Love this!!!! I think it smells amazing, not like a fake tan at all. It dries almost instantly and is not greasy, which is the problem I've been having with a lot of gradual tanners they take forever to dry and start to irritate my skin. The colour is like a honey bronze after the 1st application, and does get alot darker after the 2nd so be careful of your hands and feet as they can sometimes go patchy. All in all I'm impressed especially for the price. It's definitely worth a try. X
I am surprised this doesn't have a higher review score. I really like this gradual bronzer. I am quite the fake tan buff and have tried many of the brands on the market - but palmers is one that I have stuck with.
Why do I like it: It gives a decent depth of colour (which many others don't) and looks natural, not too yellow/orange. It goes on very smoothly, is easy to rub in and doesn't come out streaky. The cocoa butter in the formula gives it good moisturizing properties too - it doesn't dry my skin out like typical fake tan does.
I use this on its own, or sometimes mixed with a regular tanner if I want to be a little darker.
The only (slight) downside is the smell - it's very chocolatey. So chocolatey that once I was wearing it at the hair salon, and my hairdresser was going crazy trying to figure out who was eating a chocolate muffin. After a while, we figured out that the smell was me!
Overall, I still love this stuff and I have lost count of how many bottles I have used. I will definitely keep repurchasing.
My favourite gradual tanning product. Of the gradual tanners I have also used Dove and Johnson & Johnson, but the Palmers is my favourite.
Love the pump, the smell is fine and the tan is nice and natural.
I reaally like this tanner especially the smell which reminds me of a caramel fudge sundae <3. The only thing wrong with this is that it gave me streaks and patches on feet/lower leg area. I was really annoyed because one of the advantages of gradual tanners is that it doesn't streak.
This is my HG fake tan. It gives me a very natural glow which is not orange at all. It's very even but tends to be darker on dry areas like ankles and feet. I also have some trouble blending it into my wrists - since it's clear like a lotion, you can't see where you've put it. Sometimes I end up with it looking a bit ridiculous in the wrist area, other times it looks natural.
I only need one application to get a nice tan. With two applications I get a very dark tan.
The lasting power depends on the season for me. In summer it fades on the third day. In winter, it stays for an entire week.
Before application, exfoliate and shave. I recommend getting dressed before you apply this as it can take a while to dry and you don't want to end up messing it up!!
It has a very warm, chocolate-y scent which I like but my family doesn't... haha. Since you will probably be applying this before bed, the smell will stay with you until your shower in the morning.
I'm extremely pale without this and I mean dead body vampire kind of pale.
At first i bought this product and used it all over my body on first use, i noticed it starting to go patchy on my chest and arms within a few days so i stopped using it. I have again starting using it recently but just on my legs and i love it! The smell is quite strong and wont be too everyones liking but i really don't mind it at all. I apply the mousturiser 2 nights in a row and then it is a lovely brown colour i want. This colour stays on for a week without going patchy and then it needs exfoliating off and doing again. You can even still shave your legs while its on and it doesn't come off! I love this product and at only £3.50 at asda its a bargain.
Love this product, I don't tan during the summer, I go red, and burn :( and I got sick of it so I started trying out gradual tanners, I tried out Dove, L'Oreal ect, But so far this has been the best, It hasn't broken me out and is totally okay to use on the face. The bottle is brilliant and the price is fair!
Although the one downfall would be the smell. If you Really hate over sweet, artificial chocolaty/Biscuity smells, I wouldn't recommend this for you. It took me a while to get used to it, but once I did I didn't notice the smell so much :)
However, to make sure you are using this product correctly I would recommend you follow these steps :
1. Make sure you exfoliate ALL OVER before you apply
2. Rub the product in very well
3. After applying wait at least 20 minuets before getting dressed! (Trust me)
4. Apply a moustriser on elbows, ancles and knee's
5. Finally, Wash hands!!
Bought this for an upcoming holiday because I don't like to risk my skin in the sun and was really pleasantly surprised at my results!
It feels nice when you rub it on, and you just leave it overnight and you have a really lovely even tan (if you applied it correctly) I would advise taking the same preparation steps as a spray tan before applying any self tan moisturizer. Dont shave your legs before hand and make sure you are exfoliated.
I woke up with a really lovely (and not yellow and fake looking) real tan. It was about two shades darker than my natural skin which is perfect, and buildable to darken if you need it.
Only complaint is the smell. I've read it's supposed to smell like chocolate. It doesnt.
It's a sort of awkward chocolate caramel chemical mix that I didn't like, BUT the results are worth dealing with it overnight and washing the smell (and not the tan - yay!) right off in the morning.
It has also lasted a long time on me. I tested this about 4 or 5 days ago and my tan is still there! Awesome product, definitely recommend!
Definitely recommend for Pale skin and fake tan haters. I put this on before I go to bed. In the morning I wake up with an even golden tan that looks natural. It is very easy to apply and you can apply it anywhere - I actually used it on my face when I ran out of my gradual facial tan and it gave me a healthy glow without irritating my face. This product smells good however it does smell strongly of cocoa butter once developed but once I shower, the smell is gone. The bottle lasts a long time and it also contains Vitamin E - it makes me feel as if i'm doing my skin a favor! I trust Palmer's - a great brand with quality products. Love It!
I really like this tanner! It is buildable so that if you want a darker tan, you can for instance put it on two nights in a row (I put my on at night, before bed) or you can just put it on one night once a week. For me, this is enough. I get a great tan, without looking orange. It also holds for a long time, so if you are someone who showers often, and you are afraid that the tan will disappear because of this, you really don't need to worry about that. There is a certain smell to it, but that pretty much goes for all selftanners. I just shower in the morning, and the smell goes away. Also, I haven't expirienced any discoloring on either my clothes or bedsheets, wich is a good thing. All in all, I'm pretty pleased with this product.