Rated 3.09 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review SO happy to have found this product
My hairdresser had used it the night before she did my hair, and I complimented her tan (it just looked like she had just gotten back from vacation), and when she said it was from a bottle I couldn't believe it. I had NEVER had good luck with that (and had not tried in several years). So I got brave and tried it that night, and the next day I had family photos! It worked GREAT!!!!! I have had so many compliments, and no one could tell it was from a bottle/spray. :)
Most Helpful Critical Review Not impressed
This was my first time trying St. Tropez and I have some mixed feelings. I'm an experienced tanner, however this one was a struggle. The smell of this is very perfumey. That perfume smell lasts for the entire 8 hours and only gets worse as the developing DHA mixes with the smell of my ex's grandma's perfume to really assault the senses. Be prepared for difficult application. You are going to blend until your arm muscles hurt. Apply in a cold room or use it as hot yoga. Either way, prepare accordingly. The guide is a black-green color. I can't leave the house with this on. This is streaky, dark and insane looking if you're lighter skinned. Maybe if your skin tone is already quite deep, you could put this on in the morning and go, but not otherwise. I have applied this twice now. The first time, I used the mitt St. Tropez offers, left it on for 8 hours hours, rinsed and was the most delightful combination of shades that I have ever turned from a self tanner. Orange with black, ashy looking patches. Very tiger-y. However, this isn't Halloween and I was not going for that specific look this time. The second time, I used a kabuki brush for almost everything. I really globbed the stuff on this time. Do not skimp. If it looks like it's pulling the tanner away from your skin while your attempting to blend, just keep blending. I only left the product on for 4 hours the second time, while awake. The first time, it looked like cocoa powder exploded in my bed. I also used lotion on my entire body prior to applying the second time, which I know is usually a no-no, but the finish was so odd the first time, I wanted to try this. This mousse is sticky and never feels fully dry on my skin. I powdered up like I was about to slide into a gimp suit. That helped. The 4 hour results are perfect. Even my feet, hands and wrists! It took about 14 hours for the color to fully develop. Color is natural, no streaks. Frigging lot of work though! For the price, they should send a dude to help.
Reviewed by 199 customers Ehhhh
Chey from Philadelphia
Extremely sticks - doesn't fully dry. If you literally don't move for at least an hour after application you will get a fabulous color. However if it doesn't set for at least an hour - it will not work well. I prefer the Ulta Brand ultra dark self tanner mousse
WORST TANNER EVER!!!!! Do not buy!!
Kir from Kentucky
This product is definitely not worth the money. It is the worst tanner I have ever tried. I did just as the directions said and now I look like a zebra, not only that but It barely tanned me in some areas. If zero stars was a option that's what I would put. This product is a joke and so is the price.
Melissa from Al
Do not buy.
MAL from Alabama
Not sure why all the negative reviews! This self tanner is by far the best I have ever used. It has a green tint when applying but that is what keeps it from being orange like so many other self tanners. After 4 hours you will have a perfect tan like you have spent a week in the Bahamas!
Surprised more people don't like this product
Kaylee from Atlanta
I am actually shocked reading negative comments. This is the only tanner I use that makes me feel REALLY dark. I always sleep in it and rinse off morning of. Definitely CAN NOT wear it out! Looks streaky when applied but once rinsed it's even!!
I would buy this product again
Brittney from Irvine, CA.
I really liked this product. I have a medium neutral skin tone and was looking for more of a bronzed look. Since I'm already on the medium side, I chose extra dark mousse. It worked really well. No streaks and no orange tone. I walked around with no clothes for about 5 minutes to allow the product to dry and had zero tan stains on clothes, sheets, etc. I left it on for about 6 hours and probably got approximately 2 shades darker. Nothing crazy, which is what I wanted. I assume lighter skin tones would get a lot darker. The smell also wasn't overwhelming and dissipated pretty quickly.
Stick with Classic
Syd from United States
When it's applied and sets, the color is great. A little green, but it really looks like a great tan. The unfortunate part is that RIGHT when you shower, 95% of it comes off. I have slept multiple times in it or left it on all day and no matter what it always rinses everything off after I shower. I get a darker tan from their regular self tanner, or literally any other brand.
Nope not it
Kate from New York
Honestly the only good thing was the smell. Really upset about this product. Have used it a handful of times expecting better results every time. And it doesn't. It's not dark or long lasting. Noticed stains in my gym clothes daaaays after applying it. Don't waste your money on this
Not extra dark
Not tan from USA
Goes on easily, super sticky, hard to sleep in. Looks so dark when first put on but showering then next morning, it all came off. Left me maybe one or one and a half shades darker. Looks good, but definitely not extra dark. Not worth the price at all.
Decent product but not for the price
McKenzie from West Virginia
I would not call this extra dark. When I first put it on, my whole body looks like I came straight out of the coal mines. It looks like I rubbed mud all over my face, I was worried my first time using. It does wash off nicely and evenly, but if you are the type to wear your tan out while it's developing, this product is not for you. I can barely stand to let my boyfriend see me like this lol. The tan doesn't last long, I have to reapply at least every 4ish days to stay tan, which uses a lot of product. You can find another tan that works just like this product in the $20 range.
Definitely not "extra dark"
Waterlilly from Kula, HI
So, I'd consider myself a self-tanning pro. Skin cancer runs in my family, and I live in a tropical place so I like to look tan all year, but I still use SPF.
I just don't see the point in this product. The guide is TERRIBLE. My husband was horrified the first time I put this on lol. If the colour actually came out extra dark - I'd say it'd be worth it. But I get the same results from the Tan Purity mousse which isn't even marketed as a dark tanner.
When showering I need to be really careful to not get this on my white shower curtain, towels, and bath mat.
It does come out really nice though, and the colour fades super even. It definitely gives the natural look that I love about St Tropez. But their other products are just so much better. I reccomend the express with wearable guide over this for sure!! I get much darker and don't need to worry about looking like I crawled out of a swamp when I use that lol
Long time fan!!
Jaime from Ohio
I have loved St. Tropez's various bronzing mousses they have. I've used several over the years and have always had great results! I use it with their tanning mitt and it applies easily and evenly. I like that you can literally see the tan while being applied, therefore you can prevent missing any spots. I used to love applying it at night and sleeping in it. I found I got the darkest, deepest tan when leaving it on for that extended amount of time. However, since transitioning from a dark brunette to light blonde, I have to be very careful when applying this product. I learned the hard way that it can easily stain your blonde hair and it is very hard to remove, so beware!! With that being said, as a blonde, I no longer sleep with it on. Instead, I just tie my hair up in a tight bun and apply it during the day, rinsing after 4 hours. Still happy with the dark tan result! It is a bit sticky and definitely has the fake tan smell, but that mostly goes away after your first or second shower. I will probably never use a different spray tan company!
Love love love!!!
Haloooodentallife from Monroe, North Carolina
I have used many self tanners in the past but this one is the absolute best! It goes on smooth and even. It dries down very fast and gives off the true ultra dark tan that it says. I get so many compliments on my tan! People truly think it's from being in the sun which is what I'm going for without the harmful UV rays. I highly recommend.
Green and washes off :(
Lydia from Oklahoma
I was super excited to try this but when I put it on I looked like shrek. I distinctly remember crying at least 3 times I rinsed this off. (Granted, I was pregnant at the time.) the whole experience was awful. I wouldn't recommend at all.
Do your research before giving bad reviews
Brit from Tulsa Oklahoma
ALL SELF TANNER MOUSE EXPRESS OR NOT WILL WASH OFF ONCE YOU SHOWER! That is not your tan washing off that is the colorguard. A self tanners have DHA in it that takes up to 8 to 12 hours to completely process to give you your tan after it's activated with water. You are not washing your self tanner off when you shower the first time. that is the colorguard. Even if it's express that just means you don't have to wear it as long and deal with the color transfer and sticky feeling as long. All self tanner takes 8 hours to completely produce your tan.
Love the ease of this mousse, but it washes all off
Sophie from Los Angeles, CA
I was prepared to LOVE this product. It went on with such ease without streaks and gives an instant browning effect. I kept it on overnight (12 or so hours) and that beautiful brown tone from application ALL washed away in the shower. I am so disappointed. This acts like a paint, not a self tanner that keeps you glowing for days. What a waste of money. It literally flowed all down the drain before anyone but me saw it :(
Not sure why all the bad reviews?
Robyn from Rancho Cucamonga
This is a great self tanner. I've been tanning for a long long time. I pretty much have all the tips and tricks down when it comes to self tanning. I've tried it all. This is very dark and leaves you looking like you've been at the beach all weekend. I will say the only cons to this product is that it does feel uncomfortable sleeping in it overnight. It's very sticky and will transfer onto your sheets/pillows. (It washes out, I have all white bedding). The other con is it is very drying to the upper body. Arms, hands etc. it has a strong self tanner smell the first day of washing it off. it does last quite some time. It's a great self tanner with good color pay off. I'm extremely pale for reference.
I will never buy this again
jennifer from oxford, ms
I used it once having an allergic reaction will never but again.
All of it washes off
TamcanTan from Chicago
All your hard work and time spent, down the drain. Literally! This immediately rinses off in the shower whether you leave it on overnight or for the recommended 4 hours. Please don't waste your time and money.
Loved it but second use barely worked
Carlee from Greenville
The first time I used it I LOVED the color best self tan I've ever had!!!! The second time I used it I don't know why it wasn't the same color. I didn't do any prep differently. It was more sticky the second time around and the color didn't seem like it wanted to stay. I thought I found my forever self tanner but the second time it was splotchy and the color didn't last at all. I tried it a third time same thing but it was orange this time around. I will say I didn't lose the cap i don't know if that had anything to do with it. I will say this doesn't dry my skin out like their other products! I will try again just because the first time I used it, it was the most amazing dark tan I ever gotten from a bottle.. it looked like I had a healthy beautiful dark glowing tan. I felt so beautiful and got so many compliments! I'm just disappointed it didn't work as great as it did the first time
Rose from Idaho
Everything about this tanner is pretty great, definitely one of the top tanners I've used, BUT it is the most sticky one I've used. Like bad, bad sticky. And to be honest, I don't know if it's worth it because of how sticky it is. I feel like I have to stand naked with my arms and legs apart for hours until I wash it off. It's quite annoying and uncomfortable. The tan itself is beautiful if you leave it on long enough (I leave it on overnight). You are left with a beautiful tan that lasts a couple days, but there are other options that aren't as sticky!
Good stuff but not extra dark
Momof2inky from KY
When it comes out, it's green and my skin looks olive. BUT this is a good thing because it keeps the orange away! It does dry fast but not so fast that I can't keep up. I've been self-tanning for 25 years and always work in small sections. Start with my lower leg and then blend to my feet. Then to my thigh and blend down to my knee. So it works well. I apply it at night and wake up with the most amazing tan of my life. THEN I shower. I know what a color guide is and it's purpose, but still... a lot really does wash off. I'm dark but not that extra dark.
All color rinsed off
Mminnick21 from Brighton, MI
Goes on nicely, but with the guide color rinses all the color. It's like it didn't even develop. I left it on for 8 hours and rinsed without soap after. Things that are now tan: my bed, my clothes, my shower. Things that aren't tan: me. Returning.
do not waste money on this
Presley from Georgia
If you decide to purchase this, get ready for the struggle of your life. The second you get this on your skin, be ready to start moving. It almost instantly dries. What does that mean? Streaks!!! Streaks and unevenness galore. If that wasnt enough, you will be STICKY. I do not say that lightly, you will be absolutely sticky every where you apply this. So now, you suffer 4-8 hours being sticky, and get in the shower. Yep, there goes your tan! I am EXTREMELY pale so really any shades of self tanned make me rather dark. Not this one!! I am barely 1/2 a shade darker than my normal complexion. It immediately washed off as soon as I stepped in the shower. This product is also heavily scented. So if you purchase this product you will get: a workout, a headache from the strong scent, patches and streaks everywhere, be a sticky mess for 4-8 hours, AND lose your whole tan as soon as those hours are up and you step in the shower. Save your money, buy something else.
Best self tanner
Mal from Dothan al
Best self tanner on the market!