OKAY GUYS. I found it. A self tanner that doesn't smell like shit OR make your skin break out. I have been using St.Tropez Self Tan Luxe Facial Oil for about 2-3 weeks now and if anything I have noticed an improvement in my skin. I have tried probably over 20 different tanning products on my face and without a doubt, I always end up looking too dark or break out 24 hours later. I blogged about my favorite self tanner here, but that one is really only good for your body. I do use it on my face from time to time, but it really is not good for people with sensitive skin like myself.
Anyways, back to St.Tropez. I was a little hesitant to buy this since I am not really a huge fan of any other St.Tropez tanning products. What sold me was the fact that it didn't smell like tanning lotion, and I also had a $30 gift care to Sephora. Needless to say its been the best $35 dollars I have spent this year so far. I put the oil on my face in place of my moisturizer at night, and in the morning I wake up with a slightly tanner complexion (not too noticeable) and smoother skin. I initially planned for this oil to make me break out at some point however it has not and I have used it pretty much every night for two weeks now. The oil has a strong scent of lemongrass when you initially put it on, and it slowly fades as it dries. I usually wait 5 or 10 minutes before hopping into bed, however it dries almost instantaneously (another win in my book since I really hate when tanning lotion gives that sticky feeling on your face.)
Needless to say, this is my new favorite tanning product and I still have a little more than half the bottle left even though I have been using it for around 3 weeks. One other thing to note is that on the box is says to use 2-3 drops of the oil...which did not even cover my face. I use and entire squeeze of the dropper and if I feel that I didn't get enough on my neck, I will add more. Since this doesn't give you a DRASTIC tan, you can be generous with it!