Wednesday, 3 June 2015

REVIEW: St Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion

The highly anticipated launch of St Tropez's Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion was last week and i knew i had to pick up a bottle to see if it could beat my trusty Cocoa Brown fake tan. As it is a gradual tanner, it would be foolish to expect the same results from it compared to a normal fake than, which is what many people are commenting on. However, these are my views!

The Basics

Price?- £14.50
Size?- 200ml
Where can i buy it?- Boots (click here!)

What does it claim to do?
'Just 3 minutes as part of your daily shower regime, St.Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion is a convenient way to build a sunkissed gradual glow, that provides up to 24 hour moisturisation. Streak-free and easy to apply, it’s ideal for first time tanners, pre and post holiday top-ups, or those looking for a low maintenance all year round glow.' (Taken from here)

My Thoughts
First off, the texture of this product is fantastic. It has a creamy, thick texture which is ideal for applying mid-shower as you don't have to worry about it not absorbing into your skin as your going to be rinsing it off anyway or it drying out your skin, which is common for many fake tans. 
Another huge factor for me when finding a fake tan is the smell. Fortunately this isn't a problem with the St Tropez gradual tan in shower lotion as it smells divine! It is enriched with Almond oil which will contribute to the smell however it doesn't just smell of Almonds- It has a simple, yet fresh and elegant scent to it which i would happily wear if it were a body lotion, which shows just how lovely it truly is!
The application is fast and straightforward. There's no need to work with mitt's or wait around for hours on end for a tan to activate- simply just apply to the skin and rinse off in the shower after 3 minutes.

The results are good from this tan. As i said previously it is a gradual tanner therefore you cannot compare it to your traditional fake tan such as Cocoa Brown- it would be more appropriate to compare results with Garnier Summer Body or the Dove Summer Glow lotion. I have very pale, Scottish white skin therefore i definitely noticed a difference in colour after 8 hours or so. It left a subtle (but noticeable) bronzed glow with no streaks or patches. This was something i was very impressed with!

I would highly recommend the St Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion - It is moisturising, effective and has a gorgeous scent. At £14.50 it may be costly as there may not be that many uses in the bottle therefore that may be something to consider when purchasing it.
Overall Rating- 5/5