So a friend recommended the St Tropez Express Mousse to me recently, although, at £33, it's way more than I would usually spend on tannage. But I have to say I was intrigued - the reviews I'd read for this product were incredible. So eventually I caved and bought a bottle to try.
Now, this is a mousse formula, and is tinted, so easy to see where you're applying. I must admit I usually avoid mousses as they tend to cling to my dry patches more than lotions or sprays but I followed the instructions and gave the mousse a good old rub in with a tanning mitt. So, the instructions say leave the product 1 hour before washing off for a light sunkissed look, 2 hours for a medium tan, and three hours for a more intense result. The idea is that, after you've washed it off, the tan will continue to develop for several hours, but you aren't leaving brown smudges all over your sofa/bed/clothes/other half. So, I thought, in for a penny, in for a pound, and left the product on for three hours whilst I pottered about at home.
Once I showered it off I was left with a nice glow, but nothing too intense. As the day wore on I noticed I was gradually getting slightly darker, but not ridiculously so, which is a relief as I had awful visions of looking in the mirror and seeing Dale Winton staring back at me. No streaks or patches either - see my legs below ( apologies that they look rather chicken-like - it's the angle. Definitely the angle.)
Have you tried the St Tropez Express Tan?