Rated 2.91 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great, with a few tips!
At first I wasn't sold on this product. I wasn't getting the color I wanted and I didn't know what to do. I read some reviews online and learned a trick that changed everything! Instead of applying it when you're soaking wet, lightly towel dry yourself first. Then apply it and leave it on for five minutes instead of three. The difference was immediate! Now I use it every time I shower (3-4 times a week) and I feel like I have the perfect glow to combat my normally super pale skin. The one downside to this method is that you go through the product a bit faster. Other than that, I have nothing bad to say and this tweak helped me get the results the bottle promised!
Most Helpful Critical Review Skip this one
Theoretically simple to use, but you actually have to rub it all on and stand around looking for something to do with the water off for 3 minutes while it sits. That would be worth it if the color were more of a tan. After 5 uses, the difference was negligible. Definitely a shade or two darker, but certainly not even a glow. Also very drying.
Reviewed by 434 customers Love
Shelby from Ten
Love the ease of use for this product. You don't. Have to worry about getting water on you after use since you wash it off. Looks subtle and natural but it's definitely warmer in tone
Love 40 from Nola
Love to use the foam so wanted to try this. Not much of any gradual tan. Not convenient to turn off the water and do something for 3 minute before washing off
Give it a try
koluchka from san jose ca
Perfect for my extremely pale skin. I dont think it will work for skin darker than "very very pale". Usually any self tanner turns into orange mess on very pale skin and it doesnt depend on the brand, but it just because pale skin is not compatible with tan at all. I tried dozens of different tanners and same story: streak and orange. Tried this one and it doesnt streak at all, not messy and gives my skin light glow without being orange. You skin will not become ONLY just a tad darker basically you will just achieve "healthy looking skin" and nothing more than that.
I recommend it. But only to very pale girls.
My tips for healthy and naturally looking not orangy legs in summer: this tanner and some shimmery oil designed for legs.
pale girls should embrace their paleness and forget their dreams to get chocolate color skin. It is impossible
No I wouldn't buy again!
Cheri from Alaska
I wouldn't buy it again. It didn't tan my legs at all not even gradually. It does have a bad smell after you keep applying the smell starts to get to you.
Great for pale skin
Kelly from PA
I am pretty pale and notice a difference after the first application. It is subtle and takes all day to develop, but it's there. I also can't stand the smell of self tanner. I've tried so many with claims to be scent free and I always smell like a biscuit. This leaves no scent while developing throughout the day. I also don't enjoy the feel of self tanner after applying. So this works for me, I just wash it off. I don't ever remember to apply this consistently so I don't ever achieve a dark result, but after 3 days in a row, I feel more confident showing off my legs :)
Good for pale skin
Goretorium from RVA
Pretty good so far! To get the best out of this product it I recommend washing your body, exfoliating with a body scrub, and then apply product and make sure your skin is still wet! saturate fully and you should be fine. This is what I did and left it on for a few extra min and I'm already starting to notice a nice difference after washing this off an hour ago. I am pretty pale so this could be why the product is working for me, also it's not streaky or orangey so far. Overall I'm pretty satisfied.
LTaylor from Texas
This didn't do anything.
It doesn't work
Sarah from KY
What spell do I have to cast to make this work? I've been using this every day tried the directions on bottle and after a week of not working I tried directs given in comments and still isn't working. Not worth anyone's money
Would not buy this product again
Me from Here
First time trying and the last
From pale to sunkissed
Melissa The Pale from Houston, TX
This is the first self tanner I've used and it turned out to be exactly what I was looking for. I'm pale, and I wanted a subtle, buildable tan. I've always been terrified of becoming a self-tanner horror story, but with this tanner I don't really even have to try. I apply it haphazardly, wait 5 mins, and rinse off. No streaks or orange areas to date, and I'm about 2 shades darker. It smells like sunscreen and 4 star hotel sheets - could be worse.
Sarah from PA
Easy to use, nice buildable results
TwinJT from Philadelphia, PA
I'm not sure why people are giving this such low reviews, I absolutely love it! Noticeable results after one shower! (I'm baseline pale, maybe that's why?). I just turn shower off, listen to music or read shampoo bottle labels for three minutes. Serious...much easier then other lotions and safer than tanning bed! Regarding my back I applied with sponge. Looks pretty well blended to me. Tough crowd here....
I plan on returning it. Expensive with no results
Di from Peoria, az
Supposed to use in shower. Rinse after 3 minutes. All it did was dry out my skin. No tanning.
Charlotte from Kentucky
I'm ridiculously pale, so this is an easy, quick way to take the edge off. Don't expect this to work like the foam/mitt situation or you'll be disappointed. Never stains after use, and you can tell a noticeable difference in one use (in me)
Tine from Salinas, Ca
I have used this product before and Loved it. Product was creamy, easy to use in the shower and gave a gradual tan. So I was very disappointed when I bought it this time. As soon as I opened the tube, it spilled out in a very liquid form, not the creamy stuff I had used before. It got all over my shower and made a mess. Plus, it seemed to have a slight vinegar smell this time. I don't know if I got an old bottle or if the product changed, but not sure if I'll use it again.
Did Not Work
Katie from Alabama
I've used this more than once and it never works!!
Not worth it
Redheadproblems from Texas
I bought this product because I've never used a self tanner where you have to shower it off. The first time I used it I followed bottle instructions and nothing happened. After reading comments I dried off after my shower and applied it on dry skin (generous amount) and waited ten minutes before showering. I still got no color at all. It was very disappointing.
Great for an easy glow!
Michelle from PA
I get it, it's not for everyone but i personally love it! I'm pale and want a bit of a tan that looks natural, but I don't have time to put a foam all over my body and wait 6 hours or go to bed sticky and hope my white sheets don't change color. This is the perfect product for someone who's busy, on the go, and doesn't need a tan right away. I use it every other day for about a week and I look great! This will be a super easy addition to my shower routine to keep a tan going. And it's not $50!
would give 0 if i could
randi from phoenix, AZ
i was so disappointed in this product. i used it exactly as directed, and woke up the morning after my shower the EACT same shade. did not tan me whatsoever, and i definitely applied plenty. save your money
Mir4504021 from Cincinnati, OH
I used this a few years ago and bought it again recently. I forgot how much I loved this product! It provides quick results - I achieved some color after only 1-2 uses. This gives enough color to make you look naturally sun-kissed and is very easy to use!
KC from Michigan
I'd give zero stars if I could. This product is a waste of money, which is disappointing considering how much I love their other products. I tried it twice, hoping to see a flicker of color. I received no color from this, standing there freezing and wet waiting for this product to set in. I also felt like it dried my skin out. If you want a tan, I recommend their tanning mousse instead.
If you're consistent, this is GREAT
Katie from Jonesboro, AR
So I bought this because I'm getting married soon and I'm white as a ghost, so I felt like I needed a little extra oomf on top of the original St. Tropez self tanner. I will say, I didn't see a significant difference until about 3-4 days into using it. I bought it 2 weeks before me wedding and have used it once every day since. I'm now 5 days away from my wedding and feeling like I'm glowing and golden! It hasn't left any streaks whatsoever and is such an easy process to apply and wash off 3 min later. I highly recommend if you want a gradual/base tan and care to apply it consistently over a week or so! I left 4 stars only because having to consistently apply self tanner probably doesn't appeal to everyone out there. If you want a tan ASAP, then this is not for you.
80s girl from Cleveland, OH
I'm glad I tried this before reading the reviews. I really like this product - no fear of transference, no fake orange ooompa loompa look. Don't put on soaking wet skin - pat dry a bit. It goes on really easily since your skin is damp. The hardest part is waiting three minutes before rinsing it off (I recommend a hair mask, squats, or cleaning your shower....). Rinse off. If the smell is unappealing, you're in the shower! When I dry off with a white towel, there is absolutely no issue. I prefer to use it after the pool to enhance my natural tan, but I've also used it without sunning and it's fine. I've used Jergens, Fake Bake, and a bunch of others and this is my fave.
Will not buy again
Bowtie from Bridgeport WV
Over priced product that works as good as water to tan the skin
Hayley Saint from Charlotte NC
I am not sure if it was a bad bottle or what but after using I ended up breaking out into hives on my legs and part of my stomach. It's been two days now and I still have hives on my legs. I have sensitive skin but have never had a product make me break out like this before. If you have sensitive skin I strongly recommended against this product. The possible benefit is not worth it.