Here’s what my St. Tropez does for me, contains or does not contain, that makes it perfect:
- No scent. I do not like self tanner smell, point blank. I want it as fragrance free as possible so it doesn’t interfere with my perfume.
- I want to see where it’s going while I apply it. This is one product I don’t like the surprise element when it eventually dries up and you see that you’ve gotten dark forearms and super white shoulders. Not cute and a big red flag that, “hey! look at my self tanning job!”
- It dries super fast. I don’t have time to sit around naked in my bathroom for 15 minutes twiddling my thumbs while I wait for my tanner to dry before I put clothes on. And I don’t want it ruining my nice expensive clothes (or my nice Old Navy clothes!) once I put them on.
- It should look as natural as possible. No orange oompa loompa look for me. Even though I might seem like a hypocrite for looking like I really sat by the pool for 4 hours, I’d rather people think that than immediately think, “wow, that’s some self tanner she’s got on.” You know those people that wear the obvious stuff;-) I read that St. Tropez contains some green in it to make sure it doesn’t go orange on you.
I have been amazed how well this tanner does everything I want it to. St. Tropez just won a “Best Beauty Buy” in this month’s In Style Magazine, for Best Body Self Tanner (the lotion version). I use my mousse on my body and face and finds it works really well on both so I don’t have to buy two separate products. I’ve had my bottle since the beginning of March and still have a good bit left so my 30 bucks is stretching.
I really don’t think after using this brand of tanning products, that I will ever be able to go back to any other line of self tanners, it’s that good.