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The only time I used a tan accelerator I got a lovely deep tan quite quickly , much quicker than normal and it lasted alot longer as well. I think it was an elemis one. I definitely think that they work, there was such a marked difference. Also I don't think that they would be able to advertise that the accelerators stimulate melanin production if they didn't.
I used the Elemis one too and don't recall a huge difference, maybe just a small difference. I'd recommend using an aftersun containing self-tan which is a low risk way of getting a bit of colour before holiday.
i had a big bottle of gatineau a few years ago. it was an excellent moisturiser and my tan seemed to last for ages (IIRC i did have several sunny weekends in france and italy that year though which is probably why).
Hmm, I want to believe it works... Not feeling the new St Tropez shower stuff, it's way too expensive for what it does so I was hoping for a safer real tan instead. Might check out the elemis one thanks guys