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How To Tan | Self Tan Extra Dark Mousse

st. tropez extra dark mousse

To build a deep, dark tan, you can’t beat the St.Tropez Extra Dark Mousse. Apply it once and you’ll look like you’ve just come back from two weeks’ holiday in the sun. Here’s how to apply it to get long-lasting, flawless results. 

About the St.Tropez Extra Dark Mousse 

Looking to achieve your deepest, darkest fake tan yet? This extra dark tanning mousse is for you! Boasting a lightweight and hydrating formula, it allows you to personalize the depth of your dark tan by simply choosing when to rinse off. Shower after 4 hours for our iconic dark tan, or after 8 hours for an extra dark tan. 

How to apply the St.Tropez Extra Dark Mousse

St Tropez Extra Dark Mousse

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To achieve your deepest, darkest tan that lasts up to 10 days, simply: 

  • 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 you tan using our Tan Enhancing Body Moisturiser 
  • Using a tanning mitt, apply the mousse to the skin. Start at your ankles and work your way upwards. Use large circular strokes to ensure no missed patches. Finish by tanning your hands and feet. 
  • Rinse off with warm water after 1 hour for a light tan, 2 hours for a medium golden bronze, or 3 hours for a deep, dark tan.  
  • Maintain your tan by moisturizing daily and help it to fade evenly by exfoliating every 3 days. 

Products similar to St.Tropez extra dark mousse 

Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse 

This dark tanning mousse develops into an intense deep bronzed tan tailored to your individual skin tone in just 4 to 8 hours. Its non-sticky, quick-drying formula is infused with natural tanning actives that hydrate your skin and create a long-lasting, even-looking tan that fades evenly.  

We recommend this mousse if you’re looking for an intense yet natural color, equivalent to two weeks’ holiday in the sun. 

Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mist 

This easy-to-apply tanning mist is the ultimate way to achieve a streak-free, flawless tan. Its lightweight formula allows you to reach hard to reach areas effortlessly. Simply spritz onto the skin, then blend in with an Applicator Mitt and admire your dark tan.  

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Video transcript


  • When dark isn’t dark enough
  • Apply using a mitt
  • Shower after 4 hours for a dark tan or 8 hours for an extra dark tan
  • Before / 4 hours / 8 hours – expected results [Before and after displayed]
  • 94% agree it was the most natural, darkest tan they had ever tried
  • Self Tan Extra Dark Bronzing Mousse
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