Monday, June 29, 2009

Au Courant Eclipse - Au Brilliant

Au Brilliant - The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 13, 2009


BEAUTY BAZAAR: I knew it wasn’t going to be straightforward, asking smarty pants sister which products she wanted to test for me during her Canadian holiday. I knew that she would ask for something specific and difficult, and she did.

“What I’d really like is something that protects me from the sun and is also a self-tanner.” I mentally scanned my sun creams box. Sun protection, gradual tanners, after-sun creams with tan enhancers to beat the band, but not one product which had her required combination. My investigations were leading nowhere, until the Au Courant range landed on my desk. Its celebrity following made me want to test it out straight away, and the results are incredibly natural if you like a subtle, non-golden shade. So full marks there, but honours for their Eclipse product (€28.50), which is apparently the world’s first bronzing Sun Block SPF 20. The built-in bronzer gives colour while also protecting you from the sun. It can also be used on the face and is waterproof.

This article appears in the print edition of the Irish Times

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Au Courant featured on online beauty resource

 is one of Ireland's premier online beauty resources for Irish women.

Tanfastic: Au Courant Instant Sunless Tanning Lotion by Cathyfly, June 18th, 2009

"As I drifted off to sleep, nostrils filled with the waft of banana-y goodness, I wondered what ethnicity I would be upon waking up the next morning. When I showered off the muck, I was delighted to find myself a lovely light, even golden colour. Not a trace of Oompa Loompa in sight. I had a wedding to go to, so did another application the next night to get me to the desired tan I wanted for the baring of skin in a fancy frock.

It lasted really well (four days) and wore off evenly. It’s not a quick and easy sort of tan, but it’s worth putting the effort in to get the quality result. I used the Sunless Tanning Lotion but there are also other formulations available including mousses and sprays."

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Au Courant feature in The Observer

The beauty Q&A: Expert Kathy Phillips on which self-tan product is best.

This article was first published on at 00.01 BST on Sunday 10 May 2009. It appeared in the Observer on Sunday 10 May 2009 on p45 of the Features section.

Q: I have very, very pale skin. Can you recommend any products (such as bronzers or fake tans) that will give me a natural-looking tan?

A: Are you pale with the freckled skin of a redhead, or very blonde and fair (skin type 1 or 2)? It is much more difficult for pale skins to get a good tan because your skin just is not programmed to tan easily, real or fake. That said, I have a girlfriend with fair and freckled skin who likes Au Courant Sunless Instant Tanning Spray (£24.99 for 180ml,

LifeStyle Blogger Reviews Au Courant

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User review of Au Courant vs Neutrogena from the Net.

Au Courant Instant Sunless Tanning Spray goes on so easily and dries almost instantly. It smells of yummy bananas and did not leave oddly shaped blotches across my body! The color was even and my skin felt good. It took a few hours longer to start to see a change in shade on my skin than the first product but when it did begin to come up it looked very even and natural. I looked tanned and healthy, and I did not have to visit a tanning bed or lay in the sun to do it.

I did like Au Courant Sunless Tanning Spray better than Neutrogena Sunless Tanning Spray because of its more natural shade. The fact that Au Courant goes on at a slightly brown tiny made it easier to see where I had applied it and what spots I missed but the fact the it dried so quickly made it hard to judge how well it had set and if another later need to be applied.

As far as the spray-on went Au Courant was heads and tails above Neutrogena - no questions

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Au Courant feature in TV Now Magazine

TV Now is an Irish magazine containing a television guide, interviews with television stars and other television-related items. Featured Saturday June 13, 2009

"Loved so much by TV and Movie Professionals"

Monday, June 15, 2009

Au Courant feature in The Evening Herald

Newspaper The Evening Herald Life & style section :

"What you need to know about fake tans."

It's just landed on our shores, promises great things.
Au Courant Instant Sunless Tanning Spray, €28.75, can be bought online at

Au Courant feature in U Magazine

U Magazine Monday June 22, 2009

Achieve the perfect summer glow without so much as a hint of sun."

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