St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Facial Oil Review - Really Ree
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St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Facial Oil Review

9 Apr 2015 (Updated: 30 Mar 2016)

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St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Facial Oil Review by Amy Vickery

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St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Facial Oil Review

I’ve been putting off reviewing the St Tropez Face Oil. I wanted to love it. The St Tropez body oil tanner is one of my favourite tanning products. It’s not as dark as Xen Tan, but it tackles so many problems at once. It’s hugely moisturising, negating the need to constantly moisturise. Plus the shimmer also means you don’t need a separate body oil (which would break down the tan). It really is genius and creates a wonderful olive colour.

So I was prepared to love the face version. But it has one jarring problem. First let’s look at the good points. Being a face oil it is deliciously moisturising and a great final step to the night time menagerie, cosseting your skin for the night. I’ve seen no break outs in the fortnight I’ve  been using it either, and while I wasn’t keen on the oil dropper initially, I actually now see that you need it to apply precisely. For example I use four drops for my cheeks and two each for forehead and chin. The bottle recommends 2-3 for your whole face which has made me wonder if I have a face the size of a small moon.

However, the issue with the the face oil is that it simply doesn’t create enough colour. There’s a lot more to contend with on the face for tanners than on the body; constant exfoliation and other moisturisers fighting for space. The colour is usually harder to hold onto than on the body, but I am a veteran. I left my night moisturisers to soak in for twenty minutes before applying. If you compare it to other overnight face tanners, the next morning the colour is negligible. I so wanted it to be a great product! There’s a slight glow as you can see from the images but nothing to write home about. Perhaps St Tropez should have suggested it was a gradual tanner, but even that is a bit of a stretch.

St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Facial Oil Before & After Photos

Before:

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St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Facial Oil Review – Before Photo

After:

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St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Facial Oil Review – After Photo

I’ll be using the bottle since its a moisturising night product ideal for use in the summer, but from the creme de la creme of the tanning gods, I expected a bit more umpf in the colour department.

St Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Facial Oil is £25 for 50ml – find it here.

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