At ICLS we are constantly telling you to wear your sunscreen, avoid prolonged periods of time in the sun and invest in a wide brimmed hat. Stay tuned on our YouTube channel to hear Dr. Sapra speak at the Melanoma Awareness Luncheon at Rattlesnake Point in Burlington on sun protection, and Fotofinder for prevention and early skin cancer detection.
Since we’re constantly standing on our anti-tan soapbox, you would assume we would tell everyone to stay as pale as possible. But I assure you, this is not the case! Although some of us are definitely on the Tilda Swinton end of the spectrum; many of us prefer that summer glow that you may think is only possible from hours in the sun. Well, dermatologist Dr. Sapra is here to save the day once again. Dr. Sapra and his team have spent months researching and conferring with fellow dermatologists about the self-tanning product that they considered to be the very best. We spent months sampling everything the self-tanning world had to offer. While some left us a little “oranger” than we would have hoped; we finally came out on the other side, like bronzed mermaid goddesses of the deep. Well maybe not exactly like that; but at least we are no longer dreading bikini season (they’re basically one in the same!)
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Luckily, the light at the end of the tunnel came in the form of St. Tropez self-tanner. According to SHAPE magazine; celebrities like Kim Kardashian claim to love its pleasant smell. We currently have 3 of their products in our tanning arsenal.
The first of these is the St. Tropez Gradual Tan plus Anti-Ageing Face Cream. As a multi-action moisturizer, it is formulated to maintain youthful skin while simultaneously creating a luminous, sun-kissed glow. It works to firm, plump, and visibly diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, while hydrating without blocking pores. As though this isn’t enough, the moisturizer is equipped with the innovative Aromaguard™ fragrance technology which eliminates the tell-tale self-tan aroma.
The second is St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse. It is a lightweight, easy-to-apply, velvety mousse that delivers an even, all-over tan. All you need to do is use the Applicator Mitt for a beautiful even tan. As though this wasn’t already a product after our own hearts; it is also infused with conditioning aloe vera, long-lasting color and the innovative Aromaguard™ fragrance technology that we’ve learnt to love so much. Our resident tan expert and registered nurse and injectable specialist Kelli has been using it for years and swears by its ability to accomplish a beautiful, golden color. No orange faces here!
The last of these products is the St. Tropez Tan Enhancing Body Polish. Once you’ve got the perfect tan you want to be able to maintain it for as long as possible. Preparation and maintenance are critical steps in achieving and prolonging the perfect sunless tan. Many scrubs contain ingredients that can degrade or break down your tan but this polish is specially formulated to work with your self tan. It contains spherical beads to exfoliate without scratching or damaging the skin, ensuring your color will be completely even and streak-free.
I think it is safe to say that we are all fans of these products and we can’t wait till it gets a bit warmer out so we can start justifying our golden glows!
Kate Moss Photo Shoot for St.Tropez