Tuesday, 13 September 2011

St Moriz Lotion


As you will all know, I am a big fan of fake tan, and in particular, the brand St Moriz. I have tried countless fake tans, and always seem to come back to this brand. For years I have been religiously using the original St Moriz mousse - I absolutely adore the colour it gives, and how well it lasts, as well as how foolproof it is to apply. However, the only thing that stops me from absolutely being head over heels in love with the mousse, is that it is just AWFUL when it comes to patchiness. It fades very unevenly, leaves my skin crackly and, for want of a better word, scaly. It is also a nightmare to scrub off - so you are left with skin like this for a fair few days, maybe even a week, before the scaliness subsides.

When I heard St Moriz had FINALLY brought out a lotion version of the mousse, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. From my own experience with lotion fake tans, I have found them to be a lot less drying, and fade a lot more evenly, leaving no scaliness and nasty patches. The St Moriz lotion is no different. It is very dark on first application, and applies beautifully - I honestly have never had such ease applying a fake tan before, and whereas with the Xen Tan lotion I had nothing but problems applying, this lotion makes it effortless. I am the kind of person that can sometimes get in a bit of a stress applying fake tan - it doesn't go on properly, bunches up on my skin, or just will NOT rub in - this, however, is a dream to apply. It just sinks into my skin beautifully and makes it a pleasure to use. I'd say once the colour is washed off, it is pretty much the same shade as the mousse; a lovely, golden, natural-looking tan. I'd also say is lasts a day or two longer than the mousse, and the thing that I love so much about it is that it fades so well, leaves very little patchiness (and NO scales whatsoever) and scrubs off really easily (I'm no longer rubbing my skin red raw to get excess tan off -result). It is the same price as the original mousse (£2.99), but in my opinion is much, much better. The only thing I will say, is that I found the bottle doesn't perhaps last as long as the mousse, which is pretty much always the case with lotions. I don't mind though, as £2.99 really isn't much to pay for a gorgeous, flawless tan. Thumbs up for St Moriz lotion!

What is your favourite fake tan? Have you tried St Moriz's lotion?
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26 comments

  1. I just can't stand St Moriz, the colour doesn't work on my skin and goes streaky no matter how flawlessly applied. Im still not a fan, but its nice to have the option of a lotion I guess!

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  2. St Moritz is a life-saver! Better than any home tan I've used! Might try the lotion next :)

    http://lowri-thedeerhead.blogspot.com/

    x

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  3. I'm a huge fan of the St Moriz mousse, but I find the same problems - scaly skin after a few days! I'll definitely be trying the lotion version, and such a bargain at less than £3! Thanks for the review xxx

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  4. i'm so glad they finally have a lotion, i cant stand mousse tans! brilliant review :) xx

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  5. I love the St Moriz lotion and you just reminded me to stock up. I need to use up about 5 bottles of mousse first though :) lol xx

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  6. honestly i love the mousse £3 price tag but the harsh scrubbing can't be doing much good to your skin so im glad that the scaly skin issue isn't the same with this. will get a bottle when my lauren's way runs out :)

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  7. HUGE fan of st moriz its cheap and up there with the great tans!

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  8. Oh I need to get some lotion, I love the mousse but agree it can be drying and it does fade very patchy! x

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  9. Thanx for the great review! I really want to try a fake tan and this sounds great! Will pick this up next time I see it! :) xxx

    http://fbegumstar.blogspot.com

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  10. laughed reading this when you said it wouldnt rub in. i had the same problem.
    usually i use 3 pumps of the mouse so did the same with this. but used about 1000x too much and it was just sitting on my skin looking ridiculous
    but i used it over there weekend with just one pump per arm and it was great!

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  11. I have the same problem with the mousse fading, but I'll have to try the lotion out now then. Do you still have to use the mitt with the lotion??

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  12. Great review! I want to try the lotion now, I agree with you on the patchiness of the mousse version! x

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  13. Need to get my hands on this! x

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  14. I've tried a few of their products, I quite like it because it doesnt seem to have that stinky fake tan smell..!

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  15. I havnt tried this product, ive seen it in a few shops by me for like 2.99! bargain. The only thing that put me off buying it was that my friend said it turns green in the bottle after a while :/ im not sure if its just her haha!

    Joselin
    xxx

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  16. The lotion sounds fab! I'm definitely going to have to give it a go! I loved the colour the St Moriz mouse gave me but it definitely came off patchy! It also broke my face out in spots which was definitely annoying but I'll see if this is any different.

    Gem x
    www.twinklebug.com

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  17. I've never heard of this one before :) My favourite is by ModelCo - I LOVE it!

    Kisses, Melanie

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  18. Just got my package of St. Moriz Tanning Mousse and I'm slightly now annoyed I didn't buy the lotion as I've been using Palmer's Cocoa Butter Tanning Lotion and it's been a dream. Anyway, I'll be blogging about them soon if you'd like to read....

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  19. I've tried the mousse and they spray but not really got on with them but I might try the lotion =]

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  20. Love the st moriz range ,the lotion is my fav just wish it came in a bigger bottle!
    great post :)

    http://thatgirlisgina.blogspot.com/

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  21. Where can I buy this? Can't find it anywhere! X

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  22. Tescoo! £3.99 x

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  23. I have just bought the lotion and used it for the first time tonight! Am a bit nervous about trying new fake tans but from what you have said in your review it sounds quite good!
    Thanks
    xx

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  24. Thanks for the review! I have just ordered a bottle of this lotion, I hope it'll work well for me, because at the moment, I am super patchy because of the mousse, it's pretty hard for me to exfoliate and moisturize my back...
    but the mousse also looks great on me, natural looking :)

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  25. Just bought the mist, spreads evenly and without any hassle. Only problem is I can't take a shower for 8 hours after, as it All washes off completely

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  26. I am trying really hard to work with this. It nearly completely washes off after I have a shower. I've ever tried applying two coats, waiting at least 8 hours before a showed, but it STILL nearly completely disappears. I absolutely love the colour and how well this tanner applied and I am trying to love it but having huge issues with it washing off. Does anyone have any suggestions? Is this a 'Do not rub in' tanner? Help, girls!

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