St Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion Review - Really Ree
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St Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion Review

8 Jun 2015 (Updated: 30 Mar 2016)

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Review of St Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion by Amy Vickery

Every summer the tanning giants throw up some truly exciting technology for us. We’ve already had St Tropez’s Face Oil, but now that same firm has brought us St Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion (£14.50). This guinea pig is excited by the possibilities especially since the sun has peeked through the clouds this weekend. I am exfoliated and ready to go…. Let’s see the best way to Tango.

St Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion

It’s no wonder the blogosphere is standing around in amazement about this product. HOW does it work? How CAN it work? The theory is you use this lotion in the shower, leave it on for three minutes and rinse, and the film left on your skin develops to create a gradual glow.

St Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion makes more sense if you harken back to the in-shower moisturisers that emerged last year from the likes of Nivea that left an almond oil coating on your skin. However, it’s very smart to advance this idea to create an even, no-streak layer of fake tan across your skin.

So, does it work? Yes but with caveats. It’s something to integrate into part of a tanning regime rather than replace it. The glow is oh-so-light and definitely in the gradual category but it’s great for maintaining a tan and keeping skin moisturised while tanned (something I used the aforementioned Nivea product for).

St Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion – How To

Turn the shower off after washing, be plentiful in how you use it, and wash your hands after. I exfoliated first but the instructions don’t seem to specify this (better safe than sorry perhaps). Then do something else (condition your hair, brush your teeth) and get back to it by rinsing off. It’s very exciting technology and I’m keen to see if the tint can be made darker as it develops. Given you have to use it plentifully, it’s good to see a low price point too.

St Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion is £14.50 – Find it to order online HERE Be quick, it sells out constantly!

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