Rated 2.75 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Omg! Amazing!!
As a natural Red head with extremely pale skin, I literally have tried every sunless tanning product that exsists. I read ALL the reviews on this one minute pre tanning mousse and based on that was very skeptical to try it. I'm so glad I didn't let any negative comments keep me from trying it for myself.
First off I noticed that there is relatively no odor to this stuff at all. None. It is a thicker mousse than others I've used. I really like that because it seems easier to apply the product. The company claims that you don't have to exfoliate or moisturize prior to application so I didn't. The mousse is white in color, as well and because it's thicker in consistency it doesn't "slop" all over like other self tanning mousses I use. I applied with a mitt and would recommend the same.
Admittedly, I did wait 30ish min before showering and rinsing it off the first day based on reviews that said one minute doesn't get results. I could see a darker shade of white processing within 3-4 hours. After 8 hours, I had a nice, natural fair glow. Honestly, I would've been happy with the results after just one application. As I said, I am very fair skinned so one application gave great results for me. I did a second day and the tan processed even darker-still natural looking. (I only waited a couple min to rinse after applying the second day). I love this stuff and I'm a believer!
Note: I can see why people with darker skin tones may not see or like the results after only one application. It is a gradual tanning product so if you have darker skin, you need to use it consecutive days (they recommend 3) in a row.
Most Helpful Critical Review NEVER BUY THIS PRODUCT
I used this product over three days and each day, nothing happened, apart from to my hands which are bright orange! I applied it with my hands but made sure to wash it off of them as I knew they would go an unnatural colour but unfortunately that has happened. I waited longer than 20 minutes on all three days of use, so the '1 minute' part of it is all lies. There's no change in colour on any part of my body other than my hands. i would NOT recommended buying this product I am extremely disappointed with the results
Reviewed by 56 customers Best Tanning Product I Have Ever Used
LTexas from Texas
So, I usually don't have time to write reviews, but I wanted to share my love for this product. First of all, I am VERY fair. I have NEVER until now found a product that didn't look at least somewhat streaky or orange. I have also never found a product that wasn't a hassle to apply if I wanted it to look good, and even then turned out at least somewhat streaky, maybe not at the beginning but as it faded. This includes getting a profession spray on tan at a salon. I can completely understand why this is a nothing burger if you are not super fair. You might not notice this at all unless you use it every day for a week. For me, it makes my fair skin noticeably darker after one application. Now, it looks really good after 2 or 3 applications, applied every other day. I,like some other reviewers have suggested, leave the tanner on for at least 15 minutes before I get in the shower every time. I love this because you seriously cannot mess this up. I can't believe it is this easy. I do use the St. Tropez mitt. I use about 8 pumps per leg and 3-4 pumps per arm. Then, I use a couple of pumps each for my back, chest, neck, etc. It soaks in immediately, and it NEVER streaks...not after application and not as it's fading. It also looks completely natural. You can also rub it over your feet and ankles...no weird streaking or contrast. I also blend it in to the tops of my hands...it blends perfectly. You can get dressed immediately because you are showering after you apply, so you don't have to worry about messing it up. I use the St. Tropez Bronzing Water Face Mist on my face, which is also a fantastic product and matches perfectly.
Breezy from West Des Moines
I bought this thinking it was gonna be the answer to all my self tanning problems. I hate the way self tanner smells. So when I bought this I was excited that you put it on and then can be washed off. Not kidding, I used it 4 times in 4 days and not a single color change. I returned it.
Good for really pale people
C.C. from Huntsville, AL
If you are just wanting to make your skin one shade darker then this is a good way to achieve your goal. This product won't make you look like you came back from a Caribbean vacation, but you will probably feel more comfortable wearing shorts. Especially if you are a blonde or redhead. As other reviewers stated, this needs to be left on for longer than the recommended one minute to give you any sort of color. I followed the instructions the first four times I used it and didn't see any change. I started leaving it on for 5-10 minutes instead and noticed a difference then. Also it's best to put this on during the opposite time of day in which take your full length shower. It's better if you can just rinse it off quickly instead of the 15+ minutes it takes for your usual shower routine.
BEST self tan for starters
Kayla from Pennsylvania
I purchased this about 2 weeks ago in hopes of a gradual self tanner that wouldn't make me noticeably self tanned right away. After a few daily uses, I noticed the best difference & such a nice golden (NOT orange) tan! I leave it on for about 10 minutes prior to my shower and rinse it off & within 5 minutes there is already a difference. I recommend this product 100%. There are many bad reviews on it but if you use it according to your skin and body, the results are amazing.
Do not purchase
n/a from Indianapolis, IN
This product doesn't work. I haven't seen any change to my skin.
No noticeable tan
KrisNAz from AZ
I found this discounted so I bought it. I normally love St. TROPEZ sunless tanning products but this did nothing. I apply it all over before showering and hours later, skin looks the same. I did it again the next day and I dont see any color. May give subtle color to some but many say it doesnt work. I gave it 2 stars instead of one because it's easy to apply and did no harm to my skin.
I love St. Tropez products, but this does nothing
BethanyVick from Dothan,AL
I apply this right before my shower. I let it soak for less than 5 minutes. Shower and dry off and nothing happens. I have used this for a week and I'm still pale as ever. The 1-3 hr Express tan is amazing though!
Crystal from Dallas, TX
This product didn't work and I tried multiple times. The directions on the bottle are very vague; so it seemed too simple. Do not recommend at all.
I'm not getting much of a tan.
TulumChica from TX
Followed instructions to a tee. After waiting one minute & then showering, there was absolutely no tanning. Next day, I tried again. No color. The next day, I left the product on 3 minutes & finally saw some color, but it was minimal. At this price, it is not worth it. I won't buy again.
Still white Irish skin after 1 week
MML from Toledo Ohio
I've been using this for over 7 days, applied every day, it is not working as I had hoped. It is easy to use, doesn't have a bad odor, which is great, only thing is the end result is maybe a very very very slight "tan" (tan is really not the right word). I'm not looking for a deep dark tan, I don't want pasty white legs either. I will not recommend or repurchase.
Does not work
BethChicago from Chicago, IL
I've been using this product for two weeks and following the directions...no change in skin tone or color. This product does not work.
Great product!!! It works!
Brooke from Orlando
The tan looks really good on my skin, and I don't look super orange. It's a great product and I'd recommend it to anyone! Doenst smell the best though.
Slowest Tan Payoff Ever
Rin from Detroit, MI
I think this product is good, but not great. After daily applications for a whole week, I can say that it does apply a nice, even, and gradual tan that is natural looking. I am naturally ghost-like, and have long wanted a product that works without the instant orange look, weird streaks, or the tell-tale smell. This product fulfills that dream, but it does so very slowly. I found that the most color payoff happens when heavily applying the product, waiting until I see the color beginning to process until I shower, and showering at a cooler temperature without exfoliating. I have been happy with the tan looking rather natural, how there is almost no way to overdo the color, and it really works as a daily-use product to maintain a tan look. But, while it does work, I am not sure I would re-purchase or recommend to a friend, because a week in, I barely look more tan than I did before, and so much product was used already.
Worked for me!
Rachel from Columbus, OH
I applied this product after taking a "whole shebang" shower (shave, exfoliate, etc). After letting it sit a few minutes I got back in and rinsed it off with cool water and used NO soap. My skin felt super soft and slick, and I patted myself dry. After about 3 hours I noticed my arms beginning to get a light tan, and after about 5 hours my stomach got noticeably dark (I asked multiple people to check, so I know it wasnt just me). I'm going to continue using this product to build a nice natural tan. Throughout this entire process I only noticed a slight smell a few times but it wasnt strong or noticeable to others.
No color, not good for sensitive skin either.
Shay from Fort smith
Im going to start of with saying I'm very very pale. Like ghost white. So As a first time self tanner I was very cautious and chose a gradual tan product. I was very disappointed to say the least. I used this product two days in a row and even left it on for 2-3 mins instead of 1 and it did nothing. No color. Nothing. It stung a little bit at first when I applied which kind of worried me. It has a off putting smell but it's not strong. Woke up the next day with a rash on my stomach and no color at all. So I applied it again only to my arms and legs and still no color. I'd definitely buy something else because this does not work.
Used repeatedly, ZERO color!
Julie from KY
I bought this product before a party because I hate spray tans and/or self tanner. I don't like the smell or inconvenience so I thought putting this on before I shower would be perfect. That part is perfect but you get no tan! I used this product 7 days in a row and even left it on for up to 10 minutes before showering and got nothing. I am very fair complected so I expected at least a little color payoff and was very disappointed when I had to attend my party just as ghostly as I was before this product.
Finally an amazing scentless experience!
Account from Bethlehem PA
What is so great is you don't have to smell that awful smell all day long!
Beware if you have sensitive skin
shezza from Tennessee
I'm very pale and I wanted to try a self tanner, this product seemed super easy and almost fool proof. The first couple of days were fine but after about 3 applications of the product my legs began to itch and breakout into hives. It took days for the reaction to stop.
Jury is still out on this product
Christine from New York
This product is super easy to use, just rub it on before your shower and wash it off after a minute. No waiting and ruining clothes and sheets. Sadly the color pay off just isn't there. I ended up using a much cheaper bronzing foam to get the glow I was going for. Luckily there is no fake tan smell and I guess it's not streaky due to the lack of color pay off. I would not purchase this product again.
Don't be lazy
Kay from Ohio
Everyone who gives this a bad review is simply not using it right. Exfoliate in the shower before hand and make sure you heavily moisturize before applying. I also will leave it on for an hour before showering.
Cindy from Ky
I don't usually write reviews but I felt like this needed to be reviewed. It didn't work not even in the slightest way will be returning.
Molmar from New York
Literally no color after numerous times using it, even with prolonged wear time. Maybe it only works if you're really fair? Waste of money.
Not what I was expecting
Bkincanon from Amarillo, TX
I was excited about this product mostly bc I hate waiting 3+ hours after using a self tanner before I can shower. I was very underwhelmed with this. The texture isn't at all like a normal mousse tanner- It's very sticky and strange. I used as directed for a week and basically saw no results. I am extremely pale since it's winter so maybe that is the issue...I'm too pale. I got the slightest hint of color but nothing I would call a tan.
Doesn't seem to be working
Deb from Maple Grove,MN
Doesn't seem to be working
I wanted to love this product, but...
BensonRunner from Minnesota
I have been using this product for approximately one week now and have not noticed any difference despite daily use. Unfortunately I tossed the bag with the receipt in it or I would have returned this as I feel like my money is literally being washed down the drain.