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Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion

St. Tropez

Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Body Lotion

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6.7 oz Item 2301303

Color:Light/Medium

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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 120 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (78)
  • Creates even tan (67)
  • Natural tan (67)
  • Dries quickly (64)
  • Not greasy (64)

Cons

  • Bad odor (9)
  • Doesn't work (9)
  • Uneven tan (9)
  • Uneven fade (7)
  • Fades (6)

Best Uses

  • Body (71)
  • Daily use (56)
  • Face (11)
  • Quick-fix (11)
  • Weekly use (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (6), 10 minutes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (46), Budget shopper (34)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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3.0

It works, but requires a lot of finesse

By Jordanne

from Utah

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Creates Even Tan
  • Doesn't Clog Pores
  • Natural Tan
  • Works Quickly

Cons

  • Feels Greasy or Heavy

Best Uses

  • Body

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

This products works, but I find that it requires a lot of finessing in order for it to work GOOD. I love to self tan and when I saw this product for a reasonable price I figured I would give it a try because I've tried other St. Tropez tanning products in the past. I am very fair with a neutral undertone and I bought this product in the dark shade. This product has a pretty strong scent, but I didn't hate it— If a product work wells I don't care what it smells like. I used a glove to apply this and it threw me off that the lotion was white. You don't really have a guide when it's white so it's basically a waiting game until your tan develops...which is terrifying. When my tan developed the first few days of use, it was so bad. Like...I had to wear long sleeves bad. I stopped using it after that but came back to it a few months later. I was suuuper cautious of how I applied it this time. Of course I shower, shave, exfoliate. After showering, I put a thin layer of normal unscented lotion on. I'll wait to apply this tanning lotion after about 20 minutes just to allow my body to get completely dry. (I brush my teeth and blow dry my hair during this time. You want to avoid water like the plague after applying the tan!) When I apply the lotion, I start from my calves and work my way up. Apply less than you think and make sure you take your time to rub it in completely. When I get to my arms, I'll start with one arm and let the tan dry while keeping my arm straight to avoid the tan rubbing off in the crease of my arm by natural movement. (This stuff is SO greasy!) After I get the tan on my body, I'll reapply lotion to my feet/ankles/hands/wrists/inner forearms/elbows and knees. It helps blend the tan. After that I take my blow dryer on cool to dry off my body otherwise it takes forever. Put on loose clothing to sleep and you should have a good tan! Overall, I love the color of this tan and the price BUT it's time consuming. I would buy it again, but there's better options!

 
5.0

Perfect for "Gradual" results!

By Anastasia

from Boston

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

I really am loving this product. A lot of these reviews say they aren't seeing results, but I've been using this every other day and have been able to watch my tan gradually get darker (just like the name implies!). I use the mitt for application and exfoliate (with the body shop shea scrub) and haven't had any issues with streaks! I'm very pale and have a hard time finding self tanning products that don't turn me orange or just completely streak my body, but the results with this are super consistent and natural looking—I've even been asked by co-workers how I get my glow! Definitely has become a part of my routine.

 
3.0

It smells better than Jergens but doesn't work as well!

By Celia

from Jacksonville, Florida

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy To Apply
  • Natural Tan
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Body
    • Daily Use

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

    I am a budget and brand buyer, whichever works better, Jergens wins this one.

     
    3.0

    No

    By Nicole

    from Destin

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Creates Even Tan
    • Doesn't Clog Pores
    • Works Quickly

    Cons

    • Feels Greasy or Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Body
    • Daily Use

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

    I was using the Mouse which I loved, wanted to try something faster to apply. The lotion is to sticky! I will go back to the mouse after this bottle is gone! Still love there products!

     
    5.0

    I would buy this again and again!

    By G

    from Arkansas

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Body

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

      This gave me great color after only one use!!

       
      2.0

      Not my favorite

      By MamaGuti

      from Blgs, MT

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy To Apply
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Body

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

      I am fair skin tone and purchased Light/Medium shade. It applied well and did not smell bad! I sadly did not see a change in color even after several days. Do not put this on at night thinking you will wake up with tan skin.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Product

      By Spat

      from Huntington WV

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Uneven Tan

      Best Uses

      • Legs

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

      Extremities - hard too tan

       
      5.0

      I loved this! Wasn't too drastic of a change!

      By Al tollison

      from Minnesota

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Bad Odor

      Best Uses

      • Body
      • Daily Use

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

      I put this on right after the shower. I apply until I get the tan I like. It was a natural color not orange at all! It looked like I just spent the day outside rather than most self tanners were it looks like you just went on vacation for a day (which is something I don't love about other self tanners). It gave enough color after one day and it wasn't too much either! I'm very light skinned and used the medium/dark shade. It had a slight odor but nothing bad at all!

       
      5.0

      Love

      By Maemae

      from Birmingham, al

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Body
        • Daily Use

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

        This stuff works really good it doesn't make you orange. Applies evenly.

         
        5.0

        Love This Tanner

        By Canton Sue

        from Canton, GA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Body

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

        I love this product. I have been using it for about 2 years now. It is expensive but it is the best self tanner I have ever used. I am not supposed to be out in the sun so this is great for me. After using it for a couple of days I can usually go with every other day and still keep some color.

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        • Q:

          Hi can this be used on your face? Thank you
          Asked on 6/22/2018 by Diane from CT

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Yes, you can. We always recommend a patch test if particularly sensitive. You can apply delicately with the Applicator Mitt or use a St.Tropez Face Applicator Mitt. We also have a Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Face Lotion.

            Answered on 6/28/2018 by Official Answer from St. Tropez from Brand Answer
        • Q:

          Is this lotion white/clear or does it have the guide color that will discolor clothing, sheets etc.
          Asked on 4/29/2018 by Becca from KS

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            This product is a clear lotion that can be used exactly as a normal daily moisturizer. This does not have a guide color and will not transfer onto clothes and sheets. We do recommend waiting for the lotion to dry completely before getting dressed for the best and most even results.

            Answered on 5/23/2018 by Official Answer from St. Tropez from Brand Answer
        • 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
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