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I've always been a great lover of fake tan, so much so that when I don't have any on I find people' telling me I look awfully pale and asking if I feel ok! I've tried numerous brands and spent hundreds of pounds on wasted bottles of tan that are too orange or too streaky and never did I think a bottle of tan out of semi chem for a fiver would be the one for me. This may be advertised as an 'instant tan' but let me tell you, you're in for a surprise! Slapped this on before a night out and when in the shower washing off the rotten hangover I found that most of the tan washed away in a yucky brown mess, but my skin was left with a very bronzed glow. An instant and developing tan at the same time? Who said diamonds were a girls best friend! This tan leaves a wonderful glow on my skin for about 4-5 days before starting to become patchy. Then it gets scrubbed off and the process starts again! As it is first and foremost an instant tan it is very easy to see where you are applying and so there is very little chance you're going to end up a streaky orange mess which I have found can be common with many gradual tanners. Girls this is your dream come true, don't be put off by the low price of this product, think yourself lucky as you're saving an absolute fortune!
As far as self-tanning products go, there aren't many I haven't tried. This one comes in a cheap looking white container, has a bit of a tacky name and you can pick it up in those bargain stores where you'd go to get your pan scrubbers. It costs less than a fiver ...and it is the best self-tanner I have EVER used!
I could have been using it a good few years sooner which would have saved me the orange face, the caramel ripple ice cream effect and the brown bobbled knees and elbows. However snobbery ruled the day and I felt that unless my fake tan had cost half the price of a week in the Costas it wasn't worth a squirt.
It was my daughter that introduced me to the St Moriz experience and it still took some convincing that her smooth light toffee tan had come straight from that cheap little white container.
Anyway, I put on the tanning mitt that helps to achieve that smooth finish and sprayed some of the mousse into it. I used the medium tan but it still looked quite dark in my hand and smoothed it over my skin. The mousse spread very easily leaving a veil of the lovely pale toffee colour. After a few hours I showered and while lots of the toffee colour rinsed down the drain, I was left with a nice glow. Result - I was hooked!
I have also tried the darker shade but this didn't have the right tone for my naturally pale/medium skin and is obviously intended for people with a darker natural skin tone. I have got better results by adding more of the medium tone once the original layer has developed.
There have been times when I have had to drag myself upstairs to apply my fake tan, then when I've smoothed on my St Moriz, which takes about five minutes because you can see exactly where you're putting it, it has dried quickly and I have dressed just a few minutes later, I have wondered: "Well what was the bother about?"
A fantastic self-tanning mousse. And as for the cheap looking bottle? I just hide it in the drawer!
Now sadly some of us ladies remain pale 24/7, i mean i could sit in the sun for a year and still never get a tan and no i dont burn and then tan either, which i dont understand why people would want to do anyway! All i do is go red or burn. So i tend to keep out of the sun as i would prefer to be white then red but of course all in all i want to be brown or golden. Now im not saying i want to be crazily tanned like a certain chloe victoria/mafia from x factor, but yes i would like to look fairly dark. Often when i use tan it comes out really lightly on me, even if i use lots of coats, so i recently got a spray tan gun which is pretty good. But when i dont have much money or i dont have enough time to order online and wait for delivery then i go and buy my st moriz. Now st moriz is pretty hard to get hold off, i buy it from a store called savers which is in wood green in london for the lovely price of £2.49. Now i no your probably thinking £2.49 its going to be aload of rubbish well no actually is fairly good and believe me i have tried tans ranging from 99p to £39!! Those prices were all for do it yourself tans and not for spray tans. I know many women feel better with a tan and im one of them, its instant confidence in a bottle and makes you look slimmer and more healthy. Im not being funny but when you look as pale as me you look a bit ill.
I orginally wasent going to try it because its meant to be a st tropez dupe and i actually really dont like st tropez. But i thought aw you may aswell for this price. So i paid my money and i was on my way. Now fake tanning can be a tricky buisness as many things can go wrong, so ill tell you a few little tricks to help you :
1. Too dark - Now some people actually go out with the colour guide as they dont have time to wait for it to develop etc. Sometimes you slap on some much it just looks ridiculous and because the guide is darker than the after tan, you sometimes just forget that your not going to be washing it off until after you have been out. So all you need to do is get an old towel and start gently buffing your skin or get a buffing mitt, this will get rid of excess tan and make sure that your good to go
Now if your after tan is too dark, then you can either exfoliate, get a pair of gloves from superdrug there only like £2 and put lots of shower wash on them so you get a lather when your exfoliating. Not only will this help lighten your tan but it will also get your circulation going and help get rid of old skin cells. You can also bathe in some milk, yes i no it sounds crazy but it really works or also salt. If your tan is super dark then go swimming the chlorine really gets rid of it, plus its brilliant exercise.
2. Streaky - Now im sure everyone has had the dreaded streaky tan and yes it does look pretty bad but you can help it. You can either do the above to get rid of it, or exfoliate really well on the streaky bits to even it out. Or you can apply a new layer straight away if your not going out, just make sure you apply it as evenly as you can. Or if you have to go out and dont have to time to get rid of it buy some instant tan like rimmel. I had old tan on my legs and i didint have any gloves so i slapped some rimmel on and it completed covered all the streaks! You can also just apply another coat of normal tan but i dont actually really like going out until ive washed it off, i always sleep in it and wash off in the morning, as i dont like the smell and yes i can always smell the colour guide sadly.
3. Uneven application - With uneven application its basically the same as when it straky, just apply another coat to balance it out. Make sure before you tan to exfoliate very well as this will make sure that the application is as smooth as possible as noone wants to go out looking like they have a botched tan.
4. Too light - If its too light then simply reapply more layers. With st moriz i have to do about 8 layers to get a fairly dark colour. I do about 5 coats one after another and then 3 more the next night. Im sure your thinking thats alot, but one coat comes out extremely light, when you use it you will see what i mean. As it is so light its good for novice tanners or people who just want a touch of colour. But yes if like me you like to look reasonably dark then i would recommened atleast 4 coats.
5. Stained palms and feet - Stained palms, hands and feet is my pet hate. It looks absolutely awful and really cheap and tacky, so i always avoid it. When i apply my tan i always use a tanning mit, there only about £2 to buy and they make application alot easier and also stop your palms going orange, as palms and feet absorb alot of colour. If you dont have a mitt ( please buy one ) use a very thick sock. If you really dont have anything to use, then a trick to get it off is too use lemon juice. Rub it on your palms and feet and it will really help lighten it because of the acid. Rub for a few minutes rinse and repeat, as these are only small areas its very quick and easy to do. When i need to apply tan to my hands, i pump some of the tan onto the back of my hand and then rub them together backwards so the backs of your hands rub together, then none of then tan goes on your palms. Remember that having stained palms and hands really gives away that the tan isent your own.
6. Dark elbows, knees and feet - Now all these areas suck up tan like there sponges so you need to apply a layer of thick moisturiser to these areas, this will make sure that then tan dosent come out dark on these areas, as pale looking legs and dark looking knees is never a good look.
So on to the tan st moriz is a mousse, i personally like mousse tan the best as its so quick and easy to apply and it dries nice and quickly. St moriz is a quicky drying tan which is great, as i hate tan that seems to just sit on your skin for hours and not sink in. It comes out a brown colour, this is what is known as a colour guide which prevents you missing bits as you can see any white areas. I find this especialy usefull on the back, as when i turn around to look in the mirror at my back i can always see white bits and if it wasent tinted then i would always miss them. Now the guide also means that you can wear it out straight away but i never do this, as i dont like the smell. St moriz dosent actually smell to bad, but i find as it develops it does get a slight smell which i dont like, so i wouldent feel comfortable hitting the tan smelling like it, also if it rains it will run which is never a good look. I always leave the tan in overnight i apply it around 9 or 10 at night and then wash off at around 10 the next day. I advise to always leave it on for atleast 8 hours, so it fully absorbs into the skin. If you wash it off too early then it wont of started developing and it will go straight down the drain which is a waste of time, money and effort. So yes make sure you leave for atleast 8 hours. Then simply jump in the bath or shower and wash it off. You will notice alot of brown colouring going down the plughole, but do not be alarmed as this is prefectly normal, its just the guide washing off. With st moriz you will notice than when the guide has come off you will look a it lighter asthe initial guide is darker than the after tan, so to achieve a darker tan you will have to apply it a fair few times. Now i dont find that this tan lats very lonf before speckling and wearing off, it lasts about 3 days, so i make sure i apply it every 3 days and i also exfoliate every 2 - 3 days to stop it going patchy. Also make sure you moistuise as this will help to stop it from wearing off unevenly and will keep it looking good. When you bathe or shower make sure you pat yourself dry as if you rub when you dry it will make it wear off faster. Also like all tans it fades of the face alot quicker, so you have to apply it more often. I actually dont use it on my face though as it brings me out in spots, i think the formulation is slightly too strong for the face, it also makes my face feel dry. So i would recommend using a fake tan espcially for the face, st moriz currently does not have one or just use makeup like i do. Make sure you get a slightly darker foundation than usual though or your face will be a different colour too your body or use a good bronzer to help balance it out. Now its currently fairly hard to get hold off and you cant buy it in normal shops like superdrug or boots, i buy it from savers and this is the only place that ive seen it or you can get it online for around the same price, but obviously p and p will make it a bit more pricey. I find that it does dry very quickly and i can get dressed like straight away, but it can and does go on your clothes, so wear darker colours, it does wash off though. Also it will go on your sheets and i hate it when my sheets smell of fake tan, so you will either have to make sure you wear pyjamas or just wash your sheets, its a small price to pay for a good tan. When i apply i start at my feet and work my way up yo my neck, i use quick brushing strokes , making sure that it is applied evenly and no bits are missed out. As this is a mousse it is alot easier to get an even application with. It is best to apply it near when you go to bed, as if you keep using the taps or drinking then it can splash your skin and then tan wont look as good.
Application for perfect results :
1. Get a pair of fairly rough exfoliating gloves and give your body a good old scrub, so that all the dead and old skin goes away. If you tan new skin then the tan lasts alot longer becuase old skin will be wearing away quicker.
2. Apply a generous amount of moisturiser on to feet, elbows and knees to prevent them from going to dark. I dont recommend moisturising the whole body as this will make the end tan alot lighter because it dilutes it.
3. Make sure that toyour fully dry and apply mousse to a tanning mitt.
4. Apply in long sweeping movements startinf from the feet upwards, making sure not to miss any areas.
5. Apply tan to body parts in this order, feet, legs, bottom, stomach and hips, chest, neck and arms, back, arms. Its best to leave the arms until last as obviously you are using your arms when you applt it, so if you apply it too your arms when your applying then it will rub off onto other areas before it has the chance to dry. Then apply with a sponge to your face if you are doing your face.
6. Look for any patches or white bits and apply the tan too these areas.
7. Wait for the tan to dry and then reapply to any areas you wish to be darker, i do another full body application straight after ( well 4 ).
8. Look in a mirror to check that ou have done your whole body, let dry and then get dressed.
9. Have a good sleep and then wash off in the morning. Dont use strong shower gels of citrus products as this will strip the tan quicker. Pat dry dont rub!
10. Reapply every 3 days to keep your tan looking good. On the bottle its says apply every 5 - 7 days for a lighter tan but by then the tan has started wearing away and dosent look as good, so ignore the bottle. Moisturise every day to keep the tan looking as good a possible.
So do i recommend? Yes and no, for me then tan is too light even after numerous applications which i find very annoying as doing alot of applications is very tiring, but for the price i cant really complain. I find this tan the best for paler people as it is light, if your looking for a dark tan then i recommend doing 3 coats like I do lol.It also dries quick and it never streaks on me, which is great. For £2.49 definetly give it a try, i do find it is better than st tropez but then again i dont like st tropez. So yes its a decent cheap tan thats does what it says, if it was darker it would be perfect, also as it is a mousse its super easy to apply. The smell isn't great but I've had worse.
Have fun xx
St Moriz self tanning mousse is one of the best instant tans on the market. Before I found this I would use Rimmel instant tan for a night out and it would annoyingly streak if I got caught in the rain. This gives you the same colour without the streaky rain marks.
The colour you get from this tan is also good, not a cheap orange look but more of a holiday bronze. I usually use the dark shade but I have quite tanned skin naturally and like to look like I've just come back from a tropical Island.
Using a self tan glove St Moriz is easy to apply as the colour works into your skin instantly so you can avoid streaking easily. The mousse format also goes a long way. One pump is enough to do one arm or your stomach area. For me I would need two pumps for a leg.
The more mousse you use the darker the colour is. However it does enhance slightly over the next couple of hours, not drastically but it does develop so leave it a tad lighter than what you would like.
When you shower the following morning your water will turn brown. After I shower I find that you will lose a lot of colour so for a night out I would normally tan after I showered before I went out and then the majority would wash away when I showered again in the morning. But if you want to build up a tan for day wear apply it each evening, shower in the morning and repeat until you get to the colour you desire.
Cheap and just as good as St Tropez.
Despite the excellent reviews of this, I must say I didn't like this product. I am used to using gradual fake tanners, which give me a very natural result, but the colour of this looked very strange on me. The colour developed very brown as opposed to yellow, but this is not the colour I naturally go in the sun.
As this usually costs between £3 - 4 I wasn't expecting the packaging to be very desirable, but the problem I have with this is that the nozzle sometimes leaks product and stains my furniture. You have to be very careful to wipe it down afterwards or it will run down the bottle and stain surfaces.
As I said the colour of this looked terrible on me, but this is because I am naturally very pale. I think if you have olive skin this might look better on you though. Like other fake tanners I apply it with a mitt, but even if I wash it straight afterwards, I find that it stains it afterwards. Also, even though you don't need to apply it as often as a gradual tanner I do find that it wears of patchy and makes my skin very dry.
The price of this product is good considering that it is a knock off of St Tropez, which retails for about £30. However, for me it isn't good value for money as I didn't like the product and ended up throwing it out after three uses.
Overall, I wouldn't recommend this product as it comes out an unnatural looking colour and you have to be very diligent with exfoliating and moisturising in order to keep the tan looking fresh. I prefer gradual fake tanners as although I have to apply them more regularly, it gives a more natural result.
I think that fake tan has just became part of the ritual of getting ready for going out at the weekend. I have tried and tested quite a few different fake tans looking for that sunkissed, natural colour that is easy to apply and cheap to buy. The best one I have tried for value and end results so far is the St Moriz mouse fake tan.
There are light, medium and dark colours available in this tan, I always use the light version because I don't like being too dark and my skin is so pale, even the medium shade looks really fake and unnatural on me. The light shade, for my skin tone though looks really nice.
This fake tan comes out as a mousse, it is coloured, so you can see what you are applying and that makes it WAY easier to apply it easily. Once I have mine all applied and have got someone to check my back for streaks, I then allow it to develop for around 8 hours, and then shower it off. It usually ends up that I apply it on a Friday night, go to sleep and wash it off Saturday morning and then I am ready, hassle free for the weekend.
What I Thought
I really liked this tan, it looks really natural on my skin, it gives it a lovely glow and the coverage is really nice. I find that once I have let the tan develop (about 8 hours) and then shower it off, it then doesn't streak easily and also doesn't have that awful fake tan scent to it when it has been showered over.
This tan usually lasts me about 2-3 showers, so I need to apply it twice a week for continuous coverage, however I usually don't bother tanning everyday and just like to keep it for the weekends.
Price and Availability
I bought my tan in Semi Chem for around £3, it was on sale though and is usually priced around £6. I think that this is a great price as a bottle lasts me for ages and it does look really nice and natural on.
I think that this is a great fake tan, it is cheap, a lovely colour, and although it has that 'fake tan' scent to it, I find it doesn't last that long and after the 1st shower it is gone! Overall I would give this tan 4 out of 5 stars.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
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About the Brand/The Product
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St. Moriz isn't really a brand that I am very familiar with, and I have only just recently heard about this brand. St Moriz is the best kept secret in self tanning. A healthy glowing tan makes us look and feel amazing so their experts have created a range of affordable self tanning Mousses, Mists, Lotions and Soufflés to help you become effortlessly sunkissed and naturally tanned. St. Moriz uses the highest quality ingredients and all their products are made in England. Once the self tan formulas are created, they are all tried and tested by members of the St. Moriz team, so that when they reach the shops you know you're buying the perfect self tan in a bottle. St. Moriz has won the 2011 and 2012 Pure Beauty Award and the 2012 Cosmopolitan Beauty Award. Although not everyone feels more confident with a tan I do feel more confident, especially when going for a night out on the town with the girls.
I haven't worn fake tan for a long time and I have a hen night coming up in about 3wks so I wanted to try some fake tan before the actual night, as I didn't want to look patchy or orange on the hen night. I decided to purchase the Instant Self Tanning Mousse; I went for the Medium colour as I am quite pale so I didn't want to end up to dark by buying the darker version. The self tan comes in a tall white bottle which is white and it clearly says St. Moriz on the front. It also states what the product it and it also says that it gives you a professional, flawless tan with a no mess application. It states the shade of the tan at the top of the bottle in a dark coloured box. On the back of the bottle it gives you various information including Warning and Caution Information, List of Ingredients and contact details should you want to ask them something. It also tells you how to apply the product and it also gives you tips on how to achieve the perfect tan. The top of the bottle has a white pump nozzle in which the mousse dispenses out of. The lid to the bottle is clear.
There are so many different fake tans to choose from and I ended up spending a good 15mins looking at the range in my local Boots store. Some of the self tan products are really expensive, whereas others are much cheaper and affordable. I hadn't seen this range in boots before and I was a little surprised at how cheap it was. I thought to myself, it's either so cheap because it's not very good, or it could be good but not as good quality as other self tan products. For the price I paid for it, I wasn't going to complain if it didn't work very well or if I didn't get the results that I wanted.
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I purchased the Medium Instant Tan Mousse from my local boots store. This was priced at £4.99, which I thought was a fantastic price for a self tanning product. This was for a 200ml bottle of product. Other products in the range includes:
* Shimmer & Bronzing Body Soufflé
* Instant Self Tanning Lotion
* Medium Instant Self Tanning Mousse (The one I am reviewing)
* Dark Instant Self Tanning Mousse
* Instant Self Tanning Mist
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Using the Product
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Before using any self tanning product it's important to exfoliate and moisturise. I tend to do this for a whole week, the week before I am going to apply the fake tan product. Exfoliating and moisturising helps to give the tan an even coverage and it shouldn't look patchy. You may need to concentrate on exfoliating and moisturising dry area such as knees or elbows a lot more than other places such as your arms or your legs. It's always best to use a self tan mitt to apply the product which you can purchase from Boots stores. You can also use gloves as well to apply the product. To apply the product shake the closed bottle well before use and then apply evenly to your skin in a circular motion. You can also apply this on the face; how-ever I wasn't going to do this. I purchased a self tan mitt from boots which cost me around £2.49 which I thought was reasonable as you can wash it and re-use it. As with most other self-tans it advises you to shave or wax at least 1 day before to allow your skin to settle before applying the self-tan.
I shook the bottle before use and then pressed down on the pump to dispense some of the product onto the mitt. When using the product for the first time you may need to press the pump down a few times before any of the mousse actually dispenses. A decent amount of the product came out after just pressing the pump once, so I got ready to apply it to my legs. The mousse looks really soft and it's slightly bubbly. You can see that it's a dark brown colour and I have to admit that I was worried that this may look a little too dark on me. I applied the mousse to my legs using circular motions for an even application. I found that the one pump of mousse I dispensed went a long way, a lot longer than what I thought it would. The mousse felt cool and soft against my skin as I applied it. It was easy to see where I had applied the product as the self tan is instant so you can see as soon as you have applied it. After I had finished rubbing in the first lot I pumped a second lot of the mousse onto the mitt and continued applying this to my leg. I have to admit that I was impressed at how easy it was to apply the product as I was also impressed that it wasn't streaky or patchy when I applied it.
It's great that you can see where you have already applied the product. I found that the product always dries quite quickly which is a great if you don't have time to hang around for the self-tan to dry. The product does have a scent to it which I didn't find too bad. The scent is actually quite nice in comparison to other biscuity smells that other fake tan products have. After applying the product to one leg which took at least 5mins I looked at the results in the mirror and compared it to the other leg. The leg where I had applied the product too had a nice light, golden glow to it which actually looked really natural. I have to admit that I was really impressed with the results. I was careful with how much of the product I applied to my knees as this area often gets dry which means the self-tan can look a bit dodgy here. I have to admit that it didn't look perfect on my knees but at the same time it didn't look awful either. I continued applying the product to the other leg and to my arms and any other skin that would be showing such as my shoulders.
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After applying the product I was actually very pleased with the results. My skin had a nice, light colour to it which was a light golden colour. The skin looked flawless and didn't look patchy at all which I was really impressed with, how-ever a lot of this is probably due to moisturising twice a day a whole week before applying the product. The good thing is that if you don't like the results of this tan or it does happen to go patchy you can wash it off and start again. The smell from the product wasn't really very noticeable now, especially after applying perfume anyway. The tan stayed looking great all night and it didn't rub off on my clothes which was a huge bonus. A few people commented on how nice my skin looked which was great. After coming in from a night out the town I was pleased to see that my tan hadn't worn off or become patchy during the evening, in fact it still looked flawless and I still had a lovely golden colour to my skin. I find that the tan washes off easily in the shower using warm water and soap. I didn't have to scrub at my body to wash the tan off which was good. You do need to remember that if someone happens to spill a drink on you when you are out, then the tan is probably likely to go slightly patchy and the area which has got wet is likely to be lighter than the rest of you. Also I'm not really sure how well this would last if you got a little sweaty!
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Although I haven't heard a great deal about this brand, I am really glad that I purchased it to try as I was very impressed with the results. The fake-tan is a lot cheaper than other brands which is what would probably put people off purchasing this; how-ever even though it's cheap I have actually found it to be a lot better than some other brands that are available to buy. In terms of the packaging and the bottle design I don't think the packaging makes the product look particularly cheap, and I actually think the products looks more expensive than what it actually is. I found this product so easy to apply using a mitt. I wouldn't recommend applying this with your hands as you will probably end up with slightly brown/orange hands, especially on the dry areas on your hands such as the palms. I found that the mousse went on perfectly and it was really easy to see where I had applied the product. When using the product for the first time I found that I took quite a while to apply it, how-ever since applying it some more I am now able to apply it a lot quicker. I am very pale so the Medium colour was perfect for me as it gave my skin some colour without looking too dark or too fake. The most important thing is that the tan stayed looking great all night and didn't become patchy even after a good few hours. The product was also kind to my skin and didn't cause any irritation and didn't dry it out either. I would definitely recommend this product as it's cheap, easy to apply and the results are brilliant.
(review may also appear on ciao)
Quite often when I have a spare few quid I find myself looking about on Amazon.co.uk for random bargains. The day I bought this I had seen online reviews about the brand and it was just coming up to the warmer weather we have been experiencing here in the UK and I was as white as a ghost at the time so it seemed a nice idea and a pampering treat for me to try do something with myself to try to turn myself into a golden goddess!
With positive reviews and remembering a mate way back raving about the stuff and always her always looking gorgeous and golden I logged on to Amazon and was met with several choices of self tanning options from this brand including a mist, a lotion and this instant self tanning mousse and all I had to decided between was going for the medium colour or the dark colours options this is available to purchase in.
Now although I am pale skinned Amazon did have reviews from people who use the product and not only did they rave about the mousse type formula but the 'Dark' colour too....of course I couldn't see the colour of them and mistakenly ordered it! A word to the wise here if you are darker skinned....olive or have a hint of tan already then this could be the perfect colour choice for you but if you are white like a milk bottle....and you still want to try it after what I have to say about it please go for the medium tanning mousse! I paid around about £4.00 for my bottle which included postage and packaging though I know this is available to purchase in many, many places like Bodycare, B & M and discount type of stores however Amazon do this at what I think is a reasonable price and so if I wanted anything from this brand I'd just buy it from there to be honest!
The product comes in a white, large, cylinder plastic bottle which has a very large push button dispenser to the top of it and a clear safety lid that securely fits on top of there. On the front of the bottle and in brown and black lettering we are told that it is indeed 'Dark' St.Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mousse 'Instant Bronzing, Longer Lasting, Fast Drying, No streaks 'A professional flawless tan for a deeper sunkissed glow' and that the bottle I own is 200ml in size and then on the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it (including top tips), warnings/cautions and ingredients are all given along with being told from first opening it to use it up within 6 months of doing so and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly stated. Its a nice robust and informative bottle this one and not too heavy to manage and its nice having an easy to push down and not too stiff dispenser to it too!
As soon as it arrived I couldn't wait to try this product that people have been saying is so brilliant! I moisturised my skin (as advised on the bottle) after having a shower and I shaved my bits and bobs and so on so i had a nice clean and smooth body to work on. I popped on some disposable gloves (that I already owned and as advised) and I squired out a small blob of dark chocolate coloured, reasonably thick foam that had a really nice and delicate sort of floral fragrance to it. I could see where I had I applied it to faintly as I was doing so which actually guided me to where I needed to cover and it sank straight into my skin with no hanging about at all. I can dress almost straight after using this but we are advised to wear dark clothes and thats what I do just in case of any transfer.
I am impressed with the ease of applying this. It doesn't take me long and a little of it goes a long way but it did get take me ages to get to a stage I didn't make myself look streaky as I kept being heavy handed with it and applying too much!
This doesn't irritate my skin at all and I tend to start to really see colour within a couple of hours after using this, more than when first initially applied however I do find that this takes about 5 hours on me to fully tan me up and on the bottle we are told that it can take between 4-6 hours.
No instructions are told on the bottle to how often to use it so thats up to you and its a safe product though it doesn't contain any UV or SPF protection. I find this colour a bit dark when first developed on me so I apply it and then wait a good few days before reapplying it as eventually it fades off me though you could use this every day (you would go a bit dark mind with this particular colour!) but probably every 3-5 days is better for most people.
The scent of this isn't bad at all, it showers or baths off anyway and I haven't had a problem with transfer off on anything with this product after I have had a shower when its been on me a while and I've given it adequate time to develop properly and what I do appreciate about this one is that this fades on my skin and doesn't crumble off or anything adverse.
All in all I can't knock the product one bit. You can use gloves to apply it (cos its a colour and will stain your hands!) or you can buy a tanning mitt from this brand though I find the results are fine with my throw away gloves.
This is cheap and rather cheerful, I can't down rate this product because of my choice of colour and as a product it ticks all of the right boxes for me and alot of other reviewers. You will get a few applications (depending on the size of you and where you apply it), me I will get about 4-5 all over body applications from mine so I think and so its a very good buy for me!
Recommended by me and I can't wait to try other products from this range!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I have light auburn hair with a pale skin which either burns or freckles when exposed to the sun but do like to have a tan so have relied on various self tanning products over the years with varying results.
About 3 years ago I found this St Moriz and have to say it is the best tanning mousse I have ever bought. It only cost me £2.99 at Home Bargains for a generous 200ml can and I use it all the time. In my opinion it is far better than the St Tropez equivalent because it does not go orange once applied and costs far less. I stock up now in the summer months as it is not available all year round.
It is a plastic cannister with a pull off lid which houses an easy to use nozzle which is a good size. A slow squeeze always gives me the exact amount of foam I need each time. Over the years I have had a few disasters using self tans but have got this down to a tee and always get good results as long as I do not rush the procedure. My routine is as follows - firstly exfoliate, then use body cream on the parts of me I want to tan and a light moisturiser on my face. Then I squeeze the pump gently and use that for exactly half my face, another for 1 lower arm, one more for my lower leg and repeating it for the other side. I always use tight fitting latex gloves which, for me, works well.
I have had no streaking or irritation and find the mousse easy to apply. It looks rather dark when you first see the foam but it soon blends in if you work it in quite lightly and it does not feel sticky or wet when applied. I usually leave it for 5 minutes or so before I get dressed to allow the foam to settle but I have been known to do my face before going to bed and have not noticed any colour on my pillows.
On the back of the plastic can it gives the usual cautions when using the product plus ingredients which are very chemically sounding and do not mean a thing to me - eg dihydroxyoecetone, propylene glycol, polysorbate etc.
I like this St Mroriz because it does not stink like many self tanning do - it has a slight aroma but it certainly is not strong or unpleasant and soon disappears. I like the texture because it is light and I the results because it does not streak. I re-apply twice a week so I reckon it is good value too.
A 5 star rating from me because I love this product.
There's no doubt about it - everybody looks better with a bit of tan. I love the look of a holiday tan but over in england it is so difficult to get. Having a tan also makes me feel better in the winter. I used to wear tanned tights when out on a night out in a dress until a friend told me to try st moriz as she had been using it for months.
It comes in either medium or dark but I would recommend medium for just a light natural tan. It is in a plain white bottle with writing on and is basically more or less just a cheaper version of st tropez. Don't be put off by this though as it honestly is just as good. It has a pump top so is easy to dispense and stops you having to pick the bottle up when tanning and getting it all over the bottle.
To use make sure you shake the bottle well so that it comes out foamy and not a runny brown liquid. I would also recommend wearing gloves as the first time I didn't and my hands looked shocking! It took a lot of scrubbing to get the tan less dark and more like the rest of my body. I always moisturise my knees, ankles and elbows as they are the driest parts so making them soft gives a all over smooth and streak free tan. You have to leave the tan for between 4 to 6 hours so I put it on after a bath and before bed and just wear lose fitting pyjamas. I wouldn't recommend doing this in summer as sweating in bed will make the tan run/streak. When you apply it it looks really dark and just gets darker over the 6 hours but when you rinse it off it goes a lovely tan colour. You can reapply after a couple of days to top it up but I prefer to scrub it all off, ex-foliate, moisturise and then re-apply.
I paid £2.49 for this from bodycare which is a bargain and much cheaper than most tanning lotions. Would definitely recommend.
Having said that in the title here in the UK it has been absolutely beautiful! (Even up north!!)
Anyway I was after a quick and easy tan and as you may know from my previous review of dove summer body glow, I am not a one for fake tan. The dove gradual tanner didn't give me the colour I wanted to achieve, so as always, after doing my research I purchased this one. In home bargains it was only £2.99 but I am now about to repurchase with amazon. Thanks to their add-on scheme it is only £2.55 after I make my basket up to £10 which for me isn't very hard at all!
I was a bit dubious about the price of it. I always believe in thinking that you get what you pay for and also as the general design and packaging of the bottle looks slightly cheap, I was slightly terrified about smearing this all over my body. However you lot on dooyoo have written very reassuring reviews and for a good reason!
When I first used the products I gave it a good shake and I held it upside down because that's how I get the mousse out when I use my hair mousse.
Product leaked out of the pump and into my hands. It was like this dark brown water, so as a word of warning - don't do that!
The mousse pumps out just like you would for handwash. It has a nice consistency. It isn't too runny or thick and the medium which is the one I went for (yet to try the dark but I cant wait to give it a go!) looks like it has sparkles in it. This doesn't reflect on your skin so don't worry - you wont be looking like a tanned Edward Cullen.
To prepare for application I am incredible lazy and I just moisturised my knees, elbows, ankles and other areas where I tend to get dry skin. I then used a tanning mitt to apply the tan and I feel this makes it so much easier and it makes it so much less likely to streak. I do agree with the other dooyooers in that you do have to be quite quick blending it, but I find it very easy and you do have plenty of time to do it. You aren't sat there with 2 seconds to rub it in before it sticks so don't panic.
It dries within around 15 mins and after a few hours you can see the tan developing nicely.
The mousse provides a guide colour so you can see the darkest you will be. So you can see where you are going with the tan and you can apply it accordingly. This guide simply washes off and you are left with your tan!
I haven't stained them!! No complaints!!
I love the colour! It looks very natural on me and I have received many compliments telling me how well I look and how natural it looks on me. Naturally I am very fair and I have enjoyed having a bit of colour! It isn't the subtle glow that the dove gradual tanner gives it is a good skin colour change which a fake tan should give. I did a second layer a day after I did my first layer and this gave me the colour I was happy with.
I did notice that the areas I didn't moisturise so well, the tan had started to cling so I definitely recommend moisturising with this product.
As for fading it did get slightly patchy around my hands and wrists as to be expected. I have also learnt that I can't fake tan my hands very well but this is down to my technique and the product isn't to blame for me looking slightly reptilian. It fades within 2 days I would say so I tend to top this up once or twice a week. This is the only thing I find annoying about the product is that I wish it would last longer!
I haven't tried st tropez so I cannot compare the two. However I don't plan on trying it with this working so well compared to the price of st tropez!
In conclusion I will definitely recommend this to all my friends. The price tag and the packaging shouldn't put people off because the product inside is absolutely amazing regardless of the price! As I have already mentioned I have already repurchased and I know this will keep me going throughout the summer holidays especially when this heatwave is over! I think a bottle will last around 10 applications so that is around a month or so.
Affordable and brilliant what more can you ask for!
I love having a bit of a tan, it makes me feel and look healthy, unfortunately the British summer is very unpredictable so using a fake tan is a much better and safer option. I have tried a few different tanning lotions, sprays and mousse and I used to be an avid user of St Tropez (even though I didn't like paying the price) until I discovered St Moriz self tanning mouse which is much cheaper and gives me the same results. There are 2 shades available from the range, medium and dark depending how much colour you want to achieve. The one I have is the dark tanning mousse.
The product comes in a white plastic tube container with a clear plastic lid. The St Moriz logo is displayed in large black and brown letters on the front and it tells you that it is an instant self tanning mousse and underneath it claims that it gives a professional flawless tan for a deeper sunkissed glow. It also tells you the bottle size and at the top it tells you the shade is dark. On the back it gives you some basic product information, tells you how to apply the product, lists the ingredients, warnings and some contact information for the brand. Underneath the clear lid is a white pump that dispenses the actual mousse.
The product and application
Before use shake well and remove the lid. I always wear protective gloves to apply the product and make sure I have exfoliated and moisturised before I apply it. This definitely makes a difference as it makes my skin nice and smooth so the mousse spreads evenly and this helps give me a streak free tan. Using protected hands or a tanning applicator apply evenly to the face and body, wash hands immediately after use to prevent staining (I have had slightly orange hands before!) and allow the mousse to dry before wearing clothes. Allow 4-6 hours before showering to allow the colour to fully develop. (I always apply it just before I go to bed) The mousse itself is a dark brown colour and turns the skin brown as soon as it is applied. It does have quite an unpleasant smell upon application that you get with most self tanning products although it is not an over powering one and does fade once the colour has fully developed. When I have first applied it my skin looks really dark and it looks like I have been in a mud fight, this is normal (not for me to have a mud fight) and when the colour has fully developed the next day I have a shower and it rinses away leaving a nice even colour.
Price and availability
The product is available from Tesco both on line and in store, some chemists, Amazon and Ebay. Prices can vary but it can currently be purchased from Amazon for £3.49 for 200ml including free delivery
This product won a Pure beauty award in 2011 and a Cosmopolitan beauty award in 2012.
I first started using this about 2 years ago. I was going on a night out and needed a quick fix self tan on a budget so I decided to look on EBay (which I spend far too much time on) It first caught my attention as it was very similar looking to the St Tropez bottle that I had regularly used. I don't recall exactly how much I paid but I remember thinking it was a really good price. I prefer to use a mousse because as soon as it is applied to the skin it gives a dark brown colour, making it easy to apply as you can see where you have put the mousse allowing you not to miss any area (there is nothing worse than having a big white patch of skin on view as you lift up your arm) I always use the dark tanning mousse as I like to achieve a deep colour although when I apply it to my face, feet and hands I always add a little bit of moisturiser. Because they are delicate area's the moisturiser helps the mousse spread a little better and evenly and without adding moisturiser it looks too deep of a colour on my face. I always wear protective gloves when applying the mouse except for applying it to my hands which I leave till last and use cotton wool to apply, gently stroking it over my hands. I always apply the mousse at night before going to bed. My bed sheets are white and believe me if you have white sheets they will not be white in the morning, but it has never stained my sheets and has always washed out.
I love this product. It is easy to apply, good value for money and gives me the same results as much more expensive brands. It is quite long lasting and usually lasts 3-4 days on me before wearing off. I like the fact that it can be re applied as often as needed to stop the colour from fading or deepen the colour. It always gives me a nice even colour and has never gone 'streaky.' I would definitely recommend this product if you like a deep coloured tan. 5 big stars from me.
Self confessed faker right here. I have the works; fake hair, fake nails and what are these without the all important tan? I used to use sun beds, (DON'T ANYMORE) and when I made the decision to stop I was so depressed looking at my dull see through white pale skin. I went on a fake tan spree and since have tried pretty much every make and model on the market from mousses to sprays to lotions, from instant to developing to wash off and this is my absolute favourite.
It is sold at most supermarkets as well as make up stores like Boot's/Superdrug. HOWEVER! I buy mine from Saver's as it is a bargain £2.99 here compared to £5.99 at most supermarkets etc.
Comes in a simple white bottle with black and brown text, and this particular model has a pump at the top which is reliable (none of this getting clogged or sticking) and it easy to hold whilst wearing the infamous mitt.
Please bear in mind that this review is about the MOUSSE! It also comes in a wash off version, and a lotion but I much prefer this.
Also there are different shades; medium and dark. I am fairly light skinned, however have purple hair which can make me look washed out unless I am tanned so for me it is dark. I have never been called orange or tangoed though, which I guess is a good thing and people always ask if I've been away. RESULT.
**CRUCIAL SECTION- WILL I SMELL LIKE A DIGESTIVE BISCUIT??!!**
Long story short, not if you wash as directed. When applying the tan there is a slight aroma of biscuits, however it is recommended that you apply the tan in the evening and then sleep in it and wash off in the shower the next morning. I use a nicely scented shower gel and never smell of the tan after but if you don't wash it off there may be some stink.
The key here is to exfoliate before application, have a bath about an hour an a half before application (allow time for your skin to cool and dry as you don't want the tan in your pores leaving you looking all spotty).
Also, use a tanning mitt - these can be purchased from Savers also for a measly pound and can be reused and reused. The mitt allows for even coverage and also protects your hands.
The mousse is coloured so as when you put it on you can see exactly where you have covered and where you have not which is brilliant. It dried within seconds of applying which means you don't have to set aside an hour of standing in front of a fan in the nuddie to stop yourself streaking.
I usually apply just before bed, though I do have to wash my sheets the next day as there is a slight orange tint.
Would also suggest using a dark coloured towel after your first shower so as not to tint that too.
I love this tan!
It is cheap as chips!
Lasts about 6-8 full body applications!
I LOVE THIS TAN AND WOULD RATHER USE THIS THAN HAVE A PROFESSIONAL SPRAY TAN.
Having been a fake tan addict for years, its a given that I have tried expensive and cheap brands (some well known, some lesser) to try and find my perfect tanning product that suited my skin.
St Moriz is a brand which has been around for years but has only recently become well known. I discovered it whilst watching a YouTube 'haul' video in which a girl raved about the amazing quality of the product - obviously I just had to go and buy it!
The company claim that the tanning mousse gives 'healthy bronzed skin all year round' as well as being instant, long lasting, fast drying and doesn't streak - all of these points I will address individually later in this review.
Now when it comes to the pricing of this product I am a bit annoyed. I originally found the product only at FragranceDirect.co.uk for £4.99, since then I've seen it in Tesco's for £4.49 and Wilkinsons for £3! I go to Wilkinsons purely because I'd rather save my £2 for the next bottle - as Wilkinsons works out to be almost half the price. However, even £5 is still such a small amount to pay for a good quality product - much better than St Tropez!
The mousse comes in two shades that I've seen, medium and dark (although I am sure they do a light version also). Personally, I use the dark as I have olive skin and prefer the instant 'I've been in Dubai for a week' tan rather than the slightly more gradual.
The bottle is white with brown and black writing, incredibly similar to the St Tropez style - to be honest I think they are a dupe as the branding and everything are so similar! I do really like the simply style as its eye catching and not too 'in your face'. I find it also stands out as most tanning products are now in various shades of brown or gold/bronze!
This is always one of the main factors for me when it comes to fake tanning products. I hate any that smell like curry or biscuits (like most do!) as I find it such a tell tale sign that you're wearing the tan and also it isn't very pleasant to walk around knowing you smell like that! However, the tanning mousse doesn't really have a scent. Its just really muted and helps the 'natural' look I try to achieve (I'd rather not smell biscuit-y when I'm pretending I went on a tropical beach holiday!).
WHATS IT LIKE?
I love it! I honestly couldn't fault this product at all. As long as you exfoliate properly before using and stick to the tanning guidelines, you're sure for a success! I'd also advise to use a tanning mitt (which can be picked up from any stores that sell fake tanning products) because the mitt will help the product to be applied more evenly and stop the tell-tale orange hands. Although, don't forget to tan the backs of your hands too or you'll look quite funny!
The tan applies evenly and dries so quickly, I don't find myself having to swan around naked for ages so I don't stick to my clothing like I do with other brands. I find that by the time I've tanned from my legs upwards, my legs are dried and I just have to wait about 5 minutes for my arms to finish and then I'm ready to do. I don't wear white until washing off the first layer however because it tinges them orange which doesn't look too appealing.
Within 6 hours of using the tan, my colour is at its darkest point and ready to wash off - removing the excess tan and leaving me with long lasting gorgeous colour. I love the fact that it doesn't streak and honestly has the most natural looking colour of any tanner I've used. I hate the sometimes satsuma orange colour, but this one definitely screams bronze goddess!
I would buy and recommend this product to anyone looking for a quick, easy, non smelling and natural looking tan. It ticks all the boxes really, give it a try! :)
St Moriz is a tanning foam formula than blends easily into the skin. It cost me £3, which reflects it's quality.
THE COLOUR & APPLICATION
There is no specific shade mentioned on the bottle, though it does give you instructions to apply more frequently for a darker tan and less frequently for a lighter tan.
The colour of one application of the tan on my skin is dark golden. I could intensify the shade by applying more layers but I find that this 'uproots' the layers underneath and creates a very streaky look - not ideal!
You can use the tan on your face and legs. It creates a nice glow with one application but I can imagine it looking very orange if you apply multiple layers.
You must be fast when rubbing the formula in as it tends to dry quickly which can leave patches or a streaky appearance. I'd definitely advise you to wear gloves or mitts (not inclded) when using this product or be prepared to spend half an hour scrubbing your palms once you have finished due to the tan residue.
St Moriz lasted me 3 days (I had a shower twice). I decided to remove it all as it became very uneven and very streaky giving an almost scaley appearance. I would suggest removing all the tan on your skin and reappling if you wish to keep a tan up.
The bottle itself features a pump which I find more useful than struggling with a squeezy tube. The bottle is quite basic - a simple white cylindrical shape with black and brown text. It doesn't look like an expensive product because it isn't.
St Moriz is cheap, useful and gives you a nice tan. Unfortunately it wore off very unevenly and I found you had to be very fast (and probably very experienced with tanning) to ensure a smooth, even tan first time round.