A Guide To Tan Water

Jan 31, 2022 | Products

Beloved by glow-getters everywhere, tan water is the perfect hybrid between self tanning and skincare. Clear, ultra-lightweight and packed with a nourishing blend of Hyaluronic Acid and natural tanning actives, adding a tanning water to your routine will leave your complexion looking and feeling healthier and more radiant. Whether you prefer a refreshing mist or a soothing serum, our St.Tropez tanning water products never fail to delight both skincare obsessives and tanning pros.


Why use tan water?

A fairly recent phenomenon in the tanning world, tan water allows you to flaunt a natural-looking glow while treating your skin to a little TLC. Often enriched with nourishing skincare ingredients, like Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and D boosters and Hibiscus Extract, tanning water products are well-loved for their hydrating properties. All of our St.Tropez tanning waters are 100% clean, vegan friendly and use natural tanning actives, making them the perfect glow-boosting option for those with sensitive skin. 

As self tan water products boast clear, no-rinse and no-transfer formulas, they’re ideal for glow-getters who are short of time or simply don’t want to worry about when to rinse.  

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How to use tanning water

Forget your days of rinsing self tanner in the shower! With a tan water, you just need to apply and glow to achieve your desired sunkissed look. Whether using a gel, mist, serum, or mousse format, our tanning waters’ transparent formulas mean that they can be applied at any time of day, with no need to worry about guide color transferring onto fresh white sheets or clothing. 


Step 1: Prep

Whether tanning your body or your face, create a smooth base by exfoliating and keeping skin moisturized. Add our Tan Enhancing Body Polish And Exfoliator and Moisturizer to your body care routine to ensure that your skin is always glow-ready. 


Step 2: Choose your tan water

Perhaps the hardest part of tanning water application, it’s time to choose your favorite St.Tropez tanning water.


For the face: serum vs mist

If tanning your face, choose our Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist or Purity Vitamins Serum. Our serum can be added to your existing routine, applied mixed into your favorite moisturizer or applied on its own. Perfect for applying under or over make up, our face mist is the easiest way to tan your face. Simply spritz and glow!

Top tip: Use our Purity Face Mist to tan your hands and feet!

For the body: mist vs gel

For the body, opt for our skincare-infused Purity Vitamins Body Mist or our Purity Bronzing Water Gel for 72 hours of hydration. 


Step 3: Apply

Whether using our Purity Mist or Serum, our face tan waters can be applied under or instead of makeup. While our Purity Bronzing Water Gel should be applied like any tanning mousse (in sweeping circular motions using a Mitt), our Purity Vitamins Body Mist is designed to be spritzed directly onto the body and then buffed in with our Luxe Tanning Mitt for a flawless finish. 


Step 4: Glow! 

With no need to rinse, after 4-8 hours of development time you’ll be flaunting a beautiful sunkissed glow.

Our favorite tan water mists, serums and gels

Whether you prefer a handy tanning water mist, serum or silky gel formula, we’ve got all glow-getting needs covered with our collection of tan water infused products for both face and body. 

  1. Our vitamin-rich tan water body mist

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    Our vitamin-rich tan water body mist

    Easy to use and with 95% natural ingredients, our Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Body Mist is infused with Hyaluronic Acid, Green Mandarin Water and Vitamins C and D to deliver a supercharged medium golden tan. Lightweight, no-rinse and suitable for sensitive skin, tanning has never been easier. 

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  2. A quick-absorbing gel-to-water tan for the body

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    A quick-absorbing gel-to-water tan for the body

    In just 3 hours, the Purity Bronzing Water Gel begins to develop into a gorgeous medium tan. Refreshing, non-sticky and quickly absorbed, this self tanning water leaves a light sheen to help guide application. Skin is left feeling wonderfully hydrated and with a streak-free glow. 

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  3. Our face tan water mist

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    Our face tan water mist

    A blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Green Mandarin Water and Hibiscus extract leaves skin feeling hydrated, revived and refreshed. Our Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist can be spritzed under, over or instead of makeup, leaving you with a subtle sunkissed glow. 

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  4. The best tanning water face serum

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    The best tanning water face serum

    Perfect for skincare lovers, the Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Face Serum can be applied directly onto the face or mixed into your favorite moisturizer or SPF. A formula enriched with Hyaluronic Acid, Peach Flower Extract, Green Mandarin Water, and Vitamin C and D boosters leaves skin feeling nourished and with a beautiful medium tan.

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