Every now and again you take a shot on trying a product without reading reviews first and it really pays off. Such was the case when I picked up the St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan For Body Moisturizer using my Beauty Insider points at Sephora. Read on for my thoughts…
It seems I’m always looking for a daily or every-other-day self-tanning moisturizer that I can use to maintain color in the summer, or give me a little color in the winter. So when I saw the “Gradual Tan” formula from St. Tropez, I decided to use my Beauty Insider points for 2.5 oz. deluxe sample in Medium Dark. I’m so glad I did, because now I can order the full size with confidence.
There are honestly so many things I like about St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan For Body Moisturizer. First, it comes out of the tube as a white lotion–no mess. Next, the lotion has a flowery scent, so when you apply it out of the shower, it’s as if you’re just putting on your moisturizer. I exfoliate in the shower and after application, I usually keep my towel on, do my hair and then get dressed–so I’ve never had any transfer or staining to my clothes. Although I didn’t experience any staining, I always recommend applying a self-tanner with an application mitt instead of bare hands.
There is aloe vera in the ‘Everyday Gradual Tan’ formula, which helps to keep skin soft and conditioned. Let’s talk about the color, too. It gradually builds to a golden, medium shade that looks as if I’ve been spending all my time working on my tan. And I’ve had no streaking — even with daily use.
You can find St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan For Body Moisturizer ($30) in department stores including Nordstrom and Sephora. As with other St. Tropez products I’ve tried, this formula is excellent. There is also an Everyday Gradual Tan Face formula ($35) available, which gives skincare benefits with a natural, bronzy glow benefit!
Do you use an everyday self-tanner or gradual self-tanning lotion? What do you like about the one you’re using? Let me know in the comments!
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