chemical reaction on skin changes the color to a yellow or a reddish brown, withstands repeated washing. Andre worked for years on a Man-Tan formula, writing herb gardens all over the world for ideas. He claims he finally found the answer in a 1920s medical journal describing experiments with dihydroxyacetone, a chemical that doctors once used in the treatment of diabetes. The article noted that patients who swallowed dihydroxyacetone developed stained teeth. So Andre tried the chemical, and Man-Tan was the result. So successful has it proved (6,000,000 bottles sold in six months, worth $20 million retail) that it has spawned a host of cosmetic competitors: Tan-O-Rama, Magic Tan, Tanfastic, Tansation and Q.T."

(you're welcome Mr.Hellotiki)


 
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