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To prolong the life of your tan—and help give it a streak-free finish—exfoliate your skin first with St. Tropez Tan Optimizer Body Polish.

St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse

$44.00 Ships Free
6.7 oz. / 200 ml

Availability: Out of stock


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There’s rarely such a thing as a tan for all seasons: That beach-loving bronze may look great in August, but a slight sunkissed glow makes more sense for March. This innovative self-tanner from St. Tropez gives you three different levels of tan—all in a single bottle. The mousse starts bronzing once you apply it, and continues to deepen until you turn it off with a shower. Shower after 1 hour for a light touch of sun, 2 hours for a medium tan or 3 hours for a deep bronze.

How to Use

Pump the mousse onto your palm or the St. Tropez Tan Applicator Mitt and sweep gently onto skin, starting with your legs and moving up, finishing by lightly dabbing the backs of your hands and your feet. Then, set your timer! Using warm water only, rinse after 1 hour for a light tan, 2 hours for a medium and 3 hours for a dark tan. Don’t leave it on longer than 3 hours — the color continues to deepen for 8 hours after you wash it off so what you see in real time won’t be your final result. To maintain the tan, moisturize daily and repeat the moussing process twice weekly.

Aqua (Water), Dihydroxyacetone, Caramel, Propylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Glycerin, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Decyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Melanin, Parfum (Fragrance), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Sodium Metabisulfite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Alpha-isomethyl Ionone, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, CI 14700 (Red 4), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1)

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If only I had this sooner....

Remember when fake tanner was first becoming a thing and it was virtually impossible to self-apply it without getting hideous, desperately-trying-to-scrub-this-off-me streaks? Remember the Orangey-yellow color that in no way resembled a real tan? Not this stuff! This stuff is magic- like wow, did you actually just come back from vacation? Tan. I'm not someone who naturally can ever achieve a 'tan' so for me this is a god send. It makes you a wonderfully natural brown (no orange undertones), works quickly and is customizable. No more thinking you look great only to wake up the next day horrified. Take the plunge and buy it!

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Best Self Tanner

I have used many self tanners and this is by far the best! Application was great, I did not opt to buy the application mitt so I instead used a sock (worked perfectly). I could see where it was applied due to the green tint. Washed it off after 1.5 hours with great results. No streaking, no orange tint, and no stained sheets or towels. I personally would choose to leave it on a bit longer next time as I was looking for a shade darker. 1.5 hours achieved a nice sun kissed glow though.

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Love it!

This self tanner is great for when you want a tan and only have a couple of hours. This leaves a nice golden glow! It still takes up to 8 hours to process, so you may not notice the tan right away after showering. I like to use this on my face sometimes in between full self tans, since my face tan fades faster; I will just put it on an hour or two before bedtime and wash it off. It is not as dark a tan the dark bronzing mousse from St. Tropez, but I am still statisfied with the shade! I recommend this product!

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best self tanner out there

Omg i was never a self tanner type of person until i used this...i had gotten a sample and fell in love. First no offensive odor and i was shocked that after only an hour i had a nice color(i tan very easy and quickly) i knew i was using my points on this...then i got 20% coupon on top and omg i couldnt resist .Im patiently waiting for it to arrive.Oh and on me it lasted a whole week before i could see it fading and really only on my arms so its an amazing self tanner that converted me

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Natural and quick tan

A two hour application left me with a natural, bronze, streak-free tan. I sat around in a slip and did some work while the tan developed, and did not feel sticky or uncomfortable. Did not transfer to the pale pink fabric I was wearing. I even applied this on my face and it turned out great. Most convenient self-tan !!

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