Rated 2.91 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great, with a few tips!
At first I wasn't sold on this product. I wasn't getting the color I wanted and I didn't know what to do. I read some reviews online and learned a trick that changed everything! Instead of applying it when you're soaking wet, lightly towel dry yourself first. Then apply it and leave it on for five minutes instead of three. The difference was immediate! Now I use it every time I shower (3-4 times a week) and I feel like I have the perfect glow to combat my normally super pale skin. The one downside to this method is that you go through the product a bit faster. Other than that, I have nothing bad to say and this tweak helped me get the results the bottle promised!
Most Helpful Critical Review Skip this one
Theoretically simple to use, but you actually have to rub it all on and stand around looking for something to do with the water off for 3 minutes while it sits. That would be worth it if the color were more of a tan. After 5 uses, the difference was negligible. Definitely a shade or two darker, but certainly not even a glow. Also very drying.
Reviewed by 415 customers Love!
Mir4504021 from Cincinnati, OH
I used this a few years ago and bought it again recently. I forgot how much I loved this product! It provides quick results - I achieved some color after only 1-2 uses. This gives enough color to make you look naturally sun-kissed and is very easy to use!
KC from Michigan
I'd give zero stars if I could. This product is a waste of money, which is disappointing considering how much I love their other products. I tried it twice, hoping to see a flicker of color. I received no color from this, standing there freezing and wet waiting for this product to set in. I also felt like it dried my skin out. If you want a tan, I recommend their tanning mousse instead.
If you're consistent, this is GREAT
Katie from Jonesboro, AR
So I bought this because I'm getting married soon and I'm white as a ghost, so I felt like I needed a little extra oomf on top of the original St. Tropez self tanner. I will say, I didn't see a significant difference until about 3-4 days into using it. I bought it 2 weeks before me wedding and have used it once every day since. I'm now 5 days away from my wedding and feeling like I'm glowing and golden! It hasn't left any streaks whatsoever and is such an easy process to apply and wash off 3 min later. I highly recommend if you want a gradual/base tan and care to apply it consistently over a week or so! I left 4 stars only because having to consistently apply self tanner probably doesn't appeal to everyone out there. If you want a tan ASAP, then this is not for you.
80s girl from Cleveland, OH
I'm glad I tried this before reading the reviews. I really like this product - no fear of transference, no fake orange ooompa loompa look. Don't put on soaking wet skin - pat dry a bit. It goes on really easily since your skin is damp. The hardest part is waiting three minutes before rinsing it off (I recommend a hair mask, squats, or cleaning your shower....). Rinse off. If the smell is unappealing, you're in the shower! When I dry off with a white towel, there is absolutely no issue. I prefer to use it after the pool to enhance my natural tan, but I've also used it without sunning and it's fine. I've used Jergens, Fake Bake, and a bunch of others and this is my fave.
Will not buy again
Bowtie from Bridgeport WV
Over priced product that works as good as water to tan the skin
Hayley Saint from Charlotte NC
I am not sure if it was a bad bottle or what but after using I ended up breaking out into hives on my legs and part of my stomach. It's been two days now and I still have hives on my legs. I have sensitive skin but have never had a product make me break out like this before. If you have sensitive skin I strongly recommended against this product. The possible benefit is not worth it.
Good if you have time.
Elizabeth from Florida
Would recommend this product if you have several days to let color set in and reapply. Does give a natural sun kissed tan.
Carolyn from michigan
this smells so gross. I put it on, didn't even wait and rinsed. disgusting
Haley from Kansas City
Smells disgusting, sooooo messy. The Jergens one is so much better
Not worth the money
Alex from CT
I have been using this product for about a week and I have seen no results or even the slighest ounce of color. I have followed the directions to a T and have even read the comments to try other people's "tricks" to get the product to work and still, nothing. I would definitely not repurchase and this honestly was a waste of money.
Not worth it
Re from michigan
As a frequent self tanner, i had high expectations for a st tropez product... this does not achieve any sort of a tan noticeable on my fair skin. I even left it on for 10 minutes and still nothing.
Get anything else
Aaron from Kansas City, MO
This is just a useless product. I'm very, very pale and this didn't give any hint of color. I really like the cream in the plain white container, so hoped this would be pretty okay - and three minutes with no smell. yes! but no. I used it three day in a row, used a different product for a day, then used this one again a few days later. It stripped the other product I was using and made it patchy!
Pete from Dallas, tx
This stuff is amazing
I will never buy this again
Stephanie from Panama City FL
This stuff doesn't work at all. I've followed directions and nothing. Left on longer - Nothing.
I really can't believe i spent money on this
ashley from staten island
It takes a long time to see a noticeable change. If you go into 90 degree weather, it will come off. I now have white patches all over my body. I've put it everywhere and only my legs and arms show color.
Kristin23417 from Chesterfield, VA
I love St. Tropez, but this product was disappointing. I followed the directions to a T every time and couldn't get this to work. I even broke the rules and left it on for 6 minutes instead of 3. My husband compares me to a ghost, so if this worked we would both notice. I get sun-kissed means gradual, but I'm saying this literally did nothing. I'm almost finished with the bottle so I feel like I gave it a fair shake. I have St. Tropez mousse and face mist. Those work fantastic. Save your money and invest in one of their other products.
DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!
NikkiB from Detroit Michigan
Literally does not work, don't waste your cash.
Going out and buying every bottle of this stuff
Melissa from CO
I randomly picked up this product from the store and hadn't read any reviews, but chose to read them when I got home and I was a little worried, but chose to give it a shot anyways...and I'm not glad I did! I love this product! I'm pretty fair skinned and so finding any sunless tan that doesn't make me look orange is really difficult. This stuff is great for that! after one use it's added a really nice glow to my skin. I can see how someone with darker skin wouldn't notice the subtleness of this product, but for me it's great! It smells nice too, I don't get any of those comments. It's also really easy to use! I was kind of concerned about putting it on damp skin in the shower, but it came out nearly flawless! Highly recommend
Don't Waste your Money
jenkt from California
As others have said, this product is unreliable if you want FAST results. Plus it is time consuming to apply, let set while standing around in the shower completely wet, and it doesn't deliver noticeable results. On top of that, my bottle had been sitting around for like a year (because who wants to stand around wet during the summer?) and the next time I opened it, it was completely liquid. Gross and the formula had separated. This was a waste of money and I won't even give it another shot. Try other brands' gradual lotion or instant foam instead.
Took 48 hours but WOW!!!!! It worked!
JennMomOf4 from Houston TX
After using a body scrub to exfoliate skin, I applied this in shower just as directed. 48 hours later, I woke up and saw a noticeable but subtle glow! Excited to use again to go deeper
This product did nothing. Would not buy it.
Sarah from New York
I have been sunless tanning for 15 years and this was the worst product I have ever used. I tried it three different times, my skin color did not change at all. I am very fair, I should have noticed at least a small change. But no, I am completely the same color. The last time I tried it, I used a lot of the product, and still nothing.
Love this product especially the smell
Tink737 from Seattle
I'm faired skin and love this product! It is gradual, patience is key! The smell is wonderful, som me tanning products leave a less than desirable scent, this is amazing, even my husband commented on my smelling good. I highly recommend, I'm purchasing my second bottle right now!
Would not repurchase
Bri from Boston
Bummed out about this product because I love all st tropez products. Followed directions and used this a few times and have not noticed any difference in color. Do not recommend.
Works great if used correctly (read this!)
Monika from Las Vegas, Nevada
After reading the reviews it's possible that some people just didn't read the directions on how to use this correctly..
You apply this to your body after your shower routine onto wet skin, head to toe. It says to wait 3 minutes, but I usually wait 5-7 minutes bc I take my time when applying it on. Once times up you rinse off in the shower. You're not going to see results right away, it takes a few hours for some color to develop. The directions also say to repeat these steps at least once a day after you shower to see gradual darker color each day. It usually takes me 4-5 days of doing this for my skin to achieve my desired level of tan (I'm fair-medium, kind of light-olive skin toned, this gives me a very warm sun kissed glow).
This product is perfect for anyone who doesn't like the maintenance of traditional self tanners, tanning lotions, or spray tans in general. It won't give you that 'self tan' smell and the color will not fade unless you discontinue applying the product. If you're looking to get color in a more convenient, less-maintenance-as-possible way, then this is for you.
I gave it 4 stars because I think the bottle should be bigger, considering how much product needs to be used head to toe every time I'm done with my nightly shower. The bottle won't last long if you use it frequently, so you're going to have to buy more over time. Other than that, I recommend!
Didn't work at all for me
LM from Orange County
Love this brand and will continue exploring products