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St. Tropez Tan Tonic Glow Drops Review

If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’re on the hunt for the perfect self-tanner, right? Whether you’re a self-tanning pro or a newbie, St. Tropez Tan Tonic Glow Drops are about to become your new best friend. Keep reading to learn more about why I’m obsessed with this stuff and why you will be too!


  • Delivers a natural, gradual tan over time
  • Pleasant, clean scent when applying
  • Absorbs well into the skin without noticeable streaks
  • Provides a beautiful sun-kissed glow that looks natural


  • Fragrance can turn unpleasant after several hours
  • May transfer onto clothing and sheets if not allowed adequate time to dry
  • May not achieve a deep, instant tan for those seeking a dramatic effect

Manufacturer Claims:

  • Customize your glow; the more drops you apply, the deeper the glow
  • Light tan (2 drops), medium golden tan (4 drops), deep bronze (6 drops)
  • NO rinse, NO streaks, NO transfer
  • Dermatologically approved, non comedogenic & suitable for sensitive skin
  • 97% Natural ingredients, 100% vegan-friendly and cruelty free
  • Suitable for all skin tones
  • Infused with niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, echinacea, Vitamins C & E for plumping, smoothing, hydrating and protecting skin
  • Boost collagen, reduce redness and give a natural sun kissed glow
  • Apply directly to skin or blend with moisturizer/serum for ultra glow
  • Fully customizable for your skin tone and needs
  • Ideal for face and body, instant radiant glow suitable for anyone
  • 100% natural tanning active for natural results over deepest tan
  • 4 days of even, streak-free coverage and hydrated glow when properly applied and allowed to fade
  • Easy, customizable application and natural end result over deepest tan
  • Moderately budget-friendly solution for customized, natural-looking medium tan

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What We Think:

St. Tropez Tan Tonic Glow Drops delivers a natural, gradual tan that develops over several days of use. By mixing just a few drops with moisturizer and applying to skin, a subtle glow emerges that looks like a day at the beach. While the fragrance is pleasant at first, it can turn stale and sour quickly, especially when sleeping. The color also tends to rub off on clothes and sheets before fully setting in, requiring adjustments to routines.

However, for those tired of orange, unnatural tans and wanting a sun-drenched look overtime, this self-tanner can work with care and patience. Though deeper color and instant results are lacking, a moderate tan emerges if given adequate time. If applied properly and allowed to fade gradually, it can produce an even, streak-free tan for up to 4 days for some.

On the positive side, this product delivers a natural tan, has a clean fragrance upon application and absorbs well into skin. But negative aspects to weigh include potential transfer, off-putting smells developing and superficial depth of color for dramatic tan seekers. For users wanting a subtle, realistic glow, this self-tanner could please if expectations are moderate. But instant results or deep color will require a different product.

In summary, this self-tanning product provides a natural-looking tan build-up over multiple days of use for those wanting a more subtle glow. However, potential downsides around smell, transfer and depth of color mean it may not suit all users, especially those wanting an instant, deeper tan. With some patience and the right expectations, this product can deliver a realistic sunless tan for some. But other options would likely be better for a dramatic, instant tan.


St. Tropez Tan Tonic Glow Drops is formulated with various ingredients such as humectants, emulsifiers, antioxidants, thickeners, stabilizers, and preservatives. It also includes dihydroxyacetone, which produces the tan color, and Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower/Helichrysum Italicum Extract and Echinacea Purpurea Extract that provides antioxidants and soothes skin. Hyaluronic acid and sodium hyaluronate maintain skin hydration and cushion skin, while niacinamide improves skin hydration, soothes redness and strengthens the skin barrier. The product also contains fragrances in small amounts to enhance product smell. Citric acid helps maintain product pH and prevent bacterial growth.

Ingredients like vitamin E acetate, grapefruit extract, aloe vera extract, calendula oil and licorice root extract offer antioxidant protection. They help prevent damage from the tanning process while providing skin nourishment. Hydrolyzed soybean fiber and panthenol also hydrate and soften skin for a supple glow.

Some people may be allergic to specific ingredients, such as fragrances or certain types of oils. It is recommended to always do a patch test before using any new product, especially if you have sensitive skin or have had allergic reactions in the past.

Full List: Aqua (Water/ Eau), Dihydroxyacetone, Glycerin, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower/Helichrysum Italicum Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Niacinamide, Tocopherol, Malpighia Glabra (Acerola) Fruit Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Metabisulfite, Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool, Caramel, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Geraniol, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone.**

** For informational purposes only. We cannot guarantee that it is up-to-date or free of errors. For an accurate list of ingredients, please refer to the product’s original packaging.