I’m not a die-hard fake tan girl, but I do love a glow. I feel better with a bit of colour but too rubbish at maintenance to keep up a full fake tan year round. So I tend to chop and change between being tanned or going natural. Anything that potentially offers me the chance to have a tan without the need for all the effort immediately catches my attention. The newest launch from St Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower was one of the most perfect examples of a product just designed to take all the hassle out of a beauty chore.
Firstly, let me introduce the product and what it promises/offers. It’s an in shower product, in a similar vein to that of the Nivea In Shower moisturiser. You apply and massage into skin whilst in the shower – and leave it on for three minutes whilst not under the water. It’s best to actually step out of the shower for the application so you don’t immediately rinse it off. Then after those three minutes you can hop back in rinse off, jump out and pay yourself dry. The colour that develops is a gradual one – probably even a little more gradual than the actual St Tropez Gradual Tan product. It’s subtle, a nice way to maybe boost a post holiday tan or if you really just want a touch of natural colour then it’s ideal.
In terms of ease of use it’s much easier and quicker than other types of tan – albeit more subtle than a ‘proper’ self tan product. The whole ‘having to get out of the shower’ thing is a little bit of a faff, but not exactly the worlds biggest hardship. I just use the time to hop out, brush my teeth and wash my face. By the time I’m done it’s time to hop back in and rinse off.
One downside is that because it is a tan there’s still the chance of uneven/patches. I found the colour still stuck to dryer patches around my ankles and heels. So don’t forget to have a good scrub whilst you’re at it – an easy to forget step when it comes to gradual tan anyway, especially one as easy to apply as this one.
All in all, I do love a quick and easy product so this gets a thumbs up from me with the slight caveat that you need to still be careful on application and also be aware when they say gradual they do mean it. But thank you tanning product world – keep the quick and easy solutions coming!
St Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower