Worth the Hype? - St Tropez In Shower Tan

Since I am a sucker for anything new-fangled, as soon as I saw that St Tropez were bringing out an in-shower tan I had to try it. The idea is that you massage it onto your skin in the shower, wait three minutes and rinse it off. You're then beautifully bronzed. Err...kind of.

I tried this out this morning. During the three minute wait time, you have to shut off the shower and...well, just wait, really. It gets pretty cold, I can tell you. I also forgot to take my phone or a timer into the bathroom with me, so I resorted to counting one elephant, two elephants, three elephants...whilst waiting for the three minutes to pass. I was relieved when I was able to rinse it off - beware though, this stuff makes the shower floor slippery. VERY slippery. I've already ripped my shower curtain off it's rail on more than one occasion previously as a result of super-slippy shower-goo so I was extra careful with this. You have been warned, though!

So this product claims to develop within a few hours. Well...I applied it this morning, and so far I haven't noticed any change. I *think* there may be a slight glow, but I can't be sure. This is a gradual tanning product to be fair, so I'll probably need a few more applications to get a decent colour.

Overall...I'm on the fence. I like the idea of applying in the shower to reduce mess (I don't know about you but normally when I self tan my bathroom ends up looking like it's been pebble-dashed. Err..in fake tan. Obvs). But I'm a lazy fake tanner. I like results. Fast results.

A while ago I reviewed the Express Mousse from St Tropez. You apply this one to dry skin using a mitt, give it 1-3 hours then wash off and ta-dah! Tanned. Only negative is that the initial application colour makes me look like I've rubbed old tea bags all over myself, so I can't really go anywhere while it develops which makes it a bit of a hassle. So, for a night out, if I have enough prep time, I'll stick to the mousse. For daily use, the in-shower product is worth a whirl.

Oh, wanna know how you can get a full size St Tropez In Shower tan, gradual facial tanner & makeup bag for free....ish? If you subscribe to Red Magazine via this link you can get 3 issues plus all of the above for £3. (Just remember to cancel your direct debit if you don't want further issues after the first three).

Have you tried St Tropez In Shower Tan? What did you think?



  1. May have took advantage of the Red subscription offer x Thanks for the heads up lovely x I like Red as a magazine so why not :)

    1. Great :) it's a fab deal. My gift came within a few days xx

  2. I kind of don't know if I want to try this. It seems like a bit of a faff.

    Katie x


    1. It is a bit gimmicky to be honest. I much prefer the Express Mousse xx


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