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How To Glow In Three Hours Or Less


Looking to flaunt a gorgeous golden glow as quickly as possible? Our St.Tropez Express tan range creates sunkissed glow in 3 hours or less! Keep reading to discover how to tan fast, for a goddess-worthy bronzed look.  

How to tan fast

Our St.Tropez express tan range is one of the fastest ways to self tanThe gel and mousse both create a gorgeous glow in as little as 1 hour.  

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About our St.Tropez express tan range

The St.Tropez Express Tanning Range includes vegan-friendly self tanners that make you look and feel confidentChoose from our 

  • St.Tropez Express Mousse: Our multi-award-winning mousse creates a streak-free, long-lasting tan. Apply, then rinse after 1 hour for a light tan, 2 hours for a sunkissed glow, and 3 hours for a dark bronze. 
  • St.Tropez Express Gel: Offering the same long-lasting results as our famous express mousse, this hydrating and translucent non-sticky tanning gel is formulated with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid to create naturallooking, streak-free tan that lasts up to 10 days and fades evenly. Simply choose when to rinse for a personalised glow. 

How to apply the St.Tropez Express Tan Range


The secret to a flawless-looking tan is clean, smooth skin. 

Massage our Body Exfoliator onto skin 24 hours prior to tanning to buff away drpatches and create a smooth canvas for your tan. Focus on dry areas such as the feet, ankles, elbows and knees.  


Next, apply an oil-free moisturiser 2 to 3 hours before tanning, focusing on dry areas such as the feet, ankles, hands and elbows.  

Apply and blend

To tan fast, apply and blend your chosen St.Tropez Express self tanner.

  • St.Tropez Express MoussePump onto Tanning Mitt, then sweep over the skin using circular motions to ensure an even application. 
  • St.Tropez Express Gel: Pump onto a Tanning Mitt then use slow sweeping motions to apply evenly onto the skin.

Rinse after 1 hour for a light tan, 2 hours for a sunkissed glow, and 3 hours for a dark bronze. Your tan will continue to develop over the next 8 hours. 

Maintain your tan

Exfoliating and moisturising regularly helps your tan to last longer. 

Moisturise every day with our Tan Enhancing Moisturiser to reduce tan break-up, and prolong your glow for up to 3 days. Then, exfoliate with our Tan Enhancing Body Polish for an even fade.

And that’s how to tan fast in 3 easy steps – perfect for achieving a golden bronze in under 3 hours. Explore our Express Self Tan Range on our website now. 

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