St. Tropez Golden Glow Gradual Tan is easily my favorite summer beauty purchase. I’m legit ghost white. At spin, I GLOW in the mirror when the lights are dim and low, and my Derm always tells me how pretty my skin is. But my legs, you guys. Long ago at summer camp I was told they looked like weisswurst. I have a sense of humor, I laughed and I can’t say she was wrong. I live in Texas, wearing shorts is non-negotiable so I just assume the risk of blinding everyone who dares to look. BUT NOW! Now my legs have enough color to not blind you with just a single application of this golden in-shower lotion! Pale girls, you need this.
The only downside is standing in the shower freezing your ass off for 3 minutes while you wait for the potion to work its magic. How did I survive? I turn the water to super hot, make a barrier with the shower curtain blocking any air flow, and stand outside the stream counting to 180. First world problems solved, ladies.
A tiny bit goes a long way, and it’s just fine for the face with a single application leaving my skin subtly glowing for 24-48 hours. Gradual Tan will be coming with me to Palm Springs in a few weeks to extend the life of my spray tan. And, I’ll be keeping a bottle in my shower almost year round because Dallas hardly has seasons. If you’ve been on the fence, go buy it. Right meow.
Product: St. Tropez ‘Golden Glow’ Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion
What it is: A gradual self-tanning lotion used in the shower
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Dihydroxyacetone, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Isohexadecane, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-DI-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Glyceryl Laurate, PEG-18 Glyceryl Oleate/Cocoate, Polysorbate 80, Caramel, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Decylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene, Alpha-isomethyl Ionone, Coumarin
Where to buy: Nordstrom $25, Dermstore $25, Ulta $25