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St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan

St. Tropez

In-Shower Gradual Tan

6.7 oz Item 2290947

Color:Light

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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 252 reviews)

47%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (82)
  • Creates even tan (60)
  • Easy to use (58)
  • Natural tan (51)
  • Not greasy (45)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (51)
  • Not effective (41)
  • Fades (14)
  • Bad odor (12)
  • Uneven tan (12)

Best Uses

  • Body (78)
  • Daily use (78)
  • Women (21)
  • Face (10)
  • On-the-go (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (106), Budget shopper (61)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (50), 1+ hour (21), 10 minutes (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Reviewed by 252 customers

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5.0

Love It!

By Jwow907

from San Antonio, TX

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Body
    • Daily Use

    Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

    This is by far my favorite sunless tanner. It is so easy to apply and convenient. Also creates the most natural tan of any product I've used (which has pretty much been them all). Best of all... no weird smell!

     
    5.0

    Can't live without

    By Beauty and Bikes

    from Indianapolis

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Creates Even Tan
    • Doesn't Clog Pores

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Body
      • Daily Use
      • Face
      • Quick-Fix

      Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

      So, tanning in anyway takes time. My truck to this product is patting dry and rubbing it on. I leave it on for longer than noted but wash my hands immediately after applying. It's a new staple of mine. It doesn't streak or clog pores. I can't use mousse because it will dots all over my skin. I even use this on my face. I love it!

       
      2.0

      Maybe buy again but the darker shade

      By jjj

      from Huntsville Texas

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Fades Quickly
      • Feels Greasy or Heavy
      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Body

      Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

      It gave my skin a slightly darker tint but not much of a tan.

       
      1.0

      Odd stuff here

      By Sarah

      from New Orleans, LA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • 3 minutes standing in the shower no water
        • I'm not sure this works
        • Lotion on wet skin concept

        Best Uses

        • Body
        • Daily Use
        • Face

        Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

        I don't think this stuff works? It came in a bundle and I've been trying to use it between the days of using the mousse... I don't think I've noticed a difference? Maybe it's ULTRA gradual build up? I also feel weird putting lotion over wet skin... I wonder as I'm doing it how even I'm putting it on and so on... I also worry that I'm rinsing off too much of it? Or patting dry to hard? I don't know. Good luck to those who have figured it out haha I'd love to learn from you. I'm glad I've mastered the mousse though!

         
        1.0

        Not worth the money

        By not so pale

        from valdosta, ga

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

            Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

            I purchased this product on the recommendation of the sales girl. I have very pale skin and didn't want to get too tan, just have a little glow. I was very disappointed that after using it almost a week I saw absolutely no difference. I took it back and got the NKD SKN pre-shower tanner instead and loved it. Again it does not make you very tan, just gives you some extra color, but that is just what I wanted.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I love it

            By Tay

            from West Palm Beach

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Creates Even Tan
            • Easy To Apply
            • Natural Tan
            • Works Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Body

              Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

              As a girl who loves to be tan I've tried it all. This is not an overnight fix; it even states it's a gradual tan. I use it every other day and it gives me a nice even glow. I've used every kind of spray or lotion and they often leave you with crazy looking hands and feet but because you apply this while wet it goes on much easier... trust me it's better to build a tan gradually than have an overnight fix that is going to get patchy in a few days.

               
              1.0

              Does not tan at all

              By AMC

              from Washington DC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                  Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

                  I'm so sad it isn't working. I thought I was using it wrong, until I saw all of the reviews here complaining about this product not working. I applied it every day for one and half week with three minutes of application and I see no tan result. I asked my friends for their opinion and they said I don't tan at all with this product. I'm bringing it back to exchange for a bronzer.

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By Rebecca E.

                  from Carrollton, TX

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Body
                    • Daily Use
                    • Face

                    Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

                    After getting a spray tan at a salon in the USA, I used the St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tanning product during a 13-day trip in Europe! It really did seem to help keep my color. I also used the St. Tropez Gradual Tan Classic (Everyday Body Lotion) so using both helped a lot (usually I only use Norvell lotion or the St. Tropez Everyday Body Lotion), so using the St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan with the gradual tanning lotion really did seem to keep the tan going.

                     
                    5.0

                    Easy,effective product.... great results!

                    By Nano

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Creates Even Tan
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Natural Tan
                    • No unpleasant odor

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Body
                      • Quick-Fix

                      Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

                      I bought the face product and originality got this as a sample. Turned out I loved this product. It last a long time and is so easy and does not have that terrible smell. It comes in a tube so it's good to the last drop. The face product comes in a pump and didn't last that long.Made me realize it pays to buy from Ulta because of the rewards and sample. The often offer a sample with purchase as I'm never disappointed.

                       
                      3.0

                      It's just okay

                      By KT

                      from Boise, ID

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Natural Tan

                      Cons

                      • Bad Odor
                      • Ineffective

                      Best Uses

                      • Body

                      Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

                      This product was just okay. I enjoyed using it in the shower and being able to wash it off, but the tan I received from it was VERY subtle, and it does sort of smell like BBQ sauce. I won't be purchasing it again, but I did use the whole tube.

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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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