So today I thought I would do a quick review of the St. Tropez gradual tanner. So I got this about a month ago and it was free with Elle magazine (I believe). I have used it a couple of times and thought I would share my opinions on it with you guys!
Description of the product
So this is how the St Tropez website describes the product 'Our enriched, nourishing body moisturiser cleverly combines skin care benefits with a healthy touch of bronze. This gradual self-tanner will build up a gorgeous, golden glow over time.' I can somewhat agree this statement, it really does give you a lovely glow almost instantly after applying it which I love although there are certain aspects to it that do let the product down which I will talk about later!
Does it work?
Yes it does do what it says on the tin although I have tried other gradual tanners and they have be quite a bit darker than this one which I do prefer. It doesn't have that horrible green tinge that most tans and gradual tans have which I like, it really is a more bronzy colour in comparison to other tans which I think is brilliant.
I hate to say it but yes there is one huge downside to this product in my eyes, I don't know if anyone else feels this way but the product really does smell a lot like furniture polish! Don't get me wrong I love the smell of furniture polish... I just don't like the smell of it on my skin as I'm sure most people wouldn't.
Another downside is of course the price, now I wouldn't mind paying this much for an amazing tanner but this is just a gradual tan and I'm sure most people could get through a bottle within a week or two if they use it everyday. As I said earlier I did not pay for this, it was free with a magazine but I still don't think it would repurchase it with my own money! This product can be purchased from the St Tropez website for £14.30
Are there any good points?
The packaging. I absolutely love all the St Tropez packaging, I think its so sleek and good looking. I don't like packaging to be too flamboyant; I like simple and elegant.
What do you think overall?
Overall I would say that it is a very nice product but its not brilliant. The products itself is good, it gives you a lovely bronzy glow although personally its not dark enough for me. The smell I thoroughly dislike on my skin and of course the price isn't great either.
So this is what the cream looks like, just like any other moisturiser although close up you can see flecks of the dark pigment that obviously builds up the gradual tan. Do excuse my tattoo :L
And this is what you skin looks like a couple of seconds after it is rubbed in and this is the glow I was talking about! You can really see it in the pictures and I think it is lovely. I will continue to use the product to see if I can get over the smell and start to enjoy it! But seriously...that glow is awesome.
What do you think of the St Tropez Gradual Tan. Do you like it?