It’s been a minute since I used a self-tanner. Actually over a year, and it’s been because I just thought that glow wasn’t for me. And then a friend came in with a beautiful tan and I had to get it for myself. Luckily there’s St. Tropez Gradual Tan One Minute which is a pre-shower product.
Listen to this: this is a self-tanner that you apply before you shower. It’s a foam that goes on smoothly like a lotion. You rub it in, wait a minute (it goes by so quick), and then shower this off. The tan works over the next 24 hours after you get out of the shower. You’ll smell it working – the active ingredient has a smell to it, there’s no getting around that – and over the course of the day, you’ll notice the colour change. If you want a deeper tan, just leave it on for 2-5 minutes, instead of just one, or apply daily.
This actually does work – I was skeptical – how do you wash something off and still have it work? How does it stick to your skin in just a minute? Guess what, it does and it works.
Because this is so quick acting, it’s best not to apply it with your hands. Use a tanning mitt or gloves to get a nice smooth application. It’s also fairly easy to get an application that doesn’t streak because this is a gradual product. Anywhere that you’ve applied too much product will likely even itself out when you let it fade, or blend out with subsequent applications of the self-tanner.
You can get this at Shoppers Drug Mart, beautyboutique.ca, London Drugs, londondrugs.ca, Murale & independent retailers. $28.