This is one of the best self tanners I have tried thus far. I love the feel of the mousse, it's so soft and light, which makes it really easy to apply. The color is pretty good too, not extremely dark, but not too light. It was the perfect shade of sunkissed! I had a few friends comment on how tan I looked after wearing this product. One of the best things about this product is how fast it dried. I hate waiting around feeling sticky, and this one didnít make me feel like that at all. I did find that it faded pretty quickly though, which is unfortunate. I recommended this product to a friend who went to Hawaii on vacation and she ended up loving it just as much as I do. Being a mother, itís hard to find time for beauty, but this product is so easy and convenient, it only takes a few minutes to apply before bed. Oh and it smells awesome too!
I am fair but HATE being so... it's tough to find a good self tanner that doesn't make me look like I bathed in oranges for a year, this is a great one.
In my opinion it lasts only a couple of days (does last longer but the colour payoff doesn't last as long).
It's a bit sticky too.. BUT it's great!
Very light, im pale and still needed atleast 5 applicantions to even notice it. Wouldnt buy again, i have purchased the Dark colour and its wonderful.
I do like this tanning mousse but it's pretty time consuming putting it on. The buffing mitt is useless! I will not ever buy the mitt again, just normal gloves work better. I find that no matter how many coats you put on it will all wash off and have the same golden colour, so don't waste your time with the extra coats. If i do want a more deep tan then I will so another coat the next day. It's a lot of effort for just a light golden tan.
Tried this after hearing good things about it and I got ¬£5 off a 240ml bottle. However it still cost ¬£30 which is quite expensive.
The positives are that it smells nice when put on - like Davidoff Cool Water. You still get the fake tan smell after it develops though.
I followed the instructions exactly but on some parts of me it goes patchy when I shower - on my chest and arms and doesn't come off with exfoliant. The colour is ok but I have found that Vita Liberata tan is a better colour and will puchase that one when I run out of this.
I wanted to like this product. I liked the color after a few applications and it seemed to last on me for usually about a week, but I noticed I had some kind of reaction to it that no other self tanner has ever done.. it would cause extremely dry, itchy patches around my wrists and inside of my forearms that ened up lasting a few weeks... it only seemed to happen on my arms. it did have a stronge frangrance but I am not too sensitive to smells in products.. but because of the reaction I will not be repurchasing this product.
I decided to buy the smallest size to test out this product and I have to say that I've enjoyed the ease of application as well as the colour guide. I am not a beginner by any means to self-tanners, however, I've never (ever), with any self-tanning product, experienced any streakiness or other issues like that - these are caused by application, not by the product. If you have an issue with streaks, that means you did something incorrectly.
Now that that's out of the way, the instant colour guide for the regular tanning mousse is amazing!! I can apply two full-body coats using the mitt, one after the other, and have a perfectly bronzed, DARK bod in around 4 hours. Now, the colour guide is mostly responsible for this as I've found. The colour left-over after showering is still a good colour, but I would say about half of your total colour washes off after showering. This wasn't that shocking to me - light colour guards are too hard to use anyway.
I should mention, I don't find that this product starts to smell like DHA ("tanning scent") until the end of the day (around 5pm onward) if I apply it in the morning (around 6:30am). The scent that it has is kind of like Davidoff's Cool Water and to be honest, it can give me a headache - I prefer the scent of DHA, but I find that the St. Tropez scent fades within a few hours or once I apply clothing. I should also mention that they guarantee it will be dry within 60 seconds, and I'd say that - once it has been thoroughly brushed on with the mitt, it is dry enough to put on clothing within about 60 seconds afterwords (although I still wait a bit longer, I usually do this after blow-drying but before flat-ironing my hair, so I have time to kill anyway).
As far as self-tanning products go, this price-point is on par with tanning salon products (it's available at select Shoppers Drug Mart stores in Canada), but I simply think that next time I will get the Dark formulation. If you are new to this product, get the really small size available of this version, and go from there, whether you'd like to purchase the huge bottle of this regular formula, or the huge bottle of the dark formula, but I'll definitely be purchasing the dark next time.
I like this self tanner but it just wasnt dark enough for me and it only lasted a couple of days. The color is a very natural BEAUTIFUL brown, not orange! But I found myself using just so much product to get the darkness I was trying to achieve! So I went through it pretty quickly. I've purchased it twice, but I'm not sure about a third time.
This product is great. Yes, it is expensive but a large bottle lasts me half of the summer. It is so easy to apply with the glove (definitely use the glove) I no longer get spray tanned so it actually is a huge money saver. There is no smell and the color is fantastic.
I can't believe I spent $46 (including tax) on this!!! I needed a good, realistic tan, in a short amount of time, and based on the reviews, I decided to ditch my Clarins ST and buy the smaller size of this mousse...NOT a good thing!
It just didn't work for me. Here I am, after having used it last night and this morning, with an almost non-existant "tan" - I look very slightly golden, true, but no tan that I could speak of.
After 2 coats!!!
Application - pretty easy, although the mitt did nothing. Last night I used the mitt, and was horrified at how streaky it all looked. The color guide looked so bad, I was sure I was going to be all uneven in the morning - but no, the color was even this morning, probably because it was barely noticeable. After my shower (which removed most of the already barely-there color), I applied again, this time with disposable latex gloves....much better! No more streaks, better results.
Color - like I said, barely any color after 2 coats. Whatever is there, is nice, golden, natural. I am light (NW15) with a slight natural tan, so you can imagine my surprise when this tanner couldn't even turn me as tan as cheapie DS tanners... But as a plus, the hint of golden color is very even, my skin is smooth and looks healthy.
Scent - OMG, bad! I don't know why people say it's a pleasant scent, and that you can't smell the DHA, because on me it reeked! No way I could go out in public wearing this, and I am not sensitive to ST scents, I even love the Jergens scent! Luckily the smell washed out in the shower, together with the color guide!
So on the plus side, the color you get is nice, natural, very even, and nothing rubs off clothing.
On the negative side - the color is very light (if you want to look tan buy something else, this is not for you), the smell is strong, the price is huge...
I will not rebuy, but will finish the tube I have.