Life’s better with a tan.
I’ve tried so many fake tans – some just so terrible they manage to not even change the colour of my pale skin, and some that streak so bad. Currently I’ve got 3 on the go – Skinny Tan, St Tropez Self Tan Express and St Tropez Luxe Dry Oil but I’ve found my favourite.
St Tropez Self Tan Express or “1 Hour Tan” is the all-rounder I’ve been looking for. The other two are good but neither last as long, nor result in a nicer shade than this.
I use a mitt to apply and it goes on smoothly, is easy to blend, but I’ll warn you that it is initially very green tinted but don’t let this put you off – I think it helps result in a more natural looking colour.
The huge selling point of this tan is obviously that it is express. It means you can leave the tan on 1, 2 or 3 hours depending on how dark you want to be – or how much time you have! It’s great before nights out when you’ve totally forgotten to tan the night before and you’ve only got a couple of hours. I won’t lie I tend to leave mine on overnight for ease, but leaving it on for 3 hours does result in a deep tan like mine as it’s designed to develop for up to 8 hours after showering!
Washing it off after 3 hours is meant to minimise the fake tan ‘biscuity’ smell, but I’m yet to come across any tan that doesn’t smell at all. My tan lasts around 5/6 days before I’m sporting the ‘tiger bread’ look. I know I’ll continue to use it but the only downside for me is the price. £33 for 200ml is expensive but it is often on offer at boots and has seemed to last me ages – so much so that the packaging has changed since I last purchased it.
What’s your favourite fake tan?