They are right, its not an alleric reaction, that is what tingler does. I work in a place with tanning beds and a lot of people after their first use of tingler think they have had an alleric reaction. Personally I don't use tingler, in a while I may move up to it, but I enjoy tanning and don't want to be that uncomfortable while tanning. Many people do love it though. I think the lotions with bronzers and hemp seed are great and work very well. Just remember when tanning to use plenty of lotion.