Rated 4.33 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Amazing Product - Highly Recommend
As a former diehard tanning salon member, I was skeptical to use anything else. I tried spray tans a few times but I didn't like how they felt after, they smelled weird, and it was just too expensive.
I've been using St. Tropez for a couple of weeks now and I'm totally sold. I didn't see noticeable results after my first use, but definitely did after a second application the next day.
This product goes on so well. I was worried that it would leave me feeling sticky and gross (like previous spray tans) but it didn't. The product is very lightweight, but it does feel slightly oily (not in a greasy way, but a quality body oil feel). I'm not a huge fan of oil based products, but St. Tropez was totally fine and that small "oily" (I wish there was a better word) felt almost moisturizing.
The spray does have that "spray tan" smell, BUT it's incredibly minimal. Another thing that I was happy to see was that it didn't flare up my skin. I have sensitive skin from head to toe and am very cautious about the products I use so very happy to report this didn't change anything.
Last thing - if you use this product, make sure you moisturize daily. I switched out my normal head to toe body lotion routine for just the spray and ended up peeling on my chest about 1.5 weeks later. However, that always happened when I would get spray tans so I don't think it's a ding on this product. I'm putting it here so that if you buy it (which I 100% recommend), you keep moisturizing daily so that you can use this product as much as you want instead of having to wait for your peel to level out.
Anyways, love this product. High quality and total bang for your buck. I highly recommend it as 1) a little goes a long way so it's cheaper than a spray tan 2) it doesn't turn your skin orange like cheap spray/lotion tans (that's definitely happened to me before) and 3) SO much better for you than harmful tanning bed rays!!!
Most Helpful Critical Review Smells good?
Disclaimer: I was given this for free for review purposes from influenst er . So I used this as a all over tanner and with a mitt to blend. The spray is so fine that it could easily soak into the mitt creating it to be uneven. Where it did develop it was very pretty but could be leaning orange. It did smell pretty nice initially but did have the fake tan smell for the first day. By the second day I noticed it already separating. I made sure to exfoliate my whole body before so I'm assuming this is from the application method. This product is really nice. I just wish there was a better way to apply
Reviewed by 462 customers Does not work
Speedr from Sumter sc
I usually use a tanning mouse but this was recommended to me instead. I decided to try it since it didn't stain your clothes but it didn't work either. I tried it two days in a row and nothing. The second day I sprayed one spot on my belly to see if it worked and it di not. Returned it.
Best I've tried so far
LilMonstaMom from Maine
My first attempt was not great. I showered, used a body loofah and lotioned my knees then applied, woke up the next morning and felt I didn't get a big enough color change so decided to do a build up application. My mistake was not repeating the shower scrub and lotion prep, I tried to apply right over what I had done 12 hours previously. Results were definitely splotchy. Waited 6 days until it faded and did the prep work and will just stay with the subtle color change. I found fine grit sandpaper on your knees and ankles prior to the shower helps to really smooth out those rough areas and using a hair dryer to help speed the drying process before you dress helped too.
Overall, my legs are not Casper white anymore and it's a natural looking shade that I'm not self conscious about.
Mary from New York
I recommend this to everyone I know.
It gets me really dark without having to worry about tanner all over my bed sheets & clothes.
Love it !
Not my fav tropez product
Kc from Ohio
This is not a horrible product, I use it for more of a tan upkeep . It is a very light bronzed color, it's not gonna get you dark. Smells very nice though! And it's refreshing!
Better as a touch up spray
Kels from VA
I use this in combo with my Bali body self tanning stuff it works great as a touch up spray where you're fading which is easier than reapply the cream all over again, keeps an even tan for way longer. I wouldn't use it as a single product all over because there's no color gaud to see if you missed spots like there is with Bali body cream. But just using it as a touch up spray for face and hands and other areas that seem to fade quickly it's great!
Bee from Charlotte, NC
I decided to give this a try. I purchased the new double mit with it and the face serum. Don't do it. The mitt is awful. It was leaving pieces of the material all over me. The tanner is like a spritz water. You can't rub it in because it dries super fast and you just can't spray enough at one time to wet your skin. I tried the mitt sprayed on it. Nope. Color is so fair that you can hardly see it. Applied 3x and still super streaky and uneven with what color it did produce. The face serum I do like although it seems you need to put this on daily as the color won't sustain longer than a day I feel. Overall highly dissatisfied with all 3. For the amount of money they are and such little product you get it's overly priced and not productive in what it needs to do. Will be returning.
STREAKY AND PATCHY
nomorepatchiness from nyc
the title says it all. i agree with everyone else saying it applies unevenly and patchy, no matter how many times you go over it smoothly with the mitt, you will have some streaks. stick to a foam better.
Great color but too streaky and patchy
K_M from Sevierville Tn
I thought I was going to love it and I put it on before bed woke up and it was nice on my legs but very streaky in other parts and looked like I rolled around in mud, so I took a bath and most color came off. It Was a no for me 👎🏻
Waste of money
Amberb from Gainesville, TX
I tried following St. Tropez' tips and have given this several tries before writing this review. I am very experienced with self tanners and normally love their other products, but this one I hate. No matter how I apply it it is streaky, patchy and uneven. Also, even after DOUSING my extremely pale skin, I barely see a tan. I am confused as to why it has so many positive reviews, because this definitely did not work for me!
Amy from Atlanta
Does not give a great amount of color like the original Tropez, and what color it does give is blotchy and streaky. I need a vegan product due to a mammal allergy and really hoped this would work as well as the blue bottle. Would not buy again.
I did not expect to like this
KB from Michigan
I didn't expect to like this one bit. I got a sample from Ulta and after reading the reviews, didn't have high hopes for this product. I was in a pinch to get a little color the other day and didn't have time for my usual apply, wait 8 hours, and wash off routine. I would consider myself a pretty experienced and very picky self tanner and I absolutely loved the way this turned out. I feel like the worst part about self tanning is the time between applying and waiting for it to develop and wash off (usually looking like a brown/green monster for a few hours there in between) but this allows you to completely skip this phase and go right to a perfect, bronze tan! I did not expect this to turn out whatsoever especially with how you apply it in a spray with no guide color but I swear I didn't have a single splotch or streak. I'm actually wondering how I didn't applying it pretty haphazardly (and only on my top half assuming the turn out would be less than ideal and I'd have less to scrub off). But nonetheless, I showered & exfoliated, applied the tan (sprayed and then aimlessly spread it around with a mitt) and then went about my day and the tan developed perfectly. I even washed my face after about 5 hours and the tan didn't budge. This may be my new favorite. It's not a strikingly dark tan but it's by no means light (I do have very fair skin). It was honestly the perfectly glow for a night out and I'll be purchasing the larger size. Not sure what all the negative reviews are about! Highly recommend this - From a very picky self tanner!
GREAT for pale skin
Porcelain babe from Ohio
I am sheet of paper white, and this is GREAT for my skin tone! It does not add a lot of color, but to me it's the perfect amount. I did get a little splotchy on my upper thighs, under arms and behind my knee but I'm sure that's to be expected with a self tanner. With some more practice I'll get it down :) I apply twice per week for a nice glow. Well, I look glowy to me, to others I just have some color now 😂
Did not work for me
Liv from Michigan
I've tried this product about 4 times now. Twice in the applicator given and twice with a bottle that has continuous mist. Every time, the product has turned my skin orange and it was blotchy everywhere. I also used the mit each time to try and stop that from happening. For the price, I would not recommend it if you are even a little unsure on your application skills.
St. Tropez's worst product
Bronzing Mist? More like Bronzing Missed from Stl
I love St. Tropez bronzing water products overall, but this one missed the mark in my opinion. It was very streaky, took multiple uses to see even the slightest color, and I had to apply sooooo much product to notice any difference. I used a mitt the first time but felt that it wasted product because I did not get any color at all. It also takes so much longer to apply if you do want color because of how much you have to mist each part of your body. Also impossible to do your back on your own with this. I won't be buying again. But I do love their water gel & water mousse!!! So if you want a light weight tan that is quick drying & smells good, definitely get either the gel or mousse, don't waste your time with this one.
Turned my skin orange and it streaked .
Becca from Council bluffs Iowa
I would not recommend this product turned my skin orange and it streaked.
Yes for my face only
Won't tan in a bed from Ohio
Spray directly on skin and smooth with a mit for no streaks. Smells great and not greasy at all. Hasn't stained clothing in any way and dries fast. Takes several sprays and days to notice the smallest color change. I think this is best used on your face and it gives a nice soft color to skip the foundation.
Best Tanning Product Thus Far
Natalie from Oregon
I have tried so many different tanning products and I have never been happy with one till I tried this one. It's coverage is absolutely amazing, there's no harsh smell, and my skin is left even and stream-free after application. If you have trouble with self tanning products, definitely try this one! I am going to definitely continue to purchase this and I love how you can gradually make your tan darker with multiple uses or just have a light glow after one to two uses.
Tjpaz from AZ
I really wanted to love this. There are some things that I do like about it. The fragrance is not bad at all much better than mist self tanners and it's definitely not sticky and feels good on the skin. The results just aren't much at all. I even tried layering and barely got any color by the end of the day. I won't be buying this again.
Smells amazing and easy to use!
Kayla from Grand Rapids, MI
I've tried a million different tanners. This by far is my favorite! I applied it after exfoliating and shaving by spraying a few pumps at a time and then blending with a mitt. It took me around 15 minutes to do my whole body, and I was not sticky at all! I slept with it on, and woke up with glowing tan skin. This is not the darkest or deepest self tanner, but you can build it up for more color. The DHA smell is incredibly mild, and I love the fact that you don't need to rinse it off and it doesn't stain my bedding or clothes!
Would Buy Again
Victoria from Oceanside, CA
I love that it has lots of vitamins! Sprays on nicely, absorbs quickly, doesn't stain clothes, smells good.
Not 4 Me
Kat64 from Lexington KY
Loved the ease of the product, the smell etc...I just didn't develop color after use. Disappointing.
Kait from USA
I've been searching for a product like this for so long! I love this because it doesn't dry out my skin and its so easy. I just spray this all over when I get out of the shower and then apply my normal skincare. The smell is light and fresh and doesn't linger and there is very minimal "self tan" smell when it's developing. It adds a significant amount of color too. I wish it was less pricey, but overall it's great.
Me from austin, texas
I have used A LOT of self tanners. I have tried around 10 different self tanners varying from high end to drug store. I love this self tanner. It by far is the easiest to apply, the smell isn't bad, it leaves your skin streak free and a beautiful natural tan. I love that it does not dry out my skin like loving tan does. I also love that it does not have a color guard so I can put it on and go about my day without looking crazy. It did not transfer onto my sheets or clothes. It went on completely streak free (i did rub it in with a mitt). The only thing that could make it not perfect is the color is more of a medium tan but due to the fact it does not dry out my skin and its quick to apply, i just use it more often and layer the color making it darker. If you are not worried about being super dark, this is the perfect self tanner (for me).
Not the worst I've tried
LovetheShore from Philadelphia, PA
I had high hopes for this because we already use the St. Tropez face mist, which is great and very forgiving. Rarely any streaks. This body mist, however, streaks like crazy! I helped my daughter apply it and she had streaks up and down her body that looked like they were drawn with a ruler, the edges were so precise! So strange, since we misted her all over. The whole point of a mist is to avoid streaks....anyway, the next time we tried, we used a mitt, which helped, but still wasn't perfect. I read not to use a mitt because it wastes product, but I think you have to use one. Then there is the smell....I enjoy the tropical smell of the face mist, but the tropical smell of this body mist is cloying after a few minutes because of the sheer amount of product you have to use for a full body application. Then it dries and reeks of that typical self tanner smell of moldy corn chips. The smell does fade after a shower, thankfully. The color is a nice natural brown, not orange, so if you already have a base tan or aren't super pale I think you will have an easier time with this and will enjoy the enhanced color!!
This is the only self tanner for me!!
Kat from Ohio
I don't usually fill out comments but with a product like this, I have to tell. This is truly the most fantastic self tanner on the market Ever!! I already purchased again. I am afraid to run out. I am blonde and blue eyed but the color is perfect. I will use this self tanner all year long. You need to try this I promise you will love it!!