Product Type: St. Tropez Bath & Shower
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A hard working exfoliator.
St. Tropez Body Polisher
Member Name: Savvybunny2009
St. Tropez Body Polisher
Date: 01/01/10, updated on 07/02/14 (46 review reads)
Advantages: Exfoliates really well, easy to use, no chemical smells.
Disadvantages: Careful to not use near your eyes, expensive.
If like me you love having the 'just come back from somewhere exotic' look without jumping on the sunbeds, you may have already heard about fake tanning, and quite possibly the St Tropez collection.
The secret to a good tan firstly is knowing which brand works with your skin, St Tropez tanning lotion is perfect for all skin types, and is especially good for those with a pale complexion. St Tropez does not give off a radiant orange glow but a more subtle deep bronzed effect.
A perfected tan starts with a well prepared base. The steps you need to follow for a flawless look would be to gently cleanse the skin, then exfoliate. You may wish to use toner afterwards (personal preference), then followed by a light moisturiser.
The product we are looking at today is the St Tropez body polisher. This is available in trail size which is 120ml and in a full sized bottle, prices varying but you will most likely buy together in a set if this is your first time using St Tropez.
The bottle has a push down lid for quick easy use. The contents itself is a white paste with small white 'salt like' pieces which work as your exfoliators. Use a small penny sized amount and gently massage over your face and neck in small circles to remove dead skin cells and clear the pores. If you are going for the full body tan you may want to do this after you have had a shower/bath, follow as before being careful to get the back of the arms. Once you are happy that you have exfoliated thoroughly you should use a damp face cloth to remove any excess exfoliating beads, and tone if you wish and moisturise afterwards. This creates a well prepared base for your tan.
A quick word of warning, be careful not to get the body polish close to your eyes, if you get any of the exfoliating beads in your eye it will feel very itchy and dry, and most likely very red where it has been irrated.
Overall I would say this is one of the better exfoliators I have tried for preparing a fake tan base. The body polish doesn't really have a fragrance and the exfoliating beads remove dead skin cells with ease. Other brands I have used don't feel like they are doing the job. Although I am currently using Xen Tan, I still use the St Tropez body polish to prepare.
The St Tropez range can be quite expensive if you are starting off, it is an investment if you tan regularly. It is worth shopping around online to see what deals are available.
I have also posted this onto Ciao under my username mandyplatinum.
Summary: A good product but also quite expensive, it's my favourite for exfoliating.