I spotted this whilst on the hunt for my usual fake tan. The name grabbed me straight away 'Gradual in shower tan'. St Tropez claim, that this £14.50 product that you just rub into wet skin and wait for three minutes before rinsing of, will give a natural tan gradually. The colour develops over eight hours and you are left with a natural, sunkissed glow. Who doesn't like the sound of this? I thought it was to good to be true. I mean a tan that doesn't need washing of and no more stained bed sheets? What more could a girl want from a tan? Besides a natural one of course. However, having tried many fake tans in my time, from sprays to wipes and everything in between, nobody has come up with tan that works in the shower - probably there's a good reason. Even with these doubts ringing in my mind it made its way home with me!
That evening I decided to put it to the test. The instructions are pretty fool proof - wash, apply, wait 3 minutes, rinse and dry. So I applied it in circular motions and waited. That was, by far, the longest 3 minutes of my life!! Ok that might be slightly dramatic but waiting dripping wet, in the cold shower, naked with wet hair was not a pleasant experience to say the least. You can't stand under the water because it will be washed of to soon. The next day I had a slight colour but not as deep as I normally like. After five days of waiting those 3, long, nail biting minutes I had a colour I was happy with. The overall tan was nice and even. However, I would recommend tying hair back to prevent dip marks and ensuring the product is applied evenly over whole body because When the skin is wet is difficult to tell where product hasn't been applied.
This product is great for anyone who likes gradual tan and doesn't mind the cold wait! It's probably not great for those who like a deep colour over night. If you like the sound of this tan you can buy it here.
Has anyone tried this? What did you think?
Until next time...