St. Tropez's New Self-Tanning Face Serum is Basically Summer in a Bottle, So Lather Me Up
I should preface this by saying that I'm not a huge fan of fake tanning. I blame it on my commitment issues and love for white sheets. But when the OG self-tanning brand, St. Tropez, brings out a next-gen tanning formula disguised as a serum, well, one simply must try it.
Meet St.Tropez's new Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Face Serum ($35), the tanning/skincare hybrid that's about to become your Summer staple, trust me. Loaded with glow-boosting ingredients like Vitamin C and Vitamin D, Hyaluronic Acid and Peach Flower extract, this weightless, water-based formula is designed to be applied post-cleanse, pre-moisturiser in the AM to gradually give your face a sun-kissed glow.
At first, I was a little hesitant. On the rare occasion that I do apply fake tan, I usually avoid tanning my face. I live in fear that it'll clog my pores and make me break out. But after a quick read of the label, I realised that it's formulated with non-pore blocking ingredients and has been dermatologically tested and proved suitable for sensitive skin.
With that in mind, I applied it post-cleanse and let it sink into my skin before applying my go-to moisturiser. It drys almost instantly and doesn't feel greasy, or any tackier than my usual serums. My skin still felt like it could breathe and it didn't pill when I layered my creams on top.
From there, you can either continue with your normal makeup routine or, like me, go makeup-free (gotta love those WFH perks!). I've been using the serum every day this week, and I've noticed my skin has a healthy summer glow about it, sans sun damage. On my morning run this morning a friend even complimented how good my skin looked. So far, my skin hasn't broken out either, which is always a bonus.
Overall, I've decided to work this serum into my skin every second day to not only get that good glow but also give my skin a much-needed boost of Vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid. I don't want to build up too much colour, considering my body could end up being a different shade — and I'm yet to try the body mist version of this one (stay tuned for that).
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