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In-Shower Gradual Tan

St. Tropez

In-Shower Gradual Tan

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Add a sun kissed glow to you shower routine. With sweet almond oil, the St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan is clinically proven to hydrate skin for up to 24 hours, while developing a natural looking streak-free golden glow. Specially formulated to lather and glide evenly and smoothly over wet skin. This lotion uses a 100% natural tanning agent and is also paraben, sulphate and phthalate free. After showering, the self tan actives will naturally start to work, developing gradually and deepening with regular reapplication within the shower.

Sophie's Pro Tips: Always start from the bottom of your body and work your way up. To tan your hands- Once you have covered your whole body and your hands have been washed, rub the back of your hand over a large area of the body that has been covered well. This is an excellent product to maintain a real and a self-tan. TOP TIP- Waiting longer than 3 minutes will give you a slightly deeper glow.
Fully cleanse and wash in a warm shower. With the shower off, generously apply the product in circular motions with your hands to wet skin to create an even coverage. Wash palms after application. Wait 3 minutes. Fully rinse off with warm water only. Gently dry yourself, before getting dressed. After showering, the self-tan actives will naturally start to work, developing gradually and deepening with regular reapplication within the shower.
Aqua (Water), Dihydroxyacetone, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Isohexadecane, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-DI-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Glyceryl Laurate, PEG-18 Glyceryl Oleate/Cocoate, Polysorbate 80, Caramel, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Decylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene, Alphaisomethyl Ionone, Coumarin.

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St. TropezIn-Shower Gradual Tan
 
2.9

(based on 290 reviews)

47%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (101)
  • Creates even tan (72)
  • Natural tan (63)
  • Easy to use (58)
  • Not greasy (54)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (62)
  • Not effective (41)
  • Fades (14)
  • Bad odor (12)
  • Uneven tan (12)

Best Uses

  • Body (94)
  • Daily use (87)
  • Women (21)
  • Face (15)
  • On-the-go (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (118), Budget shopper (67)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (50), 1+ hour (21), 10 minutes (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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5.0

This is exactly what it claims to be

By Morgan the student

from Detroit

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Body

    Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

    It is very gradual, but that is what it says on the bottle. It's so easy to use and not streaky at all. The problem is that if you aren't very pale, it won't show up too much on you (at least for the light one). I just ordered my second bottle, only this time I ordered the medium/dark one.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Decent!

    By Tanner

    from PA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Creates Even Tan
    • Doesn't Clog Pores
    • Easy To Apply
    • Natural Tan

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

    • Body

    Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

    This product is great for those who want a warm subtle glow. While I'm extremely pale in the winter, my skin takes on a deep tan in the summer, so the color this product gives did not live up to what I hoped...but I definitely noticed a difference!

     
    4.0

    Not bad.

    By Raych

    from Pcb

    Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

    It didn't really give me a tan. It gave me more of a glow. It smells really good after you wash it off. Just a clean subtle smell. And it's very moisturizing!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worked for me!

    By Jackifish

    from Central cali

    Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

    Ive been starting to use more and more sunless tanners one to not get more fine lines and two because skin cancer runs in my family. I am the definition of pale! Ive read some of the comments so i decided to buy the medium. This is a gradual tan. You wont see results in one or two days. It also wont get you crazy dark so if youre looking for the just got back from hawaii tan, this is not for you. It gave me enough color so that when i wear a dress my white legs wont blind someone a mile away. Its a nice natural color and isnt streaky. I will be using this with the mousse when summer actually hits for a nice tan look.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    If you get a routine down, it works perfectly

    By None

    from Florida

    Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

    I'm super pale. I read thru other reviewers' comments with tips & tricks before I tried this... following others recommendations, shutting off the shower, patting dry and THEN applying this works best. I'd also wait a few extra minutes past the recommended 3 to wash off. It does take a few days to build color! But it's way more natural looking when you're normally pretty white :)

     
    4.0

    Gradual tan

    By Ash4494

    from New Jersey

    Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

    This is a gradual tan and it does take a few times of use before you see actual results. Due to the reviews I decided to go with the medium to dark even though I would say I am more of a light colored skin tone. I've used about four times now and can see a difference and natural looking tan! Would order again if I ever need for another event.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good For a Subtle Tan

    By Christina P

    from Wheeling WV

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Very Gradual

    Best Uses

    • Body
    • Daily Use

    Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

    I bought this product in Medium because I saw so many bad reviews from people who used Light, and so many good reviews by people who used Medium. I was a little nervous because I am very pale and I've never used any kind of self tanner before. I've been using it about two weeks, and I'm pretty sure I know who will like a product like this and who won't.
    You'll like it if you:
    want a subtle tan
    are new to self tanner
    don't mind waiting a few uses to see a difference

    You won't like this product if:
    You want results fast
    You want to be several shades darker than you are right now

    I've used this probably 7 times now. It took 3 uses before I saw a noticeable difference. It took probably 5 uses before I got enough tan to satisfy me, and I still wouldn't mind being darker. It's still subtle enough that nobody I know has even noticed a difference. If you wan't to look like you just got back from the beach, this is not the product for you. I do like it, though, because the tan looks very natural and there's no streaking or awkward fading, like I've heard that regular sunless tanners do. I thought this was a good first tanning product. Would I repurchase? Probably not, I don't feel like I get tan enough to justify the price of the bottle. I'm about halfway through the bottle I think. If you're new to self tanner and you don't mind spending the money, I would definitely recommend this product.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this.

    By Lauren

    from Seneca, SC

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Creates Even Tan
    • Doesn't Clog Pores
    • Easy To Apply
    • Natural Tan

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Body
      • Daily Use

      Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

      I loved this. It's a gradual tanner so I used it three days in a row. And by the third day I saw color! Now I will say I am red headed freckle face so I'm extremely pale. But this gave me a nice even color without being orange. I love it. And now I use it every other day. Though I could probably go longer. And it still gets darker after each use.

       
      2.0

      NOT THAT IMPRESSED. NOT A DEEP ENOUGH TAN.

      By CHERBEAR

      from MARION,NC

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Doesn't Clog Pores
      • DOES NOT STAIN
      • Dries Quickly
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

        I WAS LOOKING FOR A DEEPER COLOR. I THOUGHT THAT MEDIUM WOULD BE DARKER

         
        5.0

        Best self tanner EVER

        By Kyb

        from Augusta, GA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Body
          • Daily Use

          Comments about St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan:

          I ❤️ THIS STUFF! I have tried self tanners before with horrible results/they either coat unevenly, streak, stain your hands, and almost always make you look ORANGE. I love the look of being tan, but at 49, hate it's aging effecs. I was apprehensive to try it, but pleasantly surprised. It's not orange at all, and each time that you use it, it gets a little deeper. I have had people comment on how pretty it is....The only thing that I would recommend is when applying-I leave it on 6 minutes, except the first time I only waited 3. Also, wash your hands with soap immediately after applying, the first time, I forgot-My palms looked tan, not orange; however I noticed it. I only apply as far up to my neck, so I can't testify to it's effects on the face-Take the chance and buy it, you won't be sorry.

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          • Q:

            How do you determine what shade to get? On your skin tone or how dark you want to get?
            Asked on 3/26/2018 by SaraR from Sacramento Ca

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              If you want a light glow, choose Light. If you want a deeper glow, choose Medium. The product develops according to your natural skin tone, so anyone can use either product.

              Answered on 3/27/2018 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Can this be used daily?
            Asked on 6/25/2017 by TJ from Florence, SC

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              Yes, it absolutely can! It's a great way to extend the life of your tan.

              Answered on 7/11/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
          • Q:

            How long should you wait to apply moisturizer?
            Asked on 6/14/2017 by Kerry from New York

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              In-Shower Gradual Tan provides moisturizing benefits. We do not recommend applying an additional moisturizer, as this could negatively affect product performance. It would be OK to apply moisturizer the next day. We hope this info helps!

              Answered on 6/15/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
          • Q:

            Can this be used to maintain/extend the tan I get by using the St. Tropez express product?
            Asked on 6/12/2017 by Rae from Rhode Island

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              Yes, we absolutely recommend it for that use! You'll see wonderful results.

              Answered on 7/11/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
          • Q:

            I just got a spray tan today using organic spray. Can I use this product along side it to prevent the awkwardness of a spray tan wearing off? Or will it strip away the spray tan faster?
            Asked on 5/25/2017 by Sal from undisclosed

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              It's the perfect product to help maintain the results of your spray tan! :-)

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

            If I applied a face moisturizer and makeup to my face after rinsing and drying off, will it leave streaks?
            Asked on 4/24/2017 by Mary

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              In-Shower Gradual Tan provides moisturizing benefits. If using on the face, we do not recommend applying an additional moisturizer or makeup, as this could negatively affect product performance. We hope this info helps!

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

            Can this be used in conjunction with other tanners? I would be using this in the shower then later that evening applying bare minerals self tanner.
            Asked on 2/23/2017 by Leahbia from Mpls, mn

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              We would suggest using as your sole self tanner rather than alongside self tanners of other brands for best results.

              Answered on 3/20/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
          • Q:

            Should I towel dry before applying this product? It should I be soaking wet in the shower?
            Asked on 8/15/2016 by Coliemayporter from Carson, CA

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              Your skin should be wet. Here are the full usage directions:

              Fully cleanse and wash in a warm shower. With the shower off, generously apply the product in circular motions with your hands to wet skin to create an even coverage. Wash palms after application. Wait 3 minutes. Fully rinse off with warm water only. Gently dry yourself, before getting dressed. After showering, the self-tan actives will naturally start to work, developing gradually and deepening with regular reapplication within the shower.

              Answered on 8/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
          • Q:

            Can I use sunscreen after applying this? Or do you have to stay inside on the days you use this?
            Asked on 8/9/2016 by Nessah131

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              In-Shower Gradual Tan provides moisturizing benefits. We do not recommend applying an additional moisturizer or sunscreen after it, as this could negatively affect product performance. You could certainly use it at night, and then apply sunscreen as usual in the AM, which would allow the color to fully develop overnight. We hope this info helps!

              Answered on 8/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
          • Q:

            Once you get out of the shower and dry off, will the product rub off on the towel?
            Asked on 7/28/2016 by Candee from Indianapolis, IN

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              As long as you fully rinse off In-Shower Gradual Tan after 3 minutes (with warm water only), it should not discolor your towel.

              Answered on 7/28/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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