Dihydroxyacetone (tanning agent); dimethyl isosorbide (helps tanning agent penetrate and disperse)
HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS/SMELLS:
This mousse gives a bronzy-brown coloration. It has a light-weight floral scent and, due to St. Tropez’s odor-eating method, does not stink as the colour develops.
WHY WE LIKE IT:
Each beauty chemists and our editors flip out for this progressive self-tanner as a result of it permits you to select how tan you wish to be—and does not maintain you hostage for eight lengthy, sticky hours. Here is the way it works: A skinny solvent within the method penetrates the dermis in a short time, giving the tanning ingredient (DHA) a piggyback experience into the pores and skin so it may possibly get proper to work. (That is what allows you to bathe so quickly after making use of.) The solvent additionally protects the DHA from breaking down, so extra of it will get absorbed, and helps it disperse as evenly as potential. What this implies is that no matter depth of tan you select, the outcomes are constant and precisely what you ordered. “What’s actually spectacular about this know-how is that they have been capable of present that each time you wash it off after an hour, you will get a light-weight, even tan, and so forth for the remainder of the shades,” says beauty chemist Jim Hammer, who doesn’t work for St. Tropez. “From a chemistry perspective, this form of consistency is an actual achievement. And for individuals at residence, with the ability to decide three shades from the one bottle? That is a primary.” One caveat: It could go away your palms with a slight greenish tint for those who do not wash actually completely afterward; as a precaution, we apply it with the mitt St. Tropez makes.
Better of Magnificence 2016, 2015, and 2014; Breakthrough 2014
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