Rated 4.07 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review This stuff is awesome!
This stuff works awesome! I bought the gradual tan because I didn't want to wake up overnight and all of the sudden be orange and this is perfect for just that. There is a huge amount of natural color after just one night! I did this two nights and my tan was exactly where I wanted it to be. It has almost been a week later and it still looks awesome. I will say I notice it fades a little uneven, so may be best to apply this every few days. I liked that the product was just white lotion and there was no color pigment to it (helped me avoid being paranoid about it rubbing off.) --- One con, it does originally smell great but that changes after a little while. I put it on before bed, and wash it off in the morning. Looks great.
Most Helpful Critical Review So-So
Okay so I bought this in place of my St. Tropez gradual tan just to try new things. I've had this on and ready plied for a few days so I have an okay understanding of how it works. I don't think that it necessarily created the most smooth tan but I also th No that you have to take into consideration that your application might be streaky aka user error. It's a little orange for my fair skin but that is the case for a lot of self tanners I use. The smell out of the bottle is nice but oh my gosh I was in school the next day and I smelt like old pee it was so so gross. Even perfume couldn't mask the smell.
Reviewed by 61 customers WOW
H from CO
I'm shocked at how much I love this stuff!! I think it's a great dupe for the St Tropez gradual tanning lotion. The texture is perfect (it dries down), the smell is pleasant (for a self tanner), and the color is great (my coworkers asked why I look so tan)! Very natural
Gets the job done
Julie S from PA
This is a decent gradual tanner, definitely better than Jergens or other drug store brands. You will notice results after one day, and depending on how good you are at applying it, you'll have a nice, golden tan!
I'm terrible at applying it to my feet, so it's a mess there... but I'm loving the color everywhere else.
If you use it constantly, the color doesn't build like the first couple uses. I use it every other day and it seems to be keeping up well, but it's not getting as dark as you'd think. Overall, it's a solid product! I bought two more bottles.
GraceR from Wilson, NC
I really loved the application but the product did turn out a little streaky. Could easily be user error.
Will be purchasing again
HelenofTroy from Alabama
I could tell a difference in the color of my skin within a couple hours. I use it every other day or when I need a little tan. Smell is very pleasant
El from KCMO
I've been self tanning for years and tried this because the price was right and I was sick of using a mitt every week. This stuff is great!!! Gave me a great color on day 1 and smells amazing. I reapplied 3 days letter and it looks even better and faded well. I just bought 4 more bottles and will continue to repurchase!
Love the thin lotion
Grace from South Carolina
I love this because I have a really good base tan, but needed something to keep up. Previously I was using Jergens, but it felt so thick and I was going through a bottle every two weeks. I love that this lotion is thinner and a little can go a long way. Dries quickly too. Some people may not like the thin product but it is perfect for my needs. And for a bonus it smells amazing!
Melissa from Dillon, Colorado
I've used this companies tanning mousse before but it is a lot of work so I tried this product out and I'm really impressed. I only used it once and I woke up the next day and my boyfriend commented about how tan I'm getting (it is summer time). I definitely notice it and I've tried the Jergens gradual tanner and this product is way better, because it actual gives you a darker color. It has a tiny bit of the self tanner smell but better than most.
Caitlyn from Oregon
Love this! Make sure you wash your hands after using or wear gloves. You don't need a large amount - if you use too much it can streak or splotch. (Make sure it is completely absorbed into the skin.) My fiancé says this gives me a more natural version of a fake tanner.
Good base tan
Brit from Oklahoma
Started using this about a week ago and have used it every other day. So far I have notice a difference, it's a nice color and doesn't stain my hands. The smell is pleasant as well, kind of like aloe not the weird smell you get from self tanner. Over all I feel like it's a good product to use to get a base tan, I don't think it will give you a deep dark tan but that's not my goal.
Makeuplover from GA
Apparently there is some type of inconsistency with the formula. The first time I purchased, it worked fine and I had great results! I purchased a 2nd bottle and can barely tell it developed any color on my legs (this is after applying 2 days). When I put it on for 2 days (with the first bottle) I could immediately see a difference! I haven't changed the way I use the product or done anything different. Extremely disappointed because I really liked this the first time around!
it has that fake tan smell
liz from illinois
my only complaint is the smell but it makes you skin feel so smooth!!!!
Nice when you want subtle glow
Lauren from Texas
My favorite lotion if you are kind of new to self tanner. It develops gradually and hydrates the skin. Price is right too; totally worth it and more. St moriz i love you!
Makeuplover from GA
I wanted to try this out a few times/multiple days before giving a review! I actually really love this more than I thought I would! I've used various brands of self tanners and I love Jergens natural glow to get the easy/light tan. This St. Moriz lotion is very comparable to Jergens natural glow, but I've seen a darker tan with this St. Moriz gradual lotion! (I have a fair skin tone without a tan). The only con is the smell, it doesn't smell that great. I normally put it on at night after a shower and shower again the next morning. Great results if you use it daily!! I will purchase again!
Is it supposed to be watery?
Jessica from Pennsylvania
Because if not then I got a bad bottle...
Cameron from Maryland
I am never one to post reviews but this product is amazing. It gives me just the right amount of color and does not look orange. I've used it two days in a row now and haven't even felt the need to wash it off in the morning after letting it process over night. I recommend this to anyone!
Easy and good value
Allison from Texas
I typically use st Moriz mousse in medium. This lotion makes my life soooo much easier. While I still exfoliate, the lotion doesn't accentuate my dry areas like mouse does so I can just do a loofah instead of having to scrub my entire body to look normal. It also smells pretty good compared to mouse and dries quick. I usually try to stay unclothed and out of bed about 30 mins to prevent smudging but I rarely have that issue on my arms and chest, legs are more iffy but just be careful til you don't feel sticky. It doesn't make my hands look weirdly orange or stick to my joints either. So glad I tried this stuff so I can avoid using a mit and mousse every single week. As someone who has mousse tanned for literal years I'm glad to have a break lol
Great color payoff for the money, easy to use.
Sifrina from NE
This is my 3rd St Moriz self tanner that I have tried and I am very pleased with this gradual tanner. I use this on my legs to match my naturally tanned olive arms (I use La Mer Soleil or Tan Luxe on my face). I prefer the color I get from St Moriz instant dark mousse, but this is very close in color, no orange, and it is easier to apply than the mousse, this lotion moisturizes, and I like there is no guide color. I applied with surgical gloves in a circular motion (after exfoliating, prepping with lotion on feet, knees, ankles). The smell is pleasant but I noticed the self tan smell as it developed, which was not strong and didn't bother me or others. Tip: Be careful with feet, ankles, knees - less is more and do feet after you apply to the rest of the area (I used a mini tanning mitt to smooth out the feet). I let it dry, then wore old dark sweats to bed on old sheets in case it transferred, but it didn't at all. Next day I noticed my legs had a nice color, which was subtle and seemed to develop more during the workday, and I reapplied that night to deepen- only needed two applications to get dark olive legs. Also, this color seems more even and adheres better than the mousse. I am pleased to see little if any on a tissue after I shower, though I generally pat dry. So far it has lasted 3 days since my 1st application, with no fading yet, but I don't mind reapplying because I enjoy using this.
Best Self Tanning lotion ever!
PCG from Austin, TX
This self tanning lotion is the best I have ever used! Every other self tanner I have used made my skin break out. This one is very mild, no odd scent, and makes your skin feel silky smooth, plus it "tans" such a natural color - no orangey tint! HIGHLY recommend!
Great color used the gradual 1,2,3 hr type lotion
Jen from Shawnee Kansas
very surprised the ease of putting on and color is great. I use the 1 2 3 gradual color increase, love it. Didn't rub off on my clothes. I moisturize before I apply it, little tacky feeling while drying. Be sure to put on knees ankles (boney) area last when there is not much product on the applicator. I am light to medium skin. Application on me lasted 4 days and still had some color.
Linds from TN
Love this budget buy! I got the perfect glow in just 2 uses. I even used my hands with no mit! I did exfoliate first and went light on elbows and knees. Washed my hands after and perfect. A few patches that only I would notice, but the light smell is worth it. So many other self-tanning lotions like Jergens smell wayyyy too much for me.
Tina from Palm beach gardens Florida
Smells good too
Natural looking color
Jess36 from Birmingham, Al.
The lotion is gradual after 2 applications I had a very natural tan color, it's very light no orange appearance and it didn't dry my skin out like other brands I have tried. I generally apply it at night after I shower, I do notice a faint self tan smell but by morning it's gone. The tan is even and natural the more you apply the darker it gets.
Better than tannin mousse!
Denise from Idaho Falls
I've only used it once but so far so good. The mousse I used stained my sheets : ( this product did not.
BEST Sunless Gradual Tanner
koconno6 from Buffalo, NY
I am in love with this product. I have pale skin and am never able to tan in the sun, I always burn! Hence, my need for sunless tanners. I have tried a number of different products and switched to this gradual lotion after getting tired of using the mousse and having a majority of the tan come off after I shower. This is one of the best gradual tanning lotions I have ever used. There is a noticeable difference after using this product for three days in a row. Additionally, it doesn't make your ankles, feet, knees, and palms orange after application like other products do. The lotion also works well as a moisturizer and smells nice unlike other sunless tanners. The price is also amazing for a product like this.
Nicole from New York
I love this product. It really works and soaks right into the skin