Rated 4.35 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review GLOW ON THE GO!
This product is truly unique, versatile, and unlike anything you have ever used before. This is a two in one , self tanner & skin care serum. AMAZING isn't even the words! I have permanently added this to my skin care routine. First I lightly exfoliate & wash my face. After that, I either apply this directly to my face or dilute it by adding it to my moisturizer. In just a few hours my skin is radiant & glowing, yet not over the top and NEVER orangey or fake looking. My skin feels so soft and hydrated from the added hyaluronic acid and vitamins. Not only does this perform well, it smells amazing to! Summer in a bottle is the only way to describe it. I use this in conjunction with the Purity Vitamins Body Mist by St. Tropez and always get so many compliments! I love that I am able to make self tanning as easy as throwing on a serum in the morning or night and I'm done! This product is truly a new staple in my skin care routine & I promise it won't disappoint!
Most Helpful Critical Review Overly fragranced and orange
*I received this product as a complementary sample*
I have been wanting to try a sunless tanner for my face for quite some time. Living in the mountain west means I see very little sunshine during the winter and I really miss that summertime glow. I was really excited about this serum but unfortunately it fell short for me.
The smell. Whew. Can we just all agree that not everything needs to be scented? Added fragrance does nothing for your skin and can be sensitizing and there is a lot of fragrance in here. The scent of this product gave me flashbacks to those cheap body sprays that were all the rage when I was in middle school; offensively fake and fruity. Fortunately, the scent dissipated fairly quickly. Unfortunately, I was then left with that very distinctive fake tanner smell that lingered all day.
While labeled a serum, I would actually call this more of a gel. Going off the description I was expecting a thinner, oil type product with a silky feel. This was sticky to the touch. My face was tacky well after application. I also did not find it hydrating at all, likely due to the HA in the formula and my low humidity environment.
Once the color developed I was left feeling more ompaloompa and less bronzed goddess. I was glad to see a lot of the color washed off with my morning cleanser. But, in the name of science, I reapplied after my AM skincare routine to give it another chance. Still too orange, still too scented, still drying, and this time it left me with little whiteheads all over my face.
I'm exceptionally grateful I received this as a free sample because the price tag is jaw dropping to me for a product that provides no actual skincare benefits.
A very generous 2 stars. The color, while orange, was fairly even and the ingredient list is pretty clean for a sunless tanner.
Reviewed by 458 customers Beware if you have acne-prone skin
Madox526 from North Carolina
I wish I could continue to use this product because it really did give me good color to my face; however, it caused me to break pretty bad. I only used it twice and not back to back and by the second time I had even bigger pimples. I even tried using acne products with it hoping that it would overpower the face tanner but no. Unfortunately it's going to go back.
J9 from New Jersey
Great color and my skin was really soft.
Love this self tanner!!!!
Heather from Abilene, Tx
I used this product last night and again this morning and my skin is glowing!!!! I don't usually go without makeup but after taking my makeup off tonight my skin looks so good I like it better than with makeup!!!!
Love this serum
Svenja from Oklahoma
Best self tanning serum for my pale skin as it's buildable. Very easy to apply, nice consistency and pleasant smell. Makes my skin feel smooth and hydrated. Love it, only face tanning serum I'll ever purchased
Best from Gulfport MS
I hate self tanners but this is the one and only that I like. I got a sample and was pleasantly surprised. Very nice results almost instant. No orange on my fingers, or smears on my face. It's subtle but it does make a difference. Would purchase again!
Didn't give me a tan at all & made my face break out
Aerial from PA
I never leave reviews but I was so disappointed in this product that I had to. I tried it different times, 3 different ways (with my skin care, without anything etc.) And it literally added no color to my skin. It did however make my face break out. Don't waste your money on this product.
Nessa from Dekalb IL
This product is amazing! I absolutely recommend this for anyone with fair skin. I always was insecure about my face and how pasty I looked but let me tell you this is a game changer! I never were foundation now that I use this great product daily. I never have broke out or had any irritation while using this product. My fave has a natural looking glow and I'm pleased with my purchase. Highly recommend and I get great feedback ❤️
Nice color, but caused me to break out in hives.
Ashtronaut from Toledo, Ohio
I received a sample of this product as a GWP. The first time I used it, my eyelids burned the next morning after a sweaty workout. The second time I used it, my eyelids again burned after working up a sweat. The third time, I put it on before bed, washed my face before working out the next morning, washed my face again in the shower before work, and as the day wore on I developed severe hives over the entirety of my neck and eyelids, with what looked like chemical burns in the creases of my lids. It's taken 3 days of cortisone cream and antihistamine cream, as well as cold eye compresses for my skin to start clearing up. I do not have sensitive skin, but this product certainly didn't agree with me. Too bad, as it left a lovely light glow and smells fantastic.
Best self tanner for face
Anna from Oregon
I am a huge fan of the St Tropez line, and this is the best product for face tans. It smells amazing (like grapefruit), moisturizes my skin and leaves a natural looking tan. No breakouts or irritation. Highly recommend!
would not purchase again
Carolyn R from Maryland
This product did not work for me at all. I applied at first only at night, then I added it to my morning routine and I didn't notice any color change. Other than the pleasant smell and non-sticky texture I think this product is a waste of money. Very disappointed.
Had to use it 3 times before i saw any color!!
Ellen from Nahant ma
A complete rip off- didnt even see a glow of anything until the third day in a row.
I would purchase this product again!
Tina from Louisiana
I really love this product. I am fair skin so I mixed w/my nighttime moisturizer & woke up w/a hint of color. The next time I used the product was after my morning moisturizer soaked in & the color was much darker by the end of the day. I love it bc it is not an orange color, very natural & it contains vitamins!!
Wasn't a fan
Brit from Florence Kentucky
Bought this and wanted to love it, especially since it specifically states it won't clog pores; however, it caused breakouts and gave zero color! One pro I can say is how easily it went on but I'm going to switch back to the purity face mist.
AmyToo from Midwest
The only time I saw any color is when I first got it and slathered like 3 coats on my face over the course of the day. Still use daily as a vitamin c serum but definitely won't be repurchasing for color.
DingyResidue from Midwest
This product feels slightly sticky on the skin and caused my face to break-out.
i would totally buy this again
Morgy from modesto, ca
i loved this! i have used many self tanners and i haven't like them, but i used this and it went on so easy and gave me a natural looking tan & glow!!
Kelsey from Wilmington, NC
This worked really well and gave me a nice tan on my face and neck. However it caused me to breakout really bad!
_tayyylaa from Portland
I'm disappointed because I've seen the mixed reviews and thought I'd take a chance on it. It does not tan/bronze at all, I applied it to my face & arm and there is no difference. I even applied it on my friend that has fair skin and it didn't work. Guess they just have some defective bottles?
made me break out
annie from Illinois
I loved the idea of this and I've tried using it multiple different times but each time i developed deep blemishes within 2 days.
Excellent serum and wonderful color
Sara M from Asheville, NC
I liked it's consistency, almost no smell and the color it provides is very natural looking. I use it overnight and wake up with a natural glow and light color.
Carmellow from Arkansas
I have always been very skeptical about self tanners. I have an olive complexion so I find that self tanners turn me orange and red. I have been using this face tanner for 3 weeks now and I love the subtle color that it gives me. It took me a couple of days to figure out how many pumps I needed. I use 3-4 pumps every night after my moisturizer. I do a face scrub twice a week to help it fade evenly. The only thing that I have found to be an issue is not getting too much product in the folds of my neck because it makes me look dirty.
Alaina from Texas
This left a light tan glowy color on me. Not orange or patchy at all. I have sensitive dry skin and this didn't irritate it either. The smell was very light and not harsh at all and the smell wasn't there after a shower in the morning. My only problem is the price.
mollieb from St. Louis, MO
She's a really subtle glow but she's there! I am deathly pale and this makes me look like I'm actually alive. It's not dark enough to match my neck with self tan on it but dark enough that it's not stark white against the bronze tan. I use a moisturizer over it at night and I wonder if it would show up darker if I put it on in the morning so it doesn't rub off all over my pillow... either way, it smells great, makes my skin look and feel great, we love her.
Horrible allergic reqxtion
K with the swollen face from Northern Virginia
I used this product the first time and my face broke out in hives I tried it again thinking I should give it another try before returning and once again horrible. I emailed St.Topez costumer service but haven't received a response.
I love this self tanner !
Katie TALLINI from Vermont
I use this as a serum as described. It smells amazing when applied! Unlike other self tanners where I wake up smelling god awful, this one has no noticeable after smell. The tan looks natural and results are noticeable after just one application. With most other facial tanners I usually have a visible tan line around my hair line no matter how much I've tried blending it in. There is no tan line with this product. I'm very happy with this product.