Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars
The first time I used it I showered/shaved the night before and did put a light coat of lotion on my legs. This was never a problem with the original 4-8hr St tropez mousse. But with this one, I couldn't tell any difference in skin color after I washed the top solution off after 3 hours. The second time around I showered/shaved the night before but didn't put any lotion on. I left it on for 5 hours and was left with a light but natural looking tan after rinsing the solution off. I prefer the color with my fair skin tone from this solution vs the original. The mitt is a must, I do not use the foam mitt included in the package, but the luxe mitt sold separately. The color is good and application is good for beginners. The solution is green in tone and is easy to see where blended. A light coat of lotion on palms, wrist joints, fingers, elbows, knees, and ankles helps create a barrier for seamless blending in the rough places.
I applied it how it said to with the glove and I also made sure to exfoliate and moisturize any dry spots. Based on other reviews, I decided to keep this product on for longer than it said to do so that I got some deeper color, I left it on for about 5-6 hours. It stayed sticky in some spots but dried pretty quickly in others. I made sure to go over every spot. While it was on it looked even and seemed to be a good color. When rinsing off it became super patchy and some parts of my body didn't grab any color at all. Some parts got really pretty golden. The worst spots were the undersides of my arms and the back of my legs, which is probably because I was sitting. I didn't think it would be a problem since it said it wouldn't transfer. Wouldn't recommend this product.
Caleigh from Tulsa, Ok
This self tanner, comes out greenish but quickly turns into a bronze over your skin leaving you looking tanner immediately after application.
Rhonda from Milton Florida
This product is absolutely Amazing I have been using it for a few years now and it looks GREAT & Natural Highly Recommend No Orange look looks Amazing Love this Self TANNER 😊
Haley from Utah
I liked the color I got, no streaks, and got lots of compliments. It did break me out in a rash all over my body a couple days later. I forgot about that part the second time I used it and I broke out again. This is the first tanning product to give me a rash. I do have sensitive skin, so it could just be a me problem. Its a good product though.
Carrie from Herriman, UT
I bought this product, followed directions and didn't have any change of color. Do not recommend
Sun Lover from Nashville, Tn
I have tried A LOT of self tanners. And most smell like "tanners" or don't last long enough or run off on clothing or sheets. This tan & cleanse off is AMAZING! I always leave mine on for hours when I do "self care Sunday". I will leave mine on as long as desired. I have my spouse do my back. Hes tall enough to really see what i miss on my back. I love the way it makes my legs & arms and chest color look like natural sun. Watch the YouTube videos realted to what works best for you on "how to use". Tips & tricks for your BEST summer self.
Debirah from North Carolina
I am fair skin and I do not get out in the sun much but I do want some color and this works well and fast.
Willow from South Dakota
I got this expecting a dark tan. It was not even visible even after sleeping with it overnight. I would suggest passing and getting a better brand. I should have read reviews.
TraseeInTN from West Nashville
I'm not sure why this has so many bad reviews. I have purchased this kit and other ST self tanning products over the years and had great success. I got this kit last summer. I was on vacation and had a very uneven tan due to falling asleep at the beach. I carefully applied the express tan to my legs to even them out. I didn't shower the color off until the next day. My legs looked so good I decided to apply it everywhere. I can't recommend this enough. But please carefully follow the
LL from Sacramento, CA
Followed instructions, exfoliated and moisturized the night before. Before applying moisturized my hands,feet, elbows, knees. Applied smoothly with the glove. I wanted a lighter shade, so I left for 1 hour, then rinsed. After rinsing went to bed for the night. I had the roughest night, and got no sleep! The self tanner caused me itching all night long! And additionally, the scent was pleasant at first and then it turned into a self tanner smell that made it hard to sleep! It was one miserable night! I can only give 2 stars. One the color did turn out nice, and two the glove was nice to apply it.
Julianna from West Monroe
Used to even out tanlines for prom dress. Worked great with good color and not orange or smelly.
Bailey from Idaho
This is a nice formula and gave good color, but the product looks very deceiving when coming out. It looks like you need to shake it and doesn't apply very smoothly.
Anna Maria from Florida
No nasty smell! Perfect little kit to take while traveling. I tanned before bed and woke up with a golden tan, I don't leave it on for just 2-3 hours, I want to be DARK. Leaving it on all night did not make me orange. I'm a FL girl, but I also refuse to always be in the sun. 10/10.
Jennifer from Garnet Valley , PA
The color did come off on my pillow but I was able to get it out. It produced a nice base layer color.
Melissa from Hampton, nh
Multiple uses from starter size, absolute favorite at home self tanner. Beautiful natural looking tan. Will stain clothes be careful after application.
Janelle from Arizona
My go to for big events
Ambie from Los Angeles
It's very easy to apply, not patchy at all. I used it on my chest tbh, want it to match my face more. Had it on for 3/4 hours and gave me the most beautiful glow. Lasted a couple days though lol soooo idk if I'll buy again
Cesilia from Puyallup WA
Never have I tried any type of tanning but the Ulta worker did a great job recommending this product. Definitely would use again. And it's easy to apply and remove.
Madelyne from Vineland, NJ
Did not work at all, there was no difference after rinsing. You're supposed to exfoliate, the apply, wait 1, 2, or 3 hours depending on how dark you want it. Once it was rinsed there was no difference at all in skin color.
Nelly from Medford Oregon
I have been obsessed with my other st tropaz product. This one just didn't hit as good . Didn't work as well.
B from Iow City, IA
I loooove this self tanner, it is flawless, so easy ans gives you the perfect dk glow. Not so much with this purchase from Ulta. I just needed something for my vacation, and this was bad. Im not sure why, but it was bot a foam or mouse, more like liquid. It did not go on evenly with a mit, splotchy and runny, I finally gave up and washed it off. Will be returning.
Kathy from Pineville , KY
Terrible product for me! I need to return.
Jekca from Ohio
I WANTED to love this, and it does show up within an hour, however it's so hard to get it streak free.
jace from new jersey
i bought this for my mom, who has vitiligo, so she's really pale. it was just okay. it was a tad bit orangey, but it did the job for her.
Jules from Ortonville MI
There were so many great reviews about this product but it didn't work for me. The color is great but this self tanner never dries. It stays tacky the entire time it is on. The smell at first is citrus but very soon changes to a VERY strong self tanner odor. It fades blotchy and settles into every pore. It is very expensive and there are plenty other less expensive options that work much better
Jwow from Kansas City
I watched TickTock videos and this had good reviews. It was the most expensive self tanner I had ever purchased. It was literally the worst I had ever purchased. Save your money.