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Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse

St. Tropez

Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse

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Control your depth of tan with St. Tropez's most advanced formula yet for a natural, healthy looking tan that lasts for days. Wait just 1 hour before showering for a light sunkissed glow, 2 hours for a medium golden tan, or leave on for up to 3 hours for a deeper, darker bronze, to suit your skin tone.

Key Benefits:
  • No self tan smell, with St. Tropez's new mood-boosting fragrance
  • Streak-free and easy to apply
  • Quick-drying and non-sticky, with no transfer
  • Ultra-hydrating with even fade
Sophie's Pro Tips: Make sure waxing is completed 24 hours prior to any self-tan application to ensure a perfect even finish. Use a wet cleansing wipe/cloth immediately after self-tan application to prevent unwanted staining on the nails and palms. Decide which shade you require by showering within the first three hours. TOP TIP - When you take your first shower, just rinse and refrain from using any shower/bath products.


 

Step 1: Exfoliate 24 hours prior to use. Immediately prior to application, moisturize any dry areas including elbows, knees, ankles and feet. Step 2: For best results, apply using St. Tropez Tan Applicator Mitt in long sweeping motions, starting at the ankles and working your way up. Then for your back, turn the mitt back to front and start applying in the same way. Ensure all areas are covered before lightly gliding any excess tan from the Mitt over your hands and feet. Step 3: Wait until touch dry before getting dressed. Step 4: Allow 1, 2 or 3 hours depending on your desired shade, before showering to reveal your developed tan. Your tan will then continue to develop for up to 8 hours. Step 5: To prolong and maintain your tan, moisturize daily, exfoliate regularly and reapply as desired.
Aqua (Water), Dihydroxyacetone, Caramel, Propylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Glycerin, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Decyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Melanin, Parfum (Fragrance), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Sodium Metabisulfite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Alpha-isomethyl Ionone, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, CI 14700 (Red 4), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1).

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St. TropezSelf Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse
 
4.5

(based on 151 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creates even tan (103)
  • Easy to apply (101)
  • Natural tan (101)
  • Works quickly (85)
  • Dries quickly (78)

Cons

  • Fades (14)
  • Bad odor (13)
  • Uneven fade (12)
  • Uneven tan (9)
  • Doesn't work (7)

Best Uses

  • Body (102)
  • Face (35)
  • Quick-fix (30)
  • Daily use (14)
  • Weekly use (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (60), Budget shopper (49)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (5), 30 minutes (5)

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5.0

Don't be scared, you won't turn Orange

By Autumn Amber

from Murrieta, CA

Comments about St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse:

I was extremely terrified and nervous to try this tanner. I've been Orange more times than I'd like to admit so I proceeded with extreme caution.

You will not, I repeat will NOT be disappointed. I went a little overboard on my hands and feet so please be careful because your hands will come out way darker if you hit them more than once. While applying the tanner to my arms and legs, I felt like I kept missing spots per the color guide because DO NOT worry, the St Tropez tan gods have made our lives easy. Idk what kind of sorcery witch craft this product contains but my i have the most even bronzy tan that I almost cried.

Make sure to purchase the mitt and moisturizer. Happy tanning!

 
4.0

Brown and even tan

By kay

from Florida

Comments about St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse:

Favorite self tanner!
Pros: You get a rich brown tan. It looks completely natural. Not a single person has been able to tell it is fake. The color guide makes it very easy to apply evenly. 3 hours for a tan is also super fast!! Sometimes I leave it on overnight and shower in the morning, and to my surprise I have never had color come of onto my white sheets.
Cons: It is sticky the entire time until it is rinsed. Also, the leave on time is off IMO. I have very pale skin and if I leave it on for an only an hour there isn't much of a difference at all. If you want to see a difference you will need atleast 2 hours, and that is for minimum results.
Tips: If you leave it on for minimum 3 hours you will get great results and in no way will be too dark. You need to use their darker formula to get super dark. Again, I am very pale and if I leave it on overnight I get about 2 shades darker. I have done applications 2 days in a row and it gets me the tan 1 application of the darker formula would. I don't always want to be that dark though so this formula is great for me. I use their gradual tan lotion in between foam applications to extend the life of the tan. Also, use a mitt to apply (for this or any other foam tanner)- it is a game changer! Lastly, DO NOT GET EVEN A DROP OF WATER ON YOU until it is ready to be rinsed off or the color will be visible lighter in that spot.

 
2.0

Not a fan

By T$

from Raleigh, NC

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dries Quickly
  • Smells pleasant

Cons

  • Ineffective
  • Uneven Fade

Best Uses

  • Body

Comments about St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse:

I have used several different self-tanners through the years...The only thing I liked about this product was the smell. The color was poor and very light. Very disappointed at the quality for the price. Banana boat gives me a much darker and natural looking tan.

 
5.0

Lovinwhatisee

By Tan junkie

from KY

Comments about St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse:

Absolutely love, love this. Will buy again!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

natural tan

By JB

from indiana

Comments about St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse:

I only left on for two hours and was left with a natural even looking tan. My coworkers noticed that I was tan and they were surprised it was self tan. The smell doesnt bother me as much either.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Purchase it every summer

By Megean

from Seguin, TX

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creates Even Tan
  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy To Apply
  • Natural Tan
  • Not Greasy
  • Works Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Body

    Comments about St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse:

    Love, love, love this stuff, it goes on very evenly and dries quickly. I isusally exfoliate and put it on and let it sit overnight and rinse in the morning. The smell isn't bad but sometimes it's hard to sleep with it on, the smell wakes me up.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Actually love it

    By grapey

    from georgia

    Comments about St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse:

    Just for reference I'm fairly pale with very oily skin, and i loveee this product. When it first comes out of the bottle it's kinda scary because it looks like it has a green tint, but when you apply it it is definitely not green, it's a very natural looking tan! I've used it about 7 times already on my whole body and i've barely used any at all compared to what's left. should last you a while, so that kinda justifies the price!! it is somewhat sticky during the three hours, but the smell is not bad and you don't have to wear it long. doesn't transfer on clothes at all either. fades super evenly, not streaky whatsoever, and lasts about a week on me! for me, applying two days in a row gets me a nice dark tan! definitely recommend!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I've bought several and will repurchase but

    By Lee MD

    from SC

    Comments about St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse:

    I use it, I love it, but it's not perfect and here's why. One, the price. Two: Personally I loathe sleeping in fake tanner. I got this because it's a three hour ordeal. That being said, the color payoff for this is still a lot better if you do sleep in it. Otherwise, it's just not *that* dark. It's a lovely tan, to be sure. But not *that* dark. Three: this fades faster than the not express tan IMO. Which makes sense, it doesn't cure as long, it won't adhere as long. It fades evenly and cleanly, but all the same. I still buy this and use it, but mostly for me an additional tanner to extend or correct other tans. I'd recommend it, especially for pale people. But otherwise, I'd go dark or extra dark Tropez mousse.

     
    3.0

    Not enough color

    By Collette761

    from St. Louis MO

    Comments about St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse:

    I expected a lot more from this honestly. It really doesn't give the color I'm looking for. I tan easily and have a light/medium skin tone this time of year. It does apply easily and it's even for the most part, and it also fades really evenly so that is a plus. I just expected a darker tan.

     
    5.0

    Self tan is better than most

    By BBB

    from Colorado

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Creates Even Tan
    • Doesn't Clog Pores
    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy To Apply
    • Natural Tan
    • Not Greasy
    • Works Quickly

    Cons

    • Use an applicator like a makeup sponge to apply

    Best Uses

    • Body

    Comments about St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse:

    It is a little pricey

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    • Q:

      Can you use this on you face
      Asked on 3/8/2018 by Case from South Carolina

      1 answer

      • Brand Expert

        A:

        Yes, you can. We always recommend a patch test if particularly sensitive. You can apply delicately with the Applicator Mitt or use a St.Tropez Face Applicator Mitt.

        Answered on 3/9/2018 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      Can I use this product on my face?
      Asked on 2/27/2018 by nat1678 from Atlanta, GA

      1 answer

      • Brand Expert

        A:

        Yes, you can. We always recommend a patch test if particularly sensitive. You can apply delicately with the Applicator Mitt or use a St.Tropez Face Applicator Mitt.

        Answered on 3/5/2018 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      What are some good exfoliators to use prior to using this self-tanner?

      Also, during my first shower, can I wash my hair or should I just rinse off and refrain from using any shower products?

      And finally, how often do I need to apply the self-tanner to maintain the color?
      Asked on 2/8/2018 by K Swizz from Danbury, CT

      1 answer

      • Brand Expert

        A:

        The St.Tropez Tan Enhancing Body Polish is a great option for pre-self tan exfoliation and also sold at ULTA - https://www.ulta.com/tan-enhancing-body-polish?productId=xlsImpprod15751051

        You can shower as normal following use.

        Apply 1-2 times a week to maintain depending on activity level. Activities like Bikram yoga, rigorous exercise and swimming may cause your tan to fade a bit faster.

        Answered on 2/9/2018 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      does it come off when swimming?
      Asked on 6/16/2017 by Brooke from Walker, LA

      1 answer

      • Staff Expert

        A:

        Allow the color to fully develop (1-3 hours, depending on the level of color you wish to achieve) prior to swimming. After that, it won't come off!

        Answered on 7/11/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
    • Q:

      I applied this product at 7pm. Is it crucial to rinse off at the 3 to 4 hour time? If I leave it on all night and take a normal shower in the morning will my tan look natural? Does it stop processing at some point or does it continue to get darker and darker?

      Thank you
      Asked on 6/9/2017 by Jenn27 from Billerica, Ma

      1 answer

      • Staff Expert

        A:

        You can leave it on without rinsing with no adverse effect, just note that you will see a guide color (tint) on your skin.

        Answered on 7/11/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
    • Q:

      I'm really pale and I'll be going on a rafting trip soon. Is it okay to swim with this on??
      Asked on 5/30/2017 by Bri from US

      1 answer

      • Staff Expert

        A:

        Allow the color to fully develop (1-3 hours, depending on the level of color you wish to achieve) prior to swimming.

        Answered on 5/31/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
    • Q:

      If used every 4-5 days, how long does one bottle of this product usually last?
      Asked on 5/21/2017 by Ann from undisclosed

      1 answer

      • Staff Expert

        A:

        Depending on your size and skin type- drier the skin the more product used. In general, you will get approximately 5-7 full body applications from an 6.7 oz mousse.

        Answered on 5/31/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
    • Q:

      Is the express mousse darker than the dark mousse? I want the darkest tan possible, I'm already tan but want more for a trip. I have used the dark mousse before but I'm hoping the express is darker?
      Asked on 5/18/2017 by Hallie from San Diego, US

      1 answer

      • Staff Expert

        A:

        They are comparable. To get the deepest, darkest results, just ensure that you wait 3 hours before rinsing! You'll love the results! :-)

        Answered on 5/31/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
    • Q:

      I always buy the dark mousse and love the color! I want to try this since it is express. My question is will this one get as dark as the dark mousse?
      Asked on 5/13/2017 by Noel from coast of NC

      1 answer

      • Staff Expert

        A:

        To get the deepest, darkest results, just ensure that you wait 3 hours before rinsing! You'll love the results! :-)

        Answered on 5/18/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
    • Q:

      Can I put this on in the morning and leave it on all day without showering if I am going to be busy.
      Asked on 5/12/2017 by Lakearb from undisclosed

      1 answer

      • Staff Expert

        A:

        Yes, you can leave it on without rinsing, just note that you will see a guide color (tint) on your skin.

        Answered on 5/18/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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