Rated 4.08 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review loved this product
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.
Most Helpful Critical Review Pretty Good
I use this with the St Tropez in shower gradual tanner to give my skin an extra boost of tan, I absolutely love the in shower tanner as everything is even and fades evenly, this can at times fade unevenly or look a little streaky in places, but that might be down to me not applying it evenly I am not too sure. But, it definitely gives you a perfect golden glow tan and the little streaks I do have are not noticeable to the naked eye. I probably use this more frequently then I should but it doesn't have a bad odor and leaves my skin feeling smooth and great.
Reviewed by 199 customers Love this product
Mary the walker from Gadsden AL
No drawbacks - it works!
Good self tanner
Luvshoes from ATL
I was pleasantly surprised with ease of use. Not as dark as the mousse version, but this brand beats all the others I've tried hands down.
Jergens results for double the price
Lindsay from Florida
This was on sale so decided to give it a go. I'm pretty fair skinned and live in Florida so usually don't have the patience to sit out and develop a natural tan. The first time I put it on it smelled very nice, but eventually gave way to that weird self-tanner smell. On second application I didn't notice it though. However, it is very streaky and orange once it develops. Becomes less noticeable on day 2 or 3 but plan accordingly if you want to look even and natural. I would rather save my money and use the Jergen's natural glow.
Natural - no orange
SassySue57 from DE
I would buy this again! Natural looking and easy to use.
Self tanning lotion
Pam from Palm Desert
Love St Topez... Does the tanning lotion come off on your clothes?
St. Tropez Gradual Tan is the best!!!
Southern Belle from Phoenix, Arizona
St Tropez us the only self tanning product that I use after trying numerous others.
Nice tanning product!
SherryR from Belleville, IL
I've used this tan lotion many times. I have fair skin and use the Light/Medium shade. Provides a very natural glow that is even and lasts for 4-5 days. Will definitely repurchase.
So patchy and orange
Addy from Maryland
This is so patchy and so orange I have had better luck with Jergens
Yes, I will keep buying this!
P.J. from Indiana
I just use this on my legs for a nicer look in summer.
Love this!! No streaks! Immediate results
Amy j from Mineral Wells, WV
I love this. It's my go to self Tanner
I would not buy again. Left orange streaks.
marg from Texas
Nothing great. after two applications, trying to wash this stuff off
I would never buy again
Kcoughli from Long Beach ny
Got a terrible reaction to this product...had dots and what looked like burns from it...it did streak and left me looking dirty for days
Works great, 2nd application and I was tan
Karen from Longmont CO
I use this to even out my tan, looks natural
left me patchy and stained looking
Lindsey from Kentucky
I can't say I was impressed with this product. It left me splotchy and then would rub off during the day.
I love this lotion!!
Magggieann from Boston, MA
I use this product for three days before the weekend and get so many comments about how beautiful my tan is! I typically don't use it Sunday-weds and exfoliate before restarting!! Love love love this product-I just wish it came in a bigger bottle!
Air from NJ
If you want to look ridiculous and streaky use this! I used a generous amount and my skin is so streaky.
Southern girl from SC
I purchased the Medium/Dark when it was on sale. I really like it as it works well with minimal streaks and no self-tan smell. I'm pale and the medium/dark did not look bad. It applies very easily like lotion. I have to be careful of a lot of products I put on my face because of breakout, but I tried this on face too and it worked well causing zero breakouts. I've used a lot of self tanners over the years and this is my favorite of all brands because of low smell. I'm not sure if I would pay full price over other cheaper priced tanners though. I just wish I had bought several when on sale :-)
Never trying anything else!
Chels from Bensalem, PA
I put A normal amount like I would Lotion to cover my legs, arms, chest and face. Gives a natural bronzed tan look that is made darker with more frequent application. I use It every third day to keep it the level I want It and keep it fresh.
Love this product.
JuJu from Baton Rouge LA
Tried this product as a last minute decision. Couldn't be happier. So glad I decided to go for it.
Jules from Denver
I'm already naturally brown skinned but with the winter and quarantine I found my legs were a LOT lighter than usual. Bought this and have been going outside more. The before and after of my legs alone is crazy! Love this lotion and smells great!
Mokelyn from Jersey Shore
I have been using this product for a couple years now, have never left a review, but as soon as I recovered from COVID it was the first product I ordered online! I forgot how much I love it. Let me say, my winter white is fairly pale, but I do tan nicely (not sure if that has anything to do with the lovely color I achieve). That being said, it is a tanning product! Pay attention to the areas you would with any other self tanner...wrists, ankles, etc. If you apply with caution and wash your hands you will achieve beautiful, buildable color. Beware user error and you will love this product!
I am not sure if I would buy this again
Gigi from Naples, Florida
I liked this product, but I did not love it. I really liked the color and I liked that it fades naturally. I bought it in the shade medium/dark. I did not like that it gets very streaky and is difficult to apply. I also do not feel that they put enough product into the package. I used this product for a month and I am already out. Meanwhile, I can get at least 2 months out of the larger size of the mousse.
Clynn1234 from Louisiana
This lotion is so easy to work with and it is not streaky at all.(I use a mitt to apply it) I have never tried self tanner because I'm scared of streaks, so I tried the lotion to be safe and it's definitely my favorite product. I wish it would give a darker glow, but it definitely adds color.
Nice, Long-Lasting Gradual Color (Hard to Mess Up)
Batman92 from Houston, TX
First things first: I do not like self-tanners. I just don't have the patience to be good at using them. Gradual tanning lotions though, THAT'S my sweet spot. I can have/maintain color well, without turning myself into a big splotchy mess (seriously, I'm SO bad at it). This one is very nice. The color build is natural, but noticeable to me after a little while. It's very moisturizing but absorbs quickly. I apply right after getting out of the shower, then, to give it time to dry/absorb I put on my make and dry my hair. By the end of that process, I feel moisturized but not sticky and I'm not concerned anything is going to stain my clothes. Like MOST body lotions, I'd LOVE if this came in a pump bottle option. But the snap top isn't a deal-breaker. I'll definitely be reordering this.
Kailynn from New York
I have light color skin and I've tried applying this product multiple times and every time it comes out very streaky. It gathers in places where my skin creases. It will exaggerate any dry areas or scars/marks to look orangey. Not a fan. I have tried it a few times with hopes that I just didn't apply it even enough or put my clothes on too soon or put it on too thick and I got the same problems every time.