Saturday, November 20, 2010

Au Courant Instant Sunless Tanning as used on The Lying Game

Emmy Award Winning Make-up Artist Julie Socash (X-Files, Ghost Whisperer, Spin City) has informed us Au Courant Instant Sunless Tanning Spray and Eclipse is being utilized on the production set of the "The Lying Game".

Warner Horizon and Alloy Entertainment have begun production on a new scripted series pilot for ABC Family that centers on twin identical sisters separated at birth - one rich and one poor. When the rich one goes missing the poor sister sets out to find her.

Alexandra Chando plays dual lead roles of Emma and her twin sister Sutton. Chando is best known for the role of Maddie Coleman on "As the World Turns" and the role of Deb in Warner Horizon Television's "Rockville CA."

Charles Pratt, Jr. is the writer/executive producer on the pilot based on the upcoming novel by "Pretty Little Liars" author Sara Shepard. In January 2010, Shepard announced that her next series would be another thriller novel series called "The Lying Game" about twin sisters separated at birth.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Au Courant :: Irish Times September 2010

Make up artist Leonard Daly from QUEEN Recomends Au Courant sunless tanning a beautiful glow for your Debs !
Irish Times September 2010

"If you absolutely have to tan, pick one that is not too dark, such as Au Courant (€36.95). "

Leonard Daly: 087-2307734. Kevyn Aucoin and Au Courant products available at Queen Beauty Emporium,

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Au Courant featured in Dermascope Magazine

Au Courant Instant Tanning Mousse featured in Dermascope Magazine.
Dermascope is The Official publication of the International Aesthetics Association.

Au Cournat Natural-Looking Sunless Tan


If I haven't already made it abundantly clear, I am pale, pale, pale. I mean, almost translucent. With my fantastic translucency comes the impossible task of finding a sunless tanner that doesn't make me look ridiculous and, well, I am happy to report it has been found (and it works even better on my friends who tried it and are a bit darker than me). Au Courant Instant Sunless Tanning lotion comes out black from the bottle (strange, I know), but it does help to keep you in check as to where you've slathered the stuff. The smell isn't offensive (you know some of those self-tanners that are so nasty you want to apply the stuff outside the house), and the lotion goes on smoothly, which I think is why this stuff looks so natural on my skin. I only went with one layer, but my friends who are a bit darker than me applied a few layers and there was no orange on any of us. It's pricey at $30.00, but when it comes to natural-looking color, I'd spend a fortune. Nothing is worse than being orange. Actually, scratch that - the worst would be orange skin and Sun-In damaged hair. Eek, I just cringed.

Au Courant's founder shares these great self-tanning tips (to help even a pale, novice like me):

  • Exfoliate from head to toe! “It’s best to exfoliate before you tan to ensure that your skin is smooth and even for a flawless application,” said Au Courant’s Sue Horrell. “Use our Ultra-Nourishing Face & Body Polish for a moisturizing exfoliation pre-tan.”
  • For hard to reach places like your back, be sure to use Au Courant Sponge On A Stick to ensure that you’re covering all those hard to reach places – this convenient sponge makes applying cream to your back a breeze.
  • To avoid streakiness, be sure to take your time and pay careful attention that you are thoroughly covering every inch of your body.
  • For a deeper, longer lasting tan, use a layering technique. In order to do so, apply two or more coats of tanner on the same day or one day apart. There is no need to shower, exfoliate or moisturizer in between these double-sessions.
  • Do not shower for 24 hours in order to allow color to soak in and reach its peak.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Beauty - The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 19, 2010

The Irish Times recommends Au Courant Tan Maintainer

''Perfect for first timers, Au Courant Tan Maintainer Lotion (€28.75). Subtle colour that’s easy to build up slowly for a healthy glow ''

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tres Chic Style : Au Courant Review

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Au Corant Cosmetics is an industry leader in the cosmetics world, being credited as the world's first instant spray tan. Au Corant unveiled The Platinum Sunless Collection with a bevy of sunless tanning options to prepare your skin for the long days and sultry nights of summer.

The bronzing formulation is infused with Aloe Vera gel and designed to nourish, revitalize and hydrate the skin. Lotions are recommended by Dermatologist as the safest way to tan. Easily applied with hands or a sponge. Tan develops in 3-5 hours and can be applied every 4-5 days.

The tanning lotion retails for $29 and can be purchased here:

The Tres Chic Style brand is a culmination of unique personalities, companies, events and trends that shape the fashion universe and beyond. Founded in 2007 by Kishana L. Holland, Tres Chic Style influences smart, stylish, and affluent women. Tres Chic Style strives to deliver a unique mix of the best in fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and celebrity news.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Prudence Magazine recommends Au Courant

Au Courant recommends using a small sponge applicator which
COSTS €4.50, to apply its face gel for an even glow. The Platinum gel itself is a little pricier at €33.50 but as it comes in three shades, all skin types are catered to. Phone 01-2051022 for stockists.

AuCourant featured in the July Advice Sisters column

"Au Courant" means "up to date" and "informed on current issues." But it is also the name of a company that produces an instant spray tan and a number of tanning options for at home use.

One that I like is the Au Courant Instant Sunless Tanning Lotion 8 fl. oz. in a plastic, pump bottle.

This particular tanning product looks as dark as melted chocolate, but it disappears into your skin with a fruity smell and just a slight tan-until a few hours pass (the color develops within 3-5 hours). Use a sponge applicator, of use your hands (I did, but I washed them quickly with an exfoliating scrub).

On my pale skin, once a week was enough to make me look like I had a believable bronze.
Once you get the color you want, apply every 4-5 days to maintain it. The product has a nice smell, dries quickly, and "tans" you with a brown-ish, not orange, color.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Au Cournat She She Scene feature

Summer Style, Skin & Sun Care

I don't know about you, but I spent the official summer kickoff at the beach and it was amazing! Gorgeous blue skies, just a few fluffy white clouds and a brilliant yellow sun burning in the sky. And speaking of burning, that's exactly what I didn't want to have happen to my delicate winter-weary skin. So I stocked up on high SPF sunscreen to see me through an afternoon in a breezy beach chair with a cooler full of icy cold soda. I also had a stack of glossy mags to keep me occupied, my trusty shades, a beach towel and all sorts of little odds and ends to make my afternoon a joy to experience.

Au Courant Dishes Sunless Tanning Tips

You’ve banned tanning beds and hours of sunbathing from your beauty regime and replaced it with a healthy, safe alternative: sunless tanning. Au Courant, the company behind the world’s first instant spray tan, gives you a sunless tanning tutorial and ways to extend the life of your sunless tan.

For the ultimate glow, you’ll need to practice these easy steps for an even, gorgeous bronze:

  1. Exfoliate from head to toe! “It’s best to exfoliate before you tan to ensure that your skin is smooth and even for a flawless application,” said Au Courant’s Sue Horrell. “Use our Ultra-Nourishing Face & Body Polish for a moisturizing exfoliation pre-tan.”
  1. For hard to place reaches, like your back, be sure to use Au Courant Sponge On A Stick to ensure that you’re covering all those hard to reach places — this convenient sponge makes applying cream to your back a breeze.
  1. To avoid streakiness, be sure to take your time and pay careful attention that you are thoroughly covering every inch of your body.
  1. For a deeper, longer lasting tan, use a layering technique. In order to do so, apply two or more coats of tanner on the same day or one day apart. There is no need to shower, exfoliate or moisturizer in between these double-sessions.
  1. For flawless facial coverage, use Au Courant Facial Flock Sponge.
  1. Do not shower for 24 hours in order to allow color to soak in and reach its peak.
  1. Post-tan be sure to keep moisturized. Try Au Courant’s Sunless Tanning Extender, designed to nourish, revitalize and hydrate the skin by incorporating a skin-soothing Aloe Vera Gel, this extender keeps your sunless tan looking fresh and radiant!

Available in mousse, gel, spray and lotion forms, Au Courant’s collection of sunless tanning products leave your skin radiant and beautiful.

Well darling girls, looks like you are well on your way to a happy and healthy summer! Be sure to check out the fantastic selection of premium skin care and sun care products featured below! Each and every one of these items has been tried and tested here in the She She Me lab, and has received a big thumbs up from the She She girls!


She She Me. is a fictional twirty-something character living life on the edge. She is single, a working girl climbing the corporate ladder and determined to stay chic and stylish while doing so. She She Me writes the She She Scene and the Style de Vie columns. She She Scene is an episodic-type column; sort of a day-in-the-life-of-She She Me, along with fabulous fashion tips, online finds and style advice. Style de Vie is a lifestyle column—home décor, entertaining, vacations, etc. as well as the advice for staying stylish while doing so!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Get Glowing Skin (SAFELY!) Au Courant


All you have to do to win is follow Bobbie Thomas on Twitter and retweet the contest mention. The winners will be announced tomorrow, Friday, June 4 at 5:00PM est.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Au Courant Today Show Feature

Ready, set, glow! Sunless tanning tips

Achieve a gorgeous shimmer and color from head to toe

By Bobbie Thomas contributor

June 1, 2010

The potential for skin damage from the sun should have you hiding under a hat or smothering on the SPF, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look luminous. If a tan is your must-have accessory for summer, the solutions for getting a faux glow are becoming easier and more innovative by the day. TODAY style editor and’s Bobbie Thomas shares her secrets for achieving the perfect beach-babe look:

Sunless solutions
When it comes to applying product, there are a number of different options. Gradual tanners are not only great for beginners, but anyone who wants to maintain a tan.

Au Courant’s sponge on a stick helps you apply the brand’s Sunless Tanning Mousse in the most hard-to-reach spots ($1.49 per stick, $29.99 for the mousee;

Our sincerest thank's to Bobbie Thomas!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Au Courant Best Spray Tan in Social & Personal Beauty Awards

Following months of research and testing, and assisted by Ireland’s leading make-up, hair, skincare and body professionals, magazine’s beauty team bring you their definitive list of beauty winners for 2010.

Social & Personal is Ireland's premiere monthly magazine featuring all the latest fashion and beauty tips, celebrity gossip, exclusive interviews, travel and coverage of the hottest VIP parties.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

5 Ways To Get The Glowing Skin Men Love

5 Ways To Get The Glowing Skin Men Love

We tested 5 sunless tanning products so you can get the glowing skin men love sans sun.
by Diana Vilibert

Summer means shedding clothes and newsflash: men love women's skin. They also love seeing it with a healthy, sexy glow. By glow we mean not wintry pale and by healthy we mean sans the damaging effects of the sun.
Want a sexy summer glow without the sun? This fair-skinned (OK, sometimes downright deathly pale) writer bravely went where she hasn't gone since the Great Self Tanner Mishap of 2004, and tested a new batch of faux-glow products.

The top five self-tanners we recommend:

Au Courant: If you prefer a mousse over a lotion, try Au Courant Instant Sunless Tanning Mousse. It'll give you a lighter glow, but you can use the mousse as a base before applying Au Courant's lotion on top of it for deeper color. We loved this one for the face: it's the perfect color intensity for a realistic-looking tan.

Au Courant Fresh and Easy Summer Glow

Sunday Business Post 05/23/2010

Try the Au Courant Platinum face gel to add a healthy glow to your face this summer. The light-weight gel has a non-comodogenic formula that is oli and alcohol-free so it won't clog your pores - unlike most of the products Guilty Pleasures has tried in the past.

It blends easily and gives a natural result - sun-kissed as opposed to drowned in mud or, worse again, red earth. The face gel is is enriched with French Botanicals and vitamins, which the manufacturer claims will help reduce cell-damaging free radicals and leave your skin looking more nourished.

It boasts an SPF of 15. The gel comes in three shades and is available in beauty salons nationwide.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Evening Show Au Courant T.V. Feature

"One of the Best Tanning Products on the market"

The Evening Show is City Channel's new early evening entertainment show, hosted by Rachel Wyse , featuring Anita Murray.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Golden Glow with Au Courant Face Gel

Get that Healthy, Golden Glow with 'Au Courant Face Gel'

It's amazing how sometimes, in fact, quite often, a bit of tan on your face can just make you feel on top on the world; it lifts your spriits, can hide any 'pasty-ness' moments you might be going through and just makes you look happy, healthy and rested! Of course, this isn't always easy to achieve and there is nothing - and I repeat NOTHING - worse than a ridiculously Ronsealed face; you know the kind; where the persons face is so dark that all you can see is the whites of their eyes! Terrible. Anyway, what you need to achieve is a happy medium. And this product really seems to do this! It's the summery healthy glow that you are looking for and it's specificially formulated for your face.

The Au Courant Platinum €33.50 face gel is a unique self tanner that instantly adds warmth to the skin. It's kind to your skin too because the non comedogenic formulation contains no oil or alcohol so it will not clog your pores as most people in the past feared. Designed to give your face the firming qualities of a taut and toned complexion the gel simultaneously produces a sun kissed glow overall.

You can also purhcase a small sponge applicator - The small sponge applicator €4.50 may also be used to apply the face gel as it is non absorbent and with the gel texture being very easy to blend you will be left with an even all over glow to the skin. Au Courant is the first choice in self tanning with celebrities, models, makeup artists and skincare Professionals. It is the safe smart and beautiful way to tan and with the gels coming in three shades all skin types are looked after. This lightweight and non-oily gel promotes a natural, golden tan for face and body without sun exposure which makes it a real investment in the world of beauty.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Au Courant Interview : Endless

Seven Sunless Tanning Tips

Get a Safe Faux Golden Glow

With all spring's sunshine, you can't help but bask in it--and want that golden glow to show. It's been said before but bears repeating: there is no such thing as a safe suntan. No, you’re not safe from UV damage if you bake after 3pm. No, you’re not safe if you establish a base tan at the tanning salon first (please, just say no to tanning beds!). And no, you’re not safe if you never get a sunburn.

Just because suntanning is bad doesn’t mean you have to look Gwyneth-Paltrow-pale all summer. Thankfully, there are plenty of terrific sunless self tanning products that can give you a natural, even, and gorgeous faux glow—but only if you apply them correctly.

We spoke with professional makeup artist Susan Horrell founder of Au Courant Cosmetics, about the best way to go about applying self tanner.

Seven expert tricks for creating the best-looking fake bake:

1. Pick the right product
When shopping for self tanner, Horrell suggests sniffing the bottle you’re looking to buy, as many products have an offending, synthetic odor that can linger on your skin for hours or even days after application. “If the scent is not appealing to you, you’re not going to use it,” adds Horrell. You should also check the directions to see how long the product will take to develop. Obviously, the faster the better and the more convenient.

2. Set aside enough time
Applying sunless tanner is not a process you want to rush through, especially if you’ve never done it before. You’ll need anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to appropriately apply the product, then another hour or so to let it dry.

3. Prep your skin
Self tanners contain a colorless sugar that reacts with the uppermost layer of your skin to color it. Sloughing away dead skin cells allows the product to go to work on a layer of skin that’s going to be around longer, meaning your tan will stick around longer, too. Dry skin also typically absorbs more color, so sweeping it away will help produce a more even look. Shaving before can also make application easier and the results more even, just don’t do it if you have sensitive skin.

4. Lotion up
Moisturizing dry spots pre-application can keep them from soaking in too much tanner. Another idea: Apply a gradual self tanning lotion all over so any mistakes you make with your self tanner will look less noticeable.

5. Apply the product
Spread self tanner from head to toe, focusing on areas that usually see the most sun and skipping over or only lightly coating those that don’t. For example, Horrell recommends putting tanner on the top of your arms, but applying it only very lightly to the undersides. You also want to go light around the hairline, brows, and upper lip, as getting too dark in these areas is a common faux tan giveaway (and not super attractive, either).

6. Touch-up trouble spots
After application, you’ll want to touch up potential trouble spots by dabbing them with a damp sponge. Areas to lightly sponge include your feet, elbows, knees, and knuckles, all areas that tend to the dry side.

7. Let it set
Avoid coming into contact with anything (clothing, the couch, etc.) for at least 15 minutes and ideally, you should wander around naked for another hour to allow the product to dry and develop. If that’s not feasible, slip into dark, loose sweats. Tight jeans and tops can be stained by sunless tanners, plus perspiration can create a streaky tan. Avoid showering for at least three hours, though even longer is best.

Keep in mind that it may take a few applications before you reach your desired shade of “sun-kissed,” so try to go light the first time around to avoid obvious mistakes. A sunless glow usually lasts around 3 to 5 days, so after a few weeks you’ll have this painstaking process down. Though it might seem like a hassle now, just think of how much time and money you’ll save on anti-aging treatments later!

Megan O'Neill is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia, PA. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Health, Self, Glamour, Real Simple, Natural Health and Spa.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Au Courant in U Magazine May 2010

For a gorgeous glow Sunless Tanning Lotion from Au Courant

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Visit Au Courant At Irish Beauty 2010

Ireland's premier beauty trade event - the Irish Beauty Show - returns to the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin on Sunday 28th and Monday 29th March 2010, offering therapists, salon and spa managers / owners, nail technicians and students the best in professional beauty, nails, tanning and complementary therapies.

Au Courant exhibits at the 2010 AAD Tradeshow

2010 American Academy of Dermatology Tradeshow Miami Beach

The Academy has more than 16,000 members, and is among the most visited medical association Web sites with more than 400,000 unique visits per month. Here you'll find information about the many services, programs, and publications offered by the Academy, and much more.

Best of all, the information on our award-winning Web site comes from the nation's leading dermatology experts. A team of content specialists update the site daily, ensuring that all material is relevant, accurate, and ready for viewing. Offering services to the public and members 24 hours, seven days a week, is the primary source for dermatologic information on the Web.

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