Rated 4.33 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Really a great product!
I've tried numerous store brand tanning products (Neutrogena, Loreal, Jergens) as well as other brands like St. Moriz (awful...trust me) and St. Tropez is by far the best. I give it 4 stars because nothing is perfect, however, if you are someone who uses faux tanners a lot, you shouldn't have too many problems with this. I use it by showering and exfoliating, applying lotion and then using the mousse mitten, I apply one good coat all over the areas of my body I choose, and sometimes a second coat if i want to look darker. It is true the product has a green undertone, but you do not see it once it is blended onto the skin. The green undertone creates that natural "olive skin" look--unlike those other orange-y undertoned products. Let it sit for at least 4-6 hours before working out, going out on a rainy day, or showering. Showering will cause the coast to wash off, however a really lovely clean tan color is left afterward. I have fair skin, blue eyes and brown hair, and this product looks really nice on me. My family and friends agree that the color really does look quite natural. I have been using this product since December 2016--it's wonderful!
Most Helpful Critical Review Becomes scaly and flaky after a few uses
I bought this product about a month ago. As soon as I applied it, I loved the color. It does fade pretty quickly so you need to apply it at least twice a week if you want to maintain a good tan. However, I've noticed that the more I use it, my skin becomes scaly and flakey. Yes, I moisturize daily and exfoliate before applying the product. I attached a picture to show what I mean by "scaly and flakey." Also, if I rub my skin, it comes off. It's so upsetting because I love the color of this product, but I can't walk around with my skin looking like I have some kind of disease. If anyone knows how to fix this please let me know!
Reviewed by 747 customers Best self Tanner yet!
ShawnaB from Grams Rapids
It's pricey but worth it. It doesn't have that typical self tanner stink about it. Gives you a nice bit of color after only 1 application. Really, I mean REALLY hard to get off your hands. I'll probably buy the mitt. Will be a staple in my Arsenal from here on.
Jackie Blue from Abq, nm
I've use this product for years and I love that I can just put it on minutes before I go out and I have an immediate tan. Although it does still smell a little bit like self tanner which I do not like.
Olivia from Chicago
Have been using this brand for years, I swear by it! Never looks orange, doesn't feel sticky and lasts long if you maintain it.
This and bondi sands are my top go to
Happy sun kissed blonde from Oregon
This one probably beats boni only because it's not as dark on my albino skin like I'm white as white gets with freckles and this doesn't orange streak me but gives me a sun kissed glow and I get lots of compliments from my daughter boy friend friends they all notice I look darker love it and will continue to get cause with a baby I never make it to the beds now days
Green and fades extremely fast
Mis from NH
Applies like any other mouse. However, the color that comes out of the bottle is alarmingly green and applies grossly green too. It develops into an okay not as green but still tinted tan but it does not get very dark at all. Then the light tan you do get lasts for MAYBE 2 days and i'm used to loving tan, which gives me a full week of flawless tan! I was excited to try this because it comes in a bigger bottle size but I am so disappointed. I hate that I paid so much and now have to use all this poor looking tan.
Light Tan That Lasts
R.B. from Pennsylvania
Just got done my first bottle. Application is very easy thanks to the guide color. Dries down quickly enough so you don't have to stand around naked for a long time - just remember loose fitting dark clothes for the developing time. Guide color isn't so horrific that you're stuck in the house all day, which is nice. I'm white with a neutral light-medium skin tone and this takes me to what I'd look like after a few days in the sun. Definitely not a nice deep tanned look, it just barely takes me to a shade or two darker. The results last, it's a good formula, the color is nice… just not as effective of a fan that I was looking for.
caroline from cincinnati
nice color but broke out in hives/bumps the next day
Love this product !
Pinkielj from Dallas
I love this product... at least 10 full body tans out of 1 bottle and way better for your skin than a tanning bed
Stacey from Cheboygan
I wish it were a tad darker so I'll try the darker mousse when I can afford it, but I love it! Very natural even tan. I just have to put so many layers to get the tan I desire that it starts to look funny. I need to exfoliate more I know, but then I don't get dark enough. So like I said when I have enough money maybe I'll try the darker mousse.
This product hasn't failed me!
claireparso from auburn, al
I apply 2 coats for a darker look
Color doesn't last plus allergic reaction
Denise from Michigan
I'm very pale and had to apply twice to get more than a shade or two darker. The color looked very natural and not orange at all on the first day. But by day three it started fading very badly. I've got some white patches where the tan has faded completely, some orange patches where the color's built up, and a perfect white outline of my bra and underwear where it's rubbed off. Exfoliating and moisturizing hasn't helped. And even though I did patch test it, I ended up having an allergic reaction and got hives along my chest and back.
Great natural looking tan!
Jamie from Texas
Recently bought the mini version to try it out. I've tried out other self tanners like the loving tan one in the shade medium, and this is by far WAY better! I'm more of a olive medium skin tone, and tried the loving tan one in the shade medium but it was somewhat orange. This st. Tropez classic one is so much nicer and doesnt look orange at all!! I was scared that that it wouldn't show up on me too much since there wasn't other shades, but i left it on for the minimum time (4 hours) and then washed it off, and wow! I look so tan. So so natural ! Definitely best on I've tried. Also i don't usually leave reviews (this is like my second one) but i had to for this product!
Like it, not bad at all!
Bug from Georgia
Natural tan for sure. Was easy for me to use as someone kind of new to self tanner. Only thing is that it is ever so SLIGHTLY orange, not at all bad tho! Nothing like old tanners use to be, but it did have a warmer tone. I wouldn't sleep in it tho, would be a bit tacky feeling. But I still really like this product! Definitely use a mit tho, helps a lot!
Good tan just fades super uneven
Court from Lubbock
This smells better than most and is an okay tanning product. I just hate how uneven it fades. It's crazy uneven. I'll always be a fake bake girl I guess. But overall it's not a bad product. I just won't buy again because like I said, I haven't found anything bad about fake bake.
caused allergic reaction
reginaphilange from TX
I will never buy anything from St. Tropez again. This product caused an allergic reaction. The smell was also terrible. I will be returning this ASAP.
I absolutely love this product
RLOS from Dove Canyon
Use the mitt it's essential!!!
My New Favorite
KeriAnne from GA
I'm really impressed with this brand. This product does a good job of mirroring the natural color I get when tanning. It's not fake or orange at all! I feel like the mousse consistency makes the product spread easily and helps prevent streaks and messy cleanup like sprays I'm used to. I applied the mousse with gloves hands and buffed it into my skin with a mitt. Tip: I like to put on tanners right before bed to prevent sweating or needing to wash hands or anything that could compromise the ability of the tanner to work its magic.
Great sunless tanning mousse!
Camille SB from Royal Oak, MI
I'm using self-tanner this summer for the first time - I'm pregnant and using copious amounts of sunscreen so not getting my usual summer glow. This is a great, subtle option! Of course the first time I struggled a bit and hands/feet are always difficult, but the end result is a really nice, even tan.
Reminder that the mousse itself has a dark color to show you where the tan will be, so when you shower later, that is what is coming off, not the actual tan that has been developing over the 8 hour window. Rest assured you will still be tan even though the water looks dark!
My Favorite Sunless Tanner
KMathew from Eugene, Oregon
I really like this sunless tanner. It is a nice color and doesn't turn out orange-y. My only complaint is how long it takes to completely dry. It feels so tacky and sticky until it is completely dry so I have to plan my day around applying it so I don't have to do much else while I wait. It will come off on your clothes if you get dressed after you apply it and also can "run" if you get sweaty while wearing it (like if you workout or something it can run down like beads of sweat and leave a stain). Kinda feels like a lot of work, but I definitely like it better than other sunless tanners.
Favorite Sunless tanner
Jess the self tan junky from California
This has been the best self-tanning product. It is sticky when it is drying but I feel like that is what makes it last longer and gets deep in to the skin. the more I use this stuff the longer my tans last!! I love it. The color is natural-looking. I want to try to darker one but I probably won't because this is so natural on my fair skin.
Tan lover from New England
I have had the absolute worst luck with self tanners. I have tried so many brands and have had orange lines all over me. I even tried other st. tropez products that didn't work for me. but this product… it's amazing! I have never been this tan since I am very pale and don't naturally tan in the sun easily. it looks like i just got back from vacation!!
SamanthaH from Mississippi
Easy to use. Very natural color!
Rosie from Georgia
None streaking & not orange.
Doesn't get as dark as I would like!
s from CT
Mixed feelings about this. Firstly, it reeks pretty badly (but I can put up with it). Secondly, I wish this came in multiple shades. I have very light skin with olive undertones and this really didn't give me much color at all (only made me about two shades darker). The color it did give lasted pretty well though. I absolutely loved the application of this, it is not streaky at all and I don't need a ton of product when applying.
Loved it right away!!!
J from Charlotte,NC
This product is very easy to apply. You see a nice color right away, but of course it changes a little after about 6-8 hours. It looked really nice the next day, and it didn't stain my bed sheets like some other tanners I've used before. 100% recommend it.