Product Type: St Moriz Sun Care
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St.Moriz Self Tanning Lotion
Member Name: clairebear1984
St.Moriz Self Tanning Lotion
Advantages: Easy application, no steaks, price
Disadvantages: The smell is very strong
I'm not really much of a self tan kind of girl and I must admit I only use it on rare occasions such as going out however when going out and baring skin I like to use to banish my pale skin. I hate the look of these false tans that make a person look more orange than bronzed therefore the more subtle the better for me. After trying a few tans which can be a bit on the pricy side I came across St. Moriz in my local body care store. The product cost about 2-3 pound so I decided I'd give it a go.
The product comes in a white soft squeezable plastic bottle that has a pump action dispenser on the top that is easily pressed to realise the self tanning mousse. The packaging is very basic and there is nothing to make the product stand out on a shelf among others, in fact this would probably be the last id chose out of a bunch as it resembles a stores own make product or a bargain variety upon appearance, however I went for it due to its cheap price.
The false tan from St Moriz can also be purchased in a spray form but I decided to opt for the mousse as I thought this would be easier to apply and overall look more even after rubbing into the skin correctly. I feel some sprays can leave streaks and gaps especially around the knee and elbow area. With this being a mousse and needed to be rubbed in, I also purchased an application mit.
The bottle promises that this product can be used on all skin types and will create a healthy bronzed glow, professional flawless tan with an easy, no mess application. It is advised to apply the mousse first thing in the morning and allow to develop for 4-6 hours before showering. This promises to give a natural looking bronze tan. For a mid-tan it is advised to reapply the product in 5-7 days. For a darker continuous tan product should be reapplied in 3-5 days.
Before I apply the product I exfoliate and moisturise the skin as advised on the bottle making sure I get the hard to reach places such as elbows, ankles and knees. The product is then pumped onto the mit and applied evenly where desired. The tan is very easy to apply as you can see where you have rubbed the product in and where requires a little bit more. I have to note that the first thing you notice about this product is the smell as it isn't very good. It's very strong too me and it's rather peppery so not the best on that front. When the product has been on a while the smell seems to still stay rather strong so showering after the 4-6 hours is definitely recommended.
I can't fault the application of the product or the desired results as I was very happy with the finished look of my tan. I couldn't see any visible streaks and instead of looking orange I had a lovely yet subtle bronze glow that looked rather natural. I have used this product a few times now and I have always been extremely happy with the results. Only down side is I wish it smelled even a little bit better.
Summary: A good bargain product that could be great, however the scent lets it down
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