St. Tropez ‘Golden Glow’ Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion

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.


St Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion YouGlowGal You Glow Gal Esthetician Sarah Payne Hiatus Spa Dallas Skincare Beauty Blogger

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 buyNordstrom $25, Dermstore $25, Ulta $25

About Sarah Nicole

Sarah is a Denver based expert esthetician, known for returning abused sensitive skin back to a glowing state without harsh products while boosting her client's skin confidence and self-worth. Sarah has been featured in Allure, New Beauty, Greatist, NBC News, and D Magazine among others. You can follow her on Instagram @sarahnpayne.

3 thoughts on “St. Tropez ‘Golden Glow’ Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion

  1. I have yet to get myself to try it because I can’t stand the thought of freezing in the shower for 3 minutes. How is the color you get from the in-shower version compared to the gradual tanning lotion (my personal fave)?

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