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07th Jul 2018

Beauty bargain: This €5 fake tan beats every other tan I’ve tried

A brilliant dupe for St Tropez.

Trine Jensen-Burke

Yes, we know we are in the middle of en epic heatwave.

But as we are all about the SPF 50 and protecting our skin from sun damage, fake tan it is – even in summer.

But guys, have you bought a bottle of fake tan lately? It is expensive. I have been a longstanding fan of St. Tropez’ tanning mousse and have always passionately argued that it delivers the perfect natural-looking hue, is relatively fool-proof and doesn’t make you look streaky or comes off in flakes – all in all, a great buy as far as fake tan is concerned.

But it also cost a pretty penny. Which is why I started searching for alternatives a while back and came across this article online about this budget-version knock-off of everyone’s favourite tan – and guys; it actually works!

I give you Boots’ bargain (look on the bottom shelf) tan: The St Moriz Professional Tanning Lotion (medium). At just €4.33 is cost just a fraction of the same-sized bottle of St Tropez, yet delivers results that are just as great – if not better.

I’m not even kidding – and urge you to try it for yourselves.

The formula feels light and is easy to apply. It didn’t streak in the slightest and left my skin feeling super-soft, unlike many other tanning products that can make my skin feel pretty dry and irritated. It also didn’t smell too fake-tan-y.

Also, the foam its self is a gorgeous chocolatey red brown colour, which not only gives you an instant brown glow, it also makes it easy to see which areas you have covered and where you have yet to apply it.

And if all this doesn’t impress you, I also found that the tan came off super-even and didn’t streak at all – all in all; a seriously impressive buy for the price of your takeaway latte!