Rated 4.05 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Amazing product !
I used this product for a wedding I had last Saturday. I started using it Friday morning and only used it 2x before the wedding and I had an even glow to my skin. I'm very fair, and I mean very very fair. It was the perfect product to use because I didn't want to be overly tan and I didn't want to be orange either. It made my just tan enough that I could pull of the grayish blue dress I wore
Most Helpful Critical Review Works well
This formula is thicker than the gradual tan everyday lotion. There is also a slight smell. It works quickly & efficiently. I will probably not repurchase because I prefer the gradual everyday "white" lotion because of the thinner formula.
Reviewed by 189 customers Met expectations of a former serial spray tanner
Jamie from Memphis, TN
I researched to find the best gradual tanner. I try to stay out of the sun or use spf, used to lay in tanning beds and spray tan for years. I decided to dive in to St. Tropez since it is known as the best. I'm not ready for a regular fake tan yet and prefer the predictability of a gradual tan. This is a happy medium. Gives you an awesome glow right away and gave me a deep tan after two nights in a row of usage. Has a nice smell when applied, but does have the fake tan smell once it develops within a few hours. I carefully applied and my skin has a wonderful tan without streaks. Only problem spot is my ankles, but they look better after second application when I lightly applied some to the top of feet. ROUTINE: Right out of the shower and dry off, I used lotion on crease areas and all over hands. I then applied product from bottom to top of my body really rubbing in to each area well. I then used the residue on my hands to cover tops of feet and face. I scrubbed hands for a few minutes and have no color on hands. I will happily repurchase this product and may try the watermelon kind also.
Nice even looking "tan"
Judy MN from Slayton, MN
It's nice to be able to maintain the winter tan from Mexico until I can be outside this summer in Minnesota!
Nikki from Denver
I bought this on a whim hoping to prolong my mousse tanner and Im pretty impressed. It has much less of a smell than the mousse and definitely gives what it says, a gradual tan. I shower/apply before bed and by the morning I have no issues wearing light colors or weird residual smells. The color is a little more orange compared to their other products but overall a great pickup.
OMG !!! So itchy
Renee from US
Developed horrible rash all over body - never had a reaction like this to any product before - sensitive people beware
Jackie from Vermont
While the color of this product is great, the formula was a bit odd - I wasn't expecting for it to dry soooo fast. By the time I rubbed it onto one leg my palms were orange and I couldn't wash it off. Next time I'll be prepared with a glove!
Bought on a whim and am thoroughly impressed
suesue from nashville, tn
I had a gift card and bought this on a whim and have been avoiding using because I thought it would be time consuming. However, I was very wrong. I used this during the day after a shower around 3pm and I just wore loose clothing and by the time I went to bed I had a nice tan.
I'm not sure how this will hold up with a shower and how well it will build but overall I'm very satisfied. I prefer this better to the aerosol spray st tropez. The only negative is that it does have the spray tan smell. This doesn't bother me all that much considering I used to be a spray-tan-oholic in college.
Best self Tanner
Nicoel from Dallas Texas
I have tried a lot of self tanners and this by far is my favorite. Streak free. Gives you a nice glow almost instantly. No self tanner Oder.
i would buy again
lina from ny
I would definitely recommend this product. there's not a bad smell to it, dries very fast
and you will definitely not look orange
I wouldn't buy again
Angie03 from Oregon
Honestly I used this once and it got all over my sheets in my bed ): very disappointing. I have other st tropez products that I love. However this is def not one of them do not recommend at all.
Best self tanner hands down
Cole from Ohio
I have never been more satisfied with a self tanner like this one and I've used the foam and the water spray by this brand this is by far the best tanner I've ever used!!! It's literally an instant glow!
Rocky from MI
This tanning lotion is everything, after 2 days you will have a glowing tan. Make sure to use gloves to apply though because it will stain your hands!
My go-to tanner
EaZyE from Myrtle Beach
I've been using this product since 2017 and I stand by it! If you do it correctly, the finish is amazing.. every time!
Shave/or not, exfoliate, put on with mitt and let dry (does take a while to dry) and you'll see results in a hours! The product is thick so a little goes a long way, and the smell is pretty strong but not overbearing. This is gradual so do it everyday until you have your desired tan. I can maintain this for about a week and a half. Love love love! Also, it helps with imperfections on skin. Major plus!!
Gooey and Caused a very itchy rash
JRL from Philadelphia
I have been experimenting with a variety of self tanners and while the St Tropez Advanced Express Self Tanning mousse is by far my favorite so far - I have to share that this product caused me to break out in a very itchy rash all over my arms. I don't have sensitive skin and can put on just about every type of lotion with no issue. There must be something in this formulation that has caused this reaction. I tried 1 more time to make sure it was the product and the same thing happened. I also didn't like the goey chocalately formulation. It really felt like I was applying chocolate sauce to my body. I wanted a product to use in between my tan with the mousse. But this definitely isn't it!!!! Rash plus oily feeling - not something that will be used again.
Blueken from USA
Gives a great color but took one star off because it comes off very patchy
Mandy from Cincinnati, OH
1) this was like watered down lotion. Not thick and creamy, so it was messier. 2) I am pale. If I already had a tan this might have been an o-k product. However, my legs looks orange and awful. Wish I could include a picture. Hoping a shower with some intense exfoliating will take most of it off. Would not recommend for my pale white friends.
All the time
Virge from Illinois
Love this tanning Lotion mostly I like the bronzer that's in it makes you glow highly recommend it
Things to keep in mind
Starfish from West Palm Beach, Florida
This is the first self-tanning product I've ever used so I can't compare it to anything else. I've used this product 3 times and this is what my experience has been like:
A hydrating formula, It gives a natural looking tan, It blends in evenly!
It says it doesn't have that "self-tan" smell, and even though I've never used tanners on myself before, my friends have and I recognize the fragrance. This product does have a tanner smell, so bear that in mind. I don't mind it but I know some people hate it.
One bottle won't last long. I've only used it 3 times and it's less than half full. I don't know if this is typical with tanning products? You need to use a lot to get even coverage.
MY BIGGEST CON:
It flakes off so badly! I've learned that you MUST exfoliate, or just keep on reapplying it because when it wears away the color flakes off your body like gross brown dandruff. It was maybe 3 days of flaking all over the place.
Overall I do like this product but I think I will try other tanners to see if there are better options for me.
5 stars from a very pale girl!
Megan from Wichita, KS
I have tried so many different self tanners just to even my skin tone. I always had issues with appearing orange or being very streaky. This one looks even and helps to cover any discoloration!! I would recommend this product but be careful with application and use a mitt to keep hands from staining.
amazing!!! buy it!!
Jana from Carbondale
I HAD to write a review on this product. I use the st tropez mousse and I really like it BUT this here tops it. it's a very thick lotion. looks like fountain. very beautiful color. I have very pale skin and freckles. this gives my such a natural glow tan. makes my skin look amazing! doesn't make my freckles stand out like some other products do. I will be ordering a lot more if this product. I also got the face spray from st tropez and it's amazing as well!
Good but smells
Olivia from Virginia
I've been using this for a few months now- the color has always turned out great for me, HOWEVER the smell is SO BAD that I have actually built up a gag reflex to it. Literally just thinking about the smell makes me nauseous. Looking for alternatives.
Immediate Results + Great for Extending Your Tan!!
Cat from Nevada
I bought this product to use to help extend the life of my Loving Tan mousse tan which lasts about 4 days. I used the St Tropez Lotion on day 3 of my tan and it IMMEDIATELY brought me back to a day 1 tan! I was blown away! I used for a second day in a row and the color is flawless, a golden bronze with no streaks. I applied with a bare hand and washed after, having no issue with orange / tanned palms. Unfortunately you have to use a LOT of the product, but I prefer lotion over mousse so it's worth it for me. There is immediate color transfer, you have to let yourself dry for 6-8 minutes to not transfer color to clothes / sheets. I did notice color transfer on sheets overnight, but it washed out. Overall a complete game changer and the 2 negatives are not enough to hinder me from repurchasing. If you're considering it, but it!
Brooke from Baltimore
I've never used tanning lotions because i thought they all were blotchy but this is amazing and looks so natural . I get complimented on it all the time .
Best Gradual tan! Best St Tropez product!
Cait from Opelika, AL
Love!! Best gradual self tanner and my favorite st tropez product. Goes on easy. Last a couple of days before needing to reapply. Doesn't come off on my clothes. It's faster than most graduals but also not so drastic that you end up with patchy spots!
Candacezumbach from Raleigh
I'm just not a fan of lotions. I couldn't get past the smell! It isn't spread easy and was orange looking upon application. I couldn't even finish doing my
First leg it was that bad.
Only self tanner I'll use
Anita from WA
I suspect reviews that say this product is too heavy/oily/orange are using waaaaay too much product. I find a little goes a long way (like... fat quarter sized dollop does a whole leg for me) and you have to spread it out quickly and then really rub it in. If you find the trick of it, you'll get a really nice natural looking glow. Rarely review things but I highly recommend.