Rated 4.54 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review If you are looking for a perfect tanner, look no more
I received this product for free for testing purposes.
So, I have never used a self tanner before and I was pretty anxious to try one. I read a lot of reviews where people would say this one made me look orange; or that one simply does not last; another one smells bad; yet another one stains; etc.
Well, I got pretty lucky to try a self tanner from @sttropeztan 🤫 I received my self tanning kit for free from @sttropeztan 🎉 yay! even better 🎉
Anyway, let me tell you what a pleasant surprise and experience it was to use this tanner. My skin is pretty pale and I used to go to the tanning salons a loooooot (like every day) to get a little darker, but I was scared to get skin cancer, so I stopped...I can only try and explain to you how much I missed my skin looking tan and how happy I was to discover StTropez self tanners.
The packaging is luxurious and I really love that, attention to details is my everything 🥰 Then the texture of the whipped crème mousse is so light and easy to apply with a mitten, that is included in the kit. I hate it when any cream leaves a feeling that you are wearing a cream, but this one is like a cloud, you really cannot feel a thing after it dries out. There are no streaks on your skin and the tone is beautiful and sunny (no orange at all) 🔥
Another important thing is that the tan lasts for more than a few days, which is amazing if you are busy during the week, simply apply it on Sunday evening and you will look marvelous for the entire week 👌
Few helpful tips:
•shower and exfoliate before applying the tanner
•be generous when applying the crème, otherwise you will not get an even tone
•the best time to apply the tanner is about an hour before you go to bed
•wait until the tanner fully dries and leave it over night
•in the morning rinse and moisturize your skin
•I cannot highlight how important the moisturizing part is, especially if you already have a slightly dry skin.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not so great
I was super hopefully after reading the reviews. I will say that the color barrier greatly helps and the application was super easy. It went on smooth and felt so moisturizing. The fragrance wasn't harsh but it was faint and nice. It dried to the touch but there was some transfer to my clothes after about 15 minutes.
I am super pale. And usually steer clear of self tanners because I become orange. Although the bottle says you can rinse after an hour - I left it on for 4. I rinsed it off and the color seems to have completely come off. There is no bronzed effect and no color to my skin. I'm back to my natural skin tone. I'll try again and sleep on it overnight but I was pretty disappointed for the price point.
Reviewed by 1152 customers Not Worth Your Money
ALM from Ulta
So I am all the time self tanning and am usually a loving tan kinda girl but I decided to switch it up for once because I had heard good things about this. The only good thing I have to say about this tan is that it applies very smoothly almost like butter. However, the color only clang to my feet and hands. I kept it on overnight and rinsed myself in the shower and it all came off. Keep in mind I use self tanner all the time so I knew to exfoliate and shave before hand. Also I would like to mention this is TERRIBLE to get off. I have been using 2 different tan removers trying to get this off my hands and feet. Scrubbing for 2 days not working! Don't waste your money
Wish it stayed darker
Jenna from Delaware
I love how easy it is to use this tanner, but I wish it stayed as dark as it is when you first apply. I usually tan before bed and shower in the morning, most of the color comes off in the shower. It still leaves me looking more tan than before but not as dark as I would like.
Are you kidding?
Mare from Connecticut
I cannot believe the hype on this product and how expensive it is. I wanted to love this product so badly! I prepped my skin exactly the way you should for a self tanner.. exfoliating and moisturizing dry areas, etc. I left this tanner on for about 16 hours and it completely washed off after my first shower. I was so bummed. I wanted to give it a second shot so unfortunately I didn't return it but I wish I did... the second time the exact same thing happened. Do not waste your money. Cheaper tanners work better than this!
The smoothest application EVER
Nik from PA
I'm an avid self tanner and this product just truly is amazing
Color Doesn't Last
Maddie from Dallas, TX
Wanted to love this so badly, but after several weeks of use I find myself wanting to go buy my $12 Jergens foam tanner again. The color on of this look great at first, but significantly washes away after first rinse/shower. Not worth the splurge to me.
Shawnda from Texas
Did not work at all would not recommend waste of money!!!
My Fellow Fair Skinned Peeps
Erin B. from Nashville, TN
I am very pale, the "I get burned walking to my car on a sunny day" kinda pale. Every summer I try and fail miserably to use a self tanner and end up looking like an oompah loompah, it sucks! I saw someone with very fair skin do a review on this and it was so pretty on her, I trust her reviews and even though it's a pretty penny, I bought it. Am I glad I did! This stuff is the bomb!! Please don't ever stop making this!! It is so easy to apply, no streaks and no orange tint at all, I even use it on my face!! The smell is nice and it doesn't stain sheets or clothes. 10 out of 10!!
Love this product!
Dgregs from Raleigh, NC
I put it on in the morning after exfoliating and I don't wash it off. Beautiful color and not orange at all.
WAY overhyped IMO
MrsPrice11 from SC
I've used my share of self tanners from high end to drug store, for close to 20 years now. This is an absolutely beautiful color when you apply it but it doesn't last. I put it on before bed, then lounged around the house the next day before showering which meant I allowed 16 hours for it to develop, plenty of time yet it still gave very little color payoff. I prepped my skin my using the Dermasuri exfoliating mitt, and applying a barrier cream to elbows, ankles & wrists. So nothing changed in my application method, also while I love the foam I feel like I used a lot more and I felt it gave a lot less time to blend it out. The fact it dries super fast may not make this the best for a beginner, also I did feel like this left my skin sticky. This may be amazing for some and I was very excited about trying this self tanner and it was a major disappointment.
Crazy Crystal from Nc
I love this product. would purchase again
Ren from NC
I have fair skin and this color looked so good, a natural glow. It is nice during a work week but not if you want a deep dark tan for the beach/pool. Loved the scent and how creamy it is. Application went on smooth and evenly with the mitt provided. Dried fast and isn't sticky. I left on for 15 hours and rinsed off with water only, it seemed most of the color washed off until the next morning the color had developed more.
Yes to the natural glow!
Crislynn from Oklahoma
I've been using St Tropez for a long time & I adore Ashley G, so naturally I wanted to try this new formula. The second I put it on my skin was all dewy & glowy. My skin also felt moisturized & not sticky when drying like most self tanners do. It seriously felt like silky, light, butter on my skin that instantly dried. I'm very fair skinned & it gave me a very natural glow. I think this will be a good topper to my 2 hour express for a daily glow!
"Rinse"; SHAKE; repeat
Kathryn from New York
Directions say to "rinse" does that mean I shouldn't use a body wash while rinsing? I'm assuming rinse means only water, but thought about this some more after 2 applications and not having lasting color. All the color rinses off. For the reviews that said the same, I wonder if you are supposed to only use water to rinse, but also wondering if you really have to shake the product before and each time you dispense product on the mitt during the application process. (Here goes attempt 3 hopefully my troubleshooting helps the color last longer than 8 hours!). Smell is alright, it's kinda floral smelling which I don't prefer but it's not strong where I count the minutes before I can shower. It is hydrating while on, but much like other sunless tanners, you need a moisturizer in the days after. I also use this to contour my face with a kabuki brush. Doesn't break me out but looks funky and blotchy on my face during the 8 hour "incubation" period. I have combo oily/dry skin on my face and dry skin everywhere else.
Not bad at all
Curlycutie from Ca
I don't think any fake tan will ever look fully natural but I will say this was a prettty nice color on me and I'm very pale with pink undertones so I'm the perfect target for a fake tan turning orange and I can say it did not thankfully
Tony from North Dakota
I usually use loving tan but I purchased this when it came out and it is my new HOLY GRAIL. It looks amazing and is such a pretty bronzed tan!! I get compliments on my tan every time I use it. I'm obsessed!!
Worth the hype
Salipali from San Diego
I let this tan sit for three hours then rinsed it off. Like other disappointed reviewers, I thought all the color had washed away. Wrong, like the package says it keeps developing after you rinse. The next morning I woke up with the perfect tan. No buildup spots on hands or tanner smell pand I have a very sensitive nose. This is the best on the market right now.
Hannah from Las Vegas
I'm a first time self tanner, so I didn't know what to expect. I highly recommend this to super fair girls who just want a little bit of color. It's not orange and gives a natural tan but it's definitely not for someone who wants REAL color. Plus it fades fast and when you shower all the color comes off.
Not worth the hype
Tsing from North Carolina
I use the original formula and really wanted to like this. I left it on overnight and was pretty liberal with application. The foam was hard to spread. I was already underwhelmed by the color when I woke up and was even more disappointed to see it all go down the drain when I showered (just water). I will say more color developed during the next day. I will probably keep it and apply my jergens to deepen the color that was left. Will definitely not buy again
Yes for Fair Skin!
Alana from Stockton, CA
I was really nervous to try this because I have tried self tanners in the past that have made me look patchy and orange. The St. Tropez x Ashley Graham glow kit worked so well!!! In the beginning I was nervous because it looked really dark and I was scared it would come out splotchy so I only left it on for about an hour or two. When I washed it off it first looked like I had no color, but not till the next morning I realized the color developed more and I had a beautiful tan! I wasn't a big fan of the tan mitt but that was also my first time using one so I might just need to get used to that. Would definitely recommend this!!!!
Bree from Sc
Ever since using this product I have gotten so many compliments and people ask if I have been to the tanning bed....NOPE.... I have been using this self tanner! Goes on nicely and looks so natural!
Chrissie from Texas
I truly wanted to love this product but it just didn't do anything. I left it on for 9 hours and it all washed away in the shower. There are much less expensive tanners that actually work. Save your money.
Rene from Seattle
Love the scent, doesn't smell like spray tan, great color!
I usually use the express, that's been my go to for years. I would say that the express is a little more forgiving as far as the application not being streaky. BUT this formula dries soooo fast.
Overall I'm super happy!
Ash from Chicago
I'm a first time self tanner.. I liked it at first but after looking at myself in the mirror I don't see much of a difference.. sadly I will be returning.
Good, but a couple minor issues!
Madi from Missouri
I bought this tanner yesterday, did all the "requirements" before you self tan and let it stay on for 6-8 hours before hopping in the shower. As soon as the water hit me all the color was immediately washed off, (I've used many self tans before and none of them had ever done that so fast/bad before) I mean there was absolutely not even a little bit of color left from the moose. However 10 hours later after washing the tan off, there is now a little bit of a glow. It's not orange at all and it honestly looks very nice, and a little sun kissed. Over all I'd say the tan is a 24 hour process and that's why I give it a 3/5 because I'm use to it only being a 8-10 hour process and once you wash off you at least have a little color. Lastly, I'd like to add the tan is more of a light/medium tan so if you like that, this tan is definitely for you! Just know you won't get immediate results, however it has little to no smell! Hope this helps!!
Miranda from TN
I applied and left on for about 2 hrs. I highly recommend rinsing off with JUST water when removing and then shower as usual after the color has developed. (I tend to rinse off before bed and shower the next day.) Color developed nicely! Would have like a darker color but that's nothing a second application can't fix.