St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Tanning Lotion


A good few months back now, this fake tanning sensation was released but I never got round to reviewing it (I never actually bought the product, I used the sample I got free with InStyle magazine) and even though it is very late I thought I would do one anyway.

So the story goes, you get in the shower, get washed, do your hair etc, turn the shower off and smother this fake tan all over your wet body, leave it on for 3 minutes, then rinse it off, pat your skin dry and after 3 hours you will have beautiful sun kissed skin…

Firstly I have to say I did not use this in the shower because I only have a shower-over-bath situation, but I actually found the bath to be a great way to do this, a lot of people have complained about the inconvenience of this supposedly convenient product such as being cold when you turn the water off and having to wait around, not knowing the time etc. I didn't really have these problems I would basically get in the bath, cleanse, wash my body, shave, wash my hair etc. then get out, let the water out and put the tanning lotion on, brush my teeth, clean the bath, tidy up all the products I have used and then after 3 minutes (I usually watch Youtube on my phone so telling the time was no problem) step back in the bath and use the shower head to rinse everything off. I didn't have the cold problem either because obviously the hot water makes the whole bathroom steamy and warm. Anyway, after that long explanation, the results… were a very light glow, on my pale skin I was hoping it would show up a little more but it was still just a really light natural tan which I personally would want to be at least 5 times darker, obviously this can be built up, but that requires the above rigmarole every day for a week… not keen on that. I really like the idea of this product though and no doubt they will release an improved formula soon but for now I will be sticking to the traditional tanning lotion.

Did any of you guys try this? What did you think?

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  1. Hopefully they'll be creating one that gives a bit of a deeper tan soon!

    1. Yeahhh I hope so too, then it really would be worth it :) x