This body scrub replaces St. Tropez’s former Body Polisher. Unfortunately, the previous version had a better formula because it did not contain fragrance chemicals known to cause irritation, although it did contain fragrance. The updated version also is less moisturizing, but it remains a reliable, fairly gentle body scrub that’s best for normal to oily skin.
As mentioned, the fragrance chemicals can irritate skin; however, because this is a rinse-off product, the risk is low provided you rinse thoroughly. Leaving these fragrance chemicals on your skin can lead to dryness, break down collagen, and impair your skin’s healing process.
Smoother, softer skin is our top tip for a natural looking tan. Our body polish, specially formulated for a gentle action, will help to lightly remove tired skin cells, making the skin ready for perfect tanning. Created by St. Tropez, the tanning experts, you trust to get it right. So whatever your skin type it’s easy to use for the most natural looking, ultimate tan.
Water, Polyethylene, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Acrylates Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Peg 100 Stearate Se , Panthenol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Allantoin, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Butylene Glycol, Mica, Silica, Aminomethyl Propanol, Fragrance, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide
St. Tropez (pronounced "Saint Tro-pay") claims first and foremost to be all about getting a safe, sexy tan from self-tanners, but loading up your skin with fragrance that causes irritation runs a close second!
It isn't often that we rate self-tanning products poorly; after all, the vast majority of them use the same one or two ingredients (dihydroxyacetone and/or erythrulose) to turn your skin tan. And, most of them are formulated in pleasant, although basic, lotion, cream, gel, or liquid (aerosol) bases to make application smooth. Generally, the formulations of self-tanning products are a minor detail; much more important is your technique in applying it.
We rate almost all of St. Tropez's self-tanning options poorly because they contain numerous fragrance chemicals known to cause irritation. Examples of such ingredients are eugenol, citral, linalool, and limonene.
If a leave-on product contains only one or two of these fragrance chemicals and only low amounts, it's not a deal-breaker for your skin, but when several of them are present, even in low amounts, the combination can add up to an incredibly irritating product that hurts your skin.
What kind of hurt? Daily, chronic irritation from the litany of fragrance chemicals in these St. Tropez products can damage healthy collagen production, lead to or worsen dryness, and impair your skin's ability to heal (Sources: Inflammation Research, December 2008, pages 558–563; Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2008, pages 124–135 and November-December 2000, pages 358–371; Journal of Investigative Dermatology, April 2008, pages 15–19; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2008, pages 78–82; Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, January 2007, pages 92–105; and British Journal of Dermatology, December 2005, pages S13–S22.)
Given that this group of products is unusually expensive and that it puts your skin at risk of irritation: Why bother? Besides, there are hundreds of self-tanners and bronzers that do not contain these problematic ingredients—so you can enjoy a sunless tan knowing that you're continuing to take the best possible care of your skin!
For more information about St. Tropez, call (800) 366-6383 or visit www.sttropeztan.com.