Tuesday, June 28, 2011

St. Moriz Mousse: My First Tanning Product... Ever!

I really cannot even provide any rationale whatsoever why I purchased this.  I have never had any inclination to be tan.  But I heard all the raves about it, curiosity won over, and I kind of jumped in feet first.... literally!

It's a tanning mousse, pretty simple and straighforward there.  I used a tanning mitt to apply.  Oh, also, I did purchase the "dark" version because parts of my body are already tan so I didn't see the point of getting the original, and I intended for my lighter parts to match my tanner parts, if that makes any sense. 

I have never used a tanning product, ever.  However, I do get naturally tanned very quickly.  That is, if I drive all day with my arm out the window, I will see the beginning of a tan the next day.  I used to live near the beach, and I would do everything I could to not tan, yet I was always considerably tanner than I hoped, even after a short while. 

Anyway, enough about that.  Here are the results:

As you can see, the untanned leg is quite pale.  I only applied on my legs, because I just wasn't sure about the whole thing.  But for a comparison, these are my arms:

I did finish applying to both legs, and I must say, this whole thing was not a good experience for me.  I felt traumatized by losing my paleness for some reason.  The first day, I tried as hard as I could to scrub the tan off in the shower, but it fought back, although it was much lighter. 

Once the tan was in place though, I really liked the colour and how it matched my 'real' tan, although it was hard to get used to tanned legs! 

Two days later, I had a change of heart and applied the product again, trying to have an open mind and also, wanting to verify that yes, it does work very well. 

Although I have not reapplied the product and have no intentions of, I will say as a product, it is very effective.  I did not experience any streaking, although I did have to be cautious around my tattoos, which is to be expected.  I applied it from my upper thighs all the way to my feet, and I thought it applied evenly and it was fairly easy to do.  The foam was airy and light, and it didn't drip. 

I used this at night, and one drawback I can say is that it had a lingering slightly unpleasant scent, but based on other sources, I think this may be the case with a lot of self tanning products. 

Overall, I say if self-tanning is your thing, this is for sure a good product.  Not orange, inexpensive, and easy to use.  I got it from Amazon for around $11.  The bottle is also huge- 200 ml, so quite a bit of product that should provide many uses.  


  1. So jealous that you tan so quick! I think it's great that this mousse doesn't make you orange. Yeah there is a fake tan smell after it's developed but it isn't as strong as most so I'm grateful for that! Haha, great post

  2. Great post! I've heard good things about this tanner but never tried it. I've always used Jergens Natural Glow Tanner which I love! But yse, all self tanners have that smell but it should fade shortly after.