St. Tropez Creates High Quality Self Tanners

St. Tropez should be a familiar name as it is one of the original tanning companies.  Their products now have a modern look and formulas to go with it, making theirs some of the best tanning products on the market today.  
Self Tan Bronzing Mousse -($30.00 4 oz, $40.00 8 oz) — So far, this is the best self tanner I have tried. The mousse is very lightweight and easy to apply. It is tinted bronze so you can tell where you have put it and where you may need some more. As long as you rub it in all over, you will get an even, streak free tan. The only minus is that although it is advertised that their “innovative Aromaguard™ fragrance technology eliminates the tell-tale self tan aroma by a minimum of 70% and instead gives a beautiful subtle, yet refreshing fragrance”, when the mousse starts tanning the body a few hours after application, the tanning scent is very strong. Still, the natural color you get is worth it.    

Here are some tips for application from the website:

Exfoliate with St. Tropez Body Polish before moisturizing dry areas thoroughly with St. Tropez Body Moisturizer (elbows, knees, ankles and feet). Help protect light eyebrows and hairline with a little extra moisturizer. Then, pump the mousse into your palm and sweep it from top to toe making sure you’re well covered as it’s only missed areas that can look patchy. Once you’ve got even coverage wait for 60 seconds before getting dressed. Then try not to get wet, or sweat, for at least four hours. Finally, shower off to reveal a perfectly golden, natural looking tan.

Another fun St. Tropez product is the New Everyday Perfect Legs ($45.00 USD 5 oz) — This is two products in one, a gradual self tan and a bronzer that is made especially for legs. It is infused with soothing aloe and marine extract, so you will have a gorgeous natural-looking tan that lasts. Plus your legs will be super soft.  The website suggests, “to apply, smooth on the  gradual tan lotion (using the white pump), sweeping it from toes to upper thighs in light, even strokes. Make sure you’re well covered as it’s only missed bits that’ll look uneven. Next, for immediate color, coverage and a flawless finish whilst your tan develops, apply the instant tan (using the black pump) sweeping from toes to upper thighs.” Your legs will look instantly polished for evening outs, special events or everyday looks. 

I also want to recommend the Self Tan Remover ($18.00 USD 11 oz) — wash your hands with this scrub after application, and you will not get dark or streaky palms.

St. Tropez also has wonderful a body polisher, after tan lotions, and other types of self tanning products. Visit the website at for more information.