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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.
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
 
3.0

(based on 174 reviews)

49%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (58)
  • Easy to apply (42)
  • Effective (31)
  • Creates even tan (30)
  • Lightweight (30)

Cons

  • Not effective (41)
  • Doesn't work (19)
  • Uneven tan (8)
  • Fades (7)
  • Complicated to use (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (60)
  • Body (38)
  • Women (21)
  • On-the-go (10)
  • Men (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (75), Budget shopper (44)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (50), 1+ hour (21), 10 minutes (11)

Reviewed by 174 customers

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5.0

Awesome Gradual Tanner

By Rachel

from Oklahoma City

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creates Even Tan
  • Natural Tan
  • Works Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Body

    Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

    I had never tried St. Tropez before, but had always read and heard good things. I had also never seen an in shower self tanner. I was amazed that as I followed the directions, this product produced a visible even tan on my already tanned skin and untanned skin. I am very impressed with the results and can't wait to see how great it looks after a few more applications.

     
    2.0

    Mousee works better

    By Ashley Coward

    from South Carolina

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

    • Body

    Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

    Smells great. Does not work as well as the mousee.

     
    4.0

    Key word: Gradual

    By Gracie

    from Norman, OK

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Body
      • Daily Use

      Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

      It works but slowly and subtley

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Unremarkable results

      By Jazmine

      from Glenwood springs co

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Doesn't Clog Pores
      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

      • Fades Quickly
      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

        Like that it was easy to use but results weren't significant, even after 4 days of daily application

         
        2.0

        Great concept, poor execution

        By Jamie

        from Boston

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Creates Even Tan
        • Easy To Apply
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

        • Body

        Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

        If only this product actually worked, the concept of being able to get your self tan in the shower is great. But after 3 freezing cold minutes of waiting and then seeing little to no result, it's just not worth it the cost or (admittedly little) effort.

         
        3.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By Buckshot

        from Dalton GA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Doesn't Clog Pores
        • Easy To Apply
        • Not Greasy
        • Works Quickly

        Cons

        • Uneven Fade
        • Uneven Tan

        Best Uses

        • Body
        • Daily Use

        Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

        Be careful to apply evenly and wash off carefully or you will see orange splotches on your skin.

         
        4.0

        Good stuff!

        By Anne

        from Columbus, Ohio

        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

          • Daily Use

          Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

          I like that you can rinse this off. I use almost every night to maintain a natural tan color. The color builds over time and you can see a difference in just a few days. Slight smell goes away when you rinse. Best self tanner I have ever tried.

           
          5.0

          The best!

          By Sara

          from Seaside, CA

          Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

          I love this self tanner! So easy to use, not irritating to the skin, and doesn't stink. It gives me a nice gradual color and doesn't turn my very fair skin orange.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Might try again

          By Sabrina

          from Portsmouth NH

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply

          Cons

          • Ineffective
          • Uneven Tan

          Best Uses

            Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

            Disclaimer: I'm not sure if it was a product error or user error. I followed the directions, showering with soap first and rinsing, then applying the lotion all over and waiting 3 minutes before rinsing off. I only had 2 very small spots of tan on my legs and no where else. I love the brand and all the other products that I've tried from them have worked beautifully, this one just didn't seem to do anything.

             
            5.0

            Great stuff!

            By Eva

            from Chicago

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Body

              Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

              Great stuff! Very easy to apply and great formula idea. Tans evenly and gradually like it says. You need a couple applications go get desired darkness. Looks very natural. I might get the medium to dark next tome to get deeper tan

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              • 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
              • Q:

                Is the product best applied using the applicator mitt or by hand?
                Asked on 6/2/2016 by St Tropez Newbie from Toronto, ON

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  We recommend using the Applicator Mitt (Item #: 2256006) for best results!

                  Answered on 6/14/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                How often are you supposed to use the product?
                Asked on 6/1/2016 by Melissa

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  To maintain your tan, re-apply a few times a week.

                  Answered on 6/14/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                After tan develops can you apply regular moisturizer and sunscreen as normal?
                Asked on 4/28/2016 by Kristi from North Carolina

                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. We hope this info helps!

                  Answered on 5/13/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                How is the best way to apply to face?
                Asked on 3/25/2016 by Amy from Maryland

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  We recommend applying using the Tan Applicator Mitt Face (Item #: 2258916) for best results.

                  Answered on 4/1/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                How often can you exfoliate after using this product ,are you supposed to exfoliate after using it the first time? I read somewhere that the tan won't take unless you exfoliate before applications.
                Asked on 3/19/2016 by boots from syracuse, ny

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  We do recommend exfoliating prior to application to ensure smooth, even color. You can exfoliate before each subsequent application.

                  Answered on 4/1/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                How long does the color last after the third consecutive day of application?
                Asked on 3/14/2016 by Isa

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  This can vary by individual and is dependent on frequency of bathing/swimming, exfoliating, etc. To maintain your tan, re-apply a few times a week.

                  Answered on 3/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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