St Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion


Shower and Glow! St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan* (£14.50) | available from Boots

Well this is novel – who would have thought we would ever be getting excited over a fake tan that can actually be washed on, rather than washed off? Self-tanning is a laborious task to say the least. I love having a subtle bronzed glow but sometimes the whole process from preparing your skin, thoroughly exfoliating, applying the lotion evenly and letting your skin air dry whilst praying you aren’t left streaky or patchy, is all just too much like hard work! So wouldn’t it be fabulous if you could get a tan whilst in the shower, in between shaving your legs and applying your favourite hair mask?

St Tropez’s newest release, in the form of their In Shower Gradual Tan Lotion, has certainly got those fake tan devotees excited and I was very intrigued to give this a go. So how does it work? Well the idea is that you jump in the shower and wash your body before switching off the water and generously applying this foamless-lotion all over your skin in circular motions. Rinse the palms of your hands and then simply…wait, for three minutes. After the three minutes rinse off with warm water only, gently pat yourself dry and wait for the tan to develop. Over the next few hours and days, with some reapplications in the shower, the tan really develops into a gorgeous, soft golden colour and hooray, I was streak-free too! The lotion is enriched with sweet almond oil so it also leaves your skin feeling ridiculously smooth and soft so an ideal product to combine a sun-kissed colour with some ultimate moisturisation.

So this product does have a few flaws, mainly with the way it is applied, but if you can see past those three minutes of standing shivering in your shower then you will love the results. Before jumping in the shower, prepare yourself – have a watch or your phone handy so you can accurately time your three minutes and why not try and make the time go a bit quicker by applying a hair or face mask (or simply dance around) while you wait for the lotion to work its magic. It is currently on offer in Boots I believe so no better time than now to pick one up, shower and glow!

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  1. 5th July 2015 / 7:48 pm

    I just bought this online and am so excited for it to arrive, you could always listen to a song to time it, three minutes-ish πŸ™‚

  2. 5th July 2015 / 7:56 pm

    This looks so good!

  3. 5th July 2015 / 11:23 pm

    I so rarely fake tan it’s crazy – but I did want to pick this up so help me carry on my holiday tan glow through the summer! This must be popular because it had completely sold out of my nearest Boots store, so I bought the normal St Tropez gradual tan instead. On offer at around Β£9 it’d be silly not to try it out!
    If I do find it in stock though, I think I’ll also have to pick this up. In shower tan sounds so much more lifestyle friendly!! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing,

  4. 6th July 2015 / 2:08 am

    I have heard a few mixed reviews on this product, but the fact that you apply it in the shower just makes me want it to work so badly! This is definitely a product I'd love to try. x

  5. 6th July 2015 / 10:08 am

    Love the idea of this, just trying to think of things to do while I wait for it to develop! Definitely going to trial it while it's on offer though.

    North of London

  6. 6th July 2015 / 2:21 pm

    I can't wait to try this, I think it will be good for those of us who are self-tanner beginners.

  7. 6th July 2015 / 2:56 pm

    Great review! I'm glad you liked it, I bought this today as well as getting the 50ml sample size free with InStyle and I'm really looking forward to trying it xx

    Sabrina Jaine

  8. 6th July 2015 / 4:16 pm

    This product has me SO fascinated! I love a simple routine to stay golden and all bronzed goddess-like, so this might be right up my street. Do you use it every time that you shower? I am just curious as to how long a bottle of this would last.
    Beautyosaurus Lex

  9. 6th July 2015 / 7:52 pm

    I've seen a bunch of reviews for this and the only qualm anyone really has is the 3 mins having to stand outside the shower. Besides that, I've only heard great things! πŸ™‚

  10. 7th July 2015 / 1:17 pm

    This product sounds awesome as I use the original St Tropez mousse every week to obtain my tan (I literally can not live without one) but am slightly reluctant to buy this as can't see how a nice dark tan can develop in 3 mins in the shower. Need to see some before and after pictures!

  11. 11th July 2015 / 12:11 pm

    I have the sample of this from In Style and I'm looking forward to giving it a try as I've never bothered with fake tan before (other than gradual moisturiser tanners) but I'm not looking forward to the standing around soaking wet bit, even in summer x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty