Rated 4.36 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 694 customers 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.
Tan not Orange
DiAna from Chicago
This product does not turn your skin a weird orange color, nor does it streak. The smell is not offensive like similar products. Applying with a mitt is surely helpful
Great for porcelain skin
Cathy from Pennsylvania
I have cool toned very pale/porcelain skin (can't tan my skin ever, only get sunburns) and finding a tanning product that doesn't make me orange is difficult. This is now my go to self tanner because it looks so natural! It's buildable as well. I apply with the mitt and it comes out really even. Love this!
I would but this product again!
Nikki from USA
Love that it does leave streaks and scent is pleasant!
jaden latera from knoxville
i love this product! definitely recommend. great for last minute quick and easy tanning!
Ehh. Not my favorite.
Nik Nik from Georgia
I had heard good things about St.Tropez but was not impressed. Smell is strong, the color payoff isn't much unless your fair skin, hard to apply considering it goes on clear, and it washes off after just a few days. I can see the tan coming off on my towel when I dry after a shower. Not very impressed with product .
Definitely buying again!!
Alicia from Alabama
I love this tanner. I'm kind of new to self tanning but this is very easy to apply (get the mitt!) and it looks great. I've gotten several compliments when I use it. Normally it lasts a week before I have to reapply.
Ali from Portland Oregon
I love the color it looked so good for a day but then the next day I noticed I had hives all over my body from head to toe , thousands of little red bumps that are itchy and just uncomfortable, my skin is sort of sensitive but there is obviously something in this product that shouldn't be in here because I've used many other tanners and they never gave me such bad a rashes . I was thinking it could be only I'm allergic to something in it but I see many woman have had the same problem.
I would buy this again
Kelly from Hopewell Junction
This is so easy to apply, great color, not orange, bronze look immediately.
Crowesgrl from Virginia
I am fair skinned and was very nervous a out using this product (first time self tanning in a very long time) I absolutely loved it! It has a nice smell and applies easily. It gives a very natural tan look. I will buy again and again!
A from New York
When I started using this I really loved the color and easy application. Fast forward through using it for a month and a half and the last two applications I started to develop a really bad hot, burning itchy and bumpy rash that lasted for days with no relief. I can no longer use this product. If you're skin isn't sensitive I recommend, otherwise avoid at all costs.
Not worth the money
LinZ from Cleveland, TN
Ulta employee recommended me this brand since it was their best seller. I had also seen a lot of people recommending this. The color at first is a gorgeous bronze but as soon as I showered almost all of it washed off!!! It leaves me patchy and like I said, color fades within 1-2 days, leaving me a blotchy bronzy orangey color. I did everything: exfoliatied, shaved, moisturized....tried it for a month, nothing changed. I will save this for the winter for a day tan. Although I am a first time self tanner, I guess this formula was not for me.
I am Hispanic and have olive/neutral undertones. My skin is not overly dry either. I thought it was me but I tried coco and eve in dark and the results were SO much better.
Only tanning mousse I'll use
KT from MN
This is the only tanning mousse that does not turn orange on my skin! Gives a nice healthy glow. Easy to apply with a mitt, I recommend St.Tropez mitt for application. I feel like I have to apply this product every other day to maintain the color or use a self tanning lotion where is fades faster. Still a great product.
Rash reaction from Denver,Co
Decided to try new tanner from fake bake . Woke up following morning to hives / rash all over!
Ariana from Florida
I have very fair skin and I'm new to self tanning, and I would buy this product again. I didn't find it too orange for my skin, I found that the product was just right.