Finally, a formula that doesn't stink (or get on your clothes!).

By Maddy Zollo
May 11, 2018
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There are so many reasons why I love a good faux glow: It's safer than the sun, it's requires less than time than a real tan, and it's the perfect way to pretend I went on a fabulous beach vacation. However, self-tanner has two major downsides: It smells terrible and it can be total mess to apply. Seriously, I can't be the only one who somehow manages to get the bronze formula all over my hands, bathroom counter and the floor every single time I apply it. That's why I was so excited when I heard about St. Tropez's Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse and Face Mist.


Buy It: St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse, $42;
Buy It: St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist, $30;

These new, 100% naturally-derived products from the cult-fave brand are unlike anything they've launched before. First off, the mousse and mist are both absolutely clear — it looks like water, y'all! I'll admit it was a little harder than usual to see where I applied the mousse. However, knowing that I could get dressed right away without turning my clothes orange outweighed that minor downside.

The face mist, however, was quite possibly the easiest facial tanning product I've ever used. All it requires is a few spritzes after you wash your face. If you can handle applying a setting spray, you can handle this product like a pro. Plus, it was such a delicate misting, I wasn't worried about it going on unevenly like some other face formulations. It's also infused with antioxidant-rich hibiscus flower extract to protect against free radicals and refreshing green mandarin water.

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Another unique aspect is just how good it smells. Its tropical scent is much appreciated departure from the typical, chemical aroma that lingers on skin throughout the day. Instead this tanner makes you feel like you are lounging at an idyllic beach sipping a fruity cocktail, which is a daydream I can always get behind. Plus, you even get the golden glow to match!