Rated 4.06 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Amazing product !
I used this product for a wedding I had last Saturday. I started using it Friday morning and only used it 2x before the wedding and I had an even glow to my skin. I'm very fair, and I mean very very fair. It was the perfect product to use because I didn't want to be overly tan and I didn't want to be orange either. It made my just tan enough that I could pull of the grayish blue dress I wore
Most Helpful Critical Review Works well
This formula is thicker than the gradual tan everyday lotion. There is also a slight smell. It works quickly & efficiently. I will probably not repurchase because I prefer the gradual everyday "white" lotion because of the thinner formula.
Reviewed by 178 customers My go-to tanner
EaZyE from Myrtle Beach
I've been using this product since 2017 and I stand by it! If you do it correctly, the finish is amazing.. every time!
Shave/or not, exfoliate, put on with mitt and let dry (does take a while to dry) and you'll see results in a hours! The product is thick so a little goes a long way, and the smell is pretty strong but not overbearing. This is gradual so do it everyday until you have your desired tan. I can maintain this for about a week and a half. Love love love! Also, it helps with imperfections on skin. Major plus!!
Gooey and Caused a very itchy rash
JRL from Philadelphia
I have been experimenting with a variety of self tanners and while the St Tropez Advanced Express Self Tanning mousse is by far my favorite so far - I have to share that this product caused me to break out in a very itchy rash all over my arms. I don't have sensitive skin and can put on just about every type of lotion with no issue. There must be something in this formulation that has caused this reaction. I tried 1 more time to make sure it was the product and the same thing happened. I also didn't like the goey chocalately formulation. It really felt like I was applying chocolate sauce to my body. I wanted a product to use in between my tan with the mousse. But this definitely isn't it!!!! Rash plus oily feeling - not something that will be used again.
Blueken from USA
Gives a great color but took one star off because it comes off very patchy
Mandy from Cincinnati, OH
1) this was like watered down lotion. Not thick and creamy, so it was messier. 2) I am pale. If I already had a tan this might have been an o-k product. However, my legs looks orange and awful. Wish I could include a picture. Hoping a shower with some intense exfoliating will take most of it off. Would not recommend for my pale white friends.
All the time
Virge from Illinois
Love this tanning Lotion mostly I like the bronzer that's in it makes you glow highly recommend it
Things to keep in mind
Starfish from West Palm Beach, Florida
This is the first self-tanning product I've ever used so I can't compare it to anything else. I've used this product 3 times and this is what my experience has been like:
A hydrating formula, It gives a natural looking tan, It blends in evenly!
It says it doesn't have that "self-tan" smell, and even though I've never used tanners on myself before, my friends have and I recognize the fragrance. This product does have a tanner smell, so bear that in mind. I don't mind it but I know some people hate it.
One bottle won't last long. I've only used it 3 times and it's less than half full. I don't know if this is typical with tanning products? You need to use a lot to get even coverage.
MY BIGGEST CON:
It flakes off so badly! I've learned that you MUST exfoliate, or just keep on reapplying it because when it wears away the color flakes off your body like gross brown dandruff. It was maybe 3 days of flaking all over the place.
Overall I do like this product but I think I will try other tanners to see if there are better options for me.
5 stars from a very pale girl!
Megan from Wichita, KS
I have tried so many different self tanners just to even my skin tone. I always had issues with appearing orange or being very streaky. This one looks even and helps to cover any discoloration!! I would recommend this product but be careful with application and use a mitt to keep hands from staining.
amazing!!! buy it!!
Jana from Carbondale
I HAD to write a review on this product. I use the st tropez mousse and I really like it BUT this here tops it. it's a very thick lotion. looks like fountain. very beautiful color. I have very pale skin and freckles. this gives my such a natural glow tan. makes my skin look amazing! doesn't make my freckles stand out like some other products do. I will be ordering a lot more if this product. I also got the face spray from st tropez and it's amazing as well!
Good but smells
Olivia from Virginia
I've been using this for a few months now- the color has always turned out great for me, HOWEVER the smell is SO BAD that I have actually built up a gag reflex to it. Literally just thinking about the smell makes me nauseous. Looking for alternatives.
Immediate Results + Great for Extending Your Tan!!
Cat from Nevada
I bought this product to use to help extend the life of my Loving Tan mousse tan which lasts about 4 days. I used the St Tropez Lotion on day 3 of my tan and it IMMEDIATELY brought me back to a day 1 tan! I was blown away! I used for a second day in a row and the color is flawless, a golden bronze with no streaks. I applied with a bare hand and washed after, having no issue with orange / tanned palms. Unfortunately you have to use a LOT of the product, but I prefer lotion over mousse so it's worth it for me. There is immediate color transfer, you have to let yourself dry for 6-8 minutes to not transfer color to clothes / sheets. I did notice color transfer on sheets overnight, but it washed out. Overall a complete game changer and the 2 negatives are not enough to hinder me from repurchasing. If you're considering it, but it!
Brooke from Baltimore
I've never used tanning lotions because i thought they all were blotchy but this is amazing and looks so natural . I get complimented on it all the time .
Best Gradual tan! Best St Tropez product!
Cait from Opelika, AL
Love!! Best gradual self tanner and my favorite st tropez product. Goes on easy. Last a couple of days before needing to reapply. Doesn't come off on my clothes. It's faster than most graduals but also not so drastic that you end up with patchy spots!
Candacezumbach from Raleigh
I'm just not a fan of lotions. I couldn't get past the smell! It isn't spread easy and was orange looking upon application. I couldn't even finish doing my
First leg it was that bad.
Only self tanner I'll use
Anita from WA
I suspect reviews that say this product is too heavy/oily/orange are using waaaaay too much product. I find a little goes a long way (like... fat quarter sized dollop does a whole leg for me) and you have to spread it out quickly and then really rub it in. If you find the trick of it, you'll get a really nice natural looking glow. Rarely review things but I highly recommend.
Greasy, orange, comes off on everything, never truly absorbs
Sarah from Philadelphia, PA
I have been a pretty loyal and happy Jergens user for over 15 years, but I wanted to switch it up after hearing such great things about this brand. I don't think this is the product people are raving about though.... This had a weird, orange-tinged, greasy feel to it, not really like a lotion at all. I gave it a few hours to soak in after showering/shaving/etc, but it never really absorbed. It cotinued to feel greasy throughout the day. When I sat on my couch (hours later), it trasfered onto the cushions and my clothes... Never buying this again.
Everytime I run out!!!!!
Shelby from Midwest city
After shower, sometimes I use regular lotion to fill in any areas like elbows, etc. After using 1 time, I was impressed and happy looking in the mirror. Didn't need a 2nd addition but did on legs a few days later; it's been 2cwks ago, still tan. Tmrw will add more again. Makes me look healthy and I smile large! Haven't used a tanning bed in 5 yrs now. It's saving my skin from aging and skin damage.
Janet from Navarre, Fl
I just wanted a little color on my legs. This product should be used sparingly to get even coverage. Color is orange looking.
Great convenient & fast product
Abby from Ohio
I really enjoy using this lotion but do find that you have to really give yourself time to let it dry if you don't want it on your clothes. I always try to wear loose fitting clothes after for as long as I can to make sure it doesn't rub off. It gives me instant color and it's really easy to apply! definitely be aware that it is liquidity and will come out fast.
Super Oily hours after application
Victoriia the makeup queen from DC
Will be returning. Never sets into skin. rubs onto everything hours after application
Perfect color but maybe not for everyday use...
Self-tan enthusiast from Grand Rapids
I love the color it gave me! It gave me an instant subtle tan, but I woke up in the morning pretty dark. I definitely wouldn't recommend applying it everyday. I got a nice medium-dark color from one application. This is the only self-tanning product that actually hydrates my skin. It lasts WAY longer than St. Tropez mousse that is supposed to last for days. The only problem was that it took a very long time to dry. I may have applied too much and that could be why. I also made the mistake of applying too much to my hands so be aware of that. Other than that, this lotion is amazing!
Only self tanner I'll use
llaammjj from Iowa
I have really sensitive skin that breaks out if there's fragrance or lots of oils in products. This is the first self/gradual tanner I've used that doesn't break me out, and gives me a great color in just a few days! I mix this in with my lotion after I shower, and it keeps my skin looking bronzed and healthy (:
Best one I've used yet!
Stef from Boston
I love this product. It smells nicer than other self tanners and you can see a difference immediately even though it's gradual. It left my skin the softest it's ever felt. I'll definitely be using it all winter.
If you're looking for a tan on the warm side
Scarlett from Washington DC
This was an overall well made product. The one thing I LOVE about it is that it faded PERFECTLY and naturally! No blotches or patches or uneven skin tone anywhere! Lasted about a week, which is very nice. I just love how well it faded! However, the reason I didn't give it a full five stars is because of the color. It wasn't orange, but it was on the warm side. I know some people who will love this, because some have more warm skin tones anyways, but I naturally have a more medium skin tone with purple and green undertones, so this didn't look right on me. On my legs I could see distinctly at the top the color difference of my naturally medium color and this tanner compared to it showed me how warm it was. Not orange, but just...a little orangey if that makes any sense. If you naturally have skin with warm undertones this will look perfect!! Still a nice product and I just can't go on enough about how well it came on and how well it lasted and faded!
Perfect for last minute tan
Lexie from Jacksonville
This isn't the /ultimate/ self-tanner, but it's PERFECT for a last-minute tan when I've forgotten to touch up before events and I'm wearing a dress or shorts. It has a great tint that shows up immediately and evens out my skin tone (which is typically pale/blotchy/bruised/scarred... you get the picture, I have sensitive skin!). I've used this all over but the dry time is pretty long and the tint will transfer, so be careful if you need to put clothes on immediately after. Even used this on my face with good results. It's a very thick lotion, but isn't greasy and is fairly moisturizing as well.
Brittany from Parkersburg Wv
I like it not but down time to dry and gives a nice even coverage I'm fair so it's nice to have some color without being fakey orange