How To Tan | Self Tan Classic Mousse

Dec 1, 2021 | How To: Video Tutorials

Want to know how to tan for glowing results every time? Whether you’re a tanning expert or a tanning newbie, there’s no easier way to achieve a gorgeous tan than with the iconic St.Tropez Classic Mousse. Here’s how to apply our Classic St.Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse to ensure a streak-free, natural-looking golden glow every time.


About the Classic St.Tropez Mousse

The St.Tropez Classic Mousse was our first ever tanning mousse – and it has become our most iconic self tan! Creating a beautiful, natural-looking golden tan in as little as 4 hours, this multi-award-winning foam boasts a lightweight, non-sticky formula that adapts to your skin tone. Plus, it’s infused with hydrating Jojoba to prolong your tan for up to 10 days with even fade.


How to use St.Tropez Bronzing Mousse

St. Tropez classic mousse

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Learning how to tan with our classic tanning mousse couldn’t be easier. To achieve a flawless, streak-free bronze, all you need to do is: 

  • Exfoliate the skin the night before you tan using our Tan Enhancing Body Polish and Exfoliator. 
  • Moisturize dry areas (like the elbows, hands, ankles and knees) 2 to 3 hours before applying tanning mousse using our Tan Enhancing Body Moisturiser. 
  • Using a tanning mitt, apply your St.Tropez mousse to the skin. Start at your ankles and work your way upwards, using large circular strokes to ensure no missed patches. Finish by tanning your hands and feet. 
  • Allow the tan to work its magic for 4 to 8 hours.
  • Rinse off with warm water.
  • Admire your natural medium golden glow. 
  • Maintain your tan by moisturizing daily and help it to fade evenly by exfoliating every 3 days.  

Other products from the classic tan range

If you love the Classic St.Tropez Mousse, you may also like the other self tanners in this range.


Self Tan Classic Bronzing Lotion 

This bronzing lotion creates the same long-lasting tan as the classic tanning mousse, with the added bonus that its hydrating formula keeps skin moisturized for up to 24 hours. Simply apply using our Applicator Mitt, then rinse off after 4 to 8 hours to reveal your natural-looking medium golden glow. 

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


Self Tan Classic Mist 

Offering the same flawless coverage and medium golden tan as our classic St.Tropez 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, moisturized skin, then blend in using an Applicator Mitt. Rinse it off after 4 to 8 hours and admire your goddess-worthy tan.

You can trust us when we say that getting your glow on has never been so straightforward. Once you know how to apply St.Tropez mousse, why not master how to tan with our other formulas? You can explore the full Classic Tan Range on our website.


Video transcript


  • Classic St.Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, Our Most Iconic Tan
  • Moisturize dry areas
  • Apply the mousse with a mitt for a streak-free flawless finish
  • Wait for 4-8 hours
  • Rinse off with warm water
  • A natural medium golden glow
  • Long lasting 10 day tan
  • No self tan smell, streak-free and easy-to-apply, hydrating with an even fade
  • St.Tropez: You Set The Tone

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