Unlisted Brand • St. Moriz Self Tanner Foam • Self Tanners
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my favourite fake tan.
I actually doubt I'll buy most other brands again as they're just a waste of ridiculous amounts of money in my opinion. Think of all the saved money that could be being spent on makeup or clothes!
St Moriz comes in 3 varieties in my local store - regular spray, regular mousse or dark mousse. I've heard there's a dark spray but I've never seen it.
I use the 'dark' mousse, and it is an awesome colour on me. Glowing bronze/brown as if I've been on holiday. (I am around an NC25-30 for reference).
I was worried as the product was so cheap I might end up with a 'tangoed' orange effect - but none at all! Apparently green is added to counteract the orange - similar to the green bases of more expensive fake tans.
It only costs £2.99. Absolute bargain, seeing as my last bottle of Fake Bake was over £30! On top of that, you get 200ml - Fake Bake only give 150ml.
When its that cheap - you can afford to top up when/if you need/want to.
I still had a noticeable tan after 5 days, however it faded a little after I used a body scrub - obviously this is likely to happen after exfoliating but I was surprised at how much of a tan remained - in a good way of course!
Just reapplied and its back to its glow from day 1.
Another bonus is that there isn't a 4 - 6 hour development time. St Moriz is pretty much instant (full colour after 3 - 5 mins).
The packaging is very St Tropez-eque, as it is basically being marketed as a dupe. I like the pump on the mousse bottle, it isn't flimsy and allows you to dispense the exact amount you want. I can't comment on the spray as I haven't tried it, but I'll most likely get it to try out.
If you want to try this tanner, just get it. You probably won't regret it, and even if you do - it was only £2.99!
Will definitely continue to buy.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
i love this product, it tans amazing on my body, i dont use on my face as i dont have perfect skin and it would probably make dark blots all over, however, the one thing i really dont like about the fake tan is it smells horrible, its too strong, even my boyfriend hates the smell and moans about it when i decide to wear, but if i have a shower it mostly comes off so i cant win. Also when ive got out of the shower, or shaved it makes dark spots on my legs where the hair has been shaved, and under my arms and bikini line. if anybody could give me suggestions on how to improve the smell and the dark spots on my legs please let me know to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you ! :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I have been using this all summer and the last bottle I have gotten is the dark version. Even better than the original. This stuff is the biz. lovely natural tan no streaks and a cinch to apply. I always hated the hassle of fake tan but with this i use it about twice a week. Daily moisturising helps it last and it fades fairly well too. Exfoliate before you apply a new layer and make sure you moisturise hands, feet, knees, face and elbows just before applying. Only place it doesnt go on too well on me is my feet for some reason. Everywhere else looks great even my hands. Get it. its cheap as chips too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
Normally where self-tan is concerned I am a retard. I bought this as it was £2.99 in Savers, and WOW! It smells clean rather than self-tanny (?!) and it is a smooth tinted mousse. I use it at night after I have scrubbed and shaved, and in the morning I have a healthy, natural looking tan.
I have recommended it to friends who are St. Tropes gals and they love it too! Seriously, give it a go, at the price it is you have nothing to lose!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have been using this product all summer with great success, and finally decided to write a review. I am pale (NW20, for reference) and most tanners tend to streak like crazy on my pale, somewhat dry skin.
I purchased 6 bottles of the St. Moriz via ebay (around $5 apiece, IIRC) and asked advice from several of the reviewers here about application. Definitely exfoliate beforehand for more even coverage. And wear gloves. The consistency is that of a liquid-y mousse, and it's a rather dark, golden-muddy color. I use it at night and have had no problems with it staining pajamas or sheets. When you rinse off in the shower in the a.m., you are left with a believable wash of color. Not too dark, no orange. Like other self tanners it takes some practice applying, and you do need to be especially careful near the feet, knees, ankles, elbows so that the color does not "pool" and look like a dirty smudge. It has a pleasant smell and is not sticky once it dries. I find that using it every other night or so is just enough to keep a healthy looking glow. A little product goes a long way. I have not yet finished 2 of the 6 bottles I purchased. I have seen this compared to St. Tropez (which I have not tried) and this is a fraction of the price.
I have sensitive skin and have not had any problem with this, even on my face. I highly recommend this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Green
This is a HG for me.
I am an N10, and tanning can be a daunting thought. It was my cousin who recommeneded this to me. She is crazy about tanning - never seen without that bronze glow. She said, "It's the exact same as St Tropez, but a fraction of the price!"... Normally I wouldn't believe someone that something worked as well as a trusted brand such as St Tropez, but since it was her, I was a believer.
So, off I went - to Semi-Chem, a discount chemist in the UK where they sell this gem for £2.99, and it's a A LOT of product. I also bought the ''Tantastic'' tanning mit there too. I am unsure of how much I paid, but it was not expensive. The glove is reallt good too, but that's not what I am reviewing - but if you are going to apply a self tanner such as St Moriz, then I do urge you to buy one.
After I showered, exfoliated and moisturized, it was time to apply. When I first pumped the product out, it was a dark mousse like consistancy. I like the fact that it is dark because then you can see where you are applying it. It spreads far and you don't need a huge amount. Although you may want to top up at the end if you have missed anything.
Initially I ''dotted'' the product over my body and then blended with the mitt. The only problem I have is that this stains hands, and I wish I had actually bought two mitts, so that one of my hands wasn't completely brown. But a little soap powder (yes, the stuff you wash your clothes in) takes it off very easily. A trick my mumma showed me ;)!
It only took me about 20 minutes to apply to my whole body. I got my sister to do my back where I couldn't reach. And then I went to bed.
My boyfriend made fun of me because it looked very odd at this moment, but the magic is when you wash it off in the shower.
The only downside to this is that although the smell isn't as bad as most self tanners, it was irritating me when I was trying to sleep... All I could smell was the St Moriz as I was drifting off.
In the morning I wash it off. It left a very natural glowing tan that suited me well, for one being so fair... Or should I just say white.
Other girls who are not as pale as my N10 may want to try the "St Moriz Dark". But I can see anyone being satisfied up to an NC30. Anyone above should try the St Moriz Dark.
I am very happy with the results of this product. And the application was fool proof, for a self tan virgin like me. Or I was before this stuff converted me!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is a good tanning product. It's a really good price too. It's easy enough to apply and there is alot of product in the bottle. It says on the front of the bottle that it is instant, but on the back it says you should leave it 4-6 hours to develop. This product works best if you apply it the night before, and have a shower in the morning, as I think it can make you look a little dirty. It doesn't go streaky when fully applied, but it can while you are applying it. However, I noticed the bottle, which is a pump, got a little leaky at the top. It looks really nice in the end. It gives a nice sun kissed glow.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Green
One of the worst self-tanners I have tried! I'm an NC25 with natural golden tones so I find that most tanners do not appear orangey on me. However St Moriz does indeed turn me orange...how people say this is a completely brown tanner is beyond me, on me it's probably 30% brown and 70% orange. 1 coat does not leave me that dark (brings me up to about NC27) but if I use 2 then I just turn radioactive orange so there is no medium here. The mousse formula is very easy to apply with a tan mitt but it's so drying...my skin was always left feeling dry if I used this often, no matter how much I moisturized. It faded very ugly even with regular exfoliating and moisturizing - scaly and patchy. It rubbed off on my clothes even when I was not sweating. Lasting power was virtually non-existant, I was having to top up my tan every day or two which was a constant hassle. The smell was soapy upon application but within minutes had turned to one of the most strongest DHA biscuit/wet dog smells I've ever experienced with a tanner not to mention it transferred all over my sheets and pillows. I've never had a mousse that transfers everywhere until St.Moriz. Yes the price is cheap but I think that just reflects the quality of this tbh...I would not repurchase!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I wanted to try this fake tan after I heard great reviews from a lot of people. I usually use fake bake but as it was so cheap I thought I'd try it. To be honest I was completely let down and definitely would not buy it again. I can't really understand why it's had such good reviews! As it is a mousse it's really easy to apply but for me it came out really patchy and showed up any areas of skin that were the slightest bit dry. Even with moisturising it very quickly showed up white patches in the creases of my elbows and the backs of my knees and this happened to my sister as well. But the worst part of this tan is that if I apply it, like all other fake tans, the night before and have a shower the following day it all washes off straight away so it's basically an instant tanner that leaves patches all over your skin. Even if I leave it for 24 hours or more it will still all wash off. Not worth the money even though it's cheap. There are better ones for this price on the high-street.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I thught i'd give this product a try, with such rave review's and at such a cheap price, why not?
I put this product on last night but i'm sorry to say it's not for me!!
pros - tone of colour is quite natual, doesn't smell too bad
cons - you'll need a tan mit as this instantly stains the hands, i've tried everything to get it off; dove soap worked the best but they're still a little stained around my nails!
It's really difficult to blend into the skin, i think it dries too quickly.
It instantly darkens any dry skin, scratches, acne etc.
for me it's gone streaky everywhere, and i dont really look much darker.
I'll give it another try with a tan mit to see if that makes much differance, if so i'll do an update this but i think i'll most probably be sticking to my favourite L'Oreal SUBLIME BRONZE Self-Tanning Gel for Face and Body
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
WOW I was totally blown away!!!! First I wanna make it clear that I don't have this in the original colour but in the new 'DARK' shade, so I can't comment on the original. I have used numerous self tanners in the past and this is undoubtedly the best out of them all. I love how fast and easy application is (with gloves & tanning mitt), how fast the formula dries so I can get dressed and get on with my life, and most of all the FANTASTIC colour!!!!! I left it on over night and showered off the colour guide the next day, and with one application this gave me a lovely medium brown shade that is most importantly not orange. For reference I'm around NC30 with strong yellow undertones, so most self tanners turn orange on me but not this one, as it has a strong olive undertone to counter any orange hues. So if you're Asian and have had problem finding a non-orange tan, give this a go!! Lots of reviewers said the tan doesn't fade well but I haven't had this problem. It's fading very evenly on me. Really, for £4 on ebay, this is a STEAL!!!!!!! Will I buy this product again??? YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
This is the first time I have used this product, and I must say I am very happy with it! I usually use Fake Bake self tanner in the summer to cheat a tan, but it costs around £22 and does not last very long. After hearing rave reviews about St Moriz I decided to try it out, after all, it is only £2.99 from Bodycare - at that price I could hardly resist! Anyhow, the application is very similar to Fake Bake, shower, exfoliate then apply, leave overnight to develop and shower off in the morning to reveal a lovely even tan. Whilst it does have a strong scent, after showering the following morning it has completely disappeared. I would say this stuff is definitely comparable to some of the high end tanners.. I will definitely repurchase this over Fake Bake. However, it has turned out slightly patchy on my shins, as though it just hasnt worked down my shin bone? I've had this issue with EVERY tan I've used, so I'm willing to accept that it's my freaky skin as opposed to the product :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This stuff is fantastic. I'm a self-tan pro, and I've tried Neostrata, St. Tropez (lotion, mousse and spray) and Xen tan mousse, as well as Sephora spray, Clarins lotion, etc...basically all the best tans. And the cheaper ones too which were a waste of money. Anyway, St. Moriz so far is DEFINITELY my favorite. In my opinion, the color comes out more natural than St. Tropez (it had less yellowy undertones, St. Tropez did come out a little yellowy on me for some reason). It lasted longer and was darker on my legs, but not the rest of my body, compared to St. Tropez and looked realistic on my hands and feet, which St. Tropez couldn't do. The scent was like soap and much less noticeable compared to St. Tropez. Was not strong at all. It didn't come off my clothes like St. Tropez, and it's CHEAPER. Had the nice, natural color that was rosier/browner (no orange, no yellow). Xen tan mousse is ok, I'm new to it but it's already not my favorite because it's making me smell like a giant cocoa plant and it takes freaking forever to dry. St. Moriz dried instantly, and had ZERO stickiness. That's the first product that wasn't sticky, even St. Tropez mousse dried instantly but felt like something was on top of my skin, with St. Moriz this felt like almost nothing. And after 5 minutes it smelled like nothing.
Now for the negatives...it made my face look ridiculously dirty before I wash it off in the morning. Looks fine after I take a shower, but after I apply I look ridiculous. It stuck to any blemishes I had. I felt embarrassed to go outside wearing the color guard on my face, but on my body it was totally fine. Again, it's fine after I shower but before it's really dark. That's the only negative I can say! Oh, and that I have to order it from Amazon, which with shipping pushes the price up. But it's still WAY cheaper compared to anything else. Buy this stuff!
My skin is really pale naturally, it's see-through blue. This actually looks like a a REAL TAN. Literally a miracle product and I apply it very liberally.
UPDATE: After using this for a while now, I need to mention that while the initial color is beautiful, it doesn't stay as long (especially on the face) as long as St. Tropez does. It's beautiful for like 2 days and then starts to fade slowly whereas I've got a few more days in with St. Tropez. Even for that, though, I have to say it's the bomb for the color, scent, etc.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Love this product. Looks really natural on me. Im am extremely fair so only have to apply a small amount of this mouse all round and I look like i've got an all-round tan. Definately worth a try.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is my first review on this site, but a few of yours have helped me out with making decisions before so i decided to try and give something back!
Firstly, i'll start with the packaging as this is the first thing you look at, It comes in a white bottle with a pump top that dispenses the foam, the description is on the bottle and the labelling is rather plain, however don't let that put you off the product!
Secondly, the price of this is brillaint! You can buy a 200ml bottle for only £3.
Finally the result, this fake tan gives such a natural colour! none of that horrible orange tinge :/ & it lasts forever once applied! I applied a full body on monday evening, it's now saturday and it has faded a little but, i still have a beautiful glow, the only downside is that, through cleansing your face it does fade from your face quite quickly, but, it take less than 30 secs to reapply to your face throughout the week so it's not really a problem. The product itself is a beautiful light foam, its an instant colour so that you can apply it yourself and see straight away where the tan is, and the tan isn't.
Overall, i don't have anything negative to say about this, and for £3 it really is worth a try.
From anyone else who has used this, or has any questions please comment (:
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
You have to apply several coats of this just to get even a somewhat tan color on your skin and on top of that the next day when you take a shower it ALL washes off.. i hate this stuff with a passion.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
OH MY GOD TO THE NESS! I just LOVE this product. Love the color ( put it two times on my face and omg, i looked like i was back from the south!!) Beautiful CARAMEL color, no orange tones. After shower 1, the color was just a little bit softer than the yesterday.
Love love love!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Coarse Eyes: Green
Quite possibly the worst self tanner I've ever tried, and I've tried everything! I purchased this purely because it was cheap and there were loads of rave reviews on MUA. I am an NC20 with golden undertones and this tanner comes up pure orange on me. First time I used it I applied just 1 thin layer. It smelt a bit like soap upon application but within 5 minutes it turned into a really strong self tanner smell. As the night went on, the smell got worse and worse...it is REALLY strong and smelly, moreso than any other self tanner I've used.
In the morning I had a shower and was expecting a nice brown glow. How wrong was I. My skin was a dark orangey-brown that looked very unnatural and icky. Self tanners usually look very natural on me as like I said before, I have golden undertones because I am mixed race...but this? Uggggh, absolutely dreadful! I then took a bath after my shower and scrubbed myself down trying to lessen the colour, it wouldn't budge. Had another shower later that night and yet again the colour would not budge. So if you like tanners with good staying power, this would be good!
I've used this tanner about 8 times trying to perfect it but the colour is always so orange and disgusting. However, it never streaks or looks patchy and doesn't dry my skin out which is a plus.
PS: I highly recommend xen tan, same nice whipped mousse texture but a NATURAL golden brown colour as opposed to orange like the St. Moriz :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was spoiled with high expectations of a tan, before I quit fake-baking in dangerous beds. My search for a great self-tanner ended when I found this product through YouTube gurus (like many here).
Overall rating - 4 : This gives fantastic, bronze, believable color, that is buildable over a few days and lasts quite a while. NO orange tones. Simple application. Non-offensive smell (my boyfriend barely notices). Over time, with maintenance, this can keep you nice and tan. but it does take effort on upkeep, which is why this is a 4.
Price - 2: I am in the US and buy on Amazon. $30 for three bottles (including tax & shipping). Great price, and 3 bottles last me a long time.
Packaging - 5: Easy to pump out. Must shake the bottle before using, but it stays mixed for a while. Bottle doesn't get messy if you're somewhat careful. Not the "cutest" label design ever, but who cares?
This tan does require upkeep, or you will get fading/scaling in patches. My whole routine is as follows. Day 1- shower, shave if needed, and exfoliate well with regular soap (nothing creamy/oily) and a scrubby bath mitt. Pay extra attention to elbows/the usual dry spots. Right out of the shower, towel off and apply a regular (I use Vaseline lotion) moisturizer to backs of hands, tops of feet, elbows, knees, and ankles. Then, I put a rubber glove inside a cloth glove (like a winter one-size-fits-all glove). This is my "application hand". Three pumps for lower leg, three for upper leg, you get get picture. Slather on and blend until it is just about dry, then (important) STOP blending. It gets streaky if you go over an area too much. Go ahead and go over your knees/elbows if you put lotion on. Once it's all over, I take the gloves off, put a tiny amount on the back of one hand, and rub the backs of my hands together so they get tanned too. Do not put this on your palms! Dry for a few mins, then go to bed. I havent had problems with this rubbing off unless I sweat a bunch.
Morning shower, day 2: Shower as normal, and apply a moisturizer right after you get out.
From then on, I repeat "day 2 routine" and occasionally and randomly also exfoliate without then putting the product on.
I do "day 1 routine (tan day)" like every 3rd day, about twice weekly.
And that's it! Have never used it on my face, but I would probably try if I needed.
Once you want to phase-out this product or being tanned, you're going to have to accept patchiness for about a week. It sucks, but that's how it goes. Exfoliate regularly and you could even out the pale patches with a little bronzer if it's too obvious.
OVERALL, great price, I have repurchased several times, and I have gotten plenty of compliments from friends/family about the color of my tan. If you're going to be dedicated to the upkeep of this product, I say go for it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Green
I REALLY like this self tanner for a number of reasons. I am a complete self tanner/bronzer lover, so I have tried most of the popular brands including St. Tropez, Xen Tan, Sun Labs etc. St. Tropez was okay for me - the color was slightly orange which is why I don't use it as much as I would like to. I do however usually use Xen Tan (all of the products are great - i especially love the gradual tanning cream) and I LOVE the beautiful olive-y color, but I find myself reaching for the St. Moriz foam a lot! St. Moriz gives a wonderful color!! The foam makes it easy to apply with an application mitt, and I find the formula to be relatively smooth. The best part about St. Moriz for me is that there is NO smell at all to this self tanner - both throughout the application and throughout the developing of the tan! All other self tanners leave me with that yucky, self-tan "burn" smell after they develop (even my beloved Xen Tan which smells like vanilla/cherries directly out of the bottle). However, I can apply St. Moriz the night before school or work and wake up with clean feeling/clean smelling skin! The color, for me, stays on pretty evenly as well. First, I exfoliate my skin very well in the shower and directly out of the shower, I apply a very thin, light coat of oil-free moisturizer. About a half hour later I smooth on the St. Moriz foam with any tanning mitt I have laying around, but make sure to put just a little bit of the lotion on my elbows/ankles right before I apply. This method has left me with streak free results since I've started using St. Moriz and allows me to layer applications twice throughout the week for a real looking bronze glow. However, if I do not take care of my skin throughout my self-tanning period, I find that the St. Moriz can fade in patches which is the only real downfall for me. Luckily, this is easy to fix in the shower with a good exfoliating and reapplication, but other than the slightly patchy fading, I really do love this self tanner.
I found this at TJ Maxx last summer and bought all the bottles they had - I DID find some inconsistency in the color of the foam between bottles... some were a little browner, and some were a little more olive. Thankfully, all of the bottles gave me the same result over the developing period despite their foam color differences. Perhaps some of the bad experiences/reviews stem from bad product?
All in all, I think the important thing with all self tanners is that you take care of your skin before and during your tan. You really do have to moisturize throughout the whole process and make sure you're well hydrated or the color won't last. The biggest reason why I will continue to use this self tanner is because it truly leaves no funky odor on my skin and that, for me, has been a god-send when I'm feeling sickly and pale!:)