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When you fake tan no matter how careful you are sometimes you will make a mistake and either end up looking like and umpa loompa or else have streaks which is never a good look no matter how many times you might see other people looking this way on a night out.
You can scrub and scrub and scrub to try and remove some of the fake tan but usually this will only remove a tiny little bit and a much better and more skin friendly way or removing your mistakes is with the St Tropez self tan remover.
The only problem with this self tan remover is that you need to be fairly quick to use it as it won't work on tan that has fully developed so if you think you have made a mistake then get this on it quickly to correct it or otherwise you will be stuck with those streaks.
The remover is actually a gel which you need to dispense from the pump dispenser and then rub in to the area where you want to remove the fake tan for about 20 seconds. You have to rub quite vigorously but doing this ensures that the tan will be completely removed with no residue left over to darken and look strange.
This has a really strong horrible smell to it which is all the chemicals used to remove the stubborn fake tan. The smell is somewhat like nail varnish remover and isn't the nicest smell but it is a small price to pay for being able to correct my fake tan mistakes.
This will work for up to 4 hours and I find that as long as I use this before the tan has fully developed then it will work. Even when the tan has darkened and is ingrained in my skin this will lighten it considerably. When I haven't been using an applicator mitt I use this in between my fingers and on my palms to leave them less coloured and it lightens them enough that they are much less noticeable.
Although I only use St/ Tropez self tan only occasionally because of the price this is something that I buy all the time as I need it no matter what brand of tanner I am using from the cheapest to the most expensive.
The St Tropez Self-Tan remover is a metallic shiney liquid which contains a light exfoliator to remove self-tan up to 4 hours after application. The product comes in a pump bottle and has recently been repackaged in line with the new St Tropez brand. It has a strange smell and the texture isn't very nice but the product does actually work to remove self-tanner.
I run a mobile spray tanning business and end up covered in self-tanner from cleaning the tent and handling the products. If my palms are particularly tanned I use this to remove the tanner and it works in no time even if the self-tan I have used is not St-Tropez.
I do find that this leaves my hands extremely dry and tight for a few days afterwards and I haven't ever tried to use this on my body to remove any self-tanning disasters.
Good to have to avoid bronzed palms but I wouldn't use it all over to remove tan.
Every woman (& some men) know how awful it is when yourfake tan and end up with orange hands and elbows! I decided that I needed to find a product which would help get the tan off quick and easy. I had tried normal exfoliators, however, after scrubbing and scrubbing I just ended up with sore skin. The St Tropez tan remover is not cheap. A 325ml bottle cost me around £12.00 - one bottle does seem to last forever though!
The idea of this product works well.. You tan.. and then use this scrub to remove the tan from places you dont want it to stay, such as the palm of your hands, backs of your knees, your feet and elbows.
This tan remover is also great to use to get the tan off - I use it much like an exfoliator. After a week or so of being tanned your fake tan starts to wear off in patches, leaving you looking almost dirty. This is a great product to help take the rest of the tan off.
I have used this with other different tans that are not St Tropez and it works great on me. I would recommened this product and will keep using it myself.
St tropez tan removal is a good product but only in certain circumstances. It will remove tan, but only for a very short time period after application! And let's face it you need to remove a tan once it has developed and you realise where you went wrong, waking up in the morning with orange knees or ankles, not in the first few hours after application. To be fair to he product it does claim there is a time period in which it works - but for me it was still a little disappointing.
To use the product you apply and then wash off as it has tiny beads (like and exfoliator) this does make a few problems as washing off in the area you want to remove will ruin other parts of your tan.
The product smells ok and lasts a long time and to be fair it does do what it says. But for me it isn't very useful and doesn't live up to the usual st tropez products that I use.
There comes a time every few months when i look down at my lily white legs and decide I need a tan. So i carelessly slap on handfuls of tanning lotion, stand around for 10 minutes trying not to smudge my treacle coloured skin. Then jump in to bed and drift off to sleep...ZzZZZZzzzz And then morning comes, i jump out of bed, take a glimpse in the mirror and oh no I've been tango'd. Tragedy you may think...... but worry no more I make a grab for the St Tropes Tanning Remover....
The product itself comes from the St Tropez tanning range, this range is specially designed for easy, realistic self tanning. It is widely available from all department stores, some supermarket's and most online beauty sites.
The remover comes in a pretty blue/green bottle and is easily assessed by a pump action dispenser. It cost's just over £10.00 per 240ml bottle which lasts a lifetime (I have has mine at least two years now). In regards to the product not much is needed just one squirt is enough to clear most tanning accidents.
The product works best on just tanned skin - it has the consistency of hair gel and is pearlesant in colour with exfoliating beads to help shift stubborn tan marks. The idea is to pump the gel in to the hands and rub together (this is ideal for those who find themselves with orange palms) once fully rubbed simply wash your hands in warm water and watch the tan fade away (repeat as necessary) Although mainly designed for hands this powerfull remover works great on the dreaded dark knee's and elbows and also can be used all over the body to tone down a orange looking tan.
Overall for the price of this product i would say it is a must for serious tan-a-holics, there are other alternative available on the market such as tan removing wipes however these don't seem to have the power that St Tropez Remover does. It is to tan as Mr Muscle is to kitchens!
St topez tan remover is not the best! All it really is, is a quiet xpensive scrub!! Amazon do it fairy cheap £7/8 but boots and superdrug are more xpensive. It's in a bottel with a pump which can sometimes get clogged up with product ( take the pump out the bottel and rinse well under hot water) the product itself is a White liquid with ruff grain which is suppose to scrub fake tan errors away, I'm not sayin it doesn't work but you have to work hard at it and scrub for a while! Plus it's not soapy! Having used soapy body scrubs in the past that were cheaper and better I won't be buying st tropez tan remover again. St tropez do amazing fake tan but think they should really stick to what they no best! This product is over priced and unless have lots of time to scrub won't work very good either.
When you wear fake tan as much as I do a product like this is a necessity. Even though I have been using it for so long and so regularly I still have the occasional fake tan nightmare like orange knees, streaky feet or the dreaded tango palms so this is a product I use quite a bit and I obviously mean "St Tropez Self Tan Remover" which I got as part of a St Tropez gift set last Christmas and I have been using ever since. If you use fake tan from any brand whether it be St Tropez or not my opinion is that this is one product you should invest in because it can really correct any little mistakes that commonly happen.
Price: Around £12
For: Correcting self tan mistakes such as streaks, drip marks. can reduce "orange" tone & be used to clean hands after application.
I agree that £12 is quite expensive but in this case you do pay for quality but I only recommend it for people who use home tanning products a lot.
This product comes in a quite large pump dispenser bottle which is great in my opinion as it pumps out just enough each time making sure you dont waste any and the bottle lasts ages. Its also much more hygienic that way in my opinion. The "remover" itself is a dark blue gel which has the same consistency as hair gel - I was expecting a lotion but this is nothing like that. There is only one negative thing I have to say about this product and that is that is has a very chemical smell to it which is quite overpowering. I assume that just means the product is quite strong which it would have to be to remove tan and also the smell disappears after you've washed your skin so I cant complain to much I suppose.
This product is actually designed for use on your hands more so than anywhere else as it is meant to work best on that area but Ive used this all over my body places like feet, knees, elbows, FACE! and it has worked just as good everywhere so I think this could be used to correct ANY fake tan error wherever it is. To use this you simply apply a very small amount to the problem area and rub it in quite firmly and carry on doing so for about 10 seconds as that is usually all it takes to not totally remove the streaks so you have to start again but it helps them blend in more so you still have an all over tan. It doesn't feel harsh on your skin at all even though you have to rub quite hard and Ive never had red marks or anything when Ive used this so even though it must be quite strong its still gentle on your skin.
I do generally use this on my hands. When it comes to applying tan I always get the best results and coverage when I apply it with bare hands - gloves or a mitt just don't give me the same colour but that obviously means the dreaded tell-tale sign of fake tan application...tango palms. Fake tan even stains my nails and cuticles when I apply it bare so I need something really strong to remove it and Im happy to report this does, You kind of just use it like a hand wash to get any marks of your hands and it does remove all tan from your hands so you have no tell tale signs that your tan isnt real. Without the chemical smell this would be amazing and it sort of still it but I wish they would make a nicer scented version! Highly recommended if your a fake tan addict like me!
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Having had yet another self-tan streaking incident, I read these reviews and decided to give St Tropez Self Tan Remover a go. I must admit I was reluctant, as mine has been on for about 12 hours, I put it on before bed. I bought it in Boots and it cost me £12. How I wish I hadn't bothered. It did absolutely nothing to remove the streaks, and it smelt disgusting into the bargain. In the end I removed more with my normal exfoliator. All I can say is, if your self tan is more than the recommended 4 hours old, be very wary of spending this amount of money. For me it was a total waste.
After using gradual fake tans for years and having to put them on a good 3-4 times a week to get a decent colour, I thought I might give real fake tanning a go. I am very pale and I was worried about wearing a proper fake tan! I was worried it would be too dark or too patchy or streaky, but when I came across this, I decided to give fake tanning a go. I felt a bit more reassured purchasing this product just incase I went orange or patchy!
This wasn't cheap, I got it on amazon and I paid nearly £14 for it, but I saw it as a good investment if I was to start fake tanning all the time, as I hate wearing gloves and my hands would always go orange, I thought this was going to be a good buy as I would use it all the time. If you shop around on the internet you can get this a little bit cheaper. A 325ml bottle has lasted me about 9 months so far and still loads left.
I am so glad I bought this product, as when I first applied fake tan it did what I knew it would do! Made my hands a lot darker than the rest of me! So I applied this product to my hands and it did remove it straight away! I then just reapplied the fake tan to my hands to make it look more even.
This is a great product for every fake tanner to have! Even though I have been fake tanning for years I still end up not rubbing it in properly somewhere and this product is a life saver!
I have only used st tropez fake tans, so I don't know if this product would remove other brands of fake tan, but im sure it would.
This product is supposed to only work up to four hours after application, which I didn't read, so I have been using it to take off my tan a few days later and it does actually remove it, not just within the four hours after applying it. It is mainly meant for your hands I think, but it works all over your body and also days later.
This is a great product and I wouldn't be without it! Highly recommended and well worth the money!
I've written numerous reviews about fake tan products during my time here on DooYoo. In fact every time I buy a new product I convince myself that I'm actually doing it for the good of the DooYoo community and not because I'm slightly addicted to fake tan! Now I wear fake tan nearly all the time and think it's one of the beauty products I just couldn't live without. The only two downsides is that sometimes it can go a little orange and sometimes it can streak. Now if it goes orange there's generally not a lot you can do and up until recently even when it streaked I just had to grin and bare it; however I recently invested in St Tropez's Self Tan Remover which technically should be an end to all my streaky problems!
The Self Tan Remover comes in a clear plastic bottle with a black pump action lid, in fact it looks very much like your standard hand soap bottle. On the front is the brand name and logo along with the product name while the back contains some basic information regarding using the product and the ingredients. The product itself is a gel in terms of consistency, when you pump down on the dispenser you'll be rewarded with a small blob of gel which is similar to that of those anti-bacterial hand gels that seem to have become so popular over the past year. The gel itself is dark blue in colour which also gives the bottle a blue tinted appearance due to it being made from clear plastic. There's a strong pharmaceutical smell to it too.
To use the Self Tan Remover simply apply it directly to the area which you want to remove the fake tan from and rub it in. You'll notice it's a bit like nail varnish remover in that it instantly removes some of the fake tan although you will have to persist with your rubbing for about twenty seconds to fully remove it. After that I'd recommend washing the area to get rid of the quite sharp scent that seems to be left behind. It's actually advertised as being as product which you use solely on your hands (especially your palms) to remove those tell tale signs that you've been applying fake tan. However I've also used it on many other areas of my body to remove any patches or streaks that may occur due to uneven application.
Now the one catch with this product apparantly will only remove fake tan up to four hours after it's been applied. That's absolutely fine if you've got a fake tan that either shows up instantly or develops within four hours. However I've used it on numerous times to help get rid of fake tan when it's starting to come off and it's worked quite well really. Apart from that there isn't really any negative I can say about this at all, it does exactly what it promises it will do! I tend to use it to remove fake tan from my palms after applying it to the rest of my body but I also use it to remove streaks or fake tan from areas like my neck when it starts to wear off.
I've had my bottle of St Tropez's Self Tan Remover for about three months and have used about a tenth of it, I'd estimate that it will last me over a year and that's using it quite frequently. The good thing is that I don't need to use much at all. To remove the fake tan from my hands I use a single pump which dispenses a pea sized amount, a little really does go a long way. I received my bottle as a gift but I've managed to track it down on a few websites, I haven't actually seen this in any shops so you're probably best looking online. It seems to retail at around the £14.50 mark and that's for a standard 325ml bottle, you can buy it from places such as Amazon and HQ Hair. Now there's no excuse to have orange palms!
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Finally a fast and easy way to remove unsightly stains from your palms after applying self tan / Use St Tropez Self Tan Remover for perfect palms each time you tan then wipe of with Wipe Away Cleansing Wipes.