St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan Medium Review

Review of: St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan Medium

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Comprehensive review of St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan Medium. See what real experts and actual users have to say about this self tanning product.

St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan Medium ReviewProduct Name:  St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan Medium

Overall Rating:  Self Tanning Rating 2/5

Product Type:  Lotion

Size:  6.7 oz

Price:  $25.00

Cost Per Ounce:  $3.73

Where To Buy:  Click Here

Top 10 Ingredients:  Aqua (water), Dihydroxyacetone, Prunus Anygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosucclnate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimeethyl Taurate Copolymer, Parfum

Overall Opinion:

I gave St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan Medium 2 out of 5 stars.

I previously reviewed this same product in the light color, and honestly the two are VERY similar.

They both have the same gross, heavy smell.  And the medium is barely any darker than the light.  You’ll still need to apply it daily to see any color.  And the color is very light.

The application process is freezing while you stand in the shower, but the thing I did like is there’s no drying time with this product.

So overall, I gave it 2 out of 5 stars.

Detailed Opinion:

Look and Feel

This lotion is very slick and slimy.  It comes out a caramel color, so it’s a very light brown.  It’s thick in texture.


The directions on this one say to wet your skin and then apply this lotion all over.  The lotions never really blends in; it kind of just sits on top of your skin, and you can see it sitting there.

You’re directed to turn off the shower before you apply it.  So you stand there in a freezing cold shower for 3 minutes while you have the product on your skin.

You’re also directed to wash your hands once you apply the product.  Ummm, how can I wash my hands if the water is turned off? It’s really dumb.  So I lightly turned back on the water to rinse my hands, and of course I got a little water splashed on my lower legs as well.

After 3 minutes, you wash the product off your skin.  The product is very slick, and sticks to your ground when you wash it off.  Be VERY careful as this makes your shower floor extremely slippery (I learned the hard way).

I thought applying a product in the shower would be easier and less messy than your normal self tanner, but I was wrong.  I didn’t enjoy standing their freezing in the middle of my hot, relaxing shower.  The one good thing is my skin felt soft after I washed the product off.

It’s also pretty hard to apply the tanner to your back in the shower.

Drying Time

There’s no drying time with St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan Medium, which is great.

Once you shower it off, get out and dry off, you’re good to go!

Smell (Before Application)

Ugh, this one smells awful.

It’s a very heavy, perfume smell.  It smells strongly of floral, and it reminded me of a perfume older ladies would enjoy.

I like fresh, light smells when I shower, and this one was the opposite of that.

Smell (After Several Hours And The Next Day)

The smell stayed on my skin for hours after I showered.

My husband commented on how awful I smelled.  It was such a heavy scent, it lasted a while.  It didn’t smell like DHA, just very strong of perfume.

Color Produced

This is a gradual tanner that is supposed to give you a medium shade tan over 3 days of use.

I found that St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan Medium gave me a very light glow after one use.  After two more uses my tan got a tiny bit darker, but it was never a medium shade tan.

I think this one is such a hassle to use, especially for the color pay off.

I actually read quite a few other reviews that said the same thing they got practically no color.  This one may be ok for those of you with extremely fair skin.  But just keep note that it doesn’t give a very noticeable tan.

I also found a few areas where I had either missed or the product ran, because there were still white.

How Long It Lasts

My tan lasted around 3 days, but it’ll last longer if you apply on a daily basis.

As it faded, it became scaley and I had some dry skin.

OK For Men?

This is a lot of work, so I’m not sure men will like it.

It also smells very girly and gross.


St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan Medium is $25 per bottle and $3.73 per ounce.  That a pretty average price tag, maybe even lower than average.

Where To Buy

To buy St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan Medium, Click Here.

St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan Medium: Summary

Factor St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan Medium
Overall Rating Self Tanning Rating 2/5
Look and Feel This is a thick, caramel colored lotion that’s very slick.
Application Applying is cold and a lot of work in the shower.
Drying Time There was no drying time which is great.
Smell (Before) Smells heavy of floral perfume.
Smell (After) The smell stuck with me for hours after I showered.
Color Produced My tan was very light, and I had some streaky areas.
How Long It Lasts It lasted about 3 days.
OK For Men? I don’t think they’ll like it.
Price It’s $3.73 per ounce which is a little less than average.
Where To Buy Click Here

St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan Medium Review

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