Rated 4.35 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great product!
I'm really pale and I've used the original St. Tropez years ago and loved it. I decided to try out this different formula. It was really greasy while I waited the suggested 1-3 hours before rinsing. I was naked for 2 1/2 hours waiting for it to dry a little so I could put a robe on. Didn't happen. I rinsed and I didn't notice any difference in my skin tone. The next morning it definitely proved itself! It gave me a very natural, even and beautiful color! This is definitely a great product! The glove is ideal.
Most Helpful Critical Review Does wash of food
I love how it looks when it goes before you are even near water. Th problem is even if you wait around three hours it does not give that deep rich tan that they talk about. That deep rich tan is on after you put it on and you're like wow.. walk around the house yelling I'm thrilled I don't look like the walking dead anymore.. but then you jump into the shower and the smile quickly disappears as your glorious colour washes down into drain after you shower. There is a very faint hint of something that's left behind like they state. but unfortunately that does not go into a dark enough tan that it states that it would be if you keep it on for the three hours. So I prefer the basic one. Yes'm you have to wait 8 hourbefore you swim. And yes it still comes a half a bit too. But i dont look like an orange and that's why I'll stick with it.
Reviewed by 989 customers The tan is more golden than the other self tanners .
Jess from Middletown, Delaware
I put this one in the evening and I had a nice subtle tan I woke up in the morning and I was very golden dark tan. I really like it! But I would avoid anything touching you for an hour after applying or you will get streaks.
LOVE- from a pale girl
Linda from St. Louis
This stuff is awesome. I'm extremely pale and the color looks so natural on me. I rinse off my hands/wrists and feet/ankles after an hour and the rest after 3-4 hours. The color develops so nicely and with daily moisturizer my tan lasts well into a week.
Do not buy
Cinnabunnz from San Diego
I got this when it was on sale to try it out again. The first time I used I was literally orange but that was years ago. Thinking this time will be different but no. It was sticky and flaky and it was pilling. I left it on for 30mins Bc I could not do it anymore.
Sticky and splotchy
Kristin from Fort Worth
Wanted to compare tanners and turned to this one because of the good reviews. This one is so sticky feeling and left my skin with splotchy spots, despite exfoliating prior. I will definitely be going back to Loving Tan!
Nothing Else Compares
ZoGram from NJ
Apply at night, shower in AM and have a healthy natural looking tan all day- everyday! Use to maintain & even-out for the perfect tan!
Natural tan that lasts
Lian from Saint Charles, MO
Loved this! Easy to get a glow or keep on for longer and get a healthy olive tan! Loved it! So worth it.
Chels from Texas
I actually purchased the smaller product to try out. My first time I applied this I watched a video on YouTube of a girl who had a great tan from this so I followed her instructions. She recommended sleeping in the self tanner overnight, so I did. When I first applied in 3 hours I had a nice looking even tan and since I slept in it overnight it got darker and darker and I looked so orange the next day!! I had splotches and everything in some areas I guess the darker it got the more orange and spots showed. So my second time (now), I decided to give this product another shot. At first I was just going to test it out again on just my legs but I just went all in. This time I showered after one hour and I also noticed I had one patch on my forearm I didn't rub in good, but when I showered it went away. Can't even tell now. I don't have a deep dark color as I did before since I showered after one hour and didn't go all night, I actually used soap and my loofah and patted dry. It's been almost 3 hours and so far it's nothing crazy like before when I noticed a good color tan. I have a little color and no patches and doesn't look orange. I did purchase the mitt with it. Be sure to exfoliate and moisturize!! Take your time when applying to each area, use long even strokes and I even applied it in a circular motion until it was rubbed in all the way. I used what was left on the mitt to apply to my face, hands and feet. It's up to you if you want to do one, two or three hours or even all night. This time I opted to play it safe and rinse after the first hour and I am not disappointed like before! May apply more product to build my tan but for now I'm good with a light base color tan since I'm pale anyways.
Favorite new find!
Katie from Nashville, TN
I've used many self tanners. This has to be my favorite find yet! The mousse goes on and rubs in smoothly. I used sweeping motions and I could see areas that I missed. The mousse is a green color, but don't be alarmed! It's to give you a natural glow instead of an orange tint like most tanners! So glad I found this!
I wouldnt buy again
Hannah from San diego
I loved how the product went on but I have sensitive skin and it gave me a rash on back and chest :(
Novice ST, bomb IMO
Audrey from Washington
I typically visit my aesthetician for spray tans but decided to give this product a go in the convenience of my own bathroom. I bought the brand's glove but after watching a many YouTube University videos that mentioned the glove absorbing product (frugal lady here) went forward with latex gloves for the whole body and used the fabric glove for the face/hands. It didn't smell as strong as the professional/salon tan, pleasantly surprised by that. Initial application was seamless, went in with a second coat on the legs, cut the product with Hempz lotion for the hands/feet and Dermalogica Skin Smoothing cream for the face. My wife applied it to my backside cause I'm definitely not nimble like that, despite all the yoga. I think I used maybe 20 pumps for the whole body. I didn't wash off till the next day, and overall color was a neutral, medium tan, def not orange at all but not quite as deep as the professional/salon tan I usually get. Didn't seep in/stick to my big ol pores. I again mixed some of this in with my Hempz body lotion after the shower to maintain/deepen the color throughout the week. I overthink these type of things but it was a great, easy experience. Stoked!
My Favorite Tanner
Golden Girl from Birmingham, AL
I use this product before going to the beach or when I'm going to or performing at a big event. This stuff is the best tanner I have ever tried, and I've tried a LOT! One of my favorite things about this is that it's very forgiving and hard to streak, AND it didn't fade when I went in the pool with it! #goals
akf333 from MN
This product is just alright. The pros include it working pretty fast and being able to control how dark you want it to be depending on how long you keep it on. The cons are that it feels sticky on the skin and it rubs off in certain places (especially where my bra sits). I haven't worn it long enough to see how dark it will actually get because in all honesty, I can't keep it on much longer than an hour because I hate the sticky feeling. It has a nice undertone though, and doesn't look orange. The light shade is nice because it adds a little bit of color so you don't look completely pale, but doesn't add too much that it looks fake. Overall, it's nice if you want something fast, but if you don't like feeling sticky then it's not for you!
Does not tan at all
Bridget from Wisconsin
This did not leave me any sort of color. I left it on for 6 hours since it says leave on for 4 hours for a slight tan. Literally all rinsed right off. I don't picture leaving it in for 8 hours being any better! Don't waste your time
Not for the average Jersey girl
TammyStiletto from CA
I recommend this tan for light skinned girls, the blondes, the red heads, even the raven haired Snow White. For years I stayed away from tanning products because they usually cater to those who won't look strange if they are orange, bronze, whatever. This tan definitely makes me look like I've been in the sun for a few weeks, but my tan isn't what the mainstream search for. This is an excellent product, sure it takes a few hours to show up but I wouldn't trade that for overly brown streaks. I would even suggest this for a beginner. I like to bring this right up under my neck so that I can use bronzer on my face. Keep in mind I use the lightest non orange bronzers. 💁🏼♀️
cmhale from st louis
Don't waste your money on it. I'm fair complected and it did absolutely nothing. I waited the 4 hours and had zero color.
First time user and came out beautifully
Melissa from Ontario Ca
This is only my second time self tanning and the first time using this product. Each time, I've never had streaking or any problems that other users have. This product worked beautifully. I left it in for 2.5 hours and yes the color did come off some but by later in the day it came back which is stated in the instructions. If you exfoliate real well the night before and moisturize then your skin should hold real well to the tan. I suggest leaving it on as long as you passionless can within 3 hours for the best results. My tan came out like a medium. Next time I will wait the full 3 hours. Definitely recommend just follow directions exactly.
Followed all the instructions - did not work
Lenez from Florida
I followed the instructions to a T. Including moisturizing and exfoliating in preparation days before. I even bought the application mit! After two hours I showered and went to bed, I woke up this morning with no tan!! I don't get the hype. I purchased this for the reviews and on recommendation of a friend, and I am incredibly disappointed. I did not receive a tan, let alone the tan the advertisement promised.
Rinny from Schenectady NY
Smells good, goes on easy and evenly and works just as the directions say. I have a beautiful sunkissed glow. Will buy again!
Jim the Runnee from GA
Ummmm, dark where?? This MAYBE left me a 1/2 shade darker and I left it on for 4 hours before rinsing it off. Definitely taking this back to the store and am trying Loving Tan. When a product says dark, I expect dark. A complete waste of my time and money.
great for beginners
M from washington
I have repurchased this self tanner multiple times. Great for beginners, non streaking and gives a beautiful natural tan that is not orange in the slightest. I do have two draw backs. One, leaving it on for four hours to get desired color. It takes 8 hours after that four hours to get final tan. Secondly it doesn't give a super dark color, only medium color. I will still repurchase but really wish they came out with a two hour tan.
Do NOT BUY!
Over hyped! from Moses lake
So upset! SUCH A STICKY MESS!!! I exfoliated and applied a moisturizer the day before and I applied the mouse with the tanning mit the following night(left the mouse on for about 5 hours) and the only thing that got any color were my feet, ankles, knees and elbows!!! Smh so upset!!
It's ok but not great
Makaqjwjsbsia from Saginaw, MI
Maybe made me half a shade darker the first two times I used it. After that it started making my skin itch and peel.
Best I've found so far
Kayla from Indiana
I am pretty pale with a red undertone, and my skin doesn't tan (real or fake). I found out I'm DHA resistant (main ingredient in real & fake tan processes), so brands like Jergens, Vita Liberata Professional (after full 8hrs), & even professional spray tan simply wash off.
But this actually stuck!! I left on for 4 hours, then washed off with warm water only, and feel like I have a nice natural tan after it processed! Will update with how long it lasts and if it will build!! So a must try if you're DHA Resistant. :)
Good for 3 days... Then complete disaster
Eliza from LA
Just invest in the Luxe Tan drops TRUST ME. Don't buy this. Girls... If you tan on your chest (specifically in between your girls) It will ITCH and PEEL off after 2-3 days. it's disgusting. Oh and it's splotchy. These good reviews are probably fake or they changed their formula.
Not for sensitive skin
Kayla from Missouri
If you are prone to eczema do not use this product