How To Tan | St.Tropez Express Mousse

Mar 22, 2020 | How To: Video Tutorials

Looking to achieve a streak-free, natural-looking tan in as little as one hour? Then the St.Tropez Express Mousse is for you! Here’s how to apply it to ensure a gorgeous golden tan that suits your skin tone.  

About the St.Tropez Express Mousse 

Our most advanced, multi-award-winning self tanner, the St.Tropez Express Mousse allows you to personalise your glow and achieve a goddess-worthy bronze in 3 hours or less. 

To control the depth of your tan, all you need to do is apply it onto the skin, then wait just 1 hour before showering for a light tan, 2 hours for a medium golden tan, or leave on for up to 3 hours for a deep, dark tan to suit your skin tone. It’s the quickest way to flaunt a holiday-worthy bronzed look! 


How to apply the St.Tropez Express Mousse 

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To achieve a flawless, streak-free bronze in as little as one hour, all you need to do is:

  • Exfoliate the skin the night before you tan using our Tan Enhancing Body Polish and Exfoliator.
  • Moisturise dry areas (like the elbows, hands, ankles and knees) 2 to 3 hours before you tan using our Tan Enhancing Body Moisturiser. 
  • Using a tanning mitt, apply the mousse to the skin. Start at your ankles and work your way upwards. Use large circular strokes to ensure no missed patches. Finish by tanning your hands and feet.
  • Rinse off with warm water after 1 hour for a light tan, 2 hours for a medium golden bronze, or 3 hours for a deep, dark tan. 
  • Maintain your tan by moisturising daily and help it to fade evenly by exfoliating every 3 days. 


Other products from the express range

If you love the St.Tropez Express Mousse, you may also like the other self tanners in this range. These include: 

Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Gel 

Just like the Express Mousse, this bronzing gel allows you to personalise your tan by choosing when to rinse it off. Better yet, it boasts a lightweight, non-sticky gel formula that is infused with Hyaluronic Acid and keeps skin hydrated for up to 72 hours. Simply apply using our Applicator Mitt, then rinse off after 1, 2 or 3 hours to achieve your desired glow. 

Top Tip: This gel works best on dry skin, or for those looking for a deeper, longer-lasting bronze. 


Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mist 

Offering the same flawless coverage and medium golden tan as the express mousse but in an easy-to-use aerosol, this mist is perfect for first time tanners. It allows you to reach hard-to-reach areas effortlessly, and can also be applied to fix tanning mistakes and patchiness. Simply apply directly onto clean, moisturised skin, then blend in using an Applicator Mitt. Rinse it off after 1, 2 or 3 hours to achieve your desired glow. 


You can explore the full Express Self Tan Range on our website. 

Video transcript


  • Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse: The 1 Hour Tan
  • Moisturise dry areas
  • Apply the mousse with a mitt for a streak-free flawless finish
  • Wait 1, 2 or 3 hours for your desired depth of glow: 1 hour light glow, 2 hours medium tan, 3 hours deep tan
  • Rinse off with warm water
  • Just 2 hours for a medium golden glow
  • Control your depth of tan
  • No self tan smell, streak-free and easy-to-apply, ultra hydrating with an even fade
  • St.Tropez: You Set The Tone

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