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St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Tan Applicator Mitt

What it is:A soft, washable mitt for applying self-tanning products.What it does:This mitt ensures an even, streak-free application of St. Tropez Mousse and Spray products and protects the palms from staining.What else you need to know:Made from: 88% Polyester, 5% Nylon, and 7% Polyurethane.
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Questions & Answers for St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Tan Applicator Mitt

Question
Do you need 1 or 2 mitts?
I normally put on sunless tanner with both hands. Should I buy 2 of these mitts then? Or do most people get just one? Also, is it difficult to apply since the glove doesn't have any fingers?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
tdoll777
(Ontario, Canada)
on Tan Applicator Mitt
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
I only use one mitt when applying the mousse (it's easy to switch between hands). But I would recommend buying a couple of them if you're going to be using it often because they are cheap and fall apart after several uses.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
zbog
(Pasadena, CA)
answer 2
I bought two to have one extra in case (if one is wet after I've washed it). But you don't need one for each hand. As long as you apply in a well lit area, you'll only need one hand since the mitt spreads the mousse so evenly. Never tried the mitt with any lotions...
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Bordentown, NJ)
answer 3
No I just have one mit. It makes the application SO easy and clean.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
lilliclaire
(New York, New York)
answer 4
You really one need one mitt per application because you can switch the mitt from hand to hand when you need to. The mitten style (as opposed to gloves) makes it really easy to smooth the lotion (or mousse, I would suppose) on your body. The mitt doesn't slip around on your hand. I bought two mitts just in case one is still wet (from cleaning) when I want to tan again with a dry mitt. They're inexpensive so I believe my investment in two mitts was a good one.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Jenison, MI)
answer 5
easier to apply with the mitt than latex gloves. once you have the mitt you can do a comparison by using the glove for one leg and the mitt for the other you will see the difference, i reccommend buying 2.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
neutral
(new rochelle, NY)
answer 6
I just use one.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
cajd
(AZ)
answer 7
I only use one mitt and it works great. I just switch it to my other hand when I need to. It is also very easy to use without fingers in the mitt. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
heatherhd
(St. Helen, MI)
answer 8
You just need one mitt.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
cynloucyn
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 9
Interesting question! I use both of my hands as well but I found that just switching the glove to the opposite hand wasn't as hard as it seems. For $6 it wouldn't hurt to get another one and I am waffling over if I should get another myself!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
Katiebella0x
(Boston, MA)
answer 10
One will do. Two would probably be hard to work with. You will put it on your dominant hand and maybe switch it over when you do hard to reach places on your back. It is not hard to use or clumsy without fingers. I thought the same thing- that it would be like wearing an over mitt -but it is not. It's hard to explain but when you use it you will wonder how you functioned without it.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
jeliny
(Houston, Texas)
answer 11
I did fine with just one mitt and I usually use two hands, also. And no, it isn't difficult at all!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(St Louis, MO)
answer 12
Most people use one,I do as well.The first time I used the mitt,it was sliding off my hand,my trick is to pinch it between my thumb and pointer finger.Now I love it and wont be with out it.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
bebat
(central,florida)
Question
Is this sold in stores?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(New York)
on Tan Applicator Mitt
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've purchased this mitt at two different stores, but maybe it isn't available everywhere.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
ajallday
(WA)
answer 2
Yes I bought this mitt in store.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
aliealie
(Montreal, QC)
answer 3
I have not found these in any stores to date. Worth ordering a few and having them.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
pandy21
(novato, ca)
answer 4
Yes. I found it at my local (Fresno CA) store
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
balison
(Fresno, CA)
answer 5
I found this in the Ventura Sephora for 8 bucks. Call around and you most likely will find a shop that carries it.
answered 3 years ago
seaglitter
(Central Coast)
answer 6
Yes! Call ahead to check though. Some stores are simply sold out!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
mqs7524
(NJ)
answer 7
Yes! I purchased mine at my local Sephora.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
lilliclaire
(New York, New York)
answer 8
i purchased the mitt at my local store. call first
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
neutral
(new rochelle, NY)
answer 9
We have them at my store! I would definitely give your local store a call!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
stephensephora
(Tampa, FL)
answer 10
I haven't seen it in stores and I advise calling the store beforehand. :)
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
Katiebella0x
(Boston, MA)
answer 11
Sorry, but this product is only sold online.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
juicycouturegal
(Parsippany, NJ)
answer 12
The St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Tan Applicator Mitt is an online only product and is not sold in our Sephora stores.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Do you need the mit for the tanning lotion or just the mousse?
I use self tanner all the time and always use my hands... generally no stains so I'm wondering if I purchase the St, Tropez tanning lotion do I still need to use the mitt or is it only for the mousse?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
xoangie
(Chicago, IL)
on Tan Applicator Mitt
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would use the mitt with the lotion. I have both the St. Tropez mousse and lotion and they left my palms colored before I tried the mitt. It also makes the application quicker.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
iheartfashion
(Plainsboro, NJ)
answer 2
I use it to apply ALL types of self tanner; cream, mousse, gel, etc. Even daily moisturizer with self tanner. I just like the results I get over straight hand application.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
lyn28
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 3
i use the mitt for the mousse and i wear plastic gloves for the lotion. Your might be able to use the mitt for the lotion as the "smoother" at the end, but i wouldn't use it to apply
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
meechelle
(Chico, CA)
answer 4
I only have experience using the mousse and I like the mitt. The mousse will stain your hands if you don't use it. I feel it also allows you to use less product and sweep it on evenly.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
falbeam
(Wethersfield, CT)
answer 5
St tropez does stain your hands and nails. The mitt makes application so mug smoother and quicker. Even application with less work. Mitt is a mut in my opinion. I tried it once without it but a lot of reapplication to even it out and my hands were pretty stained from it. I had to scrub Whig in turn splashed water onto my forearms which lead to reapplication to even out. Mitt makes it easier
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
courtneygale11
(Tehachapi)
answer 6
I use it for the gradual tanner lotion and it works wonderfully.
answered 3 years ago
hancdorsey
(Penfield, IL)
answer 7
You don't need the mitt - it just helps apply the self tanner seamlessly and keep your hands from getting all black from the lotion.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
lindsay385
(Arlington, VA)
answer 8
I use the mitt for the St. Tropez tanning lotion. The lotion goes on really dark, so I'm thinking you would want to protect your palms.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Jenison, MI)
answer 9
The mitt is a must to save your hands. I expected some soak through, but there was none.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
cajd
(AZ)
answer 10
It's only for the mousse and spray products.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
Katiebella0x
(Boston, MA)
answer 11
I use a spray tan. I spray it on and blend. I apply gels directly to the mit.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
29forever
(Rangely, CO)
Question
Spongy or soft?
I've been trying to find something comparable to this mitt because it is never in stock at my Sephora and I cannot wait for shipping, nor do I want to pay for shipping that is almost as much as this mitt. Is the mitt itself like a spongy material or is it more microfibery? I really hope this makes sense.
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
loraclove
on Tan Applicator Mitt
11 answers
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answer 1
More spongy.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
alessexi
(New York, NY)
answer 2
THIN SPONGE,BUT THE LINER IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
MSSHOPALOT
(MEADVILLE PA)
answer 3
It is a spongy material about 1/8" thick on the palm side. The sponge is soft and not too much and it slides over skin very nicely.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
RosyQ
(Houston, TX)
answer 4
It's spongy
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
shinythings
(Portland, OR)
answer 5
Get the whole kit with the mit included. It's a good value. I think it's about $50 so that will give you the free shipping. It's worth it.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Italia187
(Florida)
answer 6
It feels more like a thin sponge to me.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
playingfavorite
(St Louis, MO)
answer 7
the texture is like a soft sponge... doesnt irritate skin at all
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
KGrove21
(Grand Forks ND)
answer 8
the mitt is spongy. I buy three or four or five at a time and always have one on hand and reorder when I open my last one.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
rbstorm
(Chatsworth, CA)
answer 9
It is thin, very fine foam, so it is cushiony but smooth. Hope that makes sense! There is a plastic backing on the foam to protect hands because it is quite absorbent and would soak through. This does delaminate after a number of uses and eventually makes the mitt hard to control, I ended up for awhile ripping the plastic away and using a surgical glove on my hand under the mitt - that was o.k. too, but I really prefer it in its whole condition.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
busybrain
(Minnesota)
answer 10
kind of both. its on the thin side
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
tmeu
(South Lyon MI)
answer 11
Thin sponge. Not microfiber.
answered 2 years ago
Tiff1234
Question
How do you clean it?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Toronto, ON)
on Tan Applicator Mitt
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use dish soap and let it air dry. Works great.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
shinythings
(Portland, OR)
answer 2
After applying the tanning lotion, I simply pump some of my hand soap I keep next to my sink into the palm of the mitt, squish it around to foam, and then rinse it out. Because I do it immediately, the mitt comes completely clean, leaving no trace of the dark tanning lotion. I stick it over top of one of the handles on my tub to air dry overnight.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
playingfavorite
(St Louis, MO)
answer 3
Soap and water works great! I just rinse it until the water runs clear. I leave it out and let it dry overnight so it doesn't start growing bacteria.

Good luck!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
EmmaMelissa
(Annapolis Maryland)
answer 4
I just rinse my mitt under warm water with a little dab of hand soap on it. Seems to clean it well. Since its so light pink it is a little dingy looking but smells and works fine!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
KGrove21
(Grand Forks ND)
answer 5
Warm water and a gentle hand soap then air dry! I typically use soap like BBW foaming hand soap and it does wonders!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Cestxbon
(Wichita, KS)
answer 6
The label says to soak and rinse in warm soapy water.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
sari2251
(East Lansing, MI)
answer 7
I wash my mitt with any soap I have on my counter in the bathroom. Sometimes facial soap and sometimes just a liquid hand soap. I put it over my pump of faux tan to dry after I wash it.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
rbstorm
(Chatsworth, CA)
answer 8
I use a bit of body wash or hand soap, with water, fold it in half and scrub together under a sink. Usually takes a couple minutes to get all the mousse out.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
eureka3
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 9
Just hand soap will work, or you can use the St. Topez tan remover (great stuff, by the way, and a little goes a long way!). I squeeze mine out gently, pat somewhat dry with paper towel, and put up on a bottle to dry.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
busybrain
(Minnesota)
answer 10
i just cleaned mine with a little soapy water and squeezed it out then let it air dry.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
tmeu
(South Lyon MI)
answer 11
just a drop of antibacterial soap and water, rinse well the glove drys in a couple of minutes...
answered 2 years ago
mags888
(Staten Island, NY)
Question
Do you use this on your face?
I've read reviews on the mitt and the product but I haven't seen anything about if it's used on your face. Or maybe a sponge applicator is better for the face. Any advice would be great!
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
kellabel
(East Haven, CT)
on Tan Applicator Mitt
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I just exfoliate really well and use very little on my face and neck. Usually with the mit after I've finished my arms with what's left over on the mit. Don't use much and it works great!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Bobbieswinney
(Hattiesburg, MS)
answer 2
I do not use this on my face. I feel like it's more for the body.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
JennCamp
(Raleigh NC)
answer 3
The mitt works perfectly fine on your face. Just make sure you buff in the product in circles and to get all the way up to your hair line and to get any spots if your head you will be able to see if you have your hair up in a ponytail or something.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
cosmoqueen96
(Texas)
answer 4
Yes I use it on my face. No problem!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
RosyQ
answer 5
Since the face is a smaller area I usually just mix the tanning lotion with a little moisturizer and apply it using clean fingers and wash them quickly afterwards. However, if you really dont want to use your hands a cotton ball works okay. I don't like using the mitt on my face because its been all over my body. Even if its clean, I still don't want to risk it.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
rendeexoxo
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 6
I used this on my face with out any issues.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
shortyk21
(Columbus, Ohio)
answer 7
I've used this on my face, with decent results, but I'd definitely recommend using a makeup sponge instead!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
ajallday
(WA)
answer 8
No, I do not use this on my face. I go all the way up to my neck. My make-up matches/ blends with the tan. FYI some of my tan is natural, some i'll use one of the self tanners just to get that glow when I haven't been outside at all. If you don't wear make-up use a spray on for the face.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Italia187
(Florida)
answer 9
Yes, I use the mitt to apply to my face as well. I avoid applying under the eyes, but otherwise I apply all over the face, along the hairline, ears, and even behind my neck to ensure a natural, all-over tan.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
playingfavorite
(St Louis, MO)
answer 10
I have used it on my face, I just put a small dab of the self tanner and then rub it on my face... i make sure to be super careful on watching were the product goes so i dont miss any spots.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
KGrove21
(Grand Forks ND)
answer 11
Honestly, mitts and sponges just streaked on my face... I actually just used my hands then IMMEDIATELY washed the,. It turned out perfectly fine and even. Good luck! :)
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
KittyKatke
(Irvine, California)
Question
Why doesn't my mitt open?
I purcahsed St. Tropez bronzing mousse and mitt. I was unhappy when I opended my mitt to find that it does not open so I can not place my hand inside to make it an easy application. Is it supose to be like this or did I just get a bad one?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
crissey
(La Crescent, MN)
on Tan Applicator Mitt
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
Your mitt sounds defective. Mine has an opening across the bottom.
answered 3 months ago
CherBear
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 2
You definitely got a bad one. The (very) thin black slip is supposed to pull away from the spongy part.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Cobby
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
I had the same problem - very annoying. Difficult to use without an opening. I thought I was going crazy trying to find the opening.
answered 6 months ago
taramarielu
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 4
it comes like that! you can just rip open the side where your hand goes
answered 7 months ago
xsarka
(Ontario, CA)
answer 5
you are supossed to be able to put your hand inside. it should definitely open.
answered 9 months ago
brical
(monmouth beach, NJ)
answer 6
Mine was like that before. Look at the bottom of the flat part and you should be able to peel it open. You can def put your hand in there and I think it sometimes gets sealed because of poor factory construction.
answered 1 year ago
hiltonsafari
(Dallas, TX)
answer 7
It is hard to get apart but will open. It took me many tries but I finally got it apart. I thought I had a bad one too.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
gwtwbon
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 8
It sounds as though you received a defective mitt! We suggest visiting your local Sephora to exchange it for a new one. Thanks!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 9
You must have a defective mitt.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
lucyliz
(Portland, OR)
Question
any thing comparable to this mitt?
Is there anything out there that will work while I am waiting for the mitt to be back in stock?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
beauty4cutie
(FL)
on Tan Applicator Mitt
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I tried looking for something comparable and i couldnt find anything. This is a very inexpensive tool that helps you get the best out of the St Tropez self tanning lotion.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
KGrove21
(Grand Forks ND)
answer 2
I prefer using latex gloves, like the ones that come in boxed hair color kits.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
answer 3
I have used regular gloves but they don't smooth it as well
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
balison
(Fresno, CA)
answer 4
i read online about foam paint brushes from a hardware store. rinse and dry them fully prior to use
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
neutral
(new rochelle, NY)
answer 5
It's back in stock! I honestly haven't found anything comparable to this mitt. Thankfully it is now available.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
Katiebella0x
(Boston, MA)
answer 6
Yes,before I got this I used a short,thick,big kabuki make up brush,also I use BE sunless tanner.I put it right onto the brush and then blend on my skin,this method takes longer than the mitt does.Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
bebat
(central,florida)
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