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St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan

St. Tropez

In-Shower Gradual Tan

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Item #: 2290947 Size: 6.7 oz

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Add a sun kissed glow to you shower routine. With sweet almond oil, the St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan is clinically proven to hydrate skin for up to 24 hours, while developing a natural looking streak-free golden glow. Specially formulated to lather and glide evenly and smoothly over wet skin. This lotion uses a 100% natural tanning agent and is also paraben, sulphate and phthalate free. After showering, the self tan actives will naturally start to work, developing gradually and deepening with regular reapplication within the shower.

Sophie's Pro Tips: Always start from the bottom of your body and work your way up. To tan your hands- Once you have covered your whole body and your hands have been washed, rub the back of your hand over a large area of the body that has been covered well. This is an excellent product to maintain a real and a self-tan. TOP TIP- Waiting longer than 3 minutes will give you a slightly deeper glow.
Fully cleanse and wash in a warm shower. With the shower off, generously apply the product in circular motions with your hands to wet skin to create an even coverage. Wash palms after application. Wait 3 minutes. Fully rinse off with warm water only. Gently dry yourself, before getting dressed. After showering, the self-tan actives will naturally start to work, developing gradually and deepening with regular reapplication within the shower.
Aqua (Water), Dihydroxyacetone, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Isohexadecane, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-DI-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Glyceryl Laurate, PEG-18 Glyceryl Oleate/Cocoate, Polysorbate 80, Caramel, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Decylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene, Alphaisomethyl Ionone, Coumarin.

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St. TropezIn-Shower Gradual Tan
 
2.9

(based on 242 reviews)

47%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (76)
  • Easy to use (58)
  • Creates even tan (54)
  • Natural tan (45)
  • Not greasy (43)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (47)
  • Not effective (41)
  • Fades (13)
  • Uneven tan (12)
  • Bad odor (11)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (74)
  • Body (70)
  • Women (21)
  • On-the-go (10)
  • Men (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (102), Budget shopper (58)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (50), 1+ hour (21), 10 minutes (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Reviewed by 242 customers

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5.0

This is awesome. Definitely try this. Will be again.

By Linda

from Nashville Tennessee

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creates Even Tan
  • Doesn't Clog Pores
  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy To Apply
  • Natural Tan
  • Not Greasy
  • Works Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Body

    Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

    Use in shower easy application

     
    2.0

    No results

    By Nsoriano

    from Columbus, ohio

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

      This product did not work at all for me. Would not recommend.

       
      5.0

      no streaks here

      By jriedel

      from centennial co

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Creates Even Tan
      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy To Apply
      • Natural Tan
      • Not Greasy
      • Works Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Body
        • Daily Use
        • Quick-Fix

        Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

        i am "fairly fair" and this gives me great color that is natural!! great stuff... apply in the shower wait 3mins and wash off. it really doesn't streak. if you use for 3 days in a row like the directions say, it is great stuff.. it last about a week or so and the gradually fades.

         
        1.0

        Would not Buy again, doesn't work

        By Jackie

        from Needham

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

        Doesn't work

         
        4.0

        It works, but don't expect a dramatic tan.

        By Ness

        from FL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creates Even Tan
        • Easy To Apply
        • Natural Tan

        Cons

        • Fades Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Body

        Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

        It definitely works, but I knocked off a star because it's really irritating. My face is really dry after using it.

         
        1.0

        Awful

        By Devie

        from Akron, Ohio

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad Odor
          • Feels Greasy or Heavy
          • Ineffective
          • Uneven Fade
          • Uneven Tan
          • Unnatural Color

          Best Uses

          • Body

          Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

          Awful I followed the instructions to a T even timed myself. I took my time and ensured that it was evenly spread. I shaved the day prior and exfoliated my body immediately before applying and there were still splotches.

           
          1.0

          I did not love this product

          By kwix

          from Michigan

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Did not see any color after 2 days
            • have to wait 3 mins. in the shower

            Best Uses

              Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

              I returned the product

               
              1.0

              Nope

              By Meg

              from Chicago

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                • Body

                Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

                Didn't like it

                 
                2.0

                doesn't work

                By Baby A

                from Boston

                Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

                Saw no color after continued use. I thought it would help prolong the tan I got from the mouse, but it actually seems to do the opposite and hurried the fading and made my tan splotchy.

                (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Alarmingly toxic product and returned the free tube to Ulta

                By Leesa

                from Michigan

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Bad Odor
                  • Ineffective

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

                    I used this product as directed. After the first hour I noticed unusual abdominal discomfort. By the 10th hour I had severe abdominal cramps I could compare to Labor pains. As well, the offensive smell of the product intensified with each hour. It took 3 days of shaving and scrubbing to get rid of the smell and diminish the cramps and weakness. I also noticed before scrubbing this toxic mess off my skin at the 10th hour, that the tan color it should have achieved was faint, hardly any difference. This was a free product with the purchase of St. Tropez self tan classic of which I'm returning after using once. I'd rather be healthy than look a fake healthy.

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                    21 Questions | 21 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      Can this be used daily?
                      Asked on 6/25/2017 by TJ from Florence, SC

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, it absolutely can! It's a great way to extend the life of your tan.

                        Answered on 7/11/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      How long should you wait to apply moisturizer?
                      Asked on 6/14/2017 by Kerry from New York

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        In-Shower Gradual Tan provides moisturizing benefits. We do not recommend applying an additional moisturizer, as this could negatively affect product performance. It would be OK to apply moisturizer the next day. We hope this info helps!

                        Answered on 6/15/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can this be used to maintain/extend the tan I get by using the St. Tropez express product?
                      Asked on 6/12/2017 by Rae from Rhode Island

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, we absolutely recommend it for that use! You'll see wonderful results.

                        Answered on 7/11/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I just got a spray tan today using organic spray. Can I use this product along side it to prevent the awkwardness of a spray tan wearing off? Or will it strip away the spray tan faster?
                      Asked on 5/25/2017 by Sal from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        It's the perfect product to help maintain the results of your spray tan! :-)

                        Answered on 5/31/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      If I applied a face moisturizer and makeup to my face after rinsing and drying off, will it leave streaks?
                      Asked on 4/24/2017 by Mary

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        In-Shower Gradual Tan provides moisturizing benefits. If using on the face, we do not recommend applying an additional moisturizer or makeup, as this could negatively affect product performance. We hope this info helps!

                        Answered on 5/18/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can this be used in conjunction with other tanners? I would be using this in the shower then later that evening applying bare minerals self tanner.
                      Asked on 2/23/2017 by Leahbia from Mpls, mn

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        We would suggest using as your sole self tanner rather than alongside self tanners of other brands for best results.

                        Answered on 3/20/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Should I towel dry before applying this product? It should I be soaking wet in the shower?
                      Asked on 8/15/2016 by Coliemayporter from Carson, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Your skin should be wet. Here are the full usage directions:

                        Fully cleanse and wash in a warm shower. With the shower off, generously apply the product in circular motions with your hands to wet skin to create an even coverage. Wash palms after application. Wait 3 minutes. Fully rinse off with warm water only. Gently dry yourself, before getting dressed. After showering, the self-tan actives will naturally start to work, developing gradually and deepening with regular reapplication within the shower.

                        Answered on 8/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can I use sunscreen after applying this? Or do you have to stay inside on the days you use this?
                      Asked on 8/9/2016 by Nessah131

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        In-Shower Gradual Tan provides moisturizing benefits. We do not recommend applying an additional moisturizer or sunscreen after it, as this could negatively affect product performance. You could certainly use it at night, and then apply sunscreen as usual in the AM, which would allow the color to fully develop overnight. We hope this info helps!

                        Answered on 8/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Once you get out of the shower and dry off, will the product rub off on the towel?
                      Asked on 7/28/2016 by Candee from Indianapolis, IN

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        As long as you fully rinse off In-Shower Gradual Tan after 3 minutes (with warm water only), it should not discolor your towel.

                        Answered on 7/28/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can you use on face
                      Asked on 6/16/2016 by Bren711 from NH

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, you can! We recommend applying using the Tan Applicator Mitt Face (Item #: 2258916) for best results.

                        Answered on 7/28/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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