I have used the 'Fair to Medium' gradual tanning lotion. Initially, I was skeptical about this product as so many gradual tanners I have used have smelled too strongly like tanner or left unwanted streaks on my skin. However, I have been really surprised about this product and now use it most days! The tan isn't instant, but will gradually develop. I have found the following pros and cons:
- Nice smell (smells like apricots) - allowing you to put it on in the morning and to go about your day.
- Leaves skin genuinely soft and moisturised, with moisture lasting all day.
- Gives the skin a nice glow and gentle tan with a couple of applications.
- The lotion itself is light to apply and absorbs into the skin.
- A very, very faint tanning smell (although I think it smells more pleasant)
- Some faint streaking if not applied consistently (but fine if you take care)
- The Fair/Medium is good for fair skin or everyday use but those looking for a darker tan may want to try the next shade up or two applications in a day.
Not quite sold on this product. I used the medium/dark version of this everyday for two weeks. I found that it deposited some colour, however was a little patchy and left some streaking as well colour on the palms. In terms of darkness, after two weeks I was one shade darker and the colour was bronzed and luckily not orange. I switched to using this every third day which evened out the streaking a lot, as I think this happened due to too much product buildup even though I use an exfoliating MIT daily.
The texture is a thickish which has a beautiful bronze sheen to it; I found it moderately moisturizing (I prefer creams to lotion) and as I was using it in winter, my skin just needed a tad more moisture.
The scent is pleasant, not overpowering and without any fake tan smell.
The packaging is practical, not leaks or spills. A bottle of this is cheap and will last a long time.
I'm giving it a 3/5 since I'm not going to re-purchase though not because there is anything wrong with the product itself. I think it does its job well but personally I prefer a twice monthly fake tan application to get the colour I like and then using a more moisturizing cream to keep my skin soft and hydrated.
TIPS: avoid prolonged daily use as the product WILL build up like normal fake tan. Every few days works best.
I love this product! I live in a cold climate and hardly see sun I don't usually like to all over fake tan so I use this on my leafs and arms every second day and it just has the most natural bronze glow, it's not orange or too dark and have never had streaks-just remember to wash in between your fingers have had a few stains that way:) smell also isn't too bad for fake tan and it does hydrate your skin.
I adore a great gradual tanning moisturiser and this is one of the best. This moisturises and nourishes skin beautifully and provides a natural looking golden subtle tan that is buildable and gives skin a healthy glow. I can't believe the amazing results for such a low price, a gorgeous tan with moisturised skin all for under $10. I love the addition of chamomile to soothe and hydrate skin and the sun kissed glow that looks like I have been on a lovely holiday. This is another garner winner for me, great product, great price, so easy to use, it glides on beautifully and sinks in immediately without any greasy residue. The scent is lovely too, subtle and pretty and the colour lasts really well and does not stain clothes, a big bonus. I love this product, so much cheaper and easier than a spray tan, I will continue to buy this and highly recommend it, a magic product
Affordable RADIANCE in a bottle! This little wonder saves me so much time each morning, as it doubles as a moisturiser and is light and non-greasy. Chamomile and Apricot extract lock in hydration, leaving my skin feeling soft and supple. I prefer to use the Fair to Medium skin variety as it builds up subtly and gives me a natural looking tan... minus any streaks! I simply exfoliate and re-apply whenever tan needs refreshing. Ever since I began using this product I have been getting many compliments on my GLOW!
This is a genius in a bottle. Not to mention the price is fabulous but the results are to die for. It's not too oily against my skin but has a perfect texture. I love having this in the summer when I can't tan properly because I turn into a tomato so I just turn to this because it's good for my skin and provides that beautiful bronze finish. In winter I always look like a polar bear and I use this so I look like I just came back from Hawaii or something. It nourishes your skin, gives you your desired colour and comes at a nice affordable price.
As someone who is naturally quite pale, I tend to stay out of the sun to avoid harmful rays and sun damage. It's because of this that if I want a to look like a bronzed goddess, I have to rely on fake tanners and in turn, products like this to extend it for as long as possible.
I originally bought this product and used it as a gradual tanner, but wasn't overly sold on the colour it developed into. I then had the idea of using it as a tan extender and it worked perfectly. It keeps my skin moisturised while keeping my skin looking bronzed without it being streaky or patchy.
The formula is incredibly lightweight and the scent is quite pleasant and no overpowering as other self tanners can be. As the product isn't very thick and glides on brilliantly, you don't require a huge amount which makes this already affordable product even more affordable.
- Fades evenly
- Pleasant scent
- Need to wash hands thoroughly after use as can stain hands
TRY THIS PRODUCT NOW!!!
This is the most brilliant product.We all know that we can't tan in the sun,which leaves us the "tan from a bottle" as our only option.A tan makes you feel healthy,alive,sexy and thinner...all huge pluses,but not at the expense of our skin (or lives).
Garnier is a brand i love (skin / hair / body / face / hands,most of the products for all these areas are fantastic),so i tried this ages ago...and have deleted one other brand because of it.Body Summer Moisturising Lotion is a non greasy,rich moisturiser that subtly,yet effectively gives a golden,believable colour that lasts for days....and you decide how dark you want to be (apply daily to build colour or apply once for a slight golden hue).As a moisturiser,it is typical Garnier...rich,non greasy and long lasting (all day softness),with a gorgeous scent...the addition of a gradual self tan makes this a must have year round,and the bottle is large enough to last ages (at a price that beats a spray tan hands down....plus no appointment needed).This comes in two variants (fair / medium,medium / dark),so no matter your skin colour,you will find a great match.A must have.TIP:Mix a little with your normal moisturiser to achieve a subtle,gradual kiss of colour.