St.Tropez Spray Tan Review

Our St.Tropez Extraction and drying booth We use the St.Tropez drying booth during our spray tans, so we thought, why not try the spray tan! We believe we have found the perfect spray tan solution for our customers, but we still like to try out other tans so we compare solutions.

Take a look at our clients with the spray tan brand we use: Gallery 

When we first opened our salon in Glasgow, we had a long hard think about what our customers wanted from a spray tan. We needed to find a long lasting brand that had golden, brown hues, which applied and faded evenly . We did consider stocking St. Tropez tanning solution, but after a trial experiment we picked another brand that we currently use.

Being the first ever tan brand to be made since 1996, it’s only natural that one St.Tropez tanning product is sold every 15 minutes making St.Tropez the NO.1 choice in the UK.

Our Experiment

We bought two bottles of spray tan and invited 20 clients who get their tan applied every week to get a trial tan. Ten customers used St. Tropez and 10 used the brand we currently stock (see here). The women chosen weren’t told which brand they were getting sprayed with and were to give us feedback the next time they went into our salon.

Client Feedback
Our Brand
  • Golden brown colour
  • Absolutely no orange hues
  • Lasted longer than any other tan
  • Faded Evenly
  • Didn’t cling to blemishes
  • Refreshing smell
  • Dried instantly
  • Wide range of shades
  • Looks good on any skin tone
St. Tropez
  • Lovely brown colour
  • Absolutely no orange hues
  • Long lasting
  • Faded evenly
  • Clings to blemishes
  • Great scent
  • Dried instantly
  • Very dark shades not available
  • Looks good on any skin tone

This is the St. Tropez colour difference chart.

 

 

 

 

Verdict

Our clients loved both brands but they did prefer the colour our brand gives which is more of a natural golden, brown colour. They did feel that our brand gripped to their skin better, lasted longer and came in darker shades. St. Tropez is clearly a great brand with so many good points, but at the moment we still think our brand is better loved by our customers, although we are considering stocking it in the future along with some other great solutions.

How to prolong a St.Tropez spray tan

Much like Fake Bake and Nouvatan, ,St.Tropez is a high end, high quality brand, which will cost you more than the average salon spray tan therefore you will want to know how to keep it for longer.

In January, 2016, the St.Tropez experts have stated that the best type of moisturiser is one which is Aloe-Vera based. Aloe-Vera is known for it’s moisturising properties without the greasy feel. It acts as an invisible barrier to your skin, locking in moisture to prevent dry cracking tan patches. It also keeps the skin flexible by giving oxygen to the cells which in turn increases the strength and synthesis of skin tissue.

So the next time your reaching for a good product to prolong your spray tan, pick up a non-oil based Aloe Vera moisturiser either online, from your tanning salon or from a specialised skin care shop such as The Body Shop.

Using a coarse body polish exfoliator is absolutely essential for getting ride of dead skin cells and old tan. If dead skin cells aren’t removed from the skin prior to application, the solution will lie on top of the dead skin and shed within a few days resulting in an uneven tan that wont last. However, using a body polish will make sure the tanning solution lies on top of new skin giving you a completely even, long lasting colour.

How to compliment a St.Tropez spray tan

Moisturising daily will improve the look and softness of your skin and using a skin illuminator is ideal for nights out. St.Tropez’s tan illuminator is ideal for giving tanned skin a sheen which is great for face and body contouring. Stay away from oily illuminators though, as any oil based products or sun creams will strip your tan off.

Take a look at this video on how to apply the St. Tropez skin illuminator to your skin. Another great illuminator is ‘Body Bling’ by Scott Barnes which is used by celebrities such as Beyonce and JLo to give an instant golden glow to tanned skin.