Monday 30 May 2011

St Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mousse - Review

I rarely sit out in the sun (I neither have the time or the inclination) but if I am getting my legs out on display, like most people in the Summer, I like to have a hint of colour.

I was recently sent a bottle of St Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mousse for review.

It has to be said I am not a tan queen so I tend to use tanning moisturisers but I think I may now switch to actual tanners as the results of this were so good...

The claims

Instant Bronzing
Longer Lasting
Fast Drying
No Streaks

The results

As directed I exfoliated first and then moisturised the dry bits of my skin - ie my knees, ankles etc

The mousse dispenses out of a pump action bottle, a scary (messy) dark brown runny froth. I think this is best applied with gloves or a mitt. Application by hands are best avoided unless you want orangey pink palms ( I know, I tried!)

You have to work quickly as it dries fast, I applied it with my hands and rubbed it into my skin. I found the scent quite fresh but only when I smelt the bottle. I couldn't detect any visible smell when applied or after it had dried. I even asked my husband to confirm for me.

As it is instant you can see exactly where you have applied it, which I liked. The instruction on the bottle advises to wait 4-6 hours for the tan to develop before showering off...

I am going to admit that I didn't shower it off.

Next day I woke up with a lovely natural golden colour (perfect for my yellow toned skin) and happily it was streak free which was fabulous for a tan novice like me. I can see a clear difference between my stomach area (milky white) and my newly golden legs. In fact my legs now match my arms that have seen the sun.

I did end up with slighter darker knees but I put that down to me perhaps not being thorough enough with my moisturising.

All in all this is a great product, I found it foolproof and for the price I would definitely purchase this!

I tried St Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mousse (original) RRP £4.99 for 200ml


  1. Michelle Simas30 May 2011 at 21:28

    What a great price! I've been looking for a fake tan. Have looked at TOWIE Laurens one but its alot more expensive than this so will try this first!

  2. I remember when this used to be £2.99!! Obviously hiked up due to demand, but it really is very good, even for a fiver! :D xx

  3. I can exclusively reveal that St Moriz is a firm favourite with cabin crew, all the girls and some of the boys I worked with always had a St Moriz tan. Jude x @jadlgw

  4. you know, I've got this in my drawer (well somewhere in my house) I must find it and try to pluck the courage to try it! everyone is raving about it xx

  5. I am also new to fake tan, tried a few times during the last few weeks, but did a total mess on Saturday! St Moriz is the next on my list to try, especially as it is so cheap, it wont break my pocket if I dont like it!

    Thanks for the review!

  6. St Moriz is great! Ive used it for many years now and it always leaves me with a streak-free tan as you descrbied. I personally prefer it over St Tropez and is a lot cheaper!

  7. Really great review! Good detail xx

  8. have to say i used it last summer and its so easy to put on and it looks fab be gettin it again for this summer

  9. St Moriz is amazing! £2.50 of my local market!

  10. HI there
    Im always looking for fake tan ideas ive had so many disasters so will try this. thanks

  11. Great review. I always avoided buying this in the past because I couldn't believe it could be any good for such a cheap price but I eventually bought some in a pre-party tan panic i bought a bottle and absolutely loved it. I've tried nearly every tan going St Tropez, Fake Bake the lot and this is just as good (if not better) and for a fraction of the price. If you do get it on your palms Model Co Tan Remover is amazing.


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