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.
i have really pale skin and have tried sooo many tanning product from drugstore brands to top brand names from sprays to mousse to lotion. Palmers gradual tan is definatly in my top 5 it smells great leaves my skin soft and doesnt streak also my skin is sensitive and it doesnt irritate my skin which is a big plus
Love this! makes your skin soft, smells great and if I put it on before bed I wake up with an amazing, even tan, have ditched my fake tan for this!
I consider myself a fake tan expert, using fake tans for about 30 years now. I've seen many of them come and go! I made a conscious decision to try this gradual tanner because I like Palmers products and I like the cocoa butter smell. However, I used this product once and will never, ever use it again due to the smell. Even though it cost me €8, and that was on special, and I hate to waste money - I couldn't bear to be subjected to that disgusting smell again. It was nice when I put it on - it smells strongly like chocolate, but it's quite over powering. Once, years ago, when I put a Yardley fake tan on at night, my husband left our bedroom for the spare room - it had macadamia or something like than in it. Well, I don't know how he stayed with me the night I put this product on, because I felt like getting up in the middle of the night and showering it off because it made me so nauseous. Yuck! I will never buy again and would never recommend this product to anyone.
I love love love this!!! I first bought largest bottle for something like $12 which is incredibly cheap considering how much product you get. It smells like chocolate with a hint of vanilla. It is easy to apply however you must apply everywhere evenly or you will end up with lines Iike I have before. Over application can make me turn orange sometimes so I do a coat a day for 2-3 days and it's perfect. I put it all over me at night (it take a while to dry) and when I wake up in the morning there is a significant difference. A truly fantastic product although it takes a little time to apply and dry, it's so worth it for the result.
After reading numerous fake tan reviews this one seemed to get the best. I am no expert at applying fake tans so this did come out a bit patchy but that was my fault. It was a nice golden colour however it was difficult to get off and I smelt like a biscuit for about a week.
I have naturally tan / olive skin, but I'd been looking a tad pale recently so I bought this to brighten my skin up. To make sure it turned a good colour, I put this only on my legs, right before bed. The next morning, my legs were a nice golden colour, although my feet looked a little too dark and patchy, so be careful around that area! Unfortunately, I'd also forgotten to wash my hands, so they turned orange - not best attractive. I literally tried everything to scrub it off, but succeeded in only lightening it slightly (using toothpaste and exfoliating gloves). Guess I'll have to wait for it to fade. So my advice is to be careful when applying to the hands, feet and other problem areas, because it's really hard to get off! I'm planning on using this on the rest of my body today, so I hope I don't go orange. Other cons are the smell - it smells delicious going on, but if you apply too much you get a faint, biscuity smell but it's not too bad or noticeable. On the upside, it comes out a nice colour if you get the application right and the bottle is big with a nice pump, and it's not at all expensive. As a first time tanner, I feel inclined to believe that this is a good product that I used wrong, so for that reason I would recommend and use it again. :)
I LOVE this fake tan. I'm pretty pale (especially because i'm just coming out of winter) and just one coat of this gives me a nice natural healthy-looking bronze glow. My friends couldn't believe it was fake when i told them. It also develops really fast. I exfoliate, moisturise then apply the tan before i go to bed and the next morning you can already see it. I've tried Johnsons and Nivea and neither of these worked this fast. The consistency is really good and you don't have to wait forever for it to dry before getting dressed. I've had no streaking at all, just make sure you rub it in really well before it soaks in too much. It does have that fake tan smell but it's not as strong as other gradual/normal tanners. I think the cocoa butter helps it a bit.
Amazing product and very affordable. I'll def be repurchasing when my bottle runs out!