It’s that time of year! Beach trips, pool days, and all kinds of summer fun. I don’t tan year round but when the weather warms up I’m all about that summer glow. As some who is very pale I don’t like to lay out in the sun or in a tanning bed. I know that would dangerous and age me so quickly being as light as I am so I only use sunless tanning methods. Sunless tanning is the safest option and your skin will thank you for it!
I have tried so many different tanning products from tanning towels to sprays, creams, mousse you name it! I have also tried various brands in the self-tanner industry. You can read my Bondi Sands Self-Tanning Foam Review here, and my Sun Tan City Spray Tan Review. My current go-to self tanner has been Loving Tan 2 HR Express Self Tanning Mousse but Ulta was out so I decided to try the St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse. Let’s get into the details!
How Dark Does St. Tropez Self-Tan Express Bronzing Mousse Get?
You get to choose how dark your tan gets with this self tanner. You leave the tanner one for 1-3 hours depending on how deep you want your tan to be. One hour will give you a light tan, two hours will give you a medium golden tan, and three hours for a deep tan.
How Long Does It Take For The St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse To Develop?
After rinsing off following the 1-3 hours your tan will continue to develop for 8 hours into your chosen shade. So you may not see much of a tan initially but within 8 hours you will see the results!
Below is my legs before, I applied the self tanner and left it on for 2 hours. The after picture is 8 hours after I rinsed it off so it is fully developed.
Does St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse Stink?
Of all the self tanners I’ve tried I would say this one smells the least! When first applied there is not fake tan smell. After a while I smell a slight tan smell but it is not bad at all! This is one of the least smelly fake tanners I have tried.
Is The St. Tropez Self Tan Express Orange?
The St. Tropez Self-Tan Express Bronzing Mousse price is comparable to other popular mid-high end tanners. A full-size bottle contains 6.7 oz. and will cost you $44. The smaller size contains 3.3 oz. and costs $34. Compared to Loving Tan which also contains 6.7 oz. and costs $60. So St. Tropez is a bit more affordable.
How To Use St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse
- I use my Braun epilator to remove any long hairs on my legs. I love how epilating keeps the hair gone longer.
- I shower then shave to get any hairs my epilator missed.
- EXFOLIATE! Exfoliating is one of the most important steps in self tanning. It removes dead skin cells so that your tan applies and develops evenly and stays on longer.
- After your skin is completely dried apply the tanning mousse with a tanning mitt. I’ve been using the St. Tropez Luxe Double-Sided Mitt. It works just fine however I prefer the Bondi Sands Self-Tanning mitt. I think it is softer and more flexible.
- Let mousse dry then leave on the amount of time for your desired shade.
- Rinse. I try not to use any soaps or lotions on my skin when I rinse just to ensure nothing affects how my tan develops.
Overall I think the St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse is great! It is easy to apply, doesn’t take long to develop and doesn’t smell horrible. I still prefer the color that Loving Tan gives me but St. Tropez is a but cheaper. If you have a warmer skin tone or prefer a warmer tan then this would be great for you!