St. Tropez Wash Off Instant Glow Mousse

What is it: This ultra-lightweight, velvety mousse delivers an exceptionally smooth, instant, golden glow.

Who is it for: For the woman on the move!

Why is it different: Mousse is non-transferable so you can tan and go. It is also free from DHA.

How do I use it: Smooth on to apply and simply wash off with soap and water to remove.

From St. Tropez.

  • Net weight 4 oz
  • Made in United Kingdom

St.  Tropez 
St.  Tropez  Wash  Off  Instant  Glow  Body  Mousse  4oz  (A205789) 
Ingredients:  Water  (Aqua)  Butylene  Glycol Caramel Glycerin Cocamidopropyl  Betaine Panthenol
PEG 40  Hydrogenated  Castor  Oil Parfum Hydroxyethylcellulose Sodium  Chloride Sodium  Hydroxide
Magnesium  Nitrate Benzyl  Alcohol Magnesium  Chloride Methylchloroisothiazolinone
Mehtylisothiazolinone Coumarin Eugenol Geraniol Hexyl  Cinnamal Limonene Linalool Alpha
Isomethyl  Ionone CI  15985  (Yellow  6) CI  16035  (Red  40) CI  42090  (Blue  1). 
Information  Provided  by  St.  Tropez.   
Application Tips

Application Tips

Before You Tan

Exfoliate your skin with an oil-free exfoliator prior to tanning. Remember, your skin is the canvas for your bronze glow! The better the condition of your skin, the better your St. Tropez glow.

Shaving is fine to do beforehand. For best results, waxing should be completed 24 hours prior to tanning. Waxing or depilatory creams will remove your St. Tropez glow, so use them prior to tanning.

It's very important to moisturize before tanning! Pay special attention to elbows, knees, hands, the back of your wrists, feet, the back of your heels, and any dry-skin areas prior to tanning. For best tanning results, use an oil-free moisturizer. If you have any hyperpigmentation (dark patches), they should also be moisturized beforehand to give you an even glow. We don't recommend moisturizing your entire body because it'll give you a lighter finish. The St. Tropez tan will moisturize your skin when you apply it.

For a Long-Lasting Tan

To create the longest-lasting glow, we highly recommend tanning in the evening and sleeping with your fresh application on. Try to wait eight hours before washing. During your first wash, you may think the glow is disappearing, but it's just the instant color guide coming off. It's more effective to wash with warm water first because hot water temperatures can dilute your initial color.

Application Tips

St. Tropez is very advanced. If you apply the tan unevenly, you'll still have an even glow if you allow the color to develop for eight hours and then take a shower. Your skin can only absorb a certain amount of product, so as long as your skin is covered, you can't go wrong!

If you wish to build your tan, simply apply more product the next day. If you find you love your skin with a double application of our Self-Tan Bronzing Mousse (A94289), we recommend that you switch to our Self-Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse (A232761). Either way, our intelligent tan technology will give you the color that suits your own personal pigmentation and body chemistry.

Applicator Mitt

The applicator mitt will ensure that your palms stay clean and create a streak-free, professional finish. Simply put a few pumps of product onto the applicator mitt and smooth it over your skin.

To clean your applicator mitts, simply wash them in the sink with water and allow them to air dry between applications.

For Hands and Feet

Hands and feet are self-tan trouble areas. The skin is different in these areas and the tan will go a lot deeper if you're not careful. To start, add moisturizer in between your fingers and toes and cover your cuticles. Don't forget to apply moisturizer to the back of your heel crease and on top of any calluses or severe dry skin to guarantee a true, natural-looking finish.

Apply the tan to your hands and feet with your applicator mitt (using the excess product from your body application) or use a very small pea-sized amount of tan. Blend downwards to your fingers and toes and in between them so you don't get a striped look. Avoid getting tan on your nails or cuticles.

For Your Face

If you have bleached, gray, or porous hair, we recommend that you apply a light layer of moisturizer to your hairline to prevent any staining. If you have fair eyebrows, wipe them with a cotton swab after application.

If your skin is on the dryer side, apply your normal moisturizer to your face and wait a few minutes before applying your tan. The St. Tropez tan should be incorporated into your normal facial skin-care routine as the last product you apply. If you have normal or oily skin, you can apply the tan directly onto your cleansed and dried face if desired.

Self-tanning your face will instantly make you appear younger looking, fresher, and glowing. A St. Tropez tan will help conceal imperfections! It also gives you a makeup-optional finish!

Remember to moisturize your skin daily. It'll make your glow last longer. Exfoliate every few days between applications to prevent any product buildup so your tan always remains even and flawless.

If you're going to the beach or pool, apply your tan the day or evening before and wash the initial instant color guide off in the shower at least eight hours after application. Apply your sunscreen and wear your own natural-looking glow with pride!

For Contouring

Everyone looks better with a glow. You instantly feel more confident with glowing skin.

Shaping in muscle definition and sculpting a slimmer look is easy! Apply one coat of the regular St. Tropez color for an overall base. After you shower the next day, start sculpting. Apply a second coat of tan along your shins, starting just under your knee and stopping at the center of your foot. Sculpt a small amount of product around your calf muscle and then sweep the product down your inner thigh and along your outer thigh. The darker color along the sides of your thigh will make it appear slimmer!

Next, smooth the tan along the sides of your stomach. You'll love this look!

Work the tan along your shoulder blades and the front of your arms, sculpting a question-mark shape around the bicep. Flex your muscle and smooth the tan underneath your bicep.

You can work the tan underneath your jawline to chisel your face. To etch in some serious cheek bones, apply the tan with your bare fingers. Use a small amount of product and blend it just under the cheekbone. Wash your hands after application.

Information provided by St. Tropez.

About the Brand

About St. Tropez

St. Tropez is a self-tan brand that helps you achieve a natural-looking, bronzed glow, so you can look and feel your radiant best all year round. For over a decade, their world-famous skin-finishing products have been the choice of celebrities, fashion designers, and beauty editors. St. Tropez products are expertly designed to be easy to apply and reliable. From the weekly tanner who wants a consistent, bronzed glow to the special-occasion tanner, St. Tropez has an extensive range of innovative, professional-quality products that enhance all skin tones. Discover why celebrities around the world trust St. Tropez for their glamorous tans.

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St. Tropez Wash Off Instant Glow Mousse 4.2 5 10 10
I love it. I bought this because sometimes you want to have some instant color without waiting for the color to develop. I went to a wedding this weekend and I wore a sleeveless dress. I used it on my arms and chest. I loved the nice color it gave me. The color also stayed on all night. 01-21-13
Love it! The best bronzer I have ever used. No dark streaks and it feels great. The other products I have used feel clammy, like you want to wash it off. But this does not bother me. I love. 05-05-12
I Just Love This Stuff I am so glad that I decided to try this instant tanning mousse. I'm very fair skinned and allergic to the active ingredient (dihydroxyacetone) in regular self tanners. I had previously tried the gel version of this product and thought that it was just OK, but the mousse version is fantastic! It's easy to apply and dries very quickly giving believable, natural color. I think that even if I could use regular self tanners, I would still choose this product because of the flexiblity and it's not messy at all. Just be sure and wash your hands with warm, soapy water and a hand/nail brush and it will come right off. I did both legs and was washed up in about 5 minutes and by then the product was dry and I could get dressed. No splotchiness, just even color and a light, pleasant scent. Will definitely have this on hand for the summer and vacation. May have to try the face version next! 04-05-12
I Love, Love, Love this stuff. I had been looking at this for some time, Just wondering if it really worked, I have use a LOT of self tanners that did not work. They would look good the first day but the next,horrible. I was about to give up self tanners, but didn't want to look snow white. So I decided to try this and I am glad I did. I got this a couple days ago, try it on one leg. I got it in the evening. Wore it to bed and the next morning none had rub off I was amazed. And best thing is it looks the same all day and can wash it off and start all over again. With self tanners if you make a mistake you have to live with it or try rubbing it off. I am so glad I tried this. And I am going to buy the one for the face. Happy camper!!!! 07-22-11
not worth it i thought this would be nice for those days my tan is fading and in between self tanner applications, WRONG-- it goes on nice and the color is really nice, BUT, it doesnt stay on your skin, and i let it dry for quite some time, sat down to have lunch, got up and where i was sitting, the tan had rubbed off!! does not last at all, i guess if you are not going to be doing absolutely anything, its fine...other wise you are better of with a regular self tanner once or twice a week. 06-04-11
My favorite way to tan! I love St. Tropez Everyday Mousse for a lasting tan, but I have gotten a little lazy about tanning and as a stay home mom, I don't go out every day, so I am gravitating more and more often towards the Instant Glow because it is fast and I can do it at the last minute. You don't need to apply with gloves. Just apply with bare hands and then wash your hands with toothpaste to remove the tan from your palms. Sounds weird, but it works. No self-tanner smell. This doesn't transfer onto clothing or bedding. It will come off with water so don't get splashed when you are wearing it. The person that said that green stuff was coming out of theirs either didn't shake it up before use or got an old bottle. Nothing green about mine. 05-21-11
Do not buy this product Horrible green foam that eminates from the bottle when you dispense the product. Product does not give you any color at all when applied. Product is a green tinted and is applied on the skin in a greasy format. 03-08-11
Best wash off bronzer I've tried a slew of sunless tanners and gave up on ALL of them because of the smell...found many though that turned out streak free and really realistic with olive undrtones so I didn't look orange...but still,the smell of DHA!!!I tried St,Tropez products recently and NO smell of DHA at all...this product is what I use as an enhancement on days I don't use their sunless tanning lotion...it's not a sunless tanner and yuck,I wouldn't use a sunless tanner daily because it would be waaay 2 dark...this lets the already developed sunless tan more evened out and not all sparkley like what I've experienced from a product think a previous gal said,( Lorac Tantalizer award show glow I think she may have been referring to).This is far better and realistic and compliments the already realistic beautiful non smelling tanner that St.Tropez offers! 05-19-10
Pretty cool stuff I am fair skinned with pink undertones (I wear BE in fairly medium if that helps) and self tanners usually end up looking odd on me. So, I bought this to see how it would work. One application gives me a nice warm glow that isn't orange and it disappears into the skin quickly. I have had it on for about 8 hours and it is still there and looks the same as it did when I applied it. I am going to stick to this stuff and give up on self tanners! 04-22-10
LOVE LOVE LOVE! I just received this product and I am already hooked! I was looking for an alternative to a streaky fake tan and this is it. I tried another product that was similar to this in that it washed off but had wayyyy tooo much sparkle in it for everyday wear. I am sooo happy to have discovered this product! 04-01-10
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