St.Tropez Gradual Tan 1 Minute Everyday Pre-Shower Mousse
Best for: Newbies, very gradual results, anyone who hates sticky lotions.
Downsides: Needs a few applications to really see results, could end up getting expensive.
The Results: If you hate waiting for your tan to develop or the stickiness of some gradual tanning lotions, St.Tropez Gradual Tan 1 Minute Everyday Pre-Shower Mousse ($35) is for you. Simply rub this shiny mousse over your skin, wait one minute, then shower as normal. It's definitely one of the easiest tanning products I've ever used, but I found that it took a while for the glow to show. After two days, I was still ghostly pale, and it wasn't until the third application that I saw a glimpse of golden tan. You can leave it on a little longer before rinsing to speed up the process, but to me that negates the point. However, for newbies or anyone who just wants a hint of colour, it's easy, smells lovely, and is totally foolproof. — GC