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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
 
4.4

(based on 168 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creates even tan (113)
  • Easy to apply (111)
  • Natural tan (111)
  • Works quickly (91)
  • Dries quickly (86)

Cons

  • Fades (17)
  • Bad odor (14)
  • Uneven fade (13)
  • Uneven tan (10)
  • Doesn't work (9)

Best Uses

  • Body (114)
  • Face (37)
  • Quick-fix (35)
  • Daily use (15)
  • Weekly use (13)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (5), 30 minutes (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (71), Budget shopper (51)

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1.0

Not worth it.

By cat

from Nova

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

I've heard great things about this brand and how evenly it blends out. But there were a few things things I didn't like.
1. The times. 1 hour for light seemed like I was still the same color and 2 hours felt like I became orange

2. How hard it was too blend on my hands, elbows, and feet. Yes I exfoliated and moisturize those areas. But I couldn't get them even.

3. It felt way too sticky for a tanner.

I wouldn't but this again. On to the next.

 
4.0

I would buy this product again

By Janna

from Wyoming

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Body
    • Quick-Fix

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

    I like the quick fix of this product. My only complaint would be that your wrists, Knees, elbows, etc can look orange. I usually just wash those good when I rinse.

     
    5.0

    BEST thing ever!!

    By Kelsey

    from Ohio

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

    I don't tan at all in these summer months. I burn and just get freckles. Constantly jealous and comparing myself to those who are tan. With this product it made me dark without looking orange like some spray tans or mousse. I feel so confident wearing shorts and dresses!! Totally staying loyal to this product and recommending to friends!

     
    3.0

    Just eh...

    By JennieBennie

    from New York, NY

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Creates Even Tan
    • Easy To Apply
    • Natural Tan

    Cons

    • Fades Quickly
    • Feels Greasy or Heavy
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

    • Body

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

    I expected more for the price. First of all, it does not get me dark enough- even with leaving it on for over 3 hours. I am not looking to look like "tan mom" or anything like that, but I expect it to be a bit darker and more noticeable if I chose the 3 hour option. And the tan fades pretty quickly too. Also, I find the process of this express mousse to be a bit of a pain because I have to plan it out so much- shower and shave 24 hours before, then find a time slot to do it where I will be home 3 hours later to shower it off. I'd prefer to just put it on and go- not have to rinse anything off hours later. On the plus side it is easy to apply and pretty much fool proof, I never look streaky or uneven and the smell isn't terrible for a self tanner.
    I think I prefer my old fashioned tanners like the Neutrogena spray or the Banana Boat Deep Summer color.

     
    3.0

    It was good but the mit soaked up more than I applied

    By Lisa

    from Palm Beach, FL

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Doesn't Clog Pores
    • Dries Quickly
    • Natural Tan
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Absorbed by the mit

    Best Uses

    • Body
    • Face
    • Quick-Fix

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

    I like a product that works even though it had some challenges it did help as a quick fix from a spray tan machine slop job

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again and will buy as gifts

    By MJ

    from AZ

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Creates Even Tan
    • Easy To Apply
    • Natural Tan
    • Not orange!!
    • Works Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Body
      • Legs
      • Quick-Fix

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

      I don't mind spending the extra money when I know a product is a good quality product. I read reviews before my purchase. This product is so worth every penny. So good in fact I'll buy it as gifts for my family members who would never spend this kind of money on themselves. It's not orange! And it's not overly stinky!! The color is so natural and the product is so easy to apply! I highly recommend it and will only use this product going forward!

       
      5.0

      Love

      By Kellz

      from Grand Rapids , Michele

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Bad Odor
      • Uneven Fade

      Best Uses

      • Body
      • Daily Use

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

      Still my favorite place

       
      5.0

      In love so far!

      By Rebecca

      from Las Vegas

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Creates Even Tan
      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy To Apply
      • Natural Tan
      • Works Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Body

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

        This is my first time using a self tanner. I was extremely nervous about using it even though I've heard great things about st. Tropez.

        I already had an uneven tan my arms thanks to a road trip and pale legs. Product went on evenly and was easy to apply. The smell isn't too noticeable and it dries relatively quick but it does feel a bit sticky in certain places. Left it on for about 2 and half hours before rinsing it. And I LOVE the results. The tan is even all over! My legs are about 1 1/2 shade darker , very natural color. Will keep using!! Can't speak to how it fades as it's only been 12 hours

         
        5.0

        I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!!!!

        By Sarah P

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Body

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

          I am the palest of the pale. You would never know it because this tanner is AWESOME! It definitely takes a while to develop after rinsing it off (I left it on for an hour and it was perfect the perfect darkness for late spring). It is worth the wait! The color is very natural and has only the slightest tanner scent. MAKE SURE YOU BUY THE GLOVE!!!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          I'd reconsider

          By ally

          from smyrna,tn

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Easy To Apply
          • Works Quickly

          Cons

          • Feels Greasy or Heavy
          • Uneven Tan

          Best Uses

          • Body
          • Face

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

          It definitely gave me a tan, I'd say I'm fair but not pale. I slept in it so maybe actually washing it off after a few hours would have been better. I did the whole jam (shower, exfoliate, shave) and even used a make up brush and mitt, and came out uneven I may have just did it wrong. The smell isn't too bad, but does linger for a few days.

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          • Q:

            I am a bartender/server and work outside on the patio. I'm constantly running up and down the stairs. It will be outside so streaks will be very noticeable. Which of tropez products would streak the least from sweating?
            Asked on 6/6/2018 by Cas from Ny

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              After the development time of 1-8 hours (varies by product), all of our products are streak free post shower.

              Answered on 6/15/2018 by Official Answer from St. Tropez from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            If you leave on longer than the 3 hours, will you get a darker tan? Or does it max out after 3 hours? Thanks!
            Asked on 6/4/2018 by krod from Carlsbad, CA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The product is developed to be washed off within 1-4 hours of application. While we receive a lot of feedback from customers who wear longer, the formulation reaches its maximum after 4 hours.

              Answered on 6/15/2018 by Official Answer from St. Tropez from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            I was wondering if I could get some foundation recommendations for the 3 hour dark color of this tanner? Specifically the Revlon Colorstay foundation?
            Asked on 5/31/2018 by Nicky from US

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Most customers do not need to change their foundation. For the best recommendation, please consult your ULTA Beauty Adviser.

              Answered on 6/15/2018 by Official Answer from St. Tropez from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            How omg does the tan last and do I prolong the tan?
            Asked on 5/24/2018 by Daphne from pa

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hello! This can vary from person to person due to factors like skin type, activity level, exfoliation, etc. but this product usually lasts on the skin 5-7 days. The tan fades down very naturally, but best to moisturize daily and exfoliate every 2-3 days.

              Answered on 5/24/2018 by Official Answer from St. Tropez from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            Can I use this tanner for two hours, shower, and put on makeup and go out for he night or will it not be effective yet? I read a lot of people seem to be sleeping over night with this accelerated tan so I'm curious if this will work. Thanks (Time example: apply 6 pm, rinse 8 pm, go out 9 pm)
            Asked on 5/4/2018 by Sm from undisclosed

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hi! If you use this tanner for 2 hours and shower off, your tan will begin to develop, but in order for your tan to reach its full medium tan level, it can take up to 8 hours. So if you have plans, we would suggest applying a Self Tan product early in the day or using one of our One Night Only Instant Bronzing products if you are in a time crunch.

              Answered on 5/23/2018 by Official Answer from St. Tropez from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            What are the main differences between the Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse and the Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse?
            Asked on 5/4/2018 by kcsportsfan from Kansas

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hello! Our Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse is created to take 8 hours to develop. You apply this and shower off after those 8 hours to reveal your gorgeous glow. The Self Tan Express Mousse has an accelerated tanning technology that you're able to personalize. If you'd like a light tan, shower off after 1 hour. For a medium/dark tan wait 2-3 hours. The tan will be able to be showered off to remove the instant bronzer, and your tan will develop fully after 8 hours.

              Answered on 5/23/2018 by Official Answer from St. Tropez from Brand Answer
          • 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:

            Should I moisturize before or after I apply and let dry? I typically use a towel-on self tanner that encourages using a body lotion head to toe after application. Is this similar?
            Asked on 9/29/2017 by laura from ohio

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              We recommend allowing your tan to fully develop (1-3 hours, depending on your desired level of color) prior to showering or moisturizing for best results.

              Answered on 10/2/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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