Now that the weather is finally heating up, I’m ready to get glow on. While I was once a sun goddess, lounging out all day hoping to soak up enough rays to get that perfect summer tan, I’ve since made it a priority to protect my skin every day with SPF and go the sunless tanner route instead. One of my favourite products has been the St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse – the streak-free glow it promises has never let me down. But the process of applying self tanner can be such a chore. So when I heard that St. Tropez had come out with a self tanner that you use in the shower and works in only 3 minutes, I was intrigued. A summer glow in just 3 minutes? Count me in!
What it is
The St. Tropez In Shower is a a tanning lotion that you apply on wet skin in the shower, leave on for 3 minutes, then rinse off. In the hours after your shower, you’ll notice a hint of a warm glow develop on your skin. The lotion is formulated with sweet almond oil to give your skin that extra nourishment and leave it feeling hydrated.
What I love about it
The application is so ridiculously easy! The thick and creamy formula stays put once you apply it, which makes it easy to see where you may have missed a spot. It rinses off super easily and leaves no residue on the skin. Just a comfortably hydrated feeling. I also really like the light scent, unlike other self tanners I’ve tried that can be chemically and strong. Like the other St. Tropez products, it’s streak free. And although it take a few hours to see a glow develop, it is just a hint of colour rather than the deep than the Self Tanning Mousse gives. That being said, the In Shower can be used day after day to build a deeper tan.
What I didn’t like as much
Although there is nothing that I really disliked about this product, there are a few things to consider. First, after applying it you have to wait in the shower 3 minutes with he water turned off. Now, 3 minutes doesn’t seem like a long time, until you are standing in a shower, cold and wet. Also, if you want to build the colour, you really have to watch vulnerable areas like elbows, knees and ankles for unsightly build-up.
I absolutely love this product. If you’re one of those people who get freaked out by self tanners, this is definitely one to try. It’s so convenient since there is no mess and no risk of ruining your clothes once you get dressed. The St. Tropez In Shower is also great if you spray tan and are looking for something to extend time between sessions. For myself, I’m seeing this as a great option to give me a hint of glow during the winter months.
St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion Golden Glow is available for $35 CAD at Shoppers Drug Mart, & beautyboutique.ca, Murale, London Drugs & londondrugs.com, Hudson’s Bay & thebay.com, Uniprix and Nordstrom.
Disclaimer: Although these products were provided to me for review, the opinions expressed are completely honest and 100% my own.