Rated 4.35 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Really a great product!
I've tried numerous store brand tanning products (Neutrogena, Loreal, Jergens) as well as other brands like St. Moriz (awful...trust me) and St. Tropez is by far the best. I give it 4 stars because nothing is perfect, however, if you are someone who uses faux tanners a lot, you shouldn't have too many problems with this. I use it by showering and exfoliating, applying lotion and then using the mousse mitten, I apply one good coat all over the areas of my body I choose, and sometimes a second coat if i want to look darker. It is true the product has a green undertone, but you do not see it once it is blended onto the skin. The green undertone creates that natural "olive skin" look--unlike those other orange-y undertoned products. Let it sit for at least 4-6 hours before working out, going out on a rainy day, or showering. Showering will cause the coast to wash off, however a really lovely clean tan color is left afterward. I have fair skin, blue eyes and brown hair, and this product looks really nice on me. My family and friends agree that the color really does look quite natural. I have been using this product since December 2016--it's wonderful!
Most Helpful Critical Review Becomes scaly and flaky after a few uses
I bought this product about a month ago. As soon as I applied it, I loved the color. It does fade pretty quickly so you need to apply it at least twice a week if you want to maintain a good tan. However, I've noticed that the more I use it, my skin becomes scaly and flakey. Yes, I moisturize daily and exfoliate before applying the product. I attached a picture to show what I mean by "scaly and flakey." Also, if I rub my skin, it comes off. It's so upsetting because I love the color of this product, but I can't walk around with my skin looking like I have some kind of disease. If anyone knows how to fix this please let me know!
Reviewed by 708 customers The most natural color
Cat02 from CO
I'm a super pale gal and just like to get a little summer glow. Nothing crazy dark, just a bit more color to my skin. I've been using a different self tan (not from Ulta) that I thought was great but it pulls a little orange, so I thought I'd give this classic a try. I'm so beyond pleased with this! The color is so nice and natural, not even a hint of orange-y color. No streaks whatsoever and it blends so nicely into my hands and feet; I don't have any weird lines or splotches where it developed more on my wrists or ankles. The smell is light enough that I can use this during the day and wash it off in the evening. I love that it has a light developer color when you're applying it, so you can be sure to get it all blended out. This has become my new favorite for sure! It is a little pricey but honestly so worth it for a nice even tan.
I Don't Get It
Jonahsmom99 from Clearwater, FL
I don't get the five star reviews on this. I do 3 coats of it and get minimal color. It goes on like an olive green; turns brown and doesn't give an orange look... so that is good. I don't notice any streaking as some others have mentioned; and I do use the St Tropez mitt so that may be why. I have another brand that I get much better results with so I will be returning this one.
im in love with this tanner
riley from birmingham, al
Easy to apply, nice color after u shower. all around boosted my self confidence immediately. you can use it on your face and neck and it looks great!
YOU NEED THIS!
Danielle from Upstate New York
I've been self tanning for almost 8 years! I'm 24 with really pale skin and getting the flakey, splotchy tan off after it's faded has always been a serious workout in the shower lol.
Using this before the shower, waiting the 5 minutes, then following up with the St. Tropez (or Loving Tan) exfoliate mitt is the easiest way ever!!! I used to just use the mitt and it would be exhausting and still wouldn't get it all off
Will definitely be repurchasing this forever!
GREAT even for really pale skin
Emma L. from Illinois
I am super pale and a redhead. My skin has no color to it and I have an impossible time getting tan naturally. I used to use the Jergens mousse, but I didn't like it very much. I LOVE this product. It is very easily buildable and easy to apply. It is a great, not orange-looking tan. I totally recommend this to anyone.
Very nice tan
Jeputar from Knoxville Tn.
This is a great self-tanner. I love the color, it stays with you and drys quickly. It was recommended by one of the gals at Ulta Beauty.
Great Tanning Mousse
Katie from Anderson, SC
I'm not sure why other people have issues. I love this product. It has a slide color guide, so you can't miss places. It doesn't have that "self-tan" smell at all. I slept in it without rinsing off til in the morning, and I had no transfer on my clothes or sheets. Beautiful natural brown tan. No orange. I love it!
User friendly Self Tan
Mandy from Science Hill, Ky
There were a lot of mixed reviews about this self tanner. So I bought anyway and tried it out. AND I LOVE IT!!!! So easy to use. Follow the directions and you should hv no issues. Some people did it had a horrible smell, me personally I thought it was fine. Loved the mousse, made it very easy to apply. Don't apply in an up or down ward motion, that will leave streaks. Do as the directions tell you and apply in a circular motion. Dries very fast! Saw instant results but then again I am a ghost 😂
Just remember to do exactly as the directions tell you! Exfoliate before use. Use the mitt to apply. Use small amounts. And apply in circular motions to avoid streaks. Rinse off DO NOT USE SOAP, just rinse off. Or wear overnight and shower in the morning.
I will definitely buy again.
Beyond streaky- blotchy
Kandy from Portland, OR
I exfoliated, used the mitt, followed all directions and ended up with the worst self tan I've ever used. Let's say that was entirely user error. I'd still prefer a product that isn't so prone to go wrong. It's been years since I've had a product streak like this did. For the first time, I bought tan eraser because this was so embarrassing.
Perfect golden tan
Cyndi from Mesa, AZ
I had almost given up on finding a good and easy to use tanner. This product along with the mitt is absolutely INCREDIBLE! No streaks! No orange color! Almost instant results and has lasted a pretty long time!
Everything is wrong with this tan
Self tan love from California
This tan is just not great. It's definetly orange , applies pretty streaky and is SOOOO STICKY!! Like I usually wear my tan to bed this makes me so uncomfortably sticky I don't think I can
Best Self Tanner EVER
BK from Orlando, FL
Lightweight. NOT orange. Easy to use. Smells great!
Not worth it - such a mess!
Taba89 from North Carolina
I've been using self tanner for years and this is one of the streakiest ones I've ever encountered. I'm actually shocked by the reviews, especially the ones that say it doesn't transfer onto clothing and bedding because it is all over my sheets, even though I was wearing pants and long sleeves, so the mess came just from my neck, I can't even imagine if I had more of my body exposed.
The only decent thing about this was the smell, there is little smell and the smell it does have isn't that classic "self-tan" weird smell.
If you want even nice color by this product.
LaulivinlavidaBoca from Boca Raton, FL
Love this product, I had been putting off buying it do to the price however the product and the coverage warrant the price, and will last a long time.
I wouldn't buy this product again
Jilly from Indiana
I was very unimpressed with this product. I normally wait to shower until 12 hours to make sure I am good. After washing my face I very quickly lose the color. By day 2 I am back to pale on my face. On my legs you can not even tell that I used it.
Worth the price!
MegSmitty from Altoona, PA
Love it! The mousse makes it go on so smooth with the mit. I don't have any streaks and gives me great color. I'm sooooooo pale so I was worried I'd look orange but it looks pretty natural.
ORANGE and drying
Katie from Denver
Sticky, smelly, drying. It cracks and fades on the skin very quickly. It streaks like crazy and stains everything. And worst of all it always looks super orange. I've been using self tanners for many years and I'll never understand why this is popular.
I've used this for as long as I can remember
Chrissy from Bloomington Mn
My best friend thinks I have an olive completion. I keep telling her no, I use faux tanner.
AMAZING product if you have very fair skin
100% reccommend from kansas
I have never written a review on a product before, but this one definitely deserves one. I recommend this to any beginner or someone with a very light skin tone, I do not think this product would work well for people with medium-dark skin tones. I recently began self-tanning and I was worried the color would turn out too dark because I am very fair, but this product leaves a very natural tan to your skin. I also love how you can see where you are applying the product onto your skin so you aren't left wondering if you missed a spot. I've used this product a total of 3 times now and have never had any issues with streaking, color, or blotchiness!
Great for very fair skin
Mads from Seattle
I have very fair skin with a neutral undertone and this looked really nice. It didn't give a dark tan, definitely like a light bronze sun kissed kind of vibe. I use it in the winter months because it doesn't look obvious that I've self tanned.
Love this natural looking and easy to apply product.
MB from River Forest Illinois
This product has been consistantly good and reliable for over 20 years
I love this product I have used it for months!
Abby from Kansas
I always use it after a shower, I exfoliate, I use the mit... And I always use it at night so it sets in for the morning then a slight rinse in the morning and it look flawless... I use a small amount that you cannot tell it's a fake tan but but can tell it's definitely a tan
Excellent for Special Occasions
MC_ATX from Austin, TX
In my opinion, this is a great product for those with olive skin or skin that tans easily so the color appears more natural. Application was pretty simple since this is not my first self-tan rodeo and I didn't experience any streaking. It delivered a medium, glowy tan that lasted several days with regular moisturizing and faded gradually rather than splotchy. I've never used a self-tanner that didn't have some sort of noticeable tanning product smell, and this one is no different. It wasn't overwhelming but definitely lingered.
Would I use this again? Only for special events like a wedding or similar. I'm more of a gradual self-tanning lotion person, as it's less time consuming and less of a commitment to upkeep.
I would not buy this again.
Sabrina from Roswell Ga
I would not recommend. Unless you just want it for the day. Like I said it turned me slightly orange(but that could just be my skin tone)
Kerry from Sacramento, CA
This looks like a real sun kissed tan. I love it. The only complaint is - when applying it has a nice subtle smell - after a couple hours there is the strong smell of tanning lotion. But I haven't found a self tanner that doesn't have that smell after a couple hours. Other than that - this is the best self tanner I have used.