St Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse Review - IT'S A WINNER

BY REBECCA DIEUDONNE

'Blessed’ with fair skin, I prefer to slather myself in SPF50+ and fake it with a bottle than risk the imminent sun damage trying to chase the tanned dream.

Rectangle 39.png

3 OCT - 2018

If you've read my review of the Little Honey Bronzing Kit, you'll know that I'm a fake tan addict.

I guess I could embrace my natural hue, but I feel healthier (and not to mention 3kgs lighter) with a light coat of the golden juice. This has resulted in a weekly ritual (Thursdays), where I apply my self-tanner and destroy my partner’s high thread count sheets (he loves me, really).

I’ve tried just about every self-tanner on the market, and choose to use Bondi Sands Dark Tanning Lotion. It’s affordable for my high-frequency use and the quality and colour is spot-on for my ivory complexion. One application is enough to last seven days without dehydrating my skin, while providing a lovely olive colour that doesn’t grab around my ankles (#riskybusiness). With that being said, I am concerned about the long-term health effects of absorbing these chemicals, but I have found more natural formulas to be inferior in terms of performance (they tend to go patchy, or dry my skin out).

Cue my interest when I hear about the latest innovation from tanning gurus, St Tropez. ‘Purity’ is a water bronzing mousse which is vegan-friendly and contains 100% natural tanning actives (you have my attention!). Adding to the list of positives, it has a pleasant tropical scent and promises NO transfer!

Rectangle 25.png

Kate Moss For St. Tropez

Rectangle 38.png

St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Mousse, $59.95

Rectangle 25.png

Putting It to the Test

I apply a few pumps of the white mousse to my tanning mitt, and the formula turns clear as I rub it into my skin. This is a plus and a negative. You need to be diligent in your application as you won’t know where you have been, so rub in thoroughly so you don’t miss spots or over-apply. It’s water-light and spreads easily so it’s a dream to apply. It dries quickly too, and I don’t feel sticky while getting dressed a few minutes later.

I sleep in my tan (hence the sheets...) - you will need to wait 4-8 hours for this to develop. When I wake up in the morningI am VERY IMPRESSED.

As promised, there is no transfer. NONE. The clear formula has developed into a very natural olive colour that blends beautifully on my hands and feet (I’d say it’s a true ‘medium’ in terms of depth). I do notice I missed rubbing in a splotch on my hand but this is no biggie and a good reminder to do a final round once more before finishing my application. I don’t even need to rinse before getting dressed as there’s no smell or tint that will transfer onto my clothes during the day.
I sleep in my tan (hence the sheets...) - you will need to wait 4-8 hours for this to develop. When I wake up in the morningI am VERY IMPRESSED.

As promised, there is no transfer. NONE. The clear formula has developed into a very natural olive colour that blends beautifully on my hands and feet (I’d say it’s a true ‘medium’ in terms of depth). I do notice I missed rubbing in a splotch on my hand but this is no biggie and a good reminder to do a final round once more before finishing my application. I don’t even need to rinse before getting dressed as there’s no smell or tint that will transfer onto my clothes during the day.

Final Verdict

Fast-forward four days and my tan is still perfect - it hasn’t faded or gone patchy anywhere! My skin feels comfortable and hydrated too – despite not applying any moisturiser.

This product gets a straight 10/10 from me. The only thing that might prevent me from using this weekly is the price, so I’ll see how long a bottle lasts before I make the transition from Bondi Sands. It is a mousse, so a little should go a long way - stay tuned!

St Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse is available from Farmers for $59.95.

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

6d5b79696bd52fa264a733f30d5b73c4 1.png

RELATED STORIES

Rectangle 29.png

 

EDITOR’S PICK

IMG_20210320_183719.jpg

MONTHLY BEAUTY BOX


Giveaway

To celebrate the new look launch of Chatty Chums, we’ve teamed up with Emma Lewisham to gift one lucky winner a prize pack worth the value of $518