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Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion

St. Tropez

Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion

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For a natural, sunkissed glow, St. Tropez's newly formulated, body lotion is ultra-hydrating and gradually builds to create a classic, healthy looking tan to suit all skintones.

Key Benefits:
  • No self tan smell, with the a mood-boosting fragrance
  • Streak-free and easy to apply
  • Quick-drying and non-sticky
  • Reapply daily, or as desired, to build your depth of tan
Sophie's Pro Tips: Use every other day to maintain a real or a self-tan. TOP TIP - Pick your shade between fair/medium or medium/dark by this Equation. F/M = 1 shade darker, M/D = 2 shade darker.
Step 1: Apply daily, or as desired, to clean, dry skin in an upward circular motion. Step 2: Ensure all areas are covered and lightly glide any excess lotion over your hands and feet. Wash hands after application. Step 3: Wait until touch dry before getting dressed. Step 4: Allow 4-8 hours before getting wet. Step 5: Exfoliate regularly to maintain your tan and top-up as desired.
Light/Medium: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dihydroxyacetone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ethoxydiglycol, Ceteareth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Saccharide Isomerate, Parfum (Fragrance), Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Anise Alcohol, Coumarin.

Medium/Dark: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dihydroxyacetone, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ethoxydiglycol, Ceteareth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Saccharide Isomerate, Parfum (Fragrance), Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Anise Alcohol, Coumarin.

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St. TropezGradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion
 
4.1

(based on 103 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (66)
  • Creates even tan (57)
  • Natural tan (57)
  • Dries quickly (56)
  • Not greasy (56)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (8)
  • Uneven tan (8)
  • Bad odor (6)
  • Fades (6)
  • Uneven fade (6)

Best Uses

  • Body (59)
  • Daily use (49)
  • Face (11)
  • Quick-fix (10)
  • Weekly use (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (36), Budget shopper (31)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (6), 10 minutes (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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5.0

Absolutely love

By Margaret

from Fresno, CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy To Apply
  • Natural Tan
  • Works Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Body
    • Daily Use

    Comments about St. Tropez Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion:

    This was a really good product that was also affordable. It moisturizes your skin on top of giving you a very light sun kissed look gradually! I'm pretty fair skinned but tan easily so my face is tanned by the natural sunlight and now does not match my body! So I started to use this and now I'm pretty even! Has a very light scent to it but does not smell bad.

     
    1.0

    Would not buy nor recommend this product.

    By Kay

    from Wichita Ks

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Made me yellow
      • Unnatural Color

      Best Uses

        Comments about St. Tropez Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion:

        Don't usually like to spend the money I did for this product but did because store personnel recommended it. Very unhappy with it!

         
        5.0

        I am fair, but I like this color on my skin.

        By Angie

        from Boise

        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 Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion:

          I use this on my legs because they do not tan. The smell is not as bad as the others. I have been using this in the summer for last five years.

           
          2.0

          Uneven, blotchy

          By BostonNYC

          from NY, NY

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

          • Uneven Tan

          Best Uses

          • Body

          Comments about St. Tropez Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion:

          This is a step up from drugstore brands because the color is not orangey and the cream smells good, doesn't have the usual self tanner smell. However, it does not go on evenly. You wake up not knowinng what it will look like. I applied very carefully and got streaks. I'm still looking for the perfect self-tanner.

           
          5.0

          LOVE THIS PRODUCT. USE IT A FEW TIMES A WEEK

          By MISSPOV

          from PITTSBURGH PA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Body
            • Daily Use

            Comments about St. Tropez Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion:

            LOVE THIS IN BETWEEN TANNING LOTION. MOISTURIZING, SMELLS GREAT, DOES NOT STREAK, VERY EASY TO APPLY

            (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            loved this product

            By Chris

            from Glendale, WI

            Comments about St. Tropez Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion:

            I read the reviews before purchasing this product and was a little afraid to purchase it. Extremely glad I did!! I saw many people saying that the light/medium did nothing for their glow...I think they may have purchased the wrong lotion for their skin tone. I have very fair skin, almost translucent, you can quite literally see all my veins. I have been using St. Tropez medium in shower gradual tanner every 2 days for 2 weeks and I got a fantastic glow and overall even coverage. I then purchased the light/medium lotion and decided to pair it up with the shower product. 2 words; PURE. PERFECTION. I was not expecting the result I got based on the reviews I had. As for the smell people are talking about, I did not experience that what-so-ever. The smell is very sweet and has a subtle tan lotion smell (to be expected, it is tan lotion after all) but after its dry your skin has no smell and it leaves you SOOOOO soft!

            Here is what I do for my routine: after I shower off all the soap from my body I take a hair tie and put my hair up so its off my back and neck (pro tip: keep the conditioner in for extra softness). I very lightly pat myself so I'm damp, dont dry yourself completely. I start with the in shower medium/dark in shower tanner on my legs and work my way up to my chest. then I do my buttocks, back (including my neck) and arms. I do the tops of my feet, the tops of my hands and face last because I dont want those areas to be as dark. allow to set for 3 to 5 minutes and then rinse my hair and tanner off. I squeeze my hair and put it back up then pat dry myself. Don't rub dry otherwise you could get an uneven tan. Once I'm dry I apply the lotion the exact same way as I did the in shower tanner. After its dry to the touch I get dressed and carry on. within 5 hours I was noticeably darker and my skin had a healthy and hearty glow.

            I highly recommend this product if you want a natural perfectly glowing tan. it works wonders.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Made me nauseous

            By Whit

            from Kansas

            Comments about St. Tropez Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion:

            The product works great! I've used Jergens natural glow for years and someone recommended this to me. Not orange and goes on so easily with the mitt. Only downfall is the smell. SO BAD. Made me nauseous. Seriously....every time I use this the smell makes me physically sick. Probably won't be repurchasing which makes me sad because the color is really great. I just can't handle the smell.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            No results

            By Hope

            from Newnan, Ga

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Dries Quickly
            • Easy To Apply

            Cons

            • Bad Odor
            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

              Comments about St. Tropez Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion:

              I bought this on Monday afternoon and began using when I got home. Today is Sunday, and honestly I can't tell I ever put anything on. And I put the lotion on barehanded, and typically I have some kind of orange tint to my palms but there isn't anything at all and I'm positive I forgot to wash my hands right away one of the days (since I have a baby to tend to I have to do it in a hurry most times). The odor is just a little stronger than others I have tried. It's definitely that Fake Tanning Lotion smell, not extremely funky or odd, but it is what it is for the product. I'm just so disappointed that I spent the money for a name brand assuming they knew what they were doing, when I get better results from my cheap off-brand stuff that's less than half the price.

               
              4.0

              Best lotion ever

              By MollyM

              from Spokane, WA

              Comments about St. Tropez Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion:

              First of all I would like to address the "smell" I see some users complaining about. I honestly have no clue what any of you are smelling, or maybe I just enjoy the scent more than others. Upon applying the lotion I do smell an almost licorice scent, and by morning my skin just smells sweet.
              The product is very user friendly and I have been using for about a week now. I am very very very fair toned and still purchased the med-dark (for best results). I noticed an almost instant glow by the morning, and now my skin is very very bronzed! It also has left my skin feeling so hydrated and smooth.
              It does remind me a lot of the jergens "natural glow", which I will use in between my three day regimen of the st.tropez.
              If you are looking for a super high quality start I would definitely recommend this product then using jergens in-between to maintain and avoid becoming extremely dark!

              Will PURCHASE AGAIN!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Doesn't work at all

              By Erin

              from Pennsylvania

              Pros

              • Dries Quickly
              • Easy To Apply
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

              • Bad Odor
              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

                Comments about St. Tropez Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion:

                This was the most expensive bottle of stinky lotion I've ever purchased. I used for 5 days straight and the results were minimal to none. I've had better luck with jergens, which is a fraction of the cost.

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                • Q:

                  Do you apply this on the entire body or just arms and legs??
                  Asked on 2/15/2018 by Beauty chic from Florida

                  2 answers

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    You can apply this lotion all over your body, and it will not stain or transfer onto clothes.

                    Answered on 2/15/2018 by Brand Expert from St. Tropez
                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    You can apply to either. It depends if you want to be tan head to toe, or only exposed areas.

                    Answered on 2/15/2018 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  I'm planning to use this before my vacation. Will chlorine have a negative effect on it? (besides fading)
                  Asked on 1/15/2018 by Laura from Minnesota

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Chlorine will not affect the color of your tan. However, as you mentioned, pool and beach time can cause your tan to fade faster that regular day-to-day wear.

                    Answered on 1/16/2018 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  I have a medium Italian skintone, and want to lightly build my tan. Would you recommend the lighter shade or the darker shade to gradually build?
                  Asked on 1/1/2018 by Sam from CT

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    They will both gradually build a glow, but it you already have a deeper skintone, would recommend the Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion in Medium/Dark.

                    Answered on 1/7/2018 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  Can you use this product with the advanced mousse from st tropez?
                  Asked on 5/30/2017 by Molly from Salisbury, Us

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, it's great to use this product to help maintain your results after using the Mousse!

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

                  I am light/ kinda medium but I want a tan that's a bit noticeable should I get the dark one? Or just stick with light to medium?
                  Asked on 5/4/2017 by becca from corona,Ca

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    We would recommend beginning with St. Tropez Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion, which is suitable for all skin tones and provides a natural looking bronze. :-)

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

                  Is this water-proof... If I apply before bed, will this fade when I shower the next night?
                  Asked on 4/17/2017 by Jackie Brown from Georgia

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Allow 4-8 hours before getting wet. After that, your tan has fully developed and you can shower without having any adverse effect to your color.

                    Answered on 4/17/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Can you use this on your face?
                  Asked on 4/2/2017 by Breanne from Kansas

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I have very dry skin and sometimes have issues with lotions further drying out my skin, particularly my legs. Is this a good moisturizing lotion, as well as a self tanner??
                  Asked on 3/30/2017 by Tammy from KY

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, it features an ultra-hydrating formula, so it would help to alleviate any dryness you're experiencing!

                    Answered on 4/6/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  What color should I choose if I have medium toned skin? I see people complain that it takes too long to see color show. Is that because they should have chosen the darker shade of medium/dark? I don't want to turn orange!
                  Asked on 3/29/2017 by Sue from South Carolina

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    St. Tropez Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion is suitable for all skin tones and provides a natural looking bronze - no orange look!

                    Answered on 4/6/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Can you use this on your face?
                  Asked on 3/29/2017 by JMA from Royal Oak, MI

                  1 answer

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