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St Tropez: The Favourites

St. Tropez has long held the gold medal for being the one number premium self-tan on the market. But life at the top means that the brand is constantly outdoing itself in the tanning innovation stakes – meaning there’s so much to choose from! From dry oil blends, in-shower tanners to tan especially designed for your face, the decision of which one to put in your basket can be a tricky process. So we’ve made your tanning life a little easier with our ultimate guide to St. Tropez products.

The Subtle One

This one’s for the gradual goddess wanting a subtle glow. St Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted Lotion is a lightweight formula, making it easy to apply to achieve a sun-kissed glow. Either wear a thin layer for a healthy-glow or build up colour for a more intense look.

Formulated with the brand’s mood-boosting fragrance to eliminate the self-tan smell, you’ll smell amazing as well as having the perfect sun-kissed glow.

What’s in it: It’s glycerine formula along with the brand’s mood-boosting fragrance to eliminate the self-tan smell, you’ll smell amazing as well as having the perfect sun-kissed glow.

The Benefits:

  • No ‘self-tan smell’
  • Non-sticky formula
  • Lightweight formula allows you to build up colour for your desired tan shade
  • Dries quickly so you can dress straight away
  • Blurs imperfections on the skin

The Dark One

This one’s for the lady who’s not shy to show a bit of colour. The St Tropez Dark Bronzing Mouse is the brand’s darkest tan. The quick-drying self-tan adapts to your individual skin tone to create a natural-looking, intense, golden tan.

What’s in it: The revolutionary Melanin Technology expertly tailors the tan to your skin tone. Its dose of nourishing conditioners and antioxidants keep skin hydrated and protected as well as prolonging your tan and ensuring it fades slowly and evenly – so there won’t be a patchy foot in sight.

The Benefits:

  • Extra dark shade for more intense colour
  • Tan tailors to your individual skin tone
  • Nourishing conditioners keep skin hydrated and protected
  • Fades slowly and evenly

The Oil Tan

Coming in at the top of the chart is this St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Oil. This dry oil blend has multiple skincare benefits whilst leaving you with a streak-free and natural looking shimmer. Its brand new intelligent technology is infused with a luxe Brazilian dry oil, leaving a long-lasting streak free, natural looking tan.

What’s in it: Natural neroli, an essential oil from the blossom of the bitter orange tree, is blended with lemongrass and grapefruit oil fragrance to leave skin soft, supple and hydrated.

 The Benefits :

  • Uses a 100% natural tanning agent
  • Paraben, sulphate and phthalate free
  • Hydrates skin to stay conditioned
  • Non-greasy formula
  • Leaves you with a long-lasting, streak free tan

The Facial Oil

You can keep your post-holiday glow all year long this St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Facial Oil. The perfect luxury facial tanner, the lightweight oil is clinically proven to moisturise for up to 7 days.

But if you’re fearful to try an oil on your face, don’t be. Its lightweight texture absorbs quickly, leaving a non-greasy finish without blocking pores leaving you with a bright shimmering glow.

What’s in it: Infused with Brazil Nut Oil, this facial tanning oil nourishes and protects your skin as it is packed with vitamins.

The Benefits:

  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Lightweight, non-greasy formula
  • Absorbs quickly without blocking pores
  • Lasts up to 5 days
  • Nourishes and protects skin

The Booster

Make the most of the St Tropez products and prolong the wear of yourself tan by using this St Tropez Self Tan Booster. The lightweight formula has the ability to prolong your tan for up to three days, so it’s well worth investing in.

What’s in it: Packed with anti-oxidants and skin conditioners, it also contains some light self-tanning ingredients which will keeping you self-tan in tip top shape and leave your skin feeling extra moisturised and glowing.

The benefits:

  • Shortens the reapplication process of self-tan
  • Makes your tan last up to 3 days longer
  • A lightweight, non-sticky lotion
  • Can also be used to prolong a natural tan




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