Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Ok ladies listen up
Alright. So I will say it, I'm addicted to being tan. I've tried a lot of different products (and I mean a lot) but this one exceeded my expectations. At first I was nervous about the clear liquid, everything before had a color so I could guess what color orange I was going to get (ranging from bronzed pistachio to an sunburnt oumpalumpa)...We've all seen those prom pictures... anywayys! I was very careful with my amount because I truly didn't know what to expect. After applying, I took a nap before work to see what level of glow I was going to get (mind you I have all white sheets and duvet). Three hours later not a streak on my bedding... major win! After waking up I didn't see much of a difference and was a little disappointed but figured I had been too frugal with the solution. Fast forward to halfway through my work shift, everyone was complementing my tan!! Like excessively! I manage about 30 employees on the night shift so any tan is impressive... but still! I was told I was glowing twice! But here's the best part... after my shift I went for a full hour long sweaty work out, took a shower and every part of my body looks even and the same color! Are you kidding me?! If I was using another product I would have streaks for days! Huge fan of this product, if you are a spray tan fanatic like me this is a must try!! I received this free but I am definitely going to be ordering more :)
Most Helpful Critical Review It's an okay product
The concept is there but it's a little hard to see where you've already applied the tan. I moisturized my dry spots before applying the tan and I woke up with absolutely no color on those spots so needless to say my legs are a little strange looking. However, the tan is a very nice color I just feel extra splotchy but that's probably due to my dry winter skin problems. The fragrance is a very strong fruity smell that quickly fades and the normal self tanner smell comes through, however it didn't bother me. Overall it was an okay self tanner but I would probably recommend some type of guide color, I mean I'd even go for some shimmer so you can still keep the no transfer thing. I received this product complimentary for my honest review.
Reviewed by 670 customers Smells like other self tanners
Customer from WA
Goes on smooth and dries well. Initial scent is tropical but after a few hours as it processes it smells like other self tanners which is not pleasant.
It's one of my favorite self-tanners ever
Patty from Wilmington, NC
I love this product, and it will likely always be in my top three self-tanners. Even though the price is on the higher end, it is worth it. It smells nice and not too strong, and it dries quickly.
Love love LOVE!
Courtney from Mesa, AZ
I used the St. Tropez mousse for a while, but had trouble knowing when to add more to my mitt. With the gel, you can see when your skin becomes dry/wet for better application! I love it
5/5 as a consistent self tanner
Carly from Washington
Iv tried pretty much all the st tropez products and this and the vitamin c are mu new fav.!it gives me more if a tan glow than a dark tan color. And it's awesome skin care ingredients - you can't go wrong. I'm a former express foam user and have been using this instead.
Only if you want an orangey, patchy look
MamaK from Colorado
I followed directions with this and I give it one star for the initial scent, which I rather liked and that it is moisturizing. But this is the worst I've ever had a self Tanner turn out. It's really too orangey for me, but mostly it is super patchy and uneven. I got none where I applied lotion first to areas like feet and knees so they look white still. Totally not worth this amount of money.
A Huge Miss!
Brittany from Oregon
I wanted to love it but the smell is awful. it smells like instant tanner and it is often blotchy. if you out moisturizer on then the tan doesn't last.
Adina from Bethlehem, GA
-Easy to apply due to the gel consistency. Easier than any other product I've used. That doesn't stop your body chemistry from messing up the application even after it has dried though (see my pictures).
-Doesn't transfer to clothes or sheets.
-As someone who is very pale, I noticed a slight orange tint the first day (I applied in the evening before bed, so the next morning/day). The second day, it seemed more of a natural tan tone.
-Although it states to have a tropical scent (and it does initially, and it's lovely), once it dries you will smell like that bad self tanner scent — and when you shower, you'll still smell like it when the scent of your body wash wears off.
-Dries quickly on exposed parts (legs, arms) but not in crevices such as your underarms and even your inner arms (opposite of your elbows).
-After applying to my body, I rubbed the tops of my hands and feet without any additional product to the St. Tropez hand mitt, yet these parts came out the darkest.
-Was careful with massaging it in evenly, but elbows were brown/black, kind of like bruises!
All in all, I used once & ended up returning it.
Impossible to apply evenly
MissT from Buffalo
I wanted to like this, and I tried it several times. It smells ok until it develops- like every single self Tanner out there. My biggest issue is that it is incredibly uneven. I have tried it with my hands. I have tried it with a St. Tropez mitt. I have tried buffing it with a brush. Every single time, when it develops, there are patches that are missed, and patches where it is too dark. It really looks awful. That being said, where it did go on well, the color is decent. A little too yellow/orange for my skin, but definitely not the worst I have seen. It does settle into pores and clings to dry skin. I still prefer Loving Tan.
Best. Tan. Ever
Annie from North Carolina
Absolutely LOVE this tan. No weird tan smell. It doesn't have bronzer so it doesn't get on my clothes. I've never had problems with streaks or weird orange splotches. Buildable for a nice medium tan and fades so naturally. Only drawback is that I put in on before bed and sometimes that first night a little will come off on my blanket.
HomeTomatoes from Tucson, AZ
Extremely moisturizing.. I was very suspicious of these water gels/water self-tan.. I have been pleasantly surprised. I have been using St. Tropez for the last 8 years now... I have tried Bondi Sands, Ulta brand, St. Moriz, (all the cheapee ones), & Loving Tan. Honestly, Loving Tan has a bit of a better color (at least when you're talking about this specific St. Tropez product).. I would buy again simply because I live in the middle of the desert & my skin is as dry as sandpaper ! This is by far the most moisturizing self-tanner I have used.. more so than even the self-tanner lotions.. & I have tried them all, lol. Also, this won't break your skin out.. like, at all. In fact my skin looks healthier after using it.
I buy this item often.
Bama Giel from Alabama
I love the healthy sun-kissed look that is achieved by using this product.
Great tan for being a super pale gal!
Jenh1101 from Bluffton SC
Went on evenly, no splotches, wish they made something specific for the face area, not a fan of the super sticky feeling it has while wearing it.
This product is terrible
Savannah from Birmingham, AL
This product is spotty and wears off terribly. It's hard to see where you are applying because it is clear so it ends up being uneven. Definitely not worth the buy. Will be returning.
There is absolutely no reason to buy this
Zoe from Tx
I've used $6.00 tanners that work better than this. There is no reason I would buy this over the regular moose. There is zero benefits
Just like every other not great self tanner
Sara from Pa
I exfoliated mostrised and everything then used the mit from the same brand and than woke up smelling like self tan and STEAKY and clumpy this is horrible it's not a gradual tan it's just a self tan that you can't see until u wake up.
The best friend of self tanning
Me from Fl
0 streaking..... use the velvet mitt from st tropez! Far surpasses any other tanning mitt out there. Smells great. No transfer. Gives you a beautiful tan. This tanner has the best fading process out of any store bought or tanning booth I've been too. Does not look gross and never leaves you dry! If you want a very deep color this is not for you, or you can double apply. I still would pick this and reapply, just because of how nice it looks when fading.
Love love love
Katelyn from New iberia, louisiana
I received this product for free to test and review and my honest opinion is this product is by far the best i have ever tried and i have tried other self tanning products! I love the smell and the flawless glow!! I cant wait to show off my beautiful tan
I do love this
Luvgrandkids from East Peoria, IL
I like having a tan, so I've used various products over the years. I like this one because it does not cause rub off on clothes. It does not give me a deep tan, but does give me a hint of color.
Nice tan, streaking
Erin from Georgia
I think this product has a good color and leaves a nice tan that isn't too gaudy but if you're someone like me who sweats in their sleep occasionally it will come off and leave streaks all over. I used it early in the day so it would have time to dry completely but still came off in my sleep :/
Not Streaky, Not Splotcy
MichelleSTTROPEZ from Portland, OR
If you use a mitt and pay attention to the sheen guide, this product applies and develops flawlessly. It's extremely hydrating without any tacky or stickiness. The smell is absolutely delightful. The product doesn't transfer. The light sheen guide makes it extremely easy to apply. My tan developed amazingly into a nice sun-kissed bronze tan, without any splotches or streaks.
Nice color - horrible streaking
Polly from Dublin, CA
I use the face tanner in the same formula/brand, so I was eager to try out the full-body tanning gel. I carefully applied it after exfoliating and doing everything I normally do to prep for self-tanner. I was so glad I didn't have to worry about it transferring to my clothes as it developed. I was also happy that I didn't have to take a shower to wash it off. The color is nice and natural. The main complaint is that it is incredibly streaky once it does develop. Since it's a clear gel, you cannot see where you've put it on, and any spots that are a little dry are really dark. It's embarrassing. I will use it on my face/neck moving forward, but after two tries on my legs and arms, I am done. I do not recommend it, unless you are an absolute professional when it comes to applying it.
streaks very bad
sb from al
I purchased this a while ago and it streaks bad, and I got a mitt to go with it and it just made it worse. it also made me look very orange. I had received it for Christmas and I tried it out for the first time and I will not be using it again
Maddy from Chambersburg, pa
A little expensive but loved how natural it looked and was not streaky at all. Smelled nice. Just be careful since it is clear that you aren't over doing it
Molly from Minneapolis
Got a sample of this product. So glad I didnt pay for this. This doesnt distribute evenly, the only area of my body they gathered color were my hands, feet, elbows, and ankles. The rest if my body didnt turn tan at all.
Dont waste your money. St Mortiz is a fraction of the price and works really really well.
Love! Love! Love!
Angie from Tulsa, OK
I absolutely love this stuff! I used it in conjunction w/ the mitt and was shocked at how fast and easy it was to apply. It didn't streak and left a beautiful glow a few hours later. Very buildable as well. I've definitely found my new favorite self tanner!